My Friend Jim Edwards: A Special Tribute

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By Thomas F. Hartnett • Former U. S. Congressman The day after Christmas last year, the country lost a great patriot, the state lost a former governor and I lost a dear friend. I visited Jim Edwards one afternoon about two weeks before he passed away. I had spent a wonderful couple of hours with he and his wife, Ann, reminiscing about our years of “fighting the good … [Read more...]

Wake Up, Mount Pleasant! Morning Radio is Worth Tuning In

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They are with you moments after your alarm clock sounds, on your morning commute in between sips of boldly roasted coffee. They are with you on your ride home and on weekend seaside drives. Disc jockeys are constant companions, engaging us with clever banter and unabashed charm. Whether it’s allowing us to wash in a wave of nostalgia by playing a tune of days gone by or taking … [Read more...]

Let the Healing Begin: New Members Hope to Change School Board’s Culture

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For as long as most people can remember, the Charleston County School Board been featured on the front page of local newspapers for all the wrong reasons. Its meetings have been punctuated by petty arguments, meaningless, meandering discussions, vicious vendettas and unfounded accusations. In October, less than a week before a new board was to be elected, the old board forced … [Read more...]