Today's Opinions

  • Eliminating the federal budget deficit and unicorns for everyone

    It has been my personal experience that just when you think you’ve seen it all—when something or someone is so ridiculous it seems there’s no way things could possibly get any stranger—they do. They always do.

    For example, take any situation lately involving former state Sen. R.C. Soles Jr.

    Every time he’s in the news, which is increasing in frequency now that he’s no longer in the state Senate, you think it can’t get any stranger.

    But it does. It always does.

  • Extreme Couponing

    I have heard of extreme sports—snowboarding, skiing, skateboarding—and even watched many on television. But there is a new extreme game in town and it’s not your typical sporting event.

    Extreme couponing has become so popular, there is even a television show chronicling the process and the savings. As a child I remember my mother clipping coupons from the Sunday paper. She even had a special coupon book that she kept in her purse. I remember it was organized into categories such as food, cleaning products, etc.

  • Guest column: Community helps those in need at BFA

    To the editor:

    The sound of weeping is something we hear often at Brunswick Family Assistance. It isn’t easy for some folks to ask for help paying an electric bill or request a box of food. Once independent, hard-working people across all ages and socio-economic levels find it painful to swallow their pride and ask for assistance, something they’ve never done before.

  • What are you so afraid of?

    To the editor:

    In response to Leonard Jenkins’ letter last week, I would counter and say it is about time North Carolina cleans up its voting process. So, good job to the Republicans in the General Assembly. 

  • Can NCPA manage its ports?

    To the editor:

  • Thanks from Southport Christian

    To the editor:

    On behalf of Southport Christian School, I would like to extend a huge “thank you” to our school families and everyone in the community who came out to support SpringFest this past Saturday. We could not have asked for better weather for all of those who visited Franklin Square Park to browse local artwork, sample some of the best barbecue around and make the rounds of our game booths. What a blessing it was to see so many children enjoying outdoor fun on such a beautiful spring day.

  • Family says thank you to those who helped

    To the editor:

    We can never thank everyone for all the love they have shown to us during the sudden and tragic loss of our loved ones, the Joshua Williams family.

    To the very first responders, EMS, the sheriff’s department, the highway patrol: a very special “thank you.” We know this must have been hard on you as well.

    To Hobbs Realty for the house they provided for our out-of-state family.

    To Bobby Long for the peaceful burial plots he so freely gave.

  • Make your voice heard this November

    To the editor:

    You may recall the political machines that for years ran the cities of New York and Chicago. Well, Carolina Shores is now being run by a similar political machine. They call themselves the Concerned Citizens (CC) but it appears rather than transparency and resident representation, their only concern is about imposing their agenda on town residents.