Besides making sure every story ends with a period, I’ve got a few other tasks as the executive editor here.
I recently read two quotes, by unknown sources, about “doing the right thing’. The first, “Courage is not living without fear. …
Mothers teach us lots of things. Mine taught me to vote.
You know how when you get together with friends to eat and have an adult beverage, the tone soon turns confessional?
The Zika virus has the media abuzz.
I confess. I had more fun responding to inquiries about Mike Pitts’ (R-Laurens) journalist registration bill than I have had answering questions about any other proposed restrictions on the press or personal freedoms.
As we begin a new year, one would hope that the Obama administration made a new year’s resolution of allowing congress to do its job and not allowing unelected bureaucrats to regulate through administrative fiat. However, it seems this year will be full of even more federal overreach and this administration making up the rules as it goes.
In his address on national television in December, President Obama insisted that he has a strategy to destroy Islamic State, also known as ISIS. But what Americans see instead is an incremental, reactive, indirect approach that assumes time is on our side. It is not.
The South Carolina General Assembly reconvenes this week for the final year of the two-year legislative session. We have many very real and impactful issues that need to be addressed.
To the Editor:
To help those who can’t immediately get beyond the headline, let me say that strictly speaking partial honesty is dishonesty, just like telling a part of the truth and not the whole truth is a form of lying.
With the New Year approaching preparation has begun for the second part of the legislative session.
Here in the news biz we spend a lot of time thinking about breaking news - the kinds of stories that happen unexpectedly, like fires and crashes and …
Well, Christmas has come and gone and I’m still wearing my stretchy pants. I gorged on fruitcake, toffee, chocolate and Trader Joe’s coconut bars until my taste buds rebelled. You know that “ugh” point, when you’ve eaten so much nothing looks good? That’s where I am.
As I emerged from the Azalea Square theater Saturday – Star Wars spoiler alert: popcorn and a drink cost me nearly $15 – I realized I still had a handful of Christmas gifts I needed to track down.
As I emerged from the Azalea Square theater Saturday – Star Wars spoiler alert: popcorn and a drink cost me nearly $15 – I realized I …
One of the fun parts of my jobs as the editor is that I get to read the community calendar before it gets published every week.
Thoughts while locked in a life-or-death struggle with a 6-foot, pre-lit, pre-decorated, pop-up Christmas tree:
To the Editor:
Last summer, my youngest son and I spent several weeks in the garage building a couple of kayaks as part of a Scout project. The skin-on-frame …
Who are your people? Where did you grow up? Are you from around here? Where did you go to school?”
“They’re messing with us,” my husband Henry said to me. “They’re not going to have a big meal to eat. Just watch.”
I love South Carolina and the South – I really do. And I consider myself a reasonably serious student of our history and culture.
Surely I have ADD. I can’t spend three minutes on one task before I get distrac—SQUIRREL!
There are two types of people in the world: Those who carry umbrellas, and those who don’t.
What qualifies a pope to be considered great?
If South Carolina does it one way, and most other states along with the federal government do it another way, we might wonder how likely it is that South Carolina is right and everybody else is wrong.
A man on a gravel road in Lebanon woke up early, fired up the riding lawn mower and set to work cutting his lawn. He’s mowed this lawn for 30- …