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Editorials

Life expectancy, and your social security

on Thursday, 17 September 2015. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

According to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, life expectancy in the United States is the longest ever, approaching 79 years.

Greek grapes and crisp crust crackles

on Wednesday, 09 September 2015. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Try repeating these phrases quickly and see how quickly your tongue gets twisted.

Promise Zone: Help Hope and Heroes

on Wednesday, 26 August 2015. Written by Phil Noble Posted in Editorials, Opinions

One of the most shameful and enduring problems in South Carolina is the huge gap between the prosperous/urban and poor/rural areas of our state.

Iran deal is national security tragedy

on Wednesday, 19 August 2015. Written by Armstrong Williams Posted in Editorials, Opinions

The mullahs in Iran call the United States the Great Satan, but we are the ones who just made a deal with the devil.

Jimmy Carter – A life of simple virtue

on Wednesday, 19 August 2015. Written by Phil Noble Posted in Editorials, Opinions

It was announced last week that Jimmy Carter has cancer. I don’t know what will happen or if it will cut short his life – though I’m not sure “cut short” applies to a man that is 90 years old.

Noses never stop growing

on Wednesday, 05 August 2015. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Here’s some interesting trivia passed along by a friend:

Bill will improve treatment, outcomes for seriously mentally ill

on Wednesday, 22 July 2015. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

America’s mental health care system is long overdue for change. House Bill HR-2656 – Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015, introduced this month by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) is a first big step.

The Abbeville Case, the key to SC's future

on Wednesday, 22 July 2015. Written by Phil Noble Posted in Editorials, Opinions

There is nothing – absolutely nothing – more important to the future of our state than fixing education.

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.

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.

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.
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