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Today's Opinions

  • Thanks for informing residents about water problem

    To the editor: I wanted to write and thank the town of Shallotte for informing residents of Shallotte on the detection of coliform bacteria in the water. Thankfully, there were not other potentially dangerous bacteria present after further testing. It showed us that the water department is doing its job.

    Thanks to all the maintenance workers (water and sewer, landscaping, police, firemen and a Spanish translator) for handing out leaflets. These employees all need to be commended, especially Don Ervin, for an exceptional job.

  • Goodenough is steadfast

    To the editor: As a resident of Carolina Shores, I have had the pleasure of getting to know Walter Goodenough.

    You can count on Walter to be present at all of the monthly town hall meetings and workshops. He is always available to help others in our community and always willing to listen to the residents of Carolina Shores.

    If he does not know the answer to a question, he is willing to go the extra mile and find out for you. Walter is about caring and going the extra mile.

  • Restore integrity

    To the editor: The incumbent running for one of the seats on the Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners, Gere Dale, has laid out his platform, and it basically consists of getting rid of Mayor Steve Selby.

    For many months now, Mr. Dale has misused so much of our town government’s resources in this quest. Does anyone know how much of our taxpayers’ money has been wasted on legal services to promote censure of Mayor Selby by the board of commissioners, as well as having the town attorney attend each board meeting?

  • Stop the intervention

    Much has been written and argued concerning terminal groin usage for North Carolina beaches. Will cooler heads prevail in getting terminal groins approved for use as controlled countermeasures to help save our beaches from the devastating erosion taking place?

    We own property at Ocean Isle Beach and enjoy the small-town feel, safety and quietness there. Similar experiences can be lived at many of the beach communities in the state. We love Ocean Isle and the other North Carolina beaches, but the conditions have changed. The economics have changed.

  • Get your facts straight

    To the editor: I write this letter to defend our fire department against the spurious innuendos by Richard Cerrato that the second fire station was an underhanded misuse of funds since the station would be for the benefit of residents of Ocean Ridge subdivision, who should not be the benefactors of our tax dollars.

    He suggested in bombastic fashion that he “held in his hand proof of this allegation.”

  • Beam me up? I'd rather be skeptical (for now)

    Elliot and E.T. bicycling across the sky silhouetted against a full moon is one of the most iconic images in film history. It’s one that’s stuck with me since I saw it in the theater when I was 10.

    In high school, after hearing about it from one of my teachers, I read the “non-fiction” book “Communion” by Whitley Streiber from cover to cover with barely a break for schoolwork.

  • Board's decision will have impact on county for years to come

    Brunswick County Schools Superintendent Katie McGee’s tenure has been a mix of accomplishments and contention.

    Under McGee’s leadership, dropout rates have been reduced, test scores have gone up and facilities have been constructed and improved.

    But unfortunately, many of the district’s accomplishments have been overshadowed by controversy.

  • VA Center would be good use of hospital site

    Many residents have been wondering what will happen to the current Brunswick Community Hospital site once it relocates to its new facility next year.

    Brunswick County Commissioners have an idea—they’d like to see the site used as a Veterans Affairs facility. Recently commissioners committed to working with state and federal agencies to see if this concept can become a reality.