Today's Opinions

  • Sunset Beach council, mayor perpetuate its culture

    To the editor:

    Sunset Beach will have hired a new town administrator, finance director, attorney, auditor and planning director. The council apparently wants you to believe its policy failures to include financial problems, deceptive financial reporting practices, Jaguar’s Lair and the costly park turmoil were all caused by others.

  • Notes from a human traffic cone
  • Sleep well, silent majority

    To the editor:

    Congratulations to the two-thirds majority of eligible voters who did not vote. You have, through your inaction, instructed the winners to have their way with you. By not voting, you have agreed with the negativity surrounding American politics.

  • Students, teachers deserve better from state

    To the editor:

    Can my teacher’s pay affect the quality of my education?

    As a student, I often hear teachers complain about their salaries. There have been recent news reports about teacher salaries, so all of this discussion has left me wondering about what is happening to my teacher’s salary.

    It seems that the new salary structure for North Carolina has been rigged to benefit the newer and less experienced teacher rather than to reward the more experienced, knowledgeable veteran teachers.

  • What becomes of unfinished housing?

    To the editor:

    I like that the fact that Brunswick County is starting to prosper by building new housing developments for our sudden growth in population. I happen to be concerned about what will happen to the housing developments that are started but never finished. There are many that are in my area and I’d like to know what will happen to them. Will they ever be completed or will they turn into pseudovisions? I have been concerned with this issue for quite some time and I’d really appreciate a response to my question.


  • Brunswick County supports annual CIS gala

    To the editor:

    Through the generous assistance and support of Brunswick County restaurants, businesses, sponsors, media partners, photographers, students, individual donors, agency partners and attendees, Communities In Schools of Brunswick County hosted a successful and enjoyable benefit gala for children.

  • Tough times prompt early Thanksgiving, pair of requests

    There’s nothing like a tough couple of weeks to remind you of what you value most in others and in life. Even though Thanksgiving’s two weeks away, here’s why I’m celebrating a little bit every day from now on.

  • Bonkers for bacon? You are not alone

    When I recently espied the can of Betty Crocker Maple Bacon Frosting at the grocery store, my first reaction was to recoil in horror.

    Does Miss Betty, assuming she’s an actual person, which I doubt, really intend for us to eat bacon with our cake? Bacon and pancakes hydrated with syrup, I’ve always voted yes. But bacon with cupcakes are a no-go.