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Memorial Day origin – decorating veterans’ graves

As Americans celebrate Memorial Day with family and friends, many are not aware of the holiday’s origin or what it represents. At the conclusion of the Civil War or War

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Panthers’ tax incentive will not “cost” state $115 Million

There has been a lot of misinformation about the 15-year, $115 million tax incentive plan for the Carolina Panthers to move their headquarters from Charlotte to Rock Hill. The incentive

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Don’t politicize the issue of flooding

Governor Henry McMaster signed an executive order in December 2018 to establish the South Carolina Floodwater Commission. McMaster wrote, “The Commission will work to provide solution-based discussions and to identify

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Transportation sales tax projects must be re-aligned

The decision by Charleston County Council to use transportation sales tax funds to complete the I-526 project will require council to re-align the projects covered by the 0.5% sales tax

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Time to start an anti-litter ad campaign

It has been nearly three months since Charleston City Council passed an ordinance banning the use of carry-out plastic bags, plastic straws, and styrofoam containers. The ordinance won’t completely take

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It’s ok to criticize the media

I want to start out by thanking Representative Mark Sanford for his years of public service. I voted for him every time his name was in the ballot from 1994

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The Old Guard wants to keep West Ashley down

Post and Courier columnist Steve Bailey published an opinion piece Sunday which blasted a proposed aquatic and wellness center project in West Ashley. Bailey, a longtime columnist for the Boston

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Bike paths are not a civil right

If you listen to a lot of Charleston elected officials and bicycle activists, you would get the impression that bike paths are a civil right. They tell us that the

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Litter is the enemy, not plastic

Charleston City Council passed an ordinance Tuesday banning the use of carry-out plastic bags, plastic straws and styrofoam containers. The ordinance makes Charleston the 10th coastal community to impose such

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Don’t let the Money People control our school board

I consider the four Charleston County School Board seats the most important races on the ballot Tuesday. I don’t want to see the Money People control our school board. A

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