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    Rooting for small schools

    During the 20 years I occupied the editor's chair, I handed out Herald Academic Achievement awards to top-performing seniors at most of the dozen or so high schools in our circulation area.

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    Governing by spreadsheet

    Winthrop University President Anthony DiGiorgio's recent letters to The Herald, in which he seeks to set Gov. Mark Sanford straight on higher-education funding, remind me of the dictum about teaching a pig to dance: All it does is upset the pig.

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    New emphasis on diplomacy welcome

    During her first day on the job last week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presided over an event of some significance.

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    Changing our icons

    Upon signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Lyndon Johnson, the 36th president of the United States, a Democrat, reportedly said, "We have lost the South for a generation."

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    How in the name of God?

    The year 2008 ended dismally enough without a parting apologia from the Bushes.

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    French explorer sets us straight

    The late Jonathan Daniels, longtime editor of The News and Observer of Raleigh, N.C., used to say that the Tar Heel State was a vale of humility between two mountains of conceit. He was referring to North Carolina's proximity to Virginia and South Carolina, of course.

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    City advocates room to breathe

    South Carolina's motto, Dum Spire Spero, is Latin for "While I breathe, I hope."

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    York County needs TAC

    York County wants ideas on what to do with Knights Stadium after the minor league baseball team returns to Charlotte.

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    It's all just a number

    It was during the Wednesday evening meeting of the St. Whisnent Prayer and Poker Society when Fr. O'Flaherty framed the question:

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    Just call me whatever

    Recently, I learned that I have fallen short of mark in a life skill that I had never previously contemplated: Grandparent Nomenclature.

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