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 possumsupply.com and look under the Horticulture Hotline tab.

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.

‘Southern Charm’ and cloud-based storage

Thursday, July 24, 2014 10:15 a.m.

Imagine my surprise and delight when I learned that “Southern Charm” stars Thomas Ravenel and Kathryn C. Dennis would be back on Bravo TV.

Making back-to-school shopping affordable

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 11:06 a.m.

Dear Liz,

The history of Shem Creek

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 6:00 a.m.

Today picturesque docks, any manner of pleasure boats and net-draped shrimp boats make this Mount Pleasant creek one of the most scenic and popular …

Kids win big with summer reading program

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 8:42 a.m.

Children's staff at the Mount Pleasant Regional Library happily report that our 2014 summer reading program is bursting with kids fizzing and booming and reading!

Supreme Court autopsy ruling trumps public accountability

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 9:22 a.m.

For the second time in a month, the South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled against openness and punted important issues back to the Legislature for …

Rustic beauty of Jackson Fork Ranch, Wyoming

By Sharon Spence Lieb

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 9:23 a.m.

Hundreds of snorting bison chew on tender grass. Elegant white trumpeter swans swaddle nests, awaiting chicks. Taupe pronghorn run wild and free in …

How to solve your pesky mosquito problem

Sunday, July 20, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Last night, I finally figured out one of the “mysteries of life.” I had always wondered why there are one to three mosquitoes flying around inside my car in the morning. They were not in my car when I parked it the night before. My windows are sealed tightly. No holes in the floorboard like my 1972 VW Bug. Drum roll please... The brief …

Recovering from addiction leaves marriage strained

Sunday, July 20, 2014 9:16 a.m.

Dear Liz,

The benefits of a good discussion group

Saturday, July 19, 2014 11:00 a.m.

One of my duties at the Mount Pleasant Library is leading the Monday book discussion group. Before this, everything I knew about group interaction I learned and experienced in college and graduate school.

ECCO, MUSC unite as Partners in HealthCare

Friday, July 18, 2014 10:00 a.m.

In a time when health care is such a moving target, it is an extremely difficult arena for the working poor and uninsured to receive preventive and primary care services. East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO) and the MUSC College of Nursing have responded to this overwhelming need by opening “Partners in HealthCare,” a nurse …

The truth behind community journalism

Friday, July 18, 2014 2:15 p.m.

I've been reading “Saving Community Journalism,” a must-read for all publishers, editors and journalists. It was written by Laurinburg native Penelope (Penny) Muse Abernathy and published by The University of North Carolina Press in Chapel Hill.

On Vacation

On Vacation – France

Tuesday, August 19, 11:59 a.m.

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