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‘Love Came Down at Christmas’

on Tuesday, 19 December 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

My grandmother loved the poet, Christina Georgina Rossetti. She obviously favored her name as well because she named my mother Christina Rossetti. Recently, I was reminded of Rossetti’s poem, “Love Came Down at Christmas,” which she penned in 1885. Below

S.C.’s judicial screening process worked

on Tuesday, 19 December 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Jay Bender Something remarkable happened in South Carolina legal and political circles on Dec. 5. A sitting circuit judge running unopposed for reelection withdrew her candidacy before the Judicial Screening Commission. News reports have focused on th

Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem is the right move

on Tuesday, 12 December 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Sometimes it is hard to do the right thing, but that doesn’t make it any less right. Such is the case with Donald Trump and his announcement last week that the United States will be moving its Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

Christmas trivia for holiday fun

on Tuesday, 12 December 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Here’s some Christmas trivia to wow your friends and family during the upcoming holidays.

You can lay the groundwork for reforming Congress

on Tuesday, 12 December 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

The first three words of the U.S. Constitution are, “We the People.” The Constitution itself, our institutions of government, the democratic process – all were established to give Americans a voice in their own governance. We are still striving to make

Clean air essential to our health, environment

on Tuesday, 05 December 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Is breathing clean air important to you and to your family members? If it is, know that air quality as it relates to open burning in South Carolina is a serious health issue. Open burning occurs when unscrupulous site prep companies clear land for either

Why your Christmas tree could cost more this year

on Tuesday, 05 December 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Taylor Estes Carolina Reporter & News If you usually buy a real Christmas tree to celebrate your holiday season, you might be out of luck this year. Tree farms across the nation are reporting that they don’t have enough supply to meet the rising dema

Ingenious items for your Christmas List

on Tuesday, 05 December 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

While looking for some unusual, but practical, Christmas gifts, I came across some interesting products. Following is a list of items that are pretty ingenious, but are they really needed? • The Illumbowl Shower Head lets you know when the water temper

Confusion shouldn’t stop patients from buying health insurance

on Tuesday, 05 December 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Janet Trautwein This year’s Affordable Care Act open enrollment period started November 1. Millions of Americans will soon visit HealthCare.gov or the online insurance exchange run by their state to shop for 2018 health plans. Many will be confused by

Unlock the power of compounding

on Tuesday, 05 December 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

As simple as it may seem, compounding can play a key role as you pursue a bright financial future. Compounding, simply put, is when an investment generates earnings on reinvested earnings. In your retirement accounts, where you’ll accumulate funds over t

The paradox of abundance

on Tuesday, 28 November 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Life is funny. As suckling babes, the most luxurious thing we could ever imagine is the nurturing warmth of our mothers. But as we age, a whole host of desires and ambitions begin to take shape in our minds. For the most part, whether we want to admit it

Wise old sayings on people and life

on Tuesday, 28 November 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

All the world is mad save for me and thee, and sometimes I wonder about thee. – Old Quaker saying Gingerbread man is a perfect man. He’s cute, he’s sweet and if he gives you any heck, you can bite his head off. – unknown Credit cards are like mosquitoe

No, the end of ‘Net Neutrality’ is not the end of the World Wide Web

on Tuesday, 28 November 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Thomas L. Knapp I get lots of email, including emails from political advocacy groups trumpeting the Impending Doom of the Month. This month, that doom is the coming end of “Net Neutrality” at the hands of the Federal Communications Commission. “Donald

Good training pays off

on Tuesday, 28 November 2017. Posted in Faith, Editorials, Opinions

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible. Training is not an easy task for parents or children. Sometimes as parents it seems like all we poured

Watchdog citizens strengthen communities

on Tuesday, 21 November 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

They keep tabs on their public officials, often asking the tough questions and sounding the alarm when something doesn’t seem right. They attend meetings, sometimes sitting in the front row and staying until the very end. They request information under th
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