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By Vicki Brown When I was expecting my first child, we were living in a tiny community in North Carolina. It was 30 to 45 minutes from just about anywhere. Durham was the nearest city and that is … more
Much is being said and written today about the left leaning social media outlets from Twitter to Facebook. Liberal control of media began as far back as CNN coverage of the Vietnam War when they … more
By Vicki Brown When my husband is sick, I jump into action. I know exactly what to do. On the counter, I line up his antibiotics , mucus relief pills, Tylenol, sinus saline spray, hot tea with … more

By Vicki Brown Family reunions are fascinating. Relatives all get together, catch up on life, laugh about the same old stories from the past, eat a lot, maybe participate in a few activities and … more
By Vicki Brown I was in the fifth grade and thrilled to death. James and Roy were in love with me. It was a beautiful spring day and school was going well in the Elementary School in Mableton, … more
By Vicki Brown In the early 70s, girls wore bikinis. Only old women wore one piece bathing suits, at least that’s what I thought as a young teen. So as a teenaged girl, I was determined to wear … more
Things are not Looking good for Alex Murdaugh. The ‘’Hire to murder” killing plot of his wife and son and faking his own death just to collect insurance money evidence was made by the … more

By Vicki Brown It was my birthday. Big hairy deal. At my age, birthdays just don’t rock like they used to. When I was a kid, I would get so excited about my approaching birthday. It is … more
Dear Editor, As the country watches the Murdaugh saga unfold, it is worth mentioning a couple of things concerning the reflection of our community. As to the televised/online testimony, the … more
For over a year now we have all witnessed the demise of CCSD. District leaders have let politics influence the curriculum, security is every parent’s biggest concern, and anyone can see the … more
By Vicki Brown Teenagers have the capacity to be really annoying. I should know…I was one. But when teens are especially clever, they can actually be obnoxious. When I was in high school, … more

Dear Editor, I am writing to thank Walterboro-area residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Generosity throughout contributed to a … more
I have read the Walterboro and Charleston newspaper articles that detailed the efforts my hometown has made to prepare for the Murdaugh murder trial which commences this week. Having followed the … more
Dear Editor, It is from paradox that we make progress.” – Niels Bohr (1885-1962), Theoretical Physicist (won Nobel Prize in 1922). I see in the newspaper that our state government (SC) is … more
The current Democratic administration has changed America for the better. It is now no longer necessary to block my letters. I am happy to see that your newspaper has improved considerably. … more

By Vicki Brown We watched it fall. Slowly and gently, it wafted and wobbled in the breeze…spinning a little, then straightening and landing with a soft plop in the ravine below. The loss had … more
We had been planning it for months…a real, live vacation. It had been years since we had been away for six whole days at a time. Usually, we would grab two or three days here and there. But this … more
I once knew this family from Arkansas. They were Razorback fanatics and a lot of fun…but weird. They had moved to Syracuse, New York where we were living at the time. My dad was a missionary … more
Unless you’ve been under a rock, you’re probably already aware that January will bring some big things to our small city. But one thing in particular... a murder trial. One of such magnitude, … more

As 2022 came to end, I was thrilled. It was a terrible year. We had the Afghanistan withdrawal, we had Covid lies, Wokeism, cancel action, censorship, crime increases, open borders, major inflation, … more
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