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Today's Opinions

  • Thanks to 'angel'

    While driving to Shallotte for a shopping trip, my car started to steer in an awkward fashion. Naturally, I stopped immediately.

    Walking around the car, I found the right front tire was rapidly going flat. Then from nowhere came this angel in the form of a young man named George Coggins.

    George is an employee of Waccamaw Bank. And like an angel, George changed the tire to the spare and refused any reward.

    How wonderful this young man is, and by coincidence, we are customers of the bank.

  • Remember the week of the young child

    Young children here in Brunswick County deserve the best that we can give them.

    Week of the Young Child, April 13-19, is a time to recognize the needs of young children and thank the adults involved in their education and care.

    Parents, teachers, caregivers and other adults play important roles in the lives of young children and Week of the Young Child celebrates their efforts.

  • Jewish feasts provide link to Christian heritage

    Most Christians know little about our Jewish heritage. Little is known of the seven Jewish feasts that were celebrated in the spring and in the fall.

    Hidden in the spring feasts are foreshadowing’s of the first coming of the Messiah.

    This year, Passover, Pesach for Jewish observers, comes on April 20. For the Jew, this is a remembrance of how “the Angel of Death” passed over, and they were delivered from 400 years of bondage in Egypt.

    For the Christian, this is a reminder of how Jesus delivered us from the bondage of sin and death.

  • Thanks for the quick response

    I live next door to Dr. and Ms. Linda Hinson who participate in our community crime watch. I told Ms. Hinson my wife and I would be out of town most of the next week, and I asked her to keep watch on my home.

    Last Tuesday evening, I had reason to return home and turned a light on in my shop building. Ms. Hinson saw the light was on and suspected a burglary was in progress. She immediately called 911 and reported what she had seen next door.

    Within 15 minutes or less, there were four police officers from the sheriff’s department on the scene.

  • Leaders aren't listening to us

    Don Werenko is concerned about the economy. He mentions Mike McIntyre as one of the big spenders. I don’t think I’ll vote for him in the next election.

    I have read where the national debt has doubled since George W. Bush took office. It’s no wonder they call his advisers neo-cons, since everything he said about Iraq turned out to be false.

    The Israelis are the ones who wanted this war, and they got it with AIPAC, the most powerful lobby in the world

  • Doesn't think jetties are the answer

    People whose second homes are about to wash into the Atlantic must be going through a hellish mess only they can fully comprehend.

    However, the proposed solution of building groins, jetties or hardened structures voiced by two individuals in the March 27 Brunswick Beacon is at odds with research on the subject.

  • Speaking 'Clintonese

    Ten years ago, Bill Clinton explained the words “what ‘is’ ” is in his sexual lexicon of “Clintonese.”

    Now, Hillary states an outright, boldface lie when one is caught at it (very much as her husband was) is not really a lie at all. So, the Clintons once again have taught us and our youth another “Clintonese.”

    Remember children, when you lie it is no longer a lie. From now on you simply say, “I misspoke.” You can also follow that, as she did, by saying, “After all, I’m only human.”

  • Speeches give great insight into teens' lives

    The start of spring means beautiful weather and pollen allergies. It's also the time of year when I serve as a judge at the South Brunswick High School oratorical contest, the precursor to the countywide Odell and Virginia Williamson Oratorical Contest.

    It was a difficult decision this year because all the students who participated were terrific, and they left me a little more hopeful about the future.