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    Still waiting for state texting ban

    When it comes to sensible measures to prevent texting while driving, the pressure in South Carolina is coming from the grass roots up. We hope state lawmakers finally get the message.

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    Boston serves as model of strength

    Bostonians and thousands of others were determined this year to celebrate Monday’s running of the renowned Boston Marathon in spite of last year’s terrorist bombing that claimed the lives of three and wounded more than 260. The city vowed to return even stronger than before, and it...

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    Tega Cay buying ailing water service

    Assuming plans by the city of Tega Cay to buy the privately owned Tega Cay Water Service move forward, the city will not only be buying a water service but also the troubles that go with running it.

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    SC legislators compromise on reading programs

    S.C. state senators engaged in a laudable bipartisan effort last week to help children learn to read. We hope they follow up with a plan to pay for it.

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    State should revamp Certificate of Need

    The state’s highest court has told Gov. Nikki Haley she can’t unilaterally abolish the Certificate of Need program by vetoing funding for it. We hope that prompts the Legislature to both pay for and revamp the program.

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    Two bills would ban abortions

    South Carolina abortion foes who would have no chance of passing a bill to ban abortion outright instead are pushing bills in the state Senate that would achieve that goal by giving fertilized eggs legal rights at conception. We hope sensible lawmakers will reject this tactic.

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    County, museum group finally reach a deal

    By any reckoning, the York County Council gained little or nothing from its lawsuit against the Culture and Heritage Foundation. But county taxpayers are left with a $140,000 tab for the nine-months-long legal battle.

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    Rock Hill welcomes new superintendent

    Kelly Pew has all the credentials she needs to be an excellent superintendent of the Rock Hill school district. We hope she will prove to be as effective a leader for Rock Hill as she was for the Pickens County school district.

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    S.C. lawmakers punish university again

    South Carolina lawmakers are back to meddling in the curricula of state universities again, and once more gay themes have sparked the intrusion. The question that residents who value free expression need to ask is, where does this stop?

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    Limit increase in ticket prices

    Fans of Rock Hill high school football probably could absorb a dollar increase in the cost of a ticket at the gate for a Friday night game. But bumping up the cost of an inter-city game to $10 might be going too far.

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