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Cows have best friends

on Tuesday, 14 June 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

I just love animals so when I came across these sweet and unusual facts about them, I just had to share: Sea otters hold hands when they sleep to keep from drifting apart. Seahorses mate for life, and when they travel they hold each others’ tails. When

Bring Mexican political ethics to South Carolina

on Tuesday, 14 June 2016. Written by Phil Noble Posted in Opinions

Now the most reasonable response to this headline is “Are you nuts? Isn’t Mexican politics riddled with corruption? What could we possibly learn from them? The answers to these three questions are – ‘no,’ ‘yes’ and ‘a lot.’ I suppose that there are some

The steps and stops of life

on Tuesday, 07 June 2016. Posted in Opinions

“And Balaam said unto the angel of the Lord, I have sinned; for I knew not that thou stoodest in the way against me: now therefore, if it displease thee, I will get me back again.” (Numbers 22:34 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible.) Corrie Ten

The case for limited government

on Tuesday, 07 June 2016. Posted in Opinions

By Lee H. Hamilton It has been 35 years since Ronald Reagan’s first inaugural speech as President — the one in which he said, “In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” Over that time, hostility

A list of idioms to live by

on Tuesday, 07 June 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Here are some of my favorite proverbial phrases which offers good advice to live by: Actions speak louder than words. All that glitters is not gold! A good man is hard to find. A leopard cannot change its spots. A trouble shared is a trouble halved.

Hey, where’s my job?

on Tuesday, 07 June 2016. Written by Phil Noble Posted in Opinions

One recent estimate was that almost 90% of the new jobs created by big manufacturing companies coming to S.C. were filled by people from outside S.C. – this is bad as our current workforce can’t perform the needed jobs of new business. One industry

Diversification

on Wednesday, 01 June 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Is your portfolio adequately diversified to match your tolerance for risk? Even if you have been fortunate enough to enjoy strong returns in the past, you may want to periodically review your portfolio to make sure your assets are properly diversified. In

Education: Nightmare continues

on Wednesday, 01 June 2016. Written by Armstrong Williams Posted in Editorials, Opinions

For far too many years we’ve tried to address the problem of failing educational achievement in America essentially by ignoring it. And by ignoring it, I mean, throwing money at it and hoping it’ll go away. But yet those problems persist. To wit, in the

Signs of a happy kitchen

on Wednesday, 01 June 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Following are some sayings from kitchen signs found on Google and Pinterest: Today’s Menu: Eat it or Go Hungry I would cook dinner but I can’t find the can opener! Kitchen closed – this chick has had it! Many have eaten here, few have died Who says

America marches blindly toward single payer

on Wednesday, 01 June 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Hillary Clinton just dipped her toe a little bit further into the waters of single-payer health care, prodded by her competitor for the Democratic presidential nomination, Bernie Sanders. She recently called for allowing more people to join Medicare – the

Ponderings, trivia, idle thoughts

on Tuesday, 24 May 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Following is a hodge podge of trivia, ponderings and idle thoughts collected from cyberspace.

Your vote is needed to turn America around

on Tuesday, 24 May 2016. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

To anyone that is a conservative or moderate that is thinking you can’t vote for Donald Trump, please reconsider. If you choose to not vote that is the same as a vote for who I consider to be tied for first place as the worst presidential candidate ever.

A man of action

on Tuesday, 24 May 2016. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

I am a retired educator from Florence School District 1. I’m asking you to vote for Alexis D. Pipkins Sr. for Florence City Council District 2. I have known Alexis since he was a young boy selling barbecue sandwiches and skins with his father.

A local heroine

on Tuesday, 24 May 2016. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

This letter is to inform you of a local heroine in my community. Her achievements have touched me greatly and I would like to share my inspiration.

Rev. Clementa Pinckney and ‘understanding each other’s history’

on Tuesday, 24 May 2016. Written by Phil Noble Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Last week in Charleston a large mural of Rev. Clementa Pinckney was unveiled. It was done by 28-year-old Columbia artist Tripp Barnes. It is big and colorful and covers the whole outside wall of a building on St. Phillips Street, a few blocks from my
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