Today's Opinions

  • Board should vote against rule change

    To the editor:

    I am a homeowner at Continental Condominium on Sunset Beach. Continental has been a tourist attraction since 1968, way before many of the large expensive homes. It has made possible for middle-income families to own and vacation at the beach. Because half of the units are on ground level, it makes it possible for handicapped renters to stay there.

  • Climate change claims meant to destroy capitalism

    To the editor:

    Natural forces over millions of years brought about major global climate changes. Did these natural forces simply evaporate when mankind arrived? Don’t we experience natural forces on our planet that exceed our ability to anticipate, abate and control them? Isn’t it arrogance and conceit to claim man’s activity alone accounts for these upheavals?

  • Remove fence for sake of drivers’ safety

    To the editor:

    Recently, I have noticed a fence has been put up in front of the cemetery at Gilbert Road and Midway Road in Bolivia. It has made it more difficult to see what is coming while turning onto Gilbert Road from Southport.

    As a new driver, I believe this fence doesn’t have much of a purpose and it may cause an accident in the future. For the safety of the citizens who use Gilbert Road every day, please take it down so no one gets hurt.

    Ashley Andriuolo, South Brunswick High School sophomore


  • ONDBEAT: Proposed plans no paradise for Sunset Beach islanders

    There have been times when Sunset Beach islanders threatened to secede — from the Sunset Beach mainland, that is, where the current town hall has been located and town deciders have been deciding how to spend their hard-earned property tax revenue since Sunset Beach incorporated 52 years ago.

    Now just may be one of those times yet again.

  • End gerrymandering in North Carolina

    By Rep. Ken Goodman

    Guest Columnist

    Every two years, North Carolinians go to their polling places to cast votes for the people who will represent them in Congress and the North Carolina House and Senate. On Election Day, we want our voices to be heard, but our voices are not being heard.

    The way Congressional and legislative districts have been created has guaranteed the party in control will remain in control and the people in office will remain in office.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week in the North Carolina General Assembly, we introduced a flurry of bills because of the deadline for local bills, we gave final approval to the gas tax bill and we honored an icon from the stock car racing world.

  • District 8 Senate update

    By Sen. Bill Rabon

    Guest Columnist

  • Cat fancied Cuban music

    To the editor:

    In response to Dr. Ernie Ward’s column, “Felines prefer their own music, and it’s weird:”

    My cat Sailor was a huge fan of the Buena Vista Social Club, the iconic album made in the 1990s by Cuban musician Juan de Marcos Gonzales and American guitarist Ry Cooper of Cuban music from the ‘30s and ‘50s. Any time I played the album, Sailor jumped up on the dining room table and positioned himself midway between our two large speakers with his ears perked up. And there he stayed until the music finished.