Today's Opinions

  • Don’t miss out on our annual health expo

    We understand in this economy people have had to make a lot of tough decisions when it comes to spending money.
    Unfortunately for some that has meant cutting back on going to see the doctor, especially when it’s related to preventive care.
    But there’s help this weekend.
    And it’s free.
     This weekend we are joining with health and other related businesses throughout the county for our annual health expo. This is the seventh year we have sponsored the event.

  • It's best to avoid any and all germ vectors like the plague

    As I sat Tuesday at another fabulous annual retreat of Sunset Beach Town Council, I pondered how much things have changed in just a year’s time.

    This time last year, I was posted next to a box of free-flowing Kleenex, having been finally taken down by some kind of terrible February bug after six years of relative virus- and bacteria-free health.

    I was really ticked, because this thing seemed to have come from nowhere—some unknown, invisible place (isn’t that where colds usually originate?)—and it had messed up my health record.

  • Still settling in: Am I missing anything else?

    So last month I picked your brains for your best-kept secrets of Brunswick County because, as you know by now, I’m not from here and I need to learn all the ins and outs of “coastal living,” even if I live a minimum of 15 minutes away from any coastline.

  • Covering communities shouldn’t be convoluted into anything other than news

    When I settled into the editor’s desk in 2007, one of my most vocal critics was Rich Cerrato, the current mayor of Sunset Beach.

    Back then Rich wasn’t an elected official. He was Average Joe Citizen who regularly attended town meetings and frequently took everyone—including this newspaper—to task.

  • Supports Gary Parker

    To the editor:
    This is in response to the letter writer who was “offended” by Sunset Beach Town Administrator Gary Parker’s comments about Mayor Rich Cerrato.
    I do not know Gary or the mayor personally but have attended Sunset Beach town council meetings and have observed both individuals.
    Gary has always presented himself as an articulate, knowledgeable professional. I cannot say the same for the mayor who does not follow protocol, does not listen and is antagonistic toward Gary and council members.

  • Thanks for helping food pantry

    To the editor:
    The members of Trinity Baptist Church would like to extend their appreciation to all the churches that came together and made our food pantry sing a success. For all the canned goods and money that was given, we are able to continue serving people in need. May God bless each and every one.
    The food pantry is open from 10-11 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.
    The Rev. Jim Taylor
    Phillip Stout,
    food pantry director

  • The truth about taxes

    To the editor:
    Taxes have always been a popular subject, and frequently the object of criticism, no more so than here in Sunset Beach, and often as a result of misinformation.
    Shortly after I began work as town administrator, I proposed the tax rate be reduced by 2 cents, which it was.
    Since then, there has been no increase in taxes (last year’s proposed rate was less revenue neutral). So, since 2007, town taxes have been reduced.

  • Didn’t hear you

    To the editor:
    A.D. 30- 33: “Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.” (Luke 6:38 NKJ)
    Jan.20, 1961: “And so, my fellow Americans: Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.” (John F. Kennedy)
    A.D. 30-33: “Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.” (John 7:24 NKJ)