Cheraw Chronicle- RSS OPINION Feed http://thecherawchronicle.com/section/OPINION http://thecherawchronicle.com/section/OPINION Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:39:05 EST 1800 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 Our $130M child support scandal http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151490341/Our-$130M-child-support-scandal “Someone needs to go to jail.” Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:31:52 EST The pros and cons of official ID http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151467210/The-pros-and-cons-of-official-ID I was issued my press badge from the South Carolina Press Association last week, and I am very excited. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 23:41:53 EST JJ the tuxedo cat takes a bow http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/news-opinion-opinion_columns/151370067/JJ-the-tuxedo-cat-takes-a-bow It's quiet in here. Mamon and Darlin' left in the big red truck to go to town. Mamon has these doctor's appointments every week and so we are left to our own devices. They told Chase and Cricket “watch the house and don't... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 01:21:51 EST The moral test of S.C. government http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151396832/The-moral-test-of-S.C.-government This week, Gov. Nikki Haley was sworn in for her second four-year term and a new legislature convened in the Statehouse. This seems like an appropriate time to look back on their record over the last four years. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 22:36:52 EST