Editorials

Editorials

S.C. lieutenant governor succession only seems complicated

The governor resigns in the middle of a term and the lieutenant governor takes the No. 1 position, that much is clear. But determining the next lieutenant governor is cloudy because of faulty wording in a constitutional amendment. The S.C. Supreme Court has been asked to straighten out the problem and will hear arguments this week.

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Replacing Obamacare with job-killing Chaoscare

Like most of the charges that Republicans threw at the Affordable Care Act over the past six years, the accusation that it was a “job-killer” didn’t hold water. In fact, it was just the opposite. But if killing jobs is what opponents want, they can make it happen by eliminating key provisions of the health care law, which studies say could force an estimated 3 million people out of work.

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Arrest the killings: Fatal shootings of police up 56 percent in 2016

Ambush-style slayings in Dallas, Baton Rouge, La., and Canonsburg, Pa., were responsible for a significant and unsettling increase in the number of law-enforcement officers who died in the line of duty last year. Through Dec. 28, the number of fallen totaled 135, up 10 percent from 2015. The statistics are a sobering reminder of the need this new year to work on police-community relations so that the streets are safer for everyone.

Editorials

War on women

Republicans like to claim that the party’s “war on women” is a political hatchet job by Democrats, yet the GOP keeps providing evidence that it’s real. The latest is the rather chilling report that Donald Trump’s transition team has asked the State Department to provide all information regarding gender-related “staffing, programming and funding,” a query first reported by The Washington Post.

Editorials

Grand Strand Technology Council marking its 10th year

The Grand Strand Technology Council, started 10 years ago to promote and grow technology in Horry and Georgetown counties, begins 2017 with a new nonprofit organizational status as a 501(c)(3) recognizing more emphasis on entrepreneur education and student technology education.

Editorials

Area S.C. senators optimistic about new legislative session

Three area state senators are optimistic that 2017 could be a year of legislative progress, with a positive impact for Horry County and the Grand Strand. When the General Assembly convenes this month in Columbia, “it will be a new session, a new year and a new atmosphere,” Sen. Luke Rankin of Myrtle Beach told The Sun News Editorial Board. Rankin has served in the S.C. Senate since 1993. Greg Hembree of Little River was re-elected in November to a second four-year term and Stephen L. Goldfinch Jr. was elected a senator after serving in the House.

Editorials

President-elect Donald Trump may spark a nuclear arms race

Did President-elect Donald Trump signal a new nuclear arms race in a tweet? Was he putting Russian President Vladimir Putin on notice that Trump wouldn’t be upstaged after the Russian leader called for boosting his country’s nuclear arsenal? Or was Trump being strategically vague to put Russia and other adversaries – China, North Korea, Iran – on the defensive?

Editorials

Little River outreach doubles number of people served

More than an hour before the 11:30 a.m. opening of the St. Delight Community Outreach of Horry County, three cars were in the parking area when the Rev. Charles Randall arrived at the Little River food pantry. Three cars was less than typical on Tuesdays, “my busiest day” of the three the pantry is open.

Editorials

The reason for the season: Jesus

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while[a] Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register.

Editorials

A risky GOP health care plan

Having waited years for the chance to repeal Obamacare, Republicans will finally have the opportunity in 2017. With the GOP controlling the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives, the party can drive a stake through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act without a single Democratic vote – much as Democrats passed it in 2010 without a single Republican in support.

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Conway girls seize control of Region VI-5A

Following Conway's 61-40 win over Carolina Forest to claim first place in Region VI-5A, Lanaejha Evans and coach Shamae Hemingway react to the victory.
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