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RALEIGH — Almost exactly one year ago, South Carolina’s state senate was presented with a measure to raise the default age at which those accused of committing crimes were treated as adults rather than as juveniles. For decades, that age had been 16 in South Carolina.


  • Stephen Wall said:

    Another inane comment by mr muirhead. thank you Cathy ross - as a Jew I greatly respect you and your righteous heart.

  • scott muirhead said:

    Ms Ross offers us more insight into the exclusivity of her religious convictions. Apparently Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, etc., have no moral rea…
  • Kathy Ross said:

    Thank you Richard. Coming from a wonderful Christian writer like yourself, that means a lot.

  • John Culp said:

    It’s a beautiful message, Christians should be loving their neighbors as themselves, as Jesus taught. Loving means caring and protecting, cari…
  • Rufus Thomas said:

    Maybe Dr Mark Jaben could appear at the meeting and discuss why wearing masks are indeed necessary!!

  • Richard Ploch said:

    Kathy Ross. Thank you for your thoughtful words. You have written a wonderful explanation of why Christians, along with non-believers, should …
  • Jeff Ferguson said:

    Trumpism is staining Christianity for many. It makes no sense that ANYONE would not wear a mask. I agree Christians, myself included, have a m…
  • Mary Curry said:

    Who would spread a rumor that our neighbors and friends among law enforcement and medicine would actually have COVID-19 spreaders locked up? T…
  • Mary Curry said:

    Please don't give the anti-maskers any more violent ideas:) They're doing so well ad killing people and the economy already.

  • Mary Curry said:

    I have tried to shop local and urged others to do so but the businesses that fail to follow mask and distance orders have lost my business ind…
  • Mary Curry said:

    Thank you! If it were a disfiguring disease such as the plague or smallpox, maybe they could connect cause with effect.

  • Mary Curry said:

    Anne, are you my dear Aunt Frances's daughter?

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