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Today's Opinions

  • Vote for courage

    To the editor:
    According to the board of elections, Sunset Beach has mayoral candidate Clinton Dunlop registered to vote on Feb. 22 and council candidate Mike Williams registered to vote on March 22.
    I also learned the newly arrived mayoral candidate lives next door to the current mayor and is an avid golfer. Does this familiarity continue to have candidates serve as marionettes for those who are leaving office?

  • Parking fee too much

    To the editor:
    My husband and I attended our first and last N.C. Oyster Festival at Ocean Isle Beach. Please know this has nothing to do with the vendors, because their wares were great. We are upset because of the admission charge, even though we knew and were prepared to pay $5 for adults and $2 for children. We were not aware that we would have to pay $5 for parking, since we weren’t lucky enough to find free parking.

  • Vote for Brennan

    To the editor:
    If you are a resident of The Village at Calabash, a wonderful community within Carolina Shores, and you have a question about just about anything, there is one person to go to first: Bill Brennan.
    You may ask others, but more than likely, they will respond in ways such as, “Have you asked Bill?” or “Bill Brennan is up-to-date on that,” or “Bill really helped me understand what to do,” or “I couldn’t begin to explain it, but Bill has the know-how and he will get the job done.”

  • Goodenough for mayor

    To the editor:
    U.S. 17, now a four-lane highway, was once a two-lane road. When heavy rains came, some streets in Carolina Shores were under water. They became impassable, and many homes were flooded because N.C. Department of Transportation was using the Carolina Shores drainage ditches to drain the new four-lane highway.
    Previous mayors and commissioners asked NCDOT for a solution to this problem, but were unable to persuade them to help Carolina Shores.

  • Supports Mike Williams

    To the editor:
    We have known Mike Williams for many years. The friendship of Mike and his family is one we treasure. We have seen Mike work tirelessly on civic and church events.
    We strongly recommend Mike for Sunset Beach Town Council in the upcoming Nov. 8 election. We know Mike to be a man of integrity, commitment and faith. Mike’s work ethic and dedication to whatever task he tackles is outstanding.
    Mike has spent 30 years as a resort community small businessman and has a master’s degree in educational administration.

  • Supports Dunlop, Williams

    To the editor:
    In early September, Gene Method circulated an email asking people to come with their friends and neighbors to meet the candidates (or just who he was supporting) on the morning of Sept 17. Two council members were turned away at the door.

  • Speak up about staggered starts

    More than $500,000.
    That’s what Brunswick County Schools Superintendent Edward Pruden estimated a staggered-start schedule could save the district this year.
    That’s the equivalent of about 10 teaching positions.
    With financial cuts and belt-tightening taking place for the last several years, it made sense for the district to look at ways to cut costs and keep teachers where they are needed most—in the classroom.

  • Bigger Dumpster means more issues

    To the editor:
    I am a homeowner on Sunset Beach island. It is not my main residence, and I do not rent my home.
    My wife and I spent Oct. 4-17 on the island. The “trash runs” did not start until Oct. 13 and the last one was on Oct. 17 when we were on our way out of town.