Today's Opinions

  • Don’t put off preparing for the worst

    By Jennifer Stuart

    Guest Columnist

    When I prepare wills and other advance directives for clients, they often mention how long they have been putting off this task. Even as an attorney, I long procrastinated on preparing these documents for myself. It’s nobody’s idea of a fun way to spend an afternoon. But one excuse people often use to avoid this task needs to be addressed because it’s based on a faulty assumption.

  • Another year older, but apparently not any wiser

    Just a few days before my birthday last week, another one of my infamous migraine headaches knocked me for a loop. Even though the pain had me sobbing and hysterical, I tried to convince my parents I’d be OK and would see a doctor as soon as I felt well enough to drive. My mom was still recovering from a bout of the crud and I didn’t want them to worry.

  • Paws-Ability raises funds for animal welfare in our county

    To the editor:

  • Brunswick Interagency Program is indeed special

    To the editor:

    Thank you, Dr. Susanne Adams, for identifying Brunswick Interagency Program as a gem in your March 8 column. It is unique and one-of-a-kind, not only in North Carolina but many other states.

  • Dog tethering is inhumane

    To the editor:

    I learned with great disappointment of county commissioner Pat Sykes’ plan to introduce an ordinance at March 19’s meeting to continue to make dog tethering 24 hours a day, 365 a year perfectly legal in Brunswick County.

    I question Sykes’ motivation, especially since she is closely aligned with Ray Casteen of the Brunswick County Sporting Dog Association. How one private citizen can wield so much power over our county leaders and our policies is deeply troubling.

  • Pray for peaceful relations with North Korea

    To the editor:

    North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un requested a meeting with President Trump to discuss North Korea’s nuclear program. President Trump agreed to meet with the goal of achieving permanent denuclearization.

    For years, we have prayed for mercy and deliverance for the North Korean people who have suffered under an oppressive regime for more than 50 years. We believe this overture could be a sign of possible breakthrough.

  • We are saved by God’s grace

    To the editor:

    Why would someone want to find Jesus? Do you want eternal life?

    We accept human testimony, but God’s testimony is greater because it is the testimony of God, which he has given about his son. Whoever believes in the son of God accepts this testimony. Whoever does not believe God has made him out to be a liar because they have not believed the testimony God has given about his son.

  • Jinks Creek ecosystem needs total protection

    To the editor:

    One topic raised during the March 5 Sunset Beach Town Council meeting was dredging Jinks Creek, the natural tidal creek in the tidal marsh off of the east end of the island.

    The tidal marshes and creeks are the richest ecosystem on earth. They are filled with flora and fauna that depend on this unique habitat to survive. This is where sea turtles spend the first two years of their life before heading to the open sea.