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"Building Your Future" was the theme of the joint annual meeting of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association and the Inland Press Association in Colorado this past week. Community newspapers across our great land are constantly retooling, … more
I recently spent a Sunday afternoon with my kids at the urgent care facility at Colonial Healthcare because my youngest son, Colton, was fussy with an earache. After the standard weigh-in and temperature check, we ended up in the superhero … more
WASHINGTON - Who is left to defend the simple, often admirable, sometimes disappointing, American experience? Our politics seems deeply divided between those who think the country is going to hell in a handcart and those who believe the country … more
Politicians exploit public ignorance. Few areas of public ignorance provide as many opportunities for political demagoguery as taxation. Today some politicians argue that the rich must pay their fair share and label the proposed changes in tax law … more
Before I had the opportunity to conduct some soul searching during my senior year of high school, I was dead set on stepping on the University of South Carolina's campus and majoring in journalism. Why not? Journalism was and still is one of my … more
During the weekend, my husband and I took our little rat, Charlie, to be euthanized to end his pain from cancer. He had a tumor and we knew he'd been suffering, and recently he didn't want to eat or drink on his own any longer. When I was … more
On CNBC, an entrepreneur named Marcus Lamonis was asked what kind of people he prefers to hire for his businesses. Here's what he said: "We look for more females than males, by design. I happen to believe that females, particularly in the sales … more
At an event in Washington, Coast Guard Admiral Paul Zukunft spoke out against President Trump's decision that the military will no longer allow transgender recruits. Zukunft said, "We reached out to all 13 members of the Coast Guard who have come … more
South Carolinians have a complicated relationship with a history we love but clearly do not understand. Our tortured connection to Benjamin Ryan Tillman - whose statue stands on the Statehouse grounds in Columbia and is carried on campus buildings … more
WASHINGTON - Autumn, which is bearing down upon us like a menacing linebacker, is, as John Keats said, a season of mists and mellow fruitfulness and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Actually, Keats, a romantic, did not mention that last part. … more
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