Today's Opinions

  • ‘Just cause’ list to remove Warren from DSS is long

    And as far as we’re concerned, it wasn’t soon enough.
    Monday night the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners had a hearing to determine if there was just cause to remove fellow commissioner Charles Warren from the DSS board where he has been causing havoc as its chairman.
    Warren refused to leave the DSS board even after commissioners passed a code of ethics calling for commissioners to step down from such posts.
    He didn’t think that was “just cause” to remove him.

  • Hydrofracking isn’t the answer

    To the editor:
    Hydrofracking is banned in North Carolina. Recently, I received notice from a North Carolina watchdog group called Food and Water Watch. Reports say the General Assembly wants to overturn the ban this spring.
    I am a small business owner interested in reducing the cost of gas and oil, but only if methods used are safe and efficient.
    I strongly disagree with the idea of “hydrofracking” in North Carolina. Fresh water is a very limited/precious resource we should not take for granted. We cannot drink, swim or fish in natural gas.

  • A look at the family tree

    To the editor:
    When a family tree turns out good with no dead limbs and bears good fruit, maybe you should talk about it, or even write about it. So I did.
    Dad lived to be 86; mom only made it to 40. Their first-born for the family tree was me in December 1923. That makes me 88 and over.
    Then came two sisters. As years went by, dad married again. Then a brother; all total four.
    We all married and had a good life with our spouses. After 51 years of married life, my wife passed on.

  • Time is to fish or cut bait

    To the editor:
    The hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church and its leftward leaning adherents now has to fish or cut bait.
    After more than half a century of buying the hook, line and sinker of Democratic Party’s promises of heaven on earth, the church’s skiff has now been pushed out into the middle of a very deep lake by President Obama’s mandate to provide contraception, pharmacological abortion and surgical sterilization.
    Land is no longer in sight, nor is there an anchor to allow for languid dawdling.

  • Doesn’t want to see trees cut down

    To the editor:
    I read with interest your article on the contemplated removal of 900 trees from the golf course at Carolina Shores.
    It amazes me the board of commissioners can be bullied by an organization that is bankrupt and whose principle owner is in foreclosure. It seems that a clap of the gavel by the mayor can terminate all the questions that require discussion and answers.

  • Pound-shedding objectives weigh heavily on mind and body

    Saying you want to shape up is easy as pie.

    It’s the doing that’s not such a piece of cake.

    For starters, you pretty much have to forego all the pie, cake, brownies, and Calabash Creamery ice cream.

    Now that it’s still a brand-new year and I’m a member of the BFIT crew at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center at Brunswick Community College, I have to live up to all my previous statements, affirmations and resolutions about trimming back down and shaping back up.

  • Four decades later

    There are unsung heroes in America who deserve recognition. It may be four decades late but finally there is a celebration of these brave men and women’s dedicated service to their country.

    On Saturday, March 31, a Vietnam Veterans Homecoming Celebration event is planned at the Charlotte Motor Speedway by the USO of North Carolina, Charlotte Motor Speedway and North Carolina Association of Broadcasters.

  • Now is the time to volunteer for your community

    Brunswick County candidate filing is under way. Monday morning there was a line of candidates at the board of elections office in Bolivia eagerly waiting to sign up for office.
    Many of those who will file between then and closing at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 29, will be incumbents.
    Many of these people have proven, consistently, they are tireless, dedicated public servants who are willing to put the community’s needs and well-being at the forefront of their decision-making processes.