Category: Special Interest

Locally written columns of special interest to Dillon County citizens

Brighten Your Fall Landscape With Mums

Mums are a favorite fall flower that adds weeks of seasonal color to containers, gardens and fall displays.

Endeavoring To Be Number One At Being Number Two

I was so inspired by the mere title of Cornell King’s very informative and timeless book, Being Number One at Being Number Two that I decided to devote my column today to considering the issue.

Daffodils with a Difference

There are so many reasons to love daffodils. These spring-blooming bulbs aren’t fussy about where they are planted. They come back to bloom again year after year and are not bothered by deer, rabbits, or other garden pests.

Help Wanted: Why Good Help Is Hard To Find

As I waited at a certain business establishment to have my vehicle serviced, I could not help but notice that there were only two people attending to the vehicles that were there waiting to be serviced.

Living In The Aftermath Of Unexpected Events

The recent passing of Douglas Pernell, the first African American to be elected as the Sheriff of Dillon County, as well as our first Black County-wide office holder, took us all by surprise.

Tomato Troubles

Extreme heat, drought, torrential rains, and hungry critters may be wreaking havoc on your garden.

Remembering The Last Supper

One of my special, spiritual daughters is Marie Bepete. She is the wife of Bishop Luckie (Peter) Bepete, the African and Foreign Mission Bishop.

Family Feuds: Their Origin and Common Causes

It is my aim and custom to decide what issue or subject I will consider in my weekly column by how it relates to the average person who will most likely read it.

Planting A Winter Cover Crop

Get your garden to work over winter by planting a cover crop this fall. Covering the soil with plants that are turned into the soil or smothered and allowed to decompose in spring provides many benefits.

Becoming A Part of the Solution In An Era of Chasms and Contentions

When Eldridge Cleaver, one of the leaders of the Black Panther Party, penned this very prudent saying back in the 1960’s, I was an emerging young adult in the early part of my high school days at Gordon High School.