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.)
WASHINGTON -- As Republican presidential candidates debate the debates, roiling and railing against the unfairness of it all, campaigns have been busy rebooting candidates and crafting fresh slogans.
One of the population groups many Americans descend from, at least in part, are the Normans. Remember in school, we learned about William the Conqueror (1066) and "The Norman Conquest" without necessarily understanding what that meant exactly. The Normans come up again in popular culture with Robin Hood. Robin and his Merry Men were the noble Anglo Saxons defending the great people of Olde England against the predatory Norman lords, who by then ruled the British Isles, sometimes with arrogance and self-proclaimed superiority. It's also important to note the Norman barons created and signed the Magna Carta, one of ...
Ken Burger died last week. He was the most interesting, special and unique son of South Carolina I have ever known. Period.
I finally have reached rock bottom. I can't think of anything at all to say, at least not in any particular order. But, apparently, it doesn't really matter, at least not at 3:17 a.m.
WASHINGTON -- Soon after Wednesday night's Republican debate, the phone rang: "Did the fat lady sing?" asked the voice on the other end.
In the South, everyone has a story. Every name is followed by a few sentences or paragraphs. No one is known by name alone.
When the Midway High School class of 1965 walked across the stage of the school auditorium to receive their high school diplomas, it was the final class to do so. Yet, 50 years later, this closed high school continues to serve the Cassatt community and Midway area. How can that be?
Newspaper Association of America President & CEO David Chavern recently wrote a column titled "Local Elections & Newspapers."
WASHINGTON -- When all else is failing, reinvent yourself.
(Editor's Note: Ronda Rich recently sent this extra column, stating she received more than 1,000 emails and Facebook comments after someone posted a prayer chain regarding Dixie Dew, her late dachshund.)
He comes bounding out of the Charleston Airport terminal looking trim, sharp and ready. As the early morning sun hits his face, he squints his eyes. He gazes across the expansive sidewalk, jumbled with people, baggage and taxis. He's searching for a familiar face near a waiting car.
I'm thankful for my family, my job, where I live and the fact my car hasn't completely broken down.
WASHINGTON -- It would be easy to call protesting college students crybabies and brats for pitching hissy fits over hurt feelings, but this likely would lead ...
The holidays are a good time to reflect on all of the blessings we receive and have as a nation and community. One of the ...
If South Carolina does it one way, and most other states along with the federal government do it another way, we might wonder how likely ...
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 ...
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