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Today's Opinions

  • Privacy is dead – get over it

    I’m sure by now most of you have heard about the computer data compromise at the S.C. Department of Revenue. More than 3.6 million Social Security numbers and about 400,000 credit card accounts were stolen from what most would think was a highly secured computer database.

  • Shelley Mullis Road needs work

    The entire stretch of Shelley Mullis Road from U.S. 521 to the North Carolina state line needs resurfacing.
    This road has been patched numerous times, but only stays in the holes for a short while and then the holes are back.
    Please find a way to get this road resurfaced.

    Bob Baker
    Indian Land

  • Time to stop the gravy train

    Recently, a young woman came into our business wanting to buy a car.
    She wanted us to do the financing, so I asked some basic questions. She lived in Lancaster and I asked her where she worked. She said she didn’t work, but she got a $1,400 monthly check from the government.
    I don’t think she noticed that my mouth dropped open when she said that. We were unable to help her with the financing because she didn’t have the deposit amount that was required.

  • Take the necessary steps to protect your identity part 2

    Editor’s note: Mandy Powers Norrell, recently elected the S.C. House District 44 representative, has written a columm about the security breach with the S.C. Department of Revenue and how residents can take steps to protect their identity. Following is the second part of her column. The first part was published in the Nov. 28 edition.

    The security freeze
    and fraud alert option

  • Obama bullying Congress over Bush tax cuts

    When President Barack Obama took the oath of office as U.S. president, our national debt was $10.6 trillion. Today it is nearing $16.3 trillion. President Obama has increased our national debt some $6 trillion; more than 50 percent more in four years than all of the previous 43 presidents combined in more than 236 years. Now, America is facing a looming fiscal cliff.

  • Take the necessary steps to protect your identity

    Editor’s note: Mandy Powers Norrell, recently elected the S.C. House District 44 representative, has written a columm about the security breach with the S.C. Department of Revenue and how residents can take steps to protect their identity. Following is the first part of her column. The second part will be published in the Friday, Nov. 30, edition.

  • Merita bread a longtime staple for me

    How much more bad news can we take? Generals in trouble, financial cliffs and now the worst  – Hostess bakeries going out of business.
    Twinkies will disappear from the American scene. I can get by without a Twinkie, but Hostess also makes my No. 1, bestest white sliced bread of all time, Merita.
    I grew up listening to the “Lone Ranger” at 5 p.m. on WBT radio five days a week, rain or shine, brought to me by Merita Bread and Cakes. Betcha every kid had a silver bullet and secret code ring.

  • We all need to be able to breathe smoke-free air

    The American Cancer Society and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network celebrated the 37th Great American Smokeout on Nov. 15. For millions of American smokers, there’s never been a better time to make a plan to quit. In our community, I’m working with cancer survivors and volunteers to not only encourage quitting, but call on lawmakers to do their part to help those who are struggling to quit this deadly habit.