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The power of persuasion

The power of persuasion
Monday, April 18, 2016 1:49 p.m.

Editor’s note: Every year, teachers from local schools teach their students about persuasive writing. Some of those assignments are then …

Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 10:51 a.m.

“Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” If only it was as simple.

Letters to the editor

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 6:00 a.m.

Recent headlines, appropriate for April Fools Day, proudly proclaim that the legal fight over Shem Creek and a proposed office building has been resolved. Resolved? Since when do taxpayers have to pay $9,000 in legal fees for a frivolous and ridiculous lawsuit brought by the Save Shem Creek group and you call that resolved? There are four new …

Letters to the Editor UPDATED

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 11:17 a.m.

I would like to take this opportunity to say the town of Mount Pleasant has changed - changed for the worse. I live next to the construction going up on the corner of Rifle Range Road and Coleman Boulevard. This has been a headache for over three months now. The construction begins promptly at 7 a.m. and goes until way after dinner time, 7 - 8 p.m. …

Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 2:19 p.m.

I understand what State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman is talking about in the March 15 Post and Courier front-page article, but sometimes you really wonder when it is time to stop talking and getting quoted and quit while you are ahead. The less said, the better.

Letter to the Editor - ADU’s

Monday, March 21, 2016 10:22 a.m.

The March 16 Post & Courier article covering short term rentals, as discussed at the Mount Pleasant Planning and Development Committee on March 15 contains just enough to wonder if anyone has a clue about anything.

Letter to the editor

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 12:26 p.m.

The Save Shem Creek Corp. recently released a YouTube video that is an apparent historical documentary on the politics surrounding Shem Creek. I’m usually very suspicious of anything with seemingly political overtones and always want to see the facts before I form an opinion. Unfortunately, the facts found in this video have left me feeling …

Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 12:53 p.m.

Republican politicians and candidates like to talk about the responsibility of the government to the voters. However, they now seem to feel no responsibility at all to the voters who elected President Obama by a majority of both the popular vote and the electoral college. These voters elected him to a four-year term which is not yet over. These …

Letters to the Editor

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 11:39 a.m.

I agree wholeheartedly with the criticisms expressed in Moultrie News Editor Sully Witte’s editorial this month on the “secret meeting” to vote on conducting due diligence on “improvements” to Shem creek. Aren’t there more pressing problems that need to be addressed by our cash-strapped town? Do council …

Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 9:30 a.m.

Big government run amuck creates innumerable ham-fisted and unaccountable bureaucracies that befuddle and infuriate. The TSA is one.

Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 12:58 p.m.

A recent letter to the editor contains many innuendos couched in words like “there is a perception” or “it would seem prudent” in explaining what really are disappointing half-truths, couched in a sarcastic tone, concerning the Mayor of Mount Pleasant and the fact that her last name is the same as two businesses on …

Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 12:23 p.m.

The word “conservative” has been used as a bludgeon to undermine the bona fides of Donald Trump. The National Review, the scriptures of the conservative doctrine, has published a radical denunciation of Donald Trump. The editors and contributors of that publication have joined together to reveal the warts and blemishes of Mr. …

Letters to the Editor

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 11:05 a.m.

The excitement and energy of the presidential campaign also comes with worry over low voter turnout and political apathy, especially among millennials. My AP government class at Wando High School poses no such threat to democracy.

Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 1:45 p.m.

If a few officials were upset, and these are the same people that planned, scrutinized and approved the shocking pop-up box condo apartment complex, then I applaud the new council. Shock `em.

Thursday, January 14, 2016 6:23 a.m.

I have a differing opinion on the office building/parking garage being built near Shem Creek. There will be two floors of offices, which could be occupied by folks who live down the street at The Boulevard, The Groves or the Old Village. These folks could ride their bike to work, stop at Vintage Coffee to grab a cup, swing by Page’s Okra …

Letters to the editor

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 1:11 p.m.

In a recent “Sully’s Scoop” article in the Moultrie News, a Mount Pleasant resident asked how the town can use results of a 2009 traffic study to evaluate the impact of proposed new developments. Good question!

Letters to the Editor

Friday, January 1, 2016 7:06 a.m.

Eminent domain allows a government body to buy land for the public good. The office building at Shem Creek is not for the public good.

Letters to the Editor

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 8:48 a.m.

Lucy Beckham has likely been more of a positive influence on more people, students and citizens of this community - perhaps the entire state - than any other single person in the state of South Carolina. In honor of Lucy, the least we can do is change the name of the high school - that she built, nurtured, cultivated and loved with every fiber of …

Letters to the Editor UPDATED

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 10:38 a.m.

On Dec. 4, the East Cooper Newcomer’s Club packaged and sent 20 boxes of baked goods to our soldiers overseas. This is done monthly through our Treats for Troops initiative. We bring the boxes to the Isle of Palms Post Office, and Dave, a post office employee, takes care of us. He is always fun and makes the task easier.

Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 10:18 a.m.

Recent events demand that the NRA and Congress immediately get together and work out a much better gun control law than we now have.

Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 2:43 p.m.

I was recently quoted in the Post and Courier as saying that more green space in our Town is more important than more ball fields. It’s much more important than ball fields and here’s why.

Letters to the Editor UPDATED

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 11:31 a.m.

In the Nov. 19 Post and Courier there is an article discussing the reasons for the failure of the Mount Pleasant Referendum. First off, I want to say that I voted for the referendum and supported it. There is a quote in the article by the co-chair of the Mount Pleasant Community Arts Core Committee, “Too many items were included. More than …

Letters to the Editor

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 11:37 a.m.

I find it ironic that the same week that Mount Pleasant is chosen as one the Top 50 places to live in the country, that we vote out two town council members who got us here

Letters to the Editor UPDATED

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 2:55 p.m.

I find it ironic that the same week that Mount Pleasant is chosen as one the Top 50 places to live in the country, that we vote out two town council members who got us here.

Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 1:31 p.m.

There was only one new Sullivan’s Island Council member who stuck by their campaign pledge at the Tuesday, Oct. 20 council meeting. All council members had been contacted with letters outlining controversial procedural issues in dealing with zoning changes and precedent- setting long range planning which ignored future impact. The irony of …

Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 12:20 p.m.

We can help the Town of Mount Pleasant get their priorities straight. Don’t get me wrong, I think recreation is important and it would be great to have additional facilities. But it’s not at the top of the list right now. Voting Yes on this referendum is sending the wrong message. We need the Town Council focused on managing growth …

Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 12:16 p.m.

First let me say that I do not believe that the members of city council have horns and tails. I do believe that they think differently than I do on certain subjects. I do believe in capitalism but not at my expense. Why do I have to pay to have someone else move into Mount Pleasant? I do believe in growth for Mount Pleasant but not the high …

Letters to the Editor - October 14

Letters to the Editor - October 14
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 7:00 a.m.

I had fewer Monarch Butterflies visit this summer, and thought to take a look for their caterpillars to see if any were preparing for reproduction in …

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 7 UPDATED

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 10:46 a.m.

From what I read in a recent letter to the editor, candidates are damned it they do and damned if they do not. If the writer feels that no one can give him the iron-clad guarantee that everything will be fixed, and that none of them are aware of the “cutsey” “big picture”, may I suggest that the next time I see a …

Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 3:25 p.m.

The election is nearly a month away and it is still impossible to distinguish the messages of the candidates. They all are going to “work for us” They are all going to make MP the “best place to live as it once was” They are all going to “lower taxes”,” handle money responsibly, “widen …

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