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Today's Opinions

  • Happy National Hospital Week

    To the editor:

    National Hospital Week celebrates individuals who support the health and well-being of their communities through dedication and compassionate care. A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal; it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope — from providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to welcoming new life into the world.

  • Consider all factors of any law

    To the editor:

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week in the North Carolina General Assembly we began meeting daily to work on the budget, our policy committees began meeting to approve bills for referral to the House floor and we approved several bills adjusting tax laws and unemployment insurance.

  • You decide: Will interest rates remain low?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    The year was 1978. A young, newly hired economics professor was making one of his first public presentations to a group in Washington, N.C. The professor quickly learned locals referred to their town as “Little Washington,” to distinguish it from the nation’s capital. He was also told Little Washington was founded years before Washington, D.C., and was the first city to be named after George Washington.

  • On Campus at Brunswick Community College: Recognizing, rewarding student excellence

    By Dr. Susanne Adams

    Guest Columnist

    On Feb. 26, through executive proclamation, Gov. Pat McCrory declared April as North Carolina Community College Excellence in Education Month. In the proclamation, he recognized that for 53 years, North Carolina Community Colleges have opened the doors to education for millions of North Carolinians, serving about 730,000 students per year.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week in the North Carolina House of Representatives, we received the governor’s proposed budget, we began meeting to discuss the proposed budget and establish a process timeline and we met with Republican women during their day at the legislature.

  • An editor’s note, as requested

    About three weeks ago, I received a voice mail message from a man who called to complain about a letter to the editor published in our April 14 edition.

    The letter writer, Sunset Beach resident John Sams, thinks Sunset Beach Town Council spends taxpayer money unwisely and pointed to a $190,000 lump-sum settlement the town accepted April 4 from engineering firm Withers & Ravenel as an example.

  • Home is where the heart is

    To the editor:

    Home is where the heart is. I never fully understood what that meant until recently.

    When my father, Randal Brown, moved to Brunswick County in the early ‘90s, he told me he had found his home and he would never leave. He had a gypsy soul and never lived anywhere long, so I didn’t believe him. I was wrong. When he passed away last month, he did so at his home in Shallotte and was buried under a tree there.