Today's Opinions

  • U.S.’s past, present, future immigrants

    “Give us your tired, your poor;

    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free;

    The wretched refuse from your teeming shores;

    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me;

    I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”


  • Please join us in praying for our nation

    I am so glad God allowed me to be born in America. I have been privileged to travel to several other countries – South Korea, Romania, Hungary, Germany, Austria, Canada and Mexico – and have never been to a place I would rather live.

    I am a true American patriot. I love this country and what this country has historically stood for. It is obvious to even a casual student of American history that the founders of this country envisioned it to be a nation governed by Judeo-Christian principles.

  • Get facts before criticizing

    Perhaps instead of firing off a letter to the editor about where Mick Mulvaney’s child goes to school Christine Miller should have contacted his office to ask him about his children. I’m guessing that she is not aware that he has more than one child, which it plainly states on his website. I would kindly suggest she contact his office to get all the facts before criticizing.

    Heather Breedlove


  • Please donate to help flood victims

    My name is Ryker Robinson Jr. I am a student of Kenaki Karate Association. As a part of my black belt apprenticeship, I am required to do a community service project. I would like to collect items to help the people who were affected by the flooding from Hurricane Joaquin. I would like to help these people because many of them lost their belongings in the flood. Many people don’t have water or clothes to wear. Some people have no shelter or food to eat.

  • Sabotage from within

    After all that has been going on ever since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, we the people, have been taken advantage of by an administration that has only one idea in mind, and that is to rid America for what it stands for – true freedom.

    The evidence of what I have stated is in the huge amount of people who are running for the presidency from the GOP. These people actually know what’s going on to destroy our nation. Never in the history of our great country have so many people run for the presidency in a single election process.

  • Audit finds inadequate controls over outsourcing

    In fiscal 2013, the S.C. Department of Transportation outsourced 70 percent of its total expenditures, involving the equivalent of more than 1,100 full-time outside jobs in two main non-construction areas, according to an internal report obtained by The Nerve.

    In a follow-up, four-page audit submitted earlier this year to DOT management though not made public, which was based on the 17-page 2013 report, DOT Chief Internal Auditor Paul Townes concluded that:

  • We need people contro

    In the wake of the shooting in Oregon there will be more calls for gun control. We don’t need more gun control. We need people control. Guns don’t fire themselves.

    Why is it anytime there is a mass shooting people get bent out of shape, but nothing is ever said about all the innocent people killed by drunken drivers on the nation’s highways.

    Go figure.

    Lou Nicholson


  • What’s wrong with S.C. public schools

    There was a recent article about Mick Mulvaney’s daughter being accepted to the S.C. Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics. While I’m certain he is a proud parent, I couldn’t help but notice that his daughter attended the British International School of Charlotte beforehand.
    As a congressman for the state of South Carolina, he should be sending his child to a South Carolina public school. Instead, he spends his money sending her to an out-of-state private school.