Cheraw Chronicle- RSS OPINION Feed Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:40:34 EST 1800 A state motto worth memorizing South Carolina's motto, “While I breathe, I hope,” is surely the most optimistic statement any one can make. Despite all, if we can draw a breath, we are hopeful and optimistic. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Secret autopsies leave public in the dark For the second time in a month, the South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled against openness and punted important issues back to the Legislature for change. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Childhood memories in the chinaberry shade I've heard Mac (Wallace to his family) talk about his grandfather's chinaberry trees, or umbrella trees to clarify it (apparently there are two types) forever. He talks about how the temperature beneath the chinaberry seems to be a good 15... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST OUR VIEW Changes in store for your Cheraw Chronicle The old adage tells us not to judge a book by its cover, but you can usually make a sound judgment about a newspaper by taking a glance at its front page. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Your Voice Do you believe extraterrestrial life forms exist? Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Valverde Day The town of Ruby declared July 5th 2014 Dr. Michael Valverde Day, and it dawned clear and cool. It was to be the official retirement for the Doctor who most everyone called “Dr. Mike.” He had prepared a speech he wanted to give (sans... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Your Voice What do you think of the US Supreme Court decision allowing companies to opt out of providing insurance coverage for birth control? Thu, 3 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Even superheroes could benefit from Social Security It's summertime, and that means it's time for popcorn, snacks and blockbuster movies on the silver screen. Have you noticed that many of the heroes in theaters this year seem to be of a certain age? In fact, some of them are old enough... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A sign of summer: The first tomato sandwich Several weeks ago (was it only May?) Mac and I would roam the garden looking at the tomatoes growing on vines he had produced from tiny seed. Wed, 2 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Website makes ‘juggling’ Social Security a snap If you're crazy about juggling, there's a holiday just for you: Juggling Day on June 17. The International Juggling Association created this holiday in 1947, earmarking a day for everyone from juggling junkies to inexperienced novices to... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST Your Voice If your pet or pets could speak to you, what do you think those first words would be?“I guess they would ask for a treat.”Amber FreemanChesterfield Thu, 26 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST Your Voice Do you think the United States should send military forces back to Iraq? Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST Helen Keller would have appreciated Social Security’s efforts June 27 is Helen Keller Day, a commemorative holiday established by President Jimmy Carter in 1980 on her 100th birthday. The first deaf and blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree, Helen Keller was a world-famous speaker, author and advocate... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘Wicked’ rekindles love of reading While I was busy “breaking” from TV last week, I was doing something I have not treated myself to in a long while. I was reading in the evening. I read a couple of Kay Hooper's fun mystery/paranormal books and of course a Dean Koontz... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST Your Voice “How do you plan to celebrate Flag Day?”“My husband and I are going over to Florence to have dinner, catch a movie and look for a new apartment.” Thu, 12 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST Social Security benefits cover various situations National Family Month takes place each year from Mother's Day in May to Father's Day in June, and coincides with the end of the school year when families are able to spend even more time together. It is the perfect time to spend more time... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST Your Voice Are you concerned that fracking techniques, recently approved in North Carolina, will affect South Carolina's drinking water? Thu, 5 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST Town hasn’t promoted curbside recycling To the editor: Thu, 5 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST