Opinion

Letters to the Editor

Road deaths skyrocket and there’s hardly any uproar

We killed 970 of our fellow drivers and passengers on S.C. public highways in 2016. The official announcement will likely be accompanied by the same rhetoric that greeted the previous dismal report. Politicians, safety officials, and law enforcement personnel saying politically- correct things and decrying such a dismal year. But there will be no action.

Letters to the Editor

Horry County Schools had an impressive year

A December 28 article in The Sun News highlighted last year’s education news about Horry County Schools. But the list was short on items that were actually highlights. We would like to add to reporter Christian Boschult’s list with a few items that are meaningful to the school district and our communities. We would be remiss not to share the tremendous progress and performance of our students, teachers and schools who made 2016 a remarkable year.

Editorials

Charges against VW execs put blame for corporate crimes in the right place

Volkswagen’s indefensible meddling with vehicle emissions to circumvent U.S. environmental standards has cost the international car maker billions of dollars in settlements, fines and lost sales. Now the Justice Department has taken a new, welcome step and indicted six high-level VW employees on conspiracy and fraud charges. Some are accused of overseeing the development of diesel engines equipped with “defeat devices” – software that could tell the car to increase emissions controls when it detected that the car was being tested. Others allegedly covered up the scheme by destroying emails and taking other steps to deter regulators from uncovering the truth.

Letters to the Editor

Goodwill extends good will

As we embark on 2017 and reflect on the year gone by, I want to take a moment to recognize those who donated to our organization, shopped in our stores and supported our mission of helping people achieve their full potential through the dignity and power of work. 

Videos

Walter Wysk Hosts Asian Exchange Students

Walter Wysk is hosting two 16-year-old exchange students. Yu-Kuei "Arthur" Chen , of Taiwan (right) and Wasawat (Pooh) Wongcharatrawee of Thailand.
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Walter Wysk Hosts Asian Exchange Students 1:26

Walter Wysk Hosts Asian Exchange Students

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Rena Grant is the Myrtle Beach Pickleball Queen

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Myrtle Beach fire crews respond to mobile home fire

The Track Family Recreation Center in Myrtle Beach makes its debut 1:54

The Track Family Recreation Center in Myrtle Beach makes its debut