Lessons on leadership at your local library

Thursday, October 30, 2014 8:08 a.m.

My library branch recently received a new book for our collection, “Good Leaders Ask Great Questions” by John C. Maxwell. It’s the latest in a series of books written by this leadership expert, and it’s a good one.

Once accepted to the Internet, you have the world at your feet

By Tim Bullard

Special to the Moultrie News

Thursday, October 30, 2014 11:11 a.m.

“Dad! We don’t have any Internet! My Destiny game won’t work on xBox.”

Time for CCSD to get back to work UPDATED

Thursday, October 30, 2014 2:28 p.m.

How did things spiral so out of control for Dr. Nancy McGinley, Charleston County School District (CCSD) Superintendant? Yesterday she resigned.

Mount Pleasant is Yes4Schools

By Mayor Linda Page

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 9:58 a.m.

This Nov. 4, Charleston County voters will be asked to support extending a 1-cent sales tax for capital improvements in Charleston County School …

Bayview Plantation on Shem Creek

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 12:04 p.m.

Separated from Hogg Island (now Patriots Point) by a narrow tidal creek, what we now know as Bayview Acres was once such an enviable farm it gained …

Library bond referendum to benefit all residents

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 9:58 a.m.

Vote “yes” for Charleston libraries. You’ve noticed the signs, the bumper stickers, TV ads and Facebook postings. What does this mean for you and all residents of Mount Pleasant?

Academics or race: which matters more to CCSD?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 1:10 p.m.

Last week, I was preparing to write this column saying that after a period of struggle and indecision, followed by a close examination of the information provided to me by the campaign arm of the sales tax referendum for school facilities, I was going to reluctantly support the referendum. Then like the rest of the Lowcountry, heck like the rest …

To Halloween or not?

Monday, October 27, 2014 3:00 p.m.

Dear Liz,

Advice on a product pros love

Sunday, October 26, 2014 7:00 a.m.

Since many of you will be changing out containers this fall, here is a little information about a top-selling potting soil that is perfect for your high-value plants, flowers, window boxes, hanging baskets, containers or vegetables.

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.

Headed there in a handbasket?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 10:15 a.m.

A recent poll has made headlines by revealing that the majority of Americans asked think the world is going to hell in handbasket. Perhaps they meant “coming apart at the seams,” or, well, insert your favorite metaphor here.

Fighting illness at Sullivan’s Island Pest House

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 10:15 a.m.

Given the concerns over the recent outbreak of Ebola, I'm taking a quick sidestep from writing about East Cooper plantations to share some insight on some of the rather radical steps taken in the 18th and 19th centuries to halt the spread of infectious diseases. For the early colonists, disease was their No. 1 fear, dreaded more than enemy …

Battling viruses, both human and computer

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:49 p.m.

First there were rumblings and a few news stories with tidbits of news. Then we started paying attention to the Michael Crichton novels and movies …

Dealing with your garden’s main offenders

Sunday, October 19, 2014 8:51 a.m.

With the rain, treat for insects. Sod webworms like to feed at night and on cloudy, overcast days. Obviously, they have been chowing down the last month or two.

Finding ways to fix our roads, five years after the stimulus

By Richard Eckstrom

S.C. Comptroller

Thursday, October 16, 2014 2:24 p.m.

You’ve probably heard much discussion lately about the condition of South Carolina’s roads and bridges, and how to fund their repairs and maintenance. …

Learning inner peace through meditation

Thursday, October 16, 2014 6:00 a.m.

We think of libraries as quiet, meditative spaces. However, if you visit the Mount Pleasant Regional Library, you will discover that it is brimming with life and activity. This may seem like an environment unconducive to meditation, but I beg to differ. Libraries are rich places of knowledge and learning, depositories of wisdom – and this is …

Advice on keeping your kids safe online

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 11:19 a.m.

How about this gorgeous weather, huh?

Murder and mayhem along Georgetown Stage Route

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 11:28 a.m.

Much of what life was like in earlier times can be found in early newspapers, particularly information about place locations. Sometimes this comes …

10 answers for referendum questions

By Bill Lewis

Special to the Moultrie News

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 11:23 a.m.

Will Haynie raised 10 thought-provoking questions for voters to consider about the referendum question on the November 2014 ballot to extend the …

Teaching history based on what’s important, not what’s fashionable

By Larry K. Grooms

S.C. Senate

Monday, October 13, 2014 1:31 p.m.

There was a time when American exceptionalism was as much a part of a student’s education as Jamestown, Manifest Destiny and the Wright brothers. In …

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 shared battle against mental illness

Friday, October 10, 2014 10:47 a.m.

Some of my earliest public service was serving on the board of the Greenville County Mental Health Center – including as its chairman – in the early ‘90s. I later served on the South Carolina Mental Health Commission.

Picking healthy entertainment for your kids

Friday, October 10, 2014 10:02 a.m.

I’m always asked what type of movies I like. Animated Disney always makes me cry. (Cracks up my grandkids.) I also enjoy romantic comedies and true stories about people who have overcome the odds.

Fall gift guide

By Tim Bullard

Author and columnist

Friday, October 10, 2014 3:58 p.m.

If your mind is preoccupied by the never-ending saga of U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford, just remember the story of the guy who married his niece and killed …

Recognizing National Newspaper Week

Thursday, October 9, 2014 10:45 a.m.

Comedian Rodney Dangerfield's famous line was he “got no respect.”

10 questions to consider about the sales tax referendum

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 2:10 p.m.

In a matter of weeks, local voters will be going to the polls to vote on renewing the county-wide 1 percent local option sales tax. Revenues from this go to the Charleston County School District (CCSD) for the construction of facilities. Its regular operating budget is paid primarily though real property taxes.

Protecting your lawn from rainy weather

Sunday, October 5, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Wow, we are getting weather that is making it really hard to deal with some of our perennial worst situations this time of year.

Spooktacular activities all month long

Friday, October 3, 2014 9:00 a.m.

I am embarrassed to say that I trick-or-treated – for candy – until I turned 18.

Waxing eloquent on wax myrtle

Thursday, October 2, 2014 10:10 a.m.

One of the most popular (and prolific) trees in the Lowcountry is the wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera). This aromatic shrub grows everywhere – behind the …

On Vacation

On Vacation – Kyoto, Japan

Wednesday, October 29, 12:04 p.m.

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