Today's Opinions

  • Seasonal sickness is a cruddy thing to deal with

    It started with a twinge, then the tickle of a noxious feather at the back of my throat.

    Like most people, I survived Thanksgiving without overdosing on turkey or hanging out with germy people. So I thought.

    But promptly on the following back-to-work Monday, everything started to change.

    I tried chasing the obnoxious thing with assorted liquids and Campbell’s Homestyle Chicken Noodle soup to no avail.

  • Thank you for Pet Education Program support

    To the editor:

  • ‘Me too’ crosses boundaries

    To the editor:

  • Better ways to improve Shallotte roads

    To the editor:

    The Dec. 14 edition shows the Wall Street realignment as a done deal, to start in 2018-20. I haven’t seen how much this will cost, but the Oct. 12 edition said to move the ABC store would cost $1.3 million. To realign Wall Street and Shallotte Avenue would undoubtedly run into the millions as well.

  • What is Christmas?

    To the editor:

    What is Christmas? To many, including me, it is a wonderful time with family to show our love with gifts and love. But that is not all it is. To me, it is the celebration of a gift given to all who would receive it. This gift given by God was given to all his creation to provide a way for them to be forgiven of their sins and to spend eternity with him. People of the Old Testament looked forward in faith using symbolic animal sacrifices to a coming messiah. We look back in faith to God’s birth, sacrificial life and death on the cross for our sins.

  • ‘Me too’ is pro-decency and respect

    To the editor:

    When I first found out about the “me too” discussion, I said to myself, “me too!”

    I was sexually assaulted by a peer at 14. I was sexually harassed by bosses at work. I never said anything about any of these events that shaped my life other than to close friends at the time and really only in passing.

  • Thank you for supporting 25th Toy Run

    To the editor:

    Just want to let folks know the Brunswick Toy Run was successful in spite of rainy, cold weather Dec. 9. We shopped with 139 children selected by all the elementary schools in the county by their facilitators, as well as some churches.

    I want to offer my heartfelt thanks to all the sponsors and participants that day who registered and bought tickets. We spent $20,000, the most ever in the 25 years of this event! All monies stay in Brunswick County.

  • Shallotte is a beautiful hometown

    To the editor:

    What a beautiful town I live in!

    Driving through Shallotte last night was magical for me. When I turned onto N.C. 179 toward home, it was absolutely breathtaking.

    I would like to give the town of Shallotte and Cindy Babson and her crew a well-deserved pat on the back. My hometown is not only beautiful at Christmas, but all through the year. Thanks for all you do.

    Missy Milliken