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Stay alive to drive another day

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 1:28 p.m.

It’s heartbreaking, what’s happening on America’s roadsides. Drivers are killing cops, cops are killing drivers.

Losing man - and woman’s - best friend UPDATED

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 10:43 a.m.

There’s no easy way to say it: On Oct. 7, Nicky, our English Jack Russell Terrier, went A) To be with Jesus or B) To that great bacon buffet …

The David and Goliath Business Parable

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 10:46 a.m.

When it comes to inspirational stories, ideas, and thoughts there is no book that comes close to the bible in my opinion. Let me make it clear, the bible is a lot more than that to me and many others; but even if we viewed it as just a body of great inspiring literature, as some people do, it is unbeatable. People have gone to the bible for hope, …

Home Sweet Homestead: What’s Camp Meeting?

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 10:56 a.m.

“They’re messing with us,” my husband Henry said to me. “They’re not going to have a big meal to eat. Just watch.”

Economic development ignores R&D

Friday, October 23, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Occasionally we ask distinguished guest columnist to share this space. This column is by John Warner, who over a thirty three year career has become a widely recognized leader of the innovation and entrepreneurial community in and around South Carolina. He is CEO of Concepts to Companies, which partners with strong academic researchers and other …

A salute to first responders

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 11:38 a.m.

The rains are behind us and the cleaning up continues. But even more difficult than the physical cleaning up of debris and repair of roads and bridges, as expensive as some of those will be, is the cleaning up and repair of lives after the disruption and damage that has been done to so many individuals and families. Long after the debris is gone, …

Waiting for the flood

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 11:52 a.m.

What happens when you’re waiting for the flood? Well, you…

Misdirected creativity

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 12:22 p.m.

I’m a walking, talking Pinterest fail.

I wonder ...

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I wonder….

I wonder ...

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I wonder….

Starting is easy, but finishing is....what’s that?

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 11:45 a.m.

Surely I have ADD. I can’t spend three minutes on one task before I get distrac—SQUIRREL!

Starting is easy, but finishing is....what’s that?

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 11:23 a.m.

Surely I have ADD. I can’t spend three minutes on one task before I get distrac—SQUIRREL!

Why is waiting such a hard thing to do?

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 11:24 a.m.

Two friends of mine were trying to purchase a house recently. They did everything they were asked to do. Produced all the documents they were asked to present. As a matter of fact the comment of the wife was that it felt like the lending company asked them for everything except blood samples. Sometimes it is like that. It is their first home and …

‘Love your students’ is message from new education chief

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 11:23 a.m.

State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman delivered what was billed as The State of the Schools Speech recently at the College of Charleston.

Fear the rain

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 11:57 a.m.

There are two types of people in the world: Those who carry umbrellas, and those who don’t.

A chuckle or two about money

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 2:45 p.m.

As one man said to me last week, “I can’t believe it, the year is almost done already.” As they say, time waits for no man. Labor Day marks the official end of summer. Students will be back in school and parents will be back at work. …

Something to think about UPDATED

Monday, September 14, 2015 2:13 p.m.

Musings while mopping on a rainy Sunday afternoon:

Have you read the one abou-zzzzzzzzzzz

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I saw a link on Facebook the other day that made me laugh: “Reading can reduce insomnia”.

Home Sweet Homestead: An ode to Fred the hen

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 12:56 p.m.

A man on a gravel road in Lebanon woke up early, fired up the riding lawn mower and set to work cutting his lawn. He’s mowed this lawn for 30- …

Have you read the one abou-zzzzzzzzzzz

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I saw a link on Facebook the other day that made me laugh: “Reading can reduce insomnia.”

Fanfare for the Common Man: Loving me some boiled peanuts

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 10:12 a.m.

I’m loving me some boiled peanuts.

Wallace on Faith: Confession key to healing

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 10:08 a.m.

Before I begin this week’s column on the praying faith, I want to take time to thank the staff at The Berkeley Independent for allowing me to write this column every week. As a former journalism major, the love of writing has always been close to my heart, therefore, I am very appreciative to be able to share with you my thoughts on …

The heat is bringing out the crazy

Thursday, September 3, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I’m working on a theory: People have always been crazy, we just haven’t known about it. With today’s 24-hour news cycle, every nutty thing we do is public knowledge. (I’ve always liked this saying: “Live as if every single thing you do will someday be known. Because it will be.”)

Things I’ve learned from Twitter

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 9:58 a.m.

I have embraced Tweet-dom of late.

Wise Words: The Ashley Madison.com Tragedy and its lessons

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 10:06 a.m.

Some columns I write are a breeze. They are enjoyable to write and you know people are going to enjoy reading what you have written.

The heat is bringing out the crazy

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I’m working on a theory: People have always been crazy, we just haven’t known about it. With today’s 24-hour news cycle, every …

Smith Says: A slave to stuff

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 12:01 a.m.

How often do you purge? You know, when you grab a trash bag and run through the house tossing in anything that doesn’t breathe.

They’re watching

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Do you ever get the feeling, creeping like the itsy-bitsy spider climbing up the waterspout of the back of your neck, that somebody is watching you? …

A splash of color in a world of gray

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 12:52 p.m.

This is not your typical front page news story, above the fold, which is where I wish this could go.

Smith Says: Hold the heat, please

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 12:52 p.m.

Last month, an appellate court in New Jersey decreed that a man who was burned while praying over his fajitas could not sue the Applebee’s that served him the piping-hot platter.

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