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Today's Opinions

  • Voice support for sensible offshore exploration of potential new energy resources

    To the editor:

    Over the last several months, supporters of a ban on all offshore exploration and development have staged various protests and written letters in support of their position that Brunswick County should join other communities and pass a resolution to ban seismic testing and any development of resources.

    How can we sit by and not explore what is below the ocean floor?

    The testing will determine places suitable for offshore wind farms and the existence of and size of any oil and gas deposits.

  • Leland’s 2018 in review and what 2019 holds

    By Brenda Bozeman

    Guest Columnist

    The year 2018 has been one that will live in all of our memories as a time of great struggles, but also great triumphs.

    Hurricane Florence brought us together as a community, made us stronger, and as we continue to support those who are recovering and rebuilding, we are hopeful for the future growth of Leland.

  • Don’t let scammers rob you of your money or good cheer

    By Josh Stein

    Guest Columnist

    The holiday season can bring out the best of people’s generosity of spirit. Travel, time spent with people we love, and efforts to reach out to help our neighbors in need all enrich our enjoyment. But it’s also a busy time for scammers, who ramp up their efforts to steal your money or your personal or financial information. This holiday season, protect yourself and your finances from holiday scams by taking these precautions.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Each week in the North Carolina General Assembly this month feels like it should be the last for this session, but we keep coming back. When we adjourned the short session in late June and set a date of Nov. 27 to return, most of us assumed it would be for a week. Then, Hurricane Florence happened. After two weeks, it appears we will be back another week or two. Hurricane relief and voter photo ID bills have dominated the discussion, the committee meetings and the votes so far.

  • On Campus with BCC: Successful students are true legacy of Brunswick Community College

    By Dr. Susanne Adams

    Guest Columnist

  • Thanks for supporting Giving Tree

    To the editor:

    Pure Markets wishes to thank the Pure Markets Community of vendors and the patrons of the OIB and Sunset Beach holiday markets for their generous contributions to our Giving Tree project.

    Because of your kind generosity, Pure Markets was able to present a $1,400 check to West Brunswick High School principal Rhonda Benton for the student fund. This fund is used for students with a particular need because of financial hardship.

  • Protest erosion of decency

    To the editor:

    Commenting on the National Cathedral services for President George H.W. Bush, CNN’s Don Lemon said when President Trump proffered his hand to President Obama as a greeting when he took his seat, Lemon said that Obama should have refused to shake Trump’s hand. Really, Don? Do you really think Americans would have tolerated that?

  • Thank you for supporting BFA, food programs

    To the editor:

    The Brunswick Concert Band presented its fall concerts Nov. 17 at Hatch Auditorium and Nov. 18 at Odell Williamson Auditorium. In my welcoming remarks, I mentioned how Brunswick County and the surrounding area had experienced the wrath and destruction of Hurricane Florence. I said both the Brunswick Concert Band and the Big Band are community bands with most of our members residing in the county.