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Today's Opinions

  • A feast for kings in a world full of peace by the sea

    In a world filled with noise affronting our senses from all directions—from televisions to radios and even day-to-day banter, there is one place I know I can always go to find peace—by the sea.

    It had been more than two months since I last had time to indulge in my favorite activity—doing nothing but sitting in the sand with my dog, a good book and my best friend. This past week I was able to log a few hours doing exactly that.

  • BCTA offers many tennis activities

    There has been plenty of activity for all BCTA members throughout the summer. And now, the fall promises to be another  busy season.
    BCTA Senior Tennis 2012 continues with support by players ages 55 and older. Senior Tennis is not a league and it is not a ladder. There is tennis among compatible foursomes at many courts throughout the county.

  • Elderly customers should beware

    To the editor:
    Elder abuse does not always include physical mistreatment. In some instances, elderly citizens are taken advantage of by businesses that consider them fair prey.
    I am a lifelong resident of Southport. Having lived in a community where I know most people, I feel a sense of loyalty to hometown businesses. Supporting our local businesses is important for our local economy.

  • Endorses Justice Newby

    To the editor:
    If you want to see a more conservative North Carolina that upholds the rule of law and doesn’t legislate from the bench or engage in judicial activism, vote to re-elect Judge Paul Newby for the North Carolina Supreme Court.
    I have personally met Justice Newby, and I was impressed with his candor. I found him to be pragmatic and open and with a sound grasp of the severity of the issues facing our state and nation.

  • There goes the debt again

    To the editor:
    President Barack Obama raided Medicare of $700 million to finance Obamacare. He invested in Solyndra (with our money) even though his advisers told him not to. They went bankrupt and lost our money.
    He insulted our greatest ally (Israel) in the Mideast. He whispered to Putin (when he thought the microphone was off) to bear with him until after the election. He would then be free to do what he wanted.

  • Vote for new leadership

    To the editor:
    Last week while we were watching the Sept 11, 2012, attacks and demonstrations throughout the world and listening to the White House blame someone else for diplomatic and security failures, America’s credit rating was cut yet again.
    America’s credit rating has been cut only twice and both times under the leadership of President Obama.

  • Answers found in Scripture

    To the editor:
    By the authority of God’s word, Jesus will return. “And the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever,” (1 Thessalonians 4:17).

  • Billboard posting is relevant

    To the editor:
    There has been controversy regarding the U.S. 17 billboard that included Osama bin Laden and President Obama as threats to America.
    The question is: “Is this an appropriate way to present a point of view and what did the billboard really say?”