Today's Opinions

  • Supports Wilson for clerk

    To the editor: This letter is in response to Ms. Achterberg’s letter in support of an attorney for clerk. I was shocked at her lack of recognition of the current Clerk of Superior Court, Cheryl Cheers Wilson’s experience in the legal field.

    Here are the facts surrounding the clerk’s position: North Carolina State statutes do not require that position to be held by an attorney. Out of 100 counties in the state, only 20 counties have attorneys in this position.

  • Not doing things behind closed doors

    To the editor: Rich Cerrato believes the government of Sunset Beach is somehow corrupt by my having meetings at Sandpiper Bay and Sea Trail on the proposed park.

    Three council members were present at the Sea Trail meeting, and two were present at the Sandpiper Bay meeting. They are property owners in the developments and were attending as members of those POAs.

  • Let's vote on amnesty

    To the editor: We are having a national General Election in November this year.

    To settle a long debate about undocumented workers in this country, why don’t we take a poll to find out how many of our citizens approve of having undocumented people and their children to have a general amnesty program? The questions would have to be worded in such a way so the answer would be clear and final.

    The politicians and the media twist words all the time and we really do not know just how the good citizens of out beloved country really do want to do about amnesty.

  • Fighting the curse of the soft rock single

    Some are born cursed; others have curses thrust upon them.

    I won’t go so far as to say I’m cursed (that would be bad luck), but I do have a lifelong attachment to a song that doesn’t have the greatest track record for the artists who wrote and recorded it.

  • Wants open government

    To the editor: I thought the election was over. Well, apparently not.

    Council members Lou Devita, Bob Bobinski and Karen Joseph have had closed-door informational sessions conducted by our town administrator at the Sea Trail and Sandpiper POA buildings, which according to their bylaws, prohibit political gatherings.

    Council members Wilson Sherrill and Carol Scott were never informed and excluded from the meetings.

    I would like to remind these three council members they represent the entire Sunset Beach community and not just their friends.

  • New Hospice inpatient facility will be good addition to community services

    Through Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter, Brunswick County residents and their families are helped with the decisions and emotions related to end-of-life care.

    While many benefit from in-home services, those needing inpatient care have had to travel outside the county. But soon, important, essential inpatient hospice services will be offered right here in Brunswick County.

  • Local angels are making girls' dreams come true

    There are countless milestones young people encounter as they transition through high school. However, none of them may leave more lasting memories than prom.

    For many Brunswick County girls, the costs associated with getting a prom dress and all its related accessories can be so high, it can completely eliminate the dream of a teenager’s rite of passage.

  • Searching for the ever-evasive snow

    I could feel the cold coming in through the windows before I got of bed. Reluctantly, I wiggled out from under the covers and put my feet on the floor. As soon as they hit the floor, I jumped back onto the bed.

    “It’s too cold. We should at least have some snow if it’s got to be this cold,” I thought.

    As soon as I uttered the words, I began thinking of all the lucky people in the western part of the state who probably had a little of the powdery stuff I wanted so badly. Why couldn’t I be the one with a snowdrift at my back door?