Horticulture Hotline - A magic trick to cast away fairy rings

Sunday, June 26, 2016 9:20 a.m.

After many recent calls about mushrooms the last few weeks, I want to update a question someone asked me over 10 years ago.

New methane regulations an expensive mistake

Thursday, June 23, 2016 2:08 p.m.

Bureaucrats have been given another political target in their misguided war on fossil fuels—methane.

Filling your offseason - and your freezer - with hog hunting

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:49 p.m.

The 30-year-old “gum sole” hunting boots have been sent up North to be resoled and refitted. A fresh coat of wax has been applied to the English-made waxed cotton hunting coat and hung in the closet awaiting some cold and nasty fall weather. Firearms are cleaned, stored, or at the gunsmith for a tuneup. One or two more may be on …

Between the Stacks - Check out a foreign film at the library

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 6:15 a.m.

One of my hobbies besides reading is watching foreign films. I love to travel and see new places, but time and money limit my excursions. By watching foreign films, I can get a glimpse of other cultures and how people live. I can be transported in an instant to a distant land such as India, Bulgaria, Norway, or China.

On Vacation - Diwali

On Vacation - Diwali
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 1:25 p.m.

MUSC supports bike lanes as part of building healthy communities

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 10:01 a.m.

Cycling a welcome addition as exercise, commuting and lifestyle option

Horticulture Hotline - Chinch bug damage is often confused with dry spots or fungus

Sunday, June 19, 2016 9:44 a.m.

If you are taking a vacation this summer and have St. Augustine grass, be sure to put out an insecticide to protect your lawn from “the nasty rascal, the chinch bug”. Chinch bugs can do serious damage in a very short period of time. Chinch bug damage is often confused with dry spots or fungus. The hot dry areas of your lawn is where …

Editorial Cartoon UPDATED

Editorial Cartoon
Sunday, June 19, 2016 10:51 a.m.

Ask Liz - My dogs are driving a wedge between us

Thursday, June 16, 2016 9:31 a.m.

Dear Liz,

Environmental Protection Agency responds to The Guardian lead testing article

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 9:29 a.m.

Recently, local news publications and media picked up on an article published by The Guardian regarding lead testing.

Between the Stacks: Get in the game with the teen summer photo contest

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 8:56 a.m.

Every summer, teens have the opportunity to win great prizes at the library with our young adult summer reading program. This year, East Cooper teens have the opportunity to win even more prizes by participating in our Teen Summer Photo Contest.

Official Statement from Mt Pleasant Town Councilman, Mark Smith regarding his dissenting vote to lower building heights UPDATED

Monday, June 13, 2016 11:05 a.m.

The most terrifying words in the English language are, “I’m from the government, and I am here to help.” ~Ronald Regan

Childhood poverty: Nothing to be celebrated

Friday, June 10, 2016 1:08 p.m.

Last month our country celebrated Red Nose Day. To the best of my memory, this is the second year childhood poverty has had a day of national emphasis and recognition. Believe it or not, more children live in poverty today than before the great recession.

Muhammad always seemed to know how to defuse any situation

Thursday, June 9, 2016 11:07 a.m.

Every major news organization has a small cadre of hard-working staffers whose work rarely makes headlines or leads the nightly national newscasts. They often labor under a euphemistic title such as “Biography Unit.” In actuality, their ongoing task is to amass reams of data, a plethora of quotes and endless audio and video clips …

Old school fishin’

Old school fishin’
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 7:11 a.m.

I cut a long piece of bamboo from a stand in my father-in-law’s yard and rigged it up with some fishing line. We gathered the rest of our …

Horticulture Hotline - Keep your crepe myrtles clean and green

Sunday, June 5, 2016 6:37 a.m.

Q: My crepe 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.

Editorial Cartoon

Editorial Cartoon
Sunday, June 5, 2016 11:02 a.m.

Always in the mind of sportsmen

Thursday, June 2, 2016 1:49 p.m.

The phone rang about 9:15 on a Sunday morning.

Between the Stacks - Donate a book and honor the memory of a Mother Emanuel victim

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 6:38 a.m.

Do you remember where you were and what you were doing when you learned that nine people had been shot and killed at Charleston’s “Mother Emanuel” AME Church on June 17, 2015? For Charlestonians, that event is remembered in the same way as the Twin Towers falling on September 11, 2001, or the assassination of John F. Kennedy …

Ask Liz - Protect yourself from hurricanes and the sun’s rays

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 11:32 a.m.

I hope your Memorial Day weekend wasn’t too windy (hurricane season wake up call) and was filled with gratitude as well. Prayers for blessings on all those who have served our country, and continue to serve, as well as our first responders throughout our community, who put their lives on the line everyday.

Horticulture Hotline - More is not better when dealing with control products

Sunday, May 29, 2016 8:57 a.m.

If you like the fragrance of magnolias and gardenias, what a great time of year to work in the yard or take a walk. Two weeks ago, I was smelling the thick intoxicating smell of banana shrubs, and now, the clean smell of the gardenias and magnolias. The weather has been cool enough to make those outside jobs enjoyable.

Editorial Cartoon

Editorial Cartoon
Sunday, May 29, 2016 12:00 p.m.

Statement from Elliott Summey, Charleston County Board Chairman UPDATED

Friday, May 27, 2016 9:38 a.m.

May 26, 2016

Between the Stacks - Prizes abound for avid summer readers

Thursday, May 26, 2016 5:08 a.m.

Get ready to dust off your sports gear and break in a new pair of tennis shoes, because this year’s summer reading is all about sports, health and fitness. Along with puppet and magic shows, theater, juggling, live animals, and music, Charleston County Public Library branches are offering programs to get kids moving. The upbeat offerings …

Ask Liz - Preparing for the crazy family reunion

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 7:36 a.m.

Dear Liz,

Tackle mosquito breeding grounds now

Sunday, May 22, 2016 8:34 a.m.

Chikungunya, Dengue (still in the tropics), Zika, West Nile Virus... now it is time to wage war against the mosquito.

Editorial cartoon

Editorial cartoon
Sunday, May 22, 2016 10:23 a.m.

Offshore First - There’s nothing like the sing of the lines

Offshore First - There’s nothing like the sing of the lines

By Michael M. Cochran

Special to the Moultrie News

Thursday, May 19, 2016 7:33 a.m.

My truck rolled up to the ice machine in the early morning darkness. I was asked to bring at least forty pounds of ice for our offshore fishing trip. …

Honoring ECCO founder Monsignor James A. Carter

Thursday, May 19, 2016 10:23 a.m.

At East Cooper Community Outreach’s (ECCO) Golf Ball last week, we recognized our founder, Monsignor James A. Carter for his Jubilee Celebration after being in the ministry for fifty years.

African Methodist Episcopal Church in limelight again UPDATED

Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:01 a.m.

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