Category: Special Interest

Locally written columns of special interest to Dillon County citizens

Inn The Kitchen: Honey

About a year ago we planted a “Heritage Garden” at the Inn so that guests from other parts of the U.S. (and the rest of the world for that matter) could see first hand how tobacco, cotton, indigo and sugar cane grow.


I have outlived my father, most of my brothers and have already passed the ‘average’ life expectancy for one of my gender.

Libby’s Recipes: Broccoli Salad

This week’s recipe is a favorite of my sister-in-law Ione. Enjoy.

Summer: Once Upon A Time

Growing up in the 1930s in the country with hardly any of the modern conveniences taken for granted today, I do not particularly remember being a victim of the hot summers.

Libby’s Recipes: Easy Chicken Salad

0 This week’s recipe is one my sister found on the internet. She has tried it and says it is good-and easy since you start with a store-bought rotisserie chicken. Judy did leave out the onions. And wouldn’t it be good to add some chopped nuts? Easy  Chicken Salad Rotisserie chicken (skinned, de-boned & chopped)…

Remembering The Past

One way to remember the past is to be involved in a group such as a reunion, even a funeral or any other reason for being together.

Libby’s Recipes: Garlic Cheese Biscuits

0 sister, a true bread lover! Hope you will enjoy. Garlic Cheese Biscuits 2 cups buttermilk baking mix (Bisquick) 2/3 cup milk 1/2 to 1 cup (2-4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese 1/4 cup margarine, melted 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (or to taste) 1 tablespoon parsley flakes Mix Bisquick, milk and cheese until a soft dough…


Recently I received a Thank You note from a friend now living in Pickens County, SC. Most of her life was spent in nearby Lake View where her parents were educators and she, Beth, was a remarkable asset to that small Dillon County town. She was a library volunteer who might not give rise in your estimation of her importance but then you must not know the great influence that Beth cast on the community of book lovers there.

Libby’s Recipes: Sue’s Corn Souffle

My recipe this week is one of my all-time favorites. I have run it before, but I thought since the fresh sweet corn is now in season, it would be a good time for a re-run.

The End Of A Friendship

The last column I wrote about my friend was entitled AN UNLIKELY FRIEND. I met him while visiting in local nursing homes where he was spending his last few weeks of life. It has been said that everyone we meet becomes a part of us, and my departed friend proved this to me.