Category: Editorials/Opinions

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

Opinion: School Board Recognition Month

The month of January marks the annual observance of School Board Recognition Month—a time to salute the work of school board members and celebrate public education.

Editorial: Get Involved With Your Local Government

Getting involved with your local government—it’s an important and easy thing to do. It can be as simple as attending a meeting or writing a letter to the editor about a particular issue or just keeping yourself informed by reading the newspaper and talking with your local officials.

Editorial: Express Your Opinion This Year

When making you new year’s resolutions this year, how about add one more to your list? Make a resolution to write at least one letter to the editor this year.

Editorial: Shop Locally

Black Friday and Cyber Monday may have jumpstarted the sales of Christmas gifts, but many people still have presents to buy. If you are one of those people with a few items left to pick up or if you haven’t even started, then think about shopping locally this year.

Opinion: Give Thanks For Farm-City Partnerships

This Thanksgiving Day, as we gather with family and friends to count our blessings, let’s give thanks for the bounty we enjoy not just on this holiday, but every day.

Editorial: It’s Important To Have A Plan

Firemen tell you that you need a plan. Law enforcement officials tell you that you need a plan. Disaster officials tell you that you need a plan. You never know when the unexpected will happen.

Opinion: Take Advantage Of City’s Appliance Pick-up

On America Recycles Day, November 15th, the City of Dillon is offering residents a wonderful opportunity to get rid of their old appliances that may be hanging around their home.

Editorial: The Newspaper

After reading his obituary in a newspaper, Mark Twain, said, “Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” The same is true of newspapers. For the past several years, many have been predicting the “death” of newspapers, but nothing could be further from the truth—especially when speaking of local newspapers like The Dillon Herald.

Editorial: Register To Vote

The deadline to register to vote is Saturday, October 2nd—one month before the general election. If you are not registered to vote, now would be a good time to do so. If your information is not current, this is an excellent time to get it updated.

Editorial : Golf Carts Need Parent Enforcement

Some people may think the city council is being too strict in reminding the public about golf cart regulations and enforcing the statute, but that is hardly the case.