Cheraw Chronicle- RSS OPINION Feed http://thecherawchronicle.com/section/OPINION http://thecherawchronicle.com/section/OPINION Wed, 27 May 2015 17:54:37 EST 1800 Too much light in the kitchen? http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/Op-Ed-opinion-opinion_columns/153724711/Too-much-light-in-the-kitchen I love to cook and bake. My kitchen is one of the happiest places in our home, because I'm always “inventing” new recipes to try out on Mac. OK, he's the only other person who lives here, and so of course I have to try these... Wed, 27 May 2015 01:51:51 EST S.C. profiles in political courage http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/Op-Ed-opinion-opinion_columns/153737086/S.C.-profiles-in-political-courage As a very young boy of 9 years old, I first became interested in politics when my father off-handedly encouraged me to watch the Kennedy-Nixon presidential debate in 1960. It changed my life — literally. Wed, 27 May 2015 00:31:52 EST Bill takes aim at domestic violence http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/Op-Ed-opinion-opinion_columns/153646421/Bill-takes-aim-at-domestic-violence I am excited to report that the House and Senate have agreed on a compromise that will hopefully bring more protections for victims of domestic violence and greater accountability for domestic violence perpetrators. Wed, 27 May 2015 00:26:52 EST County libraries plan summer reading fun http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion_columns/153646142/County-libraries-plan-summer-reading-fun This year the Chesterfield County Library is offering another exciting summer reading program at all our branches! We will be having different programs for all age groups from toddlers to children, teens and adults. Everyone is invited and encouraged... Tue, 26 May 2015 22:56:51 EST LETTER: Build statues to honor Haley, Scott http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/letters/153675368/Build-statues-to-honor-Haley-Scott To the editor: Tue, 26 May 2015 23:26:51 EST LETTER: Big Give Pee Dee a smashing success http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/letters/153621693/Big-Give-Pee-Dee-a-smashing-success To the editor: Sat, 23 May 2015 16:41:51 EST LETTER: Family marks 4th anniversary of passing http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/letters/153569540/Family-marks-4th-anniversary-of-passing To the editor: Tue, 19 May 2015 20:51:51 EST LETTER: County exceeds expectations in food drive http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/letters/153572565/County-exceeds-expectations-in-food-drive To the editor: Tue, 19 May 2015 20:26:52 EST Heart attack ended this ex-smoker’s habit http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion_columns/153582296/Heart-attack-ended-this-ex-smokers-habit It's amazing how long it has taken me to overcome my own stupidity. It makes me wonder how many others out there have the same problems with their self-control. Tue, 19 May 2015 20:21:51 EST Fun, adventure on the Pee Dee http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion_columns-sports/153571810/Fun-adventure-on-the-Pee-Dee Several groups joined together to sponsor a blueway event last Saturday on the Great Pee Dee River. Tue, 19 May 2015 20:11:51 EST S.C.’s future no Lost Cause http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/Op-Ed-opinion-opinion_columns/153572150/S.C.s-future-no-Lost-Cause More than 60 percent of us who live in South Carolina today were born here. As native South Carolinians, we grew up imbibing the history, heritage and myths of the South. And there is no stronger myth of the South than the myth of the Lost Cause, as... Tue, 19 May 2015 16:41:51 EST Marlboro among S.C.’s poorest counties http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/Op-Ed-opinion-opinion_columns/153461249/Marlboro-among-S.C.s-poorest-counties Last week in this space, we reported on the annual Kids Count study on the status of children in the country and for each of the 50 states. For our kids in South Carolina, the results were not good, as we as a state had slipped two places in the... Wed, 13 May 2015 00:26:52 EST State House seeks to help military, farmers http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/news-opinion_columns/153386347/State-House-seeks-to-help-military-farmers The Chesterfield County and Lancaster County legislative delegations have been very busy and will remain so as we enter the last four weeks of the 2015 session. Your feedback has been very helpful and appreciated and I hope it continues as good... Mon, 11 May 2015 21:26:51 EST Brought to you by the letter ‘A’ http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion_columns/153419756/Brought-to-you-by-the-letter-A I have always prided myself on my ability to type. Typing 85 cwpm — that's correct words per minute for those who never had the pleasure of taking a typing class — is pretty good, and I have done that with no problems. Mon, 11 May 2015 19:21:52 EST LETTER: Separate school board election from primary http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/letters/153386171/Separate-school-board-election-from-primary To the editor: Mon, 11 May 2015 19:11:51 EST Invest in education and grow our economy http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion_columns/153382809/Invest-in-education-and-grow-our-economy Today, Chesterfield County and the state of South Carolina are at a crossroads for change. We have the opportunity to affect the futures of families and entire communities with a bond bill that will help provide the skilled training needed to meet... Mon, 11 May 2015 18:41:51 EST LETTER: Haley, Scott making South Carolina history http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/letters/153423442/Haley-Scott-making-South-Carolina-history To the editor: Mon, 11 May 2015 18:31:51 EST The things we do for beauty http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/Op-Ed-opinion-opinion_columns/153314912/The-things-we-do-for-beauty There's a beauty regimen nearly every woman I know has to go through. Has to, I tell you. There is no choice in the matter — even for those who were born beautiful, you have to work to keep that beauty up on your face and not hanging... Tue, 5 May 2015 17:56:51 EST Pass bond to invest in education http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/Op-Ed-opinion-opinion_columns/153228984/Pass-bond-to-invest-in-education When it comes to building South Carolina's workforce, the rubber meets the road at our 16 colleges across the state. Tue, 5 May 2015 16:36:51 EST How are S.C.’s kids doing? Worse http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/Op-Ed-opinion-opinion_columns/153297882/How-are-S.C.s-kids-doing-Worse I have written this column before. In fact, I've written this same basic column about this time every year for the past several years. Tue, 5 May 2015 13:51:51 EST