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In 1967, we moved to Liverpool, N.Y., a small suburb of Syracuse. For me, it was idyllic. There were awesome bike riding opportunities in our neighborhood, copious amounts of snow for sledding in … more
After we had been married for three years, my husband felt the need to go to seminary. Because we had a little dog that we adored, we were forced to go to Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, NC, … more
Dear Editor: I am an 82-year-old veteran who served 20 years in the U.S. Navy. I served my country with pride and often was away from my family for months at a time. Once that period was 14 … more

I was born to be adventurous. It is in my blood. From the time I could first walk and figured out how to push a chair up to the front door to unlatch said door and go exploring down the street, I … more
It’s that time again. Cold and flu season. Adults complain of scratchy throats, kids wipe their noses on their sleeves, and waiting time at the doctor’s office is lengthy. Some people get flu … more
Schools are not buildings, curriculums, and machines. Schools are relationships and interactions among people. (Johnson & Johnson, 2019) I hope everyone is enjoying a productive and pleasant … more
I wish to complement CCSD Board Member, Mrs. Witkin, in her persistence in questioning the superintendent about the spending “Priority Funds,” grant monies received for aiding the poor … more

I am stubborn by nature. Both of my parents blame the other for my condition; I blame them both because it seems as though I have a double portion of their mule-headed behavior. Case in point, how … more
It was Halloween in a small community in South Carolina where we lived in the late 70s. Our church youth wanted to host a Haunted House for the town, scare them half to death, then tell them how to … more
On Election Day, November 8, 2022, under LOCAL QUESTIONS on your ballot, please VOTE YES for the continuation of the one percent sales tax!! If we fail to pass this continuation of the one cent … more
Some people fear growing old. I can understand. Aches and pains are there, we lose our good looks, and we have trouble remembering why we went into the kitchen and what we were looking for. But … more

Before daybreak Wednesday 10/12/22 I went to the Methodist church downtown Walterboro to interview a couple of workers who built and would climb the scaffolding on the church steeple. I thought that … more
My middle sister lives at Surfside Beach, just on the outskirts of Myrtle Beach…Sun-Fun City. So when she called and asked if I would like to house sit for her while she went on vacation, of … more
I write this letter to advise the citizens of Colleton County and surrounding area how proud you should be of your Fire and Rescue. Unfortunately, due to difficulties on I-95 and my car smoking … more
I have always enjoyed spending time with my sisters. I am the oldest of three. My middle sister’s name is Robin, and she is well known for shopping. I seriously believe that she has entered … more

The Mashburns had the best car ever. As a kid, I envied them. In the mid 60’s, we lived in Liverpool, New York, a suburb of Syracuse. I was in the third grade. It was a rather idyllic time … more
Optimists learn about serving area youth Omega Psi Phi is a service fraternity that seeks to influence young boys and men in a positive way to propel them to positive futures. On August 5, three … more
As a newlywed, I felt it my duty as the wife to cook meals. My husband had never cooked anything in his life, so we really had no choice. Living in the city most of my life, and having a mother … more
I am a foodie. That means I love food, and I’m not picky. I need to clarify…I love to EAT food. And though I am a pretty good cook, I’d rather eat out, when funds allow. So I have to cook a … more

In 1988 we bought a new car. It was a beautiful dark blue, shiny Oldsmobile Cutless. It had velour upholstery, a cassette player under the radio, and a wonderful new car smell. We were thrilled … more
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