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Soft teeth not always a good thing

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Me and my teeth operate under an armed truce. I don’t like them, but I need them.

Floral festivals began over a century ago

Friday, March 27, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Fighting back against food stamp fraud

SC Attorney General

Friday, March 27, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Every day, in every area of our state, hardworking South Carolina taxpayers are being robbed. They are not held up at gunpoint, and their homes are …

Is nothing off-limits?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I am absolutely floored by TV commercials these days. How about you?

The more things change

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Since the first residents began to summer in our town, Summerville has been a place of change. In the late 1800s and early 1900s Summerville was home …

Sleeping Shrimp hard to resist

Friday, March 20, 2015 9:35 a.m.

Now who could resist an appetizer called “Sleeping Shrimp?”

The importance of sunshine

Friday, March 20, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The controversy encircling Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her use of private email to conduct public business provides our latest …

My name is Julie ...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 12:01 a.m.

My name is Julie, and I have a condiment problem.

Finding Mudville: Missing the twi-night doubleheader

Friday, March 13, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Once upon a time...

Having a Hooley?

Friday, March 13, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Having a Hooley?

Houses on the brain

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 12:01 a.m.

You can’t go home again, according to Thomas Wolfe. But you can drive past it on the interstate and wave (according to me.)

Attorney General weighs in on domestic violence in SC

Friday, March 6, 2015 12:01 a.m.

On February 5, around 1:15 p.m., students at the University of South Carolina received a text message warning “SHOTS FIRED” — two words that would send chills and panic through the large campus that is home to nearly 32,000 students.

Channeling tea

Friday, March 6, 2015 2:30 p.m.

In the 35 years I’ve been learning about Summerville history, there’s something I’ve so wanted to do: actually go back in time …

Developers the source of downtown crisis

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 6:44 a.m.

Your readers are probably wondering about the status of the lawsuit as there has been little news lately, especially since the Town has been removing concrete on the hotel/condo project site. It is very much alive. Two significant developments have happened since it was filed in late December; the Dorchester County Republican Party has passed a …

Gravy or sauce?

Friday, February 27, 2015 10:01 a.m.

Real Italian: gravy or sauce?

Say cheese!

Friday, February 27, 2015 9:28 a.m.

My best friend said if I smiled for 60 seconds it would be impossible to have a negative thought.

Commute to work an adventure

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:01 a.m.

If you have a job in the tri-county area, the odds are good that you commute to work. (Unless your job is being a full-time wife and mother, in which …

Small shops need the downtown hotel

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The future hotel/condo property has been associated with my family since my great-grandparents. I played on this block as a child. I know what it has been and have a vision for what it can become.

What’s an oldie?

Friday, February 20, 2015 12:01 a.m.

While grazing through a local eatery’s buffet spread recently, a snippet of conversation wafted across the serving table in my direction. …

The thermostat wars

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Marriage counselors say there are two main causes of divorce: Sex and money. I nominate a third: the thermostat wars.

One size does NOT fit all

Friday, February 13, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I do an inward cringe every time I hear a grocery store or department store sales associate say, “One size fits all.”

‘I remember’

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Do you remember the white and green house on Dorchester Road, that sits behind two oaks trees; I call them the oak trees with no tail.

Little ol’ list-maker me

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I make lists. Every single day. Lists for chores, lists for appointments, lists for groceries, lists for goals, lists for errands, lists of places I …

Pretzel twists

Friday, February 6, 2015 12:01 a.m.

My love affair with pretzels began in first grade. I went to a parochial school, wore a uniform and was taught by nuns, the Sisters of St. Joseph. …

Nicky... The Million Dollar Mutt

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Our dog has cost us more than my college education. Granted, it was in-state tuition 35 years ago, but still.

Super (Bowl) Shrimp Gumbo

Friday, January 30, 2015 12:01 a.m.

‘We first experienced this delicious meal after our dear friends treated us to a holiday carriage ride. It was the perfect ending to a special …

Red, white and flu

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Remember the theme song from the Mary Tyler Moore show, “Love is All Around”? Lately the title could be “Flu is All Around. …

Report from the mayors’ conference

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I was among 300 mayors who attended the winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington last week. We talked transportation, jobs and …

What next?

Friday, January 23, 2015 12:01 a.m.

What next?

Armadillo by morning

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Coyotes, like armadillos, are now apparently everywhere. And by “everywhere” I mean near my house.

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