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Today's Opinions

  • Winter is still here and it’s not too late to get your flu shot

    There have been a lot of sniffles, coughs and generally icky-feeling people in the newsroom the last couple of weeks.

    With the cold weather and rain that have been lingering in Brunswick County this winter, it’s no wonder people aren’t feeling their best. 

    While temperatures pushed into the 50s and the sun beamed Tuesday, forecasters had a message for us not to think spring is here—snow and ice could hit the area Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

    I thought we lived on the coast?

  • Commissioner needs more than a censure, should be removed from board

    If Brunswick County commissioner and department of social services board chair Charles Warren’s intentions are good, his actions are completely off the mark.

    He is single-handedly making a mockery out of the department of social services board and Brunswick County government.

    While Warren claims he is a champion of causes for the community, he is actually a roadblock to open and transparent government and healing and unity for the department of social services officials and employees.

    Worst of all, he can’t see he is doing anything wrong.

  • No room for error when chosen to perform national anthem

    Superbowl XLV may have been the most-watched event in history, but I was not among the some hundred million football fanatics glued to the set Sunday night.

    I didn’t see a need to watch, being that my beloved Bears decided to eliminate themselves from Super Bowl contention on Jan. 23, which just so happens to be my birthday.

    Thanks for the lovely gift, guys.

  • Supports port, jobs

    To the editor:

    Do you have a high school diploma and desire a local job in Brunswick County paying $40,000 per year with health, vacation, and retirement benefits? If so, then forget about it and move away from this area.

  • Compare president’s words to actions

    To the editor:

    Have we ever witnessed an administration operate in a more schizophrenic manner than the current one? Since his inauguration, the president has used words to convey one thing while his actions, or those of his subordinates, have done the opposite. 

    Let’s compare words to actions.

    Words: “We must rein in spending.” (State of the Union speech)

    Actions: “We must ‘invest’ money on high-speed rail.” (State of the Union speech)

  • Car was damaged; who is responsible?

    To the editor:

    As I was leaving a local car wash recently, I noticed my passenger side mirror was out of position. 

    The spray tubes in the car wash went around the car twice. On the third time around, I heard a bang and noticed a different look to the passenger side mirror. 

    In showing the mishap to the car wash manager, I noticed a hole in the back of the mirror casing. The manager offered no relief for the situation. 

  • Did the devil make you do it?

    To the editor:

    In the ’70s, there was a comedian named Flip Wilson. Flip would play “Geraldine” who would say “the devil made me do it” when caught in something she was hiding.

    Can we blame the devil for our shortcomings? 

    There is no question the devil seeks to make us disobey God and his word (1Peter 5:8). God sometimes allows his people to be tested to show their faith and, therefore, bring glory to himself. 

  • January has come and gone; have you kept your resolutions?

    Hello, February, welcome to 2011. It seems like the new year just got started and already we’re rolling into a new month.

    As January drew to a close, a lot of people were looking back at the resolutions they made last Dec. 31. How successful have you been in keeping your resolutions?

    One of my resolutions was to be healthier in 2011 than I was in 2010. One of the ways I committed to do that was kick caffeine, coffee and aspartame to the curb.

    How am I doing so far in 2011?