Today's Opinions

  • Recent robberies serve as reminders to use caution, stay alert

    As people continue to struggle through a down economy, law enforcement officials are busy fighting an increase in crimes ranging from thefts and break-ins to armed robberies.
    Residents and business owners alike have been left dealing with the aftermath of lost and damaged property as thieves have stolen everything from copper piping and electronics to coins out of drink machines.

  • The mayor doesn’t get it

    To the editor:
    Our new mayor of Sunset Beach spent hours at town hall prior to his election gathering information from town records and talking with the town’s administrator. You would think he would have found out how North Carolina governments work and particularly the powers of the mayor.

  • Helping the homeless is an important choice

    To the editor:
    Why do we choose to help the homeless? The answer is simple. Why not?
    There are a lot of very good organizations including government organizations that assist families and the elderly but the homeless a lot of times seem to get overlooked and we think it is the church’s responsibility to help.

  • Fed up with trashy roads

    To the editor:
    I am a senior citizen living in Supply. I’m in love with this place. I’m very upset about the trash on the sides of the road.
    I come from the era of Lady Bird Johnson and America the Beautiful. I don’t know who is supposed to keep the road shoulders clean but it’s not being done very well.
    I believe to keep our town clean is a matter of respect and bridge of place. I am willing to form a gang of senior cleanups. In a world of big problems, this may be small but we can do something about this.
    Vivian Gibbs

  • Thanks to Brunswick Sheriff’s deputies

    To the editor:
    My husband and I would like to take this opportunity to extend our sincere appreciation to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies who worked diligently in order to solve a crime that was committed in our home. Detective Mike Murray should be especially commended for his tireless efforts. His tenacity in following the leads related to this case overwhelmingly factored into the recovery of our stolen items. Detective Murray conducted himself in a professional manner and continually kept us abreast of the situation as it unfolded.

  • Occupiers point out inequities

    To the editor:
    I read with interest a recent letter disparaging the protesters of the Occupy movement across our country. Taking issue with Time magazine’s naming The Protester as its Person of the Year, the writer deplored the costs incurred on hard-working American taxpayers.

  • Life brings reminders that prayers are both needed and heard


    It’s been one of those months where I really, really needed to hear some good news. Today as I prepared to write this column all that kept coming to me were the challenges I have been facing the last few weeks. Quite frankly I am tired of thinking about them and I surely don’t want to write about them.

    So looking for a little inspiration, I checked Facebook.

    I didn’t have to look far.

  • To remember those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and the families who love them

    It was my best friend’s wedding. I stood proudly at the altar in a surprisingly wearable bridesmaid’s dress as my college roommate was escorted up the aisle by her proud, beaming father.

    We were in a beautifully restored historic church in Raleigh, a perfect setting for this particular couple. Her dress, hair and jewelry matched the church magically. It was a lovely, crisp fall afternoon. They purposely selected a fall Saturday when the Wolfpack had a by-week.

    Almost everything was perfect for her perfect day.