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One of the best parts about having a college in your backyard is being able to attend arts and music events throughout the year -- often for free.  The school year is about to start back up at PC, and there are plenty of events for you to see. From August to December, you can take in concerts, look...
  It’s something of an ongoing conversation I’m having with two friends. I’ll invite you to join us. This is important stuff. While neither is a particular Trump fan, both friends are willing to give a pretty wide berth. Their logic is twofold. And troubling. First, it’s the economy. You know, “The...
    As the children get ready to head back to school all dressed in their Nike tennis shoes, earrings from Clair’s and polo shirts (you get the idea); parents will gracefully post the 1st, 2nd and sometimes even 3rd day of school photos of their beautiful children all dolled up for a day of new...
  OUR VIEW: The Upstate’s Image   Evil occurrences happen all over, so we are not alone, certainly, in dealing with serial killers and drug cartels. However, The Image Of Upstate South Carolina surely is losing its luster as the nation learns - extensively - about the exploits of our own serial...
  Columbia – The South Carolina Department of Social Services  (DSS) recently learned of possible phishing scams in an attempt to acquire personal identifying information from individuals perceived to be recipients of federal benefit programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (...
  Brace yourself.   You’re about to read some good things about President Donald J. Trump in a newspaper.   I’ll refer to our President as President Trump in this column, not just Trump. It’s disrespectful to the office to just use a leader’s last name.   I’ll have to lead with a disclaimer....
  Back in my days, I have to admit it, I was a sports parent. My three played sports - baseball, basketball, volleyball and swimming. I was a sandlot football and baseball player, and rec league basketball player in my days growing up on the Isle of Palms. Never good enough to go farther, much to...
  I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but school will be back in session before you know it! In homes throughout your neighborhood, there are parents who are making sure they’ve bought their child enough school supplies, teachers who are putting the finishing touches on their lesson plans, and...
  Two years ago, South Carolina received the worst financial news in its history. Santee Cooper and its partner SCE&G were abandoning construction of two nuclear reactors in Fairfield County, leaving the utilities $4 billion and $5 billion in debt, respectively. For most of the following two...
  School shootings, gang violence, domestic abuse and other heinous criminal acts in the U.S. have claimed the lives of many young people, devastating families and sending shockwaves across communities. Reminders of these tragedies — and the dark side of human nature — are never far away,...

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