Category: Editorials/Opinions

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

Opinion: Celebrating Local Leaders

This year’s theme “Celebrating Local Leaders,” reminds us to celebrate the unique role school boards play in championing and advocating for quality education and the ownership they take for governing their local public schools.

Four Leadership Goals For The New Year

We all have room to improve, and there’s something about a new, blank calendar that motivates us to do so. That’s why many of us recently made resolutions to better ourselves in some way — perhaps to exercise more or kick a bad habit.

S.C. Comptroller Believes I-73 Completion Is In State’s Best Interest

Supporters of a proposed stretch of interstate connecting I-95 to Myrtle Beach recently got a couple of pieces of welcome, long-awaited news.

The COVID-19 Vaccine And Pregnancy

McLeod Health and leading OB medical societies, including the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), recommend that all pregnant women receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Editorial: Qualified Workforce Needed

“Jobs. Jobs. Jobs.” We’ve heard this said in Dillon County for years. We have the jobs, so now what?

Editorial: A Man Who Gets Things Done

The Little Pee Dee State Park is one of Dillon County’s greatest natural treasures.

Editorial: Transparency In Government

Transparency in government is key to promoting accountability of officials and making sure that citizens have information about what their government is doing. It is something that citizens want and government boards and agencies should want and desire.

Editorial: Excellence In Law Enforcement

In today’s paper and this week online, we are saluting our local law enforcement officers.

Op-Ed: Concerns For Children In The Continuing Pandemic

As the elected officers of the South Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (SCAAP), we are writing to express our concerns for children as the pandemic continues.

Editorial: You’re Somebody

Many years ago, Judge Paul Burch issued an order in Dillon County, which had a portion regarding the cleaning of cemeteries.