Mark Catesby: Artist, naturalist and explorer

Thursday, August 6, 2015 4:03 a.m.

‘As I arrived at the beginning of the summer,” wrote the English naturalist Mark Catesby after his first trip into the region in North …

Get to know helpful biopesticides

Sunday, August 2, 2015 5:38 a.m.

Biopesticides (also called bioscience products) are pesticides that are found in nature. Do you remember studying how the black walnut tree exudes its own preemergent herbicide (juglone that causes an allelopathic effect) to keep other plant life from growing underneath it and competing with it? This is definitely the way of the future!

Keeping kids on track with summer reading

Thursday, May 21, 2015 5:57 a.m.

In the late 1900s, many libraries started to expand services for children. With this new development came extra activities and programs for these youngsters. This was also the period when a few very smart librarians acknowledged the fact that during the summer months, when schools were closed, children needed the opportunity to continue practicing …

Getting kids active while helping the community

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 10:13 a.m.

Want your family to have a super summer? Volunteer!

Celebrate poetry all month long this April

Thursday, April 9, 2015 7:29 a.m.


Join discussion group, learn more about foreign policy

Thursday, January 1, 2015 9:30 a.m.

Holiday time is nearly over (big sigh of relief), which means I can again make time for some serious reading as my thoughts turn to the new year.

History and six hawks hunting

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 6:33 a.m.

This article originally ran in the Moultrie News in 1995. It is amazing to look back and see the changes that have occurred over the last 18 years. …

Grains of sand on the beach? Cars? Who’s counting?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 8:48 a.m.

A little Internet research helped me discover that Earth’s beaches contain roughly 5,000 billion billion, or 5 sextillion, grains of sand (props to quickanddirtytips.com).

Remaining thankful after the holidays

Thursday, December 4, 2014 7:42 a.m.

We open our hearts to others during the holidays, but what happens after the holidays are over? Many people go back to their normal routines, stress of everyday life, sorrows, grumpiness, etc.

The deception of Obamacare

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 8:00 a.m.

For those of us opposed to the concept of nationalized health care, learning the shameful way that Obamacare was forced on us was like pouring salt …

A new recipe for success this fall

Sunday, November 9, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Fall is for planting, so here is a recipe for amending the soil for flower beds. You could use the same recipe for trees and shrubs with some slight modification. Test soil first, if possible, and wait 30 days to plant if you're able.

Pirates in the attic

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 10:20 a.m.

Ahoy there, Jack Sparrow! Ye might have known some of the patriarchs of Charleston’s most illustrious families.

Teaching kids about voting this Election Day

Thursday, October 23, 2014 3:00 p.m.

My elementary school held a mock presidential election in the fall of 1980.

Fall is here at last

Sunday, October 12, 2014 9:58 a.m.

I would like to start this week’s article with a shout out to Charleston RiverDogs’ head grounds superintendent Mike Williams. Mike (Riley Park) won the South Atlantic Leagues’ Field of the Year honors for 2014.

Putting fun back in dysfunctional families

Saturday, October 11, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Don't you just love a good dysfunctional family story? Doesn't everyone? Well, I do, anyway.

Our historic plantation lands UPDATED

Thursday, October 9, 2014 10:32 a.m.

Note: This is the first in a series of articles on the plantations that once dotted the lands east of the Cooper.

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