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If, in fact, as The Buggles infamously declared in 1979, video killed the radio star, and as history has shown, CraigsList crushed newspaper classified ads, then it stands to reason that Facebook, Twitter and other social media has dealt a blow to the longstanding tradition of letters to the...
Over the last two weeks we have heard a lot of talk at the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Pick most any topic and chances are we heard conversation on it. We also heard plenty of blame. Plenty of what’s wrong, and how our team would be better than yours at fixing it.   Yet...
In the past, the time and thought that I put into what I would wear for an evening out or a cocktail party seems to have evaporated into grabbing the clean pair of leggings and T-shirt that I wore yesterday, out of the dryer, and throwing the ones I am taking off into the wash — an easy rotation...
There was no theme to my reading this month, so you may need to read through the entire list to find what appeals to you.   My first offering is from one of our most gifted American writers. Anything by Ron Rash is a literary treat. Superb stories exquisitely crafted sentence by sentence. His...
This special “Walk in the Park” edition highlights one of the main reasons our family has enjoyed living on Daniel Island for the past 23 years – parks and open green spaces.   When we first moved to Codner’s Ferry Park neighborhood in the summer of 1997, the island had a very rural feel and...
2020 COVID tax relief needed   Small businesses are really struggling at the moment. I am doing all that I can by shopping locally, ordering delivery from restaurants and tipping well because the hospitality industry has been devastated not only by COVID-19 but by the riots.   I would...
Supporting Safe Access to Flexible Education grants   The plan that gives parents the power to send their kids where parents want them to go is the best one. Parents, not politicians, not even educators, know best when it comes to their children’s education. What a rarity: A politician who...
How confident are you?     It’s apparent, from decades of research, that to excel in both the classroom and the boardroom, confidence matters as much as competence. But how does one build confidence?     In a moment, a few tips. But first, some observations from experts.   ...
Progress on community center continues   Much progress has been made with the construction of our long awaited community [recreation] center that is taking shape at Governors Park. The city has allocated over $9 million for this project.    With a square-foot area of over 21,000 square...
U.S. House Congressman Joe Cunningham and State House District 99 Representative Nancy Mace – the Democrat and Republican facing each other in November for the U.S. House SC District 1 seat – share different views about Gov. McMaster’s decision to use CARES Act funds for private and charter schools...

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