Category: Special Interest

Locally written columns of special interest to Dillon County citizens

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.

A Scathing Rebuke Of Political Slander

Perhaps the most appropriate way to begin this column today is with this incredibly famous and relevant saying from William Shakespeare: “The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.”


Pomegranates (Punica granatum) are a popular fruit know for health benefits associated with its juice.

People Who Are Hard To Help

Like many of my lessons, sermons, and articles that are read in this column, the idea or inspiration to write them come through conversations that I have had with people.


The Smilax species are weedy vines native to North America. These vines are difficult to control that can interweave through ornamental landscape shrubs.

Can America’s Oldest Pandemic Be Cured?

If I told you that the recent incidences involving the slayings of two African-American men in Brunswick, Georgia and Minneapolis, Minnesota, respectively, did not have a bearing on why I thought it necessary to write this article today, I would not be truthful.

Food Prep And Storage Safety Emphasized As More Families Cook And Eat At Home

Many families are cooking at home now more than ever due to COVID-19. Janice Lopez-Munoz, Public Affairs Specialist for the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, spoke to the Dillon Herald recently about the best practices for food safety during preparation, with leftovers, and with take-out food.

Managing Weeds

The best and most effective way to manage weeds in the lawn is to maintain a thick and healthy lawn.

Though Memorial Day Activities Are Different This Year, Food Safety Remains A Priority

Every year, millions of Americans commemorate Memorial Day to honor the sacrifices so many have made to protect our country. This holiday weekend might not be like past years, so while we keep public health recommendations in mind, let’s not forget food safety practices to prevent foodborne illnesses.