Category: Special Interest

Locally written columns of special interest to Dillon County citizens

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.

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.

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.

Planting Seeds Straight In The Garden

Don’t worry if you have already spent most of your plant budget for the year. Fill voids in your gardens and containers with heat tolerant annuals planted from seeds directly in the garden.

The Pendulum Swings: Deadbeat Dads vs. Duty-Bound Dads

In the past, I have done a few of the “pendulum swings” articles where I considered and contrasted two almost polar opposite issues or individuals.

Learning To Live In Harmony With People Whose Beliefs And Views Clash With Yours

The previous question was asked by Rodney King when he was illegally beaten by police officers in March 1991. The beating was viewed on television network news throughout America and consequently was the catalyst to the rioting, looting, and burnings in Los Angeles following the incident.