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SLOAN COLUMN: Ready or not, 59 here I come

on Tuesday, 12 January 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

SLOAN COLUMN: Ready or not, 59 here I come
If you’re reading this on the day it was published, then tomorrow is my birthday. At least according to my momma it is.

EDITORIAL: Remain virus vigilant and plan to get vaccinated

on Tuesday, 12 January 2021. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

EDITORIAL: Remain virus vigilant and plan to get vaccinated
Welcome to 2021. While we may breath a sigh of relief and bid 2020 a fond farewell, this is no time to take the threat of COVID-19 pandemic any less serious.

POLAND COLUMN: The illusion of looking young forever

on Tuesday, 12 January 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

POLAND COLUMN: The illusion of looking young forever
Late, late afternoon it was. She walked into the restaurant and lit it up. A beautiful woman will do that, light up a place, but she was an outlier, a woman who no longer dyed her hair but had taken care of herself over the years.

Sloan Column: A prescription for success

on Tuesday, 05 January 2021. Posted in News, Columns, Local News, Opinions

Sloan Column: A prescription for success
For more than a century, Wannamaker Drug in Cheraw has prided itself on “Going the Extra Mile” for its customers.

Another View Editorial: Time for S.C. to legalize medicinal marijuana

on Tuesday, 05 January 2021. Posted in Editorials, News, Local News, Opinions

Another View Editorial: Time for S.C. to legalize medicinal marijuana
One of the less noted storylines from this pastNovermber’s election was the continued movement of states toward allowing marijuana for medical use. It’s time for South Carolina to join them.

Mollette Column: Make your decisions for 2021

on Tuesday, 05 January 2021. Posted in News, Columns, Local News, Opinions

Mollette Column: Make your decisions for 2021
Congratulations! You’ve made it to 2021.  Will it be just another year? If it’s just another year then that won’t be bad at all because too many will not have another year.

Sloan Column: Putting 2020 in perspective

on Monday, 28 December 2020. Posted in News, Columns, Local News, Opinions

Sloan Column: Putting 2020 in perspective
I have always been a glass half full kind of guy. Even in a gallon of gloom, there is always an ounce of hope to be savored. 

DeWitt Column: Of pecans and poachers

on Monday, 28 December 2020. Posted in News, Columns, Local News, Opinions

DeWitt Column: Of pecans and poachers
As a modern Southerner, I have a love/hate relationship with many things Southern: grits, country girls who catch bigger fish than I do, and last but not least – the pecan. 

AROUND THE STATE: Keep our highways safe on New Year’s

on Monday, 28 December 2020. Posted in Editorials, News, Opinions

AROUND THE STATE: Keep our highways safe on New Year’s
Against the backdrop of the pandemic, people are drinking more.  TOP Data analyzed consumer tracking data of visits to liquor stores, online beer shopping data and a 1,000-person survey. 

Sloan Column: The true meaning of Christmas

on Monday, 21 December 2020. Posted in News, Columns, Local News, Opinions

Sloan Column: The true meaning of Christmas
No one person has had a more profound effect on my life than my nana, the late Louise Farr. 

Poland Column: Old Man Winter is finally upon us

on Monday, 21 December 2020. Posted in News, Columns, Local News, Opinions

Poland Column: Old Man Winter is finally upon us
As I write it’s 38 degrees and rain is falling. We always seem to be just a few degrees away from snow.

Editorial: Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

on Monday, 21 December 2020. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus
Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, and a quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial on Sept. 21, 1897.

Davis Column: For some, Christmas is not so merry

on Tuesday, 15 December 2020. Posted in News, Columns, Local News, Opinions

Davis Column: For some, Christmas is not so merry
As a first-year teacher, December found me worn out and looking forward to the Christmas break.  That last day of school was a cold, dreary one, but I practically danced through each class.

Senator Scott Editorial: The vital importance of telehealth

on Tuesday, 15 December 2020. Posted in Editorials, News, Local News, Opinions

Senator Scott Editorial: The vital importance of telehealth
This year has been full of unforeseen challenges. The pandemic has forced us to adjust many aspects of our daily lives as we adapt to a new normal.

Sloan Column: A COVID spin on a holiday classic

on Tuesday, 15 December 2020. Posted in News, Columns, Local News, Opinions

Sloan Column: A COVID spin on a holiday classic
It may very well be the most well known poem of all time. We’ve all heard it. Many of us would say the holidays are just not the same without hearing it or reading it at least once, especially if you have children. 
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