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Today's Opinions

  • When summer heats up, movie theaters stay cool

    Some of my fondest summer memories are of the times my dad would take my brother and I to a movie theater in Wilmington to see the latest kid movies.

    The ones that still stick in my mind are the original “Star Trek: The Motion Picture,” all the “Star Wars” movies, “The Great Muppet Caper” and even a flop that I happen to like—Robert Altman’s live action musical version of “Popeye” starring Robin Williams.

  • This veterans’ ‘clinic’ isn’t much to celebrate

    Congressman Mike McIntyre, what is it exactly you’re so excited about?

    Last week you touted the new veterans services “clinic” coming to Brunswick County. You called it a “great victory for the many veterans who live in Brunswick County.”

    We’re not sure what battle you’ve been fighting, but from our perspective, we can’t see a contracted primary care physician available only three days a week for local veterans as much of a victory.

  • Book highlights fun things about eating your way through a Southern childhood

    Not long after relocating to Brunswick County from my native Kentucky in early 2007, I wrote a column about how proud I was to be a Southern girl.

    Raised partly by a great-grandmother who lived through the Great Depression and my single mother who single-handedly defined hard work and determination, I grew with a good mixture of stern hands, love and laughter.

    As a young adult, when I’d retell encounters with my Granny to my mom, she’d laugh endlessly.

    “You should write a book about that,” she encouraged. 

  • Underwear, Times Square bombers dodge ‘No Fly List,’ but alert high for 6-year-old

    With as many terrorists and suicide bombers who are (literally) dying to board our airplanes and cause the next American tragedy, I’d be willing to bet 6-year-old Alyssa Thomas isn’t one of them.

    The Ohio child was stopped on a recent family trip from Cleveland to Minneapolis, when the ticket agent told her parents she was listed on Homeland Security’s “No Fly List” and the airport needed to take “extra caution,” according to her father, Dr. Santhosh Thomas.

  • Sunset Beach pontoon bridge spans memories, depictions

    Got your bridge memory ready for posting yet?

    It’s countdown time as the Sunset at Sunset committee collects written stories—not to exceed 100 words, please—about the Sunset Beach pontoon bridge for a remembrance book via its website, sunsetatsunset.com.

  • Excited about veterans services

    To the editor: It is indeed a great, great day for Brunswick County veterans to have a clinic in four months.

    After speaking with Congressman Mike McIntyre on the night of my first statement, he informed me the three days a week clinic is just the beginning for the veterans in Brunswick County.

    The congressman stated that when the need for healthcare increases, the clinic would increase the days from three days a week to five days a week to support the needed services.

  • Citizens are paying twice

    To the editor: You’ve read the horror stories about a POA/HOA board of directors running amok. Add one more account.

    The Carolina Shores subdivision POA authorized their remunerated attorney to send a series of letters to the town of Carolina Shores’ government demanding the town assume responsibility for all swale and driveway headwall maintenance.

    This effort was paid with member dues and perpetrated without contact to gauge member support.

  • Paws-Ability has successful event

    To the editor: Paws-Ability’s second annual adoption fair on May 8 met with some very hot weather, but that did not keep visitors away. Five animals found their forever home on this day thanks to our sponsor, Greenup Landscaping of Ocean Isle and Cheri Hewitt.

    Paws-Ability volunteers worked to plan, organize and make this adoption fair a plus for the local rescue shelter.

    Our children’s “petucation” program, chaired by Cameron Brand, introduced a new program for school-age children and teaches responsible pet ownership.