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Today's Opinions

  • Thanks for help at wreck

    To the editor: On Friday, Aug. 21, our daughter Kristina M. Bermudez and her friend April Degler were in a car wreck on Stanley Road in Supply around 7:30 p.m.

    Although shaken up and scared after the impact, the girls immediately called 911 and also called their families. The girls soon realized that Kristina was stuck upside down in the passenger seat and was unable to get loose, but with the help of her friend April, they managed to get the seat belt loose themselves and Kristina was finally free. However, it

  • Think about who you vote for

    To the editor: I read the letters praising the virtues of our state senator.

    The fact R.C. Soles has been elected by the people of North Carolina and has served us for 40 years is a reflection of my own ability to make decisions. I probably voted for him a couple of times before I found out Archie Billings was still alive.

    I voted for Rex Gore because I believed Amy Frink’s killers would never be freed, and I hoped they would receive the death penalty.

  • Praise for Dancing with the Stars

    To the editor: Three years ago, the board of directors of the Brunswick Community College Foundation was sizing up the landscape of the already busy year-round schedule of charity events to see what type of new event would be well received by county residents.

    Enter new board member Clarice Holden, who pitched the board on an idea she heard of that took place in Spartanburg, S.C.—a successful local version of “Dancing with the Stars.”

  • Turmoil in town

    To the editor: In response to Jack Butcher: Initially, life was quiet under Mayor Selby because mayors have no authority.

    Mayor Selby disrupted the scene by giving orders to town employees, upsetting them and arousing concern among commissioners. He further annoyed commissioners by claiming he was not invited to a meeting when he was told about it four times.

  • Choices affect health

    To the editor: Our nation’s affluence has created the widespread deception that sin’s season of pleasure is well worth what we pay for the temporary relief of its consequence.

    In this deception, we daily bankrupt ourselves while making obscenely rich not only those who cater to our perverse longings, but also those who offer remedy for the just due of the same.

    This we do rather than to abandon our wanton ways and cultivate an acquired immunity through the cessation of sin and exercise of self-control.

  • It’s back-to-school time--proceed with caution

    On Tuesday, children of all ages headed back to school in Brunswick County. It was a time of tears for some parents who sent their little ones off to classes for the first time, while others celebrated the end of summer and the return to the classroom.

    Throughout the community, Brunswick County educators and their support staff have a lot of hard work to do. State and national test scores keep them busy, but they must also focus their attention on molding and mentoring each and every child they encounter.

  • Help students with college financial aid--vote for ‘Dancing’ stars

    Friday night will be a big night for Brunswick County, most specifically Brunswick Community College.

    Beginning at 6 p.m., activities will kick off to celebrate the second annual “Dancing with the Brunswick County Stars.”

    The event raises money for scholarships for Brunswick Community College students and will feature dancers from the community along with their talented, professional dance partners. Many have been preparing for this event for months.

  • Brunswick Literacy Council''s Adult Spelling Bee is looking for competitors

    One of my favorite toys as a child was a red electronic talking box called a Speak N Spell.

    At the top of the device, just below the handy-dandy, hard-plastic carrying handle, was a small, rectangular black screen. High-tech in its day, the device used straight lines to form letters in blue on the screen.

    Below the black screen was a yellow box that encased a keyboard (in alphabetical order) of letters in orange, task keys in red and vowels in yellow.