Category: Special Interest

Locally written columns of special interest to Dillon County citizens

Peanut Butter Cup Icebox Pie

Here is the 2013 Martha White® Holiday Muffin Mix Challenge winning recipe by Joanna C. of Whiteville, Tenn., who was named Grand Prize Winner and the Crowd Pleasers Category Winner for her Peanut Butter Cup Icebox Pie.

Things I Wish I Had Never Done

Certainly, everyone of us living and breathing (to some extent) belong to the category of people who have some degree of remorse for some past misdeeds that we either perpetrated or to which we were an accomplice.

The Best Time To Plant Shrubs

When is the best time to plant shrubs?


Eggplant (Solanum melongena) is a warm-season vegetable that typically has a long growing season and grows slowly during cool periods.

Why I Enjoy Traveling The Rural Roads Of The County

I have been called strange and irregular by both my family members and close friends.

The Doug Miller Story

Today, I want to share a true story with you of a man who is well-known in our locale. Practically everyone in Dillon County knows or have heard of Doug Miller, as he is commonly known.


What is your favorite apple variety? Many consumers are fans of the ‘Honeycrisp’ because they desire a red apple with a combination of crunch and sweet.

Parents Who Set Their Children Up For Failure

My wife and I reared two children who are now adults. I look back in retrospect and see the areas where I both succeeded and failed as a father.

Paw Paws

Pawpaw (Asimina trilobal) is the largest edible tree fruit native to the United States. Pawpaws are understory trees or thicket-shrubs that grow in deep, rich fertile soils near river-bottoms.

Lace Bugs

Azalea lace bugs can be very destructive pests. They have piercing-sucking mouth parts in both nymph and adult life stages.