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Today's Opinions

  • Don’t fight the traffic: turn right instead

    To the editor:

    I sympathize with Davey L. Stanley in his letter published last week concerning left-hand turns in Shallotte. Traffic congestion is something we face in towns and cities across the nation. Turning left across two directions of traffic under those conditions can be near impossible, not to mention dangerous.

  • You decide: Is another transportation transformation ahead?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    It’s commonly thought we are now living in the greatest time period of change. Technology is affecting

    how we live, work and communicate in amazing ways, and the changes will continue.

  • Shallotte lacks legal left turn opportunities

    To the editor:

    For many hours each day, it is almost impossible to make a “legal” left turn onto Main Street in Shallotte. Many people, including myself, wait for a clearance that permits us to move into the center lane and then wait for a clearance to merge into the right lane. To wait for a clearance in both directions that would permit movement directly to the right lane might take longer than some of us old folks have to live.

  • Thank you for supporting Angel Tree

    To the editor:

    For a prisoner’s child, Christmas can be a sad and lonely time unless someone like you helps show them how much they are loved. An Angel Tree Christmas was exactly what Cassidy needed, and she’s not alone. There are thousands of children like her with a parent in prison. They need to know they are not forgotten.

  • Thank you for helping to honor our veterans

    To the editor:

    The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 503 of Calabash wants to say thank you to all who were kind enough to recognize and remember our efforts to assist, honor and remember our veterans with your generous donations.

    We would also like to thank Ace Hardware in Calabash and Wal-Mart in Shallotte for permitting us to distribute our poppies at their locations.

    Not to be forgotten, our wonderful volunteers braved the cold to assist in this very important fundraiser to assist our veterans in need.

    Kathy Howard

  • ‘Soon Will Be Arriving’

    To the editor:

    While other people in the world are starving,

    In America, on a turkey have been carving.

    God then told us to say,

    Have a happy holiday,

    And soon Christmas season will be arriving.

    James Thomas Horn

    Bolivia

  • Trying to turn the tides on homelessness, addiction

    By now you may have read or heard about 34-year-old Johnny Bobbitt Jr., a Marine, paramedic and firefighter from Henderson who was living on the streets of Philadelphia.

  • Pumpkin pie versus pecan pie: Best Thanksgiving matchup this year

    All right, it’s Thanksgiving week. You may be reading this while waiting for kick-off or for the bird to finish frying on Thanksgiving Day.

    So it’s the right time to pause for a moment and give some thought to the most important question that has to be addressed at this time of year: Pumpkin pie or pecan pie. Who you got?

    For some, this amounts to asking you to choose good versus evil. For others it’s like asking which is your favorite child, the good one or the evil one?