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FIRST OVER-RESPONDING?   Dear Editor,   Over the past year, I’ve observed a municipal ambulance respond to three separate medical emergency events in my neighborhood. On each occasion, the ambulance is accompanied by a full-size fire truck and crew. It’s apparent that this is the policy...
Poll question: Do recent predictions that the 2023 hurricane season will be more active than previously thought have you worried or is it par for the course living in the Lowcountry?  Comments: Let us know if these coastal concerns have impacted your property insurance costs. • The increased risk...
Inosculation? Can the Nature Notes guy not even spell inoculation?     Actually, I can, but this article is about inosculation. The “s” is important, and no needles or syringes are involved.     As a brief aside, my wife, Jenny, is a master of the English language. She is a wonderful pre-...
Poll question: Are you ready for some football? NFL preseason kicked off with the Hall of Fame game, and local high school and college teams have been hitting the practice gridiron. When it comes to the NFL, while there are some East Coast teams that garner the most fans in our area – and...
In 2021, in an effort to modernize its rules and make them more student-athlete friendly, the NCAA made a rule change to allow student-athletes to freely transfer once without sitting out for a year at their new school. However, while the NCAA is modernizing with a student-first mentality, South...
Editor’s Note: South Carolina Press Association attorney Jay Bender sent this letter to U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts on Aug. 4.   Dear Mr. Chief Justice,   On June 15, 2023, following the indictment of Donald J. Trump in the District Court for the Southern District of Florida...
“Hey,” I uttered.   Sitting with me at the kitchen counter, my lovely wife, Grace, looked up from the newspaper she was reading. Aunt Toogie set down the cell phone she had been intently studying.    Grace says I tend to pause when speaking. So when I didn’t immediately continue my...
A story is told about former President Ronald Reagan once having an aunt who took him to a cobbler for a pair of new shoes. The cobbler asked young Reagan, “Do you want square toes or round toes?” Unable to decide, Reagan didn’t answer, so the cobbler gave him a few days.    Several days...
College is a time to engage in new experiences and personal growth. It is the first time most kids are living away from home and free to make their own choices. As parents, we tend to enforce the importance of making good academic and social choices, but we also need to discuss financial choices...
“The Covenant of Water” by Abraham Varghese. This is a lengthy epic from one of our most talented writers. I suggest reading the notes at the end before you start to better appreciate the many cultural, historical, and literary references in the story. Also, know that there are multiple deaths in...

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