Today's Opinions

  • Sunset Beach voters don’t want retreads

    To the editor:

    A day or so after the Nov. 3 election, I was told some Sunset Beach council members privately considered former council members Len Steiner, Karen Joseph, Mike Williams and Wilson Sherrill to fill the mid-term vacancy.

    On Thursday, Nov. 12, I was told they decided to nominate and install Williams in that spot during the council’s Nov. 17 workshop.

  • Keep our trees

    To the editor:

    Couldn’t help but notice on my last trip to Calabash/Carolina Shores the continued bulldozing and clearing of native trees, shrubs, grasses, etc. on Thomasboro Road and elsewhere in the community.

    I understand the concern of homeowners regarding falling limbs and trees, especially during severe weather. However, trees absorb carbon dioxide and convert to oxygen for us to breathe.

  • Don’t fail our youth — invest in their future

    To the editor:

  • What can Toastmasters do for you?

    By Mari-Lou Wong-Chong

    Guest Columnist

    Hi, I am Mari-Lou Wong-Chong, and I am a Toastmaster. How many of you have introduced yourself this way? Nowadays, I can with confidence and with comfort.

    My question is, how did I arrive at this level of comfort and confidence? What has Toastmasters done for me? More importantly, what can Toastmasters do for you? Is Toastmasters right for you?

  • Thank you to Scouts who helped veterans

    To the editor:

    On Nov. 7, Boy Scout Troop 238 of Southport, under the leadership of Scoutmaster Douglas Pratt Jr., a member of Richard H. Stewart Jr. American Legion Post 543, worked with enthusiasm, coordination and success in distributing poppies at Lowe’s Home Improvement in support of Post 543 and the upcoming Veterans Day celebration.

  • Republic is at stake in next election

    To the editor:

    It’s not ISIS, Iran’s mullahs, Putin, China’s Xi Jin Ping, North Korea’s Kim Jong Un or national and international terrorism. It’s not the national debt, economic stagnation, taxes or joblessness. It’s not Obamacare, racial strife or lawlessness. No, it’s none of that. It’s our Republic that stands in the balance next November.

  • Thank you for Diabetes Strides Walk support

    To the editor:

    Gov. Pat McCrory of North Carolina recently proclaimed November as Diabetes Awareness Month and Nov. 7 as North Carolina Lions Clubs’ Diabetes Awareness Activities Day.

    On Nov. 7, District 31-N Lions Clubs from Brunswick County hosted its Diabetes Strides Walk on Holden Beach. It was a huge success and gave the community a chance to learn about diabetes and what the Lions clubs are all about. Thanks to the Calabash, Oak Island and Bolivia Lions Clubs who volunteered their time to get sponsorships and raise money for this great cause.

  • Thanks for Sunset Waterfront Market

    To the editor:

    Kudos to Chris Wilson and her Sunset Waterfront Market Committee. Together, they provided the community with fresh produce, wonderful crafty gifts in time for the holidays and the spirit of community.

    Many had never seen the new park and were thrilled with the well-designed open spaces and pathways. Both dogs and humans were happy to stroll along the pavers, sample the wares and catch up with old friends.