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Don’t trash on me - Points on the curve

Don’t trash on me - Points on the curve

By Michaele Duke

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 11:48 p.m.

This past week so many groups and individuals took the time to participate in the Great American Cleanup that I want to say thanks!

The last motorcycle ride - The Mt. Hope Scrolls UPDATED

The last motorcycle ride - The Mt. Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 11:37 p.m.

I’ve been riding motorcycles since I was 14 years old. I got a little moped like bike when I was 14. It was half bicycle and half motorcycle. …

Let me tell you a story about a trashcan - Points on the curve UPDATED

Monday, April 18, 2016 9:49 p.m.

Maybe we are spoiled: Living in the country, you tend to want some services taken care of by a professional. Take, for instance, disposal of your trash.  

The repository of old magazines - The Mt. Hope Scrolls UPDATED

The repository of old magazines - The Mt. Hope Scrolls
Monday, April 18, 2016 9:45 p.m.

Just when you thought that all printed material is going to be digitally presented, you get to go to the repository of old magazines.  Of course, I'm …

Don't look a gift horse in the mouth - Points on the curve UPDATED

Don't look a gift horse in the mouth - Points on the curve
Sunday, April 17, 2016 12:01 a.m.

We don't realize what we have, until it's gone - or recovering from surgery. A little over a week ago the SgtMaj had knee replacement surgery. Ok, ok, …

Basketball brackets and national elections - The Mt. Hope Scrolls UPDATED

Basketball brackets and national elections - The Mt. Hope Scrolls
Saturday, April 16, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The college basketball championships are under way.  All the talk about March Madness and super brackets seems to be on everyone's tongue.  …

Well, just kill me - Points on the curve UPDATED

Well, just kill me - Points on the curve

By Michaele Duke

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Well, just kill me. In three years the FDA is banning Trans fats from America. In case you’re wondering what is a Trans fat, it is a very bad …

“The Phantom” : The Mt. Hope Scrolls UPDATED

“The Phantom” : The Mt. Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 5:54 a.m.

The other night I woke up about 2 a.m. in the morning. I checked out the old movie channel thinking I would watch a little television and go back to …

Nothing like that the smell of rotting fish to make your day - Points on the curve UPDATED

Nothing like that the smell of rotting fish to make your day - Points on the curve

By Michaele Duke

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 1:14 p.m.

As a lover of exotic food, I talked my nail person into bringing me a jar of “real” kimchi. For those of you who don’t know what …

A picture is worth a thousand bucks - Points on the curve UPDATED

A picture is worth a thousand bucks -  Points on the curve

By Michaele Duke

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 12:47 p.m.

When you think you’ve heard it all: Children can sue their parents for breach of privacy for posting their child’s photo on social …

Documentary films and fantasy medicine - The Mt. Hope Scrolls UPDATED

Documentary films and fantasy medicine - The Mt. Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 1:08 p.m.

Do you ever watch those Saturday or Sunday afternoon movies? You know the ones I’m talking about. There is a movie that was made in the …

I’m done - The Mt. Hope Scrolls UPDATED

I’m done -  The Mt. Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 12:42 p.m.

I’ve got a friend that is like Thomas Edison. If he gets something on his mind he goes to work on it. He will try things until he succeeds. …

Does anybody really know what time it is? - The Mt. Hope Scrolls UPDATED

Does anybody really know what time it is? - The Mt. Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

Monday, March 14, 2016 3:34 p.m.

Do you remember that seventies song “Does anybody really know what time it is?” I remember the song but I am not sure if I know what it …

I will reply

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 6:05 a.m.

Dear Editor, I will reply to Mr. Milton M. Duke, Jr.’s article “Outlandish” in The News, February 17, 2016, printing. Mr. Duke appears to have

Hard days on the campaign trail: The Mt. Hope Scrolls UPDATED

Hard days on the campaign trail: The Mt. Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 7:03 p.m.

Hillary has been in town. You know all the stories here in the Mt. Hope Scrolls are true or could have been. It’s true that Hillary was …

Lacking leadership in Williamsburg County UPDATED

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 5:59 p.m.

Dear Editor, At every level in our county, we are lacking someone who can lead our home out of this ever-increasing spiral we see to be in. Those in charge either

60 happy facts: Points on the curve UPDATED

60 happy facts: Points on the curve

By Michaele Duke

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 5:50 p.m.

Since I’m out of Dove dark chocolate I had time to search for fun facts.

60% of the other 20%:The Mt. Hope Scrolls UPDATED

60% of the other 20%:The Mt. Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 6:56 p.m.

I was watching a movie the other day. A group of bad guys robbed an armored car. The bad guys stole some bearer bonds. The victim would be repaid …

Black religion: A historical perspective UPDATED

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 5:44 p.m.

Dear Editor, Christianity had a religious history of 1,300 years in Europe before slavery

The All-New Wonderland Circus 2016: The Mt. Hope Scrolls UPDATED

The All-New Wonderland Circus 2016: The Mt. Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 6:42 p.m.

The Wonderland Circus is back in town. I’m a circus fan. Every year the Wonderland Circus comes to the local schools to bring the great gift …

Thank you Ms. Williams: Points on the curve UPDATED

Thank you Ms. Williams: Points on the curve

By Michaele Duke

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 5:39 p.m.

The News is very lucky to have Cassandra Rush as our contributor during Black History Month. She spent hours researching those who made a difference …

Bustin’ out babies and smooth hackers, all is good in the world: Points on the curve UPDATED

Bustin’ out babies and smooth hackers, all is good in the world: Points on the curve

By Michaele Duke

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 7:30 a.m.

A couple of weeks ago hackers breached the FBI and Department of Homeland Security systems, releasing thousands of employees’ names, titles, …

50 years of football stats: The Mt. Hope Scrolls UPDATED

50 years of football stats: The Mt. Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 7:30 a.m.

I was watching the Super Bowl just like you. Hard to believe it has been 50 years of this game. Okay, I’ll admit I have not watched all of …

Shoes and boots on television and the movies: The Mt. Hope Scrolls UPDATED

Shoes and boots on television and the movies:  The Mt. Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 12:33 p.m.

You can see shoes on television all the time. A television news crew will visit a school and all you see are shoes walking down the hall. The news …

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...

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