Throughout the school year, I meet with student government leaders from our three high schools. At the last meeting, I ask the seniors in the group to talk about their plans, their favorite teachers and memories from their school careers. I'm always both touched and inspired by what they say. I think what these young people shared with me is worth sharing with the entire community.
The good news came Monday: a federal appeals court upheld the U.S. Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) "Net neutrality" rules. On a 2-1 favorable rating, with one judge only issuing a partial dissent, the appeals court's decision primarily dealt with the FCC's reclassification of broadband internet service as a common carrier -- a utility -- just like electric power.
WASHINGTON -- From Shanghai to Paris to Moscow, the world has been watching to see how the U.S. election is affected by the latest terrorist bloodbath on our soil, this time in the shadow of Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.
I grew up on James Island in the 1960s before the rampant development took over Charleston and the Sea Islands. James Island was a place of vast truck farms and woods, sweeping marshes and tidal creeks. But times were changing, as new suburban developments were planned for the wide open fields and the truck farming businesses decreased. Within my memory, new homes were built where we used to gather tomatoes from the fields after the tomato pickers left. Our new house was built next to a field which still sprouted African field peas year after year. These old agricultural fields ...
In 1993, Bill Clinton became president of the United States for the first time. The movie "Unforgiven" won the Oscar for the Best Picture of the Year. A 51-day stand-off at the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, ended with a fire which killed 76 people, including David Koresh. The Unabomber's first bomb injured computer scientist David Gelernter at Yale University. The first version of Microsoft's Windows NT operating system was released. Nelson Mandela and Frederik Willem de Klerk won the Nobel Peace Prize. "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston was the No. 1 song.
Sen. Thomas Alexander, R-Oconee, frequently has a need for office supply goods. Fortunately for him, he happens to own an office supply store.
With the chaos of modern life swirling around us 24/7, we long for the moment we and our families can put it all on hold and take off to that magical place called "Not Here."
WASHINGTON -- It was inevitable we would one day seek ways to kill ourselves with society's blessing.
When I was a young sports writer, just beginning an education on the world of sports and the men who made the majors great, I was fascinated with NFL quarterback Kenny Stabler.
This week I'd like to say a few words about a guy no one has ever referred to -- in my presence, anyway -- as their favorite driver. No one has ever spent half an hour gushing to me about his charitable endeavors, which for the record supports health care, education, career training and rehabilitation. No one has bored me by rehashing the hilarity of his sitcom cameo appearances (which never happened). A lot of words fly around in reference to this guy, but very few of them are positive.
ORLANDO -- Standing on my hotel balcony in the predawn hours, I gaze out over several dimly illuminated swimming pools abutting a small manmade lake and a golf course.
Are we willing to accept what we can't change in our lives? Or, in certain circumstances, is it we assume we can't change something therefore we stop trying? Perhaps somewhere in the space between believing we can't and thinking we can't is the place we know we can. What would we be willing to do or how far would we be willing to go if we knew or believed we could change the outcome?
Last month, a Cassatt couple woke up to a man standing over them with a sawed-off shotgun. He robbed them before fleeing. Days earlier he stuck his sawed-off shotgun in the face of a female clerk at an east Camden convenience store and robbed her. In April, he forced his way into a Camden home where he made a woman, with her kids, drive him to an ATM to get money. He threatened to shoot one of her children if she refused.
Now, the most reasonable response to this headline is "Are you nuts? Isn't Mexican politics riddled with corruption? What could we possibly learn from them?
It's a little odd to have such a beautiful spring day in January. Not unheard of, not even uncommon, but odd nonetheless.
WASHINGTON -- So, that happened.
When I was the age of four, Mama's uncle, a kind and successful man, died. The call came late one night that his life ...
Do you know a hero? Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, but they share an electrifying passion to help others, even at their own ...
Eight years ago, then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi stated that we would have to pass the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, in order to ...
WASHINGTON -- A recent tweet from @realDonaldTrump: "John Lewis is an American hero. I look forward to working with him in the years to come."
Why is it that even now, as a middle aged adult, I have a difficult time keeping a straight face in church?
WASHINGTON -- Republicans can argue until their last breath that Trump objectors are sore losers, but isn't more at stake than "mere politics"? This phrase ...
When I was in elementary school, I used to love MLK Day. Not for the shallow reason that we had the day off, but for ...
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- If Death lingers in courtroom corridors awaiting sentences, this historic city's federal courthouse was surely a top destination. On Tuesday, the ...
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