As every schooled person knows, to have fire you must have oxygen, a heat source and fuel. Check out California where critics of controlled burns have worked to stop them.
A letter in the Nov. 26 Post and Courier was like many I read: a half-thought-out idea.
In congratulating conservationists and local government officials for their successful efforts to preserve Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens, win a federal grant to help build a pedestrian-bicycle bridge over the Ashley River and limit tree-cutting along scenic S.C. Highway 61, John Zlogar…
A Nov. 1 Associated Press article says the ACLU claims the DMV in Washington state is suspending driver’s licenses without proper notice or hearings.
I was born during World War II so I remember many of the scientific advancements since the 1950s.
Rural households across our nation spend a disproportionate share of their income on energy bills. It’s a huge problem in the South, especially in low-income households. It is not right that people have to choose between paying the utility bill or paying for a prescription or food.
As an avid cyclist and West Ashley resident, I was overjoyed when news broke that the city was finally awarded an $18.1 million BUILD grant for the bicycle and pedestrian bridge across the Ashley River.
I want to thank The Post and Courier for publishing the column, “Enforcement needed to curb Charleston’s ‘litter louts,’” by North Charleston City Councilman Ron Brinson.
Here’s why South Carolina ranks poorly in public education, violent crime, gun deaths, infant mortality, and health care.
As a songwriter, I was disappointed to see Matt Tunstall’s misleading assertion in his Nov. 15 Post and Courier commentary that the Justice Department’s review of the ASCAP and BMI consent decrees could cause hundreds of South Carolina businesses “to raise prices and cut back on support for …
Despite our technologically connected society, people are lonelier than ever.
Macmillan Publishers’ e-book embargo for libraries has a great impact on libraries like ours, which serve more than 216,000 card holders in our region.
There is help for low voter turnout by increasing the opportunity to vote by mail.
I am interested in hearing more from Charleston County School District administrators and The Post and Courier’s editorial staff about the ways that adding “flexibility” to some state regulations for “acceleration” schools will result in bringing the best teachers to these lower performing schools.
Dr. John Glaser, who wrote about the importance of the United States remaining a magnet for talent around the world, is the winner of The Post and Courier’s latest Golden Pen for his Oct. 28 letter in which he reflected on the applications he reviews for surgical residents at the Medical Uni…
Kindness stands the test of time. The recent action taken by Willie McRae and his sister, Elizabeth, to preserve Boone Hall for posterity through a conservation easement gives real meaning to these few simple words.
“Transformation” is the new code word related to educational promotion.
I find the Nov. 16 Post and Courier editorial assessing the Opportunity Zones program rather interesting. You agreed with my assertion that the 2017 Opportunity Zones legislation is well-intended but needs tweaking, and stated my bill “suggested some restrictions that both sides might be abl…
First, my congratulations to the four newly elected members of the Mount Pleasant Town Council.
The education reform legislation to be considered by the General Assembly is disappointing.
In a Nov. 10 Post and Courier editorial, the editors wrote about the sewer disaster in the town of Hollywood.
I want to commend our local government officials and conservation groups for their great successes recently in helping maintain the livability of the Lowcountry.
The success of the South Carolina First Steps to School Readiness program should help move the state toward the goal of improving its perennially low ranking in education.
The South Carolina Department of Transportation’s Rural Road Safety Plan, begun after the state’s gasoline tax increase, is designed to reduce the number of fatalities and serious injuries from crashes on our rural roads.
The growth of our community has picked up its pace over the last several years. Every day we hear of new people moving to the Charleston area, and it’s easy to understand why.
I’m mad. There are 15 different housing developments on Johns Island totaling more than 5,000 homes. Where is the infrastructure to handle the additional traffic? Our duly elected politicians have failed us.
In these divisive times when it is difficult to find people who actually listen to one another, it is a pleasure to find an exception — Ashley River Road.
The state’s refusal to allow seismic testing off the South Carolina coast to prevent oil and gas drilling is a strong step in the fight for protecting our environment.
I enjoy a good comparison: Charleston’s water management plan versus ancient Mesopotamia’s is a good one.
I want to thank everyone who voted for me for Mount Pleasant Town Council. I really appreciate the support.
The “great man” approach to planning for the International African American Museum prescribed in the op-ed by U.S. Rep. James E. Clyburn would fall far short of professional standards for the “whole story” approach to African American history and culture advocated by Citizens Want Excellence…
On Oct. 25, Charleston marked an important milestone by breaking ground for the International African American Museum. It grabbed the attention of the nation and world. Thousands of people from near and far attended and watched the festivities via live-streamed video.
I am grateful to have been one of 40 citizens accepted into Charleston Water System’s inaugural Citizens Water Academy, a six-course class in which we were taught about how Charleston’s 60 million gallons of water and over 20 million gallons of wastewater are processed each day.
I commend The Post and Courier for the coverage of the lack of cancer presumption for South Carolina firefighters.
The beauty is in the details for Colonial Lake gardens.
Sick people need care
I read the Oct. 27 article in The Post and Courier about the only remaining dairy in Anderson County.
On Oct. 28, Charleston lost a civic leader who exemplified the ideals of volunteerism, altruism and a deep-abiding devotion to our city and its institutions.
After pedaling and running over the Ravenel Bridge, it’s obvious the signs for bikers and pedestrians need to be improved. It’s now a recipe for disaster and only a matter of time before someone is seriously hurt or killed.
Tuesday will be a special day for Dorchester County voters. It’s another opportunity to vote on funding for libraries and parks. There are two referendums, one for each issue.
On Nov. 5, voters have a chance to head to the polls in local elections. But will they? In our tri-county area, voter turnout for local elections is typically less than 20%. That means a small group of voters makes big decisions for the rest of us.
I appreciated the Oct. 17 Post and Courier column by Dr. Edward Gilbreth about the scenic view he enjoyed as he was landing at Charleston International Airport.
Brian Kizer of Reevesville is the winner of The Post and Courier’s latest Golden Pen for his Sept. 20 letter to the editor about the lessons learned from Hurricane Hugo three decades ago and how disasters can pull people together.
The lead editorial in the Oct. 17 Post and Courier on our need to “build better kids” moved me. It emphasized a need for better educations. Let’s go beyond their schooling. Let’s bolster their sense of self-worth.
S.C. Rep. Wendell Gilliard, D-Charleston, plans to introduce a bill in January that may help change vaping laws by prohibiting the sale of such products statewide.
I watched in amusement on Oct. 21 as President Donald Trump decried the uproar over his proposed use of his golf resort to host the G-7 summit, describing one of the constitutional pillars of our democracy as the “phony emoluments clause.” The remark was funny at first because the person who…
Santee Cooper recently announced a new business forecast based on more solar-generated electricity, less coal-fired power and strategic financial transactions that will reduce our debt significantly.
A letter writer in the Oct. 13 Post and Courier suggests golf carts should be licensed as a way to further regulate them.
I am a concerned citizen and gun owner who believes that the increased use of firearms by criminals has to be stopped. Anything we can do to reduce, restrict or complicate the criminal use of firearms would be helpful.
I would like to publicly thank all of the firefighters who worked on the Oct. 12 Harbor Pointe Apartments fire.