While our state was largely spared the kind of Category 5 destruction that Hurricane Florence once threatened to bring our way, many people in the Pee Dee region are still reeling from the storm’s impact.
As you’ve probably noticed, a commute through the heart of Greer isn’t as seamless as it once was.
And it’s going to get a lot worse before it gets better.
Over the past year, you’ve gotten used to road closures and downtown detours. The city has been working to replace old utility lines, old parking lots and alleyways.
South Carolina recently got bad news on the level of the opioid abuse crisis in the state.
Greer has the interesting problem of being the place that everybody wants to live and work, but nobody wants to claim.
I’ve noticed this, having spent the last decade of my life here.
South Carolina closed out the 2018 fiscal year, which ended June 30, with a $177 million revenue surplus.
Students attend college to learn and to become more marketable in the search for a career, not for the brand new buildings or the superfluous bells and whistles.
They benefit from highly trained, motivated professors and small class sizes, not from cutting edge classroom technology and new carpet.
We are not the New York Times or The Washington Post. Closer to home, we’re not The Post & Courier. Or The State. Or — well, you get the point.
Or do you?
Those newspapers have a long history, as do we.
The American Legion plays a special role in the lives of military veterans. It’s a source of fellowship, advocacy, healing, and support, as well as a venue through which its members give back to their communities.
New security policies will be enforced at local sporting events this fall, and community members shouldn’t contest them.
The need to protect vulnerable adults continues to rise with South Carolina’s growing population. But the state has failed to keep pace with that increase despite warnings, leaving a potentially dangerous gap in the investigation of abuse or neglect claims among people who can’t care for themselves.