Today's Opinions

  • Brunswick County leaders want to hear from residents

    To the editor:

    Brunswick County is in the process of formulating a new long-term strategic vision for our county’s future, and we need to hear from you.

  • Get respect by giving respect

    To the editor:

    Regarding your editorial in the Sept. 17 edition, “Release of footage would help strengthen our trust,” why you do not also counsel your readers to respect law enforcement officers by complying with police requests?

  • Support early childhood educators

    To the editor:

    For the past four years, Smart Start of Brunswick County has sponsored local child care educators to attend the National Smart Start Conference each spring in Greensboro. It provides professional development for early education leaders and gives participants from around the world the opportunity to access the latest research, learn new skills and share lessons learned.

  • Save our public school system

    To the editor:

  • All it takes is one good person

    By now, Pope Francis’ whirlwind visit to the United States has come to an end, but I for one hope the impact of it will linger.

  • ONDBEAT: Weekly coloring sessions soothe adult souls

    They’ve been showing up in droves, maxing out space at Hickmans Crossroads Library and lingering substantially longer than the official hour-long session.

    Coloring books and Crayolas aren’t just for kids anymore, as the library’s weekly adult coloring series has shown.

    Since launching Aug. 25 at the library on Calabash Road near Hickmans Crossroads, the Tuesday morning gatherings are attracting an array of non-children of assorted ages who love to color.

  • What to do when life is rough

    Before I launch into this week’s column, I want to recognize the driver who ran me off U.S. 17 while I was on my way to work last Thursday.

  • Thank you for CIS golf tournament

    To the editor:

    Communities In Schools of Brunswick County (CIS) would like to thank, with great appreciation, the Crow Creek Women’s and Men’s Golf Association for hosting the sixth annual Crow Creek Charity Golf Tournament.

    This year’s event was a huge success, with the association raising $24,000 to provide services to the schools in Brunswick County to keep children in school and prepare them for their future.

    Over the past six years, this fundraiser has raised more than $86,000 in support of CIS and the residents of the county.