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Today's Opinions

  • Upset with board decision

    To the editor: I am an elderly, white grandmother and resident of Brunswick County. My children and I are all college graduates and one is a teacher.

  • Who is taking care of roads?

    To the editor: Have you noticed the past few years the scraggly untended look of the shoulders and medians of most state and county roads?

    Coming back from a trip to Concord, my wife and I (driving carefully as it was Labor Day weekend) particularly noted that most of these areas hadn’t been mowed in many, many months...if ever.

    Those that were neat and well-tended were obviously cared for by homeowners bordering these state and county properties.

  • It's a game, people, not a crime

    Even with everything that’s wrong with the world, there’s always a vocal minority among us that chooses to direct its anger at the most bizarre, inconsequential things.

    The latest pseudo-crisis among entertainment freaks is the release of Guitar Hero 5 featuring the likeness of late Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain.

  • With sweepstakes joints, it's deja vu all over again

    It wasn’t that long ago North Carolinians with a penchant for losing money could venture south of the border into my fair town—Little River, S.C.—to play video poker.

    I even visited the joints a few times, only because I was working on a story for the local newspaper.

    Another time, while I was having my car worked on at a service station on U.S. 17, I wandered into an adjacent business called The Donut Hole in search of, well, doughnuts.

  • Parents deserve a say in children’s education

    In a country founded on principles of freedom—including the freedom to choose—it makes sense that Brunswick County Schools administration has offered parents a choice regarding student viewing of the president’s recent educational message.

    On Tuesday, President Barack Obama delivered a message to the nation. The message was directed toward school children and many schools across the country allowed students to view it as it aired lived.

  • Having an event in October or November? Let us know about it

    Fall is a time of milder temperatures, brightly colored leaves and crisp, cool nights. It’s also a time when many churches, school and civic groups plan area festivals and events.

    In celebration of these family-friendly events, this year The Brunswick Beacon is launching its first fall festival special section “Fall Into Festivals.”

  • Troubled with board's decision

    To the editor: I am troubled our school board and Superintendent Katie McGee have chosen to “protect” local schoolchildren from the president’s remarks on the importance of education.

    As the mother of four children educated in Brunswick County schools, I have tolerated comments my children heard from teachers with whom I have disagreed. Sometimes the comments involved religion, sometimes politics, sometimes they showed intolerance.

  • The Internet turns 40: Proudly celebrates by featuring itself

    So it turns out the Internet is a vain as people who Google their names—present company included. The Internet celebrated its 40th birthday this week by featuring itself all over, well, itself.

    It’s impossible to overlook the impact the Internet has had on most, if not all, of our daily lives, so I wanted to find more information about its birth and its life story. Hey, that’s what it’s for, right?

    Like many other modern conveniences, I’d never before wondered who created the Internet—how, when or why. I just enjoyed it.