Category: Special Interest

Locally written columns of special interest to Dillon County citizens

Indian Pink

0 dian pink (Spigelia marilandica), is a native herbaceous perennial that occurs naturally in South Carolina. Also known as pinkroot, this perennial has showy, tubular flowers that open in mid-May in the Piedmont, and up to 2 weeks later at higher elevations. Indian pink has elongated flower buds that form at the top of each…

Oh, That We Don’t Forget!

As I am preparing to enter preliminary discussions and negotiations concerning some important business with a few of the trustees of our church and two others who we will be present.

They Are Asking For A Bit Too Much

I have grappled with the desire to write the article that you are presently reading for some time now.


Dogfennel (Eupatorium capillifolium) is native to North American and can be a tall annual or short-lived perennial. Dogfennel has densely hairy stems that come from a woody crown.


Do you think wasps are eating your outdoor wooden furniture or structure?

A Hilarious True Story Stranger Than Fiction

Occasionally in my weekly column, I veer from the routine of presenting and giving my honest opinion on issues and matters that I consider relevant to the general well-being of the people of this locale and beyond.

Catching Red Drum

Sometimes we chase the impossible fish where a single bite can make the day and on other days, it is fun to enjoy catching quantities of fish.

Asian Longhorned Beetle

The Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) is originally from China and the Koreas. It is a large 1 to 1 1/2” long beetle that is black with white spots, long black and white striped antennae, and bluish feet.

Butterfly Weed

Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa) is a native wildflower that is a great source of pollen and nectar for beneficial pollinating insects.

Rain Chains

Rain chains are a creative alternative to the traditional downspout. They originated in Japan hundreds of years ago.