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Today's Opinions

  • Children’s Medicaid program continues

    To the editor: After reading your article about Health Check Coordination, I would like to clarify for your readers this health insurance program for children on Medicaid is a continuing program.

    As of February, the Community Cares of N.C. Network became responsible for Health Check Coordination. Since February, ACCESS III of the Lower Cape Fear, the local Community Cares organization, has been administering the program in Brunswick County. They worked closely with the Health Check Coordinator funded by Smart Start and as of July 1, the transition has been completed.

  • Support Scott’s agenda

    To the editor: Although receiving the largest vote total in Sunset Beach this past November, councilman Carol Scott’s campaign pledge to inject tax-saving strategies was met with stiff opposition from other council members, Mayor Klein and town administrator Gary Parker.

    As an observer at the budget sessions, I was convinced our elected officials exploit the taxpayers rather than serve them.

  • Thank you to Theresa Tese

    To the editor: I am writing to say a public thank you to Theresa Tese, founder of Comfort Socks, a 501(c)3 charity that provides new socks to homeless shelters all across the USA and to agencies like ours that serve homeless individuals.

    Today, Theresa donated socks to Brunswick Family Assistance, which we plan to share with other agencies that work with the homeless and with homeless people who come to us for assistance.

    Comfort and hygiene are certainly issues for the homeless and Theresa has found a way to address those needs.

  • Duplicated taxpayer services

    To the editor: In his recent letter to the editor, G. G. Dale expressed concern and criticism regarding duplication of utilization of citizen tax dollars.

    The Carolina Shores POA paid their attorney to correspond with the town of Carolina Shores attorney regarding the maintenance of town-owned swales and driveway headwalls.

  • Alien concepts of hunger, housing

    To the editor: Please, someone enlighten me! The wizards in Washington, led by a Republican Senate minority, have decided that an unemployment compensation extension was too expensive. I am sure that those unemployed, by no fault of their own, might find that somewhat unresponsive to their needs.

    I find that hunger and housing are alien concepts to our well-endowed and materially well-off members of the Senate.

    What are the expenses of unending wars? I can’t call them wars since no declaration has ever been made.

  • Finding the kingdom of God

    To the editor: I believe accurately fulfilled prophecies are the most conclusive of all the proofs of the truth of the Bible as God’s inspired Word.

    The Bible has described many specific prophecies (333) that are in the Old Testament. The Old Testament was complete 400 years before the New Testament.

    Deut. 18:22a: “When a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the thing does not happen or come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord has not spoken.”

  • Sunset Beach officials willing to listen

    To the editor:

    It is not unusual in this economic environment to see local governments looking for ways to cut operating expenses. Sunset Beach is no exception. This is what we expect from our elected officials.

    What is unusual is to have those officials willing to reverse a decision because of some unintended consequence.

  • 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.