Category: Special Interest

Locally written columns of special interest to Dillon County citizens

Winning Perennials For Your Garden

After a busy summer of vacations, BBQs, and garden care, it is fun to turn our attention to planting. Fall is a great time to plant perennials and many garden centers are busy refreshing their supply of perennial plants.

The Day My Mama Beat The Devil Out Of Me

Beginning today and through the entire month of September, I’m going to share with you some excerpts that were taken from my autobiographical book, Growing Old in Newtown, that was written and published in 2015.

Pansies In Your Fall Garden

Pansies have long been a fall and winter garden favorite. These cheery flowers are sure to brighten landscapes and containers and add a smile to any occasion.

Farewell To A Very Special Person

I was only 30 minutes away from embarking upon a journey to a hospital in the Queen City of Charlotte, North Carolina when the news came that there was no need in me coming.

My Trip to Ghana: Discomfort, Delays, and Deliverance

I shared with you a few of the details from my experiences in the West African country of Ghana. I’m going to conclude today by sharing with you some of the eventful experiences that transpired.

My Trip To Ghana

By the time you read this column, I would have arrived back to my home in Dillon, South Carolina, U.S.A. I arrived in Accra, Ghana on July 26, 2022 at 2:25 p.m. (their time) that is exactly four hours ahead of our time.

Enjoy Your Homegrown Herbs All Year Round

Keep enjoying your homegrown herbs all year round. Harvest throughout the growing season and include them in garden-fresh meals. Then preserve a few for the winter ahead.

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.