Today's Opinions

  • Abby wrong about AIDS prevention drugs

    I wonder how many people read the Dear Abby column on Dec. 15. If you read it carefully, did you know that Abby’s advice was incorrect, even dangerously incorrect?
    The 34-year-old woman who wrote to Dear Abby related a 13-year battle with drugs and admitted she had long history of dangerous sexual habits she described as “prostituting herself in order to support her drug habit.” She is now terrified she might have AIDS and says she has “had boyfriends since getting sober”

  • Opportunity exists to help others

    Every now and then a project comes along that is a privilege to work with.

  • Writer happy to eat words, thank community for help

    Some time ago, I submitted a letter to the editor decrying the sad state of our community when my wife was left on the side of the road with a disabled vehicle and two small children in the car and nary a person offered to help.  
    Today, I eat those words and apologize to this wonderful community. Life has a way of setting you straight on matters and my correction has been delivered.  
    My family and I were recently in a very bad car accident, in which my wife was suffered life-threatening injuries.

  • Stealing flowers from graves is an act of desperation

    I know everyone is having a hard time in this economy and I am no exception. It is bad enough when people steal from stores and rob people, but when you steal flowers off graves you must really be desperate.
    I can’t afford to buy ready-made flowers for my parents’ graves. My sister and I bought flowers and made flowers for our parents’ and grandmothers graves.

  • Evidence of angels right here

  • Stories help campaign

    The Kershaw Composite Squad of the Civil Air Patrol would like to thank you for the newspaper articles written on behalf of our Wreaths Across America campaign.  The articles written by Gregory A. Summers on Nov. 19 and Nita Brown on Dec. 15 did much to contribute to the success in our effort to honor the many veterans buried in the Kershaw Cemetery.  

  • Don’t let drug addiction ruin your holidays

    The holidays are an extremely difficult time for those people struggling with drug addiction and, even more so, those closest to the addicts. I would know because I was one of these individuals struggling with drug addiction.

  • Hide the sweet tea from Gen. Sherman

    Greg Gregory, local businessman and former state senator, recently penned his viewpoint on an old Southern standby in the “Charlotte Observer.”
    Mr. Gregory, a tea convert himself, likened the effect of sweetened ice tea to Sherman’s march on the southland.