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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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...

What’s wrong with a nose full of asphalt and rubber? - Points on the curve UPDATED


Wednesday, September 23, 2015 2:16 p.m.

I haven’t been to a NASCAR race since I was in high school. Honestly, I didn’t have the urge to attend another one but when this …

Surviving mushrooms and other deadly food: Points on the curve

By Michaele Duke

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 11:44 a.m.

Obviously the giant brain mushroom that I reported on last week wasn’t poisonous; otherwise my spectacular funeral would be headlining the …

Cuba and the Copa Cabana: The Mt. Hope Scrolls UPDATED

By Bobby Jonte

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 11:48 a.m.

Ah Cuba. That beautiful little island only 90 miles from Key West. So close and yet so far.

Explanation of crop insurance hidden benefits

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 11:37 a.m.

Dear Editor, During the last farm bill debate we heard congressional leaders say, farmers don’t get a check, they get a bill for their crop insurance.

Campaigning and the state fair: The Mt. Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 7:49 p.m.

State fairs are cranking up and politicians are headed out to meet all the registered voters. A state fair is a perfect place to see all sorts of …

Radical professor and university

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 8:04 p.m.

Dear Editor, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has a new course for the young Progressive students.

Mushrooms for brains: Points on the curve

By Michaele Duke

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 7:55 p.m.

Egg noodles, a coral reef, a brain: Take your pick, those were some of the varied descriptions given a huge mushroom that was sitting prominently on …

The Story of Ruth: The Mt. Hope Scrolls UPDATED

By Bobby Jonte

Thursday, September 3, 2015 5:14 p.m.

I was recently talking to my old friend David Rodgers. We have been friends for 40 years. We were discussing writing. David used to write stories …

Standing Up for Rural Postal Delivery

Thursday, September 3, 2015 5:20 p.m.

Post offices are crucial anywhere, but especially crucial in rural areas that depend on the postal service to stay connected through news delivery, services crucial to businesses, and, in some communities, a link to prescription drugs and other services.

Camo, ammo, and a caboodle of corn; nothing beats this time of year: Points on the curve

By Michaele Duke

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 5:07 p.m.

Hunting season is upon us and that means camo, ammo, and corn. From what I’ve seen on everybody’s deer cams there should be a few …

Expensive shotguns: The Mt. Hope Scrolls UPDATED

By Bobby Jonte

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 1:19 p.m.

Hunting season is almost here. This year I have a different plan.

No, the nose doesn’t always know: Points on the curve

By Michaele Duke

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 3:59 p.m.

I know I’m getting old when my attention is drawn to an article about a food sniffer. Poison food sniffers? That’s right, a company has …

My new television show: The Mt. Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 4:06 p.m.

Do you ever watch one of those television shows where people just argue? I’m thinking about getting a show like that.

Residents and voters of Williamsburg County

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 4:22 p.m.

Dear Editor, This message is for the residents and voters of Williamsburg County.

Racing Cale Yarborough: The Mt. Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 12:16 p.m.

There shouldn’t be any reason for me to explain who Cale Yarborough is. He is just the greatest racecar driver in the world. Daytona 500, …

Our students as leaders

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 12:20 p.m.

Dear Editor, The tragic killings of members of Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church demonstrated that racism and racial violence are still a painful reality in our community.

Winning the memory loss game: Points on the curve

By Michaele Duke

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 6:37 p.m.

Technology has become part of our everyday lives. In fact it has become my coach, secretary and more recently, my brain. Over the years I’ve …

“No boots on the ground,” and other fairy tales

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 5:00 p.m.

Dear Editor, Last August the president began his air war against the Islamic State, which controls two Iraqi provincial capitals and the city of Falluja. Obama declared that his purpose was to “dismantle” the I.S.

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