Today's Opinions

  • Disappointed county not moving on with RACE

    To the editor:

    I am extremely disappointed in the health board’s decision to reject the application submitted by RACE (Rescue Animals Community Effort) to privatize the Brunswick County Animal Shelter.

    On the ridiculous advice and absurd notions on the part of Chip Carroll of the agriculture department and Ray Casteen of the Sporting Dogs Association, eight members on the health board caved in to the “good old boy” mentality.

  • The ‘BS’ of ‘SB’

    To the editor:

    I also oppose the parking recommendations presented from the Sunset Beach parking committee. I have never read anything so convoluted and confusing. I was ready to remove my Sunset Beach (SB) decal from my car. Then I realized nobody would know I ever had one. 

    I came up with a better idea—turn the decal upside down as my own personal protest. Now it reads BS. Join me and do the same with your decal if you have one.

    Diane Mangiapane


  • Don’t fix what isn’t broken

    To the editor:

    I recently attended the 100th birthday celebration of a cousin in northeastern North Carolina who is still politically savvy. However, this African-American lady will not be able to vote in the 2012 elections if the legislative leaders in Raleigh pass the proposed voter bill in which a photo ID is required.

  • Thanks for Little Princess Ball

    To the editor:

    I would like to thank Communities in Schools and the Parks and Recreation Department of Brunswick County for putting on the Little Princess Ball on Feb. 5. 

  • I call it ‘death panels’

    To the editor:

    The “death panels” recently claimed nonexistent by Barbara Stanley are in fact in an earlier bill rushed through Congress by the Democrat Majority—The Stimulus Bill—The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

  • Questions to ponder

    To the editor:

    If state law requires using headlights when it’s raining, why aren’t violators issued warnings?

    If NCDOT has funds to plant flowers along highways, why can’t they afford to repair potholes?

    If an “activity study” had been performed by the Smith Avenue Extension contractor, would we still see 10 people observing the one worker with the shovel when we drive by?

  • Consider the ‘Madoff Method’

    To the editor:

    I am certain that my opinion is in a minority of thinking citizens. I believe that Bernie Madoff should be appointed Secretary of the Treasury. It appears that anyone who can, by any means, amass a fortune of $65 billion by whatever means deserves to be considered exceptional. To be able to operate without the knowledge and approval of the banking community, investment firms and the greedy individuals who are now claiming ignorance, is beyond my comprehension.

  • When others destroy our sense of personal safety, what to do?

    What defines safety for you? Is it cuddling up closely to the person you love? Is it snuggling down in your own bed at home? Is it going back to your childhood house, enjoying breakfast talks with mom and dad?

    Many of us have definitions of the things that make us feel safe. Many of those are closely associated with our homes.