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Today's Opinions

  • Save our turtles; trash your trash

    To the editor:
    I felt I was in paradise strolling along Ocean Isle Beach, waves lapping at my bare feet, cumulus white clouds floating in a blue sky above, and the ocean roaring in my ears.
    Suddenly, a plastic bottle nudged my foot. I almost stepped on a broken brown bottle that frightened and angered me. Nearby, I spied a plastic bag at water’s edge.
    Paradise lost by man’s littering.

  • Time to renourish the beach

    To the editor:
    Please re-nourish our beach. Being a business owner that serves the tourists with rental equipment, I have been able to witness first-hand the beach erosion on Ocean Isle Beach on an all too-often basis. I am overwhelmed that our beach is quickly disappearing from the east end to the west end. This morning, I stepped out onto the beach at Ocean Point Condo’s (west end) and from the dune line, there may have been 10 feet to the high tide line.

  • Idea for sheriff’s office to take over animal control is a good one

    A proposal is before Brunswick County commissioners that recommends the sheriff’s office take over operations at Brunswick County Animal Services.
    We encourage commissioners to approve this venture when they meet to discuss it on June 4.
    After the Brunswick County Board of Health approved the recommendation, sheriff’s officials quickly moved into action. Already, non-violent inmates have been taken out of the local detention center and put to work scrubbing and cleaning every nook and cranny of the animal services building.

  • There’s some good news in Brunswick County budget, real estate

    I’m beginning to think I’m writing some of the same stories year after year. I guess I am.

    On Monday night, for the sixth time in as many years, I sat in county commissioners chambers as Brunswick County Manager Marty Lawing unveiled the county’s proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

    Has it really been six years?

    Six years. Where has the time gone?

    Seriously, where did it go?

    I’m not sure where the time went, but I do know that the times have changed.

  • Mark Saunders is good for county

    To the editor:
    After reading about Jaguar’s Lair, Sunset Beach and Mark Saunders, I wonder if anyone stops to recognize the good Mr. Saunders has done for this county?
    I have worked for him for the last 20 years and I have never known him to be the type of person who some of these homeowners would have us to believe he is.
    Mr. Saunders was caught up in dire economic times just like the rest of us. I’m sure we all would do things differently if we had seen the tough times ahead. I feel sure Mr. Saunders would do things differently, too.

  • Shame on you, Sunset Beach

    To the editor:
    The article, “Changes afoot for Sunset Beach,” was just another lesson for the public.
    Mr. Bob Tone had been doing a good job for the last decade and his services are no longer needed? What I suggest is Mr. Tone does the following: Understand the definitions of “nepotism” and “cronyism” and obtain a copy of www.ancestry.com and start digging.

  • The Bible is not a joke

    To the editor:
    If Christians are going to use the Bible to muscle amendments to our Constitution, the citizens of North Carolina should have an opportunity to test the validity of this holy book. There are many ways to test the Bible, but I suggest we use the criteria provided within the Bible itself.

  • Do something for this county and nation

    To the editor:
    Let the property owners in Brunswick County know that when things were booming, re-evaluation in Brunswick County went up for year 2007 from 200 to 400 percent.
    Now that the U.S. is almost falling off the cliff and when property taxes are killing investors, it is time to cut the valuation down to at least what it was in 2006.
    How do you pay outrageous property taxes, insurance, utilities and repairs when you can’t rent or sell the property?