Category: Editorials/Opinions

The editorials and opinions of the editor of The Dillon Herald and guest columnists

Think, Before You Post

Social Media. Many people think it is a forum to post your opinion or whatever is on your mind and get lots of likes or to show that the poster is outspoken.

The Value Of Local News

Community newspapers add immense value to the communities they serve.

Free Speech And Civility

Free speech is a right protected by the Constitution! A person can freely express a belief or opinion.

Remembering The Past

Our history is important. We all have a personal history that shows the what and why of who we are as people.

Resolutions For Public Officials

We can all afford to better ourselves in some way, and this time each year many us resolve to do so – whether it’s adopting a healthier lifestyle, working a little harder toward a goal, or learning a new skill.

JROTC Is A Life Experience

Dear Editor:
Anyone who knows me, knows I am a huge fan of JROTC. I can’t say enough about this program and the impact it’s having on our youth, three of which are mine.

Community Journalism Matters Because Communities Matter

“Everything in this newspaper is important to someone.”
It’s become something of a mantra for me, in recent years.
Weekly community newspapers are eclectic, to say the least.

Journalism Matters Because Democracy Matters

An in-depth newspaper investigation revealed that a state-operated home for aged military veterans was providing sub-standard care and that taxpayer money that was to go to improve the home was spent elsewhere. The result was the replacement of the state’s veterans secretary and numerous corrections at the home.

The Societal Value of American Legion Baseball

The American Legion plays a special role in the lives of military veterans. It’s a source of fellowship, advocacy, healing, and support, as well as a venue through which its members give back to their communities.

Editorial Cartoon: No Chickens?