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Today's Opinions

  • Greetings from a new face, old soul

    An introductory column is an interesting task. In 500 words or so, I’m meant to introduce myself to the community.

    So I’ll start by saying I ramble, and while 500 words may sound daunting to the untrained eye, to me it’s a prison of sorts.

  • Quick with a story and quick to laugh — our friend, Sarah Sue

    By Angie Sutton

    General Manager

    “Let me tell y’all a quick story.”

    Those were my favorite words to hear on Tuesday nights several years ago — even in the middle of paper production.

    Sarah Sue Ingram was interim editor at The Brunswick Beacon while I searched for a new editor.

    When I met her, I had no idea what an interesting person she was, or how much I would enjoy working with her.

  • You decide: Why are so many people so angry now?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    Political pundits following the presidential campaigns of the candidates have agreed on one conclusion — many people appear to be angry. Experts offer this as the reason voters are backing non-traditional candidates — or outsiders.

    If the analysts are correct, then the follow-up question is, why? Why are so many people angry?

    Of course there can be many reasons, such as fears over foreign threats, worries about personal safety, or concerns on specific costs like health care or education.

  • Keeping the consumers safe from scams

    By Jennifer West

    Guest Columnist

    Their confidence shaken by huge cases of scandal and fraud over the past decade, consumers are understandably shell-shocked and wary. It’s hard not to wonder who will be the target of the next massive scam.

  • Thanks for nothing, rude line breakers

    To the editor:

    I want to thank the two very rude people who broke line at Sunset Pier on Saturday, March 5, causing two of us who had been waiting in line for more than an hour to get a pass to be put on the waiting list.

    I hope you have a conscience and it causes sleepless nights thinking about such a childish act.

    Junior Little

    Ocean Isle Beach

  • A fifth reason for not using signals

    To the editor:

    John Compraetto’s letter of March 10 regarding reasons why North Carolinians fail to use turn signals is pretty much on target. He listed four reasons: laziness, lack of consideration, ignorance and being a lawbreaker.

    They certainly all apply, but I’d suggest one additional reason. Too many of those lazy, inconsiderate ignorant lawbreakers’ hands are too busy with one on the wheel and the other on their cell phone.

  • Considering ‘lesser of two evils’ question

    To the editor:

    On his return flight to Italy from Mexico this year, Pope Francis was interviewed by journalists on several topics. One concerned the outbreak of the virus Zika, which has spread to the U.S.

  • Was Jesus raised from the dead?

    To the editor:

    Scripture presents conclusive evidence Jesus Christ was resurrected from the dead (Matthew 28:1-20, Mark 16:1-20, Luke 24:1-53, John 20:1–21:25 and Acts 1:1-11). One proof of Christ’s resurrection is the dramatic change in the disciples. They went from men frightened and in hiding to strong, courageous witnesses sharing the gospel throughout the world. Second is the life of the apostle Paul. He was changed from a persecutor of the church into an apostle for the church when the risen Christ appeared to him on the road to Damascus (Acts 9:1-6).