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Column: Moment of Nature - Aug. 24, 2018

Trees provide necessary places for all types of animals and insects to use as a lounge, a home, a nursery and daycare center as well as a restaurant. One such insect that uses trees for one-stop shopping is the fall webworm (Hyphantria cunea), a common native caterpillar. These little caterpillars hatch from eggs that were laid on the underside of leaves in early summer. As they grow they form a protective webbed barrier around themselves and their leafy food source. As its name implies, the 'web'worm forms a cobweb on the ends of twigs, clumping them together for protection.

August 24, 2018 | By Camden Urban Forester LIz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Politicians don't get the internet

Here's the bad news: We can't trust Silicon Valley to police itself. That has become abundantly clear from the many scandals involving Russian disinformation campaigns, Cambridge Analytica, Twitter bots, secret data breaches, Google geo-tracking and the like.

August 24, 2018 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Just a little road weary

There's an old joke about a guy who bumps into a friend he hasn't seen in awhile. The guy immediately notices that his friend's arm is in cast from wrist to shoulder.

August 21, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Miss Etta and the Lord

The steam of a Mississippi Delta morning was starting to take hold as I sat under a magnolia tree in front of the grand, old courthouse in Greenwood. Fifteen yards away was the muddy Tallahatchie River. The cars hummed over the bridge as I sat quietly reading the works of Miss Eudora Welty.

August 21, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: A call to rescue 74 dogs

How would you respond if someone asked you to rescue 74 dogs? Now what if that same person asked you to rescue those 74 dogs … tomorrow?

August 21, 2018 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: A time to mourn

PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. -- Ecclesiastes tells us that there's a time to mourn and a time to dance, but lately I can hardly find time to mourn -- and I'm dancing as fast as I can.

August 21, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Something ‘wicked’ this way comes

It's been four years and a week since we lost the comedic genius of Robin Williams.

August 17, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: The truth of the truth

Several years back -- I believe it would have been eight or nine years ago -- I was in Nashville on a book tour for my publisher. Nashville was always good to me with lots of radio and television appearances, good crowds at the signings, and a spot on its best-seller lists.

August 17, 2018 | | Columns


Column: Meet you at the river!

In 1747, William Payne stood on the bank of the Wateree River at the mouth of Twenty-five Mile Creek and took in the view around him. The river was wide here and the water flowed swiftly south toward the Carolina coast. The creek was a bold stream as it flowed into the Wateree. He had not explored its upper reaches yet, but it offered good prospects for a mill seat where he could grind grain and saw logs. The land at the river's edge was flat and fairly low, but it rose gently to a moderately high bank as ...

August 17, 2018 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: It’s a dog-eat-dog White House

WASHINGTON -- No sooner had I ordered the 2011 book "Less Than Human" for a late-summer read than President Trump called Omarosa Manigault Newman a "dog" and a "lowlife." Those two slurs fit nicely into author David Livingstone Smith's philosophical study of man's capacity to inflict cruelty by first dehumanizing the "other."

August 17, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Community newspapers not enemies of the state

Let's make one thing crystal clear…the press is not the enemy of the American people.

August 17, 2018 | By Bill Rogers, S.C. Press Association C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: Deconstructed word salad

Much is made of "privilege" these days. In many cases, the word "privilege" is being used as a pejorative.

August 14, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Trump meets his match in the media

SAN DIEGO -- Let me tell you something you already know: At the moment, the media is a mess.

August 14, 2018 | By Ruben Navarette C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: A cheap jug of poison

A deck open to sunlight and the weather surely will lose its pizzazz. That's when a good pressure washing works miracles. Prep it with some bleach and it'll look even better. Bleach is cheap. I heard people say they apply it at 100 percent strength. "Works better that way," they say. I'd see what they meant.

August 14, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: CPD continues to excel

Last month, I addressed some of our 2016 concerns -- concerns in that election year. This month I'd like to share additional details concerning community safety and law enforcement community relations. You brought this topic forward, and your city council listened, your Camden Police Department (CPD) listened, and Camden communities listened. In the past two years the CPD has stepped up the game.

August 14, 2018 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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Column: Weird news is the new normal

It's like they say: No matter where you go, there you are.

November 13, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Rural Route One

When I was a child growing up, our address was simply Rural Route One. Our road had no proper name and, for the first five ...

November 13, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Relief is yet to come

WASHINGTON -- It wasn't a blue trickle, but nor was it a tsunami. Rather, the midterm elections brought a gentle, purplish wave of mostly center-leaning ...

November 13, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Paula’s journey -- Part Two

Paula suffered agoraphobia early in life. This anxiety disorder makes you fear and avoid places or situations that might induce panic and feeling trapped, helpless ...

November 13, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: The election

Election Day 2018 turned into one of the more interesting mid-term elections of recent memory.

November 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Consider Antigua

Summer vacation may be over, but it is always the right time of year to travel somewhere new. For a long weekend, we're lucky ...

November 09, 2018 | By Stuart Pennebaker C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: Remember Khashoggi

WASHINGTON -- The midterm elections are finally over, more or less, and we got what we got -- Donald Trump is still president.

November 09, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Paula's journey, Part One

When you see glistening oyster beds what comes to mind? An oyster roast? A mucky, perilous place? A driveway white with sun-bleached shells? Well, some ...

November 09, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Today is the day

For what it's worth, today is the big day. Election day. A moment for major change, a repudiation of an evil direction and intent ...

November 06, 2018 | | Columns


Column: The praying place

It was back in the summer, when the sun hung high and hot in the sky and the droplets of humidity fell like unwanted drops ...

November 06, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Our prince of scribes

BEAUFORT, S.C. -- As the famed author Pat Conroy began his journey from this earth two years ago, he might have dreamed of weekends like ...

November 06, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker | Columns


Column: The customer and the power company

When I was growing up on our family farm in the Cassatt Community, 1938-46, the Duke Power Company had high tension electric lines mounted on ...

November 06, 2018 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Column: Shalom

I was born Jewish, but haven't been in a synagogue since at least the 1990s. I've considered myself a secular Jew: someone who ...

November 02, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Southern Doo Dads

The female mosquito is the one which bites you and she is attracted to carbon dioxide. Have you ever put Windex on a bug bite ...

November 02, 2018 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: That hidden beach world

I just returned from eight days at what some call the North Coast. That would be the stretch of coastline along Highway 17 that runs ...

November 02, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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