Editorials

Editorials

Both USC teams head to Final Four

The double win for the Gamecocks puts them in the history books. South Carolina is only the 10th school to have both its men’s and women’s program advance to the Final Four in the same season.

Editorials

More options are good for students

Studies have confirmed that finding a good job with no credentials other than a high school degree is far more difficult than it used to be. Even those who choose not to pursue a four-year college education almost certainly will need some form of additional training after high school.

Opinion

Keep flag out of county courtroom

The decision to re-open the courtroom in the York County Courthouse without the Confederate flag that had flown there is not only the moral thing to do but also, we think, a logical reading of the state’s Heritage Act.

Editorials

Voters should study all the candidates

The Republican race to fill the seat of U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-Indian Land, who left to become director of the federal Office of Management and Budget, now has seven candidates, and other prospective candidates still have until noon Monday to file. By any measure, that’s a full slate.

Editorials

Don’t take away right to protect land

Bills in both houses of the S.C. General Assembly seek to limit legal challenges to state environmental permits that protect habitat and wildlife. The bills seek to speed up construction of controversial projects that often are opposed by citizens.

Editorials

State should complete the REAL ID process

If an extension is denied or the state can’t meet the deadline, the current S.C. license won’t be adequate for getting onto military bases. Additional ID, such as a passport, also would be needed to travel by plan starting in January 2018.

Editorials

School officials must stick to policy

The nation has lost its innocence – over and over again – when it comes to weapons at school. Schools no longer can afford to assume that bringing a knife or some other prohibited object to school is an honest mistake as opposed to a security threat.

Editorials

Ban could harm international students

Trump’s executive order, which bans travel to the U.S. from seven Muslim countries, reverberated through the United States and around the globe. Many travelers from the Mideast were caught in bureaucratic limbo, detained from boarding flights to the U.S. even if they had visas or green cards making them legal U.S. residents.

Editorials

State must correct problems at DJJ

The report issued last week stated that the agency is unprepared to respond to riots, has poorly trained officers and an ineffective police force, and does not comply with national rape-prevention standards.

Editorials

Haley sails through confirmation hearings

Nikki Haley, sworn in last week as the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, does not have a great deal of on-the-ground foreign policy experience. But she does have good sense, an independent mind and a willingness to speak out that should serve her well in her new post.

Videos

John Gettys says he's running for Rock Hill mayor to improve sports tourism, literacy

Rock Hill Sports Commission chairman John Gettys debuted his campaign for Rock Hill mayor Wednesday. He said he planned to help the city attract "youth and vitality" through sports tourism, and pledged to help bolster reading levels for young students.
David Thackham dthackham@heraldonline.com
John Gettys says he's running for Rock Hill mayor to improve sports tourism, literacy 1:33

John Gettys says he's running for Rock Hill mayor to improve sports tourism, literacy

Disabled Clover couple faces dog fine or jail 3:02

Disabled Clover couple faces dog fine or jail

What's next for Rock Hill Mayor Doug Echols after 28 years of public service? 2:32

What's next for Rock Hill Mayor Doug Echols after 28 years of public service?

Video: new Winthrop women's basketball coach Lynette Woodard introduced 1:25

Video: new Winthrop women's basketball coach Lynette Woodard introduced