Today's Opinions

  • Brunswick Catch lures appreciative sweepstakes winner for weekend visit

    Reidsville resident Doug Isley was already a fan of the Carolinas coastline when he snagged top prize in this year’s first Brunswick Catch Seafood Discovery Sweepstakes.

    The contest, promoted last spring with co-sponsor Our State Magazine, invited readers and attendees at assorted festivals throughout North Carolina to submit entries for a chance to win an all-expenses-paid weekend visit to Brunswick County.

  • Say thank you to wounded soldiers this week

    They have made sacrifices many of us truly cannot understand.
    They have put their lives on the line to make this nation and others safer in the name of freedom and American patriotism.
    Many have scars that cannot be seen, but for others, their sacrifices may be more visible.

  • Abortion is not a Christian value

    To the editor:
    There is good and there is evil in this world and in America. People who don’t know or don’t try to find out the difference, are either stupid or uninformed, take your pick.
    When you go to vote this November, you need to know what your candidate stands for. If you are thinking of voting for someone who is for partial-birth abortion, where the doctor actually kills the baby just before it comes out of the womb, then that is stupid and criminal and murder.

  • Protect the innocent

    To the editor:
    “Mommy, why didn’t you want me? Why did you let them tear me away from you? Mommy, I love you. Why didn’t you love me?”
    If the Bible is true and life begins at conception, these could be the words mothers will hear from their aborted babies in heaven.

  • ‘Appalling’ behavior in Calabash

    To the editor:
    I recently visited the wonderful town of Calabash. I attended the monthly town meeting—same old story, politics as usual.
    Some of the commissioners of certain committees are doing their jobs, while other commissioners are not. At the meeting, the ones not doing their jobs are wasting taxpayers’ money by attacking the ones who are working hard.
    This meeting consisted of mostly bantering and arguing.

  • Immigration reform still needed

    To the editor:
    President Barack Obama promised in 2008 comprehensive immigration reform in four years. He has failed to deliver in spite of having control of congress. He has also failed the second part—to secure our southern border.
    I am tired of seeing those here illegally on welfare, drawing Social Security benefits, in-state tuition and his pandering to this group for votes when these non-citizens are not allowed to vote.
    I am tired of President Obama’s campaign of dividing America into groups and pitting them against each other.

  • Preserve, don’t pave park

    To the editor:
    “Nothing becomes rarer with time faster than undeveloped spaces. Humans have a tendency to push down mountains, cut down trees, fill in wetlands…and put down huge amounts of concrete or asphalt. Goodbye forever to those natural spaces.”
    When I said this at a recent Sunset Beach council meeting, speaking in favor of the park purchase, my hope and belief was purchasing the park site would preserve the land and its trees in their natural state.

  • ‘Patriotic’ billboards

    To the editor:
    The appearance of so-called “patriotic” hate billboards along our highways have been a disgrace to basic human values. I am especially disgusted by the rationalization and justification of those billboards such as the letter by Brad Bullerdick on Sept. 20. Bigotry is bigotry even when you dress it up as patriotism and wrap it up in an American flag.
    Vince Juric