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Today's Opinions

  • Take care of existing employees

    To the editor:

    Why is it the county can’t give employees any money but we can continue to hire new people? 

    We can’t give raises that were due two years ago to those people who earned it through promotions, merit or dedication to their job. Some of these people have taken on a second position due to lack of help in their department. They took on the added responsibility with no compensation. 

  • Lucky to have Mike McIntyre

    To the editor:

    The 7th District is lucky to have Mike McIntyre. 

    My company in Moore County has been looking at sites in North Carolina to build a new manufacturing plant that will create 40 new jobs. McIntyre’s economic development director, Tony McEwen in Wilmington has been like a hungry bass chasing spinner bait in his efforts to bring our plant to southeastern North Carolina.

  • Sweepstakes should not be banned

    To the editor:

    I am confused on why the state of North Carolina would ban sweepstakes. They not only bring revenue to the cities they are in, but also employment to thousands of individuals. 

    I have frequented these establishments and see they are well maintained and abide all North Carolina state laws. 

  • Let representatives know your thoughts

    To the editor:

    “Across Texas, 60,000 babies of non-citizens get U.S. birthright.” That’s the headline today, soon it will be repeated in every state until natural-born Americans are the minority. 

  • Clarifying some insurance changes

    To the editor:

    Last week, some of Mr. Garrison’s information concerning wind and hail insurance written with the NCIUA was confusing. 

    I am an independent insurance agent and I do not promote one insurance carrier over another. 

  • Frequent flyer likes her privacy; maybe it’s time to upgrade to first-class seats

    I like to fly in the morning.

    And when I say morning, I actually mean middle of the night, pitch black outside, so early nothing in the airport but the gate is open.

    Sure, it usually means I stay up all night in fear of oversleeping, almost missing my flight and having to run like a madwoman through the airport “Home Alone” style. And I actually did that once, in the same airport as in the movie, and let me tell you, it’s not fun.

  • Dog days a hot time for canine considerations

    Dog days (Latin: “diēs caniculārēs”; proper Southern pronunciation: “daggone dawg daze”) are upon us.

    You can feel it in the humid, “sultry” air, as Wikipedia poetically describes it. Southerners and Southern transplants alike just tend to think of them as some more of those stinkin’ hot days of August.

    But, if you think about it, dog days are also a fine time for all things canine. National Dog Day, in fact, is just around the bend on Aug. 26.

  • Take care of existing employees

    To the editor:

    Why is it the county can’t give employees any money but we can continue to hire new people?

    We can’t give raises that were due two years ago to those people who earned it through promotions, merit or dedication to their job. Some of these people have taken on a second position due to lack of help in their department. They took on the added responsibility with no compensation.