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King Solomon, the ’60s— and taking a knee

After church last Sunday my husband Bill and I sat outside our local bookstore reading the New York Times. Bill glanced up from the sports section and said, “I hate all this kneeling during the national anthem. Can’t they protest some other way? I mean, the national anthem,” he added, emphasizing the last two words. “If they don’t like our country, let them get on a plane and go to Australia.”

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Two new ways citizenscan help save SC coast

Teeming with sea turtle nesting beaches and beneficial salt marshes, South Carolina is one of the most important ecological habitats in the United States. People derive myriad economic, emotional and ecological benefits from these natural spaces and, as such, adopting a mindset of proactive and intelligent environmental risk mitigation is critically important to ensure our local communities can continue to prosper well into our children’s future.

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Is community college worth it?

Over the last decade, community colleges such as the Technical College of the Lowcountry have gained increased respect for delivering quality higher education at an affordable price. Enrollment boomed during the Great Recession as students of all ages and backgrounds flocked to community colleges to learn a skill in order to get a job. Today, this mission is still paramount: We prepare a diverse student body for worthy careers or for transfer to a four-year university. Our value to students is tangible and direct.

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New SC gas tax spending will be published online

The years-long debate over South Carolina road funding stirred strong feelings all around. While tax hike advocates made a passionate case about the need for infrastructure repairs, their plan — which raises the fuel tax by 12 cents over six years, in addition to other tax and fee increases — will put a noticeable pinch on our wallets. It’s hard to fault those who opposed it, given the ever-increasing demands being placed on them by their various layers of government.

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Nuclear power plant suspension hurts; getting energy right is hard

Electricity is much more complicated than flipping a switch to light a room or power up a computer. We don’t think about electrical power in our homes and workplaces until it isn’t there because of an outage – or we learn we’re among utility customers who have paid $4.7 billion for two new nuclear reactors that likely won’t produce a watt of power.

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