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Today's Opinions

  • Give shelter and animals a chance

    To the editor:
    I would like to thank county commissioners for allowing the sheriff’s office to run Brunswick County Animal Control. I have been to the shelter and have seen many positive changes happening.
    What is needed now at the shelter is the public. I know so many people say they just can’t go in there, but the changes have made the shelter a much more pleasant place.
    I know people think the rescue group will pull animals that so desperately need help. They can’t save every animal there; it takes the public to help.

  • You always have to pay

    To the editor:
    I bought my home in Brunswick County in 1974. My home had propane heat in it. I paid the deposit with a local gas company and everything was fine for years.
    The local gas company was sold three times during the years and my business was sold with it.
    Last winter Mother Nature gave us a break from the cold and I didn’t use as much fuel as normal.
    Last week I received a bill for $62.98 for “tank usage fee.” The government and everyone else wants people to conserve energy but you still have to pay.

  • Why not let everyone in on the joke?

    To the editor:
    During the past five years I have made occasional complaints to the Sunset Beach Police Department about one flagrant code violation or another—intense gunfire within town limits, non-emergency construction work going on in the middle of the night, cars parked in the street or in front of fire hydrants, etc.
    The result? Nothing. Not one citation has ever been issued. No prosecutions. No fines. Nada, across the board.

  • Summer scarves not part of Brunswick beaches fashion scene

    Our beautiful Brunswick County beaches are many things—beautiful (oops, I already said that) and not to be taken for granted (though I’m afraid I often do).

    Our beaches are a subject of envy by those who can only visit and not live here permanently, like all the special people like you and me who do get to live and work here and then hardly ever find time to actually get to the beach. But that’s another column for another day.

  • Revised hospital offer a good one

    No, it’s not perfect. It’s far from perfect, in fact, but we think county commissioners moving forward with the bid process with Crown Management’s revised bid to purchase the old hospital is a step in the right direction.

    After submitting their initial bid of $1.5 million last year and then withdrawing that bid in April, Crown Management has once again come to the table to negotiate to purchase what was once Brunswick Community Hospital and the land on which it stands. Crown officials plan to convert the hospital to a psychiatric care facility.

  • Revised hospital offer a good one

    No, it’s not perfect. It’s far from perfect, in fact, but we think county commissioners moving forward with the bid process with Crown Management’s revised bid to purchase the old hospital is a step in the right direction.
    After submitting its initial bid of $1.5 million last year and then withdrawing that bid in April, Crown Management has once again come to the table to negotiate the purchase of what was once Brunswick Community Hospital and the land on which it stands. Crown officials plan to convert the hospital to a psychiatric care facility.

  • Thanks for helping with Relay to Life

    To the editor:
    The Rivers Edge Sundowners Relay For Life team extends its appreciation to the many local business owners, neighbors and friends who contributed to our fashion show fundraiser on April 19.
    Special thanks to Sunset River Marketplace, Calabash Garden Tea Room and Victoria’s Ragpatch, each of whom made the event possible.
    Thanks to you, we exceeded our expectations and raised more than $4,500 for a wonderful cause. We could not have done it without your generosity.

  • Promised Land belongs to Israel

    To the editor:
    Many times in Scripture, the Bible clearly states that God gave the Promised Land to Israel. Other countries were punished for taking away Israel’s land. Author David Brennan details in his books, “The Israel Omen I & II,” how catastrophes of extraordinary magnitude have hit the U.S. every time an American president has led new and/or successful “land for peace” negotiations with Israel.