Today's Opinions

  • Support the school bond

    Editor’s note: The writer is a Brunswick County Board of Education candidate for district 4.

    To the editor:

    I trust all the fine citizens of Brunswick County want and support quality public education.

    Good schools enrich our community and its economy. If there were proposed a cost-effective way to improve our schools and give our students the facilities they need and provide our educators the environment in which to best teach, would we not support it?

  • Support HB 930 to end puppy mills in our state

    To the editor:

    Why do we still have puppy mills in North Carolina? Two years ago, the state House passed and the governor supported HB 930 to ban the obscene, abusive and horrific business of over-breeding dogs in inhumane conditions.

    How many more puppy mills have to be busted before this bill will be voted on by the Senate? How many more dogs need to suffer and die? This bill is supported by 90 percent of voters.

  • Give Trump a chance

    To the editor:

    No matter which way you lean, understand all candidates are not perfect, but the bottom line is if you want a president who will have open borders, appoint judges who will not follow the Constitution, who will allow enormous numbers of people to enter our country without knowing who they are or their intentions and one who wants to tax your investments and 401Ks and finally who will shut down coal and not take advantage of all the energy that exists in our own country, then vote them into office.

  • Help solve state’s puppy mill problem

    To the editor:

    Recently I held a little poodle with no teeth and no lower jaw because of a lack of medical care. Her tongue hangs out permanently. I held another poodle whose fur was matted and caked with dried feces and urine. This is the way many puppy mill animals live.

    When is it going to stop? When people stop buying that cute little dog or cat from a pet store, from the side of the road or from a Wal-Mart parking lot. Also, when our state lawmakers introduce and pass a bill to stop animal suffering and put puppy mill owners out of business.

  • Time with family accelerates weekends

    Do you ever get to Monday and wonder how your weekend went by so fast? It’s what I seem to do after every weekend I get to spend with my family outside the office.

  • McCrory’s Trump endorsement is appalling

    To the editor:

    Recently, Gov. Pat McCrory said he considered Donald Trump to be a good role model for our children. Does McCrory think a bigoted racist misogynist is a good role model for our children?

    The tape of Trump bragging he can sexually assault women and get away with it has flooded the media recently. Previously, Trump disparaged a respected judge for having Mexican heritage, encouraged open discrimination against American Muslims, and Muslims in general, he insulted all Mexicans, and disparaged African-Americans.

  • You decide: Are there ‘excesses’ building in the economy?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    The word “excess” generally has a bad meaning in our society. It implies too much of a good thing that can lead to problems later. A second serving of my favorite apple pie can lead to an unwanted expansion of my waistline. Speeding to get to work on time can result in accidents and injuries.

  • Hurricane Matthew sent me a sign — no, a real one

    I hope everyone made it through Hurricane Matthew safe and sound and once again has access to power and roads and at least 57 channels, with college and NFL football taking up quite a few of them. And MLB playoffs. That’s happening, too.