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Today's Opinions

  • Don’t stand for bad behavior

    To the editor:

    I want to encourage everyone to vote on or before Nov. 4. This election is an important one. It impacts this community and sends a message to the rest of the state that Brunswick County folks are not standing for the embarrassing behaviors publicly exhibited by state Sen. Bill Rabon. No state senator should verbally and publicly berate the people whom he is supposed to represent. A state senator should not ignore what voters want. Rabon has chosen to do both of these things.

  • Review books before students read them

    To the editor:

    Information for parents, grandparents and guardians of the children and youth of Brunswick County: There are several very unsavory books in our schools in this county, so be sure to check out books your children bring home and the ones you get a letter about. Some of the things in these books include describing masturbation, references to sex with animals, degrading different ethnic races, filthy language, graphic violence, degrading different religions and much more.

  • Base election on people, not party

    To the editor:

    Tenure is just one of the things the state Senate took away from teachers last session, yet tenure is what Sen. Bill Rabon gains if he is re-elected in November for another term to represent District 8 in Raleigh. Just to get this straight, Rabon votes to take tenure from experienced teachers because he thinks it is not a good thing for North Carolina, yet tenure is good for the state senators when they leave office.

  • Senator should demonstrate moral progress

    To the editor:

    State Sen. Bill Rabon does not represent the best interest of the good citizens of District 8. It appears his vision is more closely aligned with big business and special interest groups in Raleigh and in Charlotte than with the honest hardworking people of our community. I am also troubled by his vengeful and aggressive nature. Calling other legislators vulgar names and yelling at constituents is not appropriate.

  • Thank you for golf tourney support

    To the editor:

    VFW Post 8866 in Holden Beach extends a sincere “thank you” to each of the businesses in the greater Holden Beach community that supported our seventh annual golf tournament. The purchase of ads and donations of goods and services by 72 Brunswick County businesses enabled the Post 8866 to have its most successful tournament to date. Our members will not forget those who supported us in this effort.

     

    Jim Rich, VFW Post 8866 commander

    Holden Beach

  • Small acts of love change people

    To the editor:

    When the Building Hope Ministry van and a team of volunteers first arrived at a laundromat in Southport bearing quarters, laundry detergent and sandwiches, they met Matt, who had been living in his car and a motel for the past year. “Laundry’s on us today,” they told him. Matt was surprised anyone would do such a thing, much less give him a sandwich.

  • Look twice at Hagan's record

    To the editor:

    Regarding Debora Mawji’s letter in the Oct. 2 edition stating how pro-military U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan is, I am a Navy veteran and filed for disability with the VA and I was found to have a service connected disability.

  • Time has come for change in state senate

    To the editor:

    Our legislators are supposed to represent us, the constituents. State Sen. Bill Rabon does not represent my values or me. His profanity, bullying tactics and outdated views on statewide policy are an embarrassment. This election day, we have the opportunity to elect a senator who will listen to us, fight for us and make us proud.