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Editorials

The Abbeville Case, the key to SC's future

on Wednesday, 22 July 2015. Written by Phil Noble Posted in Editorials, Opinions

There is nothing – absolutely nothing – more important to the future of our state than fixing education.

Turning the page – One SC

on Wednesday, 15 July 2015. Written by Phil Noble Posted in Editorials, Opinions

As these words are being written, the ceremony of lowering the Confederate flag at the capital is happening – literally.

Cell phones best option for police oversight

on Wednesday, 08 July 2015. Written by Bill Rogers Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Hardly a week goes by now without the surfacing of a cell phone video of police abuse, often of minorities.

It’s so hard to say goodbye, Courtney

on Tuesday, 30 June 2015. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

It is with a heavy heart and deep sorrow that I write about the passing of Courtney McGinnis Graham.

A call to courage in the hour of evil

on Tuesday, 30 June 2015. Written by Armstrong Williams Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Among the nine innocents murdered at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina June 17th was Pastor Clementa Pinckney.

Death, race and irony in South Carolina

on Tuesday, 30 June 2015. Written by Phil Noble Posted in Editorials, Opinions

There have been hundreds of thousands of words written and spoken about the unspeakable tragedy of the nine people gunned down at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.

Prescription drug use...a silent epidemic

on Tuesday, 16 June 2015. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

As alcohol and tobacco use rates by youth continue to hold steady nationally, a new and potentially fatal illicit drug is gaining popularity.

S.C. Education: Buckets, fires, computers

on Tuesday, 16 June 2015. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire,” said the Irish poet William Butler Yeats. In South Carolina, we are spending far too much time trying to fill pails (often with holes in them) and not nearly enough time lighting fires.

Retirement Planning

on Tuesday, 16 June 2015. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

With company pension plans becoming less prominent and uncertainty surrounding Social Security, planning for your retirement is now more important than ever.

Andy Griffith is stopping progress in SC

on Tuesday, 09 June 2015. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

OK, the headline got your attention, so now hopefully you will read the whole column – and no, it’s not technically true.

Falling short of greatness

on Tuesday, 09 June 2015. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Andy Griffith is stopping progress in SC

on Tuesday, 09 June 2015. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

OK, the headline got your attention, so now hopefully you will read the whole column – and no, it’s not technically true. Andy Griffith died in 2012 and he was from North Carolina, not South Carolina.

Falling short of greatness

on Tuesday, 09 June 2015. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

When African-Americans marched on Washington to hear the historic ‘I have a dream’ speech by Martin Luther King, they were pressing for a society that looked very much like that in which they already lived

Saving for college brings peace of mind

on Tuesday, 02 June 2015. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Almost two years ago, my husband and I experienced the life changing event that was the birth of our first child. Our daughter had the good fortune of being born on May 29, 5-2-9 Day.

Less than a week left in session, lawmakers consider cuts (briefly)

on Tuesday, 02 June 2015. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

After six months of meaningless resolutions, behind-the-scenes negotiations with lobbyists, lengthy “debates” over bills that don’t matter to anyone, and early adjournments to attend receptions hosted by multibillion-dollar corporations, lawmakers
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