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My Brain on NASCAR - June 13, 2017

One of the most exciting things to happen in NASCAR in a very long time didn't happen during a race. Rather, it happened when someone in Richard Petty Motorsports' PR department hit "Send."

June 13, 2017 | By Cathy Elliott C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Police work needs good sense of humor

Being a police officer is definitely a challenging and dangerous career path. This includes the dangers to the heart and mind. Arriving at fatal collision scenes, responding to abused children and vulnerable adults, suicides, murders and death notifications are some of the things law enforcement officers take home with them every day. These are things that weigh on the mind and heart and can interfere with the well-being of an officer's family. This makes it all the more important that we take time to really laugh and enjoy a prank or two. Laughter is the best medicine any of ...

June 13, 2017 | By CPD Chief Joe Floyd C-I contributing columnist | Columns


The wonder of Wonder Woman

Let's get something straight right from the start: I did not go see Wonder Woman because I wanted to ogle Gal Gadot's body. I certainly didn't take my teenage sons and two of their friends to see it so they could be titillated by her Amazon costume.

June 09, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


From T.V. star to preacher

Mama was always proud for people who were able to pull themselves up and do well in life. She rooted for them, bragged on them and delighted in their happiness and happenings.

June 09, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


“We’re just out walking...”

It was early in my relationship with my mother-in-law, Rose Mary, when I concluded the two of us were destined to be more like mother and daughter, or two loving friends who just happened to be smitten with the same guy. I remember telling her the title of "mother-in-law" didn't seem to genuinely describe the admiration I had for her. So from that moment on, I would introduce her, not as my "mother-in-law," but as my husband's mother, Rose Mary or as "Tete", the name used by her 24 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. At times, we would laugh ...

June 09, 2017 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


McMaster, Trump and saving the planet

On Saturday morning, the newspaper landed with its usual thud on my front porch. As I bent over to pick it up I saw the headline, "McMaster Backs Trump's Exit from Climate Accord."

June 09, 2017 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Tech challenged -- and that’s OK

I recently read a pretty amusing story about a guy who went on vacation in Iceland.

June 06, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Hillary unbound

WASHINGTON -- Well, Hillary Clinton isn't going gently. That may be understandable, but it's not smart -- not for Clinton, not for her party and not for other female candidates.

June 06, 2017 | By Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Death’s final scene

My husband, many times, had written of death and created numerous dying scenes in the make-believe world of television. Once he had won an Emmy for it. But death in Hollywood is often different than the way it is truly delivered.

June 06, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Images of the Kershaw/Cornwallis house

If you wanted to photograph a Camden building or scene before the Civil War, what would you photograph? We only know of three photographers chose to photograph: the Kershaw/Cornwallis House about 1858, the construction of the second town clock and King Haiglar tower about 1859 and the cadets in full uniform in front of Peck's Academy in early 1861.

June 06, 2017 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Memories of a modern bard

Across the vein of night/There cuts a path of searing light/Burning like a beacon/On the edges of our sight

June 02, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


The janitor

The elementary school in which I received my 1st through 6th grade learning was a long, straight brick building with cement steps, an auditorium with heavy, red velvet drapes, a tiny library guarded by a grumpy, gray-headed spinster and a cafeteria that was in the basement down a flight of creaky wooden steps.

June 02, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


CMA graduation a life memory

Did you experience a little more traffic on the weekend of May 19-21? Did you have to wait a little longer at your favorite local restaurant for Sunday lunch? That weekend, Camden Military Academy welcomed more than 300 families to campus for end of the year festivities, culminating with the graduation of 62 cadets on Sunday morning.

June 02, 2017 | By Casey Robinson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - June 2, 2017

The story I would like to tell this week is not my own, but I believe it is one we can all embrace.

June 02, 2017 | | Columns


Memorial Day reflections

For several years now, I have displayed two American flags from my front porch on Memorial Day.

May 30, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


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Executive sessions for ‘specific purpose’

Around the same time I learned that I had been named to the S.C. Press Association (SCPA) S.C. Freedom of Information Committee, a ...

July 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Repeal and regroup

WASHINGTON -- It wasn't quite a wicked-witch-is-dead Munchkin happy dance, but the white noise of foregone conclusions drowned out Republicans' relatively muted regret over their ...

July 21, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Alexander Young

From 1807 until his death in 1856, Camden was the home of an extraordinarily talented and intelligent individual named Alexander Young. He was born on ...

July 21, 2017 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - July 21, 2017

On July 8, under the lights at Kentucky Speedway, Martin Truex Jr. won his third NASCAR Cup Series race of the season, although in this ...

July 21, 2017 | | Columns


Holiday PTSD

Welcome to July in South Carolina.

July 18, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Trump’s unique gift to America

BANNER ELK, N.C. -- Even the least popular of presidents sometimes do great things.

July 18, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Uncle Oscar and Aunt Fairy

One Saturday morning, I ran by the bank to pick up a checkbook that had arrived and found the place to be unusually busy. I ...

July 18, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


A very good year!

Once the end of the school year arrives and the dust settles a bit, we are in full planning mode for the coming year, and ...

July 18, 2017 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Working for freedom of information

During my 17 years with this newspaper, I have championed South Carolina's Freedom of Information Act (S.C. FOIA) and the cause of open ...

July 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


We were told there’d be dirt

WASHINGTON -- That quaking beneath your feet is from shock waves in Washington where tipping points are merging with other tipping points to create the Mother ...

July 14, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


The joy of a good mud hole

It's hard to find a good mud hole these days. Have you noticed that? Too much concrete and asphalt.

July 14, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Coding movement sweeping the world, nation and state

All the way from the board rooms of tech executives in Silicon Valley to the kindergarten class at Voyager Charter School in Charleston, the coding ...

July 14, 2017 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Lessons from a ‘local’

Recently, during a visit to Gorges State Park in the North Carolina mountains, I was privileged to see an amazing, rare and, yes, somewhat unnerving ...

July 11, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Trump media tiff goes trans-Atlantic

Many American journalists and others correctly objected to President Trump's lambasting of the U.S. media in his speech Thursday in Poland, noting that ...

July 11, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


New life at Mather

I recently visited the new Cedarbrook apartment community and quickly realized it is perfectly suited to bring new life to the former Boylan-Haven-Mather Academy property.

July 11, 2017 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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