Category: Special Interest

Locally written columns of special interest to Dillon County citizens

The Most Common Needs Of Every Human Being

As a member of the most dominant species on the face of the earth, whether you will admit it or not, there are some basic and intrinsic needs that were wired in your DNA when you were conceived.

Give The Gift Of Preserving The Garden’s Harvest

Give a gift that helps your favorite gardeners enjoy the flavors of their garden well past the end of the growing season.

Thanksgiving Safety: Don’t Let Food Poisoning Gobble Up Your Good Time!

Cooking the Thanksgiving Day feast can be stressful for many reasons, especially when it comes to the turkey. Perhaps you find yourself cooking for Thanksgiving for the first time this year?

Red Cross Offers 10 Thanksgiving Cooking Safety Tips

As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s a time to celebrate with loved ones and brush up on home fire safety.

Take Your Garden To New Heights With Alliums

Take your garden to new heights with alliums. This ornamental member of the onion family provides welcome color as spring bulbs fade and before summer perennials fill our gardens with colorful blooms.

Tarpon Weekend ‘22

Tarpon Weekend has been a yearly trip since 2017 where three boats and crews stay in Georgetown, SC, for the weekend and as the name suggests, fish for tarpon.

Winning Perennials For Your Garden

After a busy summer of vacations, BBQs, and garden care, it is fun to turn our attention to planting. Fall is a great time to plant perennials and many garden centers are busy refreshing their supply of perennial plants.

The Day My Mama Beat The Devil Out Of Me

Beginning today and through the entire month of September, I’m going to share with you some excerpts that were taken from my autobiographical book, Growing Old in Newtown, that was written and published in 2015.

Pansies In Your Fall Garden

Pansies have long been a fall and winter garden favorite. These cheery flowers are sure to brighten landscapes and containers and add a smile to any occasion.

Farewell To A Very Special Person

I was only 30 minutes away from embarking upon a journey to a hospital in the Queen City of Charlotte, North Carolina when the news came that there was no need in me coming.