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The conversation I wish we were having about the Oregon shooting

on Wednesday, 21 October 2015. Posted in Opinions

After the tragic 2012 shooting in Newtown, I wrote an essay entitled "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother" expressing my frustration with our broken mental healthcare system and how it failed my own child.

Facts, trivia on S.C. and Charleston

on Wednesday, 14 October 2015. Posted in Columns, Opinions

How well do you know your state? All South Carolinians know, or should know, that South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union, and that South Carolina troops fired the first shots in the War Between the States at Fort Sumter.

This October, pink means stop

on Wednesday, 14 October 2015. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

October has arrived, which means it’s time for sweaters, apple picking and pumpkin carving. It’s also time for pink.

Race, guns, culture and change in S.C.

on Wednesday, 14 October 2015. Written by Phil Noble Posted in Opinions

I love South Carolina and the South – I really do. And I consider myself a reasonably serious student of our history and culture.

Facts and trivia on rain

on Wednesday, 07 October 2015. Posted in Columns, Opinions

The rainfall last weekend brought to mind thoughts of staying dry.

In age of misinformation, newspaper media shines

on Wednesday, 07 October 2015. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

It’s National Newspaper Week and our theme this year is The Power of the Press. Even though there are many ways to get news now, the power of newspaper media is still significant.

National Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Day

on Wednesday, 07 October 2015. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

On Wednesday, Oct. 7, families across the nation will urge legislators and the community to support bipartisan legislation that provides people with mental illness alternatives to incarceration, homelessness and death.

Good advice on inner happiness

on Wednesday, 30 September 2015. Posted in Columns, Opinions

A friend emailed the following advice and I do not know where it originated or who wrote it, but it is obviously from someone who has experienced life long enough to learn:

Trust of the People

on Wednesday, 30 September 2015. Written by Armstrong Williams Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Despite her assertions to the contrary, the controversy over Hillary Clinton’s email address is not just an issue for the reporters she wishes would stop peppering her with questions on the topic.

The Emanuel Nine – four months later

on Wednesday, 30 September 2015. Written by Phil Noble Posted in Opinions

It’s off the front page of the newspapers. There are no packs of reporters prowling the streets. The banks of television cameras across from the church are all gone.

The truth adults have learned

on Thursday, 24 September 2015. Posted in Columns, Opinions

The Blunt Truth – living life in neutral

on Thursday, 24 September 2015. Posted in Opinions

One of the most interesting debates going on in many states and communities today is that of choosing marijuana legalization or continued prohibition.

What makes America great?

on Thursday, 24 September 2015. Posted in Opinions

In less than 200 years, America grew from a handful of colonies to become the greatest nation in history.

Let’s try for judicial independence

on Thursday, 24 September 2015. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

If South Carolina does it one way, and most other states along with the federal government do it another way, we might wonder how likely it is that South Carolina is right and everybody else is wrong.
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