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Today's Opinions

  • Soldiers wear uniforms

    To the editor: I found it most disconcerting to read in Laura Lewis’ article “Local communities honor America’s fallen soldiers” that “All three wore garb from their respective branches of military service...”

    Surely there is another word (uniforms perhaps?) that could have been used more appropriately. Referring to a military person’s attire as “garb” portrays a less than positive image.

  • Thanks to teachers

    To the editor: Brunswick County is blessed with heroes, and many are in our education system, molding our children’s lives every day.

    My daughter, Alex, is an A-B student at Union Elementary School who works hard and does well in school, but she was needing extra help this year with math so she could improve her test scores.

  • Caroline got it right

    To the editor: I just read Caroline Curran’s column of May 28. She hit it right on when she said, “Each and every elected official owes everyone smart, fiscally sound decisions that benefit the people, not the lobbyist, not their friends and not government.”

    Prior to retiring, I worked for a large company, Alcoa. Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill was the chairman of the company for about 11 years. Under his leadership the company performed exceptionally well.

  • Tips to help new high school graduates transition to college, work

    In just a few weeks, Brunswick County students will throw their mortarboards in the air and say goodbye to high school and hello to the real world.

    Most of those students will embark on a journey to a college or university, while others will jump right in to the working world. What many of those students don’t realize is graduation may be the last time they see some of the people that have been part of their lives for the past four, eight or 12 years.

    For those students going to college, here are a few tips to help make the transition easier:

  • Hurricane season is rapidly approaching

    Brunswick County residents mark your calendars for June 1 and get ready to batten down the hatches.

    In just a few days hurricane season officially begins and weather watchers will be keeping their eyes on systems developing off the coast.

    The folks with Brunswick County Emergency Services (BCES) are getting prepared. They’re developing a new Web site with crucial emergency information resources like emergency alerts, maps and more.

  • Community newspapers thrive by telling life stories from beginning to end

    In her opinion column this week on page 5A, Beacon staff writer Caroline Curran reflects on her past three years with this newspaper and shares some of the things she’s learned along her journey.

    One of the points she makes is that every person has a story. What a joy it is for editors when their writers embrace that notion! In community newspapers like The Brunswick Beacon, we focus on telling the life stories of people who live, work and grow up in this community.

  • Life's lessons learned during reporter's third year at the Beacon

    It’s hard to believe I’ve been at the Beacon for three years. It seems like just yesterday I was sitting at my first county commissioners meeting, trying to make sense of the county budget on my first day on the job.

  • Support the president

    To the editor: Now that the change the American voters voted for has finally arrived, let us display our appreciation by supporting our elected official, President Barack Obama.

    Let us support him with our prayers, cooperation and advice when necessary. Let’s forget his wearing apparel, religion and skin color and support him when he’s right and pray for him when he’s wrong.

    I admonish all of us to pray for our elected officials that they will serve politically, religiously and without bias.