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Today's Opinions

  • You decide: Are there easy answers to key economic questions?

    By Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

     

    When I give presentations about the economy around the state, I always leave time for questions and answers. Of course, the questions vary based on the group, the location and the most recent economic news.

  • Reviews conjure the spirit of sassy school days

    It’s the time of the year here at the Beacon for annual performance reviews. No matter whether I’m the person giving or receiving one, good or bad, I find the whole process nerve-wracking. I have the best boss in the world in Angie Sutton, but every time I got into her office and have to shut the door behind me, I get knots in my stomach and feel like I’m having a flashback to my 12 years in Catholic school.

  • Kudos for sign ordinance enforcement

    To the editor:

    Kudos to Gail Treglia and the town of Carolina Shores for finally handing out a $100 fine to Eric Tryggeseth, owner of Grand Strand Coffee in Carolina Shores, for the signage that appears on U.S. 17, both northbound and southbound, Saturday mornings then disappears Monday mornings. He has knowingly been violating an ordinance for years knowing officials did not work on the weekends to fine him for the illegally placed signs.

  • March Madness in politics

    To the editor:

    March Madness is especially enjoyable this year for me — ACC fan for 60 years — because five conference teams have made it to the Sweet Sixteen. It is a “one for all, all for one” attitude in the sports arenas.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week in the North Carolina General Assembly, we filed many new bills, as we were catching up from the February weeks we lost to weather; we had visits from many towns and cities, as well as agriculture groups and electric membership corporations; and we continued to work on transportation funding and economic incentives.

  • Economic, environmental impact on the half-shell

    By Eric Johnson

    Guest Columnist

  • Springtime should bring better moods

    Thank goodness spring is here! I may be from Cleveland, but I’m not immune to the winter blues. It seemed as though the gloomy, bitter cold would never leave and the occasional warm, sunny days we experienced — just long enough to trigger sinus pressure and body aches — were cruel teases. While dreary, miserable conditions are the norm for the season back in my hometown, I didn’t expect them to linger in Brunswick County for so long.

  • Saunders deserves some kind of award

    To the editor: