HOW DO I: Remove scratches from stainless steel appliances?

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 6:53 p.m.

Have you ever come into your kitchen and had the shock of seeing a profound scratch gleaming across the most obvious part of your stainless steel …

SNIPPETS FROM SCOTT: Moving takes a village

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 9:41 p.m.

Moving stinks.

FROM THE PARK BENCH: Riverview Park Activities Center will go the dogs Oct. 3-5

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 9:01 p.m.

Once a year, the Augusta Kennel Club holds their Dog Show at North Augusta’s Riverview Park Activities Center.

LETTER: Realtor says vote Yes, Yes on Nov. 4

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 9:51 p.m.

On Nov. 4, Aiken County residents have an important decision to make, one that can impact the county we are so proud to call home. We have to decide whether or not we want to approve the One Cent Sales Tax Referendum that will provide funding for our public schools for the next 10 years.

CHAPLAIN’S CORNER: Keep paying this debt

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 9:34 p.m.

In our society, we place value upon paying our debts and satisfying commitments. This good-faith standard enables us to keep commerce moving and to provide economic equilibrium.

PHRAGMENTS FROM PHYLLIS: Homeowner’s remorse - or how to upgrade without really trying

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 10:00 p.m.

We’ve been in our home for 25 years. When we bought it, the house was 4 years old and had been lived in by only one other family that had two older children. As a result, much of it felt brand new.

JOBEN RIVERA-THOMPSON: Honoring culture the right way

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 6:52 p.m.

During the week, there rarely arrives the minutes where I can sit back in my recliner wearing Adidas shorts and care about nothing more than the stimulus presented me from a soccer match.

LETTER: NAHS scoreboard takes away from experience

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 9:51 p.m.

We attended the North Augusta Jackets’ football game last week at Strom Thurmond. What a great game.

NOBLE: White cop shoots unarmed black: Will SC be the next Ferguson?

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 10:08 p.m.

It is front page news all across the state and indeed nationwide — a white policeman shot an unarmed black man in an incident at a filling station in Columbia. A dashboard camera in the police car captured much of what happen.

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: Anglerfish demonstrate God’s perfect design

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 8:16 p.m.

Many thanks to my readers who came to hear me speak at Nancy Carson Library last week and said you look forward to and read my column every week. You are important to me and I appreciate you all.

HOW DO I … Master the art of caulking?

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 6:43 p.m.

Many “do-it-yourselfers” have told me that when it comes to caulking, they hate to do it because it is hard to make it look good. If that’s how you …

NOBLE: Ten at the Top: A Big Idea for S.C.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 5:20 p.m.

This week more than 800 movers and shakers from 10 Upstate counties gathered in Greenville. It was an amazing event because of (1) what they said, (2) what they did not say, and (3) what it means for the rest of the state.

GARDENING NEWS: The queen of the winter garden UPDATED

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 6:49 p.m.

For those of you who are sad that summer is over and wonder what you will do all winter, I have an answer – camellias. These evergreen shrubs and …

CHAPLAIN’S CORNER: You can see a lot by just looking

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 2:59 p.m.

I felt informed when I completed the current events I.Q. test, but that feeling diminished when I mowed our yard with the gas cap missing from the engine. As I retrieved the part, I thought about the importance of not allowing distractions to sidetrack our observation skills.

LETTER: Fed up with Comcast

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 2:54 p.m.

Nothing is more frustrating than not receiving services you have paid for. In this connected world, this is especially true for Internet and TV service.

EDITORIAL: More gators, less problems

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 3:04 p.m.

The alligators at Brick Pond Park have had no problems since the June 17, 2014, story in The North Augusta Star in which the City of North Augusta …

JOE WILSON: More must be done to defeat ISIL UPDATED

By U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson


Tuesday, September 23, 2014 2:26 p.m.

President Barack Obama recently addressed the American people and outlined his approach to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in …

HERITAGE CORNER: Clay Artists exhibit open at North Augusta Arts and Heritage Center

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 2:36 p.m.

The annual fall exhibit of the Clay Artists of the Southeast is on display at the North Augusta Arts and Heritage Center.

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: God’s glory can be found in the smallest of things

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 6:56 p.m.

When scientists completed the first genetic map of an animal, they found that the results have the signature of our creator all over them. This animal is the nematode, a very small worm. Even though it has only about 1,000 cells, it is similar to more complex animals. It has a nervous system, a brain and it reproduces sexually. Scientists picked …

LETTER: North Augusta schools lagging behind

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 2:54 p.m.

In the past 50 years, as a resident, City Council member and mayor, I have been proud to be a part of the planning and facilitating of the growth of North Augusta.

FROM THE PARK BENCH: Building community

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 6:58 p.m.

Our staff and department has entered one of the busiest times of the year. With the beginning of school is also the beginning of many other programs of which we become a partner. During the early days of our existence, partnerships were also very important to us but in a complete opposite direction.

PHRAGMENTS FROM PHYLLIS: The year of the turtle

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 5:13 p.m.

Last Thursday was my grandson Cade’s 7th birthday. It’s amazing what a difference a year makes.

NOBLE: The very strange world of race and politics in SC UPDATED

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 2:02 p.m.

In November, South Carolina will make history by electing its first African-American to the US Senate. And, if the polls are to be believed, it will be Republican Tim Scott.

PHRAGMENTS FROM PHYLLIS: Honey-do turns into learning experience

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 1:55 p.m.

The good news – or the bad news, depending on your perspective – with a husband who is at least semi-retired is that for the first time in our lives, really, I can make a honey-do list and expect the items on the list to get done.

FROM THE PARK BENCH: The Senior Games are here

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 2:58 p.m.

During a previous column, I discussed the S.C. State Senior Sports Classic held in Florence and a number of people participating, including myself, …

JOBEN RIVERA-THOMPSON: Relinquishing the fear in communication UPDATED

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 7:52 p.m.

When I told them they were going to have to use the language, every bit of it was meant.

NOBLE: Gators, Politicians and Oil UPDATED

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 2:02 p.m.

As I write these words, I’m sitting on a rustic dock overlooking a beautiful, placid pond on a coastal South Carolina island. I’m surrounded by nothing but God’s creations and natural beauty.

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: God protects us with the immune system

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 8:25 p.m.

Physicians have been mystified by and are in the process of studying GOD. But in this case, GOD is an acronym that stands for Generation of Diversity. The diversity that amazes them is the diversity found in our immune system. While we have fewer than 100,000 genes, our immune system is able to generate tens of millions of distinct antibodies to …

JUDITH BERRY: The right path of life

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 7:52 p.m.

Someone sent me an email, and it was titled, “Things to do before you get old.” When do we decide we are old? I can’t imagine doing any of these things like: Cliff camping – there were actual tents hanging from the side of a cliff, and the people actually spent the night in them; climbing redwoods; ice climbing a frozen waterfall; extreme kayaking …

LETTER: Thankful for longtime friends

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 1:46 p.m.

Today is a day I will always remember as a red letter day at chemo. A group of six of us ladies began meeting to celebrate birthdays and other …

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