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Today's Opinions

  • Officials should resolve to read our newspaper

    When I was going through Leadership Brunswick County, presenters told us about the goings-on in the organizations they represent. Without exception, every event and development they described had already been reported in the pages of this newspaper. As the editor, it made me proud to know our news team has its finger on the pulse of our community.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    It seemed as if we were in session the last four weeks in Raleigh, with committees meeting every few days. Since Thanksgiving, I have had meetings on transportation, education, river water quality and other environmental issues.

  • Where do Brunswick County’s homeless go in rainy, cold weather?

    The Rev. Donna Phelps

    Guest Columnist

    It’s raining and where do I go?

    This question came to mind today as I watched the rain pour down my windshield in the old Streetreach van. To be honest, the elements won’t be a walk in the park, but everyone has walked in the rain at some point. It’s natural. From the richest of the rich to the poorest of the poor, the rain lands on everyone’s head from time to time.

  • Seasonal sickness is a cruddy thing to deal with

    It started with a twinge, then the tickle of a noxious feather at the back of my throat.

    Like most people, I survived Thanksgiving without overdosing on turkey or hanging out with germy people. So I thought.

    But promptly on the following back-to-work Monday, everything started to change.

    I tried chasing the obnoxious thing with assorted liquids and Campbell’s Homestyle Chicken Noodle soup to no avail.

  • Thank you for Pet Education Program support

    To the editor:

  • ‘Me too’ crosses boundaries

    To the editor:

  • Better ways to improve Shallotte roads

    To the editor:

    The Dec. 14 edition shows the Wall Street realignment as a done deal, to start in 2018-20. I haven’t seen how much this will cost, but the Oct. 12 edition said to move the ABC store would cost $1.3 million. To realign Wall Street and Shallotte Avenue would undoubtedly run into the millions as well.

  • What is Christmas?

    To the editor:

    What is Christmas? To many, including me, it is a wonderful time with family to show our love with gifts and love. But that is not all it is. To me, it is the celebration of a gift given to all who would receive it. This gift given by God was given to all his creation to provide a way for them to be forgiven of their sins and to spend eternity with him. People of the Old Testament looked forward in faith using symbolic animal sacrifices to a coming messiah. We look back in faith to God’s birth, sacrificial life and death on the cross for our sins.