Cheraw Chronicle- RSS OPINION Feed http://thecherawchronicle.com/section/OPINION http://thecherawchronicle.com/section/OPINION Thu, 5 Mar 2015 05:20:28 EST 1800 Faith, friendship reach across the globe http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/news-opinion_columns/152151278/Faith-friendship-reach-across-the-globe When we were growing up, we had the best of both worlds where our religious training was concerned. We were brought up in both the Catholic and Southern Baptist churches. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 02:56:51 EST Speaker issues a promising challenge http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/Op-Ed-opinion-opinion_columns/152152794/Speaker-issues-a-promising-challenge Regular readers of this space know that I have basically two articles of faith about South Carolina — and this week, they both came together in one joyous moment. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 14:41:52 EST My 10-speed English racer http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion_columns/152143642/My-10-speed-English-racer The only thing I wanted, thought I would die without, was a silver 10-speed English racer! So shiny and fragile-looking with the skinny tires and the curved handlebars. I imagined myself flying up and down hills, sitting up and riding it with no... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 02:21:51 EST Your ‘final four’ from Social Security http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion_columns/152037558/Your-final-four-from-Social-Security Since 1939, March has meant one thing in the world of sports: March Madness. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 20:11:52 EST Correction: Port Orford, Ore. http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion/152037527/CORRECTION A story in the Feb. 19 edition of The Cheraw Chronicle misidentified the town in Oregon in which kidnapping suspect Harland Donnell Melton was apprehended. The town is Port Orford, not Portford.The Chronicle regrets the error. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:31:51 EST Football tickets sack college reform http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152038196/Football-tickets-sack-college-reform I love this state, I really do — and that's why I get so frustrated when we can't do the obvious right thing for stupid reasons. (Like, say, $29,000 worth of free football tickets — but more on that in a moment.) Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20:11:51 EST A visit to Clyde’s concert hall http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152037486/A-visit-to-Clydes-concert-hall The other Tuesday, my wife and I had some business in Moore County, North Carolina, around Robbins. It was around 5 p.m., and our business taken care of, we were driving out from Robbins. As we got to N.C. 24/27, we decided to turn east toward... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 19:31:51 EST My husband, the tomato king http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152031990/My-husband-the-tomato-king Last year, Mac said he wasn't going to plant so many tomatoes. This was after our tomatoes were like zucchini in that we couldn't give them away. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:56:51 EST LETTER: Murder convict remorseful, remembers Cheraw fondly http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/letters-opinion/151968953/Murder-convict-remorseful-remembers-Cheraw-fondly To the editor: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:51:51 EST A power outage and a spellbinding book http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion_columns/151909810/A-power-outage-and-a-spellbinding-book Power outages are a pain…and due to a bit of ice during the night Monday, we had a countywide outage. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 22:26:51 EST Correction: Young Professionals of Cheraw http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/editorial/151911884/Correction Several quotes were attributed to the wrong speaker in a front-page story about the Young Professionals of Cheraw appearing in The Cheraw Chronicle's Feb. 12 edition. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:46:52 EST Septic tank site provides another Sunday lesson http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/news-opinion-opinion_columns/151901274/Septic-tank-site-provides-another-Sunday-lesson When my Aunt Margaret decided to move to Cheraw, my Pa-Pa moved her in beside his home. A septic tank had to be dug. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 13:31:51 EST S.C. State: Fix it, don’t kill it http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/Op-Ed-opinion-opinion_columns/151756243/S.C.-State:-Fix-it-dont-kill-it Let's begin with the obvious: South Carolina State is a mess. No, it's way beyond a mess; it is on life support and its very existence is in grave danger. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 14:51:51 EST History, charm abounds in Cheraw http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151792271/History-charm-abounds-in-Cheraw A few weeks ago, my wife and I decided for our anniversary we would take a day trip from Richmond County, North Carolina, to Cheraw. As we drove down U.S. 1 South, I let my mind wander on how things used to be along this scenic route many years... Tue, 10 Feb 2015 23:31:51 EST The pale wrist and the ugly tattoo http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/Op-Ed-opinion-opinion_columns/151756342/The-pale-wrist-and-the-ugly-tattoo I was talking online to my granddaughter Arianna yesterday. She loves school, and for that I am grateful. I loved school, too. I attended many of them during my school years and even once went to school in a skating rink (our school in Savannah had... Tue, 10 Feb 2015 20:46:52 EST Chesterfield High band recognized on House floor http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/news-opinion_columns/151691943/Chesterfield-High-band-recognized-on-House-floor The 121st session of the South Carolina General Assembly is well under way with new House Speaker Rep. James H. “Jay” Lucas, presiding. It is an honor for me to represent all the citizens in the 53rd District and I am privileged to work... Tue, 10 Feb 2015 19:21:51 EST What’s in your purse? http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/news-opinion_columns/151767598/Whats-in-your-purse Sundays always meant dinner at Pa-Pa's house. One Sunday, I invited my friend Toni to join us. I decided to bring along my brand-new purse, and what a day that turned out to be! Tue, 10 Feb 2015 00:31:51 EST The thrill of the read — for Charlene Brock http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151633748/The-thrill-of-the-read--for-Charlene-Brock The other day I came across a Harlan Coben book I hadn't read. I was surprised, because I thought I had drained the well. Wed, 4 Feb 2015 00:21:51 EST The most important South Carolinian ever http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151619000/The-most-important-South-Carolinian-ever You have probably never heard of Charles Townes. Wed, 4 Feb 2015 00:11:52 EST Condemning the Crocs http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151531604/Condemning-the-Crocs I remember my mother saying one day, “Do you know what the advantages to getting older are?” Expecting pearls of wisdom to fall from the lips of the woman who had taught me everything I know about life, in my ignorance, I waited for the... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:41:51 EST