Today's Opinions

  • I’m almost 65 — How should I prepare for Medicare?

    By Jennifer Prince Sherman

    Guest Columnist

  • District 8 Senate update

    By Sen. Bill Rabon

    Guest Columnist

  • When you mess up, fess up

    I wasn’t aware of the Medill F until I read a story this week about the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism.
    According to news reports, 30 of the 250 or so graduates received diplomas that featured an egregious spelling error. Their degrees were in “media, integrated marketing communications” — except the word “integrated” was spelled “itegrated.”

  • Maintain separation of church and state

    To the editor

    Walter A. Carolus, I find your comments about school prayer in your letter published May 29 as misguided and judgmental as folks were in 1948.

    I attended public schools until 1949. In the fifth grade, I was sent to Catholic schools through 12th grade. We said daily prayers each morning. It was the Protestant version of Our Father. Some teachers punished us for refusing to say it as our priest instructed us to do.

  • Carolina Shores sees little to no progress

    To the editor:

    This is a sad time for the people of Carolina Shores, as we see a repeat of the town’s unfortunate political past. Only four years ago, the town’s commissioners were mired in decisions made without listening to the citizens following confrontational meetings in a too-small room supervised by on-duty sheriff’s deputies.

  • Thanking Iler for support

    To the editor:

    The National Certification Medical Association (NCRMA) would like to thank state Rep. Frank Iler for supporting legislation to repeal the Privilege License Tax (PLT).

    The House and Senate showed overwhelming bipartisan support to rein in a tax that was never envisioned to get to these levels. Critics fail to mention these key points about PLTs:

    Some businesses pay tens of thousands while others pay zero. One Raleigh farmer’s market produce dealer saw his tax bill go from $50 to more than $9,000 with no added benefit.

  • Great work by BCSO, sheriff

    To the editor:

    In reference to a rash of burglaries in the Ash area last week, on behalf of the Carlisle family, I would like to thank the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office for recovering most of the items taken from their home.

    Sheriff John Ingram and his office did an awesome job of locating the items. He did not hesitate to begin investigating the burglaries. He has and is making Brunswick County a better place. I admire his work and dedication to Brunswick County. Needless to say, I have seen a decrease in the crime rate since he has become sheriff.

  • Rabon columns are disingenuous

    To the editor:

    I find the “District 8 Senate update” written by state Sen. Bill Rabon to be a highly dishonest piece of misinformation. Basically the update is weekly propaganda for Rabon’s personal agenda and does not represent the important issues of the week’s prior docket.