Category: Special Interest

Locally written columns of special interest to Dillon County citizens

Chinese Pistache

The Chinese pistache (Pistacia chinensis) is an excellent medium-sized landscape tree that is suitable for planting in South Carolina.

The Splendor Of Rome Vs. The Simplicity Of Home

I am composing (this article that you are reading today) from Rome, Italy.

Dividing Perennials

Dividing and replanting keeps spreading perennials under control. …Dividing perennials is very easy and inexpensive way to gain additional plants for your garden or to pass along to a friend.

Part I: My Most Momentous and Memorable Moments

I want to share something today that will require next week’s edition of my column to complete.

Winterizing Lawns

Preparing your lawn for colder weather may be the last thing on your mind right now. But, now is the time to start preparing your lawn for those colder temperatures.

The Right To Bear Arms

For quite some time now, I have wrestled with the idea of doing a piece on the 2nd Amendment.

The New River Expedition: More Miles Of Uncertainty

Soon we reached the Pembroke Virginia and the canoes were pulled up onto the riverbank.

The Lying King

I had about two more hours of sleep time left to complete on this early Saturday morning.

Mama, Morals, And Manners

When the idea for this edition of my column originally came into my mind, I first wanted to name it in honor of my great-grandma who raised my mother (when she was only around twelve years old) after her mother passed away.

Cover Crops

Cover crops or “green manures” are not harvested, but instead contribute to soil improvement where they are planted.