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Today's Opinions

  • New senior center opens

    Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. (BSRI), in collaboration with Faith Community Chapel on Sunset Harbor Road, Sunset Harbor, opened an additional center at the Chapel Fellowship Hall on Oct. 1.

    The program is named for Ellie Reilly who was recently killed in an automobile accident. For many years Ellie had advocated for the program. She knew of the impending opening before her death but did not live to see it.

    The center operates Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and, among other program features, will provide a nutritious meal.

  • Just another day’s work, sort of

    There’s a first time for everything, and a journalist’s job is no exception.

    For the most part, my Mondays are the same week after week. Last Monday turned out to be different, which was a welcome change.

    I drove to Wilmington in hopes of covering Sen. John McCain’s local arrival and subsequent rally downtown. I made it to the airport in time to have my cameras and equipment swept, which was about an hour and a half before he did.

  • When all else fails pray for a better economy

    America and the global society are faced with a volatile market. There is no consciousness of the long term or the short-term effects of the economic crisis.

    Those who have a negative view of the economy believe the present crisis has the potential of being more devastating than the 1929 Great Depression because we now have an international economic system where all major economies can rise or fall based what happens in a country in which they may have little or no major influence.

  • Enough is enough

    To the editor:

    Elizabeth Dole has been in Washington for more than 40 years. She has collected millions of your hard earned tax dollars.

    When are you going to say to Elizabeth Dole you have had enough?

    Charles Johnson

    Supply

  • Fall means its festival time in Brunswick County

    The air is a little cooler and the leaves are starting to fall. In Brunswick County, that means it time to celebrate the season with fall festivals.

    The next two weeks will be busy with the North Carolina Oyster Festival at Ocean Isle Beach and the Festival by the Sea at Holden Beach.

    People will flock like seagulls to the beaches to be part of the festivities. Both festivals will feature live music, food and craft vendors.

  • Concerned about traffic congestion

    To the editor:

    I read the article in the Brunswick Beacon about the redesigning of the causeway (on Holden Beach). I was particularly interested in the start of the causeway between Wings and Exxon and Walgreen’s being built on the opposite corner.

    I am a property owner in the Holiday Haven development and am concerned about the congestion at that area. My proposal would be to put in a traffic circle, which would keep the traffic flowing at all times.

  • Dune loss sad

    To the editor:

    I walked along Sunset Beach and Bird Island this morning and was amazed at the loss of sand dunes after our recent storms.

    Particularly distressing is the Kindred Spirit mailbox on Bird Island. The mailbox and bench are now inaccessible atop a large dune with no way to get to the location without a sheer climb up the 7-foot dune.

    I hope someone will relocate this wonderful Brunswick County beach tradition, enjoyed by residents and tourists alike, to a more accessible location on the beach.

    Carol DeLude

    Calabash

  • Bush isn't to blame

    To the editor:

    For weeks, we have heard the Democrat theme about failed Bush policies causing the financial crisis.

    The truth is Obama and the Democrats are lying to the American people about the causes. This is all about home loans to people who could not afford them, with no financial review and nothing down, and Democrats pushing banks to do more. It started in the Carter years with the Community Reinvestment Act and helped along by ACORN’s attorney Obama winning a lawsuit against a bank because they were not making enough of these loans.