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Today's Opinions

  • So much good news taking place at Brunswick County Schools

    Everywhere I turned last week, good news seemed to follow.

    I love visiting schools, and I love good news, so last week was a win-win. Covering the education beat definitely keeps me busy, but I always tell teachers to let me know of any events going on at the school. If my schedule will allow time, I’ll be there. From class projects to student accomplishments, I cover them all.
    Last week was no different. In less than two days, I spent time at three different schools in the county and was equally impressed with what was going on inside.

  • News spin-meisters strike again

    The one-year anniversary meeting of the Concerned Citizens of Carolina Shores two weeks ago kicked off just like a party.

    It was an anniversary celebration, after all, with members of the political action committee feeling and looking festive.

    Everyone who moseyed through the door of the big meeting room at the Calabash fire station was greeted with big smiles and cheery how-dos—even the one-person media in attendance, also known as me.

  • Remember the past when you go to vote

    To the editor:

    Voters of Brunswick County, by Wednesday of next week we will have seen another election if the good Lord God Almighty allows. And this election seems to be more national than local.

    However, I want to call your attention to a situation that happened last year in our county, Brunswick County.

  • Election will impact all of us

    To the editor:

    With issues such as redistricting, money in elections, and the economy before us, the outcome of this election, no matter who wins, will impact each of our lives. That is why it is so important for all of us to cast our vote.

  • Keys, rings lost

    To the editor:

    My father works on the docks of Calabash and is captain of the Hurricane shrimper. He was down on the dock about a week ago and his keys fell out of his pocket. He had his mother and father’s wedding rings on his key ring that meant more (to him) than anyone would ever know. 

    He was so heartbroken about it that he has tried and tried to find them. His mother passed away in June, and that was the last thing he had to remember her by. 

  • Election is important

    To the editor:

    This election is very important to all of us. Think about the candidates. I recently had an issue with the VA and asked for assistance from Congressman McIntyre’s local office; problem resolved in less than two weeks. Think. That takes experience and knowledge, no time for on-the-job training.

  • Vote for Miller

    To the editor:

    As you go to the polls, I ask you to mark your ballot for Charlie Miller, Board of Education, so he can make a mark in the education of the young people in Brunswick County.

  • Do we need another fire station?

    To the editor:

    Why do we need another firehouse? In Sunset Beach we presently have 12 full-time employees and part-time employees (salary range $35,000-$87,000) plus volunteers. Why spend our tax money when economic times are so uncertain?

    Why not allocate the money for the proposed park, to offset sewer fees for the residents or be used to fund curbside recycling?

    Why not place the bridge house on the side of town hall where a recycle bin is presently?