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Today's Opinions

  • When you fall, make sure you fall forward

    It is so easy to look around and find things in my life I wish were different. There could always be a little more money, a little more food in the pantry, a little more gas in the truck, a little more time off work, a little more time to write, five more minutes to sleep.

    I could make a list a mile long of all the things I want.

    This week as I attempted to write my column I thought a lot about what I am thankful for and the list ranges from my health, a roof over my head, family and friends to the sand in my bed and the meowing of my cats.

  • A heartfelt thanks for Thanksgiving and a community challenge for Christmas

    With super committees and debt ceiling debates, presidential primary politics and economic woes, it’s easy to get caught up (and fired up) with today’s political and economic climate.

    It’s easy to get frustrated, wishing your hard-earned portfolio didn’t take a nosedive every time someone in Europe sneezed. Perhaps it’s pushed back your retirement another few years. Maybe you can’t sell your house to get out from under an upside-down mortgage.

  • ’Tis the season to buy—and give

    It’s hard to believe it’s already time to talk turkey, and before you know it, Old Saint Nick will be here.
    Before Thanksgiving dinners have a chance to fully digest, many Brunswick County residents will have their focus set on holiday gift buying and getting the biggest and best deals on Black Friday.

  • Do you know where your puppy is from?

    To the editor:
    It is important you know about puppy mills in Brunswick County. They are full of puppies that will be sold in the store parking lots. These dogs are stacked 60 per shed behind a trailer in Winnabow...no windows, no heat, no air conditioning, no comfort. They live in their own filth in kennels. Legitimate breeders do exist and they should be more outraged than I am. Consider this:
    A legitimate breeder would never:
    •Sell puppies from the trunk of a car.

  • Responds to letter

    To the editor:
    This is a response to comments made by Mr. Jay Shutt in the Nov. 17 Brunswick Beacon.
    Many scientists believe evolution is so strongly supported it could be considered a fact. Evolution, the fossil record, DNA evidence, embryology and other fields of study have shown that organisms have and continue to evolve. The indirect evidence is clear, unambiguous and compelling.

  • The influence of religion on government

    To the editor:
    We often underestimate influence of religion on government. The assigned attributes of the prevalent deity of a people group will determine their acceptance or rejection of government.

  • Thanks for fencing

    To the editor:
    I would like to thank Dustin Graham, Sunset Beach’s public works director, and the public works staff for the nice job they are doing with fencing at the future park site.
    The fencing is unobtrusive in keeping with the peaceful surroundings. Fencing may be an inconvenience for some who wanted to use the park site as a new place for launching small boats. Fortunately, a new ramp, soon to be constructed across the street from the future park, will take care of that need.

  • Appalled by comments

    To the editor:
    I was appalled to read the comments of Sunset Beach town councilman Wilson Sherrill, when he referred to the locals in Brunswick County as “local yokels.” I find the local community to be warm and friendly...anything but yokels. They have always been there for my wife and me in the 30-some years we have had our second home on Sunset Beach.