Horticulture Hotline - Cooler temperatures make yard work much easier

Sunday, October 4, 2015 8:05 a.m.

I do not know when fall officially starts, but for me when I pulled in my driveway the other day and I was met with the wonderful smell of the sweet tea olive, fall had started. Nothing is like the smell of the sweet tea olive in the Lowcountry in the fall, except maybe shrimp bait balls. Football is taking up most of the week, NASCAR is going …

November Referendum...Property tax calculator now available

Saturday, October 3, 2015 7:43 a.m.

Did you receive your new Charleston County Tax Assessment for your home? If not, you should be receiving it this week.

Drivin’ and Chooglin #13

Thursday, October 1, 2015 1:40 p.m.

It occurs to me now, as I come to the six-month mark of this column, that my kids have yet to balk at any of the albums I’ve served up to them. Really balk, I mean. Sure, there have been times when they have disliked a song here and there. But more often then not, their tendency has been just to go with the flow and to absorb.

Between the Stacks: Recent Finds

Thursday, October 1, 2015 7:49 a.m.

Since discovering the Goodreads app online, I enjoy spending time each week reading book reviews, and have amassed a very long “want-to-read” list – of more than 600 titles. Obviously, I won’t be running out of book ideas any time soon. I’d like to share some of my recent finds with you.

Charleston Listens: With different communication styles

By Julie Chapman

Special to the Moultrie News

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 5:43 a.m.

“You just don’t get it.” My seventeen year old daughter said as she walked away. Once again, our conversation had become a …

We collectively weep when evil tries to inflict harm

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 4:47 a.m.

Dear Liz,

Horticulture Hotline - No one likes to go to sleep hungry

Sunday, September 27, 2015 6:37 a.m.

Brown Patch Fungus is in the attack mode. The shorter days, moisture and finally the cooler weather has given this fungus all the conditions it likes to destroy the yard you worked hard on all summer. Disarm the fungus with Disarm fungicide.

Speak out about how library can meet your needs

Thursday, September 24, 2015 6:02 a.m.

Are you as excited about a new library in Mount Pleasant as I am?

Limit make-believe violence you expose yourself to via media and video games

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 9:33 a.m.

Dear Liz,

Patting the people of Charleston on the back for their reaction in the aftermath of the tragedy

By Tim Bullard

Special to the Moultrie News

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 9:52 a.m.

Author Pat Conroy tiptoed into the church shooting issue Saturday at the Bookmarks Festival and Authors event held in Winston-Salem, N.C., patting …

Horticulture Hotline - Discolored grass could mean Large Patch

Sunday, September 20, 2015 6:28 a.m.

With all of the heavy rains, Large Patch/Brown Patch is really giving our Lowcountry grasses a hard time. The cooler nights, lower daylight hours, and these rains have created an environment favorable for the spread of this disease. Hopefully, you are all saving some money and have turned off your irrigation because we have had at least an inch of …

Drivin’ and Chooglin #12

Thursday, September 17, 2015 2:22 p.m.

The last time I saw Ozric Tentacles in concert was at a small college venue in Boulder, Colorado. The group (whose sound falls somewhere on the nebulous spectrum of ambient—psychedelic—space rock) played to an embarrassingly small audience, with a few assorted hippies dressed in patchwork threads twirling blissfully near the stage.

It’s All About Clean Water - Learn about MPW’s Service Line Care Program

By Clay Duffie

Special to the Moultrie News

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 10:49 a.m.

Many homeowners are unaware that they are responsible for both the water service line that runs from their home to Mount Pleasant Waterworks’ …

Between the Stacks - Library collecting for Newborns In Need

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 5:07 a.m.

Nineteen years ago I was happily pregnant with my second child. In contrast to my first pregnancy, which didn’t go too smoothly from the get-go, this time everything felt good. I exercised, my blood pressure remained stable, and I had a lot of energy to keep up with my firstborn. Until week 27: That’s when I encountered complications. …

‘Charleston Listens’ with statements

By Julie Chapman

Special to the Moultrie News

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 6:07 p.m.

Sitting across from my friend, I began to tell her about my predicament. She listened for a few moments before peppering me with questions. With each …

Horticulture Hotline - Do not eat the mushroooms

Sunday, September 13, 2015 6:16 a.m.

A little cool some mornings, but the beautiful days continue. Rain, rain, rain. Mushrooms in lawns have become a hot topic. Do not eat them and everything will be fine. Have you put out your preemerge for those bothersome winter weeds? Have you fertilized your lawn, shrubs, and trees one last time? Have fall army worms chowed on your turf? Have …

Save Shem Creek presents alternative

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 5:49 a.m.

(Provided by the Save Shem Creek LLC board of directors)

Drivin’ and Chooglin #11

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 11:34 a.m.

I have fond memories of being in music class in elementary school, where for a certain period of time we would just lie down and listen to various pieces of classical music. Eventually, we were introduced to instruments, through short, hands-on sessions, which must have been pure torture for the teacher. But, at this age, kids who were interested …

Tips to save you time and effort outdoors

Sunday, September 6, 2015 5:59 a.m.

I ran into a Horticulture Hotline reader the other day and he mentioned that his wife always puts the article where he sits for breakfast to be sure he read it each week. So I guess it is time for the Horticulture Hotline disclaimer.

Sliding-scale morality

Sunday, September 6, 2015 6:32 a.m.

‘Words mean things.” This is a phrase that one of my teachers branded onto my brain. “Words mean things.” And yet today, words seem disposable, like so much of the “stuff” we use. We might prefer to toss a paper plate than to wash a dish. We might rather buy a new something, whatever that thing may be, …

Education broadens horizons

Saturday, September 5, 2015 6:51 a.m.

Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Do not kill police officers, black people, white people or any people

Thursday, September 3, 2015 10:39 a.m.

I had never heard of Chicago suburb Fox Lake police officer Joe Gliniewicz. Recently, three men murdered him. Sadly I now know about what a great man, and police officer he was.

Closing out the summer with Dragon Con

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 1:18 p.m.

Many people mark Labor Day as the end of the summer season and a last chance to make trips or hold outdoor events. Labor Day is also when football season officially kicks off, and National Collegiate Athletic Association football teams play their season’s first games. Starting in 2007, Labor Day weekend became something more for me; it was …

What are the black bugs on crepe myrtles?

Sunday, August 30, 2015 5:05 a.m.

Q. “While looking over my crepe myrtle (could be oak, maple, etc.) the other day, I noticed a large group of black bugs on the bark of my tree and a fine, tight webbing.

Get your replacement library card for free

Thursday, August 27, 2015 6:55 a.m.

Last year I wrote an article for the Moultrie News to explain why September is an important month for all libraries in our nation. For those of you who just moved to the East Cooper area and missed this specific column, or if you need to refresh your memory, the following paragraphs explain the significance of this month.

A look at David Foster Wallace

Thursday, August 27, 2015 11:47 a.m.

Some movies make the viewer cry. Others reach into one’s soul, deeper than a book can ever do.

Certain medicines can alter desire for intimacy

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 7:09 a.m.

Dear Liz,

Standing Up for Rural Postal Delivery

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 10:15 a.m.

Post offices are crucial anywhere, but especially crucial in rural areas that depend on the postal service to stay connected through news delivery, services crucial to businesses, and, in some communities, a link to prescription drugs and other services.

Sexual Exploitation of Children - DNLCC Response

Monday, August 24, 2015 10:39 a.m.

The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center (DNLCC) Executive Director, Carole Swiecicki, Ph.D., offers her observations in response to …

Now is the time to protect your lawn from worms

Sunday, August 23, 2015 7:11 a.m.

This is what I wrote two weeks ago after I had sprayed my beds with herbicide mix for three hours and I was then hit by a pop up thunderstorm:

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