Today's Opinions

  • Thanks for help

    To the editor:
    We want to express our sincere gratitude to the Sunset Beach Fire Department, Brunswick County EMS and the doctors, nurses and medical personnel in the ER at the former Brunswick Community Hospital.
    Also, to the helicopter crew that airlifted our son from Brunswick Community Hospital and the doctors and nurses in the ER at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, we are eternally grateful.

  • Take away shovels

    To the editor:
    In a speech President Obama gave on Jan. 7, he said, “We’ve got a big hole that we’re digging ourselves out of.” What? Have you tried to picture in your mind’s eye just what it was that he was talking about? Digging out of a hole? If a hole is a bad thing, you fill it in, right? More digging makes the hole bigger, I would think. At the very least, you stop digging! The hole won’t go away, granted, but it also won’t get any bigger or deeper.

  • Article didn’t reflect the whole story

    To the editor:
    I read with interest the article dated Sept. 14 in reference to Ronald Hewett being accused of threatening Mr. Miller.
    What is so concerning to me is the lack of investigation into this incident before this article was published. There is no mention as to how long Mr. Miller was gone and the amount of fuel consumed. Nor is it mentioned the prevarication Mr. Miller slung around to Mr. Hewett.

  • All we need is a simple place

    To the editor:
    This letter is in response to the two letters regarding a proposal before Carolina Shores Board commissioners for a town “park.” The original proposal was for a “town event facility,” where all citizens of the town could come together, perhaps for an Arbor Day event, a town picnic, or to listen to live music on summer evenings.

  • Election-and-issues season kicks off in southern Brunswick

    It’s that time of year again. You can feel it in the air.

    The summer array of vacationers has retreated farther inland, and local voters and candidates are starting to huddle closer together, mapping their strategy.

    The seasonal transition into fall always brings a timely kickoff into the upcoming election season, too.

    It started early in Carolina Shores, where the Concerned Citizens staged private interview sessions last month with candidates for mayor and town commissioners.

  • Commission did an injustice to citizens by neglecting recommendations for local board positions

    Maybe Brunswick County Social Services board chairman Charles Warren and members of the North Carolina Social Services Commission are getting their cues from the same place.
    And apparently it’s a place where no one feels input from the county’s governing elected body—Brunswick County Board of Commissioners—matters much.
    Last Tuesday county commissioners voted in majority to send recommendations for Dean Walters and Sue Carroll to the commission for two vacant positions on the local DSS board.

  • Can you trust officials’ comments?

    To the editor:
    The damage wrought by Irene on the southeastern counties is of great cost and consequences, but that was not the case in Brunswick County. Friday morning before the storm, the town of Holden Beach sent official advisors door-to-door with calculated misinformation.

  • Board supports candidates

    To the editor:
    Members of the Concerned Citizens of Carolina Shores (CCCS) met on Aug. 18 with the declared candidates for our board of commissioners’ and the mayoral seat. A week earlier, pre-submitted questions were given to each candidate, asking them to discuss issues facing the town. After their presentations, members of CCCS discussed the candidate’s positions on issues and their public records and then voted for the candidates we wanted to endorse. Unfortunately, we neglected to inform those not selected. We apologize for that omission.