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Today's Opinions

  • Neighbors in county gated communities deserve support

    To the editor:

    I would like to address the gentleman who wrote the Oct. 25 letter regarding gated communities and his apparent misunderstanding and confusion of the functioning of gated communities. I quote him: “If one penny is spent for this, (debris pickup) then I want to be reimbursed from my property taxes that I have paid.”

  • Storm debris pickup complaint lacks logic and community spirit

    To the editor:

    Mr. James Lask, you demanded a response from the county commissioners in your letter published Oct. 25 concerning storm cleanup being provided to some gated neighborhoods. I am not a county commissioner, but I am happy to respond.

    You say you have lived in this county for 30 years and you are upset some gated communities got county help with storm cleanup.

  • Thanks to all who supported Holiday Happenings

    Even though a bout of stomach flu kept me out of work for

    the better part of last week, I recovered in time to perform my usual human traffic cone duties at the Beacon’s eighth annual Holiday Happenings at Shallotte Middle School. If you motored down Village Road between about 9:30 a.m. and noon Saturday, I was the short, stout woman with magenta hair holding the vendor parking sign near Sunnyside School. If you heeded that sign to attend the show, bless you.

  • The ‘Selfish Generation’ makes world worse for children

    To the editor:

  • Thank you for supporting hurricane victims

    To the editor:

    Pure Markets would like to thank the community of Sunset Beach for its generous support of victims of Hurricane Florence. One member of our market family lost everything because of flooding in the aftermath of the hurricane. Through its generosity as well as the generosity of the Sunset Beach Summer Market community, she has now been able to return to her home. This is amazing since a little more than one month ago she was homeless.

  • Gamble on offshore drilling akin to playing Russian roulette

    Editor’s note: The writer is the Democratic candidate running against Republican incumbent Frank Iler for the state House of Representatives District 17 seat in the Nov. 6 general election.

    To the editor:

    My first exposure to Russian roulette came in 1978 with the release of “The Deer Hunter.” I remember wondering how someone could be so cavalier about their own life to risk it in a game with a one in six chance of death.

  • Vote, then hold elected officials accountable

    To the editor:

    Will there be another shooting before the election? How many people in Brunswick County think the president is right, that we need armed guards at houses of worship? Will we show up to the polls and vote to extend the party of fear and hate franchise? Or will we decide compassion might be better?

  • Stand against offshore drilling: vote for Priddy

    Editor’s note: The writer is running against incumbent Republican Marty Cooke for the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners District 2 seat as a candidate unaffiliated with a political party.

    To the editor: