Today's Opinions

  • Remember for whom you work, elected officials

    When swearing-in ceremonies take place there will be some new—and renewed—faces in local elected
    In four of our area towns—Shallotte, Calabash, Carolina Shores and Sunset Beach—new mayors have been elected. There are also a number of new people who will serve on town boards.
    While elected officials are getting ready for new terms and soon a new year, we call upon all to learn about—and commit to—open

  • Evolution requires faith

    To the editor:
    Evolutionists believe evolution is a proven scientific fact. As such, it alone should be taught in our schools to the exclusion of creationism. The truth is evolution requires faith to be believed. Most evolutionists believe in a big bang about 18.5 billion years ago. This cannot be scientifically proven, and the belief in the presence of material to explode, appearing out of nothingness, is the kind of faith-based thinking that, they say, discredits creationism.

  • Thanks for returning pocketbook

    To the editor:
    I would like to thank the gentleman who found my pocketbook in a Dollar General shopping cart in Shallotte on Tuesday, Nov. 8, and returned it to the clerk at the store. I am so grateful for your honesty. This could have been a disaster for me.
    Again, thank you so much. May God bless you.
    Fran Russell
    Shallotte Point

  • Great annual report

    To the editor:
    (Forwarded to Mayor Klein and all council members)
    We are writing to thank you for a great annual report. This is a great idea, and we look forward to receiving them on a regular basis.

  • What type of mayor will Cerrato be?

    To the editor:
    We have a new mayor in Sunset Beach. I wonder what kind of relationship mayor-elect Richard Cerrato will have with fellow elected officials and town staff. Cerrato is the same person who, for years, unjustly criticized town officials and staff. Cerrato has strongly suggested they are guilty of malfeasance and corruption, often making up or distorting his “facts,” telling half truths and outright lies.

  • More people should have voted

    To the editor:
    The town of Carolina Shores’ election is over. About 800 people voted, and I am assuming the majority of voters represented the Concerned Citizens group.
    We had a very reputable, knowledgeable person, Tom Puls, who ran against Goodenough. Tom had absolutely no chance to win the election as mayor for the town of Carolina Shores because he is not a member of the Concerned Citizens group.

  • Horrible Election Day turnout

    To the editor:
    On Election Day morning, I simply had to shake my head in amazement and disbelief. Neither had anything to do with who would or wouldn’t win. It had everything to do with this local election’s pitiful turnout. To those who chose not to vote, here’s a few suggestion for you in the coming two years:
    1. Do not complain about the conditions of roads.
    2. Do not complain about the recycling center.
    3. Do not complain about high grass and weeds.
    4. Do not complain about town government.

  • Animal control should do more

    To the editor:
    I am a member of R.A.C.E. and Paws-Ability, both in Brunswick County. They, and other animal rescue groups in the area, try very hard to help unwanted animals find new homes.
    Can one of you please tell me how it helps to have animal control only allow the public to view available animals from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays? No Saturday hours are available. Any working person would not be able to visit animal control during these hours.