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Today's Opinions

  • Congratulations to Computers for Kids

    Congratulations to Jayne Mathews and all those involved with the Brunswick County Volunteer Center for the recent honor of being named a “Best Of” winner by the National Association of Counties.

    For its work with the Computers for Kids project, the center won an achievement award in the children and youth category.

    Supported by county government, with guidance of the volunteer center, the project donates computers that are no longer being used by the county—and that have been rehabbed by volunteers—to local schools.

  • Internet overload: With so many options, are you getting what you want locally?

    If you’ve got a blog, you can write about things all day long. If you’ve got a Twitter account, you can tell the world your business in 140 characters or less.

    If you’re on MySpace or Facebook, you can tell friends, neighbors, family—and complete strangers—what you’re doing at any time, and post lots of photos to go along with it.

    If sci-fi and fantasy genres are your thing, you can get to know like-minded people at Elftown (or one of many other special interest groups, no matter how bizarre or different they may be).

  • Happy 43rd birthday, FOIA: Let's celebrate by inviting Congress, administration

    As if we don’t already have enough to celebrate and be thankful for on July 4, there’s one more reason—it’s the 43rd birthday of the Freedom of Information Act.

    Born from the minds of lawmakers on Capitol Hill in 1966, the Freedom of Information Act, commonly referred to as FOIA, is the crux of an open and transparent government—well, if it’s the executive branch of federal government—but not the president or his immediate staff.

  • Benefits of Bible reading

    To the editor: I have recently visited and/or communicated with many of my former classmates. Most of them are not Christians, and none of them are reading the Bible.

    Without trying to find out for themselves, they have decided it is useless to read the Bible. They have heard many people say many contradictory things about what the Bible says. They feel there is no point in trying to read a book that can be interpreted in so many ways.

  • Thanks for local arrests

    To the editor: I would like to thank the sheriff of Brunswick County and his department for an outstanding job this past week in successfully closing down local prostitution and illegal massage in our area.

    As an N.C. licensed and nationally certified massage and bodywork therapist now in the 11th year of my career, it means a lot to my colleagues and I that this is finally being addressed in earnest.

  • So many choicesee luckily, a lot of time

    My daughter is still talking about being a bug scientist when she grows up and still wants me to go looking at bugs with her when it’s 150 degrees outside, but she’s also considering a second career.

    Thanks to games provided by Disney Channel and Nickelodeon Web sites, she now thinks she has developed the skills to be a fashion designer.

    Now, I don’t know about you, but I’m thinking the cutthroat world of fashion design sounds a little more dangerous than the slightly less cutthroat world of academic research.

  • Thanks for town contest

    Letter to the editor: This past week, the town of Calabash has put our quaint town in a first-time beautification contest.

    I would like to thank them and Atlantic Elite Crete for taking the busiest time of the year to help with their skills to quantify the neighbors of Calabash.

    This is another good thing for our town to be proud of.

  • More on gun rights

    To the editor: I understand opinion is not fact and am glad of it.

    Mr. Heidtke claims during Thomas Jefferson’s time, the only folks that had guns were “soldiers and wealthy landowners who could afford them.”

    Most historical accounts I am familiar with disagree with that statement. Most households contained at least one firearm. They were used to procure food and for protection. In fact, in some colonies, it was a law each adult male must carry a firearm to church.