Category: Special Interest

The New River Expedition: Part Two

Sunday morning, Day 2- The boats were being loaded to continue the voyage down the New River. Duncan and I looked at the map and agreed that we would set the day’s goal to be setting camp just past the town of Fries, VA (Grayson County) before dusk.

For Parents Of Children Returning To School

In just a few days, children in our locale who attend kindergarten — 12th grade will be returning to school.

Lunch Packing And Handwashing Tips Given

Summer is coming to an end and families across the country are trading in beach balls and roller blades for backpacks and notebooks. But back-to-school time is also followed by cold and flu season. Having the whole family follow some simple healthy behaviors can help them avoid all kinds of illnesses this time of year, including a topic we get lots of questions about: foodborne illness.

Fall Webworms

There are two caterpillars in our region, the eastern tent caterpillar and the fall webworm.

The New River Expedition: Part One

This is part one of a four-part story of the eight-day, 210-mile New River Expedition. This journey was made possible by six men, five of whom call Dillon County home.

Will America Ever Truly Achieve E Pluribus Unum?

With all the bickering, contention, and disputing that is going on in our nation, especially from a political, ideological, and racial aspect, one has to wonder whether or not this nation will ultimately live up to the origin of its creed.

People Who Should Have Been…But Never Were

I recently ran into a man at one of my favorite and routine business places, where I patronize almost daily, to get some of their delicious coffee.

Attracting Butterflies To Your Yard

Attracting butterflies to your yard can be a simple task. Utilizing adult nectar sources and larval (caterpillar) host plants are key.

Azaleas

Azaleas are a common plant in the South Carolina landscape. There are numerous azalea species, hybrids, and cultivars that are either native to this area or to the Middle East.

‘Tis the Season of Extreme Heat and Humidity

Last year about this time or perhaps a little earlier (right before the summer season officially started), I did an article about the “Dragon of Summer’s Heat and Humidity.”