Cheraw Chronicle- RSS OPINION Feed http://thecherawchronicle.com/section/OPINION http://thecherawchronicle.com/section/OPINION Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:09:31 EST 1800 Your Voice http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/editorial/4470654/Your-Voice Did you stay up Monday night to see the Lunar Eclipse, also called the Blood Moon?“No. My buddies and I talked about it. But I decided to go to sleep.”Matt KnightCheraw Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST The legends of the Dogwood Tree http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion_columns/4494480/The-legends-of-the-Dogwood-Tree It was a warm spring day many years ago when I first heard the story of the Dogwood tree. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST A scorned South Carolina hero http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion_columns/4494421/A-scorned-South-Carolina-hero April 11, 2014 was a very important day in the history of South Carolina. Few people noticed that anything much happened — but I would argue that this was the day we as a state did two very important things. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Don’t stress over fraud http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion_columns/4494547/Dont-stress-over-fraud April is Stress Awareness Month, but one thing that should never cause you stress is doing business with Social Security. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Your Voice http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/editorial/4078982/Your-Voice “What do you think about 'Allison's Law,' a bill currently being introduced to SC legislators that would make it a crime, punishable by law, to post graphic photos on-line of fatal accident victims?” Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST The best is yet to come http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion_columns/4130418/The-best-is-yet-to-come I've been thinking a lot lately about children. Wed, 9 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Let’s talk about sex in SC http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion_columns/4130380/Lets-talk-about-sex-in-SC Now that I have your attention, let's narrow the focus a bit and talk about sex education in South Carolina. It may not be as titillating, but it's still really important. Wed, 9 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Dust off your financial plan http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion_columns/4130405/Dust-off-your-financial-plan Spring is officially here. Before you get started with your spring cleaning, perhaps another matter deserves some dusting off — that long-term financial plan. Wed, 9 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Your Voice http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion/4032786/Your-Voice “What's the best April Fool's Day prank you've ever pulled, or been victim to?” Thu, 3 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Your Voice http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion/3964494/Your-Voice “Is March Maddness, the NCAA collegiate basketball tournament, part of your household?” Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST As Mayberry goes, so goes America http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/editorial/4006943/As-Mayberry-goes-so-goes-America If the South cares to learn a “what not to do” lesson from the North, it will begin formulating a strategy to turn back heroin trafficking before the drug drives ol' Dixie down. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Up next: updates to the web http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion_columns/4007027/Up-next:-updates-to-the-web The key to success in business is listening to customers. The Cheraw Chronicle has, for several months now, dutifully logged concerns and complaints about the newspaper's website at thecherawchronicle.com. We've logged plenty of our own,... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Dad, doctor retires after more than 50 years http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion_columns/4006504/Dad-doctor-retires-after-more-than-50-years It is the end of an era. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Your Voice http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/editorial/3910676/Your-Voice Do you recycle at home or at work?“We don't. We live outside of town and don't have a recycling bin.”Robert MarshallCheraw Thu, 20 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Fiscal transparency a key to quality government http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion_columns/3945873/Fiscal-transparency-a-key-to-quality-government Each year, the week that includes March 16 is designated as “Sunshine Week.” Wed, 19 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Pecans in the cemetery http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion_columns/3884211/Pecans-in-the-cemetery When my friend Bubba and I were growing up, we enjoyed riding our bikes. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Your Voice http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion/3773504/Your-Voice What's the best thing about winter?“You get more time to spend with family indoors.”Chris ParnellCheraw“I like the snow. It doesn't come often.” Thu, 6 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Little changes make a big difference in service http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion_columns/3819093/Little-changes-make-a-big-difference-in-service A new year is a time for change. People across the world make resolutions and set goals to better themselves and the world around them. Whether you want to shed a few pounds, secure your finances for retirement, devote more time to charity or go on a... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Why are we abusing our children in SC? http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion_columns/3818910/Why-are-we-abusing-our-children-in-SC This is a simple question, and the answer is not simple, but there is something that we can all do to help, and we can do it right now — today. Wed, 5 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Your spouse may be covered by Social Security http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion_columns/3759295/Your-spouse-may-be-covered-by-Social-Security If you have a spouse who does not earn an income or who earns less than you do, your spouse (including a same-sex spouse) may be entitled to Social Security spouses' benefits based on your record. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 00:01:00 EST