Category: Special Interest

Locally written columns of special interest to Dillon County citizens

Why African-Americans Should Get Vaccinated

Like many African- Americans, I had mixed emotions about getting vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.

People Who Turned Their Pain Into Power

In my opinion as a pastor and counselor to many over the past four decades, I have witnessed quite a few people who have experienced hardships and adversity of various types who were able to turn trouble into triumph and pain into power.


Mid-February is the time to prune many plants, with one exception.

Hunting The Outer Banks

An active day of duck hunting is an exciting experience regardless of the setting or the target species. Until now we had spent our entire season hunting wood ducks along the Little Pee Dee River.


Do you have a bright green, grassy weed in your lawn this month? It’s most likely annual bluegrass (Poa annua).

Things That Are Impossible For Humans To Do

As the dominant and most intelligent species that the Creator set upon the earth, humans have conquered and trained perhaps all other forms of both plant and animal life.

Lawn Burweed

Lawn burweed, also known as spurweed and stickerweed, can be painful when walking across the lawn.

Tracing Your Changes Through The Years

As I recently looked at myself in the mirror, as well as at some photos that dated back for quite a few years, I was somewhat amazed at the changes I have undergone in the past 50 years.

Seed Germination

Do you have old seed packets that didn’t make it into the garden the last few years?

The Role Of Organic Matter In Soil

Organic matter is vital for healthy soil. The organic matter in soil aids in interactions between soil properties.