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Today's Opinions

  • Make your voice heard

    To the editor:
    When is the last time you heard of the U.S. government helping to repair a Judeo-Christian place of worship devastated by tornados, floods, etc. in this country? Yet our tax dollars are used worldwide to preserve mosques in order to buy friendship with some who seek to destroy us.

  • Thanks for the help

    To the editor:
    I want to acknowledge my wonderful experience at Sunset Beach during the afternoon of Sept. 24 with a woman who helped me out significantly when I had problems finding my belongings. I didn’t have my glasses on, and I have multiple sclerosis.
    The woman, whom I know only as Diane from Charlotte, could see I was not managing too well. I had wanted to go in the water, but knew my glasses would be swept away if I wore them. I thought my belongings were close enough to shore that I would be able to find them.

  • See the good, not the bad

    To the editor:
    Why is it that in today’s world we are too busy to recognize the good instead of the bad? I would like to say that this week through our own personal experience, I have learned that you really should not judge a book by its cover.
    If we were the kind of people who believed what we read, we would not have chosen Ronald Hewett as our salesperson and purchased a vehicle from Jones Ford.

  • Don’t violate His word

    To the editor:
    Should believers always submit to authorities? Romans 13:1 indicates we should. What if the authorities demand you violate the word of God? In Acts 4:18-22, leaders commanded the Apostles not to speak in the name of Jesus. In Acts 4:19, Peter and John answered and said to them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge.”

  • 'Back to school' means it's time to shine and shuttle before the sun

    If I had to go back to school, I’d probably be tardy.

    For one thing, I’d probably miss the bus, assuming I’d be returning to elementary school.

    These days, Brunswick County students in grades K-through-5 literally have to rise before the chickens in order to catch the bus. This means their devoted parents have to awaken even earlier if they hope to raise up those kids right and get them dressed and fed before the big yellow bus swings by well before sunrise o’clock.

  • Phyllis DeFraine

    Phyllis “Fifi” DeFraine, 88, of Calabash, was born in Rochester, N.Y., and died at home on Sept. 24, 2011.
    She was predeceased by her husband, Glenn; and a daughter, Pami.
    Surviving are her daughter, Jill Hope and husband Paul of Calabash; granddaughter, Gigi Smith of Calabash and husband Joe; grandson, Sean Grady of Tabor City and wife Jennifer; great-grandchildren, Briana Smith, Caylee and Chloe Grady.
    Fifi requested her ashes be scattered at Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y., during the spring of 2012.

  • Don’t hurt real estate growth with delays, Congress

    People who live in communities like ours know how vital the housing and tourism industries are to our livelihood.
    This county has been hard-hit in recent years. As the bottom dropped out of the real estate market, people in many lines of work lost their jobs. From service professionals to business owners, everyone has been hoping the market will soon rebound and jobs and cash flow will return to this area.

  • Find a solution

    To the editor:
    A good deal of concern was voiced at the Sept. 15 workshop in regard to Main Street parking (on Sunset Beach).
    Angle parking is currently widespread. Cars are being loaded and unloaded from the roadway, visibility of children entering the roadway from between parked cars is impaired, driver visibility while entering Main Street from side streets is impaired, and pedestrians have no place to walk other than in the roadway.