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Today's Opinions

  • Thanks to organizers for free events

    The time has never been better to get out and enjoy events and places in Brunswick County. Whether you’re a full-time resident, a part-time resident, or a vacationer, you’ll quickly see there is much to do in our community.

    While a number of businesses and entertainment groups put on some outstanding productions, some of the very best things to see and do here are events put on by a broad base of community volunteers. From theater productions and musicals to art shows and weekend festivals, from May until October, Brunswick County is hopping.

  • Tragic anniversaries often bring up difficult and painful memories

    An anniversary, by definition, is the yearly occurrence of a past event.

    For many, anniversaries are happy occasions. They are celebrated for marking important occasions in people’s lives. Couples celebrate relationship milestones by rejoicing in anniversaries of a first date, a first kiss or the day marital vows were taken.

  • Senior projects can have lasting effects on students' lives

    Back when I was a senior in high school—which was only six years ago—we didn’t have to do senior projects like the kids do these days. In fact, I can’t even remember doing a research paper at all that year. All I can remember from Mr. W’s English class is sitting in between my friends Liz and Aimee, and watching Martin Graham nearly pass out after putting an entire pack of those Listerine dissolving breath strips on his tongue. Trust me, he turned a shade of white I’d never seen before.

  • Save on gas, save on your mind

    Now that filling up the tank has become a major decision—food or fuel? Getting home or paying for a home?—I think many of us can appreciate ways to conserve gas and our sanity any way we can.

    Road hogs—you know who you are—now have an opportunity to downshift to a slower place to reduce fuel usage.

    The other day, I was crawling home at 50 mph as part of my new plan to decrease gas use and tick off everybody behind me in the process. It was kind of fun as long as nobody gets road rage.

  • Reader concerned about Carolina Shores speed hump plan

    I read with interest the article describing the budgetary requirements of Carolina Shores pertaining to police and speed bumps. It was interesting to see $50,000 referred to as a “drop in the bucket” and an outlay of a “huge amount” mentioned for future police establishment.

  • County needs more rehab options

    Southern Brunswick County is in desperate need of a rehabilitation hospital. Three years ago, I had a complete knee replacement at Brunswick Community Hospital, and since I lived alone, I was sent to Coastal Rehab Hospital in Wilmington.

    Recently, I had my right knee done, and Social Services would not send me to Coastal. I had to spend 10 days at Autumn Care Nursing Home and Rehab.

  • Doesn't agree with Sloan's complaint

    I see Willie Sloan has filed a complaint based on some type of impropriety by the Democratic Party regarding its voting process for the position of sheriff of Brunswick County.

    Mr. Sloan, I don’t know you personally, but based on what came out in the newspapers about your “criminal charges,” even though you’re quick to point out you were “never convicted” it leaves no doubt in my mind John Ingram is the better candidate.

  • Responding to Southern charm

    A Yankee can live in the South without being a “Willie off the Pickle Boat.” Here’s some perspective from someone whose family has lived in Brunswick County for more than a century.