Category: Special Interest

Locally written columns of special interest to Dillon County citizens

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.”

Gardenias

Gardenias are not the easiest shrub to grow, but their beautiful white flowers make up for the extra attention they require.

Silence Is Not Always Golden

Just when I was preparing to get started on writing about a particular issue for my column today, my intention of writing about the matter was preempted by the urgency of an escalating evil that is transpiring in Dillon, especially in Newtown.

There’s No Fool Like An Old Fool

In my column today, I want to consider an issue that is seldom contemplated or discussed by most.

Blackberries

Blackberries are a great addition to your backyard garden. They are easy to grow, produce plentiful fruits that are highly nutritious and very healthy.

Color Blind: A Short Story

As I have already established a few weeks past, I will occasionally present to you an original short story that will address and tackle some of the major issues of life that perhaps all of us, in some way, have to contend with.