Melanie Balog edits The South section. She joined the paper in 2005 as an assistant city editor. She was named web editor in 2008 and digital editor in 2010. Prior to that she spent 8 years as a reporter and news editor at The Northwest Herald in Crystal Lake, IL. In 2003 she received a first-place award for column writing from the Illinois Press Association. She holds a bachelor's degree in English from Millikin University in Decatur, IL and a master's degree in professional writing from Illinois State University, and has been an adjunct instructor at the College of Charleston.
Why can’t science teachers simply teach science?
There’s been a lot of talk these past few days about the rollout of the Affordable Care Act.
Nobody wants to sit here two years from now, when the 2013 homicide statistics come out, and lament that South Carolina is once...
Sometimes it’s easy to get bogged down in what’s going wrong in South Carolina.