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Today's Opinions

  • Change is good

    To the editor:
    Your article about Sunset Beach Town Council keeping former council member Karen Joseph on the negotiating team at Jaguar’s Lair was very interesting.
    If you can still fog a mirror, you know this is a legit decision the state would never argue with, but is it really in the best interest of the town or a slap in the face of the voters?
    I think our “new” town council needs to work at being new. Change is good.
    I do not know Joseph, nor do I own property in Jaguar’s Lair.
    Debbie Tuttle
    Sunset Beach

  • It takes a village

    To the editor:
    Recently while with my mother, she tripped and fell outside the Belk store in Shallotte with her hand and knee bleeding.

  • What is appropriate?

    To the editor:
    I recently attended a board of education meeting where I was allowed to express my opinion on current AP English literature selections. I closed my presentation with a question: Who decides when a minor child is old enough to be exposed to literature containing vulgarity, rape, and incest in the classroom?

  • Joy of the season

    To the editor:
    Christmas is known as many things: the yuletide, the birth of Christ, Jesus’ birthday, the holiest day of the year, the loneliest time of year, a time for family gatherings, the most wonderful time of the year …
    Christmas is really different for everyone, and lives in their hearts and minds in unique ways.
    Some fill food pantries, ring Salvation Army bells, make donations to worthy charities, donate toys for tots, buy Angel Tree gifts, send care packages to soldiers, or make goody baskets for neighbors.

  • Consider donation

    To the editor:
    You can end the year by making a powerful decision that will have a positive, lasting effect on a child.
    Communities In Schools works in partnerships with the schools to reach and serve students with the greatest needs, but the fewest resources. Those needs include tutoring, mentoring, counseling, clothing, personal hygiene and basic need items.

  • Things that should end or go away in the new year

    Maybe most people think of the start of a new year as an opportunity for new beginnings, but from where I’m sitting, some beginnings can’t happen without some significant endings.

  • Time for charity is always

    The end of 2013 signaled the deadline for people to make charitable contributions of cash or property in time to claim it on their next tax filings.

    The recently released 2012-2013 North Carolina Secretary of State Charitable Solicitation Licensing Division Annual Report shows charities collected $32,160,894.49 from North Carolinians as reported by professional solicitors during the 12-month period.

    The annual report does not look at all charitable and nonprofits operating in North

  • Effects of confiscated pot linger at Sunset Beach Town Hall

    Three years ago this past Christmas Eve, Sunset Beach police made what was believed to be the biggest marijuana bust and haul in the town’s history.

    On Christmas Eve 2010, during a seemingly routine traffic stop of a Lincoln Continental speeding through town, Sunset Beach police got a whiff of something funny and followed up with a consent to search the vehicle.