I would like to publicly thank all of the firefighters who worked on the Oct. 12 Harbor Pointe Apartments fire.
In a meeting with the S.C. Department of Transportation concerning traffic safety on Ashley River Road (S.C. 61), I recommended that the best approach would be to reduce speeds along this two-lane scenic highway.
The Oct. 8 Post and Courier article describing the planned bus rapid transit service between Summerville and downtown Charleston cited Cleveland’s Euclid Avenue system as a model.
Much gratitude goes to The Post and Courier for Bo Peterson’s Oct. 11 article about the plight of birds in South Carolina due to habit loss and a warming climate.
As we celebrate 40 years of service to coastal South Carolina, I want to take time to thank every person who has ever donated to Palmetto Goodwill, supported our events, shopped in our stores, partnered with us or volunteered their time.
I would like to address the Oct. 10 Post and Courier article about the “fill and build” ordinance proposed by Charleston City Councilman Harry Griffin.
I don’t understand why South Carolina under Gov. Henry McMaster’s leadership doesn’t have statewide recycling centers and recycling in every city.
SCDOT wrong on trees
In the Oct. 7 Post and Courier parenting column, Sara Novak did a yeoman’s job of reviewing the risks associated with golf carts and driving them on our local roads.
The Sept. 22 Post and Courier editorial was correct that Charleston Police Chief Luther Reynolds has committed to enacting the recommendations of a just-released audit of his department.
SCETV and the ETV Endowment of South Carolina represent an extraordinary 41-year public-private partnership that has enabled SCETV and S.C. Public Radio to produce and present programs for statewide, national and international broadcast. Since inception, the ETV Endowment has provided more t…
Today is International Day of the Girl. Supporters around the world will honor achievements by, with and for girls since the 1995 adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a watershed document to manifest global female empowerment.
Oct. 1 was a great day for South Carolina voters. I would like to sincerely thank and express my gratitude to former congressman Bob Inglis and businessman Frank Heindel for filing a formal complaint against the S.C. Republican Party and its chairman, Drew McKissick, regarding the loss of th…
Santee Cooper unveiled its “business forecast” at its board meeting a couple of weeks ago. On its face, the plan looks as though Santee Cooper will be making great strides in using more sustainable energy to power homes and businesses.
I was very disappointed to read the headline in the Sept. 29 Post and Courier’s Home & Real Estate section, “Design of a new home on Wentworth for sick veterans in Charleston draws criticism.”
It’s important for our state to note what is happening to our environment and act. I am reminded of the expression, “Think globally, act locally.”
On the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashana, my synagogue had a problem. We are a historic synagogue in a prominent downtown Charleston location and we hire off-duty Charleston police officers to provide security.
The number of people seeking mental health care increases every year as the stresses and strains of life become more complicated and challenging.
As the armor adviser to Royal Saudi Land Forces during and three years after Desert Storm, I strongly object to the Sept. 25 Post and Courier letter to the editor that stated, “The Saudis did not engage their considerable capabilities face-to-face ... in Operation Desert Storm to assist the …
Richard Wildermann of Seabrook Island is the winner of the latest Golden Pen for his Aug. 12 letter about the need to address climate change in light of the then-upcoming United Nations Climate Change Summit.
I reckon that in my time in politics, I have run in more South Carolina primaries, both Democratic and Republican, than anyone else.
Due to advances in technology and our abundant resources, America produces more oil and gas than any nation in the world today. Our country is fortunate to have discovered substantial reserves of clean, low-cost natural gas, and developed technologies to safely use and move them. This has le…
All the money and planning invested in improving public schools, even though well-intentioned, will fail to produce positive results unless there is discipline in the classroom.
No ‘killer trees’ on road
A letter in the Sept. 23 Post and Courier once again reflected a basic misunderstanding about what this proud nation is all about.
The recent editorial about surprise bills blamed physicians for patients receiving outrageous bills for simply seeking care. The American Medical Association has called for federal legislation to immediately protect patients facing surprise bills while encouraging physicians and insurers to …
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I would like to thank congressman Joe Cunningham for becoming a co-sponsor of the Younger Onset Alzheimer’s Disease Act, H.R. 1903. I have met with the congressman and his staff numerous times to discuss this issue and how it has affected those I care about. Early onset is particularly tragi…
I read with interest the recent article about Charleston’s Livability Court and how College of Charleston students integrate into the downtown community.
It is with alarm I recently learned of the proposal by the DOT to resurface and widen Ashley River Road under the Rural Roads Safety Program.
Democracy was denied when the National Labor Relations Board overturned a majority vote by 178 Boeing South Carolina flight line workers to join the International Association of Machinists.
The Post and Courier recently reported that South Carolina will be putting an extra $50 in the pockets of many taxpayers in time for the holiday shopping season.
South Carolina lawmakers need to put the health of our residents first by banning flavors in e-cigarettes. Right now, teenagers and adults in the Palmetto State smoke more than the national average. In addition, smoking is the leading cause of preventable death and puts smokers at a higher r…
I read Charleston City Councilman Harry Griffin’s patheticism in the Sept. 13 Post and Courier with equal parts pity and shame.
For decades, we at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center have worked alongside community leaders, colleagues and veterans’ families and friends to help veterans in need by showing support for those who may be going through difficult times. Each September, during Suicide Prevention Month, we…
I want to thank the firefighter who walked the Cooper River bridge alone on Sept. 11 to commemorate those who died that day in 2001.
According to George Will, one of my favorite writers, the tariffs will cost American households an average of $1,000 per year in increased prices. And this was before the recent increase in tariffs on virtually all Chinese imports.
In my part-time job as a Lyft driver, I picked up a customer about 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 30 after she had given a speech at a private school downtown.
A thought occurred to me as I read Mikaela Porter’s Sept. 1 Post and Courier article on the West Ashley master plan.
A letter to the editor titled “Weapons check” appeared in the Sept. 1 Post and Courier.
U.S. leaders have recently spent time and energy discussing illegal immigrants, tariffs and whether Russia should be invited to join the G-7 next year.
Medical care is oversold and the repercussions are not fully appreciated: TV ads for Big Pharma, billboards for hospitals, magazine ads for medical professionals, insurance advertising and the high cost of care, all against a backdrop of declining health among segments of the population.
All the polls speak to Americans’ desire for sensible gun legislation, including elimination of semiautomatic weapons with high-capacity magazines, red flag laws, comprehensive background checks at all points of sale, etc.
September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month, and I invite everyone to register for the smartest card in their wallet, a Charleston County Public Library card.
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is Sept. 14 at Riverfront Park in North Charleston.
If there was one metaphor for the risk to U.S. leadership at the Aug. 26 G-7 meeting, it came in the form of an empty chair.
The Aug. 21 Post and Courier editorial “How SC, Charleston, all of us can fight climate change without going broke” cites that “(a)bout 40% of Charleston’s greenhouse gas emissions come from transportation.”
In response to the Aug. 22 Post and Courier editorial regarding naming roads and bridges for politicians, I offer the following for your consideration. I wish to name a few accomplishments of which I am most proud.