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Today's Opinions

  • Invites public to church

    To the editor: This message is to make you aware of something in your neighborhood.

    Please take note of this.

    This is important because it is for anyone who would like to come and see what I am talking about. It is in the same old building and has the same name.

    The remarkable part of this is you only need to love God and have just a little faith in Him. Come visit the small church in your area.

  • Be energy independent

    To the editor: I am fed up with the continued stonewalling and lack of any progress on our critical energy situation by members of the United States Congress.

    Their inaction puts the nation at peril.

    These folks are the ones who are most responsible for our $4 gas. There are many things that need to be done to ensure our energy independence. We should be doing all of these now without delay.

  • Reasons not to like Mike

    To the editor: A June 12 letter called for Rep. Mike McIntyre to be voted out of Congress, saying 10 years was enough and his stand with Democratic party beliefs was against what the writer believed in.

    Here are two more reasons to vote him out this election:

    McIntyre voted in lockstep with his Democratic Party bosses for HR-6, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.

  • Vote Dems out of office

    To the editor: For the last 30 years or so, our American family has grown by 50 million, plus or minus, yet we have managed to house, feed and clothe them without being allowed to build new nuclear power plants, refineries or drill for more oil or gas when we sit on some of the largest proven reserves in the world.

    This is outstanding because it shows we are becoming energy efficient in spite of our growth. Other neighboring families on our planet are now buying up energy and making energy cost more for our family.

  • Years of work culminate in fire department celebration

    Last week’s celebration honoring Shallotte firefighters and the open house that followed, giving the public a chance to tour the new fire station, were the culmination of many years of hard work.

    More than once during the event, the Shallotte Fire Department was called the best in the county, a far cry from what it was just 10 years ago when most people would have said it was one of the worst.

  • Increased cost of living making it hard on many

    According to the Consumer Price Index, in the last year, the cost of living has increased more than 4 percent. A leading factor in that increase has been the cost of gas. We’re seeing the rising cost of fuel affecting most areas of our lives—from travel and energy to food prices.

  • On the whole, it's a real problem

    First of all, I don’t care what you say, at the end of the day, prefacing your sentences with meaningless phrases is annoying. (See?)

    If you need time to work on how you’re going to word your statement correctly, just work it out in your head before opening your mouth, then go directly to your statement.

  • You're finally here; welcome to the 'real world' 2008 graduates

    Twelve or more years of hard work and hassle came to a dramatic, yet simple conclusion last week as hundreds of Brunswick County graduates picked up their tassels and moved them from one side of their mortarboards to the other.

    In that gesture, often accentuated by the ceremonial tossing of the mortarboard into the air, students made the transition from being kids to almost, but not quite, grown up. After pomp and circumstance, they now find themselves lingering on the outskirts of the “real world.”