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Today's Opinions

  • It’s back-to-school time; don’t put your eye out and don’t start a fire

    It’s been a long time since I’ve prepared what I was going to wear the day before I actually wore it, but as a kid, picking out the perfect outfit was a rite of passage during the school year.

    And no day was that outfit more thought-out than for the first day of school.

    OK adults; think back. Remember how great it was to get that brand new pair of shoes? The pair that was expected to last an entire year?

  • Town park is not best use of taxpayer dollars

    All of our communities must give serious consideration to the development of green spaces in our growing county.

    Sunset Beach is no exception to this; however, we do not think investing nearly $4 million into a park property is the best use of taxpayer dollars—especially in light of this challenging economy.

    Previously, Sunset Beach commissioners agreed to move forward on the 5.22-acre waterway site only if the town could secure 50 percent of the $3.75 million price in matching grant funding before Sept. 10.

  • Watching a unique experience: Seeing a leatherback turtle nest hatch

    OK, so admittedly, last Thursday wasn’t my best day.

    Facing some different-than-normal stresses in an already normally stressful work environment, I had my evening planned before I left the office.

    I wanted to go home, grab a glass of wine, crawl into my bed and watch a movie. This, I was certain, would re-energize me to face Friday, the beginning of our production cycle, followed by a weekend of already planned activities, including a stop at “Dancing with the Brunswick County Stars.”

  • Ruling on gay marriage

    To the editor:

    The absurdity of gay marriage should be exposed as such when the U.S. Supreme Court eventually takes up the recent ruling of a California judge. I only wish I could say that with the utmost confidence.

  • Don’t judge the outside

    To the editor:

    Sunset Beach council member Karen Joseph does not care for our church’s exterior very much as she indicated she hoped to hear our church and the other tenants of Pelican Square, Sunset Beach, would be “knocked down by a tornado.” 

    We agree with her: Pelican Square does not enjoy a particularly attractive façade. 

  • Stop blaming others

    To the editor:

    Each week, I look forward with amusement to the letters to the editor section to see which former, disgruntled and bitter town commissioner is going to write a letter to try to discredit someone, and in the process, try to justify their inept and self-serving decisions while they served on their respective boards. 

    And each week, I am not disappointed! 

  • Park would benefit town

    To the editor:

    (In response to last week’s letter: “Find a better use of our money.”)

    What a shame Mr. T. that you have such a narrow vision of what a growing town needs to provide for its residents and guests for now and the future. 

  • Supports Pantano

    To the editor:

    In March, Rep. Mike McIntyre stood with the people of North Carolina in opposition to the government’s takeover of healthcare. At the time, he said, “After we help jump-start our economy, we should again turn our attention to health care reform, but with a clean slate.” 

    Yet, McIntyre has not joined 170 of his fellow House members in signing Discharge Petition No. 11, which would force a vote on the repeal of Obamacare and give us that clean slate.