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Advice on guiding loved ones through loss UPDATED

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 12:41 p.m.

Recently, a friend of mine lost her husband unexpectedly. I use the word “lost” because, like most people, I find it hard to deal with death – including what to say to the bereaved and how to help.

Spring can be a touchy time for teens

Sunday, April 19, 2015 12:55 p.m.

Dear Liz,

It’s a great time of year in the garden

Sunday, April 19, 2015 6:18 a.m.

If you are reading this column, I imagine you have an interest in gardening. Well, this is an opportunity to hit a gardening home run. The Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society’s 23rd annual Rose Show is going to be at Cypress Gardens on Saturday, April 25, from 1-4:30 p.m. The Rose Show is dedicated to Dr. Frank Heinsohn whose name is well …

Online sources for quality literature

Friday, April 17, 2015 7:25 a.m.

Sometimes patrons come into the library, hand us a book, and ask, “Can you tell me if I’ve read this one before?” Well, no, we can’t. Once you’ve returned a book to us, it disappears from your record, unless you owe a fine on it. Historically, libraries have made a point of not keeping a record of what patrons …

Finding the best baby sitter and communicating with kids

Thursday, April 16, 2015 10:05 a.m.

Lightning round time!

On Vacation - Costa Maya

Thursday, April 16, 2015 10:19 a.m.

Celebrating victories with the Moultrie News! The Heller family celebrates twin 18th birthdays, a Grand National Championship and pending high school …

Look but don’t touch with these blue beauties

Thursday, April 16, 2015 10:17 a.m.

It doesn’t happen often, but a good southeastern wind from the gulf shores can wash these mesmerizing psychedelic Physaliidae onto Charleston …

All lives matter

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 6:27 a.m.

The sad and tragic ending of the life of Lowcountry resident Walter Scott by being shot by a North Charleston police officer has put our region and our state in the spotlight of national media.

Patience is the key to hunting wild turkeys

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 2:22 p.m.

I sat at the base of a white oak tree listening intently for more gobbles from a tom turkey that we “struck,” or coaxed into …

Been a long time coming

Monday, April 13, 2015 9:49 a.m.

It's been a long time for me, waiting to be eligible for a new iPhone 6, but the day is coming in May.

A refresher course on controlling mole crickets

Sunday, April 12, 2015 8:58 a.m.

Last November I wrote about mole crickets, and judging from the amount of damage to lawns I’m seeing, I need to write about them again. Between having three stores, regularly scouting around and having a whole bunch of friends in the business of killing mole crickets, when they get bad, I hear about it. Right now, they are bad! With some …

Drivin’ and Chooglin’

Thursday, April 9, 2015 1:11 p.m.

When I was seven, I used my allowance to buy The Who’s It’s Hard on vinyl. Some may argue that the band was already past its prime by then, but I couldn’t have cared less. I was wild about the song “Eminence Front” and mesmerized by the album’s cover, a futuristic shot of the band posed in front of a kid …

Celebrate poetry all month long this April

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

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What to do with those we hate?

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 3:08 p.m.

In the Orthodox Christian celebration of Easter – most traditionally known as Pascha – the services are the brightest and most beautiful of all. Every light is on; every candle is lit. Doors are open and dark-colored vestments are exchanged for the whitest or most golden ones we have.

On Solid ground – Local’s guide to surviving holiday weekends

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 7:34 a.m.

Last weekend having been Easter weekend, things seemed fairly normal east of the Cooper until my daughter took me to lunch Friday to celebrate my birthday. In glorious Good Friday weather, we chose to sit outside at one of our favorite restaurants along Ben Sawyer Boulevard. The place was busy but not crowded.

The dog ate what?

By Dr. Jay Goldsmith

Special to the Moultrie News

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 12:15 p.m.

The older I get, the more I find my culinary desires becoming increasingly refined. This is, of course, just a nice way of saying I am simply pickier …

It’s time to free your lawn of leaves

Sunday, April 5, 2015 8:31 a.m.

We are getting some beautiful days to work in the yard, and after a rough winter, the yard needs a little attention.

It’s all about clean water and water’s worth it

Saturday, April 4, 2015 3:18 p.m.

What is water worth? This may seem to be a simple question and one that may not appear to be worth a second thought. Indispensable to jobs, the economy, our health and our communities, water runs through our lives in many ways but, often, it is taken for granted. It’s time for that to change.

The glorious and ancient Easter tradition

By Father John Parker

Special to the Moultrie News

Friday, April 3, 2015 8:26 a.m.

At first complete silence, and nearly blind darkness – apart from the minimal light needed for the choir to sing. Stillness and solemnity fill …

Tiptoe through the tulips at your local library

By Susan Frohnsdorff

Assistant Manager

Thursday, April 2, 2015 7:04 a.m.

Ask nearly anyone who Tiny Tim is and you’ll likely hear “Didn’t he get married on ‘The Tonight Show’?” or …

Surviving spring break and the importance of pre-marital counseling

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 9:02 a.m.

Dear Liz,

On Solid Ground – House of (Cue) Cards

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 6:19 a.m.

Cable TV has its popular show about South Carolina politics called “House of Cards.” Last Tuesday, Mount Pleasant Town Council staged a made-for-TV event complete with talking points and a message scripted with the aid of one of the most expensive PR firms in the area. It was Town Council’s own production of “House of …

Moving forward in Mount Pleasant

By Linda Page

Mount Pleasant Mayor

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:59 a.m.

Members of Mount Pleasant Town Council and I introduced the framework for a new Town Growth Management Plan last week, one that we believe can help …

Scoping Comments for the 2017-2022 Proposed Oil and Gas Leasing Program PEIS

Monday, March 30, 2015 8:14 p.m.

By Chip Campsen

ECCO announces location in Huger

Monday, March 30, 2015 10:37 a.m.

Have you ever experienced the aligning of the stars and planets…you know, Aquarius?

Take back your lawn from meddlesome moles

Sunday, March 29, 2015 8:49 a.m.

Have you ever been riding through a neighborhood and see a yard and think, “Wow, they have a mole problem”? If that is your yard, here are some quick pointers. For the long version, go to Possumsupply.com under the Horticulture Hotline tab and look in the archives, or go by your local Possum’s Landscape and Pest Control Supply …

The case for ‘unplugging’

Sunday, March 29, 2015 6:25 a.m.

Is technology interfering with your relationships?

Visit the ‘other’ Mount Pleasant library

Saturday, March 28, 2015 6:26 a.m.

How many East Cooper residents can answer this question: “What is the name and location of the other public library in Mount Pleasant?” The answer is “Village Branch Library.” It is located at 430 Whilden St. in what is commonly referred to as the Old Village.

Remembering Toler’s Cove

Thursday, March 26, 2015 5:36 a.m.

The Highway 703 causeway to Sullivan’s Island offers one of the most beautiful marshland views in the Lowcountry. This was called “The …

There is only time for one thing during Holy Week

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 2:41 p.m.

There is no experience like Holy Week in an Orthodox Church (this year, April 6-11, one week later than the Western Christian tradition, March 30 through April 4). The ancient hymns are deep and rich. The atmosphere of the church changes with the day’s commemorations — joy in the air, in the décor, in the incense, in the …

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