If you’re reading this, you’re probably a fan of community journalism—local news about your neighbors, friends and co-workers. Yay for you! But today let’s go a bit further afield and check ou…

It is easy in these times of “fake news” and denigration of the media to forget the importance of your local newspaper. It is National Newspaper Week, so take time to consider what value your …

Nieces and nephews are great, aren’t they? You get all the fun and none of the responsibility. I have five—four nephews and one niece—and never once have I changed a diaper. It’s a great gig.

Dumb. As I wrestle with how to most clearly express my opinion on the decision to cancel next year’s S.C. Republican presidential primary, one word comes to mind: “Dumb.”

We are officially in the hottest part of summer. Some days it can be absolutely miserable to walk to your car. It feels as though this mugginess and heat will never end. Our average temperatur…

It’s no secret that our little corner of the world is more diverse than it used to be. Thousands of transplants from other states and countries have chosen to call the lowcountry home.

Can we all agree that August in South Carolina is a preview of hell? The thought of spending eternity in 98-degree temps with crippling humidity is enough to keep me righteous.

As teachers set up their classrooms for a positive new academic year, they carefully post the “Rules” for classroom behavior. But research suggests that it is parents who actually have the gre…

On the Monday, following the tweet storm that President Trump directed at U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland’s 7th Congressional District, I had a profound experience in the most unexpected…

It’s come to my attention that some of y’all don’t know how to act in public. Actually, not y’all—if you read newspapers, you’re probably an educated person who’d never walk into a store, open…

I am ashamed of what is happening in our country. The rash of violence against police has got to stop. It is a disease that continues to plague all communities and threatens public safety.

The old saying, “You can pick your friends but not your kin,” is gospel. (I don’t know about “blood is thicker than water”; does anyone really understand that?)

Call me an idealist, optimist, a visionary or Don Quixote for gallantly chasing the windmills of economic opportunity and prosperity for minority and women-owned businesses and entrepreneurs (…

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