Category: Special Interest

Locally written columns of special interest to Dillon County citizens

The Challenges Confronting Children Returning To The Classroom

Having a wife and daughter who are passionate career educators, I have given much thought to the dilemma of whether or not children (in grades kindergarten through twelfth) should return back to the classroom.

Luna Moth

The Luna moth (Actias luna) is one of the most stunning moths found in North America.

Southern Corn Meal Cookies

Southern Corn Meal Cookies are essentially buttery sugar cookies made with both flour and corn meal, which makes an incredible difference. This cookie is delicately crisp, with an interesting texture and an unexpectedly appealing rich grain flavor.

Coach Jason Gunter: The Marathon Man

I dare not let Coach Jason Gunter retire from his position as being an educator in our school district for fifty (50) continual years without giving him his due honor.


Did you know there are at least 61 different species of mosquitos in South Carolina?

Indian Pink

Indian pink (Spigelia marilandica), is a native herbaceous perennial that occurs naturally in South Carolina.

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?