Today's Opinions

  • Thanks from Southport Christian

    To the editor:

    On behalf of Southport Christian School, I would like to extend a huge “thank you” to our school families and everyone in the community who came out to support SpringFest this past Saturday. We could not have asked for better weather for all of those who visited Franklin Square Park to browse local artwork, sample some of the best barbecue around and make the rounds of our game booths. What a blessing it was to see so many children enjoying outdoor fun on such a beautiful spring day.

  • Family says thank you to those who helped

    To the editor:

    We can never thank everyone for all the love they have shown to us during the sudden and tragic loss of our loved ones, the Joshua Williams family.

    To the very first responders, EMS, the sheriff’s department, the highway patrol: a very special “thank you.” We know this must have been hard on you as well.

    To Hobbs Realty for the house they provided for our out-of-state family.

    To Bobby Long for the peaceful burial plots he so freely gave.

  • Make your voice heard this November

    To the editor:

    You may recall the political machines that for years ran the cities of New York and Chicago. Well, Carolina Shores is now being run by a similar political machine. They call themselves the Concerned Citizens (CC) but it appears rather than transparency and resident representation, their only concern is about imposing their agenda on town residents.

  • Temperatures go down; activists’ calls go up

    To the editor:

    Isn’t it curious that after two of the coldest winters that the term “global warming” has changed to “climate change?”

    Now the environmental activists want very expensive restrictions no matter what the temperature. Information shown on the British meteorological office website shows no warming in the last seven years. The data not only shows flat-lined warming, but a temperature plunge in the past year despite the fact that carbon dioxide levels are rising.

  • We need the port

    To the editor:

    Re: NCIT-Why North Carolina needs a Deepwater Port and will “Get It” Sampson Counties EDD, John Swope stated, “For North Carolina to remain cost competitive for business and industry it must develop a deepwater port with a channel of at least 50 feet.” 

    Maersk Lines announced a $1.9 billion order for 10 container ships with 18,000 TEUs. Bigger ships mean NCSPA needs to keep pace with larger container traffic.

  • We’ve got to get out of this place, if it’s the last thing a tornado lets us do

    My high school graduation had been delayed. That last year of school, snow days—days where snow actually covered the ground make driving dangerous, not just threatened to do so—had put us behind schedule several extra class days. 

    For kids on their way out the door and looking to begin the next chapters in their lives, waiting seemed forever.

  • Sunset Beach: Don’t make access to public records be more difficult

    Thanks to Carol Scott for being a voice of reason on Sunset Beach Town Council.

    The council is considering implementing a policy that would regulate how the town deals with public records requests. 

    Among items included in the proposal is a form that would require each person to provide detailed information including name, contact information and specific public records information requested.

  • 'Unusual' wreck is deja vu for fire crew

    It was no April Fool’s joke when firefighters with Grissettown-Longwood Fire Department were called to the scene of an “unusual” wreck last Friday morning, April 1.

    Though they’ve practiced rescues using a similar scenario with one vehicle on top of another, they can’t recall exactly when they’ve actually had to use it.