Category: Special Interest

Locally written columns of special interest to Dillon County citizens

Disagreeing With People and Loving Them in Spite ‘Of’

There was perhaps never a time in the history of our country and culture when there were so many dissenting opinions and views on so many issues of life.

The New River: Journey’s End

It was June of 2019, and the crew members of the New River Expedition were marooned at the Base of Sandstone Falls in West Virginia.

The Spring Run

The Spring Run for striped bass has begun as they migrate from Lake Marion, up the Congaree River, into Columbia to spawn. Unlike Largemouth Bass, Striper live out their lives in the lakes or ocean and migrate up into rivers to spawn.

Don’t Let The Perfect Be The Enemy Of Good

I have chosen a saying coined by the French philosopher Voltaire of the late 1600s as the heading and emphasis of my column today.

Composting In The Garden

Don’t toss those imperfect lettuce leaves, onion tops and strawberry tops into the trash. Instead, convert them into compost right in the garden.

Managing Insects While Keeping Pollinators Safe

Every garden season is filled with beautiful and tasty surprises along with a few challenges. One challenge gardeners face each year is managing insect pests while keeping the pollinators safe.

The Right To Bear Arms: The Pros And The Cons

One of the most heated and contested issues in the nation today is the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States and its various interpretations.

Learning To Tame The Tongue In An Age Of Verbal Toxicity

In my almost 50 years of being in the ministry, I have talked and given many lessons and sermons on the tongue.

A Call To Action

Ever since the fall of man in the Garden of Eden, hostility, aggression, and war have been an integral part of the human race.

Don’t Let Food Poisoning Ruin Your July 4th Festivities

Food poisoning is an uninvited guest that can ruin any party. During your festivities keep these food safety tips in mind.