It was with interest that I read the Jan. 9 Post and Courier article concerning plantation weddings spurring dialogue on the national stage.
When Boeing feels that its 737 Max is safe and ready to fly again, I recommend that the board of directors, senior management and engineers take a seat on the 737 Max and take a trip around the world, with multiple takeoffs and landings.
Freida McDuffie, who pointed out how state lawmakers get “hot and bothered” when constituents disagree with school board decisions but are otherwise disengaged, is the winner of The Post and Courier’s latest Golden Pen for her letter published Dec. 26.
I applaud the Charleston Police Department for its efforts in trying to rid the East Side of Charleston of drug dealers, as reported in the Jan. 12 Post and Courier article, “Police hope to drive drug dealers out of East Side for good.”
Recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a final rule that will cut Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for 680,000 people.
When the League of Women Voters was first organized 100 years ago, its members were suffragists who had marched and advocated for the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.
There is a simpler way to correct the HOA foreclosure problem. Before explaining, I would ask readers to answer what happens to your car if you do not pay your auto loan, or to your house if you do not pay property taxes, or to your bank account if you do not pay income taxes?
A letter to the editor in the Dec. 31 Post and Courier just stuck in my craw. The writer was unhappy that a local lawyer and son story was one of the “top news stories” and wanted lawyers prevented from advertising.
The increase in anti-Semitic attacks around the world and in the United States is of grave concern to the Jewish community.
As an independent voter, Marine veteran of Vietnam and former lawman, I would like to put something into perspective for all of the people who live in fear of their own shadows regarding killing the known terrorist Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
As we look forward to a new year, I want to take a moment to thank everyone who has donated to Palmetto Goodwill, shopped in our stores or volunteered their time.
This war mongering against Iran sounds familiar. When I was in college in the late 1960s, the war in Vietnam was supposed to prevent Asian nations from falling like dominoes into the hands of communists. We have since discovered we were lied to by the administration of President Dwight Eisen…
First, my heart and prayers go out to the victims and families affected by recent hate crimes that have once again reared their ugly head around this country.
I ride down Riverland Drive quite often. It’s a state designated scenic byway. But now, after Lewis Tree Service hired by Dominion Energy cut back the branches on these majestic oak trees, I cringe every time I go down the road. It is a scenic byway no more..
As a citizen of Charleston County and a parent, I am horrified to hear of the latest plan to “fix” the “acceleration schools,” as our school district has labeled them. The part of the plan that I keep coming back to is where it calls for changing the requirements to be a teacher. I just don’…
Addressing educational disparity is not easy. We understand the challenges of incorporating the voices of school leaders, parents and the community when implementing educational change.
In a Dec. 18 Post and Courier article, it was reported that Charleston has the highest concentration of nurdle pollution outside of the Gulf of Mexico.
In a follow-up to the Dec.1 Post and Courier article on the origins of “haint blue” porch ceilings, readers may want to know that John Bennett (1865-1956) asked the same question in the early 20th century and got the answer.
With New Year’s Eve on us, I am reminded of one of the most unusual events of the Civil War in Charleston.
With the Democratic presidential primary debate coming to Charleston in February, we are tasked as voters to thoroughly consider the candidates’ platforms and how they align with our own ideals.
The Dec. 23 Post and Courier lead editorial, “Let Mount Pleasant voters decide on strong mayor,” echoes our experience in Summerville.
Oh boy! Merry holidays and Happy New Year! Welcome to the wonderful season of business license renewal.
A Dec. 4 Post and Courier article by Andrew Brown on the Goose Creek referendum to create a municipal utility to power Century Aluminum at lower costs brought up an important aspect that’s been missing in all the debates about Santee Cooper. The article begs the questions: How stable is Sant…
Major universities are places requiring complex decisions. Trustees form committees to develop and adjust policy. Many talents are needed to run these “educational cities-communities.”
As a retired clergy I am sometimes surprised when I receive Christmas cards depicting the Nativity with so little biblical accuracy. Still, I welcome them, as they say “it’s the thought that counts.”
We are all familiar with the idea of buying local, but have you taken a moment to consider the impact of giving local?
In 2016, nearly $880 billion went to states from the federal government.
I have been staring at the $50 tax rebate check we received from the state treasurer for several weeks, wondering where it might best be used.
Ron Brinson’s Dec. 1 Post and Courier commentary on North Charleston Police Chief Reggie Burgess was spot on.
I am writing in regard to the article about Nikki Haley and the Confederate battle flag, and the notion that the flag is representative of “service and sacrifice and heritage.”
Our South Carolina Senate is contemplating taking millions of dollars out of state coffers to fund a voucher system to help parents pay tuition for private schools, most religiously affiliated.
As a former South Carolina corrections officer at the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, I’m deeply troubled to see that powerful gangs are establishing control over our state prisons and building lucrative black-market enterprises from behind bars.
In response to the Dec. 7 Post and Courier letter that expressed concern about security at the Gaillard Center:
With the recent, unanimous passage of pro-competition legislation (the Energy Freedom Act), the future of South Carolina’s electricity customers was looking bright.
Coach John McKissick had been in Summerville since 1952.
I am in favor of selecting municipal court judges from the ranks of attorneys only. As a criminal law practitioner in New Jersey, I frequently practiced in the municipal courts there. All of the judges and prosecutors in New Jersey were litigation and trial attorneys with a minimum of 10 yea…
As a 40-year resident of Sullivan’s Island, I want to state as strongly as possible that our maritime forest is a gift from God and nature.
Kudos to The Post and Courier for the Dec. 9 article “Lee Correctional and other prisons working to offer inmates hope and skills.”
Attention, married women. When applying for the Real ID/driver’s license, there is an additional item you may need to bring with you to the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Would someone like to explain the difference between Hunter Biden, who knows nothing about running a gas company, peddling his political connections and influence to gain a seat on the board of Burisma, and Nikki Haley, who knows nothing about building airplanes, peddling her political conne…
While the mumps outbreak at the College of Charleston is concerning, I am more worried about the other more serious diseases, measles and Rubella, that are prevented by the MMR vaccine.
I read with sadness the Nov. 21 Post and Courier article by Bo Petersen about the possibility of the Mount Pleasant bird haven vanishing.
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.