Keep your Christmas tree fresh all season long

Sunday, November 23, 2014 9:46 a.m.

Another year has almost gone by. What a year! The ice in the spring, a very wet September and then the dry fall.

Museum named after Charlestonian

By Tim Bullard

Special to the Moultrie News

Friday, November 21, 2014 10:52 a.m.

A Charleston native son has one of the best museums named after him in Charlotte.

Getting back on the market after losing a spouse

Thursday, November 20, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Dear Liz,

Lucasville comes to Shem Creek

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 4:01 p.m.

Accompanying this article is a close-up from an 1863 map showing Shem Creek and the original village of Mount Pleasant. At the top is the name “Lucas. …

Questions regarding a change in marriage law UPDATED

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 10:04 a.m.

Judge Richard Gergel's stay on his on ruling enabling same-sex marriage in our state expires tomorrow. That means this could be a landmark week in South Carolina both legally and culturally.

Be a hit this holiday season with great new recipes

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 9:06 a.m.

Hard to believe but it’s time for the holidays once again. Maybe you like to cook the exact same dishes for Thanksgiving each year, and if so, you’re all set.

A few simple steps to managing mole crickets

Sunday, November 16, 2014 8:00 a.m.

While walking my dog (no, I do not have a ‘possum) the other day, I noticed some serious mole cricket tunneling/damage around a light post.

Military families face unique challenges

Friday, November 14, 2014 7:00 a.m.

Yesterday was Veterans Day and I wonder how many of us thought about the people it honors. I like the bumper sticker which states, “Freedom Is Not Free” because freedom takes a huge toll on the ones who are out there defending it.

Staying healthy, happy and considerate

Thursday, November 13, 2014 8:00 a.m.

Breaking news last week from MUSC indicated a patient was undergoing Ebola screening protocol. Experts agree that our chances of getting Ebola are unbelievably low and require certain conditions such as close contact, caregiving and so forth. Our bigger risk is the flu and the other bugs that invade, especially between now and the end of March. …

A tale of two Rutledge brothers and Officers’ Punch

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:28 p.m.

Those of you who live off Highway 41 in the Phillips Community, Horlbeck Creek and parts of Park West are on land where two of South Carolina’s most …

The time to be thankful is all the time

By Tim Bullard

Special to the Moultrie News

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 11:22 a.m.

It’s the time of year that we all should be thankful, thankful for family, God’s blessings and the gift of voting.

Thoughts compiled while reflecting on An interesting week

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 2:29 p.m.

I love elections. Election Day to me carries the combined excitement of a meaningful holiday observance and the competition of a big college football game.

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.

Surviving your family this holiday season

Saturday, November 8, 2014 9:00 a.m.

I hope your household is past its Halloween sugar high and now enjoying the countdown to the holidays. The annual questions about planning, budgeting, travel, health and sanity are coming in. So let's put our heads together and see if we can make this our calmest, most reasonable one yet!

Learning how to live with diabetes

Friday, November 7, 2014 6:00 a.m.

Almost two years ago, my brother-in-law received a kidney-pancreas transplant. He had suffered from Type 1 diabetes since the age of six. One of many complications of this disease is kidney failure; my brother-in-law started having renal problems in his late thirties. Over the years, his kidneys functioned less and less and at the end he needed …

Can we make “Go tax yourself” obscene?

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 7:43 a.m.

As a young Citadel cadet, I went to one of my leadership mentors and in great detail described a particular problem. After I finished, he just waited. And waited. Then he said, “If you come to me with a problem and don’t offer a solution, then you sir are part of the problem.”

People of the new shame

BY John F. Abess, MD

Special to the Moultrie News

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 9:29 a.m.

Similar to evolving fashion, it has come to my awareness that there exists a new form of shame. I call it the NEW SHAME. The new shame is different …

Healthy communication – Charleston listens

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 10:11 a.m.

Sitting across from a friend, I listened to her story. I nodded my head and expressed empathy with my eyes. I intently paid attention without coming …

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.

What you need to know to prepare for winter

Sunday, November 2, 2014 8:00 a.m.

Yes, it is time to winterize your turf. SeaHume should be used alone or with the 00-00-25, depending on the results from your soil test.

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.

On Vacation

On Vacation – South Africa

Wednesday, November 12, 10:35 a.m.

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