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Today's Opinions

  • South Atlantic Radiation Oncology treats patients like family members

    To the editor:

    I would like to express my deep appreciation to the doctors and staff of South Atlantic Radiation Oncology in Supply for their help and the kind, gentle manner in which I was treated during my radiation treatments over the last few months. South Atlantic Radiation Oncology is the satellite office of Coastal Carolina Radiation Oncology in Wilmington.

  • Stars showed how to be the coolest person alive

    There have been exactly three times in my life when I knew I had to have been the coolest person alive. All of them had to do with music.

    The first was when my godfather bought me Michael Jackson’s album, “Off the Wall” as a gift. I was the first of my friends to get it and I quickly became the envy of my second-grade class.

  • Expressions of sympathy ease grief

    You know, I really believed our friend Sarah Sue Ingram would beat the cancer she had.

    Instead, it took her from us last month, barely more than 24 hours after I bought a new batch of silly greeting cards for us to sign and send to her, as she requested after she told us she was sick. It wasn’t much, but it was all she asked of us beyond our prayers and kind thoughts.

  • CIS volunteers make the difference

    To the editor:

  • Trying to square a circle

    To the letter:

    In the April 14 edition, Thomas McGrath of the Brunswick County Democratic Party, in an apparent attempt to square a circle factually and previously established, provided more confusion than clarity.

  • Library offers much to community

    To the editor:

    I am writing this to share some wonderful information with all my neighbors who live in Carolina Shores and Calabash: Hickmans Crossroads Library has become much more than a library, its main purpose.

    It offers the following activities and events throughout the year: computer use, free first-class movies, adult coloring, chair yoga, needlework club, chess group, book club, Legos for children, meet the author events and more.

  • This is how you know it’s going to be a long night

    This week I am going to let the fine people who read this into the newsroom to experience what it is like when the day goes long and we are waiting on one more report before the paper goes to press so we can call it a day.

    It isn’t a weekly occurrence, despite the fact we’re a weekly paper, but there are days that seem to stretch into infinity and that is when the philosophical questions of our time get asked and answered — like last week, when I first proposed my unifying theory of fast-food chicken places out loud.

  • You decide: Is there trouble with trading?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    One of the first principles I teach my new economics students is the benefits of trade. I use the following example (remember, I’m talking to 18- to 20-year-olds): Two students live across the hall from each other. One student has some minor car trouble and discovers the across-the-hall neighbor is a fairly good amateur mechanic. The student with mechanic skills is having problems with physics and learns the neighbor with car trouble is a whiz at physics.