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Today's Opinions

  • I call this ‘sensible’

    To the editor:

    For those worried by Eric Edgerton’s “death panels” letter, both agencies he mentioned deal with the quality and cost-effectiveness of patient care. Not euthanasia, just care. 

    Mr. Edgerton fears one agency will produce a cost-effectiveness and life expectancy ratio “to determine what treatment will be given to the patient.” I certainly hope so. 

  • Congratulations to West cast, crew

    To the editor:

    Congratulations to the entire cast, crew, and supporters responsible for the West Brunswick High School Black History Month celebration, “Showtime at the Apollo.” We couldn’t have enjoyed it more. The talent and enthusiasm were a joy. Thanks also to The Brunswick Beacon for the enthusiastic publicity spread which impelled us to attend.

    Laura Bradt

    Ocean Isle Beach

     

                 

  • Earthquake? Sonic boom? Seneca guns? Nope, just Smith Avenue

    My office is violently shaking while I write this. 

    If I weren’t so accustomed to it, I may worry it were an earthquake. 

    If I weren’t so used to it, I may wonder if some jet just left a sonic boom in its wake.

    If I weren’t so familiar with my monitor shaking while I read and write, I might be more interested in trying to find out exactly what the Seneca guns are and why they fire so frequently in Brunswick County.

  • Valuable community programs help those with cancer

    In a few months, more than a thousand people are expected to show up at West Brunswick High School to honor and remember cancer survivors and victims as part of Brunswick County Relay for Life 2011.

    Across the community, volunteers are working hard to raise funds for the event. From fun and games to meals, community members are raising money that will ultimately go to the American Cancer Society. That money will be used to fund research and support programs for those with cancer.

  • Sorry, Charlie. Your owner’s got to do this one on her own

    N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue thinks you’re dumb.

    Well, maybe that’s a little extreme. Let’s put it this way: Perdue thinks her dog Charlie is smarter than you.

    I’m guessing by now I’ve not only gotten your attention, but probably ticked you off a little bit, so let me explain.

    On our fair governor’s website, there’s a new tool—more like a game, really, in which you, along with Perdue’s best canine friend Charlie, can do what Perdue and her Democratic henchmen cannot—balance the state budget.

  • 'Showtime at the Apollo' delivers an inspiring show

     

    ‘Showtime at the Apollo’ was a superb production

    Inspirational. Creative. Talented.

    I could go on and on about the students who participated in last weekend’s performances of “Showtime at the Apollo” at West Brunswick High School. I was simply blown away  Saturday by the range of talent and depth of insight and energy put into the show.

  • Yes Port N.C. helping make state greater

    To the editor:

    The proposed North Carolina International Terminal (NCIT) is a controversial topic in social circles in Brunswick County and surrounding counties of North Carolina. Organizations such as No Port Southport and Save the Cape Fear have expressed great opposition, while many Southport residents and surrounding counties are either in favor of constructing the proposed ocean terminal or undecided. 

  • Respect others when burning

    To the editor:

    Every time the weather outside gets nice and I would like to open up my doors and/or windows and let in a little fresh air, someone feels a need to burn yard debris. It just smolders and makes a lot of smoke. I have seen smoke on my street so thick I could barely see the house next door.