Pine straw is in short supply. Should I color my mulch with a spray dye to give it a new look?
Medical Professionals Opposed to Open Carry
An opinion article called “7 Teacher Ideas for Supporting Students Who Aren’t Doing Any Work at All” has been making the rounds. On your Facebook page, you said the ideas were well-intentioned…
The high density of trees and vegetation on Sullivan's Island serves to fortify its diffusive effect on the velocity of ocean waves during a storm surge while the trees and shrubs of the Maritime Forest act as a critical habitat for migratory and indigenous songbirds and butterflies.
I’m flying! First time since Covid started! First trip to get to see my daughter’s family including grandchildren in Denver. Soooo grateful. Truly.
My children play video games. My daughter plays games on her iPad and my son has a game console. My wife thinks we should be more cautious about what they’re playing. I used to play a lot when…
AARP South Carolina sent letters to state Gov. Henry McMaster and key legislators on behalf of our 600,000+ South Carolina members asking them to consider taking advantage of new federal resou…
100 days in office. Nearly $2 million dollars returned to taxpayers. Over 1,000 constituent cases closed. Over 250 meetings in district. 53 bills co-sponsored. 3 bills sponsored. 1 main priority.
Here are a few highlights from legislation recently being done in committees and subcommittees in the SC House of Representatives.
One of the rites of spring for me is early in April, when I go to my sprinkler control panel, turn it on, and wait with bated breath to see if it will turn on.
To have a maritime forest growing on our island to protect us from storm surge and to provide us with drainage is a blessing we should seek to preserve and not destroy.
We know that our educational system isn’t working for kids in poverty. How can schools help kids to avoid poverty, especially if it’s a cycle?
With millions of adults already vaccinated, and the worlds of work and play becoming increasingly accessible, Americans are quickly gaining control over the year-long coronavirus pandemic. It …
I am a conservative gun owner with a Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP). I am also a strong supporter of the Second Amendment.
Had a crazy dream the other night; dreamed about folks from my old high school, C.A. Brown. My high school days are on my mind. This is my graduating class of 1971’s 50th anniversary.
The job of public school coach isn’t exactly a fertile breeding ground for lofty expectations. It is a thankless job. However, most coaches manage to do wonderful work. Many seem to have endless energy for what they do because they love the sport, enjoy helping kids, and thrive on competition.
It tells you something when your neighbors give you a standing ovation for successfully pulling your car into your garage.
Child abuse. These two words should never go together. But they do. Every day. In every nation on earth.
The Fordham Institute released a follow-up study to their grade inflation report which showed that students of teachers with tough grading standards and high expectations scored much higher on those end-of-course exams than students whose teachers indulged in practices associated with grade inflation.
Many tell me how difficult they find writing to be. Well, they speak the truth. It’s difficult to write at a high level, and that’s why while watching Ken Burn’s documentary on Ernest Hemingwa…
If children know your rules, know that you’re fair, and don’t like the consequences for stepping out of line, they will soon rise to your expectations.
Columbia, SC — On March 31, the Senate Medical Affairs Committee passed a medical cannabis bill in a vote of 9-5. The full Senate is expected to take up S.150 during the second week of April.
I wrote a while back about getting a new trash can that has an automated lid that opens when you wave your hand over it.
The Biden Administrations’ American Jobs Plan is an important step forward for small businesses, providing a clear bold plan of action by the Biden-Harris Administration to invest in America a…
Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C. and Rep. Mike Bost, R-IL introduced legislation to create an outreach program to educate veterans' on cyber risks.
Our state’s nonprofit organizations are still in need, despite their efforts to find silver linings from the pandemic.
As I may have mentioned before, I find careless discarding of shopping carts in grocery store problems a bit of a problem.
The American Historical Association deplores the recent incidents of violence and harassment aimed at Asians and Asian Americans. This hostility against particular groups because of their ethn…
Positive character traits have to be instilled, cultivated, and encouraged.
If you have a citrus tree, now is the time to put out Citrus Leafminer Pheromone Traps. If you have had leafminers in the past, you know that they love to attack that new spring flush of growt…
Vaccinations for COVID-19 are here, although still often difficult to schedule. Things are getting better slowly. This does not mean the pandemic is over, however.
The responsibility for paying attention rests on the listener.
The following statement is in response to the U.S. House of Representatives passing the American Rescue Plan Act:
Eighteen years ago, I was eagerly awaiting the arrival of my second child, and only son. Our daughter was two years old at the time, and Patrick Whitfield Gibbons was on his way to complete th…
Once again I’m reading that failures are way up. Teachers are telling me that the students who haven’t done anything all year will just be passed on to the next grade along with my kids who ha…
It is crucial to be aware of the important decisions public bodies make in your community. But the Sunshine Law and its intent mean nothing if the citizens of our state don’t take it to heart.
After we did all the adapting to the Covid-19 lock downs and limitations and “hunkered down” at home. That lifestyle became safe and predictable, especially in light of the chaos and unknown. And now, we are faced with negotiating another change — re-entry!
This is a statement by Charleston Shared Future Project to the CCSD Board of Trustees and Superintendent Postlewait.
Water utilities must plan for emergencies and how to sustain their water supply.
The SC Realtors and the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce (SC Chamber) unveiled a first-of-its-kind analysis of South Carolina’s property tax system in a study completed by the Lincoln Instit…
Whether you are a resident of Berkeley or Charleston County, we are all blessed to experience the incredible quality of life that comes with living in the Lowcountry.
Educational funding is not unlimited. There comes a point where you can’t sales-, property-, or income-tax your way to a wish-list-based budget. We have to prioritize.
Flooding is the most common, deadly, and costly natural disaster in the United States. In recent years, flood frequency and severity have increased, fueled by the effects of climate change, in…
The House approved and sent to the Senate H. 3610