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Thankful hearts and feeling grateful

on Tuesday, 22 November 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Thanksgiving Day will be here Thursday and many of us will sit around the family table and share ways we have been blessed. Below are some inspirational quotes concerning gratefulness: “Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the

About all those Yankees moving to South Carolina

on Tuesday, 22 November 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Phil Noble In case you haven’t noticed, there are a lot of new folks moving to the Palmetto State. In fact, we rank second in the nation per capita after Washington state in the number of people moving to our state. A lot of these folks are from up

A time to heal and get real

on Tuesday, 15 November 2016. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Now that all the media, the pollsters and the prognosticators have been proven woefully wrong, and as the reality sets in that the United States actually elected Donald Trump as its 45th President, we need to come together and begin to heal the deep wound

Time for humor and laughter

on Tuesday, 15 November 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Experts say laughter is the best medicine. God’s word says, “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Proverbs 17:22 ESV. It’s time for laughter. On motherhood: My nickname is mom, but my full name is Mom Mom Mom Mom Mom

The election is over, three things to do now

on Tuesday, 15 November 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Phil Noble I am writing this column before election day and most people will read this after the results are known. The pundits are predicting that Trump will carry South Carolina by a large margin and Clinton will win nationally by a narrow margin.

Seeing the world from a positive perspective

on Tuesday, 08 November 2016. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Dr. William Holland For those of us that are a little older, we can look back and see how the world has changed. Some say the human race is born with a corrupt nature and others are convinced there is an evil enemy that works hard to influence us over

Comments on thinking positively

on Tuesday, 08 November 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” – Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart “Be thankful for what you

An issue we should

on Tuesday, 08 November 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Lee H. Hamilton Americans understand that our nation’s strength and security depend on its fiscal health. This may not be foremost on their minds right now, but rarely do I address a public meeting at which no one expresses concern about the federal

ObamaCare: Things fall apart

on Tuesday, 01 November 2016. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Thomas L. Knapp The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka “ObamaCare,” was intended to dramatically increase the number of Americans with health coverage while “bending the cost curve” (that is, reducing the expected increases in price over

Quotes on life and living

on Tuesday, 01 November 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt “Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny.” ― C.S. Lewis Age is important only if you are cheese and wine. “The happiest people don’t worry too

We need less division and more unity

on Tuesday, 01 November 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Armstrong Williams This presidential cycle has arguably brought out the very worst in our nation. Insults are hurled and people’s character is assassinated as we witness a cascade of name-calling, personal threats, intimidation, bullying, outright

Thumbs up to our community!

on Tuesday, 25 October 2016. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

It’s been a remarkable few weeks at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee Area. In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, some of our Clubs were able to reopen and provide safe and constructive activities for children whose schools were still closed. Because

Solution Sundays: breaking bread together

on Tuesday, 25 October 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Sen. Tim Scott The beauty of America is that we are a melting pot. People come from all over the world seeking the opportunities and freedoms that we, as Americans, take for granted. Of course, there are times where we fall short of living up to the

A farmer’s words of wisdom

on Tuesday, 25 October 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

“Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.” “Don’t judge folks by their relatives. “Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.” “Live a good and honorable life, then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a

Lessons for all our schools in S.C.

on Tuesday, 25 October 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Phil Noble From the very beginning, you know this school is different: the young children bound out of the cars with excitement and run to hug the principal. He greets each student by name and then they scamper into the school building full of laughter
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