Today's Opinions

  • What to expect from the upcoming short session in Raleigh

    I doubt any of you have noticed or paid particular attention to this detail, but whenever I write about the North Carolina General Assembly’s short session, I use quotation marks when using “non-controversial” as the powers-that-be like to describe it.

    Non-controversial? What does that even mean?

  • James Collins

    James Joseph Collins, 65, of Little River, S.C., died Thursday, April 26, 2012, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center.
    Services will be at a later date in New York.
    Arrangements by Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

  • Congrats, outstanding educators!

    Congratulations, Laura Hunter, Brunswick County Schools’ Teacher of the Year.
    Hunter, a social studies teacher at South Brunswick High School, was honored at a luncheon last Friday in Ocean Isle Beach.
    While Hunter was given the ultimate honor, the event honored 19 teachers who have been recognized for doing outstanding work with Brunswick County children. Margaret Arrowood, a social studies teacher from Shallotte Middle School, was named this year’s runner up.

  • Join in the fight; support Relay for Life

    This Friday Brunswick Countians of all ages, races and backgrounds will come together for a common cause—to fight back against cancer.
    The annual event begins at 6 p.m. on the track at West Brunswick High School off Whiteville Road in Shallotte. Its purpose is to raise awareness about lives lost and victories won against this horrific disease. It’s also a major fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, which uses money raised from events like this across the nation to fund research, support programs and education.

  • Thanks for help with golf event

    To the editor:
    Paws-Ability recently had its Third Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Cape Fear National in Brunswick Forest. Some 178 people participated in an event that raised funds to support animal-related programs that make a difference in Brunswick County.
    We would like to thank sponsors, golfers, dinner guests, volunteers and donors for this event. Without the support of our community, we could not continue to move forward with these programs.

  • Cast the right stones

    To the editor:
    Five years ago, we moved here from “up North.” All moves to a new venue require some adjustments, and we were excited to see what Brunswick County had to offer.
    Wow! We were impressed with the independence of the folk we saw and read about; like being independent and therefore supporting anything that would get government off our backs.

  • Focus on fishing, not holes

    To the editor:
    I read the article about holes on the beach. What is the committee at Sunset Beach trying to do? Are you going to lock up a 5-year-old for digging holes?
    Stop worrying about the holes and do something about these people fishing from the surf. Several times last year my wife and I watched while these fisherman would cast their lines right in the middle of kids playing and not think a thing about it. My granddaughter was in the surf last year and got a hook in her leg thanks to these people.

  • Supports Frank Williams in primary

    To the editor:
    On May 8, we will select candidates who will be on the ballot this November.
    Frank Williams is the right choice for Brunswick County commissioner from District 5. I’ve known Frank for several years, and he is a sharp, intelligent leader who will do his homework and make smart decisions on our behalf. Frank is a Brunswick County native, small business owner and proven conservative.
    It is time for some new faces in our county’s leadership, and Frank is exactly the kind of fresh voice we need.