Even as tax revenues rapidly increase every year, we continue to get additional tax hikes. One year it may be the state, the next the county and it seems this year is the city of Myrtle Beach's turn again.
United Way of Horry County made news this month for an amazing achievement: On April 11, the organization reached its $1.3 million fundraising goal, many weeks prior to the campaign’s April 30 closing date. It’s been a long road for philanthropy since the Great Recession, and the United Way’s recent success is a testament to the strength of our local economy’s bounce back from hard times.
Well folks, it appears Senator Ted Cruz is making a last-ditch effort to win the republican nomination for POTUS. On a scale of 1 to 10, I think his move to choose Carly Fiorina as his VP is rated a minus 25. Of course desperate times call for desperate measures.
I think it is time we the people, as a whole, quit playing the “Blame Game.” You know: “It’s not my fault (blank) made me do it.” Insert your excuse in the blank space. Society, my social position, the TV, the devil. I doubt if you will find the actual cause listed. My dumbself, laziness, lack of foresight are a few that come to mind.
I served the federal government for over 30 years with the U.S. Postal Service and now collect a federal pension. Prior to my federal employment, I worked in the private sector for nine years and in 2015, I accumulated an additional year which should qualify me for Social Security, well, partial Social Security.
We read the great Earth Day article in Friday's Kicks section about recycling and are sorry Steve Palisin missed the opportunity to showcase the used bookstores along the Grand Strand. Collectively we are, no doubt, the largest local recyclers of used books.
Are you as tired as I am of all the 'rock 'n roll' of politics these days? To turn the TV on and hear the rant and backbiting from the candidates is disgusting to me. Somehow I just don't think this is representative of striving for the highest office in our land.
Having lived in Charleston prior to moving here, I was very disturbed to read that there will soon be horse-drawn carriages in Horry County. To anyone who actually believes that these rides are romantic, please allow me to refute that concept.