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Sloan Column: Ready or not, 59 here I come

on Monday, 11 January 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Sloan Column: Ready or not, 59 here I come
If you’re reading this on the day it was published, then tomorrow is my birthday. At least according to my momma it is.

Sloan Column: A prescription for success

on Monday, 04 January 2021. Posted in News, Columns, Opinions, Local News

Sloan Column: A prescription for success
For more than a century, Wannamaker Drug in Cheraw has prided itself on “Going the Extra Mile” for its customers. 

Sloan Column: The true meaning of Christmas

on Monday, 21 December 2020. Posted in News, Columns, Opinions, Local News

Sloan Column: The true meaning of Christmas
No one person has had a more profound effect on my life than my nana, the late Louise Farr. 

Sloan Column: A COVID spin on a Christmas classic

on Tuesday, 15 December 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Sloan Column: A COVID spin on a Christmas classic
It may very well be the most well known poem of all time. We’ve all heard it.

Sloan Column: It’s a Cajun Christmas, ah gah-ron-tee!

on Monday, 07 December 2020. Posted in News, Columns, Opinions, Local News

Sloan Column: It’s a Cajun Christmas, ah gah-ron-tee!
Joyeux Noel, people! Joyeux Noel!  Christmas is coming to the Pee Dee a little early this year. After a lengthy wait, The Lost Cajun restaurant on West Lucas will be opening its doors on Friday! Allons! 

Sloan Column: June the turkey decides it’s time to trot

on Monday, 30 November 2020. Posted in News, Columns, Opinions, Local News

Sloan Column: June the turkey decides it’s time to trot
Last Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, the stage was set for a most memorable and merciful occasion - the official state-recognized pardoning of June the Turkey.

Sloan Column: There is still reason to be thankful

on Monday, 23 November 2020. Posted in News, Columns, Opinions, Local News

Sloan Column: There is still reason to be thankful
Pardon me for stating the obvious, but 2020 has been a dumpster fire of a year. Like most of us, I can’t wait to see it in the rearview mirror.

Sloan Column: A must-have for any Thanksgiving

on Monday, 16 November 2020. Posted in News, Columns, Opinions, Local News

Sloan Column: A must-have for any Thanksgiving
When we think of Thanksgiving, certain things come to mind: Turkey, dressing, yams or sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, and pecan or pumpkin pie.

Sloan Column: Author recounts life, career of WWII veteran father-in-law

on Monday, 09 November 2020. Posted in News, Columns, Opinions, Local News

Sloan Column: Author recounts life, career of WWII veteran father-in-law
So what inspired Grady Weaver III to write a book detailing the life and military career of his late father-in-law, Frank Trimual Wall, a World War II Marine who signed up for active duty just two days before the bombing of Pearl Harbor?

SLOAN COLUMN: Crooning keeps this 87-year-old going

on Monday, 02 November 2020. Posted in News, Columns, Opinions, Local News

SLOAN COLUMN: Crooning keeps this 87-year-old going
The lobby of MUSC Health Florence Medical Center was filled with the crooning of such standards as “Fly Me to the Moon,” “My Way,” “You’ll Always Be the One I Love,” and “Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes.”

SLOAN COLUMN: Hilinskis carry a message of hope

on Monday, 19 October 2020. Posted in News, Columns, Opinions, Local News

SLOAN COLUMN: Hilinskis carry a message of hope
Mark and Kym Hilinski are on a mission. That mission is to educate, advocate, and eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness.

SLOAN COLUMN: Preacher Bob slays the evil serpent

on Tuesday, 13 October 2020. Posted in News, Columns, Opinions, Local News

SLOAN COLUMN: Preacher Bob slays the evil serpent
It was a relatively quiet Saturday night, just me and the dog. I was not too far from calling it a night and crawling into bed. A busy day of preaching lay in wait.

All night, all day angels watching over me

on Wednesday, 16 September 2020. Posted in News, Columns, Faith, Features

Recently my husband agreed to help a friend relocate some furniture a few miles away to a different city. He asked me to come along and “help” him, so I cancelled everything on my calendar for that day and made ready to join my love on this impromptu trip

Grizzard leaves Darlington a Royal mess

on Tuesday, 08 September 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

A wonderful thing about column writing is that every so often a published column can give birth to another column. On even rarer occasions, the result can be multiple columns - twins, triplets, or – Heavens to Betsy – quadruplets. Such an occasion occur

The day I bagged a unicorn

on Tuesday, 01 September 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Oh, I can imagine all the broken-hearted little girls who just read that headline and broke down in tears. “Daddy, that bad, bad man didn’t really kill a unicorn, did he?” I will most certainly have some explaining to do to my dear, sweet granddaughter.
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