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Today's Opinions

  • It’s POTUS v. SCOTUS on Marbury v. Madison and judicial review

    Oh-Bama, what a thing to say!

    Turns out our president—you know the Harvard Law-educated, self-proclaimed constitutional scholar—has some, er, misgivings about the Supreme Court and its role in shaping law.

    I guess Barack Obama missed the day Harvard law professors went over Marbury v. Madison, which was mostly likely the first year, if not the first week of law school.

  • Debris will mount, but where will it go?

    It’s been a long, drawn out and ultimately expensive process.
    For months, the Brunswick County Planning Board has heard testimony and reviewed information supporting and opposing the county’s proposal to expand its current construction and demolition landfill.
    After expending more than $200,000 in attempt to get a permit, which would allow future build-out of some 259.25 acres near the current landfill off U.S. 17 near Galloway Road, planning board members said no.

  • Thank you for supporting marriage amendment

    To the editor:
    We would like to express our sincere thanks to Brunswick County commissioners for your recent stand on marriage and it being defined as “one man and one woman.”
    We realize our country is and has been in a moral freefall for some time. It is truly refreshing to see a group of elected officials taking a “Godly” stand for the institution of marriage.

  • Marriage should be one man, one woman

    To the editor:
    In a few weeks, North Carolina voters will have an opportunity to vote on whether a marriage should or should not be between a man and woman. When Jesus was asked questions about marriage (Mathew 19:4-6), he answered and said: “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning made them male and female? For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, let not man separate.”

  • One-cup coffeemaker a hot commodity—for manufacturer

    When I heard about a new kind of coffeemaker that brews java one cup at a time, I thought it was a step backward in the wrong direction.

    I mean, it took American pioneers (and me) centuries just to advance to a Mr. Coffee 12-cup drip-maker.

    But as most morning caffeinated drinkers probably know by now, one-cup brewers are hot stuff these days. Just select your favorite flavor, conveniently packaged in miniature “K Cup” pods that are also trendy—and pricey, ranking right up there with a stop at Starbucks.

  • Time running out to speak up about school start times

    At the next Brunswick County Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, April 3, officials will make a final determination about what time classes will start for the 2012-2013 school year.
    This year, the district adopted a staggered-start schedule, beginning and ending classes at various times depending on whether students are in elementary, middle or high school.
    Superintendent Edward Pruden says the change has taken a number of school buses off the road and has essentially saved the district about $500,000 of an ever-decreasing, tighter budget.

  • Important dates approach for May primaries

    You’ve seen the advertisements.
    You’ve heard the debates.
    And now it’s getting closer to time for you to make a decision.
    This year’s May primaries are just around the corner, and before you show up for voting on May 8, there are a few important dates to keep in mind.

  • It’s a RACE to protect animals

    To the editor:
    I voice my disappointment with the Brunswick County Health Board’s recent decision to delay making a decision to turn over adoptions at animal control to the private sector through RACE (Rescue Animals Community Effort).