Today's Opinions

  • It’s easier to spend someone else’s money

    To the editor:

    I have attended the Calabash town meeting as I do every year while on vacation. Calabash always seems like a nice place to retire.

    At the meeting, the commissioners and the mayor were talking about implementing a new website for the town at a cost of $5,000 to $11,000. One of the commissioners said this was not included in the budget for this year. I am glad one of the commissioners is concerned about budgets!

  • Thank you for Supplies for Success support

    To the editor:

    Once again, our hearts have been warmed by the generous response to our Supplies for Success project to gather needed school supplies for Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School students. Thousands of pencils, hundreds of notebooks, crayons, glue sticks and scissors, along with scores of markers, erasers, rulers and other items that were donated by caring residents and visitors. All of these items will play an important role in aiding students to be successful in learning during this school year.

  • If Clinton were elected

    To the editor:

    I know exactly what will happen with her. It’s worse than what I don’t know will happen with him.

    If Hillary Rodham Clinton were to be elected president of the United States, the fundamentals of the nation’s foundation would be irretrievably destroyed, a disintegration already in the making with the Obama administration.

  • When do we need Jesus?

    To the editor:

    To answer the question, “do we need Jesus,” we must consider our need for Jesus not only in this life, but the life hereafter.

    I have heard of people saying, “It is great that you think you need Jesus, but I am fine, thank you.”

  • Vote for $152M school bond referendum

    To the editor:

    Brunswick County has placed a $152 million bond referendum for education on this year’s ballot. Don’t wait until you go to vote to learn about this very important issue. Visit the schools’ website and educate yourself.

  • Clinton deserves a fair shake

    To the editor:

    It’s time for Donald Trump and his supporters to stop maligning Hillary Clinton and start examining Trump and his past performance.

    Trump’s record is full of lies, innuendos, exaggerations and bullying. Many of his business ventures have gone broke. Trump University was a sham that charged almost $35,000 in tuition and went out of business after multiple lawsuits. Trump has never admitted his mistakes.

  • Frustration and relief: A tale of two community news items

    The message on my office voice mail was pleasant enough. It was from a woman who called to say, in effect, “I dropped off news about an event last week and didn’t see it in this week’s edition. Can you call me back about this?”

    I looked for the item before calling her back and, sure enough, it didn’t get in.

  • Sent via my Samsung Galaxy Note® 4 smartphone

    The robots haven’t taken over news reporting just yet, but I’m trying to put them to work in the meantime.

    In my attempt to keep up with technology IHOP (I bought) a phone app with a speech to text program so I can write my column hands-free.

    I decided (to) type it in so to speak using just the sound of my voice but even that takes some cleaning up.