Today's Opinions

  • BFA warrants continued support from community

    To the editor:

    Brunswick Family Assistance received unfavorable publicity recently arising from the abrupt departure of its newly hired executive director.

  • Seek God’s guidance when voting

    To the editor:

    In a paradox of power, we saw God at work Sept. 14.

    As Donald Trump stood speaking to the people of Flint, Mich., boasting and launching another vicious attack on Hillary Clinton, the Rev. Faith Green Timmons, pastor of Bethel United Methodist Church, approached him at the podium with gentle respect, firmly reminding him of his purpose and carefully reining him in. The Rev. Timmons is the only person yet to have the courage and the spiritual confidence to set limits on the mighty Donald Trump, the man who seems to believe he himself is God!

  • Thank you for supporting Casino Night for Charity

    To the editor:

  • Credit McCrory for state’s economy

    To the editor:

    I rarely agree with Vice President Joe Biden, but he was right when he came to North Carolina this week and highlighted the improving economy in the state.

    The latest analytics have North Carolina as one of the top five states to do business, and our tax climate has jumped from an abysmal 44th to a much more respectable 15th. While the national recovery is still considered one of the worst in history, all of this positive growth in North Carolina has occurred under Gov. Pat McCrory.

  • You decide: How does the ‘iron law of real estate’ impact us?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    Almost 40 years ago, my wife and I bought our first home. As a wet-behind-the-ears Ph.D. economist, I wanted to impress my wife with my knowledge of real estate by stating the “iron law of real estate.”

    I confidently explained the “law” to her this way. “With a limited budget, people who value space, like square footage, over accessibility to work, shopping and other amenities, buy a home farther out.

  • Readers feed on restaurant, grocery news

    One thing I’ve noticed in my three years here is few things generate a buzz like the prospect of a new chain restaurant coming to the area.

    Last week, it was the news that Shallotte Properties LLC submitted arequestto the Shallotte Planning Boardfor a 90-seat Zaxby’s Restaurant at 4736 Main St., the site of the former Hardee’s and The Grille restaurants.

  • A most memorable Friday

    First this week, I want to thank Jim Moore for inviting me to speak at the South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club meeting last Friday. If his name seems familiar, it’s because he often contributes spectacular photos to our sports section.

    Secondly, I want to thank the SBI Rotary members for listening to what I had to say. They’re a fun bunch — much more lively than I can be during a 7:30 a.m. meeting. I told them when Jim invited me to speak to them, I thought their meetings were at 7:30 at night. It drew a laugh, but I wasn’t kidding.

  • Cooper doesn’t stand up for law enforcement

    To the editor:

    I have been wondering: Does North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper really stand up for law enforcement? Last week’s endorsement of Gov. Pat McCrory by the North Carolina Police Benevolent Association answers that for me.