Category: Special Interest

The Sights, Smells, And Sounds Of Spring

With the recent arrival of spring, with all of its new life springing up all around us in both the animal and plant domains, there are sights, sounds, and smells that come with the season that are more prominent now than at any other time of the year.

Lucky Strikes: Round Three

The Midland Striper Club hosts a tournament on Lake Murray taking place on the 3rd Saturday of each month. The overall winner is named “Team of the Year.”

The Pleasure And Pain Of Recall

Without any doubt or debate, two of the greatest memories that are etched in stone in my mind are memories of my late sister, Cynthia Joan Goings.

What’s Going On?: A Clash Of World Views

Back in the year of 1971, the prince of the Motown sound, the late, great crooner and soul balladist, Marvin Gaye, released a song in the form of a question entitled, “What’s Going On?”

The Night On Wilburn Ridge


Dillon’s Boy Scout Troop 761 planned a hike one weekend in March ’09. The plan was to hike the Grayson Highlands National Forest along the Appalachian Trail.

Warning Signs: Ignoring Them Could Prove Disastrous

The idea to write about the subject that appears as the heading of my column today came a few weeks ago as I stood and watched a very special friend of mine who was in the critical unit of our hospital.

Libby’s Recipes: Slow Cooker Pot Roast

As we have gone back to cold weather, how about some comfort food?

The Outcry Of My Native American Blood

Just looking at me or any of my siblings, you would not be able to detect any of our American Indian features, except you knew what to look for, as one lady did who was half Native American and half-White.  

A Great Civil Rights Activist

Michael Goings column

It would be a miscarriage of justice and a downright act of historical negligence to let this month of Black History pass without paying tribute to perhaps one of our greatest Civil Rights activists.  

The Chattooga River

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We have all experienced days that become lifetime memories, and waking up in a tent knowing that the day’s journey will be one to remember is an exciting feeling.