Today's Opinions

  • If you want change in Sunset Beach, run for office

    To the editor:
    Only once every four years do Sunset Beach voters get a chance to change the direction of our town.
    Three council members whose terms expire next year are up for re-election. Four years ago, they promised us “transparency, communication, and fiscal responsibility.” Only one, Carol Scott, kept that promise.

  • Do more for the world than you do for yourself

    To the editor:
    “To do more for the world than the world does for you—that is success.”— Henry Ford
    Henry Ford, the great American industrialist, could not have been more correct when he spoke of making positive contributions to the world and the community you serve.
    There is no better example of great character and a giving spirit than that of many people associated with Jennies Branch Baptist Church.

  • Tolley deserves recognition for his efforts

    Letter to the Editor:
     Lt. Tommy Tolley, of Brunswick County  Animal Protective Services, is to be commended for inviting a local TV news team to film the facility and discuss the problem of the number of cats brought in to the shelter each day.  
    In a single day recently, over 80 cats were brought in, far more than are being adopted.   In the report, aired June 13, Tolley pleaded with citizens to be responsible pet owners by getting cats and dogs spayed or neutered.  

  • Answers sought after another child dies

    The death of a child is sad enough. But when a child dies at the hands of someone else with hardly a hint of explanation, it’s horrifying.
    Within a little over a year’s time frame, that’s exactly what has happened in Shallotte. Two small children—a 3-year-old and a 4-month-old baby—have died with little to no information provided about the circumstances leading to their deaths.

  • Todd’s loving spirit felt at West Brunswick graduation ceremony

    It is rare that I am so overcome with emotion that I cannot speak. Chatty by nature, I believe that my family sometimes screens my calls to avoid getting “hung up” in a two-hour conversation.

    But at West Brunswick’s graduation last Saturday, I experienced one of those rare moments; I was so overcome with emotion, I literally couldn’t get the words past the lump in my throat.

  • Handicapped access needs to be provided

    To the editor:
    Recently I contacted the Dollar General Corp. to make it aware of possible handicapped law violations of their store in Holden Beach. I was sent a confirmation on the email, but a month later, the issue still exists.
    Several handicapped friends and family members shop this store, but it seems store officials use the handicapped ramp to showcase their lawn chairs, which in turn makes it hard for some to enter the store.

  • Thanks for making Sunset Beach stronger

    To the editor:
    Kudos to those Sunset Beach Town Council members who have worked so hard to take our little town to the next level.
    Beginning early in the year with the landscaping around the Mannon C. Gore Bridge, there are many visible reminders of improvements that make our community even lovelier to live in and visit.
    The improvements at the main public parking area are incredible and will be helpful to those using that lot. Adding a drop-off lane will improve safety and decrease the traffic back-up.

  • Recipients say thanks

    To the editor:
    The afterschool staff and children would like to thank the many volunteers from Brunswick County agencies, businesses, veterans and community individuals who donated their time and talent this year.
    We learned so much about the arts, health, gardening, cooking, camping, the life of authors, freedom for all, giving back through community service, respecting self and others, setting goals, kite flying, making ice cream, finance, preparing for the future through good grades, careers and more.