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Keeping your thirsty lawn healthy and happy

Sunday, July 5, 2015 6:45 a.m.

Grass is burning up and dying across the Lowcountry. You can really tell if your irrigation heads are not properly turning in this kind of weather. At Possum’s we are getting a lot of calls about dead grass and the people are emphatic that they are watering; however, their irrigation is not hitting everywhere it should be. Once they take a …

The strangest animal

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

As a veterinarian, I am often asked the question, “What is the strangest animal you have ever treated?” My mind quickly jumps to Dr. …

New book teaches kids the wonders of nature

By Marcia Russo

Library/Media Specialist (Retired)

Special to the Moultrie News

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

In “A Passion for Elephants: the Real Life Adventure of Field Scientist Cynthia Moss,” Toni Buzzeo, former school librarian and the …

Coastal Community Foundation supports removal of Confederate Flag from Statehouse Grounds

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 11:41 a.m.

The Foundation joins five others from North Carolina and South Carolina in advocating for the flag’s removal

More tips on freeing your yard of fleas

Sunday, June 28, 2015 6:27 a.m.

Professional pest managers will always do a great job at controlling fleas because they are professionals and they do this for a living. Since fleas are in so many different life cycles, give the exterminator at least two weeks for their product to work.

Drivin’ and Chooglin’ #6

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 1:22 p.m.

In the past, I tried to bring myself to argue in print that ZZ Top’s ‘Eliminator’ was a perfect album for its time. But I always got hung up on the last track “Bad Girl,” and notions of perfection would be spoiled. All these years later, the song still seems to me as if it were bolted onto the album like …

Helping your children deal with tragedy

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 9:07 a.m.

What a tragic and yet triumphant week for Charleston. A beautiful piece of art is left at Emanuel AME Church among the flowers, notes and balloons …

Breach Inlet during the Battle of Sullivan’s Island

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 1:28 p.m.

June 28 is Carolina Day, the 239th anniversary of General William Moultrie’s stunning victory at Fort Sullivan, now Fort Moultrie. What …

How to alleviate black scum from your crepe myrtles

Sunday, June 21, 2015 10:59 a.m.

Q: My crape myrtles have a fungus on them that is turning them black as well as the plants under the crepe myrtles. I’ve tried to use some Daconil that I have had in my garage, but this black scum doesn’t seem to be going away. I love to read your column and hope you can help me out with this problem.

#prayforcharleston

Friday, June 19, 2015 8:37 a.m.

#prayforcharleston

Spend your summer with S.C. Book Award nominees

by Jen McQueen

Children’s Services

Thursday, June 18, 2015 4:26 a.m.

Library copies of the 2015-16 South Carolina Book Award (SCBA) nominees have arrived!

Breaking through communication barriers in relationships

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 6:36 a.m.

Dear Liz,

If you like Neil Young, there is some good and bad news UPDATED

By Tim Bullard

Special to the Moultrie News

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 1:04 p.m.

If you like Neil Young, there is some good and bad news, and if you like Starbucks and Monsanto, there is nothing but bad news.

Taking a bite out of this year’s flea epidemic

Sunday, June 14, 2015 6:30 a.m.

Fleas have been particularly bad this year. Fleas are hard to control because they have a wide range of hosts and their life cycles are designed for survival. Although there are 2,400 different species of fleas, the one we are most concerned with is the cat flea.

Let the library help you plan your next vacation

Thursday, June 11, 2015 4:12 a.m.

Recently, I spent three wonderful nights at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan, with my husband’s family. So relaxing! Each evening we met for pre-dinner drinks in the hotel’s Audubon Bar before proceeding to the huge dining room for a five-course dinner.

A look at what makes San Francisco special

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 7:46 a.m.

(Editor’s note: Sharon Baker is the Moultrie News’ former Globetrotters columnist. She and her former husband submitted regular travel …

Texting can lead to miscommunications in relationships

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 7:41 a.m.

Dear Liz,

Old Village shapes the development of Mount Pleasant

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 7:51 a.m.

Geography was easy when I was a wee-un growing up downtown. Like other Charleston children, I learned along with the ABCs that the Ashley and Cooper …

Drivin’ and Chooglin’ #5 UPDATED

Monday, June 8, 2015 1:44 p.m.

A little more about the profanity thing, and then I’ll drop it. When I was a boy, maybe a little older than Dougie, my mother, in rather violent efforts to curb my profane tongue, would drag me to the bathroom after I would deploy a particularly choice word and jam a bar of soap into my mouth.

With June blooms come many lawn challenges

Sunday, June 7, 2015 5:46 a.m.

Time is flying by once again! School is getting out and it is already June. Of course the heat brings many situations in the landscape.

Talking to kids about dealing with anger and bullying

Thursday, June 4, 2015 5:53 a.m.

I enjoyed talking to third- through fifth-graders at a career fair recently. And sharing my six main career paths (licensed counselor, school teacher …

Give a lasting gift to your local library

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 5:06 a.m.

I recently wrote an obituary for a loved one. Most of the facts were easy to find, but I wasn’t sure what charities my loved one had supported.

Charleston Listens – Ripples

By Julie Chapman

Special to the Moultrie News

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 10:16 p.m.

The sun shone brightly against the vast blue sky. Fluffy white clouds hovered over the horizon while a slight breeze flowed in from the ocean, …

And now for a word from our sponsors

Monday, June 1, 2015 1:12 p.m.

By Tim Bullard

Is there too much technology in our classrooms?

Thursday, May 28, 2015 5:29 a.m.

Recently I visited two Charleston County schools where the district is experimenting with “personalized learning.”

Taking a trip down to New Orleans

By Bill Farley

Special to the Moultrie News

Thursday, May 28, 2015 1:19 p.m.

“Well, come on everybody, take a trip with me. Down the Mississippi, down to New Orleans.”

Let your local library know what you think

Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:31 a.m.

On a regular basis, people will let us know how “wonderful” they think the Charleston County Public Library is. They appreciate the programs it offers and the time staff takes to help with their big or small problems.

Woodland Plantation: Another mystery solved

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 1:52 p.m.

Those living on the Whipple Road side of Snee Farm and at Cooper Landing, Candlewood and parts of Wakendaw, reside on what was once one of the most …

Education can be its own reward for graduates

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 11:44 a.m.

Blessings upon all those who have and do serve our country and their families. So many have made the ultimate sacrifice. That includes law enforcement, fire, rescue, EMTs and all first-responders who risk their lives every day. I explained what Memorial Day is to my 6-year-old grandson the other day. He got very quiet. Then asked, “Why …

The best control for leaf gall is to pick the infected leaves off

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:26 p.m.

“Bill,

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