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SLOAN COLUMN: Don’t be chicken! Stand up to injustice

on Tuesday, 22 September 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Covering municipal meetings is at the top of my least favorite things to do list. Generally speaking, they are boring and stale. Most last far longer than they should.

DAVIS COLUMN: Even in pandemic, we need to connect

on Tuesday, 15 September 2020. Posted in News, Columns, Opinions

classroom. When one teacher is leaving, other teachers grab stuff they can use.

KNAPP COLUMN: Politics and violence go hand in hand

on Tuesday, 15 September 2020. Posted in News, Columns, Opinions

“[W]e currently have an inferno of political violence to which the president of the United States adds fuel,” Jennifer Rubin thunders from her bully pulpit at the Washington Post.

SLOAN COLUMN: Parable of the editor and the church ladies

on Tuesday, 15 September 2020. Posted in Columns

Parable of the editor and the church ladies

SLOAN COLUMN: Grizzard leaves Darlington a Royal mess

on Tuesday, 08 September 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

SLOAN COLUMN: Grizzard leaves Darlington a Royal mess
A wonderful thing about column writing is that every so often a published column can give birth to another column. On even rarer occasions, the result can be multiple columns - twins, triplets, or – Heavens to Betsy – quadruplets. Such an occasion occurr

SLOAN COLUMN: The day hunter Bob bagged a unicorn

on Tuesday, 01 September 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

SLOAN COLUMN: The day hunter Bob bagged a unicorn
Oh, I can imagine all the broken-hearted little girls who just read that headline and broke down in tears. “Daddy, that bad, bad man didn’t really kill a unicorn, did he?” I will most certainly have some explaining to do to my dear, sweet granddaughter.

SLOAN COLUMN: Gates may close, but the memories remain

on Tuesday, 25 August 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

SLOAN COLUMN: Gates may close, but the memories remain
Some decisions are necessary, but that doesn’t make them any easier. Knowing it’s the right thing to do takes some of the sting away, but feelings of sadness and loss still remain. Such was the case last week when the Presbytery of New Harmony voted to p

SLOAN COLUMN - Lewis Grizzard: A true son of the South

on Tuesday, 18 August 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

SLOAN COLUMN - Lewis Grizzard: A true son of the South
During a conversation with a friend the other day I mentioned the name Lewis Grizzard. “Is he a writer or something?” my young friend asked. “Are you serious?” I shot back, a look of shock on my face. “Son, you cannot rightly call yourself a true Southern

SLOAN COLUMN: Sequestered with some talented songwriters

on Tuesday, 11 August 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

SLOAN COLUMN: Sequestered with some talented songwriters
When this COVID-19 thing finally blows over, we will be able to look back and be thankful for a few good things that are a result, either directly or indirectly, of this pandemic. For me, one of them will be the Sequestered Songwriters Facebook page. Ever

HAMILTON COLUMN: All needed to help revitalize our democracy

on Tuesday, 04 August 2020. Posted in Columns

HAMILTON COLUMN: All needed to help revitalize our democracy
Amid all the troubles occupying our attention, one of the more worrisome is also one of the least visible. It is the loss of public faith in the effectiveness of our representative democracy.

POLAND COLUMN: A Charleston stonecutter’s beautiful legacy

on Tuesday, 04 August 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

POLAND COLUMN: A Charleston stonecutter’s beautiful legacy
I love back roads and their fading vestiges of yesteryear. Bull Durham and Coca Cola ads painted onto brick and old Camel cigarette signs don’t bother me at all.

MOLLETTE COLUMN: Whose life doesn’t matter? We all matter

on Tuesday, 04 August 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

MOLLETTE COLUMN: Whose life doesn’t matter? We all matter
I understand and affirm that black lives matter. Some of my dearest friends are black people. I love them and they matter.

SLOAN COLUMN: A second helping of boiled peanuts

on Tuesday, 28 July 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

SLOAN COLUMN: A second helping of boiled peanuts
Last week’s column included an amusing tale on a northerner’s introduction to boiled peanuts, the Caviar of the South. It was followed by a short commentary on personal distaste for the mushy legumes. Not to my surprise, many were mildly offended at my av

SLOAN COLUMN: I prefer my peanuts dry, thank you very much

on Tuesday, 21 July 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

SLOAN COLUMN: I prefer my peanuts dry, thank you very much
An old friend of mine once told me a story about his first encounter with the southern delicacy known as boiled peanuts. A Yankee by birth, Joe had made his way to North Carolina from his hometown of Johnston, N.J. He lived in the tiny town of Tar Heel, n

SLOAN COLUMN: Long live the five-second rule

on Tuesday, 14 July 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

SLOAN COLUMN: Long live the five-second rule
Imagine you just grabbed the last slice of your grandma’s homemade pie and are headed to the couch for a little rest, relaxation, and Netflix binging. Life is good. As your make your way from the kitchen to the living room, a glass of milk in one hand an
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