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Today's Opinions

  • Letter example of fake news

    To the editor:

    Concerning the letter to the editor by Tom Sapp, chairman of the Brunswick County Democratic Party, last week:

    Another example of fake news by the Democrats to discredit our duly elected president. The full story can be read here:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_John_S._McCain_and_Alnic_MC_collision

  • Calling foul on Rabon’s Duke Energy bill

    To the editor:

    To use baseball as a metaphor for politics, Sen. Bill Rabon has thrown us some curveballs in the past. The latest is his controversial Senate Bill 559 demanded and largely written by Duke Energy for multiyear rate increases. Duke Energy contributed $10,000 to Rabon’s Campaign Fund for his pivotal role in advancing the bill.

  • Awareness key in preventing drownings

    To the editor:

    Each time I hear about another child drowning, my thoughts go immediately to Kelly Helbig, her family and their mission.

    In June 2010, Kelly’s 4-year-old son Jack drowned in a lake in their backyard. Since that time, the Jack Helbig Memorial Foundation was established to prevent drowning through education and public awareness.

  • Thanks, CIS volunteers

    To the editor:

  • Protection orders can help reduce gun violence

    To the editor:

    Another week, another mass shooting.  Can anything be done?

    One idea gaining traction is Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs). Fourteen states have given law enforcement, families and others this tool.

    ERPOs allow a family member or law enforcement to petition a judge to have someone’s guns temporarily removed if they are perceived to pose a threat to themselves or others. Evidence must be presented, and the guns can only be retained temporarily.

  • No grounds for disrespecting McCain

    To the editor:

    The late John McCain has always been a challenge for Democrats. On one hand, most of us disagreed with John McCain, the politician, when it came to his positions on the issues. On the other hand, it would be difficult to find a Democrat who doesn’t have enormous respect for John McCain, the man.

    It never once crossed my mind to question Sen. McCain’s loyalty or his conviction to always act in what he felt was the best interest of all Americans.

  • Sunset Beach ceremony most memorable

    To the editor:

    I would like to give a huge “thank you” to the members of the Veterans’ Memorial Committee who put together the Memorial Day ceremony at Sunset Beach Park.

    There could not have a more spectacular setting and backdrop than that beautiful park for such a solemn ceremony — beautiful live oaks providing so much shade with the ICW beyond. Not to mention the Veterans’ Memorial itself, which actually brings me to tears every time I visit there.

  • Trump comments show lack of education

    To the editor:

    Enough is enough. When will the Republican Party and Trump supporters speak up and stop the daily insults? His continued disgraceful comments regarding John McCain are beneath the lowest possible standards for any American.