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My Brain on NASCAR - Aug. 29, 2017

2014 NASCAR Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick, nicknamed "Happy," didn't sound the least bit jolly when recently addressing the subject of NASCAR's deteriorating popularity, not to mention its dwindling fan base.

August 29, 2017 | By Cathy Elliott C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Dressing up

A couple of years ago, a national book tour dropped me in Oxford, Mississippi, on a Friday afternoon before an Ole Miss home football game against Texas A&M. After my signing at Square Books, I took advantage of the pretty October day by taking a bench and watching the stream of people around the town square.

August 29, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Fido stew and cannibals

Would you ever put the family dog in a stew? How would you protect your family?

August 25, 2017 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Charlottesville: what you can do now

Most everyone was outraged by what happened in Charlottesville. If you are in that tiny sliver of humanity that was not outraged, well…

August 25, 2017 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


I take Charlottesville personally

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out -- Because I was not a Socialist.

August 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


So, nothing happened, right?

LINVILLE, N.C. -- During the past two weeks, I've been conducting an experiment.

August 25, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Revisiting a hairy situation

Much was made of yesterday's eclipse. Traffic was backed up in Bethune, according to some reports.

August 22, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Nothing’s quick anymore

Do you remember the days when we used to say, "I'm gonna run into town and run a quick errand. I'll be right back"?

August 22, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Thoughts on climate change

According to his father, Albert Einstein was supposed to be an engineer instead of a physicist. For much of his life, Einstein was even disappointed that his oldest son chose to be an engineer. My father's expectations were more modest than Einstein, so my engineering degree was met with great pride. For Einstein, the pursuit of the mysteries of the universe was a greater calling than an engineer's pursuit of practical solutions. Einstein was shunned early in his career because he boldly challenged accepted wisdom.

August 22, 2017 | By Dennis Turner C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Why Guam matters (the CNMI, too)

"North Korea attack on hold," the banner read on CBS This Morning on Tuesday. I'm betting folks on Guam felt a little better after learning North Korean President Kim Jung-un was holding off on launching nuclear missiles to a point very close to the western Pacific island.

August 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Summer intern program successful

During the last couple of months, I have had the opportunity to partner with multiple organizations in our community to work on projects that are mutually beneficial to our groups. Individually, our organizations don't have the resources to complete a particular project on our own, but when we work together, we can do great things.

August 18, 2017 | By Amy Kinard C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Busting a few myths about the landmarks commission

As the oldest inland city in South Carolina, Camden is home to many historic properties. In an effort to help preserve the historic nature of Camden, City Council created the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC) in 1993. The purpose of the commission is to protect, preserve, and enhance the distinctive architectural and cultural heritage of Camden.

August 18, 2017 | By Shawn Putnam C-I guest columnist | Columns


In search of Joseph Kershaw’s plantations

Perhaps the most visible symbol representing Col. Joseph Kershaw, Camden's founding father, is the replica of his town house built in 1977 on the site of his former home. We call it the "Kershaw-Cornwallis House." Kershaw described his town house in his will, "…my large Mansion or dwelling house in Camden with the 14 Lots now inclosed [sic] in the yard and Garden…" Kershaw's new town house was still under construction when Lord Cornwallis and his British troops took command of it as their headquarters in Camden in 1780. From 1758, when Kershaw came to Pine Tree Hill ...

August 18, 2017 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Stage etiquette: reprise

The following came to me several years ago from a fellow musician. It sums up what every band out there has experienced at one time or another. Happily, these situations don't happen too often around here.

August 15, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


City slickers

Bree, my niece, Nicole's, 8-year-old daughter, was riding shotgun with me one day in Tink's pick-up truck. We were in foothills of the mountains headed to a Sunday afternoon baptizing in the Chattahoochee River.

August 15, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


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Country store memories

Each time the big rock hears a rooster crow, it spins completely around.

October 10, 2017 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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