Traffic jams and flooded streets

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 8:26 a.m.

Damn this traffic jam. It hurts my motor to move so slow. – James Taylor, “Traffic Jam”

A new tale of terror UPDATED

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 11:27 a.m.

Placed in a hotel room beside the bride's parents, the first night of wedded bliss didn't turn out to be much. Oh no, that's my honeymoon.

Preparing your lawn for battle

Sunday, September 28, 2014 7:17 a.m.

Brown Patch Fungus is in the attack mode. The shorter days, moisture and finally the cooler weather has given this fungus all the conditions it likes to destroy the yard you worked hard on all summer.

Hurricane Hugo and combating loneliness

Saturday, September 27, 2014 7:00 a.m.

Dear Liz,

Celebrating Banned Books Week

Thursday, September 25, 2014 8:00 a.m.

The “Harry Potter” series by J.K. Rowling, “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E.L. James, “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee and the “Captain Underpants” series by Dav Pilkey.

Front lines in war against ISIS are right here

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 6:00 a.m.

Drive around east of the Cooper on a Sunday morning and you'll be reminded of just how many vibrant, growing churches there are in this area. Some are small, old congregations that have remained about the same size for generations. Some are relatively new, with multiple campuses and outreaches, some stretching coast-to-coast. As Mount Pleasant …

Lessons from Hugo

By Richard Eckstrom

S.C. Comptroller

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 1:57 p.m.

It’s been a quarter-century since South Carolina felt the wrath of Hurricane Hugo, but it remains a defining moment for our state.

How to manage earwigs and other pests

Sunday, September 21, 2014 5:00 a.m.

Q. I have these insects in my bathroom that have little pinchers, and when you crush them, they smell really bad. How can I get rid of this pest?

Dealing with domestic violence

Sunday, September 21, 2014 11:00 a.m.

Thank you for the kind feedback about the column about dealing with loss. It impacts us all – even remotely. For instance, we grieved, united as a country, for all those who lost their lives and for their loved ones on 9/11 and in the war on terror since.

Do you know the strength of your heart?

Sunday, September 21, 2014 7:02 p.m.

The Lowcountry Heart Walk is Sept. 27 and in recognition of the walk I wanted to dedicate a post to heart health. I work in a cardiac rehabilitation center, counseling patients on nutritional interventions to reduce risk for future cardiac events and improve health and overall quality of life – although some do not see this right away as bacon and …

Library cards: part two

Saturday, September 20, 2014 12:00 p.m.

Last week, I told you many of the advantages of having a library card from Charleston County Public Library. But there's more.

Top 10 ways to age in a healthy way

Friday, September 19, 2014 10:51 a.m.

Getting older does not mean giving up. September is Healthy Aging Month and while many dread aging, there are some ways to age in a healthy fashion. This is the perfect time to embrace aging and turn it into a happy and healthy experience. Dr. Bright McConnell of FitMed Partners highlights 10 ways to get started.

Fixing racial issues, why is it so hard?

Friday, September 19, 2014 10:00 a.m.

In March 1991, Rodney King was beaten by four Los Angeles police officers. On April 29, 1992, a Los Angeles jury acquitted the police officers and …

You really can’t make this stuff up

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 7:00 a.m.

The blessing of being a writer/columnist is having a forum to share thoughts about what is going on all around us and trying to put it in some sort …

Hope out of a storm – 25 years of serving East Cooper

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 10:00 a.m.

At church last week, my friend Roy, who drag races, told me he runs one-eighth of a mile in six seconds. He said that when he finishes a race, it would take 20 minutes to explain everything that went on in those six seconds.

Getting help with your Medicare costs when money is tight

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:38 p.m.

Medicare provides vital health insurance for 50 million seniors and people with disabilities. But even when you have Medicare, health care is not …

Saving time and money in your yard

Sunday, September 14, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Over the past few weeks, I have talked to two different customers who have had great success with one of our money-saving products. The product is Possum's Wetting Agent with Biostimulants (PWAB for short).

Library cards, part one

By Susan McSwain

Reference Department

Friday, September 12, 2014 9:33 a.m.

What’s the most valuable card in my wallet? I would have to say my library card.

Shop locally and improve your community

Thursday, September 11, 2014 9:52 a.m.

The benefits of shopping locally can't be overstated.

Apple envy: New iPhone announced

Thursday, September 11, 2014 10:25 a.m.

Apple just announced the iPhone 6 and a watch while I “listened” online with text blasts from California.

Dealing with sudden and unexpected loss

Thursday, September 11, 2014 9:50 a.m.

Short of a natural disaster, there has been an inordinate number of deaths of people close to me and my readers just this past week. Some were expected, such as long illnesses and the very elderly. But there were many that were sudden, unexpected and “too soon” which leave most people shaken, in shock and very saddened.

Staying social in a digital age

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 10:38 a.m.

I just met my neighbors. – Statement by Zack Bussey on Twitter when Facebook crashed in June 2014

Great products to use after aerating

Sunday, September 7, 2014 9:00 a.m.

I was asked about aerating a yard this time of year, and I replied that you should go for it as long as your grass is actively growing and not under any stress. Aerating should be considered for the health of your whole landscape and it is not a spring-only activity. While you have the holes open in your yard, there are many products that you can …

September is ‘Library Card Sign-up Month’

Friday, September 5, 2014 1:00 p.m.

As I grew up in a very small village in the Netherlands, the nearest public library was in a town about 5 miles away. You might think 5 miles is not very far, but at that time, I was elementary school age and my only mode of transportation was a bike suitable for my size, i.e., not very big with small wheels.

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.

On Vacation

On Vacation – Alaska

Wednesday, October 1, 8:26 a.m.

Eric Anderson and JoAnna Eason enjoyed a cruise to Alaska. This photo was taken on their final day at sea when they encountered 15-foot swells.

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