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Today's Opinions

  • Do-it-yourself travel has its privileges

    My idea of an ideal vacation used to involve air travel and a nice hotel.

    Those were the good ol’ days, pre-dating terrorism plots posed by the likes of Osama bin Laden & Co., a murky economic outlook and a resurgence of bedbugs.

  • Don’t forget about town’s infrastructure

    To the editor:

    Since the new bridge in Sunset Beach is complete and sewer construction is well under way, businesses and developers will be eager to resume building in our town once the economy recovers. 

    Although there isn’t anything wrong with a little progress, and it even may be welcomed in some cases, we need to make sure the growth of our quaint little community is controlled and according to our terms.

  • A spending cut by Congress

    To the editor:

    There’s plenty of complaining about wasteful spending and a do-nothing government. That could be changed today if Congress was committed to doing its job. The majority of work has already been done for several pieces of legislation that are being held up for the ‘new Congress.’ 

  • What’s next for Obamacare?

    To the editor:

    Have you gotten your waiver of the Obamacare requirements yet? You haven’t? Well, you better get hoppin’ before they’re all gone. 

  • Organizers deserve an apology

    To the editor:

    The Mannon C. Gore Bridge connecting the Sunset Beach mainland and island is now open. Our community had a fabulous dedication and reception on Oct. 1 as part of our Sunset at Sunset weekend. Then on Nov. l, hundreds of residents and neighbors from surrounding communities enjoyed a walk or ride over the new bridge. The sun was shining in a beautiful Carolina blue sky and there were smiling faces everywhere.

  • Be an informed voter in 2012

    To the editor:

    A special thanks to the 730 voters that attended and those that watched the broadcast of the Alliance of Brunswick County Property Owners Association’s (ABCPOA) sponsored Meet the Candidates Night on Oct. 11.

  • Victims provide support for one another during cycle of grief

    When you lose someone you love in a tragic, sudden, violent way, you spend a lot of time thinking about how you feel.

    In the days and weeks and months that follow a loss, you wonder if you’ll ever survive the weight of the grief you feel—the anger and the hurt and sadness that clings to you.

    As time passes, your brain tells you that you should be coping better—that the pain should be less and the reflection of good times more.

  • Volunteers make important contributions to our community

    Although some people may think the giving season begins the day after Thanksgiving, right here in Brunswick County volunteers show it’s giving season all year long.

    Last week some of those dedicated volunteers were honored by Jayne Mathews and the Brunswick County Volunteer Center for their selfless dedication to this community.