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Blame the Names

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, January 28, 2016, 3:48 p.m. The high school basketball games blend together. Remember when Kiah Young hit the bucket from the corner? Who was that against? What was that great big kid from Greenwood’s name? When … Continue reading

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Games with Lots of Names

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, October 26, 2014, 9:53 a.m. Here in Clinton, we’ve got lots of big names. Our high school football team is having a rough year, though it has won two straight games. I don’t mean to make … Continue reading

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The Sad Demise of the Name ‘Dick’

Clinton, S.C., Friday, May 24, 11:32 a.m. When I was a kid, the top driver in NASCAR was occasionally referred to on television and in print as “Dick Petty,” though the King himself always preferred “Richard.” If the announcer said … Continue reading

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