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Another tragic display of South Carolina’s Domestic Violence Problem

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 9:32 a.m.

By Attorney General Alan Wilson

Charleston Listens - I am the message

By Julie Chapman

Special to the Moultrie News

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 9:08 a.m.

There are many components to communication. Five reflective listening skills and the importance of recognizing nonverbal communication in ourselves …

Dwindling ethics in the Palmetto State

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 2:48 p.m.

Let me say right out front that I am proud to be a native South Carolinian. I think my biggest “Aha” moment about being a Sandlapper (if you’re unfamiliar with that term, then you’re probably not a native South Carolinian) came when I was sent to Switzerland on a five-week Rotary International Foundation group study …

Do-it-yourself tips for tackling your lawn

Sunday, March 1, 2015 8:00 a.m.

Here are a few things you can do now to make your yard activities go much easier this year and a few things to help you around the house if you are a DIY (do-it-yourselfer).

“What a Little Moonlight Can Do”

Friday, February 27, 2015 11:39 a.m.

It didn’t take much consideration to realize that the location of my wedding proposal would be in North Myrtle Beach. It ended up being near my family’s cottage in the Crescent Beach section of Ocean Drive. My future wife and I laughed when we recounted later that two females walked by holding hands.

Learn history of quilting a stitch at a time

Thursday, February 26, 2015 6:55 a.m.

The definition of a quilt according to Random House Dictionary is two pieces of fabric layered with a stuffing or batting in between and sewn together. That’s hardly an accurate description of a quilt because quilts are so much more.

How to answer uncomfortable questions from your kids

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Dear Liz,

You can lead a dog to water, but can’t make it jump

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 6:50 a.m.

I was busy checking the crab trap when I heard a big splash behind me. I turned to see my English springer spaniel, Sadie, swimming in the creek.

Getting a head start on weed prevention this winter

Sunday, February 22, 2015 8:00 a.m.

This cool weather really has our local oysters tasting good, and the soil temperature indicates that it is just about time to apply pre-emergent products to your beds and turf. Valentine’s Day (applying pre-emerge for your wife is a great present by the way, if you like living with the dog in the doghouse) has come and gone and the running …

Tips on answering tough questions from your kids

Thursday, February 19, 2015 10:37 a.m.

Dear Liz,

Dickie Schweers: An ideal outdoorsman

Thursday, February 19, 2015 10:40 a.m.

I first met Dickie Schweers several years ago during a Lowcountry deer hunt. He was positioned one stand down from me on an afternoon drive. We …

Learn history of quilting a stitch at a time

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 3:06 p.m.

The definition of a quilt according to Random House Dictionary is two pieces of fabric layered with a stuffing or batting in between and sewn together. That’s hardly an accurate description of a quilt because quilts are so much more.

On Solid Ground – Mount Pleasant: The elephant in the room UPDATED

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 5:57 a.m.

It’s as if there aren’t any issues in East Cooper that don’t center around the town of Mount Pleasant’s population growth and seemingly unfettered real estate development.

Celebrating the life of Solomon Blatt Jr.

Monday, February 16, 2015 11:28 a.m.

Solomon Blatt Jr. is a federal district judge in South Carolina. Sol Blatt grew up in Barnwell, South Carolina, a small town in the southwestern part …

Advice on beating back bugs by yourself

Sunday, February 15, 2015 7:56 p.m.

Although this is the Horticulture Hotline, I decided to write about entomology (insects) today. The old cockroach has found its way into many Lowcountry homes. Contact your pest management company if you have a contract or consider getting on a contract if you do not like dealing with cockroaches. If you are a die-hard do-it-yourselfer, here are …

Scientific fraud underlies global warming scare

Friday, February 13, 2015 11:41 a.m.

Why is it that when politicians make basic science mistakes in support of the hypothesis of dangerous human-caused global warming, no government agency or university representative corrects them? It is not as if such errors are rare; they are happening all the time.

Romantic movies and the story behind Valentine’s

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 5:35 a.m.

Long-stemmed red roses, heart-shaped boxes filled with decadent chocolates, black silk boxer shorts with little red hearts, and a romantic dinner for two with candlelight and champagne. All this screams “Valentine’s Day” and the only thing that’s missing is a romantic movie.

Charleston listens - Using our speaking voice positively

By Julie Chapman

Special to the Moultrie News

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 6:00 a.m.

During one of my many conversations, I made a statement with words that I thought were right on. The listener became defensive and countered, …

Why not Valentine’s Month?

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 11:20 a.m.

This is it. The week of Valentine’s Day. If you’ve read previous columns, and maybe even caught me on ABC4’s Lowcountry Live! program this week, you know I’d rather we emphasize “love month” (or day or week).

Romantic movies and the story behind Valentine’s UPDATED

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 5:35 a.m.

Long-stemmed red roses, heart-shaped boxes filled with decadent chocolates, black silk boxer shorts with little red hearts, and a romantic dinner for two with candlelight and champagne. All this screams “Valentine’s Day” and the only thing that’s missing is a romantic movie.

An ‘Oh Shem’ moment must have happened

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 2:50 p.m.

Sometime in the last month, some folks taking care of “the town’s business,” as Mount Pleasant Mayor Linda Page likes to call it, must have had a proverbial “Oh Sh&!” moment, as in “Oh Shem!”

A shopping list to get your yard ready for spring

Sunday, February 8, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Here we are, another spring in the Lowcountry is about to explode. Are you ready? Do you have a plan for the maintenance of your landscape? Did any plant or tree give you a hard time last year with a black, sticky, unsightly film covering your porch, sidewalk or driveway? Did you have patches of dead areas in your turf this fall and winter? Did …

Film examines humanity of Civil Rights era

Thursday, February 5, 2015 8:00 a.m.

With Redbox, cable television, streaming options, movie theaters and Netflix, it seems like we have more films than a pharmacy has pills. The film industry seems to be oversaturated and, consequently, many believe that over time the quality of product and motif are diminishing.

Turning 40? The best is yet to come

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 1:49 p.m.

Please allow me to indulge myself for a moment: Sweet love and happy birthday wishes, in my family, to David, Don, Irie, Hayley, oh and myself, and David and Hayley’s anniversary. I know I have missed friends as well. So, for all those January babies out there – happy, healthy birthday and personal New Year’s!

Legislative update

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 1:52 p.m.

The General Assembly began its annual session on Jan. 13 and for the next six months it will meet Tuesday through Thursday of each week. Additional …

Singletree Gun and Plough offers serene beauty

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 3:24 p.m.

Sometimes it’s nice to get your head into the clouds and use some of those L.L. Bean gloves, mittens, scarves and jackets pushed back in the …

A new way to get your replacement SSA-1099 online

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 8:51 a.m.

Soon, you may be joining the millions of taxpayers who will be gathering the forms they need to file their federal, state, and local tax returns. If you receive Social Security benefits, one of the forms you may need is your Social Security Benefit Statement, SSA-1099/1042S.

Piddlin’ in Dixie - Brett McKee, the comeback kid

By Renae Brabham

Special to the Moultrie News

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 11:48 a.m.

139-B Market Street, a private dinner and social club.

Sniping at our values and patriotism

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 3:25 p.m.

I go to the movie theater about once every three or four years. The reasons why are ammunition for another column. In this column, I’m zeroing my scope on the mindset of high-profile American liberals who felt compelled to disparage the life and career of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle after the wildly successful release of the movie “American …

Three steps to ridding your yard of moles

Sunday, February 1, 2015 8:00 a.m.

Moles are always a hot topic in the Lowcountry. I try to write about them only once a year.

On Vacation

On Vacation with the Moultrie News - Tbilisi, Georgia

Thursday, February 19, 10:43 a.m.

Jim and Ann spent the holidays in Tbilisi, Georgia with son Richard,daughter-in-law Deb, and grandchildren Mason and Clarissa.

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