Music and memories

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 12:53 p.m.

By Tim Bullard

Safety disputes and the subject of allowance

Sunday, August 31, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Dear Liz,

Tips on battling back against armyworms

Sunday, August 31, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Wow, what a week. Fall armyworms decided to attack my yard and many others throughout the Lowcountry. Golf courses and turf fields have been getting their fair share of munching as well. Walk around your yard late in the evening; if you see a lot of moths, usually worms are close behind (moths lay eggs; eggs hatch into hungry worms).

Meet the newest member of the library staff

Saturday, August 30, 2014 11:00 a.m.

Meet Christian Colon, full-time library assistant in the circulation department, and one of Mount Pleasant Regional's newest staff members. Christian …

Legislative update – Agenda-setting session

Saturday, August 30, 2014 11:00 a.m.

The Republican majority in the South Carolina House of Representatives currently stands at 78 members, in comparison to the Democratic Party's 46 …

Simple tips on saving money UPDATED

Thursday, August 28, 2014 1:26 p.m.

My wife invited me to go with her to help select a new laptop for her job.

A tricky situation in funding education

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 9:39 a.m.

Everyone who is against funding for education, please raise your hand.

NFL could always use another dose of sportsmanship

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:43 p.m.

I'm always excited to see Clemson or USC athletes ascend to the NFL, but it was particularly thrilling to watch former Gamecock quarterback Connor …

Amid the bad news, much good news to be found

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 11:34 a.m.

It was a tough month.

A look at reader mail and proper screening

Sunday, August 24, 2014 8:00 a.m.

A local gardener writes:

Reader questions about Wando’s STEAM, Yeti and rednecks

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:52 a.m.

Q: Why is the term “redneck” OK, but the mascot name “Redskins” isn’t?

Dealing with wet weather, preparing for winter

Sunday, August 17, 2014 10:03 a.m.

Treat for mosquitoes in your yard! Usually, I recommend the organic repellents; however, with the amount of rain we have had, try some Cyonara and kill the mosquito. Scout around your yard for potential breeding sites.

The problem with fracking

Friday, August 15, 2014 2:00 p.m.

Recently, the Winston-Salem Journal covered the issue of fracking in Davie County next door to Forsyth County.

A nation of immigrants should have an immigration system that works

Thursday, August 14, 2014 12:23 p.m.

America did not become great by keeping people out. We are great because, throughout our history, we have held our doors wide open to those seeking a new start, economic opportunity and a chance to raise their families in peace and freedom.

Food for thought: Culinary literature

Thursday, August 14, 2014 12:27 p.m.

I love food, but I'm a terrible cook. I don't like to cook. I don't have the patience for it. Frankly, I'd rather be reading a book.

On the eve of an important decision UPDATED

Thursday, August 14, 2014 12:24 p.m.

We can’t solve problems with the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. – Albert Einstein

Settling disputes and the issue of allowance

Monday, August 11, 2014 2:37 p.m.

Dear Liz,

Caring for your Leyland Cypress: part 3

Sunday, August 10, 2014 10:00 a.m.

This article is the third in a series about Leyland Cypress. If you have missed any of the other articles and are interested, please go to and look under the Horticulture Hotline tab.

A retirement reality check UPDATED

Sunday, August 10, 2014 11:45 a.m.

If you have already retired or if you can count the number of years until retirement on your fingers, then please heed this friendly warning: unless you’re already making the most of your current retirement planning strategies, it may be difficult to lay the groundwork for a financially secure future.

Preparing for storms and heading back to school

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 11:14 p.m.

Get ready for hurricanes and heading back to school!

Questions posed to the columnist

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 11:55 a.m.

Last week, I departed from my usual style of opining and simply asked 10 thought-provoking questions. This week, I am answering questions posed by people in the community. Some were posed directly to me as they appear; some were posed indirectly in casual conversations, and some are the result of me reading people's minds.

You get what you pay for: The decline of craftsmanship

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 10:01 a.m.

I am really curious and concerned about the future of quality craftsmanship. Does our very best count for anything anymore in our selected trades? We have a residential painting company and over 30 years experience in our vocation; we are extremely confident that we know what we are doing, and increasingly less confident that anyone cares that we …

Do you know GMO?

Monday, August 4, 2014 1:02 p.m.

I watched a documentary a couple nights ago, released in 2013 titled “GMO OMG.” A bit late on my part I admit in catching this flick and even having studied nutrition in a master's program, my knowledge about GMOs (genetically modified organisms) is by no means complete. The topic is quite controversial, but I can say that I gained …

Great reads to take along on your next vacation

Monday, August 4, 2014 3:01 p.m.

Recently, I spend two very relaxing weeks on the island of Curacao, located in the southern Caribbean Sea, off the Venezuelan coast. It forms, together with the islands Aruba and Bonaire, the so-called ABC islands. Although it is still part of the Netherlands, Curacao has its own government.

Ghost stories of the Lowcountry

Sunday, August 3, 2014 4:36 p.m.

Digging up Native American graves for the Carolina Bays Parkway might not provoke phantoms from a “Johnny Quest” episode, but the practice years ago at the site of the Myrtle Beach City Council’s recent retreat may have disturbed some spiritual souls. A local church burned down three times. Some claim there are ghosts at Wampee Plantation. I would …

More tips on caring for your Leyland Cypress

Sunday, August 3, 2014 9:00 a.m.

I was writing about Leyland Cypress last week and ran out of space.

The truth about cats and dogs is at your local library

Friday, August 1, 2014 1:00 p.m.

I dropped a fiction book recently and it opened at the back to a recipe for Tuna Tidbits.

Shrink Think - Should I wear the Colt 45 or the Snubnose 38 UPDATED

By John Abess MD

Special to the Moultrie News

Friday, August 1, 2014 9:24 a.m.

A man with a history of violence shot his social worker in the head, killing her, and then shot and wounded his psychiatrist, Dr. Lee Silverman. This …

Food for thought on a hot summer day

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 9:14 a.m.

Ten questions to ponder on a hot, humid Lowcountry summer day:

Tips on properly planting your Leyland Cypress

Sunday, July 27, 2014 7:00 a.m.

Well, I did it. My neighbors might not be thrilled because I did it organically. I freed my yard of mosquitoes with an organic repellent product. Sorry neighbors, next time I promise to kill them old-school style, so they won't show up at your next barbeque.

On Vacation

On Vacation – Germany

Tuesday, September 2, 1:57 p.m.

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