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Editor’s Notes: Keep those cards and letters coming

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 12:01 a.m.

A note on letters to the editor:

Smith Says: The joys of aging - it’s better than the alternative

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 12:01 a.m.

My husband is 60, which, as everyone knows, is the new 40. Except he’s not buying it.

Smith Says: Dance like nobody’s watching (and hope that no one is!)

Thursday, March 31, 2016 10:08 a.m.

I don’t dance, and I didn’t even before I went deaf.

Smith Says: Dance like nobody’s watching (and hope that no one is!)

Thursday, March 31, 2016 10:37 a.m.

I don’t dance, and I didn’t even before I went deaf.

Lawmakers moving legislation forward during 2016 General Assembly

Thursday, March 31, 2016 10:06 a.m.

MONEY LAUNDERING: The House of Representatives amended, approved, and sent the Senate H.4554, the “South Carolina Anti Money Laundering Act” which establishes new provisions for the regulation and oversight of money transmission services. The legislation is offered as a means of rectifying South Carolina’s current status as …

Smith Says: Drinking while shopping - an idea whose time has come?

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 2:02 p.m.

Tar-jzay just got more interesting.

Smith Says: Drinking while shopping - an idea whose time has come?

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 1:42 p.m.

Tar-jzay just got more interesting.

Sunshine and new leaders for South Carolina

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 1:48 p.m.

This is Sunshine Week. What the heck is this, you might rightly ask, and why should I care?

Smith Says: Moving is for the birds

Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Like all married couples, Widdle Baby and I have faced challenges: Death, surgery, Atkins, the usual. Through it all, we’ve stayed strong and committed.

It’s the season to make political choices again

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 11:15 a.m.

“I am tired of hearing about politics, I am tired of hearing about what the Presidential candidates said or didn’t say, or what they did or didn’t do.”

Smith Says: Moving is for the birds

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 11:49 a.m.

Like all married couples, Widdle Baby and I have faced challenges: Death, surgery, Atkins, the usual. Through it all, we’ve stayed strong and committed.

Wallace: The Resurrection: A magnificent display of God’s grace

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 11:16 a.m.

Baseball season is starting back up in our area. All across the town little league coaches are passing out information sheets of what each player needs to have: a bat, a batting helmet, baseball pants, cleats, and a glove. Thankfully, the baseballs are supplied.

Smith Says: Firing teacher for nude selfie teaches all the wrong lessons

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 12:20 p.m.

By now you’ve probably heard about Leigh Anne Arthur, a teacher at the Career and Technology Center at Union County High School.

Smith: Note to Southern men: Manners matter

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 11:43 a.m.

As most of you know, I’m a proud daughter of the South.

Smith Says: Country living is pretty good ‘out here’

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 11:53 a.m.

My husband won’t like this column, but I’ve been living it long enough to write it.

Smith Says: Country living is pretty good ‘out here’

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 2:19 p.m.

My husband won’t like this column, but I’ve been living it long enough to write it.

Valentine’s Day is a chance to put a price on romance

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 2:25 p.m.

When this newspaper reaches your hands you will either be enjoying the lingering victory of the Carolina Panthers or trying to forget the defeat. Of course you know which way the sentiments run in the Carolinas.

Zika virus is nothing to sneeze at

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 2:43 p.m.

The Zika virus has the media abuzz.

A sick day is no vacation

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 10:37 a.m.

I love my husband; I also love solitude. That can pose quite the dilemma since spouses generally, you know, live together.

Smith Says: For the love of coffee

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 9:51 a.m.

Is it just me, or is coffee getting out of hand?

Lack of focus produces two traps

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 7:24 p.m.

After his resurrection, Jesus Christ gave a charge to his disciples. He wanted them to maintain their focus of making disciples of all nations.

No unmade beds here

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 11:42 a.m.

Do you make your bed every morning? And how is this even a question?

Resolved: To do my best in 2016

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 11:46 a.m.

It’s that time of year again, when we all turn over a new leaf. (I’m skeptical of that term, because bugs are usually on the other side of leaves.)

Editor’s Notes: I’m looking for some smart people

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 11:46 a.m.

We’re looking for a handful of smart people to participate in a year-long project we’re calling “The Opinion Shaper.”

New Year’s Wishes

Thursday, December 31, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Well, Christmas has come and gone and I’m still wearing my stretchy pants. I gorged on fruitcake, toffee, chocolate and Trader Joe’s coconut bars until my taste buds rebelled. You know that “ugh” point, when you’ve eaten so much nothing looks good? That’s where I am.

Wallace: Exiles in Jesus’ lineage

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 10:17 a.m.

The past few weeks we’ve been learning how God used all types of people in the lineage of Jesus to bring him into the world through his birth. We saw how God used unknowns as well as wealthy people. As God blessed Israel, he used kings and privileged people. However, when the line of Jesus became enslaved by foreign nations, the line became …

New Year’s Wishes

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 2:21 p.m.

Well, Christmas has come and gone and I’m still wearing my stretchy pants. I gorged on fruitcake, toffee, chocolate and Trader Joe’s coconut bars until my taste buds rebelled. You know that “ugh” point, when you’ve eaten so much nothing looks good? That’s where I am.

Merrill: Compromise needed in next legislative session

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 10:27 a.m.

With the New Year approaching preparation has begun for the second part of the legislative session.

Editor’s Notes: Breaking news is what we’re all about

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 10:27 a.m.

Here in the news biz we spend a lot of time thinking about breaking news - the kinds of stories that happen unexpectedly, like fires and crashes and …

Relishing memories of Christmas past

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 10:23 a.m.

Christmas is here. If you’re not ready, relax. Take the pressure off. (Whenever someone asked Mom if she was done with holiday prep, she’d reply, “I don’t really finish, I just stop.”)

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