Today's Opinions

  • The importance of a single vote

    As much as I generally despise covering elections and politics as a whole, I can’t deny how fundamentally important the democratic process is to our community.

  • AAA Carolinas urges buyers to beware of flood-damaged vehicles

    By Greg Pence

    Guest Columnist


    As cleanup from the devastating floods throughout the Carolinas continues, there’s a new hazard to consider for used car buyers. Buyers need to know how to avoid purchasing a vehicle that may look great, but could be secretly suffering from flood damage.

  • Medicare annual election period runs through Dec. 7

    By Wayne Goodwin

    Guest Columnist

    Your health needs change from year to year, and the benefits and costs of your health plan may change each year, too. That’s why it’s important to evaluate your Medicare choices every year. The Annual Election Period is the one time of year when all people with Medicare can change their Medicare health plan and prescription drug coverage for 2016.

    Take advantage of the Annual Election Period and you may be able to save money, improve your coverage or both.

  • Help trick-or-treaters stay safe

    By Roy Cooper

    Guest Columnist

    Halloween is an exciting time for many children and families. Planning trick-or-treat routes and checking costumes and candy carefully are the keys to celebrating Halloween safely.

    It’s also important for homeowners to take some simple steps to help keep trick-or-treaters safe.

    Tips for trick-or-treaters

    Stick to neighborhoods children know well and visit only well-lit houses.

  • Kudos to Coleman’s for rebuilding, maintaining excellence

    To the editor:

    My family has been visiting Myrtle Beach, S.C., for vacations since before I was born.

    While vacationing at the Grand Strand, we always take an evening to visit nearby Calabash, eat at Coleman’s and stop by Callahan’s for some souvenirs.

    We were extremely saddened to hear about the fire that occurred at Coleman’s last year. Luckily, it has rebuilt and reopened.

  • It’s now or never for town of Sunset Beach

    To the editor:

    Once every two years, Sunset Beach voters can change the direction of our town.

    On Nov. 3, councilmen Williams and Sherrill are up for re-election. They must be defeated. Why?

    Four years ago, Williams and Sherrill promised transparency, responsiveness and fiscal responsibility. Instead, they delivered an outrageous four-year spending spree.

  • Vote Dunn for mayor of Carolina Shores

    To the editor:

    I wholeheartedly support Joyce Dunn for mayor of Carolina Shores. She is warm, compassionate, and promises to “get the job Dunn.”

    During the recent flood, she was out going door to door in the neighborhoods to check on people and lend a hand. She sent out many emails and alerts via NextDoor that helped to unite the community and created a network of volunteers to deal with the crisis. Where was our current mayor or members of the board of commissioners?

  • Thank you for Sunset Beach farmers’ market

    To the editor:

    I’d like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Chris Wilson and the Sunset Beach Merchants Association for their brilliant idea to have what I hope is the first of many farmers’ markets in Sunset Beach Town Park. Thanks also to Sunset Beach Town Council for seeing the vision and approving the market.