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Sloan Column: Pork Chop becomes a local celebrity

on Monday, 22 February 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Sloan Column: Pork Chop becomes a local celebrity
And so continues the story of a sweet little southern lady and her pet pig. 

Sloan Column: Little brother becomes a big brother

on Tuesday, 16 February 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Sloan Column: Little brother becomes a big brother
Last week I shared with you the fact that some 25 years ago I bought my mother a pig for Valentine’s Day and she thought it was the best gift ever.

Sloan Column: The best Valentine’s Day gift ever

on Monday, 08 February 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Sloan Column: The best Valentine’s Day gift ever
It was the best Valentine’s Day gift ever. How do I know this? Because momma said so, that’s why. And momma, of course, is always right. 

Sloan Column: Who doesn’t like a good treasure hunt?

on Monday, 01 February 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Sloan Column: Who doesn’t like a good treasure hunt?
Remember playing pirate as a child, banding together with a crew of neighborhood kids to search for an imaginary chest filled with gold doubloons?

Sloan Column: A much-needed call for unity

on Monday, 25 January 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Sloan Column: A much-needed call for unity
Like many Americans, I tuned in on Jan. 20 and watched as Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States.

Sloan Column: There’s no Tuesday like Fat Tuesday

on Tuesday, 19 January 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Sloan Column: There’s no Tuesday like Fat Tuesday
Looking to check attending Mardi Gras off your bucket list? This year you’ll have your chance. Well, sort of. 

Sloan Column: Ready or not, 59 here I come

on Monday, 11 January 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Sloan Column: Ready or not, 59 here I come
If you’re reading this on the day it was published, then tomorrow is my birthday. At least according to my momma it is.

Sloan Column: A prescription for success

on Monday, 04 January 2021. Posted in News, Columns, Opinions, Local News

Sloan Column: A prescription for success
For more than a century, Wannamaker Drug in Cheraw has prided itself on “Going the Extra Mile” for its customers. 

Sloan Column: The true meaning of Christmas

on Monday, 21 December 2020. Posted in News, Columns, Opinions, Local News

Sloan Column: The true meaning of Christmas
No one person has had a more profound effect on my life than my nana, the late Louise Farr. 

Sloan Column: A COVID spin on a Christmas classic

on Tuesday, 15 December 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Sloan Column: A COVID spin on a Christmas classic
It may very well be the most well known poem of all time. We’ve all heard it.

Sloan Column: It’s a Cajun Christmas, ah gah-ron-tee!

on Monday, 07 December 2020. Posted in News, Columns, Opinions, Local News

Sloan Column: It’s a Cajun Christmas, ah gah-ron-tee!
Joyeux Noel, people! Joyeux Noel!  Christmas is coming to the Pee Dee a little early this year. After a lengthy wait, The Lost Cajun restaurant on West Lucas will be opening its doors on Friday! Allons! 

Sloan Column: June the turkey decides it’s time to trot

on Monday, 30 November 2020. Posted in News, Columns, Opinions, Local News

Sloan Column: June the turkey decides it’s time to trot
Last Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, the stage was set for a most memorable and merciful occasion - the official state-recognized pardoning of June the Turkey.

Sloan Column: There is still reason to be thankful

on Monday, 23 November 2020. Posted in News, Columns, Opinions, Local News

Sloan Column: There is still reason to be thankful
Pardon me for stating the obvious, but 2020 has been a dumpster fire of a year. Like most of us, I can’t wait to see it in the rearview mirror.

Sloan Column: A must-have for any Thanksgiving

on Monday, 16 November 2020. Posted in News, Columns, Opinions, Local News

Sloan Column: A must-have for any Thanksgiving
When we think of Thanksgiving, certain things come to mind: Turkey, dressing, yams or sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, and pecan or pumpkin pie.

Sloan Column: Author recounts life, career of WWII veteran father-in-law

on Monday, 09 November 2020. Posted in News, Columns, Opinions, Local News

Sloan Column: Author recounts life, career of WWII veteran father-in-law
So what inspired Grady Weaver III to write a book detailing the life and military career of his late father-in-law, Frank Trimual Wall, a World War II Marine who signed up for active duty just two days before the bombing of Pearl Harbor?
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