WASHINGTON -- Video imagery doesn't get much worse than a white police officer throwing an African-American girl in a bikini to the ground, kneeling on her back as she cries, and drawing his gun on other teens.
Every year around this same time, early June, a certain thought occurs to me. The timing is simply because this is graduation time at high schools, colleges and universities all through our area and the entire United States.
WASHINGTON -- Barring a terror strike or an Ebola outbreak to distract us, the 2016 presidential election seems headed for a gender identity showdown.
OK, the headline got your attention, so now hopefully you will read the whole column -- and no, it's not technically true. Andy Griffith died in 2012 and he was from North Carolina, not South Carolina.
There are times when folks ask me questions about NASCAR and I find myself at a loss for words -- which is the rarest of occurrences, believe me -- and then there are other times when folks ask me questions about NASCAR, and I can't say enough.
Whoever said "money can't buy happiness" either never had it or just took it way too seriously. With enough money, you can, in fact, buy a lot of happiness, or rather, peace of mind, which is a very clearly marked and well-paved route to happiness.
Carrie called the other day and I grabbed the phone just as I was coming in from the garage. I dropped my purse at the foot of the stairs and sat down on a step to talk. No conversation with Carrie is ever short. Even her voicemails run three to four minutes.
Healthcare is undergoing a fundamental transformation, and nurses are in the midst of many of the changes taking place. Recognizing it is critical to engage nurses throughout the process, KershawHealth has developed our Journey to Nursing Excellence initiative, a three-pronged approach encompassing shared governance, workforce development and staff recognition.
One of my "rules" about journalism is to always write a story with the assumption there is at least one person who has never read about the subject before. If you're writing about an ongoing debate over, say, school taxes, assume there's someone who has no idea what you're talking about.
WASHINGTON -- It wasn't quite "Call me Ishmael," but "Call me Caitlyn" made a whale of a splash.
In visiting towns across South Carolina, I see unprecedented progress. Everywhere, it seems, city and county residents are organizing to improve their downtowns, their schools and their industrial parks to attract new business and ramp up economic development.
The scruffy gentleman terrier mix had been at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter for almost six months. Walter Crowe's team knew he was a great dog, but so far, Bob had always been passed over for other available dogs. Then, one loving Walter Crowe caretaker suggested Bob be sent up north for adoption through the local rescue Fostering Foster. That one suggestion leads to a happy ending. But first, some details.
WASHINGTON -- Several years ago, I heard Republican strategist Karl Rove give a most eloquent answer to a question about his faith, rendered here from memory:
Once again, I turn to the headlines of the day in my search for subject matter for this weekly column. By the way, hello again and welcome to my first column to appear in the Chronicle-Independent on a Wednesday. The "retirement" of Glenn Tucker has caused an adjustment in scheduling for our editorial columns, so mine has been moved from Fridays to Wednesdays. That's not a problem for me, but I will miss reading Glenn's work each week, as I'm sure you will, too.
Every year brings something new, but, for me, 2015 is turning into one of those with a lot of changes. Of course, No. 1, I turned 50.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Here at the Chronicle-Independent we are charged with the task of reporting the news. Way to state the obvious, right? But, simply put, it's ...
Open for Business! Recently Kershaw County had wonderful news in Economic Development with expansions at Suominen and Haier. Our leaders on the Kershaw County Council ...
This summer was a busy one. Among other trips, we made our annual pilgrimage to Table Rock State Park to camp and commune. We've ...
So I read where a company called Snake River is now marketing a product called Dronemunition.
One day over lunch, a friend and I were talking about the murderous felons we know as Tink quietly listened.
Washington has finally found an issue which can unite both left and right: big, bad, currency-manipulating China.
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