The journalist registration bill is laughable

By Jay Bender

Special to the Moultrie News

Friday, February 5, 2016 10:42 a.m.

I must confess, I had more fun responding to inquiries about Mike Pitts’ (R-Laurens) journalist registration bill than I have had answering …

Opinion piece - 4 p.m. town council meeting on Friday? Really? UPDATED

Friday, February 5, 2016 9:34 a.m.

Mount Pleasant’s elected officials are being called together today at 4 p.m. and it isn’t for happy hour. It was to discuss a directive …

Understand the world of online entertainment options

By Jen McQueen

Special to the Moultrie News

Thursday, February 4, 2016 6:03 a.m.

For non-natives to the digital realm, the suite of options for online entertainment can be daunting. There’s a whole world of streaming …

Wax Myrtle - the candleberry tree

Thursday, February 4, 2016 11:08 a.m.

The hardy, aromatic wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera) is one of the Lowcountry’s most prolific shrubs. Both attractive and impervious to salt, wind …

Remembering one of Hollywood’s few gentlemen

By Bill Farley

Special to the Moultrie News

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 6:35 a.m.

It’s been said that in the pantheon of Hollywood’s celebrities, there are many stars but few gentlemen. One of those actors who made …

The patient deer season gives way to fast and furious duck hunting

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 11:37 a.m.

As I waded out into the frigid swamp to retrieve my bird, I couldn’t help but think of the salesman that sold me my wax cotton hunting jacket the year before. He told me one of the many fine features of the English-made field coat is that it had a game pouch. But, he assured me that I would never use it. No one ever did.

Start fresh and choose to be happy when faced with loss

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 9:42 a.m.

We made it to February. Love month. Feb. 14 is the dreaded - and loved - Valentine’s Day. A dear friend of mine liked to call February “love month,” where we make a point of spreading love and kindness wherever and whenever we can all month. So you can enjoy the love whether or not you have that special someone.

Opinion piece - Can they go from a blurred to a clear vision? UPDATED

Monday, February 1, 2016 12:03 p.m.

Mount Pleasant Mayor Linda Page recently brought in an organizational consultant and life/work guide to help town council members create a longterm vision for how the community and council “can be better.”

How to make use of nice winter days

Sunday, January 31, 2016 6:17 a.m.

This time of year, Charleston’s weather is deceptive. One day it’s nice, and the next day it’s not so nice. But even just a few days of nice weather can give you the chance to get outside and work on your yard.

Stand and salute, solider to soldier

Saturday, January 30, 2016 6:18 a.m.

Recently, 10 of the 77 living Medal of Honor recipients were in Charleston to promote the new National Medal of Honor Museum planned for Patriots Point. My wife and I had the honor of picking up medal recipient Donald ‘Doc’ Ballard at the airport, a Navy corpsman and Army colonel. We had met him at the 2010 Medal of Honor Society …

Editorial Cartoons

Friday, January 29, 2016 11:19 a.m.

Hear the voices of the Black Panther movement in special documentary screening

Thursday, January 28, 2016 7:00 a.m.

It took Stanley Nelson more than seven years to finish his movie “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution.” In an interview with NPR, the director noted that when he began the film, he never could have anticipated that it would be released at a time when issues of police brutality and justice for African-Americans are so …

Reflections on 2015: ECCO’s Top 15 Highlights

Thursday, January 28, 2016 6:43 a.m.

It was a great year for East Cooper Community Outreach.

Learning to love yourself even as you get older

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 6:24 a.m.

Dear Liz,

Part 3. “Fat to Fit” Series: You’re Getting there!

By Ingrid Ray

Special to the Moultrie News

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 11:04 a.m.

So, we are three weeks into making small changes for big results. How have you done tackling the first few weeks of this new “Fat to …

Horticulture hotline -

Sunday, January 24, 2016 7:50 a.m.

Wow. The start to 2016 has been cold, rainy and just plain nasty. We’ve had another several inches of rain since last Friday. I was driving on Interstate 26 and there were cars spraying out walls of water that would have made any professional water skier proud. Our landscapes are saturated.

Editorial Cartoons

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 2:23 p.m.

Between the Stacks: New Year’s Resolutions

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 6:25 a.m.

It’s hard to believe that it’s 2016. Were you able to complete your resolutions for 2015? Have you made a new list of New Year’s Resolutions for 2016? Right at the top of many lists is to lose weight. After all of the holiday goodies that many of us ate during the month of December, it’s no wonder that losing weight is …

Part 2 : How to go from Fat to Fit? The Journey continues…

By Ingrid Semper Ray, CPT

Be Strong Fitness

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 12:09 p.m.

The journey to get healthier continues! Did you take the first few steps to make changes? They were:

Saturday, January 16, 2016 1:29 p.m.

The laptop father

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 5:09 a.m.

One Saturday morning just before Christmas, I had the privilege of taking my grandson Nicholas to his little league basketball practice in Mount Pleasant. His dad is a sea captain and was on his ship. His mom was taking care of his three younger siblings. He’s seven years old. On this morning, it was just him and me.

Between the Stacks: Plan to attend Charleston’s STEM Festival

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 5:47 a.m.

It’s no secret that South Carolina, like other states, is ill-prepared to fill the increasing opportunities available in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

Bathed in morning sunlight

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 9:34 a.m.

I took this photo of a Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) at the Old Bridge just after dawn on Christmas Eve. He is bathed in the golden sunlight …

Are you ready to go from “Fat to Fit?” UPDATED

By Ingrid Semper Ray, CPT

Be Strong Fitness

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 2:15 p.m.

Are you ready to reclaim your life and your health? It’s been on the back burner way too long. No time like now and trust me it can be done. …

A few stand-out control products of the year

Sunday, January 10, 2016 6:11 a.m.

Every year, some products stand out with stellar performance, so I’ve compiled a list of some of the top performers in 2015. In some cases, the merits of these products would readily be shared with neighbors, but many of them would just as soon be talked about in a whisper to protect secrets of success. Different customers have difference …

Editorial Cartoon - January 6 UPDATED

Thursday, January 7, 2016 7:12 a.m.

Building Fort Sumter was a long process

Thursday, January 7, 2016 7:27 a.m.

The first thing that attracted the eye of the stranger upon approaching Charleston from the sea, was Fort Sumter,” wrote Abner Doubleday, …

The many ways to read more in 2016

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 7:05 a.m.

The Mount Pleasant Regional Library has had a book discussion group at our library for quite a while, and it is currently facilitated by librarian Mike Nelson. The group meets one morning each month (usually the second or third Monday) to discuss a specific book that all the members have read. The books are selected ahead of time, and you can find …

It takes a tribe

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 11:58 a.m.

Thirty-eight years ago, the federal government passed a law to keep Indian children safe. Today that promise, embodied in the Indian Child Welfare Act, is under assault.

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