Category: Special Interest

Locally written columns of special interest to Dillon County citizens

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.

The New River Expedition: Miles Of Uncertainty

Our shuttle arrived, and Mike stepped out of the van to greet us. He is the owner of Mountain2Island Outfitters and has a shop in Radford Virginia, next to the New River.

Crimson Clover

Crimson clover (Trifolium incarnatum) is an annual and is well adapted to the warm climates of South Carolina.

The Rejected Remedy To What Ails Humanity

The idea for this article that you are reading today came to me a few nights ago while riding in my car.

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.

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.