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Today's Opinions

  • Support the president

    To the editor: Now that the change the American voters voted for has finally arrived, let us display our appreciation by supporting our elected official, President Barack Obama.

    Let us support him with our prayers, cooperation and advice when necessary. Let’s forget his wearing apparel, religion and skin color and support him when he’s right and pray for him when he’s wrong.

    I admonish all of us to pray for our elected officials that they will serve politically, religiously and without bias.

  • Thanks for bike event

    To the editor: I would like to thank the Shallotte town commissioners for approving permits for Beach House Harley Davidson during Bike Week 2009 and not allowing the ignorant, negative opinions sway their decision; however, I was offended by comments in a previous letter to the editor that urged the town to deny those permits.

    I felt the letter, in part, insinuated people who ride motorcycles get drunk and disorderly, gather to stir trouble and engage in “adult entertainment.” To me, it was discriminating against bikers.

  • Good job, SMS

    To the editor: As a parent of students that attend Shallotte Middle I have heard bad things that have happened but not today.

    I had given my time last week to be a proctor for the end of the testing. I had a chance to be in all three grade levels, and to the students, you are great.

    My hats off to the great staff they have now at Shallotte Middle. The kids should be proud to have such a wonderful support team.

    I have never felt more welcomed by staff, teachers and students as I did these past three days.

  • America is having change, but into what?

    To the editor: Obama wants to give illegal immigrants Social Security. He wants to cut yours for those not paying into it and who should not be here.

    The administration wants states to pay for keeping illegal immigrant lawbreakers in jail. They wouldn’t be here unless the government allowed it.

    The administration has a strange preoccupation with protecting enemy combatants and keeping them comfortable while perpetuating the killing of babies by abortion.

  • Does 'zero tolerance' mean 'zero common sense?'

    While the world goes crazy all around us—drugs and killings and wars and poverty—it’s nice to know academic professionals are there to keep us safe from eyebrow tweezers and nail clippers.

    Catch the sarcasm yet?

    I’m sure you’re not surprised to hear that another school district has used the “Safe School Act,” as a reason to suspend and expel a perfectly well behaved, high-achieving student.

  • Lots of new businesses opening right here in Brunswick County

    Good news, Brunswick County! We’re still growing by leaps and bounds.

    While the economy has put many in a pinch—including slowing or completely halting some construction—growth is still happening right here in our community.

    Last week, a larger, brighter, better Food Lion store opened to much fanfare in Shallotte. In June, a new Lowes Food will open its doors in Ocean Isle Beach. The Economic Development Commission indicates another Lowes Food is set to get under construction soon at N.C. 211 and Midway Road.

  • Enjoyed music program

    To the editor: Last Tuesday evening, West Brunswick High School was at Odell Williamson Auditorium for a music program. Thank you to all who contributed. I was especially moved to tears when the young men in the a capella choir did a tribute to their classmate Jake Moseley who had died earlier in a car wreck.

    They sang “Amazing Grace” and then one young man stepped to the microphone prayed a prayer, which was both touching and powerful. I wasn’t alone in wiping tears.

  • Ingram Planetarium gets state-of-the art upgrade

    After going dark for the past month, Ingram Planetarium is set to light up the night sky this coming weekend when it partakes in grand opening events to mark the installation of its new high-definition digital projection system.