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Did you stay up Monday night to see the Lunar Eclipse, also called the Blood Moon?“No. My buddies and I talked about it. But I decided to go to sleep.”Matt KnightCheraw“I looked for it, but it was too cloudy and rainy.”Nina NelsonCheraw“I actually did not. I heard it was too cloudy. Everybody on Facebook was talking about it.”De’Vashia Gibson...

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The legends of the Dogwood Tree

It was a warm spring day many years ago when I first heard the story of the Dogwood tree.My Grandmother was standing at the woodline behind her home and she was so joyful that she had spotted a dogwood in the shadow of the tall long leaf pines. I remember walking over to where she stood to see what she was doing. We were there for Easter, having driven from Tampa, Fla., to spend Easter with the family.

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A scorned South Carolina hero

April 11, 2014 was a very important day in the history of South Carolina. Few people noticed that anything much happened — but I would argue that this was the day we as a state did two very important things.First, we recognized a hero. And second, we showed that there is a new South Carolina that is — and for some time has been — struggling to be born.First the hero. The South Carolina of the 1940s and 50s was a brutally racist and divided society. Anyo...

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Don’t stress over fraud

April is Stress Awareness Month, but one thing that should never cause you stress is doing business with Social Security.However, if you fall victim to fraud, it can really stress you out, not to mention damage your credit score and wallet. We encourage you to be cautious of suspicious email, letters, and phone calls or any time someone asks for your personal information.

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“What do you think about ‘Allison’s Law,’ a bill currently being introduced to SC legislators that would make it a crime, punishable by law, to post graphic photos on-line of fatal accident victims?”“I agree with it. They are invading someone’s privacy. They need the family’s consent to do that.”Roger OxendineSociety Hill“I agree. That just sounds wrong to me; to even take the pictures. It ...

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The best is yet to come

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about children.On Faceook I’ve been reading about your children, your grandchildren, what life is like with them and how they changed your lives. It is amazing, isn’t it, what the laughter of a child can do for your spirit? I look back at the pictures of my two sons when they were knee high to anybodies idea of a grasshopper, and I can’t help but smile.

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Let’s talk about sex in SC

Now that I have your attention, let’s narrow the focus a bit and talk about sex education in South Carolina. It may not be as titillating, but it’s still really important.A look at human nature, a recent study, and our state governments tell us four things we know for sure. But before we get into the four specifics, when it comes to a highly-charged subject such as sex or sex education, it’s always nice to begin with some real facts.There is some very g...

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Dust off your financial plan

Spring is officially here. Before you get started with your spring cleaning, perhaps another matter deserves some dusting off — that long-term financial plan.April is National Financial Literacy Month—the perfect time to spring into action when it comes to planning your financial future. If you already have a plan, this is a great opportunity to take another look at it and make sure you’re still “on track” to reach your financial goals.

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“What’s the best April Fool’s Day prank you’ve ever pulled, or been victim to?”“My girlfriend once told my Mom she was pregnant. Mom freaked out!” Frankie GarnerCheraw“Your shoe is untied.”Jakel JeffersonCheraw

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“Is March Maddness, the NCAA collegiate basketball tournament, part of your household?”“No. It’s not part of my household. I have a father and brother who watch it. I’m a Christian and more into things about the Lord; not that sports are a bad thing.”Ronald LeeCheraw“No. I just don’t really watch sports.”Colby StarnesBennettsville...

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As Mayberry goes, so goes America

If the South cares to learn a “what not to do” lesson from the North, it will begin formulating a strategy to turn back heroin trafficking before the drug drives ol’ Dixie down.Interviews with local law enforcement and health officials by 35 Civitas Media newspapers in 12 states found big differences between heroin’s addictive grip on northern states as opposed to those in the South.Heroin addiction in the North is about:• Mexican...

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Up next: updates to the web

The key to success in business is listening to customers. The Cheraw Chronicle has, for several months now, dutifully logged concerns and complaints about the newspaper’s website at thecherawchronicle.com. We’ve logged plenty of our own, too.Haven’t been there recently? No worries. Log on now to view the revised website; hopefully be pleased with, all the changes that are coming your way.This list isn’t all-inclusive, but here are some of the new ...

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Dad, doctor retires after more than 50 years

It is the end of an era.I don’t know how else to say it. Ruby’s doctor has decided that it is time to retire for good and all. Of course, since he is in his 90s, we (his children) have been campaigning for this event for 10 years or more. Giving up the keys to his car was a traumatic event for him. No more driving to the Valverde Clinic where he has practiced medicine for over 50 years.

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