Editorials

Editorials

Comey keeps it real with Trump

Monday’s extraordinary House Intelligence Committee hearing confirmed for Americans something that’s real and something that’s not. The difference between the two is a distinction President Donald Trump seems incapable or unwilling to understand, but the rest of us should.

Editorials

Miss Ruby’s Kids needs sponsors for big fundraiser

Miss Ruby’s Kids, the growing nonprofit organization that helps low-income parents and children improve their communication skills, is looking for more sponsors and ticket buyers for the annual Garden Party on April 2 at Pawley’s Plantation Golf & Country Club.

Editorials

WikiLeaks is making the world a more dangerous place

Over the last decade, WikiLeaks has heedlessly published sensitive diplomatic cables, classified military files, secret trade documents and politically explosive emails. Last week, it dumped thousands of new files it says are from the Central Intelligence Agency. If authentic, as seems likely, it may prove the most destructive disclosure yet.

Editorials

Obamacare spawns a new Lie of the Year

President Barack Obama told a whopper when he was pitching his health care reform bill. “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it,” was so far off the mark that PolitiFact designated it its Lie of the Year for 2013.

Editorials

United Way on a cloud for more than fundraising

The United Way of Horry County, which passed its current fundraising goal of $1,325,000 on Tuesday, moves into determining how next year’s funds will be allocated with a streamlined process. Since the first of the year, e-CImpact has been live for community partners to do their required quarterly reporting.

Editorials

Doctors should be free to talk about gun safety

Medical professionals have the right to protect people – that’s what a federal appeals court in Florida unanimously ruled in mid-February when it said doctors can’t be penalized for discussing gun safety with their patients. It was a well-deserved comeuppance for the gun lobby and its latest ploy to pit Second Amendment rights against the First Amendment. They sought to muzzle doctors when they talked to their patients about gun safety, but the court didn’t buy the argument.

Editorials

Take stand against religion-based hate and anti-Semitic threats

On Monday, hundreds of people were forced to evacuate 11 Jewish Community Centers nationwide – all because of a series of hateful telephone threats. The centers, which have thousands of Jewish and non-Jewish members, are highly regarded community assets that provide youth sports, preschool programs, libraries and spaces for community events that are open to all.

Editorials

What we can learn from Presidents' Day

President's Day, celebrated on Monday, may seem somewhat contrived, an attempt to work a three-day weekend into the month when our two greatest national leaders were born, with the goal of making February a little more tolerable. But somewhere under the annual glut of ads for improbable bargains, there's real meaning to the day, especially in this year of rancor, division and shameless deceit. It is to be found in the lives of the two men who are the focus of the holiday: George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Their examples have endured; when they cease to matter to us, we will be in trouble.

Videos

Burning of the Socks

Georgetown residents burn their socks, an annual tradition that symbolizes the start of boating season. Bob Turner, now a Pawley's Island resident, claims to have started the Burning of the Socks festival in 1978 in Annapolis, Md. Five years ago, Johnny Weaver started the tradition in Georgetown to help raise funds for the South Carolina Maritime Museum.
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