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Today's Opinions

  • So many choicesee luckily, a lot of time

    My daughter is still talking about being a bug scientist when she grows up and still wants me to go looking at bugs with her when it’s 150 degrees outside, but she’s also considering a second career.

    Thanks to games provided by Disney Channel and Nickelodeon Web sites, she now thinks she has developed the skills to be a fashion designer.

    Now, I don’t know about you, but I’m thinking the cutthroat world of fashion design sounds a little more dangerous than the slightly less cutthroat world of academic research.

  • Thanks for town contest

    Letter to the editor: This past week, the town of Calabash has put our quaint town in a first-time beautification contest.

    I would like to thank them and Atlantic Elite Crete for taking the busiest time of the year to help with their skills to quantify the neighbors of Calabash.

    This is another good thing for our town to be proud of.

  • More on gun rights

    To the editor: I understand opinion is not fact and am glad of it.

    Mr. Heidtke claims during Thomas Jefferson’s time, the only folks that had guns were “soldiers and wealthy landowners who could afford them.”

    Most historical accounts I am familiar with disagree with that statement. Most households contained at least one firearm. They were used to procure food and for protection. In fact, in some colonies, it was a law each adult male must carry a firearm to church.

  • Thanks for help with BFA event

    To the editor: The second annual Brunswick Family Assistance golf tournament was played at the Sea Trail Maples course on Saturday, June 6, and was a roaring success.

    For 28 years, BFA has supported the many needy families in Brunswick County with food, shelter, clothing, etc. to assist them during these difficult times. This year will be even more demanding as BFA will serve approximately 19,400 individuals and 6,800 households, while distributing more than 360,000 pounds of food.

  • Thanks from Myrie family

    To the editor: We the family would like to thank everyone who reached out to us after the passing of our beloved Gladys Myrie.

    The outpouring of kind words, flowers, food and other gifts was so overwhelming that personally thanking everyone for each kind gesture would be almost impossible. Your kindness and generosity during this very trying time helped us as we tried to cope with this drastic change in our lives.

  • Enjoys newspaper’s content

    To the editor: When the big newspapers, like those owned by McClatchy, are faltering all around us, it’s refreshing to see a small community newspaper thrive.

    I was at Oak Island a few weeks ago and was completely fascinated by all the local news you cover in your paper. It is packed with interesting information about your town’s people, your community issues and your activities.

    I had such a good time reading it I had to share.

  • Garbage can issue facing town

    To the editor: Your recent article covering the Sunset Beach Town Council budgetary workshop was informative. Of particular interest is the recurring issue of garbage can pushback on Sunset island.

    It appears town council is unsure of who should bear the financial responsibility for that service, and councilmen Ron Watts and Lou DeVita are at odds over this issue. It seems Watts, who happens to be in the resort rental business, is in favor of using town tax money to fund the work. DeVita feels the onus is on the property owners.

  • High school graduates: Your life journey is just about to begin

    Last weekend, Brunswick County and other area high school students closed one chapter of their lives and began preparation to start another.

    This time of year, lots of people are going to offer you advice as you head out on your latest journey. Many of us, who’ve already been there and done that, may have good thoughts to offer, but really, what happens next is all up to you.

    Sure, the last 18 or so years of your life have been interesting, but what’s around the corner may just blow your mind.