S.C. Military Museum honors Battle of the Bulge and WWII Veterans

S.C. Governor Henry McMaster (standing, center) gathers Battle of the Bulge and WWII Veterans together after honoring them in a ceremony at the S.C. Military Museum Saturday, January 18. Visiting Speakers were William De Baets, consul general of Belgium, and Consul Georges Hoffman of Luxembourg. Governor McMaster read a proclamation honoring the veterans on their special day. The two empty […]

S.C. NAACP celebrates 2020 King Day at the Dome

The South Carolina NAACP King Day at the Dome began with a prayer service at Zion Baptist Church, 801 Washington Street. Following the service, hundreds of people, including seven visiting Democratic presidential candidates, gathered together behind the banner of the S.C. NAACP to march to the South Carolina State House in remembrance of the brave civil rights activists who took […]

Celebrating 100 years

Merlin Fallaw turned 100 last week. She was honored with a drop in with family and friends at her home to celebrate her birthday.

Celebrating 100 years of women voters

“Women of South Carolina will vote tomorrow for the first time,” heralded The State on July 1, 1920. The next day’s balloting, however, was not part of an actual election, but rather part of a practice session set up by “the newly organized South Carolina branch of the National League of Women Voters… [which had] arranged to install a regular […]

The Fool

One of my favorite Shakespearean characters is Touchstone, the fool in As You Like It. At the beginning of the play, he is characterized as a “natural fool” or an idiot, which leads you to believe that nothing much will come from his character. However, it’s quickly apparent this is not the case at all—in fact, he might just be […]

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres Forest Drive: Police were called to a grocery store at 8 a.m. Wednesday after employees said a man had stolen a “cart full of groceries.” When officers arrived, the employees said the man had gotten away but they had recovered the cart with the groceries. They told the officers the man had come into the store and gotten […]

FDA issues notice about untested CBD products and their side effects


With CBD oil available everywhere, what’s the latest on its safety? You may have noticed cannabidiol (CBD) seems to be available everywhere. It’s being marketed in drugs, food, dietary supplements, cosmetics and animal health products. However, the FDA stresses that other than one prescription drug product to treat two rare forms of epilepsy, it has not approved any other CBD […]

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Neutering My Soundtrack

It’s not a criticism; It’s an observation

I can still remember the first time I heard “Satisfaction” on a background music source. In ancient times people didn’t walk around wearing tiny earpieces and ignoring their surroundings. Anyone with a device stuck in an ear had hearing issues. The song could have been piped in at a restaurant, a dentist office, or, yes, an elevator. I don’t remember […]

Miraculous Munching

I’m just saying...

A miracle has occurred at our house. Our dog, Charlie, is eating DOG food! It may not seem like such a big deal to many of you, but for me…this is a true miracle that’s right up there with the loaves and fishes. Since my husband, Marty, and I have been married, we have had two dogs. The first was […]