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Today's Opinions

  • Tax plan raises rational concerns

    To the editor:

    The question is not so much does the middle class need a modest tax cut, but the rational concerns are:

    1) Do the very rich need a huge tax cut for the third time in 37 years of ever-growing debt to fund the cuts?

    2) Should we ignore for another 10 years the working poor without health care, depending on food stamps to raise their kids in poverty, which is often another subsidy for many of the very rich who employ them?

  • Keep watch on ongoing issues in Sunset Beach

    To the editor:

    Thank you to all the voters who turned out for the Nov. 7 election. I especially want to thank the 541 who cast votes for me to serve on Sunset Beach Town Council. I am grateful and promise to use whatever insight I gained with the winners and current town council members to pursue our mutual interests.

  • GOP sins against all Americans

    To the editor:

    I am one of U.S. Sen. Richard Burr’s constituents. I used to be a Republican before Sen. Burr and the rest of the GOP (Greed Over People) sold their souls to the devil.

  • Don’t fight the traffic: turn right instead

    To the editor:

    I sympathize with Davey L. Stanley in his letter published last week concerning left-hand turns in Shallotte. Traffic congestion is something we face in towns and cities across the nation. Turning left across two directions of traffic under those conditions can be near impossible, not to mention dangerous.

  • Time is now for safe home heating readiness

    We do not know the cause of the blaze that destroyed a Navassa residence this past weekend, but we know the risk of household fires increases when temperatures outside drop.

    Last month, the Office of the State Fire Marshal urged all North Carolinians to check their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they function properly. “Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a home fire in half,” N.C. Department of Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey said.

  • You decide: Is another transportation transformation ahead?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    It’s commonly thought we are now living in the greatest time period of change. Technology is affecting

    how we live, work and communicate in amazing ways, and the changes will continue.

  • Shallotte lacks legal left turn opportunities

    To the editor:

    For many hours each day, it is almost impossible to make a “legal” left turn onto Main Street in Shallotte. Many people, including myself, wait for a clearance that permits us to move into the center lane and then wait for a clearance to merge into the right lane. To wait for a clearance in both directions that would permit movement directly to the right lane might take longer than some of us old folks have to live.

  • Thank you for supporting Angel Tree

    To the editor:

    For a prisoner’s child, Christmas can be a sad and lonely time unless someone like you helps show them how much they are loved. An Angel Tree Christmas was exactly what Cassidy needed, and she’s not alone. There are thousands of children like her with a parent in prison. They need to know they are not forgotten.