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Today's Opinions

  • On Campus with BCC: Brunswick Community College celebrates our local businesses

    By Dr. Susanne Adams

    Guest Columnist

    Small businesses in America create one out of three new jobs each year. Since 1963, every U.S. president has issued a proclamation establishing a National Small Business Week to recognize the outstanding economic impact of entrepreneurs and small business owners. For 2018, April 30-May 4 has been designated such.

  • May God bless and protect people of Israel

    To the editor:

  • A mitzvah at the Veterans Memorial

    To the editor:

    In the Jewish faith, doing a charitable act, a meritorious act or a good deed is called performing a mitzvah.

    There’s a place in Brunswick County where people often leave small tokens of respect and condolences: the Veterans Memorial at Sunset Beach Town Park.

  • God saved George Washington

    To the editor:

    Does God intervene in the affairs of men?

    George Washington’s part in the July 9, 1755, battle during the French and Indian War is indisputably one of the most significant events of his early years with his life in danger for more than two hours. The officers had been a special target for the Indians. Of the 86 British and American officers, 63 were casualties. Washington was the only officer on horseback not shot down.

  • No win, place or show for Beaconeers on battlefield

    While the members of other teams in the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Brunsco Battlefield on Saturday morning arrived wearing coordinating T-shirts with catchy slogans, inspirational posters and cheering fan sections, it looked like we simply showed up.

    But Kay Milliken, Laura Lewis, Lindsay Kriz, Brian Slattery, team captain Sam Hickman and I came equipped with the spirit of friendly competition. “We’re representing the public,” I told them.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week in the North Carolina General Assembly, committees were meeting virtually every day, discussions were beginning on the budget adjustments and new security measures were being installed.

    Interim and select committees were finishing their business, in preparation for the beginning of the short session May 16. Two committees on which I serve met April 25 and 26.

  • Hospitals should do the right thing for their staff as well as their patients

    By Tom Siemers

    Guest Columnist

    All patients who enter the doors of Dosher Memorial Hospital in Southport rightly expect to receive high-quality care in a safe, clean environment, but I’d wager that few patients in any hospital consider whether it is also safe and clean for the medical professionals who provide that care.

  • God and recovery: can you have one without the other?

    By Joshua Torbich

    Guest Columnist

    Recently, I spoke with a select group of students and faculty at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. It wasn’t anything out of the ordinary, just a 30-minute presentation about the opioid epidemic and the impact it’s having in southeastern North Carolina.

    At the conclusion of my presentation, I went into the foyer where a number of organizations had resource tables set up offering information to those in attendance.