Our mamas always said, ‘If you can’t say something nice about someone, don’t say anything. ’ Well, I have something nice to say about our community, but I also have something not so nice to complain about.
Downtown was really hopping last week and it made my heart glad to see people walking along Evans and Dargan Streets. Last Thursday evening, there was an event on the 100-block of West Evans showing off the new businesses that have opened this year. An
By Andrew Martin Carolina Reporter Lawmakers seem poised to end a stalemate and appropriate millions to repair South Carolina’s deteriorating road system. But the ongoing debate, worsened by the 2008 Great Recession
Following are some interesting facts on time and measurement from Little Known Facts The wristwatch was invented in 1868 by Patek Phillipe. The base of the Great Pyramid of Egypt is large enough to cover 10 football fields. The highest waterfall in the
Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what? Their birthplace Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name requested? Obsession What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers have in common?
One of the most fun and interesting things about writing this weekly column is all the feedback I get from folks. I especially like the good ideas to improve our state that people send me. Sometimes I get grumpy responses from folks who don’t like what I
Isn’t it neat how today’s parents-to-be create elaborate “gender reveals” to announce the sex of their unborn children. Their announcements vary from family gatherings where someone cuts into a cake colored inside in blue or pink to signify the gender
Sometimes I’ll look down at my watch three consecutive times and still not know what time it is. We would love to take back all those times we didn’t want to nap when we were younger. Nothing is worse than that moment during an argument when you realize
Monday marks the 11th year that I have been blessed with twin granddaughters. Shortly after midnight on Valentine’s Day, 2005, these two tiny premature babies were born at UNC Medical University Hospital in Chapel Hill, N.C. I was just outside the
Following are maxims from Benjamin Franklin’s “Poor Richard’s Almanack.” At age 27, Franklin published his almanack under the pseudonym “Richard Saunders.” It became very popular and he continued publishing every year for the next 26 years.
My condolences go out to the families of two beloved Florentines who passed on to Glory last week. Dr. Joe Stukes died on Jan. 12. He was 88 years old. A former history professor at Francis Marion University, Dr. Stukes was well-known in our community for