Today's Opinions

  • Two men were visionaries, built foundation for Brunswick County

    Odell Williamson and Mannon C. Gore were visionaries who could see the future for Brunswick County in ways others couldn’t even dream.

    In the 1950s, the two men made lifetime-worthy investments. The former business partners purchased land that would become Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach.

    Last week on Friday, Gore was honored for his forward thinking and planning with the naming of the new high-rise bridge in Sunset Beach in his honor. The high-rise span stretching to Ocean Isle Beach has previously been named in Williamson’s honor.

  • Newest member of the family will grow into a person all her own

    It’s hard to plan ahead for spontaneous moments.

    It’s even harder when you’re more than 13 hours away from where they happen.

    Since my sister and very best friend in the world announced she was expecting her first child nine months ago, I had mixed emotions of excitement and sadness. Excited for the precious addition that would be joining our family, but sad knowing I would more than likely miss the birth, as it takes more than a quick car ride to get from Shallotte to Indianapolis.

  • First bridge crossings still up in the air

    Except for employees of English Construction Co. and the North Carolina Department of Transportation, hardly anybody who’s somebody has been allowed up on the new, soon-to-open Sunset Beach high-rise bridge.

    This includes newspaper reporters and photographers, I know for a fact. I’m a reporter/photographer, so you’ll have to trust me on this.

    There are plenty of good reasons why average citizens—even if they promise to wear hard-hats and flotation devices just in case—shouldn’t climb up that big bridge without permission.

  • Thank you for your help

    To the editor:

    Somewhere in the USA, there were lots of boys and girls who came to Brunswick County in June-July of 2007 to work for people in need. That summer, there were 12- to 18-year-olds who came from Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and two other states. They stayed at New Life Christian Church on Stone Chimney Road, Rev. Bobby Norton pastor.

  • Vote for Wilson

    To the editor:

    Why would we choose a slick lawyer from West Virginia with a slick public relations lady with no clerical experience over a lady like Cheryl Cheers Wilson for our Brunswick County Clerk of Courts? There is no reason.

    Why would a slick lawyer earning or making millions and in the bank want a little job like the clerk of courts?

  • Supports Wilson for clerk

    To the editor:

    During the past year, there have been several occasions when I have requested documents from the Brunswick County Clerk of Court’s office. The staff has always been professional, courteous, and prompt when assisting me. Cheryl Wilson, Clerk of Superior Court, maintains a well-trained and highly proficient organization.

  • Thanks for helping church

    To the editor:

    Shallotte Church of God would like to send a heartfelt “thank you” to all the people who came out to our community outreach giveaway/yard sale. Our hope is that the items were a blessing to each of you. We also would like to thank those who donated to the church. May God bless you all for your generosity. We hope to see some of you at our services soon. Thanks again.

    Mike Robeson, Community Outreach Coordinator


  • Vote in November

    To the editor: