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Today's Opinions

  • Where’s the donkey?

    To the editor:

    Where’s the donkey?

    I found Adam in the garden. I found God covering him with skins, but I have yet to find God killing an animal to get those skins. I found Gabriel. I found Michael. I found all manner of angels in both testaments, but I have yet to find one angel having the gender or form of those blonde females and naked babies with wings sitting on our fireplace mantle.

  • Good Samaritans on Sunset Beach

    To the editor:

    My granddaughters and I were at Sunset Beach on Friday, July 18. Coming out of the ocean we saw our belongings neatly stacked on our chairs away from the approaching tide. Thank you so much to the unknown Good Samaritans for saving our things.

     

    Rita McLean

    Sunset Beach

  • Community makes CNA Week wonderful

    To the editor:

    Our community made Certified Nursing Week wonderful. CNA week was celebrated in June. The CNAs are not just the backbone of a nursing facility, but also a great addition to any community. The outpouring of donations from local business was amazing.

  • Pruden’s resignation a community loss

    To the editor:

    Thank you for providing me a public forum to express my disappointment in our Brunswick County school board. I met Edward Pruden when he was here to interview for our county’s school superintendent position. That interview coincided with the death of his first cousin’s husband, a member of the church I serve in Shallotte. Being the son of a prominent Baptist pastor, Ed did the right thing and stayed to attend the funeral and support his extended family.

  • District 8 Senate update

    By Sen. Bill Rabon

    Guest Columnist

    Editor’s note: The senator’s legislative updates will continue to be published for the duration of the General Assembly’s short session, which has been extended beyond its expected July 1 conclusion.

     

    As the 2014 short session begins to wind down, we are continuing to work hard in order to accomplish our goals before wrapping things up.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Editor’s note: The representative’s legislative updates will continue to be published for the duration of the General Assembly’s short session, which has been extended beyond its expected July 1 conclusion.

     

  • You decide: What are the gains and gaps in our economy?

    By Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

     

    Twice a year, I pull out my cloudy crystal ball and attempt to make some predictions about the direction and pace of the North Carolina economy. I just finished my latest effort and, as usual, the results are a combination of pluses and minuses.

  • Help clear the air in Brunswick County

    I had family vacationing on one of the islands recently.

    They missed the hurricane, the fireworks and the “Tammy” premiere but they didn’t miss all the Brunswick County happenings.

    Maybe they were keeping a lookout because they had Brunswick County on their mind in eager anticipation for their week off at the beach.

    But the county has also made it into the news for other reasons recently.

    One of the first questions I got after they arrived was, what was going on with that Brunswick County sheriff?