Myrtle Beach officials again showed their penchant for tone-deaf public statements this week when they congratulated themselves on a “peaceful” Memorial Day weekend.
We are blessed to live in a nation that is resilient in the face of great adversity. The events of two World Wars, a couple of recessions and the attack by terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001 come to mind.
When the S.C. General Assembly reconvenes later this month, education reform will receive the lion’s share of attention.
On the heels of the decision to cancel an agreement with the S.C. Department of Transportation to help pay for I-73, Horry County Council Chairman Johnny Gardner released a statement to the press that sheds light on the difficult decision to withdraw from the project.
Millions of Americans have been glued to their television sets over the past few days watching impeachment preceedings against President Donald Trump.
Harvey Peeler Jr., president tof the S.C. Senate, has a bill awaiting debate in the House of Reprsentatives that would keep South Carolina on Daylight Saving Time year round. The Senate unanimously passed his bill in March. The House is set to debate it when members return in January. Polls show that a majority of people prefer to stop changing their clocks. That is why Peeler introduced Senate bill 11. Eight other states have already adopted Daylight Saving Time on a permanent basis but their action won’t be official unless the federal government allows it. If the federal government were to decide on one permanent time, which would you prefer? (Daylight Saving Time ends November 3. Don’t forget to set you clocks.)
Tuesday, a handful of people are likely to trudge to the polls to make decisions that will have more impact at the local level than some national elections.
Horry County Council is considering a proposal to privatize all of its recreation centers. In other words, these not-for-profit places for recreation will be run by companies that will want to make a profit.
Did you know that the popular Beetles song “Strawberry Fields Forever” refers to an orphanage for girls run by the Salvation Army? Or, that the Red Kettle Christmas campaign began in 1891 when a Salvation Army captain in San Francisco set up a crab pot and began collecting money for the poor…
You would think that after flooding from Hurricane Florence a year ago closed many roads in Horry County, something would have been done about the problem.
At the risk of being called a “party pooper” I must question the expenditure of $60,000 of taxpayer money to throw an outing for Horry County employees.
The Greenville News and Anderson Independent Mail recently published an investigative series of stories about civil forfeiture that has created shock waves in Columbia.
The meanest dog I’ve ever met lived at the end of a 15-foot chain all of his life. Anyone entering his domain, other than the owner, risked being bitten.
An idea to control flooding on the Waccamaw River might have worked nearly a century ago, but I don’t see how it can be implemented in today’s environmentally-friendly climate.
The approach of hurricane Florence in the middle of a production week for the Waccamaw papers has caused havoc for our team. We advanced our deadlines to get the papers out before the storm hits, hoping that the U.S. Postal Service will live up to its reputation for delivering even in bad weather.
By this time, nothing Donald Trump says or does should shock anyone. Yet, the President continues to defy conventional political wisdom with little regard to the consequences.
For as long as I can remember, Conway has been trying to figure out how to lure visitors from the beach to the pastoral beauty and charm of the city on the river.