Today's Opinions

  • Early childhood education unites diverse voters

    To the editor:

    A new bipartisan poll shows there is an issue that unites all North Carolinians: early childhood education. Majorities of Democrats, Republicans and Independents support investments in early childhood programs in the state, including expanding access to Smart Start, Pre-K, teacher training and home visiting programs.

  • Shallotte roads need some work

    To the editor:

    Shallotte’s roadside is a nightmare, even on Halloween, specifically when you try to get to Home Depot, Belk and BB&T in Shallotte. The only way in is one entrance off  N.C. 130. I was turning off  N.C. 130 trying to go to work at the garden section of Home Depot awhile ago and nearly got run over. The truck behind me almost ran me over when I had to slow down while approaching the entrance. The entrance has terrible ruts and holes in it. You are taking your life into your own hands going through it.

  • Educated, ignorant voters equally powerful

    To the editor:

    Regarding Debora Mawji’s letter in the Oct. 2 edition, it seems the writer needs to take time to educate herself. U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan can’t walk the walk or talk the talk.

  • You decide: Should we go for it?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    North Carolina Cooperative Extension

    When I was a youngster in the 1950s, there were two things I eagerly awaited in the fall. One was the debut of the new TV shows and the second was announcement of the upcoming year’s auto lineup and styles. After a couple weeks of study, I could name every new brand and model from a football field’s length away.

  • Brunswick County people are busy doing great things

    I’m so happy autumn is finally here. It’s not only the time of the year when I celebrate my parents’ birthdays, their anniversary and my kid brother’s birthday, but also enjoy cooler weather, many fall festivals (hello, funnel cake — and welcome back, layered clothing to hide the evidence) and my favorite holiday, Halloween.

  • Calabash business earns A-plus rating

    To the editor:
    I recently purchased flooring from AAA Flooring on U.S. 17 in Calabash. When it was installed, it wasn’t the same as the sample the company had displayed at the store. A representative from the company came to my home and assured me it would be replaced at no charge; however, the company later said it would only replace the flooring, but I would have to pay to have the other removed and the new installation.

  • Hagan’s record speaks for itself

    To the editor:
    Regarding Debora Mawji’s letter in last week’s edition, the writer forgot to check U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan’s voting record. It is great that Hagan was able to help her husband.

  • Forbid oceanfront pools on Sunset Beach

    To the editor:
    As oceanfront property owners since 1997, my husband and I are concerned about the possibility of oceanfront swimming pools being permitted on our beloved island. Not only would the addition of pools adversely impact the environment, but also their presence would be devastating to the aesthetics of Sunset Beach. Privacy and overall atmosphere of Sunset Beach would forever be altered — for the worse.