I read a fairly horrifying account of a man who, back in February 1979, found himself paralyzed over the course of just a few days. Thankfully, his condition was temporary, but it took Ralph Neas -- who wrote a first-person account in the Washington Post on Jan. 11 -- nearly two years to fully recover.
WASHINGTON -- The first question to Hillary Clinton from an audience member during Monday night's Democratic town hall in Iowa must have been a blow from one so young -- a potential new voter -- this close to the caucuses.
The debate over Glass-Steagall needs to die already.
"This has been a different, and difficult year for South Carolina; a year that warrants a different kind of speech," Gov. Haley said in her recent State of the State Address.
I recently read a news item about a guy, described as an amateur scientist, who has been keeping extremely venomous snakes and goading them into biting him as part of an ongoing home research project into snakebite vaccine. In fact, he has allowed his snakes, including a couple of rattlers, cobras, a taipan and black mamba, to bite him something like 160 times during the past several years.
WASHINGTON -- At first it seemed too weirdly awful to be true, but there she was: Sarah Palin standing next to Donald Trump last Tuesday and endorsing him for president.
After having dinner with our friends, David and Kim, we were leaving the restaurant when someone noticed a placard directing a group toward a reserved room.
Driving into the Camden Training Center on Chestnut Street in Camden felt like the first day of school when you know no one and know nothing about the class, the school or the teacher. As many of you know from my previous columns, I'm a dog person. I know them, love them and can read them from a distance. A horse? Well, that's a whole different story. I can barely find the barn, let alone identify a breed of horse. So, on this brisk day in January, I brushed off my nerves and proceeded on the adventure to ...
Every now and then, some elected official who feels they've been wronged by the press stands up, shakes their fists and calls for journalists to be licensed. Perhaps they're upset with the "liberal" (or, occasionally, "conservative") slant of their boss' editorials.
WASHINGTON -- So you say you want a daddy for your president?
Last month, S.C. Forestry Commission (SCFC) Pee Dee Region Urban Forester Lois Edwardspresented our Tree City USA Award to Camden City Council. Tree City USA is a designation we can be proud of, particularly since the city has achieved and continuously maintained this status for the past 28 years. Tree City USA is a national program under the auspices of The Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters and provides the framework for community forestry management of public trees in cities and towns across America.
It's the call every aspirant in the political hinterland dreams of: "Will you give our party's response to the State of the Union Address?"
Forgive them, Lord; they know exactly what they're doing.
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- By broad consensus, the winner of Thursday night's GOP debate was Donald Trump, followed by Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, with most of the post-game commentary focused on "the fight" between Cruz and Trump.
Something the other day took me back to a time, many years ago, when I followed the tight, winding roads of the mountains to present myself at the door of my maternal grandmother's house.
I'm a sucker for orcas (a/k/a killer whales), dolphins and whales. I just love them. Depending on the species, they are, in ...
During Black History Month, one particular white man is worth talking about. A descendent of the founders of Charleston, Bud Ferillo embodies a singular vantage ...
A few years ago my company did some work for the city and mayor of Barcelona, Spain, developing innovative internet and new technology strategies. Both ...
A friend of mine posted a video on social media recently.
WASHINGTON -- If you ask Donald Trump fans what they like about him, there's an excellent chance they'll say, "Because he's not politically ...
In my childhood home, I did not grow up surrounded with literature or commercial novels. What I did grow up with were two items read ...
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