It is, I believe, a distinct and unique trait of the South the way we carry on long conversations with people we are passing in the loaf bread section of the grocery store or in the checkout line.
In reminiscence interviews, the interviewee will remember an event occurring, but may remember inaccurately details about it. In those cases, corroborate dates and other details by consulting other sources.
If there's one thing Senior Staff Writer Jim Tatum and I can talk for hours about it's favorite movies and TV shows from our younger days. We have a particularly connected history when it comes to this stuff, as he and I both lived in the D.C. area at various times and, therefore, watched some of the same shows. As youngsters, we mostly enjoyed shows on WDCA-TV 20. This is back in the 1970s, folks, so bear with me here -- that was a long time ago (right, Jim?).
WASHINGTON -- The Trump riddle continues to compel: How has he managed to successfully execute such a mass deception?
At the Battle of Camden's 235th anniversary, I spoke on behalf of the city. I remembered Bono, rock star and humanitarian, stating every country on earth had been founded on imperial power, or nationalism, or even liberty, but that only one nation had been founded on an idea, and this nation was us, and the idea, the most revolutionary idea in history, is all men are created equal. Our soldiers, beginning in our Revolution, did not merely sacrifice their lives for their tribe or their families or even their nation. Repeating the final words of Baron DeKalb, they were ...
WASHINGTON -- We're going to have Donald Trump around for a while, which prompts the question: What is Trumpism? Or, to put it more tartly, is there a coherent political philosophy underlying his candidacy?
Isn't it funny -- by that I mean strange -- how things have a way of working out? Call it fate, destiny, karma, luck, a blessing or any combination of those things, sometimes the timing of certain events in our lives is uncanny.
What if I asked you to name the most famous song that has come from South Carolina?
What's up with this Ashley Madison thing?
Not long ago, I watched a couple of documentaries on ESPN about the Southeastern Conference called, SEC: Storied.
Wednesday morning, a Roanoke, Va., TV news reporter and her videographer died, murdered -- during a live report -- by a man described as a disgruntled former employee.
NEW YORK -- The city that never sleeps has good reason to remain sleepless these days. A new terror imperils New York, threatening to destroy all it -- nay, America -- holds dear.
If I were creative enough to write a song about the weather conditions this summer and how they have impacted our public trees, I would call it the TDB Blues. What do I mean by that? Let me count the ways.
One of the most shameful and enduring problems in South Carolina is the huge gap between the prosperous/urban and poor/rural areas of our state. Most of these poor/rural counties lie along Interstate 95 and it has been dubbed The Corridor of Shame -- and it is.
There's a certain demographic in this country -- it's unseemly to mention the specific population by name -- which has no sense of personal responsibility.
...I will be long gone. Out of sight; out of mind; not a moment too soon. It's vacation time and boy do My Beloved ...
WASHINGTON -- The lede to this column is a deep, guttural groan that originates in the throat and expands into the lungs before collapsing in the ...
Southerners tend to collect stories. And, we tend to talk to anyone who will talk to us. The latter tends to lead to the first.
A few months ago, Steven and Jessica Mooneyhan of Cassatt purchased the Hard Times Café from H.C. Robinson. H.C.'s customer base has ...
It's National Newspaper Week and our theme this year is The Power of the Press.
National Newspaper Week starts Sunday, just in time for our change from a three times a week, Monday/Wednesday/Friday publication to a twice weekly ...
"I got credit down at the grocery store and my barber tells me jokes…" -Roger Miller
In September, a merchant and friend emailed me about our downtown. I decided our communication was worth considering for this column.
Recently at the College of Charleston, State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman delivered what was billed as The State of the Schools Speech.
WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party's "Freedom Caucus," which has several less-charitable nicknames on Capitol Hill, is the dog that caught the car.
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