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Learning to listen at a southern book signing

Here’s what I learned this past week (besides not giving your dog a piece of your spicy black bean burger, no matter how much they beg): if you’re going to do a book signing, you’d first better know how to write, and secondly, you’d better train your ear to pick up strong southern accents.

Letters to the Editor

No one should die because he can’t afford insurance

Well, here we go again. I had thought I had said it all in my letter in January. However, I guess I should have known better. As you may or may not recall, I spoke of the “golden years” not being anywhere close to golden, as it’s more expensive to live now than ever before since we are not only taxed on our Social Security we earned through the years, but our health insurance rises from $52.37 per month to $415 per month. So, our money goes right back to the federal government. That is the last place it should go. We are the ones who should make the decision.

Letters to the Editor

U.S. must help China corral North Korea

President Trump has pointed out the strong linkage between China and North Korea, and he correctly assumes China can influence North Korea's weapons development program. We must work with China on resolving this situation, and also on the Chinese encroachment in the South China Sea and the trade deficit imbalance.

Editorials

Finally, International Drive can be completed

From a public perspective, lawsuits are best settled at some point in the legalities when the parties resolve their differences, agree on terms, and the court (judge) approves. Last week, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a case challenging completion of International Drive, which will link Carolina Forest with S.C. 90. The Coastal Conservation League staff attorney, Natalie Olson, confirmed agreements that will end cases pending in two other jurisdictions, U.S. District Court in Florence and the S.C. Court of Appeals.

Letters to the Editor

Trump and God

Donald Trump celebrated Easter in an Episcopal church in Palm Beach, Fla., where he gave a thumbs-up sign to the congregants before taking his seat in a pew near the front. His appearance on the major Christian holiday was another data point in an ongoing debate about whether the president is a true believer or merely signaling religiosity to appease his base.

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

Rena Grant is the Myrtle Beach Pickleball Queen 0:59

Rena Grant is the Myrtle Beach Pickleball Queen

Overturned dump truck on Forestbrook Road 1:07

Overturned dump truck on Forestbrook Road

Broadway at the Beach talks Wahlburgers, Paula Deen and all the changes coming to the area 2:40

Broadway at the Beach talks Wahlburgers, Paula Deen and all the changes coming to the area