Residents take a stand

Thursday, June 5, 2014 9:47 a.m.

Several years ago, the world witnessed the Arab Spring. Fueled by a fervor for change, mobilized and united by social media, people in some Arab countries took steps to change the government of their countries.

Signs of the times

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 9:54 a.m.

Mount Pleasant’s commercial shrimpers are clinging to their businesses for dear life. Though their trade is unique, historic and important to our local culture, their plight as small-business owners is not.

One question answered, one remains UPDATED

Thursday, February 20, 2014 9:41 a.m.

It's always good to hear from readers, especially when they offer expertise or experience in regard to something I've written about. In last week's column, I mentioned CVS pharmacy's decision to no longer sell tobacco products. I also asked the age-old questions of why pharmacies are on raised platforms and why pharmacists still wear white coats. …

Want to know why SC is at the bottom of the education ladder? UPDATED

Thursday, February 13, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Observations on some paradoxes of life thus far in 2014:

Everything popular is wrong

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 3:13 p.m.

There was a time when doctors used to “bleed” patients. They did this not because they were malicious beasts or secret imposters from the “Twilight” series, but because that is what was popular. That practice was the convention.

Who’s wearing the Bible belt like a badge of honor?

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 9:19 a.m.

“She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.” ~ author Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park (St. Martin’s Press, 2013)

2014 political predictions

Thursday, January 9, 2014 10:41 a.m.

Here are four predictions for 2014:

A few Christmas presents and lumps of coal

Thursday, December 26, 2013 9:50 a.m.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and time to spread some Christmas cheer. You see, despite the pressures of commercialization and political correctness, some of us actually still call it Christmas and celebrate its true meaning. In that spirit, here are some Christmas presents I’d like to hand out:

A look back at political events of 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013 9:36 a.m.

This year is drawing to a close, so it is time to take a look back at some of the most interesting topics or events of the year. In no particular order, here are what I think are some of the top stories of 2013.

Pleasant technology: Tech topics affect life east of Cooper

Thursday, December 12, 2013 11:35 a.m.

1. Should Mount Pleasant elected officials use their smartphones during official town meetings?

Delivery drones coming to a house near you?

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 9:33 a.m.

“When did the future switch from being a promise to being a threat?” - Novelist Chuck Palahniuk

Stores going to do what stores are going to do

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 11:06 a.m.

Sights and sounds of the people going round, everybody’s in touch with the season.

Excellence in instruction can’t overcome unstable homelife

Thursday, November 14, 2013 6:31 a.m.

When I decided to write about all the proposals for fair systems of evaluating public school teachers, my head started spinning. First of all, the person writing this piece, and all the people reading it, owe a debt of gratitude to the teachers who taught us how to read. Part of the evaluation of the teachers all of us had is in how well we read …

Lawn mower man makes a statement

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 8:23 a.m.

Proving once again that past is prelude, a South Carolinian has very noticeably taken matters into his own hands when the federal government got out of line. No – this time there was no cannon shot involved. I’m referring to Chris Cox , a native of Mount Pleasant, who made national news last week when he took a lawn mower to the high …

Ask the right questions of political candidates UPDATED

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 10:44 a.m.

“What is right is not always popular and what is popular is not always right.”

Saying goodbye to Piggly Wiggly is hard to do UPDATED

Thursday, September 19, 2013 10:28 a.m.

“Don’t throw the day away. Don’t burn the Pig.” Dave Matthews’ song, “Pig”

Sharks, traffic and elections subject on residents’ minds UPDATED

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 1:53 p.m.

What local issues do people east of the Cooper seem most interested in as we move out of the summer season and into fall? Based on conversations around town and on media activity, these seem to be the current hot topics:

Concussion discussion becomes push to ban football? UPDATED

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 9:53 a.m.

Based on reader response, it seems the discussion of singling out texting while driving has really struck a nerve. This discussion will continue until Mount Pleasant Town Council takes further action in September, and they appear to be moving toward passing an ordinance banning texting while driving.

On Vacation

On Vacation – France

Tuesday, August 19, 11:59 a.m.

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