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Today's Opinions

  • Fed up with trashy roads

    To the editor:
    I am a senior citizen living in Supply. I’m in love with this place. I’m very upset about the trash on the sides of the road.
    I come from the era of Lady Bird Johnson and America the Beautiful. I don’t know who is supposed to keep the road shoulders clean but it’s not being done very well.
    I believe to keep our town clean is a matter of respect and bridge of place. I am willing to form a gang of senior cleanups. In a world of big problems, this may be small but we can do something about this.
    Vivian Gibbs

  • Thanks to Brunswick Sheriff’s deputies

    To the editor:
    My husband and I would like to take this opportunity to extend our sincere appreciation to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies who worked diligently in order to solve a crime that was committed in our home. Detective Mike Murray should be especially commended for his tireless efforts. His tenacity in following the leads related to this case overwhelmingly factored into the recovery of our stolen items. Detective Murray conducted himself in a professional manner and continually kept us abreast of the situation as it unfolded.

  • Occupiers point out inequities

    To the editor:
    I read with interest a recent letter disparaging the protesters of the Occupy movement across our country. Taking issue with Time magazine’s naming The Protester as its Person of the Year, the writer deplored the costs incurred on hard-working American taxpayers.

  • Life brings reminders that prayers are both needed and heard

     

    It’s been one of those months where I really, really needed to hear some good news. Today as I prepared to write this column all that kept coming to me were the challenges I have been facing the last few weeks. Quite frankly I am tired of thinking about them and I surely don’t want to write about them.

    So looking for a little inspiration, I checked Facebook.

    I didn’t have to look far.

  • To remember those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and the families who love them

    It was my best friend’s wedding. I stood proudly at the altar in a surprisingly wearable bridesmaid’s dress as my college roommate was escorted up the aisle by her proud, beaming father.

    We were in a beautifully restored historic church in Raleigh, a perfect setting for this particular couple. Her dress, hair and jewelry matched the church magically. It was a lovely, crisp fall afternoon. They purposely selected a fall Saturday when the Wolfpack had a by-week.

    Almost everything was perfect for her perfect day.

  • Voter ID law is a no-brainer

     We support the county commissioners’ resolution asking the General Assembly to overturn the governor’s veto of the voter identification bill. If that doesn’t happen, legislators should move forward with allowing county governments the authority to mandate voter IDs.

    The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners, in a majority vote of 4-1, supports a measure that calls for members of the North Carolina General Assembly to override Gov. Bev Perdue’s veto of the voter identification bill.

  • Time's up

    To the editor:
    Recognition by one’s peers and/or from the public has long been a reward well earned. Examples are receiving the proverbial gold watch upon retiring, Best Picture at the Academy Awards, top athlete in your sport, valedictorian of your class, Time’s Person of the Year, etc.  

  • Writer denies commissioner's accusations

    To the editor:
    This paper and other media outlets have labeled me a political activist, but in reality, I refer to myself as an involved citizen.
    This is our community and our government...of the people, by the people and for the people. I challenge any elected official when I feel they are off the mark. If you don’t believe me, ask senators Burr, Hagan, Rabon, Rep. McIntyre, the former Sen. Soles and all of the county commissioners.