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Signs of a happy kitchen

on Wednesday, 01 June 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Following are some sayings from kitchen signs found on Google and Pinterest: Today’s Menu: Eat it or Go Hungry I would cook dinner but I can’t find the can opener! Kitchen closed – this chick has had it! Many have eaten here, few have died Who says

Ponderings, trivia, idle thoughts

on Tuesday, 24 May 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Following is a hodge podge of trivia, ponderings and idle thoughts collected from cyberspace.

A dozen ways to blend into the South

on Tuesday, 17 May 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

If you are new to the South, we natives might seem a little strange. So, to help you adapt and blend in, I’ve listed 12 things to make the transition easier. First, never ever let a Southerner see you put sugar, or Lord forbid, syrup on your grits. We

Happy Mother’s Day moms!

on Tuesday, 03 May 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Sunday is Mother’s Day in America and according to the National Restaurant Association, it is the most popular day of the year to dine out. That’s not surprising, because no one expects Mom to cook on “her day.”

Mothers are more than ‘just a mom’

on Tuesday, 03 May 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

My first definition of Motherhood was formed when I was a child. I would come home after a day of school, a long bus ride, being hungry and open the front door with calling out, “Mama,” who I knew was there among the smell of baked stickies

Things about our state you may not know

on Tuesday, 26 April 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

South Carolina wasn’t always known as the Palmetto State. It used to be known as the Iodine State, and even said so on the license plates in the 1930s. Palmetto trees are way prettier for a flag, anyway. The world’s smallest police station is in Ridgeway.

Thoughts on Shrek and KFB

on Wednesday, 20 April 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Our mamas always said, ‘If you can’t say something nice about someone, don’t say anything. ’ Well, I have something nice to say about our community, but I also have something not so nice to complain about.

Downtown was popping last week

on Wednesday, 13 April 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Downtown was really hopping last week and it made my heart glad to see people walking along Evans and Dargan Streets. Last Thursday evening, there was an event on the 100-block of West Evans showing off the new businesses that have opened this year. An

Thoughts and comments on marriage

on Wednesday, 06 April 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Following are a few humorous comments and quotes about marriage listed at www.abundance-and-happiness. com:

Carolina’s road history mirrors current problems

on Wednesday, 06 April 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

By Andrew Martin Carolina Reporter Lawmakers seem poised to end a stalemate and appropriate millions to repair South Carolina’s deteriorating road system. But the ongoing debate, worsened by the 2008 Great Recession

Time and measurements

on Wednesday, 30 March 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Time and measurements
Following are some interesting facts on time and measurement from Little Known Facts The wristwatch was invented in 1868 by Patek Phillipe. The base of the Great Pyramid of Egypt is large enough to cover 10 football fields. The highest waterfall in the

A bit of trivia on this and that

on Wednesday, 23 March 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

A bit of trivia on this and that
Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what? Their birthplace Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name requested? Obsession What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers have in common?

Five good ideas for a better South

on Wednesday, 16 March 2016. Written by Phil Noble Posted in Columns, Opinions

One of the most fun and interesting things about writing this weekly column is all the feedback I get from folks. I especially like the good ideas to improve our state that people send me. Sometimes I get grumpy responses from folks who don’t like what I

BITD we could write & add

on Wednesday, 02 March 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Isn’t it neat how today’s parents-to-be create elaborate “gender reveals” to announce the sex of their unborn children. Their announcements vary from family gatherings where someone cuts into a cake colored inside in blue or pink to signify the gender

A little fun with words and puns

on Tuesday, 23 February 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Some of you readers enjoy puns. Here are few from Little Known Facts:
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