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Today's Opinions

  • Bridge brings own brand of brouhaha

    Just when you thought it was finally safe to cross the Intracoastal Waterway on a deluxe, no-waiting-required high-rise bridge, a whole new can of worms crawls out.

    First and foremost, since the new $40 million-or-so span officially opened to traffic Nov. 11, was the wreck that occurred within 24 hours at its mainland entry, spurring some townspeople to demand installation of a traffic light there.

  • Someone forgot to tell Mother Nature we prefer it warm

    In 2007 when I had the opportunity to come to Brunswick County, I also had a chance to leave the U.S. and get a taste of the newspaper business in Canaada.

    Know much about Edmonton, Alberta, Canada? 

    It’s beautiful, with rolling flat fields of bright yellow canola in the summer. The sky stretches forever, and white fluffy clouds seem to be within reach. If you tiptoe just high enough, maybe you can jump up and touch one. 

    Summers in Alberta are enticing.

  • God is love

    To the editor:

    Recently, I’ve received two very touching e-mails about animals brought into wildlife rescue sanctuaries. These sanctuaries take in abandoned, injured and/or sick animals.

    Jasmine, a female greyhound, was taken in because she had been abandoned, abused and locked in a shed to die.

  • Upset about senior center changes

    To the editor:

    The questions are “who” and “why.” First, who would take steps to change the wonderful atmosphere that the Senior Center in Shallotte has had for years and that the seniors really enjoy? 

  • Do we become what we behold?

    To the editor:

    Far be it from me to even think that a little feminism may be involved, but has anyone noticed that many TV ads make complete idiots of their male characters while their female counterparts demonstrate an incomparable genius for every situation? 

    Has anyone seen an ad that reverses that order? Is someone “back there” revealing that we are becoming a nation of great gender imbalance? Or, could it be that someone “back there” knows the biblical principle that we become what we behold? 

  • What are the Seneca guns?

    To the editor:

    If we went 180 degrees opposite from where we now are, where would we be? They said that they have Seneca guns in Pakistan.

    If you went 90 degrees and 270 degrees from our latitude and longitude, where would we be? It could be caused by a refraction of sunlight or we are in a skip-zone. It is the result of two air masses coming together. Are the gun sounds coming up, going down or coming from left or right? Where do they start at and where do they usually end up? 

  • Soldier’s letter home

    To the editor:

    I can’t believe it is that time of year.

    I haven’t yet gotten that old Christmas cheer.

    What with you back at home and me over here,

    I love you and miss you my dear.

    And even though I’m near the place of His birth,

    I hear no “Merry Christmas”; see no Christmas mirth.

    And Lord knows from here I see no Peace on Earth,

    I love you and miss you my dear.

    But we’ve put up a tree...looks like Charlie Brown’s.

  • Thanks for help with Cops and Kids

    To the editor:

    The Brunswick County Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge No. 53 would like to thank everyone who donated to our annual FOP Cops and Kids program (formerly Shop with a Cop). Your generous donations will provide Christmas for children that reside in families with limited income. Our FOP Cops and Kids program will take place on Dec. 11 at a local Walmart store.

    K.T. Belanovich, Secretary/Treasurer

    Brunswick County FOP Lodge No. 53