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Today's Opinions

  • Make your voice heard

    To the editor: Last month voters and candidates went to the polls and voted for district attorney for Brunswick, Bladen and Columbus counties.

    Now after the primary and the field of candidates reduced, our Senator R.C Soles Jr. has introduced a bill (Senate Bill 1340) that would split the 13th Prosecutorial District after the election. 

  • Memorial Day poem

    To the editor:

    On Memorial Day when flags are unfurled

    And families are gathered all over the world

    To honor the soldiers that laid down their lives,

    Our brothers, our sisters, our husbands, our wives.

    So freedom could flourish and liberty reign

    A day we should nourish and need never explain.

    Stand proud for the Air Force, the Navy, the Corps

    The Army, the Coast Guard who’ve all gone to war.

    And for all of our soldiers still standing to serve,

  • A little southern hospitality confirms the best things in life really are free

    “Everyone is so friendly here,” my mom said to me last week during her weeklong getaway from the Midwest.

    She had come to visit for the week while I was performing in “Cycles: The Songs of a Lifetime,” Brunswick Little Theatre’s (BLT) annual free performance in Franklin Square Park.

    My mom has always been my biggest fan and has been to just about every dance recital, choir concert, play, musical and all similar performances since I can remember.

  • Spoiler alert: It’s all about finding salvation six years after getting ‘Lost’

    Six years ago a plane crashed on an island, and Americans became hooked.
    Over the next six years we watched 48 “Lost” survivors struggle to make amends with their past lives and make sense of their new lives and surroundings.
    They began their lives on the island in tiny shelters built from driftwood and tree branches. Over the years, they moved throughout the island hoping for rescue.

  • Enough is enough, Carolina Shores

    Carolina Shores residents hoping for open, transparent government are going to be disappointed.

    Again.

    On May 3, the town board met in closed session to discuss personnel issues. When the board moved into open session, it approved having town attorney Holt Moore send a “personnel letter” to an employee. It did not indicate who the employee was or what action was taken.

  • Immigration interview provides chance to walk down memory lane

    Have you ever seen the movie, “The Proposal” with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds?

    In the film Bullock plays an editor-in-chief for a book publishing company in New York. When she learns she is about to be deported back to her homeland in Canada, she talks her assistant into marrying her so she can remain in the United States.

    True to Hollywood writing, through hijinks and other adventures, the two actually fall in love and by the end of the movie, their relationship is real.

  • Civitas poll: Rabon leads Redwine, McIntyre over Pantano, and drill baby, drill

    A recent Civitas Institute poll conducted by Survey USA and released May 24, sheds some light on how voters in the N.C. State Senate 8th District, which includes Brunswick County, feel about the political environment.

    According to the survey results, which polled 350 eligible voters May 15-17, and has a 4.9 percent margin of error, 69 percent of voters polled said they are certain they will vote in November’s General Election. Another 10 percent say they are very likely to vote.

  • Understand your job, commissioners

    To the editor: Ahhh, here we go again. I see we have an ordinance the city wishes to ignore conveniently other than one town commissioner (that being newly elected Mary Knight).

    I really could care less about the signs, blinking or not, but the principle here is it is an ordinance.

    I guess I always thought the law was the law and unless there was an amendment, you can’t ignore it or use only when it suits you.