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Today's Opinions

  • Superintendent search for show

    Congratulations to Les Tubb, who has become Brunswick County Schools’ 10th superintendent in 30 years after serving in an interim capacity twice in five years.

  • Coroner’s office bill warrants explanation

    Every county in North Carolina has either a coroner or a medical examiner, though most by now employ the latter. Brunswick County is not among them, with Greg White having served as our coroner for the past 30 years.

  • On Campus at Brunswick Community College: Recognizing, rewarding student excellence

    By Dr. Susanne Adams

    Guest Columnist

    On Feb. 26, through executive proclamation, Gov. Pat McCrory declared April as North Carolina Community College Excellence in Education Month. In the proclamation, he recognized that for 53 years, North Carolina Community Colleges have opened the doors to education for millions of North Carolinians, serving about 730,000 students per year.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week in the North Carolina House of Representatives, we received the governor’s proposed budget, we began meeting to discuss the proposed budget and establish a process timeline and we met with Republican women during their day at the legislature.

  • An editor’s note, as requested

    About three weeks ago, I received a voice mail message from a man who called to complain about a letter to the editor published in our April 14 edition.

    The letter writer, Sunset Beach resident John Sams, thinks Sunset Beach Town Council spends taxpayer money unwisely and pointed to a $190,000 lump-sum settlement the town accepted April 4 from engineering firm Withers & Ravenel as an example.

  • Home is where the heart is

    To the editor:

    Home is where the heart is. I never fully understood what that meant until recently.

    When my father, Randal Brown, moved to Brunswick County in the early ‘90s, he told me he had found his home and he would never leave. He had a gypsy soul and never lived anywhere long, so I didn’t believe him. I was wrong. When he passed away last month, he did so at his home in Shallotte and was buried under a tree there.

  • Cause and effect of policy

    To the editor:

    In 1980 while running for president, Ronald Reagan said government is the problem and vowed to “starve the beast” and repeal FDR’s New Deal.

    We have been at war for 15 years. The $600 billion F-35 program is 20 years old; deliveries will be another trillion dollars of debt.

    Fox is airing stories about a lack of spare parts for the Marine Corps, without saying, waiting for the F-35. A No New Tax pledge approved by Reagan 35 years ago, in 2016, is signed by 259 GOP congressmen, including our David Rouzer.

  • Take time to notice: Volunteer appreciation

    To the editor:

    It takes a generous person to offer time, concern and commitment to brighten the life of a child. Community volunteers contribute to and support many programs offered by Communities In Schools of Brunswick County (CIS), empowering students to stay in school and achieve in life.

    CIS was founded on the belief that “it’s relationships, not programs that change children.” The difference our volunteers make in the life of a child never goes unnoticed.