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We’re number 1: Clemson football, domestic killings

on Wednesday, 18 November 2015. Written by Phil Noble Posted in Opinions

We’re number 1! This is the glorious chant of Clemson football fans these days. They deserve it and all of us in the state ought to be proud of them.

History, trivia on money, taxes

on Tuesday, 10 November 2015. Posted in Columns, Opinions

The following facts about money and taxes comes from Little Known Facts:

School truancy needs a career, technical solutions

on Tuesday, 10 November 2015. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

A sobering report released by the Children's Law Center and D.C. Lawyers for Youth says District of Columbia high schools are struggling with a chronic truancy problem that at any given time involves more than half of their enrollment.

Spend, spend, spend, tax, tax, tax

on Tuesday, 10 November 2015. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Have you looked at your cellphone bill lately? The taxes and fees on my two phone bill are 18.5%. I also have a VoIP line with TWC, along with TV cable, and the tax is 9.5%. Is a personal telephone a luxury or a necessity?

Why S.C. Legislative Session should be much shorter

on Tuesday, 10 November 2015. Posted in Opinions

Editorialists and commentators have chastised the South Carolina legislature relentlessly for failing to get anything done during the 2015 session.

A little of this and that

on Tuesday, 03 November 2015. Posted in Columns, Opinions

For some crazy reason, I like to collect interesting facts and bits of information. So this week, I dipped into my “trivia pool” and here are some you may find interesting.

Pee Dee Disaster Relief assists flood victims

on Tuesday, 03 November 2015. Posted in Opinions

It was a beautiful, sunny Monday morning – perfect weather for setting out to deliver flood relief money to nonprofits in Williamsburg County. Donors to Eastern Carolina Community Foundation’s Pee Dee Disaster Relief Fund quickly responded to the call for

Crowdsourcing: the best defense

on Tuesday, 03 November 2015. Posted in Opinions

Sometimes unfortunate events spark good ideas. Ask restaurateur Art Bouvier. After his Cajun eatery, Papa Roux, fell victim to an alleged armed robber, he decided to offer a 25% discount to customers who show their concealed carry permits.

What should you do with those old stock certicates

on Tuesday, 03 November 2015. Posted in Opinions

In the old days, when investors bought shares of stock, they received physical certificates that represented tangible proof of ownership.

S.C. is fourth for including dogs in Halloween

on Tuesday, 27 October 2015. Posted in Columns, Opinions

With Halloween quickly approaching, I thought our dog lovers might enjoy the results of a Big Heart Pet Brands survey on the top 25 Howl-O-Ween states.

Dealing with grief during the holidays

on Tuesday, 27 October 2015. Posted in Opinions

Have you noticed all the holiday decorations lately? Of course you have, they are everywhere and have been since late August and early September.

LWV wants to raise interest in ethics

on Tuesday, 27 October 2015. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

At the end of September some “Good Advice,” I would have said “excellent advice,” was published locally on inner happiness.

Gun control, disarming the black community

on Tuesday, 27 October 2015. Written by Armstrong Williams Posted in Opinions

I hate to say it, but Ronald Reagan was the father of the modern gun control movement in America.

Professionally managed accounts: Are they for you?

on Wednesday, 21 October 2015. Posted in Opinions

These days, it can be difficult to find the time necessary to do everything we’d like to accomplish. Between working, raising families, volunteering, and extracurricular activities, it is often impossible to tackle every item on the daily “to do” list.

Finding common interest with overseas phone operator

on Wednesday, 21 October 2015. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Last week I was speaking to someone by phone about my satellite radio account.
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