Category: Editorials/Opinions

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

A Thank You To The Schafer Foundation And Family

Thank you. It seems like two insignificant words, but are important words to express gratitude for the kind and selfless things that people do.

Local News Is Good For Business

It’s no secret that recent years have been tough on small businesses and on newspapers.

EDITORIAL: The Litter Problem

If you haven’t noticed it yourself on the sides of the road and elsewhere, there is a tremendous litter problem in Dillon County.

Editorial: Too Many Unknowns

By now many people have at least heard about the bomb training facility that is trying to get permitted in Robeson County.

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.