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Today's Opinions

  • Reagan was a proactive visionary

    To the editor:
    I neither favor nor disfavor Newt Gingrich’s candidacy for president. I do believe, however, given the recent accounts of Gingrich’s political relationship with Ronald Reagan, that a fair and balanced understanding of any candidate’s history is necessary.
    In 1995, at the Goldwater Institute dinner honoring President Ronald Reagan, his wife Nancy said the following:

  • Help those less fortunate

    To the editor:
    We have had a mild winter so far, but do you remember the little cold snap back in October? That was the night I joined a few other Brunswick County citizens to participate in a homeless awareness event organized by Brunswick Family Assistance (BFA) and hosted be Building HOPE Ministries on the grounds of its office site in Supply.
    It was cold! The cardboard shelter and borrowed blankets from the BFA Thrift Store offered little help, but I survived that one night, and my compassion for our homeless neighbors was increased.

  • HOAs offer good services for residents

    To the editor:
    It is unfortunate your writer Laura Lewis in her article of Jan. 29 only told one side of the story about Homeowners Associations instead of recognizing the many positive aspects HOAs do provide in communities throughout our state.
    I attended the meeting on Jan. 23 in Raleigh and provided testimony that focused on how volunteer HOA boards spent countless hours making sure that needed services are provided to residents.

  • Bye-bye Beverly: The schoolchildren thank you

    For the children. For their future.

    Like any good rank-and-file beauty queen, soon-to-be-retiring N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue said she wasn’t seeking re-election for the children. And their future.

    Yes, you read that correctly. Perdue isn’t seeking re-election because she cares too much about the schoolchildren and their future.

  • It’s good to see economic growth returning to our area

    Who would have believed when it first opened a small, rural community’s airport would grow as fast as Oak Island’s Cape Fear Regional Jetport has?
    Who would have believed  it would be one of the few area businesses robustly growing during an economic time when others are closing or struggling to stay afloat?
    Who would have believed that not only are locals and visitors using its services today but also international residents and businesspeople have grown to appreciate the quality of services provided there.

  • Loves sea turtle program

    To the editor:
    The town of Ocean Isle Beach has a real treasure with the sea turtle patrol coordinators and volunteers.
    In the last two years, I have had the pleasure of sitting on a couple of sea turtle nests on Ocean Isle Beach. The training and experience I learned from the lead coordinators, Jim and Deb Boyce, and the many other volunteers I have met has been so rewarding. Jim and Deb inspired me to become a volunteer.

  • Election was no accident

    To the editor:
    In 2009, when Len Steiner last ran for re-election to the Sunset Beach Town Council, he finished dead last. Only 10.7 percent of the voters wanted him back. The other incumbent seeking re-election in 2009, Lou DeVita, kept his seat by a mere 53 votes. That, in electoral terms, was a message.
    Sadly, neither Mr. Steiner nor a majority of the council “got it.” Clueless Lou DeVita actually called his pitiful margin “a mandate.”

  • Thanks for help with sewer

    To the editor:
    We wish to thank the staff for the town of Sunset Beach, Brunswick County and Tommy Lewis, sewer supervisor, for the great job they did installing our system, including the grinder, between Christmas and New Year’s holidays. They responded to a high priority situation quickly and efficiently, working with the town for permits and inspections and in-sink with our electrician and plumber.
    They all did a great job and we will be forever grateful for the wonderful job they did.
    Guy and Roberta Lachapelle
    Sunset Beach