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Today's Opinions

  • Doesn’t like points in reader’s letter

    As a resident of Sunset Beach, I am appalled by the inflammatory accusations put forth in Mr. Cerrato’s recent letter.

    We have a new town council in place that represents the majority of residents that voted in the past election. Not too long ago, many residents in our town were upset about the impending building of the Waves surf and sport store and its potential eyesore to the area.

  • Turning disaster into triumph

    It’s difficult to see there could be anything good about Sept. 11, but if we look to our past, we find other generations turn disaster into triumph.

    On Sept. 11, 1777, at the Battle of Brandywine, Washington was outflanked and defeated, leaving Philadelphia open to occupation by the enemy. British General Howe and his troops flooded the city. Patriots flooded west to York, taking the Liberty Bell, records of the Continental Congress and possessions.

    Who could know such terrifying events could have a positive result?

  • Red state, blue state

    The political transition from the liberal North to the conservative South has been smoother than expected. 

    We knew moving to the Carolinas the political climate would be different from Pennsylvania. Living in the Bible Belt, we knew we would be surrounded by some good ole Southern conservatism as well as a new crop of Tea Partiers.

  • Thinks letter was short sight

    Mr. Cerrato, I’m sorry to see that you continue to create fiction, misrepresent facts, and fail to recognize the benefits of actions the town council takes.  The council members are residents of Sunset Beach and not some alien force. We, therefore, share consequences or benefits of the decisions we make on the citizens’ behalf. We take this responsibility very seriously.

  • What god do you worship?

    To the editor:

    Do some people worship a straw god? Have you ever heard someone say: “My god would never do this” or “what would Jesus do?” Then they give a personal opinion of what they imagine God to be like.

    Some get mad at God when what they expect of the god they made up does not happen.

  • Obama and the plan in Afghanistan

    To the editor:

    The top U.S. Marine general in Afghanistan said President Barack Obama’s announced July 2011 deadline to start withdrawing troops from the country had given “sustenance” to the Taliban.

  • Emergency radio system improvements must be a priority

    Some emergency service personnel have expressed concerns about the functionality of the county’s Smart Link radio system.

    They say there have been issues with the system not working properly inside enclosed buildings.

    That’s not acceptable.

    Emergency service personnel put their lives on the line every day to keep each and every one of us safe. It is imperative their equipment—especially their communication devices—work properly.

  • As long as we’re somewhere in the middle, we’re probably where we need to be

    I signed into Facebook recently and found a number of my friends had recently “liked” the page called “Being Conservative.”

    I clicked on the list and perused the names of those who were enthusiastic about giving a social media network a glimpse into their political opinions.

    “Hmm, what about ‘Being Liberal’?” I wondered.

    I typed it into the search bar and soon a list of “Being Liberal” Facebook pages was returned.