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Today's Opinions

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week in the North Carolina General Assembly, we filed many new bills, as we were catching up from the February weeks we lost to weather; we had visits from many towns and cities, as well as agriculture groups and electric membership corporations; and we continued to work on transportation funding and economic incentives.

  • Economic, environmental impact on the half-shell

    By Eric Johnson

    Guest Columnist

  • Springtime should bring better moods

    Thank goodness spring is here! I may be from Cleveland, but I’m not immune to the winter blues. It seemed as though the gloomy, bitter cold would never leave and the occasional warm, sunny days we experienced — just long enough to trigger sinus pressure and body aches — were cruel teases. While dreary, miserable conditions are the norm for the season back in my hometown, I didn’t expect them to linger in Brunswick County for so long.

  • Saunders deserves some kind of award

    To the editor:

  • Pray for Israel

    To the editor:

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently addressed the joint houses of Congress of the United States. This was his third time to give such an address. The only other leader to address the U.S. Congress three times was Sir Winston Churchill. This address coincided with the feast of Purim, which commemorates Queen Esther’s appeal to the king of Persia to save the Jewish people.

  • Prompt response to courthouse damage earns thanks

    To the editor:

    Many of your readers know of the water damage that recently occurred at our Brunswick County Courthouse. I write to publicly thank the many who contributed to our prompt recovery and re-opening.

  • Thanks for starting road to recovery

    To the editor:

  • Second Sunset Beach fire station not free

    To the editor:

    Sunset Beach Town Council wants you to believe the town’s second fire station was free. Sunset Beach taxpayers paid $275,000 for the land, $300,000 for the grant and $225,000 each year to staff the facility (two staff each shift, including employee benefit costs). Moreover, the staff is legally restricted against extinguishing any fires until additional help arrives because of safety regulations. The total cost for this incomplete service is $1.25 million.