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Today's Opinions

  • Gavel-to-gavel coverage of H2GO meetings

    While everyone is busy drying out from a trying week, I am going to present a few highlights of the very real interactions of the audience and commissioners of the Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO when, like the old MTV “Real World” promo used to say, people stop being nice and start being real.

  • Count me among Florence’s fortunate for being part of this community

    Florence isn’t the first hurricane I’ve lived through or covered in my career.

  • Understand our system of law

    To the editor:

    Ed Beckley wrote in his letter published Aug. 30 that Roe v. Wade couldn’t be “undone” unless Congress writes a new law that overrules it. Wrong! Roe was founded on the constitutional right of privacy, a right first recognized in Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) that legalized married couples’ access to birth control.

  • Candidates should engage voting public before election

    To the editor:

    Last Saturday, after several hours of attempting to register voters and provide nonpartisan information regarding the upcoming election, I dashed over to N.C. Rep. Frank Iler’s Shallotte office to voice a transportation safety concern (the need for dedicated bicycle lanes) and also to find out why some candidates declined and/or didn’t respond to an invitation to participate in pre-election public forums.

  • Refusal to participate in LWV forums deprives voters

    To the editor:

    The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan advocate for educating voters on issues and getting out the vote for 95 years, historically has sponsored debates and forums for the major political parties.

    These election-related events help educate the voters on current issues driving the campaigns of the individuals who are running for office.

    The format of these forums and debates provide a level adoption of nonpartisan, objective, and understandable written criteria for candidate inclusion.

  • Brennan a case in point for national security clearance

    To the editor:

  • Vote Rouzer out of congressional office Nov. 6

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

    To the editor:

  • Why are Republicans avoiding local LWV forums?

    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:

    Brunswick County Republican candidates are refusing to participate in the League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear candidates’ forums this year. Why? Are they hiding? Do they think answering questions is bothersome? Or are they so arrogant they do not think they can lose?