Opinion

Opinion

It’s time for South Carolinians to say ‘yes’ to natural gas exploration

For years, our state has suffered at the hands of environmental zealots who overlook real environmental issues in exchange for the almighty dollar — and now, they’re at it again. Think that’s a strong statement? Just take a look at the $5 million they “requested” in exchange for withdrawing their appeal of Boeing’s Environmental Impact Permit. Their appeal was based on the alleged suffering that the bird population may encounter if the Boeing plant in North Charleston got built. The birds are important, but to this brand of environmentalism, the birds can all die for $5 million dollars, and for that, the environmentalists will, “walk away” from their appeal.

Letters to the Editor

Seniors want to keep rubber bridge

The Grand Strand Senior Center on 21st Street provides services to help the local senior population live meaningful lives. One program important to dozens of seniors is rubber bridge, which meets twice a week. This program has been established at the senior center for at least 15 years. Not only do many local seniors — some well into their 80’s find camaraderie and an enjoyable time, but the card-play also keeps their brains active. During tourist season, dozens more seniors from other regions join in the bridge games (for membership fees, of course), enhancing their Myrtle Beach experience.

Letters to the Editor

Opioid crisis is killing us — we need solutions

At a recent townhall meeting, Congressman Tom Rice pointed out the statistics we face with the opioid-heroin crisis, “2.4 million Americans struggle with opioid addiction, a 50 percent increase over the last decade. … If there’s 2.4 million people struggling with it, then we need a million more beds.” In the same article, The Sun News reported that in Horry County 49 people died from opioid overdoses in 2014, 78 in 2015 and 101 in 2016.

Opinion

America’s sad history of looking the other way on child rape

The U.S. military actively protected child rapists in Afghanistan, allowed a rape/murder conviction of an ex-Marine in Japan, and reversed the discharge of a Green Beret soldier who beat-up an admitted child rapist Afghan official. A look at the uneven meting of child sexual abuse punishment and protection for and by Americans overseas.

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