Our view: Exciting times for Carolinas

Everyone knows football is king in the South. Until, that is, basketball season comes along, and that’s especially true right now during March Madness. The excitement is undeniable in South and ...

Seeing big picture of shoreline erosion

Beach erosion is a matter of science, not politics. And bad political decisions will never outfox or overpower the mighty Atlantic Ocean. It is sad to see the politically appointed board of the state ...

On colorless faith, jobs and bees

We’re not trying to go from preachin’ to meddlin’ here, but we have to give a thumbs up to the congregations that participated in this past week’s interchurch Lenten Pilgrimage ...

Hits and misses in Trump budget

There are many things to like about President Donald Trump’s preliminary budget, but some concerns remain, and we will have to wait a bit for more details. Trump’s so-called “skinny& ...

Out of this world tourist attraction

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel around the moon? Next year, two people will reportedly be taking this trip of a lifetime. What they will see and experience on the mythical celes ...

Senate should rejectHouse maneuver

The South Carolina House of Representatives’ decision on Tuesday to get rid of a Cabinet officer exemplifies why improved governance is so hard to achieve in a legislative state. The House voted ...

Farmland fertile for solar farms

In parts of rural South Carolina, a little extra income could be the difference between the poverty line and a middle class life for some households. The state has the chance to help those households ...

Careless drivers are a menace

In recent years, we’ve heard a lot about the rising number of millennials who never bother to learn how to drive. What used to be a ritual of passage for nearly all teens, the culmination of man ...

Bills shortchange habitat, wildlife

Bills making their way through the S.C. House and Senate would weaken the ability of state residents to challenge construction in environmentally sensitive areas across South Carolina. We think that&# ...

Time for redistricting to go independent

Political incumbents in South Carolina tend to like the system by which they were elected. They feel no urge to alter it. But their constituents would like to see a change. The most recent Winthrop Po ...

Plastic bag ban not a state issue

Our position concerning plastic bag bans is the same now as it was in August — while the intent behind the ban concept is noble, we don’t think legislatively eliminating plastic bags is th ...