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We think York County Councilman Bruce Henderson’s proposal to build a 50-acre park in Lake Wylie is worth considering. But we stop short of endorsing his call to allocate county hospitality tax money according to where it’s collected.
Officials with Duke Power contend that the millions of tons of coal ash stored in lagoons along the banks of the Catawba River pose no threat to the river’s water quality. The problem is, if they’re wrong, the river might not get a second chance to recover.
In terms of its long-term impact on the future of the state, the Read to Succeed Act could be the most important bill the state Legislature considers this year.
South Carolina’s response to what experts call the nation’s largest-ever hacking of a state agency should be more than a year’s worth of credit monitoring for the nearly 5 million people and businesses exposed by the fiasco. Unfortunately, taxpayers will end up paying the tab for this “free” service from the state government.
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has expressed his admiration for the man he’s called “Boss,” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. There are good reasons for the admiration, not the least of which are Christie’s candor (he releases his tax returns to the public as soon as he files them), his statesmanship (he thanked President Obama and praised him in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy) and the fact that Republican Christie is governor of a Democratic state yet he’s got a nearly 3-out-of-4 popularity rating.
When it comes to emergency calls, there’s plenty of work for all. The tricky part is finding the right balance. The county council was right to put off a decision.
Winthrop University has done a good job making its selection of a new president transparent and soliciting opinions from the public. This is both an excellent way to inspire confidence in the selection process and to welcome the new president to the community.
The decision regarding which health care group should be allowed to build and run a new Fort Mill hospital was destined to please some, dismay others, no matter which of the three applicants was chosen. Now it’s time to proceed with the process so that construction can begin.
Yes, we know that replacing the dollar bill with a dollar coin would make good economic sense. But Americans have made it abundantly clear that they don’t like the coins, whether they feature the visage of Sacajawea or Susan B. Anthony.
Big oil spills have serious consequences for those who cause them. That is the message from the ongoing case against oil giant BP regarding the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster that killed 11 workers and led to the biggest environmental disaster in U.S. history.