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Today's Opinions

  • Spring brings severe allergies

    While spring has been slow to start here in Brunswick County, as it has been elsewhere in the state and country, the telltale sign of its arrival has been proclaimed not just by the yellowish-green haze on vehicles, but also by the sniffles of allergy sufferers.

    Allergy experts told Time magazine the record-setting snowfall in some regions and the lingering below-freezing temperatures could mean a late flowering for trees. A quick look anywhere in our community shows this to be the case.

  • Sunset Beach builds bridge to its next 50 years

    By the time many readers see this editorial, Sunset Beach officials, dignitaries and residents will have gathered to seal a time capsule commemorating the town’s 50th anniversary.

  • Sunshine Week brings information out of the darkness

    Most public information is filed away, but all of it should be easy to find and see. Ultimately, the information you want and require should be close at hand — especially because it belongs to you.

  • UNC transfer agreement benefits BCC students

    Students at Brunswick Community College often worry whether their credits will transfer to a four-year university within the University of North Carolina system.

    They will not have to worry about that this fall, as the State Board of Community Colleges and the UNC Board of Governors revised an agreement between the two systems, making college transfer options more defined and easier to follow for prospective transfer students.

  • Calabash deserves its own festival

    Come September, Calabash will be the site of the Lions Club’s Oktoberfest. The event, planned for Sept. 20, will feature music, a beer tent, people and food. During their Feb. 13 meeting, the town board of commissioners agreed the town could assist with the club’s needs like tables, a stage and donated maintenance time.

    The event promises to be a good time in the town, but it belongs to the club, not the town.

    We think it is time Calabash had a festival to call its own, and a proposed seafood festival is a splendid idea.

  • ‘Keith’s Law’ essential to modern public safety efforts

    Law enforcement and public safety personnel, such as firefighters and emergency medical technicians, often serve as our first line of defense in any crisis.

  • Kudos to Carolina Shores residents sticking up for town employee

    During the past two months, residents in Carolina Shores have rallied to defend town recycling center employee Jerry Franklin,who they feel is being treated like trash.

    The residents say it all started when Franklin received a reprimand from town maintenance supervisor Tom Donlon based on a single complaint: Someone told Donlon that Franklin failed to provide proper assistance at the recycling center.Now, they say, Franklin is no longer allowed to assist residents with their garbage and anyone who needs assistance must alert him by pointing at their bag of garbage.

  • Rabon patronizes people and pets

    Some Brunswick County animal advocates did not play fair by recording a Jan. 16 meeting with state Sen. Bill Rabon and then releasing it to the public, so the Senate is taking its ball — legislation passed by the House to regulate puppy mills in the state — and going home. It is an immature reaction to the childish behavior of one of its own who also happens to be one of our own.