Today's Opinions

  • Go all in against evil

    To the editor:

  • God is not dead

    To the editor:

    Is faith the only explanation a Christian can give for the hope he has in God? 1 Peter 3:15. “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.”

  • Food faux pas are firmly in the past

    My favorite holiday will be here before we know it. I know summer's not officially over yet, but I can feel fall inching closer. Even if I couldn't somehow sense it, the telltale giant bags of candy already being sold in grocery stores would clue me in quick.

  • Brunswick County’s future really does lie across the border

    Judging from last week’s decision by the N.C. House of Representatives, it appears North Carolina is going to have a difficult time bringing industry to the state when so many other Southern states are more willing to spread around incentive money to close the deal.

    But that’s North Carolina’s problem. Brunswick County has options.

    You may recall that a year or so ago there was a bit of an uproar about the federal government breaking Brunswick County away from the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area.

  • Mayor has facts wrong on swimming pool issue

    To the editor:

    Sunset Beach Mayor Ron Watts has his facts wrong on swimming pools in Palm Cove. No zoning applied to Palm Cove ever permitted swimming pools.

    In 1992 the owner of Bird Island proposed to develop the island. The Sunset Beach Planning Board created a special zoning district, CR-1, to accommodate the owner’s wishes. This zoning allowed clubhouses, parking lots, swimming pools, private beach accesses, etc. 

  • Carolina Shores officials defy people’s will

    To the editor:

    As a Carolina Shores resident, I had hoped the days of political skullduggery in our town were in the past, but apparently we are suffering again with politicians who think they can wield power and do whatever they want. Am I wrong or did a large group of our residents go to a recent town meeting and voice their desire to keep Jerry Franklin as the manager of the town recycle center? In addition, were not a large number of letters written to town officials expressing support for and residents’ desire to retain him?

  • Rip current signs should be more visible on Holden Beach

    To the editor:

    I live near Holden Beach and have for many years now. My kids and I go to the beach every chance we get. A few weeks ago, I was walking up the steps at the east end to get on the beach and noticed this sign and thought, “Why is this sign not noticeable?” And this is just one of the problems I’ve found on the beach, like public showers not working or steps and walkways broken or falling apart.

  • Kindred Spirit bench mystery solved

    By Jacqueline DeGroot

    Guest Columnist


    No one knows exactly what day it happened, but during the summer of 2011, a custom-built wooden bench magically appeared at The Kindred Spirit Mailbox on Bird Island. It just showed up one day — with no explanation, and no one seeking credit.