Today's Opinions

  • Goodenough for mayor

    To the editor:
    U.S. 17, now a four-lane highway, was once a two-lane road. When heavy rains came, some streets in Carolina Shores were under water. They became impassable, and many homes were flooded because N.C. Department of Transportation was using the Carolina Shores drainage ditches to drain the new four-lane highway.
    Previous mayors and commissioners asked NCDOT for a solution to this problem, but were unable to persuade them to help Carolina Shores.

  • Supports Mike Williams

    To the editor:
    We have known Mike Williams for many years. The friendship of Mike and his family is one we treasure. We have seen Mike work tirelessly on civic and church events.
    We strongly recommend Mike for Sunset Beach Town Council in the upcoming Nov. 8 election. We know Mike to be a man of integrity, commitment and faith. Mike’s work ethic and dedication to whatever task he tackles is outstanding.
    Mike has spent 30 years as a resort community small businessman and has a master’s degree in educational administration.

  • Supports Dunlop, Williams

    To the editor:
    In early September, Gene Method circulated an email asking people to come with their friends and neighbors to meet the candidates (or just who he was supporting) on the morning of Sept 17. Two council members were turned away at the door.

  • Speak up about staggered starts

    More than $500,000.
    That’s what Brunswick County Schools Superintendent Edward Pruden estimated a staggered-start schedule could save the district this year.
    That’s the equivalent of about 10 teaching positions.
    With financial cuts and belt-tightening taking place for the last several years, it made sense for the district to look at ways to cut costs and keep teachers where they are needed most—in the classroom.

  • Bigger Dumpster means more issues

    To the editor:
    I am a homeowner on Sunset Beach island. It is not my main residence, and I do not rent my home.
    My wife and I spent Oct. 4-17 on the island. The “trash runs” did not start until Oct. 13 and the last one was on Oct. 17 when we were on our way out of town.

  • I like Mike

    To the editor:
    Although I have known Mike Williams for several years as a loyal and hard-working member at Seaside United Methodist Church, I recently had an opportunity to hear him speak in a small group setting in my community and I have to say, “I Like Mike!”
    The one thing that impressed me the most was his positive outlook for what he has to offer the citizens of Sunset Beach. This was most refreshing in this age of negative politics, when many only offer “what is wrong with local government” and offer very little in the way of solutions.

  • Supports Przywara

    To the editor:
    Joseph Przywara is a candidate for commissioner in Carolina Shores, a position he has had for the past four years.
    Joe never appears threatened by questions relating to issues in the town and is always willing to offer an answer or explanation. He is knowledgeable and if he does not know an answer, he will always get back to you with the desired information. In matters relating to money, he has shown that he is fiscally responsible.

  • Board listens

    To the editor:
    In last week’s letters to the editor section, a letter apparently in support of Tom Puls and Gere Dale, Bob Morris requested residents remember the culvert fiasco by stating: “Have we forgotten the ‘culvert’ fiasco? Yes, elderly folks with shovels hand-digging in muddy ditches and peering into dark holes hoping the elected ones would not impose fines. Well, not knowing what to do, they gave us something to do.”