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The black vote: a monolithic betrayal of diversity

on Tuesday, 20 September 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Armstrong Williams Although I have been a so-called ‘black’ American and a social conservative all my life – and found the two aspects of my identity to be remarkably congruent – I am always surprised when confronted with some of the vitriol that I

Security officers are everyday heroes

on Tuesday, 13 September 2016. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Security officers are hard-working, highly trained men and women who deter crime, lead evacuations, provide information, work closely with local law enforcement, and are vigilant in their efforts to keep us safe. Security professionals help maintain safe

Thanks for supporting Stephen

on Tuesday, 13 September 2016. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

On behalf of my grandson, Stephen Hawkins and his family, I extend our heartfelt thanks to Cooks For Christ, St. Anne Catholic, St. Anthony Catholic and Pisgah UMC churches, the Knights of Columbus, The News Journal, The Morning News and all the other

Colin Kaepernick’s protest is misguided

on Tuesday, 13 September 2016. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

The San Francisco Forty Niners quarterback, Colin Kaepernick’s sit-down protest during the national anthem at football games is the wrong strategy for voicing his displeasure about racial injustices. Mr. Kaepernick certainly has a constitutional right

There’s always something better to do than cleaning

on Tuesday, 13 September 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Surveys seem to be done on everything, so it was no surprise when I got an email with the survey results on the Top 10 U.S. States That Spend The Most Time Cleaning Per Capita. Interestingly, the Carolinas topped the list with North Carolina at #1 and Sou

The politics of trickle

on Tuesday, 13 September 2016. Posted in Opinions

The true test of political leadership is about making the hard, long-term and right decision instead of the easy, short term and wrong decision. Said differently, do our political leaders genuinely work to solve problems or do they just kick the can down

Red Cross asks for donations to help flood victims

on Tuesday, 06 September 2016. Posted in Local News, Opinions

As the first anniversary of some of the worst flooding in South Carolina history approaches, a small army of nearly 80 Red Cross volunteers and staff from the Palmetto region, who provided humanitarian services to hardest hit areas of the state, are now

Thanks for supporting DAD

on Tuesday, 06 September 2016. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

On behalf of the South Carolina Dental Association and the local Dental Access Days (DAD) Committee, we wish to express our profound appreciation to the community volunteers, businesses, and organizations who contributed their time, supplies, food, and

Who remembers Burma Shave signs?

on Tuesday, 06 September 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Before there were interstates, Burma Shave signs would be posted along highways all over the country. Burma Shave was an American brand of brushless shaving cream, famous for its advertising gimmick of posting humorous rhyming poems on highway roadside si

Some rules needed but too many of them are downright inane

on Tuesday, 06 September 2016. Posted in Opinions

They call it The Ten Thousand Commandments Report because if you don’t comply with the regulations created by Capitol bureaucrats - not our elected lawmakers - you’ll have hell to pay. It’s a publication of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, which says

Buyck is Lifetime Member America’s Top 100 Attorneys

on Tuesday, 06 September 2016. Posted in Opinions

Mark W. Buyck Jr. of the Willcox, Buyck & Williams Law Firm in Florence, has been selected for Lifetime Achievement membership in America’s Top 100 Attorneys. Membership in America’s Top 100 Attorneys is invitation-only after a multiple-phased selection

Four steps to investing

on Tuesday, 06 September 2016. Posted in Opinions

If you’re just starting an investment program, or feel the need to sort out what you already have, there are four simple steps that can help you work toward your financial goals. Before initiating any new investment program, you should first assess your

Environmental extremism is on the wrong side of history

on Tuesday, 30 August 2016. Posted in Opinions

By Andrew Langer Environmental activists have a new tactic: protesting outside shareholder meetings of major energy gas firms. In May, protestors gathered outside ExxonMobil’s annual meeting to scream “keep it in the ground.” These demonstrations are

For the love of dogs

on Tuesday, 30 August 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace.–Milan Kundera Dogs laugh, but they laugh with

Corruption, plantations, politics in South Carolina

on Tuesday, 30 August 2016. Posted in Opinions

By Phil Noble Recently, I was talking with a woman who lives in Columbia and works with government contracting on the local, state and national level. She is a very accomplished professional who has built a multi-million dollar business. She runs her
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