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Today's Opinions

  • America, what has happened to you?

    To the editor: Just when you thought the Bush/Cheney legacy could sink no lower, new torture pictures surface.

    A Sydney paper published a few; Wired Magazine had published others in February 2008. Now, General Taguba confirms U.S. personnel raped men, women and children in their custody and sexually abused them with nightsticks, phosphorescent tubes, etc.

    Can Americans handle the truth, or do we prefer to sweep these atrocities under the rug, giving the Bush/Cheney administration a pass?

  • Stop forced annexation

    To the editor: From reading articles in newspapers across the state, particularly Raleigh and Charlotte, it appears media have been misinformed, misunderstand or simply accept statements given them by pro-forced annexation proponents.

    Annexation would not come to a screeching halt if those being victimized by forced annexation had a vote. Eighty-six percent of North Carolina’s annexations are voluntary; and they have a vote.

  • Share the road with bicyclists

    To the editor I am a homeowner in Holden Beach. We love to ride our bicycles from east to west. We prefer to use the road, as their are pedestrians using the sidewalks and it’s more of a bumpy ride.

    We were riding on the west end recently and motorists were yelling at us to get off the road and use the sidewalk. Even some obscene language was used.

    We ride single file and stay right on the edge of the road and usually there is plenty of room for motorists to go around us.

  • Find Christ, find peace

    To the editor: Is the quality of our lives dependent on our circumstances? God created us to love, praise and enjoy doing His will.

    “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”

  • Soldiers wear uniforms

    To the editor: I found it most disconcerting to read in Laura Lewis’ article “Local communities honor America’s fallen soldiers” that “All three wore garb from their respective branches of military service...”

    Surely there is another word (uniforms perhaps?) that could have been used more appropriately. Referring to a military person’s attire as “garb” portrays a less than positive image.

  • Thanks to teachers

    To the editor: Brunswick County is blessed with heroes, and many are in our education system, molding our children’s lives every day.

    My daughter, Alex, is an A-B student at Union Elementary School who works hard and does well in school, but she was needing extra help this year with math so she could improve her test scores.

  • Caroline got it right

    To the editor: I just read Caroline Curran’s column of May 28. She hit it right on when she said, “Each and every elected official owes everyone smart, fiscally sound decisions that benefit the people, not the lobbyist, not their friends and not government.”

    Prior to retiring, I worked for a large company, Alcoa. Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill was the chairman of the company for about 11 years. Under his leadership the company performed exceptionally well.

  • Tips to help new high school graduates transition to college, work

    In just a few weeks, Brunswick County students will throw their mortarboards in the air and say goodbye to high school and hello to the real world.

    Most of those students will embark on a journey to a college or university, while others will jump right in to the working world. What many of those students don’t realize is graduation may be the last time they see some of the people that have been part of their lives for the past four, eight or 12 years.

    For those students going to college, here are a few tips to help make the transition easier: