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Be a friend, but be yourself

on Wednesday, 15 July 2015. Posted in Opinions

The philosophy of Charles Schulz, creator of the “Peanuts” comic strip, seems worth emulating:

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.

Money keeps the kids in touch

on Wednesday, 08 July 2015. Posted in Columns, Opinions

A reader passed along these aphorisms about life. I think they are worth sharing.

Whatever happened to free speech?

on Wednesday, 08 July 2015. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Much is already being made of the recent Supreme Court opinion forcing approval and implementation of gay marriage on all 50 states, regardless of the will of the citizens.

Execution costs can be lower if common sense is applied

on Wednesday, 08 July 2015. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

If in fact it costs $1.1 million more to convict and execute a person for capital murder than it does to imprison them for a potential 60 years, something is incredible wrong and it has to change.

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.

Life from the backside of 50

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

Like me, many of you are over the hill and on the down side of 50. We’ve discovered that health is the real wealth, not a fat bank account. Someone emailed the following list that describes our older lifestyle. The author is unknown.

Hillary's silence causes one to wonder why

on Tuesday, 16 June 2015. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Since making it official that she is running for president, (huge surprise) Hillary Clinton has been to a large extent elusive to the media concerning her platform or current events.

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.
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