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Today's Opinions

  • Town sold out residents

    To the editor: The Sunset Beach Town Council sold out town residents again last week when they unanimously decided every property owner should pay an equal amount for the pending sewer system, even though construction of the island portion will cost 1.5 times that of the mainland portion ($21 million vs. $14 million).

    In effect, retirees on fixed incomes and those living in trailers will be subsidizing the owners of million dollar homes on the island that rent them for $1,000 or more a week.

  • Opposes terminal groin legislation

    To the editor: I oppose efforts in the state legislature initiated by representatives of coastal counties to permit the Coastal Resources Commission to authorize construction of terminal groins at inlets in North Carolina.

    I feel this is a violation of the public trust doctrine that provides for the state to maintain the ocean shoreline for the public.

    In recent years, preservation of and access to beaches has been impacted by rampant development.

  • More items stolen from cemetery

    To the editor: My Aunt Ginny recently passed away and along with Paula Cartrette’s loved one, she too is at rest in Mintz Cemetery. Unfortunately, she has also had things stolen from her resting place.

    It is a sad world where our dear departed are disrespected and disregarded. These grave robbers need to know that how you treat people, dead or alive, will reflect on how you are treated. I do feel sorry for you, and you should be ashamed for yourselves.

  • Celebrating Mother's Day and remembering little moments that shape memories

    They were my favorite, although likely far from stylish. The red, onesie pajamas my mom had gotten me that year of my youth delighted me.

  • Ash nursery cultivates Brunswick County’s newest strawberry field

    LAURA LEWIS

    ASH—You might say having a baby is what spurred Katherine and Billy Ingram’s new venture into raising strawberries this year.

    Indirectly, it’s true.

    For the past 19 years, they’ve been in the plant nursery business, Katherine said last week on May Day, standing at the Ingrams’ Waccamaw River Farm & Nursery on Kingtown Road in Ash.

    For years, they drove delivery trucks, carting plants cultivated at their nursery to chain stores.

  • Should one more be relieved of duties?

    To the editor: In last week’s editorial dealing with “One Child Left Behind” and in past editorials and news stories regarding unfortunate happenings within the Brunswick County School System, the words “should not happen again” were always resonated but apparently to no avail.

    Katie McGee, the “Teflon” Superintendent, who gets an “A” in words but barely a “satisfactory” evaluation in performance, stated the district has policies, procedures in place to ensure this incident does not happen.

  • Letters to the editor show concerns of people all ages

    Letters to the editor are a popular feature of most newspapers.

    Readers get the chance to voice opinions on a plethora of concerns, from local to national to global, or just want to inform readers of events of information.

  • Economy hits home

    To the editor: It is kind of storming out today and it reminds me of the song “Tell Me Why” or was it “Stormy Weather”?

    While you are at it, explain to me why insurance premiums go up, yet something gets older and is now worth less. Not only that, my house and property are still worth the same at the county courthouse, and I am having to pay more taxes on it.