• Wilbert column: Paris accord was economic disaster for United States

    The Paris accord is not a climate treaty or an environmental treaty. It is an economic treaty. And it would be a disaster for America. The agreement helps the economies of all other nations at the expense of the U.S. economy.  
    Consider the following:
    • Regardless of whether you believe using fuel is a bad thing for the planet’s climate, this agreement does not reduce global use of fuel.

  • DelMaster column: Norman’s affinity for Trump good reason to back Parnell for House

    On June 20, the citizens of South Carolina¹s 5th Congressional District have an opportunity to send a message to the country.
    Are the people of this district content to sit silently by and watch a president embarrass himself and the nation, undermine our most important alliances, level unsupported charges against a former president, make baseless claims of voter fraud, and continually tell lies to the press and the public?

  • Noble column: Parnell would work to counter Washington’s partisan divide

    Congress today is hyper-partisan, divisive, shallow, parochial, corrupted by money, driven by special interest, dominated by career politicians, poisoned by personal attacks, disrespectful of the voters, focused on the short term and rigidly ideological.
    I believe Archie Parnell should be in Congress because he is none of these things.
    Most people in South Carolina have never heard of him. He gained a bit of name recognition once he decided to run for Congress in the 5th District special election, which is June 20.

  • Newton column: Legislative session ends with progress on highways

    The busy legislative session is wrapping up. We’ve gotten a lot done, but still have to meet once more in general session to pass a budget, consider gubernatorial vetoes and complete other end-of-year tasks.
    Once that work is done, I will provide you a comprehensive report about the highlights of the session, as well as issues that are of special importance to District 45 residents.

  • Cobb column: Where do District 5 candidates stand on House health-care bill?

    During this fast-paced special election in South Carolina’s Upstate, I’ve had the opportunity to meet with civic and business leaders, AARP members, health-care providers and the political candidates to talk about why the 5th Congressional District race is so important to folks 50 years of age and older.

  • Reed column: Mother thanks staff at ILMS

    An open letter to ILMS administration and teachers:
    After 12 years in Charlotte, my family finally decided to move “south of the border” last year. Our main priority was finding a home that would position our girls for the perfect middle and future high schools.

  • Howey column: Celebrating 40 years of reporting county sports

    Forty years ago last Thursday, I wrote my first story as a reporter for The Lancaster News, Carolina Gateway’s big sister newspaper.
    On May 24, I made The Lancaster News’ front page in a nice tribute to my 40 years at the paper.
    Earlier in the day, my fellow employees honored me in the conference room with a cake and a card with their sincere congrats. It was a special moment I’ll cherish with many fond memories at the paper.

  • McCorkle column: On Memorial Day, remember those who died on battlefields

    With credits, apologies and a salute to Lt. Col. John McCrae (1872-1918): 

    “In Flanders fields the poppies blow

    Between the crosses, row on row, 

    that mark our place…” 

  • Rogers column: S.C. lawmakers improving FOIA

    It’s been a long time coming, but citizens of South Carolina will soon have faster and cheaper access to public documents.

    For seven years, the Legislature has for one reason or the other not passed an FOI reform bill. They did so on the last day of the session this year, and it offers some real improvements in our state’s open government law.

  • Jaillette column: Sign up now for summer camps

    Our 2017 Arts and Sciences Camps are organized and ready to go for this summer.
    Thanks in large part to grants from the J. Marion Sims Foundation, the Duke Energy Foundation, the John T. Stevens Foundation and Wells Fargo, our camps focus on keeping children engaged in creative learning through courses they choose in the arts and sciences as well as providing a popular, fun summer arts experience.   
    Our goals are to:
    • Offer an exceptional experience for each camper.