Q: My wife and I have been helping our adopted daughter financially for some time. She’s 25, has been married for three years, and we don’t see this cycle stopping anytime soon. The worst part is, they will often throw in that our grandchild will go without something unless we help.
Columns & Letters
Q: Where’s the hot air balloon?
A: That was the question vocalized by many of the attendees at last Thursday’s Moonlight Movies in Greer City Park.
It’s kind of a lofty expectation if you just heard the question, but were not provided with any context.
Q: I got a call from a debt collector regarding $2,000 I owe in medical bills. I’m trying to get my finances in order and pay this off, but I’m afraid they’ll follow through on their threat to garnish my wages. Can you give me some advice?
In July Gov. Henry McMaster acquired the power to fire any or all the Department of Transportation’s commissioners. It was a DOT-reform element in the gas tax bill that was passed this year.
Q: I’m still hearing fireworks in city limits. Is there no law or ordinance against this?
A: Yikes! If fireworks were 50 percent off last week, they’re practically free now.
Last week in the mailbag we tackled the issue of lingering firework noise after the fourth.
Q: How do I get my neighbor to quit shooting fireworks?
Q: I’ve accepted a promotion that would take me from an hourly wage to a salaried position. Do you have any advice for negotiating a salary?
Q: What is going on with the stoplights in Greer?
Q: I pastor a small church that is debt-free. I’d like for us to save an emergency fund for the church, but I’m not sure what would be considered an expense. Can you help?
I wish to express my thanks and appreciation to the voters of Duncan for supporting me in my bid for a seat on Duncan Town Council. I am gratified that there was a record number of candidates, which confirms that a good number of people who live here are interested in how the Town of Duncan is run.