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Today's Opinions

  • Rogers’ columns are insulting

    To the editor:

    Please stop publishing the opinion pieces from Richard Rogers asking for public support for cost-of-living increases.

    Many of us, probably most, are receiving pensions that do not and will not ever have such a luxury. Any increase for retired municipal employees will only increase our tax burden and that is plain unfair. After all, if it weren’t for our tax dollars, these positions wouldn’t have existed at all.

  • Substance versus process

    To the editor:

    Democracy was once described as “chaos plus the cops.” The desire of many identified as the younger generation is all about “no government.” Backed up with some older and more somber thinking, the system is not changeable and only a total stoppage, with more suffering than one could imagine, is needed and required to get back on democracy’s track. So, old and new generations ideas are coming together.

  • Kudos for 29th annual Gator/Senior Games

    To the editor:

    Many thanks to the Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Department for opening the 29th annual Gator/Senior Games last Thursday, April 6.

    NC State Senior Games are recognized as one of, if not, the best in the nation. With Khrystye Haselden coordinating the county games, Brunswick County is distinguished in its breadth and depth of participating senior talent. Seniors 50 and older with no upper age limit can participate in everything from visual, heritage, literary and performing arts programs to a dozen or more athletic events.

  • Behold beer as economic fuel and inspiration

    Benjamin Franklin, as it turns out, never said, “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” I’m not sure who actually said it or if anyone famous ever did, but it doesn’t matter much to me anyway. As far as I’m concerned, a good beer is one of life’s pleasures.

    If I’m at a local restaurant, bar or festival, I’m more likely to try a craft beer I’ve never had before or one I know I can’t get anywhere else to satisfy my palate.

  • Funding of Alzheimer’s research is vital

    To the editor:

    I am writing this from the 2017 Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum taking place in Washington, D.C.

    The Alzheimer’s Association estimates there are more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and more than 15 million Alzheimer’s caregivers.

  • Policy won’t do much for America’s greatness

    To the editor:

    As defund and deconstruct domestic policy becomes clear, I doubt the outcomes will do much more for greatness than supply side did. But then I have argued for 30 years that we did not need to cut taxes and take a pledge to never raise them again, ramp up the military, deregulate the mortgage banks, open the border to free trade wages from China or claim the government was the problem three months into the plan to defund and deconstruct the New Deal in 1981, either.

  • Help sought for fire victim

    To the editor:
    I am writing about my son, Timothy Everhart, whose mobile home burned down recently.
    The fire burned the whole inside, all his clothes, shoes — everything he had. He had no insurance and is on disability. He has no money for cleanup or a used mobile home to live in.
    If anyone could help, we would be grateful.

    Pamela Everhart
    Supply
     

  • Turn to Christ

    To the editor:

    Jesus willingly allowed himself to be crucified by a method of execution predicted in Isaiah 53:1-12. Crucifixion was often performed in order to terrorize and dissuade its witnesses from perpetrating particularly heinous crimes. Victims were left on display after death as warnings to others who might attempt dissent.