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When assistance hurts: Points on the curve UPDATED

When assistance hurts:  Points on the curve

By Michaele Duke

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 11:36 a.m.

In their 2012 brief, The Realities of Federal Disaster Aid, The Case of Floods by Carolyn Kousky and Leonard Shabman, the pair explains the harm done …

Minimalist living and the super pot - The Mt. Hope Scrolls

Minimalist living and the super pot - The Mt. Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 5:10 p.m.

One of my friends claims to be a minimalist. He doesn’t have many material possessions. I claim he is a liar about all his possessions. He …

Spiders, lice, and flies, oh my! - Points on the curve

Spiders, lice, and flies, oh my! - Points on the curve

By Michaele Duke

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 9:26 p.m.

Sometimes when I’m trying to go to sleep I seem to be, well, twitchy; a feeling that something is on me. You know, like when the sheet touches …

Meanwhile, on the other channels - The Mt. Hope Scrolls UPDATED

Meanwhile, on the other channels - The Mt. Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

Sunday, January 24, 2016 6:32 p.m.

You’ve probably been watching the football game. You know that Jr. college playoff game. Just kidding. Clemson and Alabama are going to …

Where does all that money go? - Points on the curve UPDATED

Where does all that money go? - Points on the curve

By Michaele Duke

Friday, January 22, 2016 6:30 p.m.

The South Carolina Education Lottery reached a historic milestone when it hit $800,000,000 on January 8. A week later it passed a billion dollars. …

The moment of truth UPDATED

Thursday, January 21, 2016 6:28 p.m.

Dear Editor, The latest batch of Hillary emails have revealed...

Taking tests your whole life - The Mt. Hope Scrolls UPDATED

Taking tests your whole life - The Mt. Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 5:53 p.m.

Tests, tests, tests, you have to take tests all your life. In the second grade we had to write a theme on Thursday. It had the day of the week and …

The fun of flying and farming - The Mt. Hope Scrolls UPDATED

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 5:20 p.m.

By Bobby Jonte

Time for New Year’s resolutions

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 3:30 p.m.

Dear Editor, Once again, it’s time for New Year’s resolutions, particularly those to improve…

New Year’s resolutions: I’m doomed before I begin - Points on the curve

New Year’s resolutions: I’m doomed before I begin - Points on the curve

By Michaele Duke

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 4:17 p.m.

How many of us make New Year’s Resolutions? I do but, as in years past, I know I won’t stick to them. I can only hope that I start out …

Good grief people! - Points on the curve

Good grief people! - Points on the curve

By Michaele Duke

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 6:08 p.m.

I was in shock as I watched a news broadcast about a school play where Linus (played by a student) was censored. The student is not allowed to …

A home run

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 1:47 p.m.

Dear Editor, Ben Swann of Georgia’s CBS Channel 46 hit a home run showing both Gov. Christie and Senator Mark Rubio are tools for

Cops’ lives matter too - Points on the curve

Cops’ lives matter too - Points on the curve

By Michaele Duke

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 6:11 p.m.

I went to work early one morning. So early it was still dark outside. As I passed the Kingstree Police Department I saw a patrol car waiting to pull …

The vetting process

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 10:28 p.m.

Dear Editor, The president has blasted republicans for their legislation to stop the rush to take in 10,000 Syrian refugees.

Trouble for the world’s oldest profession - The Mt. Hope Scrolls

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 10:37 p.m.

Oh, It’s trouble for the world’s oldest profession. The recent rains here have taken a terrible toll. It’s made a big difference in revenue and on the infrastructure of the entire business. The rains have made it harder to travel. Leases on property, equipment payments even fuel costs have made a huge difference in the way …

Memories, pulverized between the pages of my mind - Points on the curve UPDATED

Memories, pulverized between the pages of my mind - Points on the curve

By Michaele Duke

Thursday, December 3, 2015 2:30 p.m.

In my quest to improve my memory I’ve been researching my options. My younger daughter Morgan pointed me to an online program called …

Thanksgiving shopping and other hard work - The Mt. Hope Scrolls

Thanksgiving shopping and other hard work - The Mt. Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

Thursday, December 3, 2015 2:31 p.m.

It happens every Thanksgiving. Stores are going to be open on Thanksgiving afternoon. There is an outcry from people about how horrible this is. …

Synopsis of ignorance UPDATED

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 12:39 p.m.

Dear Editor, According to Mr. Obama we are containing, degrading and eventually destroying ISIS.

Cooks deserves high praise UPDATED

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Dear Editor, Dr. Tiffany Cooks deserves high praise for

Reno Adventures Part III - The Mt. Hope Scrolls

Friday, November 13, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Whew! It’s a combination of relief and elation that we are through racing. This racing adventure started out to be a learning experience. Chad was going to race and learn what it took to fly in the Reno Air Races. He got the total experience for the races. He won second place in the bronze class. His race was probably one of the most …

Soy much confusion - Points on the curve UPDATED

Soy much confusion - Points on the curve

By Michaele Duke

Thursday, November 12, 2015 6:28 p.m.

A food store announced it removed from sale organic edamame products because they contain soy, which is not listed on the ingredient label. They were …

Mr. Johnny and Vernon, Texas: The Mt. Hope Scrolls

Mr. Johnny and Vernon, Texas: The Mt. Hope Scrolls
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 10:58 p.m.

Back in the '70s, I brought a plane back from Vernon, Texas.  Vernon is a town North of Dallas. It's like a lot of other Texas towns.  It could be …

We in S.C. Have an Attitude Problem

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 3:53 p.m.

This week the leadership of the S.C. Legislature basically told the S.C. Supreme Court to go to Hell.

We won’t forget this watery week no time soon - Points on the curve UPDATED

We won’t forget this watery week no time soon - Points on the curve

By Michaele Duke

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 4:45 p.m.

It takes a village to raise a child but it also takes a village to take care of each other. That was the case this past week when devastating rains …

Clarendon Texas: The Mt. Hope Scrolls

Clarendon Texas: The Mt. Hope Scrolls

BY BOBBY JONTE

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 11:48 p.m.

I was recently on a road trip through Clarendon, Texas. That’s a town not a county like we have. Clarendon is just a little east of Amarillo, …

Ice melts at 33 degrees: The Mt. Hope Scrolls

Ice melts at 33 degrees: The Mt. Hope Scrolls

BY Bobby Jonte

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 7:44 p.m.

The president was just out in Alaska. He had his picture taken by a glacier that was melting.

What does Mr. Obama not understand UPDATED

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 7:48 p.m.

Dear Editor, A recent CBS poll shows 79 percent of Americans...

School district ignores FOIA request: Points on the curve

School district ignores FOIA request: Points on the curve

By Michaele Duke

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 6:08 p.m.

On August 24, The News emailed a Freedom of Information request to obtain three items from the Williamsburg County School District. The request was …

Why can’t they hack the church website? - The Mt. Hope Scrolls UPDATED

Why can’t they hack the church website? - The Mt. Hope Scrolls

BY BOBBY JONTE

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 2:20 p.m.

I know you’ve heard about this. A website about cheaters has been hacked. Names of thousands of people have been released. All sorts of …

The climate scare’s ‘useful idiots’ UPDATED

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 2:23 p.m.

Dear Editor, A useful idiot is...

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