Category: Editorials/Opinions

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

Helping Children Become Financially Literate Adults

Helping the children of South Carolina grow up to be financially literate adults is a particular passion project of mine.

Supporting Local Business Helps The Community

Black Friday may be the longest day of the year. Used to, it was just the Friday after Thanksgiving. This year, the pre-Black Friday sales started well before Hallowe’en.

Enough Is Enough

There’s an unfortunate trend continuing in South Carolina and across the nation that must be stopped: the bad behavior of coaches, parents and fans at high school athletic events.

Latta Revitalization: A Group Getting Things Done

Over the past year, you may have noticed some activity in downtown Latta that has added to the quality of life and just brightened up the area.


In his letter to VFW Posts across America, VFW National Commander Fritz Mihelcic asked the question, “How do we repay the men and women who have died defending the nation in uniform?”

Making Mental Health Parity A Priority

When someone gets the flu, or sprains an ankle, there’s no question about whether care is needed.

Inflation Must Be Taken Seriously

Having left inflation unchecked for so long, the challenge now for the White House and the Federal Reserve Board is keeping soaring prices from overwhelming family budgets without triggering a recession. It’s a delicate balance. Are they up to the challenge?

Our Fire Heroes

I want to publicly thank all the firemen from Station 2-Latta, Station 9-Oak Grove and Station 1-Dillon County for coming to our home one very terrifying afternoon.

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.