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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • This veterans’ ‘clinic’ isn’t much to celebrate

    Congressman Mike McIntyre, what is it exactly you’re so excited about?

    Last week you touted the new veterans services “clinic” coming to Brunswick County. You called it a “great victory for the many veterans who live in Brunswick County.”

    We’re not sure what battle you’ve been fighting, but from our perspective, we can’t see a contracted primary care physician available only three days a week for local veterans as much of a victory.

  • Book highlights fun things about eating your way through a Southern childhood

    Not long after relocating to Brunswick County from my native Kentucky in early 2007, I wrote a column about how proud I was to be a Southern girl.

    Raised partly by a great-grandmother who lived through the Great Depression and my single mother who single-handedly defined hard work and determination, I grew with a good mixture of stern hands, love and laughter.

    As a young adult, when I’d retell encounters with my Granny to my mom, she’d laugh endlessly.

    “You should write a book about that,” she encouraged. 

  • Underwear, Times Square bombers dodge ‘No Fly List,’ but alert high for 6-year-old

    With as many terrorists and suicide bombers who are (literally) dying to board our airplanes and cause the next American tragedy, I’d be willing to bet 6-year-old Alyssa Thomas isn’t one of them.

    The Ohio child was stopped on a recent family trip from Cleveland to Minneapolis, when the ticket agent told her parents she was listed on Homeland Security’s “No Fly List” and the airport needed to take “extra caution,” according to her father, Dr. Santhosh Thomas.

  • Sunset Beach pontoon bridge spans memories, depictions

    Got your bridge memory ready for posting yet?

    It’s countdown time as the Sunset at Sunset committee collects written stories—not to exceed 100 words, please—about the Sunset Beach pontoon bridge for a remembrance book via its website, sunsetatsunset.com.