Category: Special Interest

Locally written columns of special interest to Dillon County citizens

Entering the New Year with Hope and Optimism

With 2021 being only a short span of time away, we need to make sure that we are going forth into this New Year with hope and optimism.

A Hunt To Be Thankful For

Thanksgiving week marks the beginning of duck season, turning the rivers of the Pee Dee region into a battle ground. This part of the season only lasts a week and is usually a hectic week on the river as hunters work to capitalize on the short pre season.

Part Two: The Christmas Story From A Biblical Perspective

In my column last week, we considered the Christmas Story from a biblical perspective.

Part One: The Christmas Story From A Biblical Perspective

I am going to attempt something during this Christmas season that I have never done before.

A Weekend Of Fishing

Grayson Highlands State Park, VA is a place that my wife, Shannon, and I have both enjoyed visiting before we met. Shannon has visited to hike with her family while I went on trips with the Boy Scouts. Shannon and I picked the first weekend of November to go together and we packed our bags to hike and camp in the area.

Why My Recliner Is My Favorite Chair

Before I address the subject of my column today, I must first go back in time to when I was growing up in New Town.

USDA Shares Easy At-Home Advice For Handling Food Safely This Thanksgiving

This week, Americans will enjoy a delicious meal on Thanksgiving Day with family and friends – either in person or virtually. Taking the necessary steps toward safe food handling and sanitation will help protect you and your loved ones this year.

Why Thanksgiving Is Special This Year

There are three times each year when my Judeo-Christian convictions dictate the nature and substance of what I write about in my column.

A Profile In Perseverance

On the official election day of November 3, 2020, history was made in Dillon County. For the first time in the history of Dillon County, an African- American was elected to a county-wide position.

What’s Causing Your Hay Fever?

What’s causing your hay fever? Unfortunately, goldenrods share their bloom time with the inconspicuous ragweeds.