Today's Opinions

  • Join in the fight; support Relay for Life

    This Friday Brunswick Countians of all ages, races and backgrounds will come together for a common cause—to fight back against cancer.
    The annual event begins at 6 p.m. on the track at West Brunswick High School off Whiteville Road in Shallotte. Its purpose is to raise awareness about lives lost and victories won against this horrific disease. It’s also a major fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, which uses money raised from events like this across the nation to fund research, support programs and education.

  • Thanks for help with golf event

    To the editor:
    Paws-Ability recently had its Third Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Cape Fear National in Brunswick Forest. Some 178 people participated in an event that raised funds to support animal-related programs that make a difference in Brunswick County.
    We would like to thank sponsors, golfers, dinner guests, volunteers and donors for this event. Without the support of our community, we could not continue to move forward with these programs.

  • Cast the right stones

    To the editor:
    Five years ago, we moved here from “up North.” All moves to a new venue require some adjustments, and we were excited to see what Brunswick County had to offer.
    Wow! We were impressed with the independence of the folk we saw and read about; like being independent and therefore supporting anything that would get government off our backs.

  • Focus on fishing, not holes

    To the editor:
    I read the article about holes on the beach. What is the committee at Sunset Beach trying to do? Are you going to lock up a 5-year-old for digging holes?
    Stop worrying about the holes and do something about these people fishing from the surf. Several times last year my wife and I watched while these fisherman would cast their lines right in the middle of kids playing and not think a thing about it. My granddaughter was in the surf last year and got a hook in her leg thanks to these people.

  • Supports Frank Williams in primary

    To the editor:
    On May 8, we will select candidates who will be on the ballot this November.
    Frank Williams is the right choice for Brunswick County commissioner from District 5. I’ve known Frank for several years, and he is a sharp, intelligent leader who will do his homework and make smart decisions on our behalf. Frank is a Brunswick County native, small business owner and proven conservative.
    It is time for some new faces in our county’s leadership, and Frank is exactly the kind of fresh voice we need.

  • Volunteers make the world go ’round

    To the editor:
    The neatest thing about volunteers is they perform wonderful services and share their wonderful gifts, expecting nothing at all in return. Many days upon days, that is exactly what they get: Nothing at all in return.
    Brunswick Family Assistance sets aside one morning each year to host a private little party for our volunteers as our way of honoring and thanking them for their unselfish service and for the thousands of hours they donate to keep our programs going.

  • Take a long walk off a short pier

    To the editor:
    The United States Congress can take a long walk off a short pier. Now, that is not a sentiment of mine, but a characterization I find easily attributable to the most recent exercise of imperial power by President Barack Hussein Obama.

  • Don’t take away healthcare options

    To the editor:
    All politicians running for office vowing to repeal the Affordable Care Act will not receive my vote. They don’t seem to care that close to 50 million Americans (1 in 4 adults) lacked healthcare in 2011.
    They seem immune to the following realities: the uninsured often forego medical care, skip vital preventive services and pay twice as much for health services and drugs as the insured.