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Sabine: PAW (parents are watching) social media

Sabine: PAW (parents are watching) social media

Enter the multifaceted, ever changing world of technology. We’ve come a long way since that first email was sent in 1971. Every imaginable tool of our new tech world fits nicely into the compact cell phone that our children now cradle in the palm of their hand. Are you really ready to hand them the world? Can your child handle this fully loaded Lamborghini before they’ve even earned their driver’s permit?

by · 02/16/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Kids, Views
The coverage area of the library's proposed station.

Brack: Library may offer local radio station

The Charleston County Public Library is looking into offering a new radio station to provide local educational and cultural programming now missing from the Lowcountry airwaves.

In November, the library system, which got overwhelming support from voters in a recent $108 million bond referendum, received approval from the Federal Communications Commission for a construction permit for a low-power FM station based at the main library on Calhoun Street. If it becomes a reality, it would broadcast at 97.5 on the FM dial.

by · 02/09/2015 · 4 comments · Andy Brack, Views
McQuage: When someone with dementia is hospitalized

McQuage: When someone with dementia is hospitalized

“When people with dementia has to go to the emergency room, their reactions to the event are often very similar to my daughter’s reactions. Even if people with dementia have been to a particular hospital or emergency room numerous times, each time they may experience it as if it were the first.”

by · 02/02/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Seniors, Views
South Carolina, the Squeaky Wheel State

Brack: S.C. is Squeaky Wheel State

If you haven’t yet learned, South Carolina’s culture places more emphasis in reacting to problems instead of planning to deal with issues before they become problems. That’s just the way we’ve rolled. We should be called the Squeaky Wheel State.

by · 02/02/2015 · 1 comment · Andy Brack, Views
Sabine: Looking for a summer camp

Sabine: Looking for a summer camp

JAN. 26, 2015 | As we settle into the new year, popular demand for the best summer camps has resulted in early planning. January and February are now the months to begin looking at your summer calendar and bookmark the websites you will watch for upcoming camp schedules and registrations.
To help get your game plan organized, we offer a breakdown of some of our favorite camps, what they specialize in and a timeline of when those 2015 online schedules will appear on your screen.

by · 01/26/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Kids
Gov. Nikki Haley gives the 2015 State of the State address, 2015.

Brack: Haley’s anti-union bullying out of order

“Folks, the only bully in the Statehouse chamber Wednesday night was Nikki Haley. Not a real contender in the 2016 presidential race, she must just have needed to create some kind of false bogeyman to feel warm and cuddly about herself.”

by · 01/26/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Andy Brack, Views
Morris: Learn about volatility now in the market

Morris: Learn about volatility now in the market

JAN. 26, 2015 | The DOW is at 18,000. Wait, the Dow is at 17,200. What now, it’s back close to 18,000. Look again and low 17,000s appear to be the target. We experienced this type of rollercoaster ride just about every week in January. It’s up. It’s down. In short time frames, there were seemingly big swings. What happened?

by · 01/26/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Money, Views
Brack: 7th cent in sales tax would cripple S.C.’s growth

Brack: 7th cent in sales tax would cripple S.C.’s growth

JAN. 19, 2015 | If a bill being pushed to add a seventh penny of state sales tax to fix roads ends up making it through the legislature, the state would suffer mightily.

Simply put, it’s a dumb idea. Not only would it make the Palmetto State less competitive, but it would catapult South Carolina into having the highest sales tax rate in the Southeast and the second highest in the nation! Imagine an economic recruiter trying to explain that to a prospect who wants to locate here.

by · 01/21/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Andy Brack, Views
Bostick: Sherman’s march into S.C.

Bostick: Sherman’s march into S.C.

By Doug Bostick | JAN. 12, 2015 — Major General William Tecumseh Sherman captured Savannah on Dec. 21, 1864. In a telegram to President Lincoln, he offered, “I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the City of Savannah …”

by · 01/12/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, History
Letters: Obama column insults, offends Republicans

Letters: Obama column insults, offends Republicans

Your comments [Brack, 1/5] that imply that South Carolina Republicans don’t support President Obama because he’s (egad!) black are insulting and offensive.

by · 01/12/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Feedback, Views