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Today's Opinions

  • Mind canines in summer temperatures

    To the editor:

    When it is 70 degrees outside, the temperature inside your car will spike to 89 degrees in just 10 minutes and 104 degrees in one half hour. Imagine sitting in a car with a fur coat on in these temperatures. Never leave your dog unattended in a parked car during the summer months. Even if you park in the shade with your windows cracked open, the internal temperature of your car can heat up in no time at all, putting your dog at serious risk for heat stroke and death. Cars can rapidly reach life-threatening temperatures, even on mild days.

  • Summer heat nothing to swoon at, but sometimes it happens

    Look at me, celebrating the Fourth of July and sunshine in Sunset Beach in red, white and blue just one day after our first (and we hope last) 2014 summer storm, aka Hurricane Arthur, blew up the Carolinas coast.

    Look at me, with my new smartphone pedometer app sauntering up Sunset Beach for a three-mile walk on one of the prettiest beaches God, with a little help from the Gores, ever invented.

  • When is the county’s 250th anniversary party?

    So I hear it’s Brunswick County’s 250th anniversary.

    Well I didn’t hear it but I did read about it — in the Wilmington paper. They seem very excited about Brunswick County’s anniversary over there in New Hanover County.

    I think they think they are going to get cake.

    And if they have enough influence, they will get to decide what flavor it will be.

    I’ve seen that move before, coming from a family with older siblings. That’s a classic move.

  • Carolinas Shores residents have options

    To the editor:

    Have all the residents of Carolina Shores really spoken their preferences about the recycle/convenience center? Certainly not! All of the opposition we are hearing is from a select group of cohorts, the same group that a few years ago banded together to remove Gere Dale as a commissioner.

  • Thank you, Sunset Beach Concert Series

    To the editor:

    Thank you, Sunset Beach Concert Series, for allowing local charities the opportunity to introduce concert attendees to local nonprofit organizations that work to make our community a better place.

  • USA is a nation 'under God'

    To the editor:

    John Trumbull’s painting, “Declaration of Independence,” represents our nation’s “road to rebellion” and the courageous stand against the tyranny of an unjust ruler, our eventual victory and the formation of this great country, the United States of America.

    No other time in history has the creator so clearly selected and placed such rare men of wisdom together for such a glorious cause: the beautiful words of our declaration divinely inspired.

  • Stop trashing golf community

    To the editor:

    After many years of neglect by the previous owner, the new owners and staff of Carolina Shores Golf Course are working hard to bring the course back to its former glory — and it is an uphill battle primarily because of golfers and the property owners.

  • Carolina Shores board acted properly

    To the editor:

    Say it ain’t so: We have yet another disgruntled ex-commissioner from the community of Carolina Shores. Sure didn’t take long for this one to turn to the dark side, especially since she was party to so many positive changes in the town during her tenure.