Editorials

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.

Editorials

School transfer policy sets sensible limits

While the district has not experienced wholesale migrations of students to or from particular attendance zones, district officials have seen instances in which student athletes transfer to a different zone so they can take advantage of a sports program they like.

Editorials

This could be year for state road plan

The bill would increase the 16.75-cent-a-gallon gas tax by 10 cents over the next five years at a rate of 2 cents a year. When fully phased in, the additional tax would raise an estimated $600 million a year to repair the state’s crumbling roads and bridges.

Editorials

PMC win might end Fort Mill hospital war

Thursday’s decision upholds a 2014 ruling that PMC, should be allowed to build a new Fort Mill hospital. But Carolinas HealthCare System, the parent company of Carolinas Medical Center of Charlotte, still has the option of appealing the ruling to the S.C. Supreme Court.

Editorials

New bus system would be welcome

The transit system plan, which the city council will consider over the next month, presents the opportunity to establish a fixed-route system that connects with all the city’s top attractions without the pressure to make a profit or be self-sustaining.

Videos

Video: website names Winthrop's Pat Kelsey among sexiest mid-major college basketball coaches

Winthrop's Pat Kelsey reacts to being named one of the sexiest mid-major college basketball coaches by Mid-Major Madness.
Bret McCormick, bmccormick@heraldonline.com
Video: website names Winthrop's Pat Kelsey among sexiest mid-major college basketball coaches 1:04

Video: website names Winthrop's Pat Kelsey among sexiest mid-major college basketball coaches

Video: Lewisville survives Williston-Elko, referees to advance to 1A Upper State boys' basketball championship 0:57

Video: Lewisville survives Williston-Elko, referees to advance to 1A Upper State boys' basketball championship

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York woman charged in 3 chases over 100 mph, police say

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Do you love your heart? Start exercising!