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Let’s all step back and take a deep breath

on Wednesday, 20 April 2016. Written by Phil Noble Posted in Opinions

A few items from this week’s newspapers, two from South Carolina and two national: Item One: Attorney General Alan Wilson called David Pascoe (the special prosecutor that Wilson appointed) a ‘liar’ over his handling of a public corruption case. It began

Feds can’t replicate private drug development

on Wednesday, 13 April 2016. Posted in Opinions

By Thomas P. Stossel, M.D. Cancer mortality is at an all-time low. That's the good news. The bad news is that cancer still kills one in five Americans. We want better cancer treatments – and cures – for our loved ones and ourselves. Ideally, the

Downtown was popping last week

on Wednesday, 13 April 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Downtown was really hopping last week and it made my heart glad to see people walking along Evans and Dargan Streets. Last Thursday evening, there was an event on the 100-block of West Evans showing off the new businesses that have opened this year. An

Ten ideas to improve higher education in SC

on Wednesday, 13 April 2016. Posted in Education, Opinions

We all know that the success of our higher education system is vital to the success of our state – both today and in the future. This column is not about all the good things or all the failings of our individual institutions of higher education. Let’s

Thoughts and comments on marriage

on Wednesday, 06 April 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Following are a few humorous comments and quotes about marriage listed at www.abundance-and-happiness. com:

Carolina’s road history mirrors current problems

on Wednesday, 06 April 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

By Andrew Martin Carolina Reporter Lawmakers seem poised to end a stalemate and appropriate millions to repair South Carolina’s deteriorating road system. But the ongoing debate, worsened by the 2008 Great Recession

Etc. for S.C – its not what you think

on Wednesday, 06 April 2016. Written by Phil Noble Posted in Opinions

Etc are three little letters we run across most every day – we hardly notice them. But when it comes to South Carolina and our future, ‘etc’ can be a real disaster or it can be our great hope. Confused? Let me explain.

Don’t put off contributing to IRA

on Wednesday, 06 April 2016. Posted in Opinions

Are you putting off contributing to your IRA? If so, you may want to think twice, because when it comes to your retirement account, contributing “early” may be better in more ways than one.

Legacy of Ed Robinson

on Wednesday, 30 March 2016. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Sometimes you don’t realize how blessed you are to have someone until he or she is gone. When I looked at an email alert Wednesday, I realized that feeling. Ed Robinson’s early and unexpected death was shocking and saddening to me. He once said, “Will

Time and measurements

on Wednesday, 30 March 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Time and measurements
Following are some interesting facts on time and measurement from Little Known Facts The wristwatch was invented in 1868 by Patek Phillipe. The base of the Great Pyramid of Egypt is large enough to cover 10 football fields. The highest waterfall in the

Politics: the way it is supposed to be

on Wednesday, 30 March 2016. Written by Phil Noble Posted in Opinions

Politics – it’s become a dirty word. It’s about crass politicians talking about ‘little hands’ and other body parts; it’s sleazy lobbyists who dole out campaign contributions for lawmakers’ votes; it’s political consultants who hire out to the highest bid

Why can’t GOP leaders copy Democrats?

on Wednesday, 23 March 2016. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Why must the Republican leaders in Congress copy the Democrats? Why can’t they think for themselves? Why is a question I’ve been asking for years in regards to the Republicans in Congress. “Why” and “what on earth are they thinking?” President Obama has

SC needs more resources for insurance fraud

on Wednesday, 23 March 2016. Posted in Opinions

Insurance fraud is a rapidly growing criminal enterprise and it is happening right here in South Carolina. Nationally, insurance fraud costs $30 billion each year. In one recent example, Darlene Pritchett presented a claim to her insurance company for

A bit of trivia on this and that

on Wednesday, 23 March 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

A bit of trivia on this and that
Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what? Their birthplace Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name requested? Obsession What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers have in common?

Sunshine and new leaders for S.C.

on Wednesday, 23 March 2016. Written by Phil Noble Posted in Opinions

Last week was Sunshine Week. What the heck is this, you might rightly ask, and why should I care? Is it the big tourist promotion campaign in Myrtle Beach to get all the Canadians to come south and jump in the ocean long before any South Carolinian in the
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