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Opinion from the Lowcountry.

Leaders should protect historic monuments

Too many on the left and the right seem to want to destroy America by further dividing us over the remembrance of our common history. The goal of both groups appears to be to remake America into a place that we will regret. It is time for Americans who love their country and honor its past to stand up and defend her against those who would destroy our heritage and thus our very way of life.

S.C.’s nuclear scandal and legalized bribery

With each revelation, the ongoing scandal of SCANA, Santee Cooper and their political dealing is providing new insight into how thoroughly corrupt our state’s political system has become.

S.C. is neglecting its children

Suppose you had a neighbor next door who did not adequately feed their children or give them adequate health care, reasonable family support or the economic support needed to have a decent life.

Guess who’s coming to dinner?

President Donald Trump continues to build his image as a bipartisan dealmaker at the expense of his party’s leadership. The question is, at what cost?

S.C.’s Nuclear Scandal, Political Corruption and Accountability

The current scandal of SCANA’s (S.C. Electric and Gas parent company) and Santee Cooper’s nuclear debacle is arguably the biggest scandal in our state’s history in the last 100 years.

Phil Noble

Expelling diplomats is a poor tactic

Staffers working in the seven-story building high on a hill in San Francisco, home of the Russian consulate since 1972, received an eviction notice last week giving them two days to clear out.

@ Your Library: The devastating Sea Island hurricane of 1893

“Oh the wind did blow so high,

Courtesy of Beaufort County Library System Susan Hazel Rice’s diary from 1893.

Officials must come clean on nuclear scandal

For a columnist like me, the state’s nuclear scandal is the gift that keeps on giving. It is no exaggeration to say there could be columns several times a week on the scandal — and that’s likely to be so for years to come.

Record turnout for delegation meeting

Here we are in the dog days of August, our hottest and stickiest time of year. For those of you who recently arrived, I’ll wager you never expected to feel the heat of an oven when you walked outside. For those of us who grew up here, it’s just a way of life.

Defeat your enemies with success

Have you seen the insurance company commercials showing crazy mishaps with drivers and their autos? Like the one where a couple is parked on a beach and a wave breaks over them, pouring seawater into the open sunroof? Yes, they were covered.

After Charlottesville: What we can do now

Most everyone was outraged by what happened in Charlottesville, Va., this month. It is only human to react by asking, “What can I do?”

The turning point of Charlottesville

In hindsight, it’s easy to spot events that reshaped or altered the course of our history: major legislative achievements, court rulings, assassinations of prominent leaders, scientific and technological breakthroughs, war.

What happened to nonviolence?

After reading news reports about the tragedy in Charlottesville, Va., and knowing that violence is on the rise here and abroad, I feel disgusted and compelled to think about why our nation has turned its back on one of the most powerful and proven political tools of a civilized society. That tool is nonviolence.

False choices are crippling S.C. politics

Neil Robinson is a man who should be listened to.

@ Your Library: Letter from the library director

There are numerous exciting events happening in the library system.

Energy debacle proves need for real reform

Legislative leaders are now calling for the General Assembly to reconvene in order to temporarily block power rate hikes on residents.

An open letter to Kim Jong-un

Kim Jong-un, just want to send you a quick note about the whizzing contest that’s going on between you and our president, Donald Trump.

S.C.’s nuclear meltdown: What should happen next?

Here’s the issue: Santee Cooper and SCANA, the parent company of South Carolina Electric & Gas, tried to build two nuclear reactors and failed. They just pulled the plug on the projects, costing $9 billion and 5,000 jobs so far.

Health care just took a radical turn

Deflection makes us miss the important stuff. The drumbeat news of a special prosecutor in search of a crime is akin to Lowcountry rainfall this summer: too much.

@ Your Library: Summer reading program concludes in county libraries

The Beaufort County Library System celebrated the conclusion of its six-week summer reading program, “Build a Better World,” with wrap-up parties at the branches.