WASHINGTON -- As Republican presidential candidates debate the debates, roiling and railing against the unfairness of it all, campaigns have been busy rebooting candidates and crafting fresh slogans.
One of the population groups many Americans descend from, at least in part, are the Normans. Remember in school, we learned about William the Conqueror (1066) and "The Norman Conquest" without necessarily understanding what that meant exactly. The Normans come up again in popular culture with Robin Hood. Robin and his Merry Men were the noble Anglo Saxons defending the great people of Olde England against the predatory Norman lords, who by then ruled the British Isles, sometimes with arrogance and self-proclaimed superiority. It's also important to note the Norman barons created and signed the Magna Carta, one of ...
Ken Burger died last week. He was the most interesting, special and unique son of South Carolina I have ever known. Period.
I finally have reached rock bottom. I can't think of anything at all to say, at least not in any particular order. But, apparently, it doesn't really matter, at least not at 3:17 a.m.
WASHINGTON -- Soon after Wednesday night's Republican debate, the phone rang: "Did the fat lady sing?" asked the voice on the other end.
In the South, everyone has a story. Every name is followed by a few sentences or paragraphs. No one is known by name alone.
When the Midway High School class of 1965 walked across the stage of the school auditorium to receive their high school diplomas, it was the final class to do so. Yet, 50 years later, this closed high school continues to serve the Cassatt community and Midway area. How can that be?
Newspaper Association of America President & CEO David Chavern recently wrote a column titled "Local Elections & Newspapers."
WASHINGTON -- When all else is failing, reinvent yourself.
(Editor's Note: Ronda Rich recently sent this extra column, stating she received more than 1,000 emails and Facebook comments after someone posted a prayer chain regarding Dixie Dew, her late dachshund.)
He comes bounding out of the Charleston Airport terminal looking trim, sharp and ready. As the early morning sun hits his face, he squints his eyes. He gazes across the expansive sidewalk, jumbled with people, baggage and taxis. He's searching for a familiar face near a waiting car.
So, I recently read about a guy out in California who is suing the National Park Service because a 16-pound pine cone fell on his head while he was taking a nap under a tree, causing brain damage. The tree is a type of pine tree not indigenous and known for producing these enormous, up to 40-pound seed pods. There were no warning signs posted, according to the story.
WASHINGTON -- Who the blast is Sidney Blumenthal?
It was in Oxford, Miss., where it come to me so clearly. I knew it, of course. I had known it since I was a child skirted in gingham innocence and trimmed with inexperience.
We knew we were racing the clock. Massive rain had been forecasted and on Saturday, Oct. 3, it started falling. But no one I knew expected the kind of flooding we saw the next day. Hundreds, if not, thousands of people and animals were almost instantly displaced and homeless. Lost pets were wandering flooded homes and streets. Our 7-month-old puppy, Tilly, would have been one of them, if not for a team of caring volunteers and one hero who appeared out of nowhere.
For awhile there, the older I got, the more I wondered how that happened.
WASHINGTON -- One week, Beirut and Paris; the next week, Mali. The nightmare is young. Where next?
An email arrived in the middle of the night back in August. Its message was to tell me that my precious friend Randy Parks, one ...
How fitting to write this article for the Chronicle-Independent because the Chronicle sparked a flame which has benefitted hundreds and hundreds of homeless pets.
On Tuesday, October 20, a Senate Judiciary subcommittee met to discuss and take testimony on S.868, a bill that would grant the power of ...
In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris a week ago, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, or ISIS) taking ...
WASHINGTON--We shouldn't be surprised many Americans fear the fresh arrival of Syrian refugees in the wake of last week's Paris slaughter by jihadists ...
Blue House became a part of the legend and lore of Camden not because of who lived there, but because of who died there. It ...
One was married on Gibraltar while another lives in New Zealand. One classmate resides near Sarah Palin, while another could not attend church or school ...
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