Category: Blogs & Columns

A collection of blogs and miscellaneous columns for The Dillon Herald website and/or The Dillon Herald newspaper including Sundry Thoughts by Sarah Stubbs, American Muscle Cars by James Bryant, Planter’s Row from Clemson Extension Service, and much more.

This Month In South Carolina History

On August 31, 1885, DuBose Heyward was born in Charleston to Edwin Watkins Heyward and Jane Screven DuBose.

This Month In S.C. History

On June 28, 1776, British ships sailed into Charleston harbor and opened fire on a tiny fort on Sullivan’s Island.

The Ugliest Rifle In The World

Several years ago a friend purchased a very nice rifle for his son.

This Month In South Carolina History

On March 17, 1856, the Mount Vernon Ladies Association received its charter, in large part because of Ann Pamela Cunningham (1819-1875) of Laurens District.

S.C. History: The Charleston-Hamburg Line

On October 2, 1833, workers for the South Carolina Canal and Railroad Company (SCC&RR) completed a 136-mile railroad from Charleston to Hamburg.

How To Deal With Scam Calls

0 Some scammers just don’t quit. They’ve called you on multiple occasions pitching you the same message after you have repeatedly asked to be put on the do-not-call list. You’ve tried blocking them, but they call from all sorts of different numbers! What can you do? According to BBB Scam Tracker, over 5,700 scams involving…

National Grandparents Day

The Sunday after Labor Day we have an opportunity to “Do Something Grand.” That’s when our country observes National Grandparents Day.

Your Health: Fall Food Safety

During the busy fall season, whether you’re preparing a packed lunch for your child, a weeknight dinner for the family, or a tailgate feast for the whole crew, make sure you prevent foodborne illness by following USDA’s four steps to food safety: Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill.

Your Health: Back-To-School Health And Safety

Transitioning from summer months to the school year can be challenging for both children and parents. However, taking a few simple steps can ensure a healthy and productive start to your child’s school year.

Sundry Thoughts: Special Love

I never knew my paternal grandparents. My grandfather died before I was born, and my grandmother died when I was two years old.