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Today's Opinions

  • Bad dream or reality?

    To the editor:
    I had a dream the other night. I dreamt I was president and my accomplishments of the last four years have left the country with high unemployment, a shrinking middle class, 47 million people on food stamps, $16 trillion in debt and loss of stature throughout the world. I just took a beat-down from my opponent in a debate, and it looks like I may lose my election. What to do?

  • It’s time for a change

    To the editor:
    As a fourth-grader in North Carolina, I learned that our state motto is “To be rather than to seem.”
    Now I am a 29-year-old wife and mother who prays that everyone planning to vote in this great state realizes that President Barack Obama is not the inspiring advocate for change he seemed to be four years ago.
    North Carolina has been devastated by economic policies formulated or supported by Obama, and he has failed to make the changes he promised the American people.

  • Supports McIntyre

    To the editor:
    After seeing so many Super-PAC funded commercials trying to portray Mike McIntyre as some sort of liberal, I have concluded that it’s necessary to let the actual facts tell the true story.

  • Thanks for support

    To the editor:
    Coastline Volunteer Rescue Squad will begin its annual fund drive during October. Residents in the Supply, Holden Beach, Varnamtown, Bolivia and part of the Shallotte area should be receiving a letter of solicitation.
    We certainly hope this year’s fund drive will be a success. We would like to thank everyone for their support.
    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact a squad official at 842-2266 or via email at dmrobinson@atmc.net.
    David Robinson, president
    Grover R. Hewett, vice president

  • Warrior Ride thanks

    To the editor:
    Sincere thanks for all the support from Shallotte to Calabash. What a show of patriotism and thanks to our heroes.
    The Calabash VFW Post led by Commander Ray Ketchum, [Shallotte] Mayor Sara McCullough, schools, civic organizations, communities and businesses all made for a wonderful heroes’ welcome.
    We will be back to thank you personally in the upcoming weeks.
    All the warriors were overwhelmed with the outpouring of love and recognition for their sacrifices. Please know they all went home Saturday afternoon feeling appreciated.

  • Take another look

    To the editor:
    You can think the rich should pay their “fair share;” you can love Obamacare; you can feel we need to “spread the wealth” and believe “you didn’t build that;” and you can even believe the “private sector is doing just fine,” but you cannot possibly believe the murders of our ambassador in Libya and three others and an attack on our embassy on Sept. 11 were just a spontaneous reaction to a ridiculous video making fun of the Prophet Mohammed.

  • Candidate rouses concern

    To the editor:
    Every election, I take the time to examine the candidates individually instead of just voting straight ticket.

  • Climate in crisis

    To the editor:
    If you’ve noticed a lot of strange weather these days, you’re not alone. We had extreme droughts, massive floods and large wildfires throughout the country. This July was the all-time hottest month on record for the United States.
    Despite the reality of climate change and the dirty weather that comes with it, our leaders aren’t stepping up to solve this problem. It’s not an accident that deniers have spent unprecedented amounts of money to mislead and confuse us about the severity of the climate crisis.