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Today's Opinions

  • Proper recognition due for Ruth Mincey

    By Sue Edwards

    Guest Columnist

    Ruth Mincey celebrated her 90th birthday this past January. In 1986, she and her husband were two of the original founders of Bonaparte Baptist Church. She serves as treasurer and secretary of the church, tirelessly performing duties that so often go unrecognized and many times are simply thought of as being just something else “Ruth will handle.” This is an attempt to properly give her recognition.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Editor’s note: The representative’s legislative updates will continue to be published for the duration of the General Assembly’s short session, which has been extended beyond its expected July 1 conclusion.

     

  • Thanks for motorcycle safety support

    To the editor:

    The Motorcycle Safety Awareness Program (M.S.A.P) is taught as part of the curriculum of driver education classes throughout the state of North Carolina. The two-hour presentation provided to Brunswick County Schools is conducted by volunteer members of the local Concerned Bikers Association/ABATE and the Beach House H.O.G. Chapters. The presenters donate their time and material to teach our county’s young drivers how to SHARE (Safe Highways = Respect + Education) the roads with motorcyclists and other vehicles on the road.

  • Bring back military draft

    To the editor:

    Was Bowe Bergdahl a deserter, a coward or a traitor? Maybe any or all, but for sure, he was AWOL in a war zone. A washout for the good of the service after just four weeks in Coast Guard basic training in 2004, why was he in a war zone two years later? He is a poster child for the mistake of ending the draft after Vietnam.

  • Thanks for patriotic concert support

    To the editor:

  • Common Core state standards needed

    To the editor:

    North Carolina needs Common Core state standards because a significant number of high school graduates require remediation in their high-priced post-secondary work. Despite a high U.S. unemployment rate, technology companies in Silicon Valley are desperately trying to obtain work visas for foreigners to fill highly skilled jobs. Although implementation of the Common Core standards would address these problems, the political leaders in Raleigh have used several myths to reject the standards.

  • Rudeness unexpected at medical center

    To the editor:

    I recently moved to Calabash. It has been an adjustment as I am used to living in larger cities, but so far I find everyone to be nice.

  • Proper diet is a life-changer

    To the editor:

    I am 86 and have had a happy health incident in my life that I think your readers might like to know about. Some years ago, I went to an alternative care doctor who told me I was dehydrated and malnourished. She told me, as had a urologist, that I needed to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day. That is a little bit more than I can manage now, but I am increasing my intake quite a bit.