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Editorial: AROUND THE STATE --- Elected officials don’t need raises before teachers

on Monday, 19 April 2021. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: AROUND THE STATE --- Elected officials don’t need raises before teachers
South Carolina has a teacher shortage that forced schools to rely on substitutes and international teachers even before COVID-19 sent them scrambling for extra teachers for now-smaller classrooms.

Editorial: Annual cleanup effort puts trash in its place

on Monday, 12 April 2021. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: Annual cleanup effort puts trash in its place
For television aficionados of a certain age, it was an iconic commercial, one with a powerful message that still resonates today. 

AROUND THE STATE: Conceal the guns; reveal, and fix racism

on Monday, 05 April 2021. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

AROUND THE STATE: Conceal the guns; reveal, and fix racism
Suddenly, or so it seems, South Carolina lawmakers want to make our state seem like it’s on the cutting edge and progressive, in step with the nation as a whole. 

Editorial: Pear trees presenting a problem in SC

on Monday, 29 March 2021. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: Pear trees presenting a problem in SC
Bradford pear trees are putting on a show in the Pee Dee Region and around the state with their bounty of white flowers.

Sloan Editorial: March is Red Cross Month

on Monday, 22 March 2021. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Sloan Editorial: March is Red Cross Month
For nearly 80 years, March has been observed as American Red Cross Month. It is during this particular month that we honor the humanitarian spirit of the organization and encourage the community to support the Red Cross in whatever way they can. 

Rogers Editorial: An open government is key to honest government

on Monday, 15 March 2021. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Rogers Editorial: An open government is key to honest government
It is Sunshine Week across America. South Carolina’s Freedom of Information Act – the Sunshine Law – gives you access to government meetings and public records. 

Editorial: Consolidation necessary, but concerns remain

on Monday, 08 March 2021. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: Consolidation necessary, but concerns remain
Last week’s announcement by S.C. Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman that Florence County School District Four will be consolidated into Florence One Schools in July should have come as little surprise to people. 

Editorial: Getting affairs in order shows you care, love

on Monday, 01 March 2021. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: Getting affairs in order shows you care, love
That’s where the United States’ COVID-19 death toll stands. It’s a staggering figure, and one that Pee Dee counties have contributed to, albeit thankfully on a smaller scale. 

Editorial: A return to political decorum

on Monday, 22 February 2021. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: A return to political decorum
Thank you, Rep. Jay Lucas. Lucas, a Republican from Hartsville who began his fourth term as Speaker of the House, offered some strong words to his legislative colleagues last week on the theatrics and grandstanding he has seen of late.

Editorial: Make sure heart health is a priority

on Tuesday, 16 February 2021. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: Make sure heart health is a priority
There were more than 523.2 million cases of heart disease in 2019 – up 26.6 percent from 2010, according to updated statistics from the American Heart Association’s Heart Disease and Stroke 2021 report. 

Editorial: Say it. Show it. Live it.

on Monday, 08 February 2021. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: Say it. Show it. Live it.
Such a simple word, one wonders how it can be both overused and underused. 

Another View Editorial: A debate that could bring S.C. together

on Tuesday, 02 February 2021. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Another View Editorial: A debate that could bring S.C. together
South Carolina is a very independent-spirited and business-minded state, so it’s not necessarily surprising that the design of our state flag has been outsourced to the private sector for decades. 

Clyburn Editorial: Our country is at a crossroads

on Tuesday, 26 January 2021. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Clyburn Editorial: Our country is at a crossroads
I do not think it is possible to look back on our recent national elections and subsequent events and not conclude that our country is at a crossroads.
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