By Marcia Russo
Library/Media Specialist (Retired)
Special to the Moultrie NewsWednesday, July 1, 2015 9:02 a.m.
In “A Passion for Elephants: the Real Life Adventure of Field Scientist Cynthia Moss,” Toni Buzzeo, former school librarian and the …
The Foundation joins five others from North Carolina and South Carolina in advocating for the flag’s removal
Professional pest managers will always do a great job at controlling fleas because they are professionals and they do this for a living. Since fleas are in so many different life cycles, give the exterminator at least two weeks for their product to work.
In the past, I tried to bring myself to argue in print that ZZ Top’s ‘Eliminator’ was a perfect album for its time. But I always got hung up on the last track “Bad Girl,” and notions of perfection would be spoiled. All these years later, the song still seems to me as if it were bolted onto the album like …
What a tragic and yet triumphant week for Charleston. A beautiful piece of art is left at Emanuel AME Church among the flowers, notes and balloons …
June 28 is Carolina Day, the 239th anniversary of General William Moultrie’s stunning victory at Fort Sullivan, now Fort Moultrie. What …
Q: My crape 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.
by Jen McQueen
Children’s ServicesThursday, June 18, 2015 4:26 a.m.
Library copies of the 2015-16 South Carolina Book Award (SCBA) nominees have arrived!
By Tim Bullard
Special to the Moultrie NewsTuesday, June 16, 2015 1:04 p.m.
If you like Neil Young, there is some good and bad news, and if you like Starbucks and Monsanto, there is nothing but bad news.
Fleas have been particularly bad this year. Fleas are hard to control because they have a wide range of hosts and their life cycles are designed for survival. Although there are 2,400 different species of fleas, the one we are most concerned with is the cat flea.
Recently, I spent three wonderful nights at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan, with my husband’s family. So relaxing! Each evening we met for pre-dinner drinks in the hotel’s Audubon Bar before proceeding to the huge dining room for a five-course dinner.
(Editor’s note: Sharon Baker is the Moultrie News’ former Globetrotters columnist. She and her former husband submitted regular travel …
Geography was easy when I was a wee-un growing up downtown. Like other Charleston children, I learned along with the ABCs that the Ashley and Cooper …
A little more about the profanity thing, and then I’ll drop it. When I was a boy, maybe a little older than Dougie, my mother, in rather violent efforts to curb my profane tongue, would drag me to the bathroom after I would deploy a particularly choice word and jam a bar of soap into my mouth.
Time is flying by once again! School is getting out and it is already June. Of course the heat brings many situations in the landscape.
I enjoyed talking to third- through fifth-graders at a career fair recently. And sharing my six main career paths (licensed counselor, school teacher …
I recently wrote an obituary for a loved one. Most of the facts were easy to find, but I wasn’t sure what charities my loved one had supported.
By Julie Chapman
Special to the Moultrie NewsTuesday, June 2, 2015 10:16 p.m.
The sun shone brightly against the vast blue sky. Fluffy white clouds hovered over the horizon while a slight breeze flowed in from the ocean, …
Recently I visited two Charleston County schools where the district is experimenting with “personalized learning.”
By Bill Farley
Special to the Moultrie NewsThursday, May 28, 2015 1:19 p.m.
“Well, come on everybody, take a trip with me. Down the Mississippi, down to New Orleans.”
On a regular basis, people will let us know how “wonderful” they think the Charleston County Public Library is. They appreciate the programs it offers and the time staff takes to help with their big or small problems.
Those living on the Whipple Road side of Snee Farm and at Cooper Landing, Candlewood and parts of Wakendaw, reside on what was once one of the most …
Blessings upon all those who have and do serve our country and their families. So many have made the ultimate sacrifice. That includes law enforcement, fire, rescue, EMTs and all first-responders who risk their lives every day. I explained what Memorial Day is to my 6-year-old grandson the other day. He got very quiet. Then asked, “Why …
After working through an Asian folk album I didn’t know that well (see D&C #3), I wanted to introduce the boys to a classic I know inside and out. My eldest, Dougie, has long been a fan of Van Halen’s “Unchained”, and given his fondness for the tune, I considered using “Fair Warning” as the intro album. …