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Today's Opinions

  • Don’t dissuade public from going to Sunset Beach

    To the editor:

    Now that the Sunset Beach Bridge is bought and paid for by the taxpayers of this community, many Sunset Beach [property] owners want town commissioners to follow the NIMBY (Not In My Backyard) doctrine when addressing the beach parking issue.

  • Is Sunset Beach saying it doesn’t want patrons?

    To the editor:

    Sunset Beach Town Council is sending a message to non-residents they do not need our business. Their planned actions to make it expensive and inconvenient for non-residents to park and visit the beach is sending that message.

    It was not the town that financed the new bridge, but money from state and federal taxpayers. They waited until the new bridge was financed and completed before turning the screws on parking limitations. 

  • Doesn’t support voter identification

    To the editor:

    The principle goal of the League of Women Voters is to encourage citizen participation in our democratic government. The most effective action a citizen can take is to vote. 

    The league is a nonpartisan organization, but when we see a movement to disenfranchise voters, we must take a stand against it. 

    Our state legislators are considering such action.

  • Winter is still here and it’s not too late to get your flu shot

    There have been a lot of sniffles, coughs and generally icky-feeling people in the newsroom the last couple of weeks.

    With the cold weather and rain that have been lingering in Brunswick County this winter, it’s no wonder people aren’t feeling their best. 

    While temperatures pushed into the 50s and the sun beamed Tuesday, forecasters had a message for us not to think spring is here—snow and ice could hit the area Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

    I thought we lived on the coast?

  • Commissioner needs more than a censure, should be removed from board

    If Brunswick County commissioner and department of social services board chair Charles Warren’s intentions are good, his actions are completely off the mark.

    He is single-handedly making a mockery out of the department of social services board and Brunswick County government.

    While Warren claims he is a champion of causes for the community, he is actually a roadblock to open and transparent government and healing and unity for the department of social services officials and employees.

    Worst of all, he can’t see he is doing anything wrong.

  • No room for error when chosen to perform national anthem

    Superbowl XLV may have been the most-watched event in history, but I was not among the some hundred million football fanatics glued to the set Sunday night.

    I didn’t see a need to watch, being that my beloved Bears decided to eliminate themselves from Super Bowl contention on Jan. 23, which just so happens to be my birthday.

    Thanks for the lovely gift, guys.

  • Supports port, jobs

    To the editor:

    Do you have a high school diploma and desire a local job in Brunswick County paying $40,000 per year with health, vacation, and retirement benefits? If so, then forget about it and move away from this area.

  • Compare president’s words to actions

    To the editor:

    Have we ever witnessed an administration operate in a more schizophrenic manner than the current one? Since his inauguration, the president has used words to convey one thing while his actions, or those of his subordinates, have done the opposite. 

    Let’s compare words to actions.

    Words: “We must rein in spending.” (State of the Union speech)

    Actions: “We must ‘invest’ money on high-speed rail.” (State of the Union speech)