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:

Drivin’ and Chooglin #10

Friday, August 21, 2015 1:56 p.m.

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Learn more about Scandinavian mysteries and thrillers

Thursday, August 20, 2015 7:46 a.m.

Who is Lisbeth Salander?

Tips on dealing with the new school year

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 5:15 a.m.

Happy back to school! As a student, mom, grandmom and teacher and school counselor I recall the mixed joys of the first days of school. As an elementary school counselor, I remember prying tearful children off their (tearful) moms – and explaining to middle school parents to act like they don’t know their children in front of other …

Charleston Listens - Bridge to Unity walk

By Jullie Chapman

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 5:24 a.m.

Looking back to June 21st, 2015, I realize that as I stood under the Ravenel Bridge, waiting for our ‘Bridge to Unity’ Walk to begin, …

Two if by sea: Our Charleston lighthouses

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 6:59 a.m.

Like fraternal twins born a century apart, Charleston’s two lighthouses mirror the entrance to the harbor and both have shared the name …

Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 10:23 a.m.

I know that “never” is a long time. However Iran has been “jerking” the United States on many issues over the last years. We must stop it now!

It’s never too early to prepare for winter

Sunday, August 16, 2015 5:32 a.m.

Last week, I was trying not to cry about the three hours I had spent in the yard spraying weeds. I was thinking I could have done a lot of custom programs from soil tests in those three hours. When I was finishing up spraying, a major rainstorm hit the area where I live. Thank you, Possum’s Spreader Sticker! Even weeds that I sprayed while …

How to protect yourself and your parents from scams

Thursday, August 13, 2015 7:27 a.m.

The United States is an aging country. We hear this on television and radio talk shows, but what does it really mean?

Helpful tips on managing fertilizers and composts

Sunday, August 9, 2015 5:12 a.m.

This past Sunday I was trying to take back my yard from the weeds that have grown since February when the spring season hit at Possum’s (What’s the saying about the shoeless cobbler?) and I got hit with an unexpected rain shower as I was finishing up about three hours of spraying.

Save Shem Creek responds to ULI study

Friday, August 7, 2015 2:50 p.m.

In a packed meeting at Mt. Pleasant’s waterfront park, consultants hired by the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce urged Town Council to continue down the path of urbanization, turning our community into a city like Charlotte or Atlanta.

Many lessons can be learned from writing workshops

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 8:03 a.m.

Last week, a writer I know said how difficult it is for him to be objective while reading his own writing. I agreed. Sometimes writers only see their errors and flaws. How their words fall short of their favorite authors’ prose. I am currently reading “Someone” by Alice McDermott. McDermott awes me with her ability to bring …

Sometimes the old ways are the best ways

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 7:44 a.m.

My wife and I turned off of the paved road onto the farm where our hunting club is located when the rain stopped. I turned to her and told her to be …

Drivin’ and Chooglin #9

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 2:17 p.m.

You’ll recall that when I started this project, my wife was somewhat skeptical about the whole thing. It’s fair to say that we’re on different pages musically, and this is principally because she is one of those people for whom music is simply a series of background textures. Since we first met, I have worked hard to share my …

Get to know helpful biopesticides

Sunday, August 2, 2015 5:38 a.m.

Biopesticides (also called bioscience products) are pesticides that are found in nature. Do you remember studying how the black walnut tree exudes its own preemergent herbicide (juglone that causes an allelopathic effect) to keep other plant life from growing underneath it and competing with it? This is definitely the way of the future!

Drivin’ and Chooglin’ #8

Friday, July 31, 2015 9:52 a.m.

With Daft Punk’s “Human After All,” I found myself in an interesting crossover space where, if my boys were a touch older, they would probably be educating me about the nature of the music. While transferring the album from my computer to CD, I laughed when I saw iTunes had filed it in the ‘Indie Rock’ genre. It …

Using technology to help kids with behavioral challenges

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 6:59 a.m.

“Your child is not paying attention. He is disrupting the class.”

Statement from Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone Regarding the Boy Scouts of America

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 12:38 p.m.

“On Monday, July 27, the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) ratified a resolution stating that no adults can be denied registration as employees or non-unit-serving volunteers of the Boy Scouts of America ‘on the basis of sexual orientation.’ The resolution also affirms a chartered …

Roll out the new sod following these tips

Sunday, July 26, 2015 6:07 a.m.

I have been getting a lot of questions about laying new sod this year. Here is a basic outline. You may want to consult with a professional as sod is expensive and tricky to get just right. This outline is for someone that wants to control weeds before sodding (start clean, stay clean), not for the person that has a wedding in their backyard in …

It’s no mystery where to find the best books

Thursday, July 23, 2015 7:27 a.m.

There’s no mystery about it; our library patrons love mysteries! This genre is one of the most popular of all, and we are often asked where the mystery section is located.

Infidelity: A touchy, but sadly common issue

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 6:29 a.m.

Dear Liz,

A lone explorer battles Southern beasts

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 7:26 a.m.

In spring 1773, Philadelphia botanist William Bartram began his explorations of the Southeast “for the discovery of rare and useful …

The frenetic final days of session

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 5:08 a.m.

The 2015 legislative session has finally concluded – sort of!

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