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Today's Opinions

  • County position on offshore drilling matters

    Editor’s note: The writer is a member of the Brunswick Environmental Action Team Board of Directors.

    To the editor:

    I am writing to address just one aspect of the offshore drilling debate: the position on this issue taken by coastal governors and U.S. senators. For this analysis, I consider the 15 East Coast states that have direct Atlantic coastline or are connected by a major sound or estuary and the three mainland West Coast states that have direct Pacific coastline.

  • Rip currents pose bigger risk than cabanas

    To the editor:

    A cabana, regardless of its size, is still a method to keep the sun off people. A Nissan Armada and Honda CR-V are SUVs with different characteristics but they share the attributes of an SUV. A child tent is for people who don’t want to drag around a cabana.

    From what we have observed, the only heavily populated areas are between Fifth and 31st streets on Sunset Beach during summer months.

  • ‘One person, one vote’

    To the editor:

    I am part of a restless breed

    Need someone who will read

    Poem I wrote

    Time devote

    Way to finish I want to lead.

    Must promote equality at voting box

    Somehow the system has to outfox

    Adjustments make

    Do destroy all fake

    And learn from school of hard knocks.

    James Thomas Horn

    Bolivia

  • Support skate parks for our community

    To the editor:

    On Feb. 5, Ocean Isle Beach will hold a public meeting to discuss new ideas for its park. This is a very informal meeting and the town is simply looking for fresh ideas.

  • Rotary raises funds for our area nonprofits

    To the editor:

    The Shallotte Rotary Club hosted its annual Las Vegas Night on Saturday, Jan. 27, at Planet Fun in Shallotte (next to Lowe’s Home Improvement) to raise money for nonprofits in Brunswick County.

    Hundreds of participants attended and were treated to a buffet dinner with carving stations followed by dessert. Each was invited to choose a door prize from jewelry, ceramics, hats and shirts, books, paintings, wall hangings, kitchen appliances, etc. Games were played all evening, followed by silent and live auctions.

  • Thank you, BEMC, ORCA for helping BFA

    To the editor:

    Brunswick Family Assistance would like to express its gratitude to Brunswick Electric Membership Corp. for its ongoing support of our mission through the Warm Homes, Warm Hearts program.

    Since November 2017, BEMC’s Warm Homes, Warm Hearts heating assistance program has contributed $27,000 to BFA. All funds donated through this program go directly to help eligible clients with heating and utility expenses.

  • Support your community while having fun

    If you didn’t make it to the Shallotte Rotary Club’s 13th annual Law Vegas Night this past Saturday night, you missed an entertaining evening.

    I’m not much for gambling, but I’m all for seeing lots of friendly faces and putting faces to the names of people I hadn’t met yet — like Perita Price of the Cedar Grove Improvement Association, with whom I’ve been exchanging emails since I’ve been at the Beacon — while helping a great cause.

  • I just can’t get 2017 to go away

    One of my sisters and her family, along with our parents, spent last weekend on a cruise ship.

    The timing couldn’t have been better for them as they were able to escape the second snowfall of the year to dump on Raleigh.

    And my parents got to trade in living on the coast of Florida for visiting an island off the coast of Florida for a few days.