The late, great John Wayne, the Duke himself, is credited with the above quotation.
DES MOINES, Iowa -- You can't drive far in these parts without seeing Ben Carson on a billboard, looking more like a man of the cloth than of the operating room.
There is only one thing that scares me about dying. It is so momentous it rocks my heart with grief whenever I think of it. It is a tumultuous rocking resembling the Mississippi River in New Orleans when the ocean is signaling a vicious hurricane is headed that way.
Time flies … school starts in August and you blink a couple of times and it's Thanksgiving and then we're in the Christmas season. I had a conversation recently with a long-time member of the local business community, and he suggested I write something about how shopping locally benefits our schools and the community as a whole. I thought it was a pretty good idea. Given the shopping we're all going to be doing over the next few weeks, this seemed like an opportune time to do so.
We're No. 1 !!
There's a little story behind a photo I took which appeared on Tuedsay's front page. It's the one of Twenty-Five Mile Creek running under a bridge on Pine Grove Road in Lugoff.
WASHINGTON -- In the annals of presidential politics, it's hard to recall anyone who has tried so hard to be so ordinary.
At the end of World War I, fighting ended when an armistice, or temporarily cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. For that reason, Nov. 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of "the war to end all wars." In November 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in ...
With the recent Democratic Presidential Candidates Forum in Rock Hill with Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley, South Carolina was ground zero for Democratic presidential politics.
WASHINGTON -- If the truth sets us free, then Bush family members should be warbling from rooftops.
KershawHealth was envisioned and built by local philanthropy. It has been sustained for more than a century by the commitment of a community dedicated to caring for its own. And, even as it has grown, decade after decade, it has never lost that sense of purpose that comes from neighbors caring for neighbors. Now, we have joined with our neighbors to take another step on that journey.
Here's what happened -- and I swear on Mama's cocoa-splattered chocolate cake recipe this is the gospel:
Editorialists and commentators have chastised the South Carolina legislature relentlessly for failing to get anything done during the 2015 session. In fact, though, they did plenty of work.
(This column first appeared in November 2010.)
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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