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    County says goodbye to Curwood Chappell

    Curwood Chappell is either a heroic defender of his constituents’ best interests or a self-promoting, cantankerous crank. Most, including many of his fans, would say he can be both.

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    It’s not really the end in Afghanistan

    The ceremony was a symbolic one in every way. While it was supposed to signal the end of U.S. involvement in combat in Afghanistan, U.S. forces will transition into a support and training role beginning Jan. 1.

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    Health care spending up only slightly

    Sometimes it’s big news when something doesn’t happen. That may be the case regarding the failure of health care spending to skyrocket.

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    Cherry Road upgrade good for economy

    Cherry Road will remain one of Rock Hill’s primary business corridors and a north-south throughway for years to come. The question is whether it will remain a remain a somewhat rundown, outdated retail center or whether it can be revitalized.

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    Orion test flight keeps dream alive

    The maiden flight of the Orion spacecraft was both a beacon to the future and a harkening to the glory days of NASA’s past. While the flight was seamless, the payoff – a trip to Mars – still remains more dream than reality.

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    New apartments could be big step forward

    One thing downtown Rock Hill desperately needs is residents. We hope a new apartment complex at the site of the old Woolworth building will be the “giant step forward” Mayor Doug Echols predicts.

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    Torture inconsistent with American values

    The 500-page summary released Tuesday pulls no punches, outlining in detail the grotesque “enhanced interrogation” techniques used to pry information from detainees.

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    Wilson pursues another political ploy

    Here we go again. It seems that S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson has an unhealthy compulsion to waste taxpayers’ money on futile political jousting with the federal government.

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    Police body cams are an effective tool

    Equipping police with cameras they can attach to the lapels of their uniforms is an excellent way to capture an independent record of what occurs during confrontations with suspects. But the so-called “body cams” are not a panacea nor a substitute for good policing.

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    Term limits for S.C. House speaker are appropriate

    Almost no one seemed sad to see Bobby Harrell go. When Harrell, the disgraced S.C. House Speaker, resigned after pleading guilty to misuse of campaign funds, the reaction from the Legislature seemed to be a collective sigh of relief.

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