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Today's Opinions

  • Jaguar’s Lair could be premier community

    To the editor:

    Let’s face the facts: Jaguar’s Lair will never be a golf course community. Here’s why:

    From 2001-13 there were 1,460 golf course closures in the United State. The next wave of baby boomers and millennials has spoken. They do not want to waste five hours a day, along with the expense of golf, in their retirement. All studies have shown of these two groups prefer a retirement lifestyle that is dictated by them, not by some tee time.

  • Faith that saves is never alone

    To the editor:

    There are many Christians who are being martyred for standing for Christ. “He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it,” (Matthew 10:39). Peter denied Christ three times. Jesus predicted it. Until Peter was prepared by God, he was afraid. Peter was crucified as a martyr around 64 A.D. Peter served the Lord Jesus because he loved him. That was Jesus’ question. Do you love me? Peter, do you love me? If you love Jesus, you will serve him.

  • Cherish, preserve Sunset Beach’s natural wonders

    To the editor:

    I just finished reading the reports about proposed development plans for the east and west ends of Sunset Beach. Our family bought property on the waterway almost 25 years ago ... It is where our children have grown up to appreciate and enjoy salt marshes, maritime forests and ocean life. They have witnessed firsthand the ever-changing shape of a barrier island from tides, hurricanes, weather and more recently, its most damaging erosion: man.

  • Bizarre moments in the courtroom

    I’ve worked as a reporter at The Brunswick Beacon for almost two years now. I’ve learned many things along the way, but perhaps the most important lesson I’ve learned is that you never know what might happen next in this line of work.

  • How much does size really matter?

    Much ado has been made over Sports Illustrated featuring a plus-sized model for the first time in this year’s swimsuit edition, in addition to an advertisement for plus-sized swimwear. Regardless of how you feel about this annual publication, this is — if you’ll pardon the pun — a big deal to me.

  • Sherrill needs to clarify role

    To the editor:

    Sunset Beach Councilman Wilson Sherrill made a statement at the April 6 Sunset Beach council meeting, as reported in the April 9 edition, regarding his membership on the Ocean Isle appointed Project Review Team (PRT) for the proposed terminal groin at Shallotte Inlet.

    He stated he was invited by Ocean Isle Mayor Debbie Sloane Smith as a member of the public to a meeting sometime in 2012 or 2013. Sherrill said he attended the meeting but never spoke.

  • Board should vote against rule change

    To the editor:

    I am a homeowner at Continental Condominium on Sunset Beach. Continental has been a tourist attraction since 1968, way before many of the large expensive homes. It has made possible for middle-income families to own and vacation at the beach. Because half of the units are on ground level, it makes it possible for handicapped renters to stay there.

  • Climate change claims meant to destroy capitalism

    To the editor:

    Natural forces over millions of years brought about major global climate changes. Did these natural forces simply evaporate when mankind arrived? Don’t we experience natural forces on our planet that exceed our ability to anticipate, abate and control them? Isn’t it arrogance and conceit to claim man’s activity alone accounts for these upheavals?