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Today's Opinions

  • Choices affect health

    To the editor: Our nation’s affluence has created the widespread deception that sin’s season of pleasure is well worth what we pay for the temporary relief of its consequence.

    In this deception, we daily bankrupt ourselves while making obscenely rich not only those who cater to our perverse longings, but also those who offer remedy for the just due of the same.

    This we do rather than to abandon our wanton ways and cultivate an acquired immunity through the cessation of sin and exercise of self-control.

  • It’s back-to-school time--proceed with caution

    On Tuesday, children of all ages headed back to school in Brunswick County. It was a time of tears for some parents who sent their little ones off to classes for the first time, while others celebrated the end of summer and the return to the classroom.

    Throughout the community, Brunswick County educators and their support staff have a lot of hard work to do. State and national test scores keep them busy, but they must also focus their attention on molding and mentoring each and every child they encounter.

  • Help students with college financial aid--vote for ‘Dancing’ stars

    Friday night will be a big night for Brunswick County, most specifically Brunswick Community College.

    Beginning at 6 p.m., activities will kick off to celebrate the second annual “Dancing with the Brunswick County Stars.”

    The event raises money for scholarships for Brunswick Community College students and will feature dancers from the community along with their talented, professional dance partners. Many have been preparing for this event for months.

  • Brunswick Literacy Council''s Adult Spelling Bee is looking for competitors

    One of my favorite toys as a child was a red electronic talking box called a Speak N Spell.

    At the top of the device, just below the handy-dandy, hard-plastic carrying handle, was a small, rectangular black screen. High-tech in its day, the device used straight lines to form letters in blue on the screen.

    Below the black screen was a yellow box that encased a keyboard (in alphabetical order) of letters in orange, task keys in red and vowels in yellow.

  • Commends fire department

    To the editor: This letter is about a fire station that shouts, “can do!” Not only has this small rural fire station with its dedicated group of volunteers acquired numerous firefighting, EMS and rescue certifications and hand-built a tower for county rescue training, but it has finished reconstructing a 1997 truck into one mighty fine heavy rescue truck.

    I am talking about the people at Grissettown-Longwood Fire and Rescue and what they have accomplished in a short period of time.

  • Unable to untangle twisted phone cord web

    They say if at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.

    Well, it may be a minuscule task, but it’s one I have yet to conquer.

    Never have I ever been able to keep a phone cord untangled. I can’t explain it, but every cord on every phone I touch turns into a tangled web in a matter of minutes.

    The cord I have on my phone right now is being held down by a bottle of Wite Out, my Rolodex and the phone base. Only days after getting a new phone cord, the top part right by the receiver connection began to twist.

  • Yes you can

    To the editor: Remember the News Week cover informing all of us after the election that, “We are all Socialist now?" No more need for any of those nasty two party elections.

    If you just stop and look at what is going on, TARP, stimulus package, bailouts, Cap and Trade, card check…just ask yourself, why does all of this need to be done at the speed of light? Maybe it’s the fact the argument for these hugely expensive programs are weaker than soup made from the shadow of a starving pigeon.

  • Big government wonderful

    To the editor: I am a boomer and semi retired, but for the life of me I cannot understand letters to the editor favoring more government in our lives from people my age or older.

    Statements like Medicaid and Social Security are wonderful programs are true, if you are on the receiving end, but we must look at who is paying for these benefits. It is the millions of folks 18-40 who are still paying into this bankrupt system with little hope of ever receiving a dime of their investment.