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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

MULVANEY COLUMN: Aim second stimulus package at COVID testing

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

MULVANEY COLUMN: Aim second stimulus package at COVID testing
By now everyone expects that Congress will pass another stimulus package. The calculus is simple: we are in a recession in an election year. Lawmakers will pass something so that they have something to talk about when they head home to campaign in the fal

GUEST EDITORIAL: State must expand telehealth services

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

GUEST EDITORIAL: State must expand telehealth services
South Carolinians have faced unprecedented issues in the past few years, from floods, to tornadoes and hurricanes, to now the COVID-19 pandemic. In some way or another, we have all felt stress and anxieties with this virus. To say that life is not what it

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

DAVIS COLUMN - Moving on: The gift of forgiveness

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

A friend recently saw her ex for the first time in years. It was time to make peace. Past time really. She saw his truck when she pulled into the church parking lot. She wanted to turn around but made herself find a spot and go inside. She knew where he w

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: True liberty is found through faith in Christ

on Tuesday, 14 July 2020. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: True liberty is found through faith in Christ
True liberty is found through faith in Christ To the editor, “Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof:” These words are found in the Bible in Leviticus 25:10. These words also are found inscribed on the Liberty Bell wh

GUEST EDITORIAL: A time of testing for us all

on Tuesday, 07 July 2020. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

GUEST EDITORIAL: A time of testing for us all
A few weeks ago, The New York Times ran an article noting that with the US preoccupied by the coronavirus pandemic, Black Lives Matter protests, and massive unemployment, “its competitors are moving to fill the vacuum, and quickly.” Russia, China, North

SLOAN COLUMN: From the Dream Ranch to the Ryman

on Tuesday, 07 July 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

SLOAN COLUMN: From the Dream Ranch to the Ryman
By any standard, Jimmy Capps was an extraordinary musician. Some would argue that the North Carolina native with silver hair and matching goatee is the standard by which other studio musicians in Nashville should be compared. I was unfamiliar with Jimmy C

POLAND COLUMN: Saws, ‘maters, and men long gone

on Tuesday, 07 July 2020. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

POLAND COLUMN: Saws, ‘maters, and men long gone
Growing up in eastern Georgia deep in pines, I wakened to the wail of chainsaws six days a week. Yellow McCullochs and red Poulans sliced through green resinous pines as Dad and his partner, Bobby Cooper, tested saws they had fixed. Not repaired, mind you

STIFEL- Asset allocation

on Tuesday, 30 June 2020. Posted in Opinions

According to a study by Ibbotson Associates, as much as 90% of the variance in an investor’s total returns may be attributed to asset allocation. During times of market volatility, many investors who had prospered in a decade of upswing for their growth s

EDITORIAL: Wear a mask!

on Tuesday, 30 June 2020. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

EDITORIAL: Wear a mask!
Last week Charleston joined Columbia and Greenville in passing regulations requiring the wearing of masks in public areas. Other municipalities, both large and small, around the state are considering similar ordinances. The ordinances are being passed in

SLOAN COLUMN: Take a flying leap? You betcha

on Tuesday, 30 June 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

SLOAN COLUMN: Take a flying leap? You betcha
Spectacular. Amazing. Breathtaking. Those are the words that immediately came to my mind when asked what it was like jumping out of a perfectly good aircraft traveling 13,500 feet (roughly two and a half miles) above the earth at a speed of 140 miles per

DEWITT COLUMN: Confessions of a back-row Baptist

on Tuesday, 30 June 2020. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

DEWITT COLUMN: Confessions of a back-row Baptist
Author’s note: This story was originally published in Saying Grace Over Edible Underwear, 2016. Some names have been changed to protect the innocent – and the ugly. Cousin Zach was always getting into mischief with authority figures like school principal

GUEST EDITORIAL: Time to prioritize housing to help minority health

on Tuesday, 23 June 2020. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

GUEST EDITORIAL: Time to prioritize housing to help minority health
Following is the third of three editorials in a series entitled “COVID-19 Creates a Double Crisis for People of Color.” The COVID-19 pandemic is ravaging the health, social fabric and economies of our communities, our country, and in fact the world. In 2

SLOAN COLUMN: What are the things that bring you joy?

on Tuesday, 23 June 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

SLOAN COLUMN: What are the things that bring you joy?
I’m hoping this week’s column will put a great big smile on your face. Today, June 24, is the National Day of Joy. We can sure use one of those about right now, huh? The inaugural National Day of Joy was celebrated last year. Comfort Keepers, a provide
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