Today's Opinions

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week at the North Carolina General Assembly was unusual for what was happening both inside and outside the legislative buildings. Although I had only one meeting to attend, it seemed to take two days on the calendar.

  • Sunset Beach Town Council mistreats volunteers

    To the editor:

    Again, and still, Sunset Beach Town Council is in a “taking” mood. This time it is once again talking about privatizing Sunset at Sunset. This is our one and only town event, which was started by the town with citizen volunteers and a modicum of staff support. While surrounding towns are adding parks and events every year, we have a town council that is still questioning everything that is, or has been, done for its residents and tourists. Our town is a public embarrassment. Shame on you!

  • Shallotte and NCDOT: Stop making messes of town roads

    To the editor:

    OMG! What kind of mess is the town of Shallotte planning now? They are working with the North Carolina Department of Transportation to relocate the ABC store so they can re-align Wall Street with Shallotte Avenue.

    What a mess that is in the morning with all the buses and kids driving to school.

  • President must lead by example

    To the editor:

    I have just witnessed our president tout all the companies that have brought back jobs to America and given raises to their employees, along with “tremendous” bonuses.

    Where are the Trump family businesses in all this and how many jobs has he created or brought back to America? Knowing how he loves to tout his accomplishments, whether true or false, we hear nothing.

  • Town council must commit to Sunset at Sunset success

    To the editor:

    It is my understanding that a recommendation has resurfaced regarding the status of Sunset at Sunset. Removing the event from the town oversight is not accompanied by a definitive plan for the festival to be taken over by any other entity. Therefore, the festival would likely cease to exist.

  • Council should forever support Sunset at Sunset

    To the editor:

    There are certain things that make Sunset Beach the gem that it is: our beautiful beach, our community members, our smiling visitors, the great local stores, Sunset Beach Town Park, the Waterfront Market, the Old Bridge Museum and our town festival, Sunset at Sunset.

  • Sunset Beach should purge negativity

    To the editor:

    What is the matter with Sunset Beach Town Council? The Sunset at Sunset event is the envy of the surrounding towns in Brunswick County. The attendance every year demonstrates the desire for it to continue.

    Why would any one of you consider a proposal to transfer this entity from the town to some nonprofit that does not want it or is incapable of handling it? This is and should be a continued town event. The taxpayers here are proud of the ability of the community to put on such an event with very minimal town expense.

  • Keep Sunset at Sunset at its current site

    To the editor:

    I have been a vendor at Sunset at Sunset for three years now, having the same spot each year. Over the years, I have run into customers throughout town that look forward to seeing me again at the event. This is a town of Sunset Beach event where townspeople go to gather and celebrate the area on a beautiful fall day.

    Vendors rely on customers looking for them in a familiar location. Ingram Planetarium is such a location.

    Please keep Sunset at Sunset at its familiar and successful current location.

    Lindy Carmelengo