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Today's Opinions

  • Let freedom ring

    Consider how life could be without the freedom we enjoy as Americans.

    We know citizens in North Korea, for example, live under a totalitarian regime that deliberately keeps them ignorant of world affairs. Many of us have read about Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, the pregnant woman sentenced to death in Sudanese court for renouncing Islam. Fewer of us may know that Buddhist extremists are driving Rohingya Muslims out of Myanmar with threats and acts of violence.

  • Film incentives help fuel tourism

    While Wilmington serves as the setting for most of the movie and television productions in North Carolina, several cross the New Hanover County border and make their way into our community.

  • Principal’s position a matter of principle

    All seems forgiven between West Brunswick High School Principal Brock Ahrens and Brunswick County Schools Superintendent Edward Pruden.

    Ahrens rescinded his resignation at Pruden’s request in a choreographed scene during commencement exercises Saturday, June 14, that bore little resemblance to the meeting before the West Brunswick High faculty and staff less than 24 hours earlier.

  • Public records laws must apply to charter schools

    Last month, a bill was introduced in the General Assembly to ensure public records laws that apply to the state’s public schools include charter schools.

    Last week, that proposed bill was altered in the Senate education committee to “remove the provision that the charter school and its board of directors are subject to public records and open meetings laws.”

  • Be smart on the beach

    We in Brunswick County pride ourselves on the tranquility of our beaches, which are the destinations of so many every summer. In fact, our tourism development authority’s marketing slogan touts our community as offering “more beach for your blanket.”

    The prospect of enjoying peace, calm and quiet along the shore is what draws most people to our area every season.

    And yet we are holding our collective breaths that this summer proves to be far less eventful than last when four people lost their lives in rip currents in less than 36 hours.

  • Stay safe on summer travels

    Memorial Day weekend has come and gone, and despite what the calendar shows, summer is under way in Brunswick County.

    That means balmy weather, lots of recreational activities and festivals for residents and vacationers — and the return of a huge increase in traffic on our roadways as visitors flock to our community.

    Careless and impaired drivers are hazards at any time of year, but odds are their numbers will increase exponentially based on the sheer number of motorists in our area at this time of year.

  • Stick with school schedule for a change

    What was intended to be an adjustment to improve student performance and maintain efficiency turned into a scheduling debacle for Brunswick County Schools for a third consecutive year.

  • Young graduates, prepare for adulthood

    On Friday, May 9, Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees Chairman John Jones likened life as a college graduate to riding the waves of the ocean.

    We think the same analogy applies to high school graduates, as students from West, North and South Brunswick high schools prepare for that transition this time next month.