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Today's Opinions

  • There are still good people

    To the editor: About three weeks ago I left Walmart in Shallotte. As I was driving home, my car quit running. I was so upset and scared.

    I tried to get off the road as much as I could. It was on U.S. 17. I am 84 years old, and I did not have my phone.

    I hadn’t been there long when a young lady came along and stopped to ask if she could help me. Then a man and his wife came by and stopped to help me.

    I found out I had ran out of gas, something that has never happened to me in my life.

  • Pass the turkey and dressing, and let's watch the parade

    The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been a turkey-day tradition since it first kicked off in New York City in 1924.

    According to an online article, the first year it was called the “Macy’s Christmas Parade” and followed a route from 145th Street and Convent Avenue to the Macy’s store at 34th Street and Broadway.

    The first parade was organized by Macy’s employees, many of whom emigrated to America from Europe and wanted to stage a European-style holiday celebration.

  • What are you thankful for?

    To the editor: As we think about celebrating Thanksgiving Day, what should we be thankful for?

    This Thanksgiving Day, my son will celebrate another holiday and another day without a father, while the man charged with shooting and killing his father may celebrate Thanksgiving at home with his family.

    My son will grow up lacking one of the most important things in life, learning the love between a father and a son.

  • Consensus is not fact

    To the editor: Undoubtedly, you have encountered the expressions “scientific consensus” and “climate change,” often in the same context.

    Environmental alarmists now bemoan “climate change” as the doomsday harbinger, whereas heretofore it was “global warming,” a distinction without a difference, necessitated by recent empirical data.

  • Gas chamber is a cruel way to die

    To the editor: What if lost and orphaned children were dragged by a pole and put in a gas chamber to struggle for their last breaths? Would we stand by and do nothing?

    This is what can happen to pets if they are lost, picked up by animal control and not reclaimed in time.

    The most innocent of creatures, man’s best friends, do not deserve this fate. I believe the public knows what is happening and still most people do nothing to stop it.

  • Paper should speak out against gas chamber

    To the editor: I am writing on behalf of Ring Dog Rescue (www.ringdogrescue.org), a pit bull rescue group in Richmond, Va. This note is in regard to your recent story on the purchase of a refurbished gassing chamber.

    While you did not advocate the use of gas chambers, we would like to make your organization aware of the cruelty and inhumanity associated with these chambers such that you might consider advocating against them and using your media lever as a force for good.

  • Claims are ominous, threatening

    To the editor: St. James Mayor Lesher’s claim her town is pursuing forcible annexation only because they have not found “some other method” to “have some say in the commercial development of N.C. 211” is ridiculous and transparent. The elitism and greed shown by St. James is startling. It’s also ominous and threatening.

    Let’s annex parts of St. James as a relocation area for Gitmo detainees. Then at least the residents would be giving something back and providing a public service, instead of just demanding and taking.

  • BSRI provides important senior citizen resources

    Brunswick County has a growing population of retired senior citizens.

    Although they’re not working anymore, you can be sure they have no plans to take it easy. From volunteering at schools and with church and civic organizations, to taking part in senior athletic leagues and games, Brunswick’s senior population is active and making important, positive impacts on this community.