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Today's Opinions

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week at the North Carolina General Assembly, we met with the House Select Committee on School Safety, we met in several budget committee meetings and we got ready for the short session.

  • On Campus with BCC: Brunswick Community College celebrates our local businesses

    By Dr. Susanne Adams

    Guest Columnist

    Small businesses in America create one out of three new jobs each year. Since 1963, every U.S. president has issued a proclamation establishing a National Small Business Week to recognize the outstanding economic impact of entrepreneurs and small business owners. For 2018, April 30-May 4 has been designated such.

  • On Campus with BCC: Brunswick Community College celebrates our local businesses

    By Dr. Susanne Adams

    Guest Columnist

    Small businesses in America create one out of three new jobs each year. Since 1963, every U.S. president has issued a proclamation establishing a National Small Business Week to recognize the outstanding economic impact of entrepreneurs and small business owners. For 2018, April 30-May 4 has been designated such.

  • May God bless and protect people of Israel

    To the editor:

  • A mitzvah at the Veterans Memorial

    To the editor:

    In the Jewish faith, doing a charitable act, a meritorious act or a good deed is called performing a mitzvah.

    There’s a place in Brunswick County where people often leave small tokens of respect and condolences: the Veterans Memorial at Sunset Beach Town Park.

  • God saved George Washington

    To the editor:

    Does God intervene in the affairs of men?

    George Washington’s part in the July 9, 1755, battle during the French and Indian War is indisputably one of the most significant events of his early years with his life in danger for more than two hours. The officers had been a special target for the Indians. Of the 86 British and American officers, 63 were casualties. Washington was the only officer on horseback not shot down.

  • No win, place or show for Beaconeers on battlefield

    While the members of other teams in the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Brunsco Battlefield on Saturday morning arrived wearing coordinating T-shirts with catchy slogans, inspirational posters and cheering fan sections, it looked like we simply showed up.

    But Kay Milliken, Laura Lewis, Lindsay Kriz, Brian Slattery, team captain Sam Hickman and I came equipped with the spirit of friendly competition. “We’re representing the public,” I told them.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week in the North Carolina General Assembly, committees were meeting virtually every day, discussions were beginning on the budget adjustments and new security measures were being installed.

    Interim and select committees were finishing their business, in preparation for the beginning of the short session May 16. Two committees on which I serve met April 25 and 26.