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Today's Opinions

  • Grimes an excellent choice

    To the editor: Last week’s Beacon headline “Whatever it takes” tells only part of the story regarding accomplishments of an unforgettable person, Bob Grimes.

    As a cafeteria worker, I see almost all students, teachers and other school personnel on a daily basis.

    During the years Mr. Grimes was assistant and then principal of Shallotte Middle School, I observed a positive change in the one place where both teachers and students are most comfortable—the cafeteria.

  • Stop oppression, set us free

    To the editor: In the words of Thomas Jefferson: “When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.”

    This quote is profoundly scary as it applies to the town of St. James.

    To paraphrase this: A great percentage of St. James residents won’t admit they are from St. James. Candidates running for political office, obituaries and casual conversation you see and hear Southport. Why?

  • Is it any wonder we're scared to death?

    There’s been a lot of clucking and moaning the past few years about the phenomenon of over-protective parents who hover over their kids like helicopters, shielding them from the “real world” and not letting them learn to navigate life’s difficulties on their own.

    We want our children to stand up for themselves, but we don’t want them to get seriously hurt when we could have done something to prevent it.

  • New clinic will help many residents

    In this difficult economy, when many Brunswick Countians are unemployed or facing reduced work hours and pay cuts, it can be difficult to find affordable medical care.

    That’s why free clinics, like New Hope and Brunswick Adult Medical Clinic, are so important.

    Last week, volunteers and officials with New Hope Clinic broke ground on a new, much-needed, larger facility. It’s a move required after the clinic has experienced an increase in the number of people who need its services.

  • Got the flu? Watch out for you

    You’d think we have evolved.

    You’d think we’re too educated, wise and high-tech to fall for schemes akin to all those miracle tonics, potions, salves and elixirs of yesteryear.

    You’d think we’re far too advanced to even get sick at all.

    But scams and hype abound in the face of 21st-century illness and flu, especially for those who can’t find or qualify for a shot.

    Beware of scams, warn the Food and Drug Administration and Associated Press.

  • Christmas Flotilla organizers hope to make event a Brunswick County tradition

    When it comes to the holidays, it’s all about tradition.

    Some families always flock to the same relative’s house for the same traditional dinner and traditional holiday events. Some families take the same vacation each year and enjoy the holidays from an exotic, tropical or secluded location.

    Other families, OK, my family, can always count on one or two members to intake just a bit too much holiday cheer and cause a commotion that becomes an annual tradition in itself when the story is retold year after year.

  • Town will get what it deserves

    To the editor: I have served as a Carolina Shores Town Commissioner for three terms. I have always attempted to represent fairly and effectively the majority viewpoint. Further, I have worked tirelessly and solely for the betterment of our town. Up until about 1½ years ago, those efforts were apparent and quantifiable.

    During the last six months the town has been riddled with rancor, venomous e-mails, blogs and extremely offensive written and pictorial offerings.

  • Thanks for coverage of art show

    To the editor: I want to take this opportunity to thank The Brunswick Beacon for all its coverage of the 64th Annual Watercolor Society of North Carolina (WSNC) Juried Exhibition taking place at Sunset River Marketplace through Nov. 30.

    This event was a first for Brunswick County and an indication of the growing reputation of our local artists. The show, considered by organizers to be a “huge success,” has drawn hundreds of visitors to the county.