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Today's Opinions

  • Eggo shortage makes national news headlines. Really? ‘Leggo!’

    A few weeks ago, I was barreling down the aisles at the Food Lion, throwing items into my cart, when I stopped in my tracks.

    There was a sign that said “Attention customers! Eggo products may be unavailable for several weeks, due to a problem at the processing facility. We hope to have this resolved by mid-November. Thank you.”

    Well, that’s not good, I thought to myself. My son and I love Eggo waffles. They are a staple item in our freezer.

    I knew I had to act quickly, so I grabbed four of the remaining boxes to get through the next few weeks.

  • Dj vu all over again? Ain’t that the truth

    Ask any New Yorker who famously professed, “It’s déjà vu all over again,” they’ll have the right answer for you.

    The real-life New Yorker attributed with the quote, of course, was New York Yankee legend Yogi Berra, who recently returned to the field at Yankee Stadium, which is now more like Yankee Stadium 2.0.

    I’m sure his iconic phrase danced through his head as First Lady Michelle Obama and second lady Jill Biden escorted Berra onto the field of the new Yankee Stadium during the first game of this year’s World Series.

  • Proposed healthcare bill is a fraud

    To the editor: This week all the Senate Democrats voted to debate the Harry Reid Health Care bill.

    This bill is a total fraud and an assault on common sense.

    The idea this can be debated is beyond comprehension of anyone with an ounce of common sense.

    The bill is called deficit neutral, meaning taxes and savings equal the cost. The bill claims this by taxing us 10 years yet spending over six years. This is like paying on a mortgage on your new house for four years before you can move in.

  • Thanks for help with benefit

    To the editor: A heartfelt thank-you goes out to all who volunteered and sponsored the charity benefit for Hilda Smith on Nov. 19

    I truly appreciate your compassion and generosity to help me as I battle amyloidosis. It was good to see many of my former students and get them to reminisce, and to see former colleagues and good friends.

    Your monetary gifts are a blessing, and I know God will bless you in return.

    Always have hope, look up and smile.

    Thank you again for blessing me with your love.

  • McIntyre's shameful vote

    To the editor: Mike McIntyre said he voted “no” for the healthcare reform bill because it need more cost-study time.

    What a pathetic answer. Healthcare reform has been studied for more than 60 years.

    Mike joined with several other Democrats who like to call themselves “Blue Dog Democrats.” They have the wrong color. They should be called “Yellow Dog Democrats.”

  • There are still good people

    To the editor: About three weeks ago I left Walmart in Shallotte. As I was driving home, my car quit running. I was so upset and scared.

    I tried to get off the road as much as I could. It was on U.S. 17. I am 84 years old, and I did not have my phone.

    I hadn’t been there long when a young lady came along and stopped to ask if she could help me. Then a man and his wife came by and stopped to help me.

    I found out I had ran out of gas, something that has never happened to me in my life.

  • Pass the turkey and dressing, and let's watch the parade

    The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been a turkey-day tradition since it first kicked off in New York City in 1924.

    According to an online article, the first year it was called the “Macy’s Christmas Parade” and followed a route from 145th Street and Convent Avenue to the Macy’s store at 34th Street and Broadway.

    The first parade was organized by Macy’s employees, many of whom emigrated to America from Europe and wanted to stage a European-style holiday celebration.

  • What are you thankful for?

    To the editor: As we think about celebrating Thanksgiving Day, what should we be thankful for?

    This Thanksgiving Day, my son will celebrate another holiday and another day without a father, while the man charged with shooting and killing his father may celebrate Thanksgiving at home with his family.

    My son will grow up lacking one of the most important things in life, learning the love between a father and a son.