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Today's Opinions

  • Sunset Beach dredging study benefits few

    To the editor:

    Sunset Beach Town Council members at their last meeting voted 3-2 to provide $212,154 to study dredging Jinks Creek and the Bay area behind Canal Drive on Sunset Beach island. This would be paid for by every taxpayer in the town, including those who do not own waterfront property on Jinks Creek.

    The intent of this discussion was to provide a formal avenue to assess property owners on the man-made canals of Sunset Beach and St. Mary’s and Turtle Creek on the mainland a way to pay in yearly assessments the sums to dredge.

  • Sunset Beach property owner seeks sweet deal

    To the editor:

    I am writing to bid my fellow town of Sunset Beach taxpayers a fond farewell. Following the lead of Palm Cove developers, our family has asked Sen. Bill Rabon to sponsor a local bill de-annexing our house and lot from the corporate limits of Sunset Beach.

  • Frick columns don’t belong on sports pages

    To the editor:

    I am and always have been an avid fisherman.

    I am proud of the heritage that our rivers and waterways have provided the people of Brunswick County. That heritage is hundreds of years of a fishing and shellfish industry that has provided work and fed countless Brunswick County citizens. It is a major part of who we are in coastal Carolina.

  • Learn more about watercraft safety locally

    To the editor:

    Your editorial in the June 9 edition calling attention to watercraft safety is greatly appreciated. Shallotte River Sail and Power Squadron (SRSPS), an affiliate of the United States Power Squadrons (USPS), is dedicated to the education of recreational boaters for the safety and well-being of all boaters.

  • Rabon ignores constituents, their needs

    To the editor:

    Humane Lobby Day is now held in Raleigh. I have always made an effort to attend, as it is an opportunity for voters to meet with elected officials to discuss animal welfare issues or ask questions one might have.

    I will not attend Humane Lobby Day this year. Let me tell you why.

  • SB875 will tear apart community

    To the editor:

    There is an unusual bill before the North Carolina General Assembly: Senate Bill 875. It is interesting, and perhaps instructive, that the bill makes no mention of the reason de-annexation is requested. We must ask what sense it makes to take two ends of an island in the town limits and put those island ends outside. The residents of those areas will be using the town’s police services, the town-maintained roads and will have water and sewer only through the actions and grace of the town of Sunset Beach.

  • WBHS students show lot of class

    To the editor:

    I just want to say how proud and blessed I am to see West Brunswick High School reach out to South Brunswick High School when they lost a classmate in a tragic accident May 25. When teenagers make mistakes and wrong choices, it will be in the news and on TV. But it is not often you hear about the good things they do that don’t seem to be news.

  • Party seeks to divide nation

    To the editor:

    This is in response to Stan Rogoff’s letter in the May 26 edition. I didn’t write to address Thomas McGrath on the national debt or David Rouzer’s failure to vote for higher taxes, but rather his obsession with The New Deal. Get over it! FDR’s New Deal, LBJ’s Great Society and President Obama’s Hope and Change — all of them are failures.