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Let’s try this again shall we?

on Tuesday, 16 June 2020. Posted in Faith, Opinions

At the end of the day is a good time to evaluate yourself. Sometimes, I look back on how I may have interacted with others or carried on a conversation and I find that I have disappointed myself. Perhaps I could have handled things differently or missed a

Ready or not, hurricane season is here

on Tuesday, 16 June 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

It’s only halfway over, but 2020 has already brought us a global pandemic, protests, riots, racial tension, a growing distrust of law enforcement, and an upcoming election that will no doubt bring a truckload of finger-pointing, accusations, mud-slinging

Silence is not always golden

on Tuesday, 09 June 2020. Posted in Faith, Opinions

There has been a major shift in this country. It is one that I have never felt before. Something has not just come to visit but it wants to take up residency in this commonwealth. The reality is that somehow a door has been left unattended and this spirit

Prine classic brings memories of ‘Dear Abby’

on Tuesday, 09 June 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

I was listening to an old John Prine song called “Dear Abby” the other day and it brought back memories of reading the much-loved syndicated column in the local newspaper. The letters she shared and her responses to them rarely failed to make you grin. Th

Arrows

on Tuesday, 02 June 2020. Posted in Faith, Opinions

I am a very proud grandma and I can’t stop smiling! Four years ago, our next to oldest grand graduated from Olympic High School in Charlotte, NC. He was/is our sweet boy that we raised and poured into. Our eyes filled with tears at the thought of him en

‘Welcome to the best day evah’

on Tuesday, 02 June 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Sometimes treasures are found in the most unexpected places. With a tangle of golden brown hair swirling around an angelic face, the baby blues eyes of the soon-to-be five-year-old locked in on the phone screen in her tiny hand. A slight cough is followed

Milk and cereal

on Tuesday, 26 May 2020. Posted in Faith, Opinions

Since school was suspended, my husband and I have had spontaneous sleepovers with our grandbabies. We would wake up in the morning and have a den full of assorted chocolates all over the place. For some reason, they refused to sleep in the spare bedroom,

Foster care is crucial in our imperfect world

on Tuesday, 26 May 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

May is National Foster Care Awareness Month. It provides an opportunity for the South Carolina Department of Social Services to draw attention to the need for foster parents across the state. Children come into foster care when their parents cannot safely

This can’t wait

on Tuesday, 19 May 2020. Posted in Faith, Opinions

We can have the best intentions, but sometimes in our day to day life we can become distracted. I received a phone call from a very dear friend who wanted to check on me to see why I hadn’t submitted an article last week. My only disclaimer was that I had

This Memorial Day don’t forget to remember

on Tuesday, 19 May 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

“In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We liv

Former principal offers a few life lessons

on Tuesday, 12 May 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

In his nearly 70 years of life, 45 of which have been spent as an educator, Dr. Charlie Burry has learned a few lessons. Some of those lessons arrived by way of valuable advice offered by a mentor or friend. Others came by way of the school of hard knocks

The necessary evil

on Tuesday, 05 May 2020. Posted in Opinions

For those of us who watch the signs of the times, you will see we are in a pivotal time. We have been hit by “the unexpected” in a very real way. Globally, we have a common experience, regardless of what the climate is or the culture, we are all “first co

We are not all in the same boat

on Tuesday, 05 May 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

A short essay offering an interesting perspective on the effect the COVID-19 pandemic is having on each of us personally has been making its rounds on social media in recent weeks. The essay reminds us that our experiences are not always the same as other

The battle of grief

on Tuesday, 28 April 2020. Posted in Faith, Opinions

Within the last month, my circle of friends and acquaintances have been affected by grief. We all despise grief because it provokes a flood of unwanted emotions that impact a large segment of our lives. Grief can be debilitating and traumatic. It can rob

‘Adopt A Senior’ effort is magna cum awesome

on Tuesday, 28 April 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

During a news conference last week, Gov. Henry McMaster and Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman confirmed what I think most of us already knew – South Carolina schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year due to COVID-19. While t
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12 August 2020