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The real fight to fix our roads

Another year, another push by politicians in Columbia for higher taxes to “fix our roads.” This time it’s a 75% gas-tax hike and a host of other new fees, e.g., higher motor-fuel registration fees, a new infrastructure-maintenance fee, a new user fee on hybrid vehicles, etc. In all, they want to take an additional $800 million a year from your pockets and dump it into a system they know is broken but don’t have the courage to fix.

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The Trump media project, bigger than any wall or trade deal

President Donald Trump is often criticized for talking too much about the media, burning out on cable news and sparking crises via Twitter. All of the above may be correct, but so might something else: that there is an enormous project under way, one that has the potential to reshape the U.S. more than any wall or trade deal.

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Hilton Head priorities puzzling

I find it very interesting that improved street lighting for safety never made it to a list of the Town of Hilton Head Island’s priorities, but funding the University of South Carolina Beaufort’s hospitality management department’s move to the island did.

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I mean ...what are the odds? Romeo and Juliet?

Randall Royal, MD, with Riverside Women's Care at Bluffton's Medical Campus, talks about delivering two babies 18-hours apart whose parents, roomed next door to each other, chose unconventional names - Romeo and Juliet. Juliet Evangeline Umana, was born at 8:14 a.m. Monday to parents Christiana Shifflet and Allan Umana of Bluffton at Coastal Carolina Hospital in Hardeeville with Romeo Arcangel Hernandez born at 2:06 p.m. Sunday to parents Morgan and Edwin Hernandez of Beaufort.
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I mean ...what are the odds? Romeo and Juliet? 1:11

I mean ...what are the odds? Romeo and Juliet?

Pat Conroy's widow: 'It's helped me with the grieving process.' 0:54

Pat Conroy's widow: 'It's helped me with the grieving process.'

Hardware store to be shiny and new 0:31

Hardware store to be shiny and new

Beaufort veteran seeks work. Experience: 54 years serving customers 0:40

Beaufort veteran seeks work. Experience: 54 years serving customers

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