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Today's Opinions

  • Thank you for sharing B-17 Aluminum Overcast tour stop news

    To the editor:

    Our chapter would like to thank you for your support in getting the word out to the community about Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) B-17 Aluminum Overcast tour stop June 8-10.

    We appreciate the article and photos you placed in your newspaper to let the community know about the visit of this historic aircraft.

  • Many thanks from Pork Chop

    To the editor:

    On behalf of Pork Chop, our potbellied pig, we would like to thank everyone for the love and support the community has given us.

  • Purr therapy available online and at our shelters

    There’s a common joke that the Internet was created just so people could watch cat videos. I’m certainly doing my part to prove this as fact.

    The story of Grandpa Mason and his kittens is well known among us cat lovers. It goes like this: TinyKittens, a feline rescue organization in Langley, British Columbia, trapped an injured feral tabby covered with scars who was soon diagnosed with terminal kidney disease. Instead of euthanizing him, they took him in as a hospice patient to live in safety and comfort for the remainder of his days.

  • Purr therapy available online and at our shelters

    There’s a common joke that the Internet was created just so people could watch cat videos. I’m certainly doing my part to prove this as fact.

    The story of Grandpa Mason and his kittens is well known among us cat lovers. It goes like this: TinyKittens, a feline rescue organization in Langley, British Columbia, trapped an injured feral tabby covered with scars who was soon diagnosed with terminal kidney disease. Instead of euthanizing him, they took him in as a hospice patient to live in safety and comfort for the remainder of his days.

  • Absentee ballots for everyone

    Absentee ballots for everyone.

    It’s the most sensible and affordable way to get everyone to vote. So let’s make ‘em do it.

    That’s my takeaway from a Brunswick County Board of Elections hearing I attended a couple weeks back, where the idea of scheduling early voting on a Sunday was discussed.

    It was mentioned more than a few times that Brunswick County has not allowed Sunday voting.

  • Benton should not serve as both councilman and mayor

    To the editor:

    All it took was one minute, 36 seconds. At the July 2 Sunset Beach Town Council meeting, Dr. Greg Weiss was there with his wife. Weiss, the unopposed single candidate for mayor, was to be confirmed by vote and installed. He left two minutes later.

    Weiss, after personal interviews with each councilman, had already attended the previous June council meeting where he publicly presented his credentials, background, vision and hopes as mayor for Sunset Beach. He answered honestly and openly all questions from the dais and floor. He received an ovation.

  • Elected officials, parties need to work on solutions

    As I was out walking this morning, the thought crossed my mind that the political parties are tearing our country apart by constantly trying to get something over on President Trump and the other party. If Trump, the White House, Congress, the Senate and the House were working together and in unity, so much could be done to not only fix our country’s problems but also make us a great nation again.

  • Shallotte town leaders warrant kudos for efforts

    To the editor:

    Kudos to Shallotte town leadership, led by Mayor Walt Eccard, for its vision, communication, collegial transparency and persistence to develop Shallotte’s waterfront. Coordinating land purchases, planning water and sewer improvements, moving the ABC store, realigning roads with state support, selecting developers, engaging designers, seeking grants and securing public input, as was done at a town meeting June 26, is a significant task.