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Today's Opinions

  • Still best country in the world

    To the editor: Most of us have a habit of talking to the TV when listening to the news, when in fact, we should be sending letters to our senators and governor of the state where we live.

  • Thanks for serving

    To the editor: Thank you, Mr. Watts. You got everything you wanted: mainland sewer project, boat ramp for visitors, the Regency-Towers annexed and the unnecessary second fire station at the edge of town.

  • Be considerate to wildlife

    To the editor: Last week while walking on the beach enjoying the scenery, we came upon a most unusual sight—a seagull with a hook in his tongue. Attached to the hook was a 1-ounce weight on about 2 feet of fishing line. The line, hook and weight were brand spanking new and not cut.

    We only hope the line was left around carelessly and not on purpose. We were able to catch the seagull with a butterfly net as he was not able to fly very high with the weight attached to his tongue.

  • Enjoyed fireworks display

    To the editor: I would like to express to everyone what a great fireworks display the town of Calabash had on Friday night, July 3. If you missed it, you missed a wonderful show.

    The Merchants Association, town administrator, mayor, council and all the volunteers did a job well done.

    I’m from Calabash, lived in Calabash for 40 years, and still live in Brunswick County.

  • Mobile homes will be affected

    To the editor: Could someone please give me a reason why the trailer park of Seaside Station can’t be put on a vacuum system like the islanders are going to have?

    There are about 767 mobile and/or doublewide homes going to be affected by this. The cost savings and headaches could be avoided. You have to look to the future and realize the grinder pumps are going to be a major source of problems.

    Homeowners are going to have to pay a monthly fee for costly and time-consuming repairs.

  • Be safe this holiday weekend

    The roads and beaches are bustling in Brunswick County, signifying one of the busiest weeks of the season is here. With visitors coming into the community, it’s an important time for all of us to remember to have fun but be safe this Fourth of July weekend.

    If you’re looking for some free family fun, several communities—from Bald Head Island to Southport and south down to Ocean Isle Beach and Calabash—will have parades, fireworks and more.

  • Family-friendly activities will light up Brunswick County this Fourth of July weekend

    The Fourth of July holiday weekend is, for many, a weekend about fun, family and friends. It’s a time when grills get fired up early in the day and bellies are stuffed with all types of food from sunup to sundown.

    For many, events are centered around a family member’s or friend’s backyard. Others use the holiday weekend as a good excuse for a getaway, a time to coordinate a much-needed vacation with good weather and an extra day off work.

  • Street talk makes for hot topics in towns

    Maybe it’s the heat, or the humidity. Or maybe it’s just that hot time of year—it is summertime, isn’t it?—when problems seem to sprout up out of nowhere.

    Jack Butcher can vouch for that—he’s got grass growing through the street in front of his house on Court 11 off Northwest Drive in Carolina Shores.

    Butcher is blaming faulty paving for the fault, but the town has indicated it’s not at fault.

    Well, somebody must be to blame, especially where it involves government.