Clearing the regulatory waters UPDATED

Monday, April 14, 2014 8:17 p.m.

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Microbiology and fried chicken UPDATED

Monday, April 14, 2014 8:09 p.m.

My chemistry teacher taught me many things. Mostly, we studied chemistry. Occasionally, he would get off the subject and we would discuss some other …

Is that a bad moon arising? UPDATED

Monday, April 14, 2014 8:00 p.m.

Have you heard about the Blood Moon eclipses? A rare total lunar eclipse series has begun and with it a lot of talk. The term Blood Moon is the look …

Ban the books, quit multiplication and cut taxes UPDATED

Thursday, April 10, 2014 9:08 a.m.

Well, we've really done it now.  The front page of the Post and Courier proclaims that the College of Charleston students and faculty are in a dither …

Roots run deep UPDATED

Thursday, April 10, 2014 9:13 a.m.

This past weekend the Williamsburg Tourism Board, the Historical Society, and the Chamber sponsored the Heritage and Horses Festival. The Event …

Ned Mac: The Mt. Hope Scrolls UPDATED

Thursday, April 3, 2014 9:12 p.m.

I talk to myself a lot when I'm driving.  I talk to myself when I'm not driving.  Intelligent conversation is hard to find.  Sometimes you have to …

Take your chocolate: I mean vitamin

Thursday, April 3, 2014 8:38 p.m.

Each morning my workday begins with skimming through a number of newspapers from across the country. I don't read all the articles because if I did …

Recent winter weather UPDATED

Thursday, April 3, 2014 9:22 p.m.

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What will this turkey season bring UPDATED

Monday, March 24, 2014 9:17 p.m.

It's almost a given: drive just about anywhere in Williams-burg County and you will come across turkeys. In fact, fields can be the stage for a crop …

Sleeping while the wind blows: by phone UPDATED

Monday, March 24, 2014 9:12 p.m.

You've probably already heard this story. A farmer needs to hire a helper. He interviews a farm helper that doesn't have much experience but says he can sleep while the wind blows. The farmer hires the helper. The helper is a fast learner and things go well on the farm. One night a storm is coming and the farmer awakens to the sound of blowing …

Climate change garbage UPDATED

Monday, March 24, 2014 9:22 p.m.

Dear Editor, Recently I was watching an interview of Patrick Moore. Mr. Moore was one of the co-founders of Greenpeace. Expecting to hear the left wing propaganda regarding climate change I was surprised when Mr. Moore stated there is no evidence to support climate change. Mr. Moore was a member of Greenpeace from 1971 to 1986 when he stated he …

Officious is a nicer word

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 7:05 a.m.

According to the news last week, women in power hate being called bossy. Perhaps you read about the "Ban Bossy" slogan that is being promoted by …

Gran and Lizzie go to the airport

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 6:58 a.m.

I just took an airline trip recently.  Things sure have changed in the last 50 years of air travel.  Now you have to bring all sorts of …

Happy is as happy does

Monday, March 10, 2014 8:45 p.m.

The creativity of our citizens always amazes me. Each year the Williamsburg HomeTown Chamber hosts an awards banquet and each year sponsors go the …

Avuncular Trafficking

Monday, March 10, 2014 8:58 p.m.

It's terrible!  There are so many bad people.  Now I've gotten the news that people are targeting the elderly for crimes.  Most crimes are financial …

Oh, Wow Man.

Monday, March 3, 2014 10:34 p.m.

You knew they were coming. I told you they were coming.  Great opportunity is once again crushed by bureaucratic nonsense. Colorado wants to test …

Ten Minutes from Normal

Monday, March 3, 2014 10:27 p.m.

Some years ago I read a book by Karen Hughes entitled Ten Minutes from Normal.  Mrs. Hughes was a ordinary wife and mother from Texas who became …

Thanks but no thanks? The dark side of the storm UPDATED

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 9:05 a.m.

As the last residents of Williamsburg County saw the lights come on in their homes Friday, an appreciation for the simple things in life must have been experienced. It's a fact that every one of us was affected by Winter Storm Pax. To put things into perspective, at the height of the storm, more than 350,000 people in South Carolina did not have …

For the sake of trees UPDATED

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 9:15 a.m.

You see it more often than not. A piece of property is scalped; turned into a barren wasteland as ancient live oaks are turned into chip wood and rare ornamentals are left to wither away in a pile. Overlooking a plan for green spaces seems implausible in light of current conservation efforts but it happens all the time - on private and public …

Stepping out…in faith UPDATED

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 9:25 a.m.

During February, Serena Staggers is exhibiting a collection of African American publications in the chamber office in honor of Black History Month.  As I perused Ms. Stagger's books, I immediately found two of my favorite individuals in her collection: Dr. Ben Carson and Michael Oher. Dr. Carson and Mr. Oher have had very successful careers; …

The right to bear arms doesn't mean the right to make bad laws UPDATED

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 8:39 a.m.

A bill that sits on Governor Nickie Haley's desk, if signed into law will, in my opinion, have serious ramifications. The bill would allow people licensed to carry concealed weapons to take their firearms into businesses that serve alcohol as long as they don't drink. In other words, don't plan on enjoying a glass of wine with that thick juicy …

On the road to Mayberry UPDATED

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 10:39 a.m.

Bunny and I spent our annual winter weekend with our friends Connie and Steve recently in Mt. Airy North Carolina.  It was Connie's year to make all the plans, and as usual she created a delightful visit. My friend found a charming cabin on a farm complete with a pond, cows, dogs, and a beautiful mountain view.  It was the perfect setting to enjoy …

The perils of food fixation UPDATED

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 10:18 a.m.

My family doctor recently informed me that my cholesterol was a bit above the normal. I've never had an issue with that so I was nearly in denial: rather resorting to blaming the incompetence of the lab workers who obviously need to go back to blood-work school. After reluctantly accepting this negative diagnosis that may well affect this somewhat …

Isn't it ironic? UPDATED

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 10:17 a.m.

Isn't it ironic: we think we know everything and then we get a wakeup slap in the face. For example, smack-dab in the middle of climate hysteria, a Russia ship filled with global warming experts, scientists, and journalists sat frozen in the Antarctic: trapped in a sea of ice. This is the second year the Southern Hemisphere hit a record for sea- …

A boy and his horse UPDATED

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 12:38 p.m.

            Well, after being gone all year, my nephew, Rob, came home for a short visit during Christmas. It was good to see Rob and it’s always fun to hear about his adventures at the National and International Grand Prix Equestrian Shows. Presently, Rob lives in California and is employed by a family in San Francisco whose daughters ride …

Things I'd rather forget in 2013 UPDATED

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 9:39 a.m.

2013 is officially over: a note in time: a collection of mishaps, miracles and milestones certain to highlight or hound our memory. While we celebrate the highlights let us ponder moments that unwittingly defined one's life under the aegis of personal beliefs: or the preponderance of public opinion.   I wouldn't want to be remembered as the …

Auld Lang Syne needs a resurrection UPDATED

Wednesday, December 25, 2013 12:01 a.m.

It’s a miracle Santa Claus was able to deliver his presents after back-to-back storm systems wreaked havoc across the country.  If it weren't for his steadfast determination, driven by a purpose, which was to bring joy to the millions of children, there might not have been a Christmas.   Mr. Claus exhibited classic character traits: he is …

It's the Season UPDATED

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 9:20 a.m.

I love this time of year even though most of us are stressed, strained, and frazzled. This is the season when bank accounts go low and calories run high.  It's the season when calendars fill up and baby sitters are hard to find. It's also the season with so many events that it's difficult to attend everything, even in our small community. …

Maybe it's Karma UPDATED

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 11:15 a.m.

Maybe it's Karma. What goes around comes around. If you think it, it will happen. I'm not a suspicious person; black cats run across my path on a weekly basis. But as of late, things just don't seem to be going as planned.

Amazing Grace UPDATED

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 9:43 a.m.

Having just enjoyed Thanksgiving, I can truly say it is my favorite holiday.  I love being with family and friends while focusing on the many blessings that have taken place during the past year.  Quite often we give the credit for our blessing to being lucky or fortunate. However, it's probably more than luck, perhaps it's just Amazing Grace. …



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