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Today's Opinions

  • In an imperfect world, what is it we all are truly seeking?

    Writers will tell you when we are moved to write, we write—often without knowledge or understanding of a direction.
    Sometimes we write because we have to. Other times we write because we are driven to.

  • ‘No room for error’ when it comes to student safety

    Brunswick County Schools Superintendent Edward Pruden has it right. When it comes to student safety, there is no room for error.
    It’s unfortunate, however, that at least two bus drivers missed the value of this message—and may have forgotten their training—when two students were let off county buses at the wrong locations.
    Luckily for everyone involved, the students were ultimately safe, although one was injured following what the school system has called horseplay on a bus.

  • Regarding Sept. 11

    To the editor:

  • Who are officials working for?

    To the editor:
    Mayor Selby and a few of the councilpersons feel because they hold representative office, they have been given carte blanche to do with town funds anything they feel is “good” for the populous.
    In contrast, our neighbor to the south is publicizing in its local paper a public meeting asking residents to express views on building a sports/recreation area.
    We should follow suit before any more money is spent on site planning and consultation with the architects.

  • Do you want a town park?

    To the editor:
    If you live in the town of Carolina Shores, please let me know if you want the town to build a park, also referred to as an events center because checkers and bocce could be played. My email address is jo@okeefes.org. I will post lists of the counts of pros and cons on two websites: http://carolinashores.info and http://okeefes.org. I will post your message text and identity if you tell me to do so.

  • Town council epitomizes TIARTA

    To the editor:
    I have often wondered why, after being elected, intelligent citizens tend to lose their good judgment and do rather stupid things.
    The recent decision to fine residents and absentee homeowners for their inability to remove emptied trash containers from the roadway is a perfect example.
    Some of us can remember 20 years or so ago when trash was picked up from the house. It was a great service, but the town decided to eliminate this attractive service in favor of a rollaway container system.

  • Better ways to spend money

    To the editor:
    We read with interest the article where Mayor Selby of Carolina Shores stated that $5,500 has been budgeted for an architectural firm out of Wilmington to do preliminary work on a proposed events center (Brunswick Beacon, Sept.15).
    We submit that the $5,500 could have been used to repair more than a few potholes in the community’s roads. On our road, we have been looking at some of the same potholes for more than two years, and have several times been promised repairs.

  • Stop writing about Hewett

    To the editor:
    I am writing this in response to seeing Ronald Hewett on the front page of the paper last week.
    It appears to me that this paper jumps at the chance to print anything that accuses Ronald Hewett of anything at all. Why is this?
    I have known him and his family all of my life. He nor his family deserved the treatment or press coverage that he and they received when he was forced into federal custody for over a year. Enough is enough.
    Why not leave the man alone? He served his sentence and deserves to be left alone.