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Today's Opinions

  • Consider the rewards of foster parenting

    By Duanna Harrelson

    Guest Columnist

    The Brunswick County Department of Social Services has 129 children in foster care. Sixty of these children are ages 0-5; 44 are ages 6-12; 23 are ages 13-17 and two 18 and older. Of these 129 children, 104 are Caucasian; 11 are African-American; five are Hispanic; two are American Indian/Alaskan and 12 are biracial.

    DSS has 22 licensed foster/adoptive homes and needs additional families so our children can stay within their own communities while in foster care.

  • Consequences are clear on dredging

    To the editor:

    I have owned property on the island at Sunset Beach for more than 30 years. There is some serious misinformation circulating about the consequences of dredging the Jinks Creek/Tubbs Inlet system. The statements, “We have … experienced the advantages and benefits dredging has brought. We have seen no downside,” are not true. Dredging promoted the filling of Tubbs Inlet and Jinks Creek.

  • Council shirks its duties on dredging

    To the editor:

    I continue to be amazed at the discussion of what is really a very simple issue. Why does Sunset Beach Town Council continue to serve the interests and requests of a very small group of people when their actions have potential probably negative consequences for everyone on the coast, especially our own Sunset Beach area?

    There was no bias on the part of the Sunset Beach Environmental Resource Committee.

  • Neither intelligent nor community

    To the editor:

    May I go back, back to the land of secrets, intelligence, leaking, classifications and any and all forms of espionage and the media? God will help us to understand and our neighbors will understand because they are God-fearing. Right? Believe this and I will sell you oceanfront property in Kansas.

  • Failure to vote would lead to nation’s collapse

    To the editor:

    The only time 99,096 residents in Brunswick County are totally equal is at the ballot box. The Brunswick County Board of Elections reported that just 10.1 percent (10,008 ballots) were cast by the 99,096 eligible voters in the county during the recent 2018 primary election.

    In spite of efforts by the elections board to expand voting hours, locations, early voting, one-stop voting and even Saturday voting in the four satellite locations, only 10.1 percent chose to be equal.

  • Jinks Creek dredging facts

    To the editor:

    Patricia and Tony DelDuca presented facts in their letter published in last week’s edition regarding dredging in Sunset Beach. The feeder/finger canals should be dredged. In discussing Jinks Creek there are other facts that need to be addressed.

  • Dredging high ‘Jinks’

    To the editor:

    When politics and personal interests interfere with rational governing, those who suffer are the taxpayers. The dredging issue at Sunset Beach is a perfect example.

    For years, homeowners on the finger and feeder canals have been anxiously awaiting maintenance dredging of the canals adjacent to their properties. That dredging needs to be done and it needs to be done now.

  • ‘A Prayer for Our Veterans’

    To the editor:

    I thought it would be nice if you printed “A Prayer for Our Veterans” (author unknown) in the letters to the editor column for Memorial Day:

    Oh God, Our Heavenly Father,

    You have blessed us with

    brave men and women

    who are willing to defend our freedom.

    May Your protection and grace

    surround them each day.

    Let Your healing hand be upon those

    who suffer wounds and injuries.