Today's Opinions

  • Others share county water safety concern

    To the editor:

    Teddy C. Altreuter wrote a letter published in the Oct. 26 edition about the safety of our drinking water. I share her concern.

    Upon returning to our home after being away, we noticed our dish drainboard had gray/brown stains. Also, the drip tray for our ice dispenser had yellow stains.

    We filled our guest bathtub with water before the last threat of a hurricane. It was never used, but there was a definite ring around the tub after we emptied it.

    Charlie Guido

    Carolina Shores

  • People Power seeks access to Iler, Rabon

    To the editor:

    I am writing on behalf of the People Power of Brunswick County’s concerned voters who have begun a campaign to be heard at town hall meetings by our state legislators, Rep. Frank Iler of Oak Island and Sen. Bill Rabon of Southport.

    We are calling, emailing and writing them to request meetings before the next legislative session. They are representing us! It is our constitutional right and their job to listen to us and answer our questions.

    Feel free to join our campaign.

    Denise Donnelly


  • Rabon doesn’t live up to oath

    To the editor:

    Voters in Brunswick County need to be aware state Sen. Bill Rabon is not living up to his oath of office to “endeavor to support, maintain and defend the Constitution of North Carolina.”

    He authored Senate Bill S698. This bill calls for all judgeships to be elected every two years. The constitution clearly states in Article IV Section 10 that District Court judges are elected for four years and Section 16 states that Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and Superior Court judges are elected for eight years.

  • Are we on the cusp of another ‘Great Awakening?’

    To the editor:

    Could we see another Great Awakening?

    William Wilberforce was a great Christian philanthropist and vigorous opponent of the slave trade in England during the early 1800s. He wrote: “My own solid hopes for the well-being of my country depend, not so much on her navies or armies, nor on the wisdom of her rulers, nor on the spirit of her people, as on the persuasion that she still contains many who love and obey the gospel of Christ. I believe that their prayers may yet prevail.”

  • Respect freedom — or lose it

    To the editor:

    Anyone who does anything to disrespect our country, our flag or our anthem does not understand the meaning of what they represent.

    They must not have been educated on our history — the real history of our country, good and bad. The flag of our country is the symbol of our military, men and women who fought, bled and died to keep us free and most of the world free.

  • Five years in, five to go to 'Who are you again?'

    I met Leland’s new tourism and marketing coordinator, Jackie Harlow, who joined the town staff in October, just last week.

    She said she had lived in Wilmington about 10 years before taking the new position and is considering a move across the bridge into Brunswick County to go with her new job.

    I appreciated what she was considering giving up, that she was, so very, very close to reaching the tipping point where she was no longer new to the area and could almost be considered a part of her community.

  • Beer, Willis, Yousey team makes most sense for H2GO

    Editor’s note: The writer is the wife of Brayton Willis, who is seeking election to the H2GO Board of Commissioners in the Nov. 7 municipal election.

    To the editor:

    Let’s not forget the initial reason H2GO pursued a reverse osmosis plant is because it wanted to quit buying water from Brunswick County and “get out from under the county’s thumb,” as was stated to me on more than one occasion.

  • Vote Beer, Yousey, Willis to H2GO board

    Editor’s note: The writer is seeking election to the H2GO Board of Commissioners in the Nov. 7 municipal election.

    To the editor:

    Bill Beer, Don Yousey and I have spent our careers in water treatment, engineering and public health. That is a combined 115 years of experience.

    Nothing is more important to us than providing access to clean and affordable water for all H2GO customers. That is why we seek the three available H2GO commissioner seats Nov. 7.