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Today's Opinions

  • What happened to our towns?

    To the editor:
    What happened to our towns? Shallotte and Ocean Isle Beach are no longer a haven but a bust.
    We are losing our trees and much-needed forest for animals that have lives here, more than likely longer than the ones that are voting the cut down of their homes.

  • It’s a trashy conversation to have

    To the editor:
    Annually for three to four months we share Sunset Beach island with vacationers, who do much for the economy and financial security of business owners and their employees. Yes, there is a downside; however, the good far outweighs the bad.
    The town garbage ordinance clearly states garbage cans cannot be placed out before 2 p.m. the day prior to pickup and must be returned no later than 2 p.m. on the day after collection. Therefore, Councilwoman Karen Joseph, there may have been garbage cans outside occupied homes during your Saturday visit.

  • Thanks for return of lost wallet

    To the editor:
    My editor, why am I writing to you? It’s because I was on vacation on July 2 at Ocean Isle Beach.
    I went by BB&T at Ocean Isle Beach, and I went in and I left.
    On July 3 I was looking for my billfold and I didn’t have it. The bank was the last place I had it.
    On July 5 I went back to the bank and they had it. I want to thank Angie, Carolyn and Anna. Those three ladies took care of my billfold that I left in the bank.
    I just want people to know they took care of the people who do business with them.

  • ObamaTax makes no sense

    To the editor:
    My sweet and sometimes acceptably annoying mother-in-law doesn’t have automobile insurance.
    While she may have myriad reasons for absenting herself from this pool of insured, the fact she doesn’t own an automobile probably heads the list.
    If the state of New Jersey, where she resides, were to apply the illogical legal basis for upholding the healthcare ObamaTax (formerly ObamaCare) Chief Justice Roberts used, New Jersey would tax my mother-in-law for not having auto insurance.

  • Rodent problem scurries around

    To the editor:
    Thank you for this very, very true story. We lived on Holden Beach until 2009.
    We have sat on our front porch and watched large rats scurrying from Gerda Street to Lois Avenue, and then to an empty field facing the Intracoastal Waterway. They would also run under the siding of another house. They were everywhere!
    Many, many times I went to Holden Beach Town Hall asking for help, but no one paid me any attention. I am so glad you have presented this to the public.
    Jane and Harold W. Cole
    High Point
     

  • Fundraiser aids firehouse

    To the editor:
    On behalf of all members of the Calabash Fire Department, I would like to thank everyone who helped make our recent Fourth of July fundraiser a huge success.
    We were overwhelmed by the generosity of local residents and out-of-town visitors who graciously donated to our cause.
    The money we collected will go toward furnishing our new firehouse that is in the final planning stages and will hopefully be under construction in the next few months.

  • Obama’s ‘chicken and egg’ argument bad for business, the country

    With $1 billion and counting in his war chest and everything else available in his political arsenal, our campaigner-in-chief has once again sets his sights on the free market.

    I’m not sure why President Barack Obama continues to attack the tenants of capitalism, other than to distinguish himself from his opponent, former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, who is the poster child for free market success.

    First, Obama attacked big, bad private equity as a jab at Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital.

    Now, he’s going after the little guy.

  • More critters of summer—rats are roaming uninvited at the beach

    Rats at the beach?!

    Now I know I’ve heard everything when I hear uninvited rats are cruising and bruising our pristine beaches.

    Then again, when are rats ever invited to the beach—or anywhere, for that matter? Obviously, they decided to invite themselves.