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Contributors/David Taub/Voices

OK, it’s all really about the economy

There is an age-old, home-spun platitude that is nonetheless true, as most home-spun wisdom tends to be: “You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.”  I have tried to change mostly unchangeable attitudes of determined folks, but I have been using high-test vinegar. Mea culpa.  Marinated in linguistic “honey,” I wish to encourage unvaccinated… Keep Reading


Masks required in county buildings

 By Mike McCombs  Even for a Beaufort County Council meeting, this one was out there.  The end result Monday night was Beaufort County Administrator Eric Greenway announcing that Beaufort County employees and visitors would be required to wear masks in all county buildings beginning Tuesday before the Council had even voted on its COVID ad hoc committee’s… Keep Reading

Contributors/Terry Manning/Voices

It’s past time to handle these Jokers

I’m tired, aren’t you? It seems like we all are, for sure. Tired of the pandemic. Tired of the virus. Tired of humming “Happy Birthday” while we wash our hands. Tired of bottles of sanitizers and germ-killing wipes. Tired of Googling mask effectiveness. Tired of wearing masks. Tired of social distancing. Tired of not seeing… Keep Reading

Contributors/David Taub/Voices

Why is the Deep South still so broken?

Friends and foes alike recently scolded me that I will not convince folks to get vaccinated for COVID-19 by calling them “stupid.” Certainly, this is correct. I apologize, and merely say choosing not to get vaccinated is not a smart career move. That is the best non-insulting wise counsel I can offer, in this case.… Keep Reading

Contributors/Terry Manning

Remember the days after Sept. 11

 Most people of a certain age can tell you exactly where they were on Sept. 11, 2001.  Like the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., or the explosions of the Challenger and Columbia space shuttles, vivid sights and sounds enrich our memories of that day in ways that make… Keep Reading

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