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My grandmother saw a movie that she called “the cutest little movie.” The cutest little actress in it was Doris Day. The rest of my grandmother’s life she talked about the cute little movie and the cute little actress. This past year Doris Day died.

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This past Saturday, I was in Kingstree running a few errands and noted how quiet it was downtown. Being a rainy day after New Year’s it appear…

I’m excited for 2020 to be here. Who isn’t happy for a new year and a new chance to start new projects? Who isn’t glad that 2019 is over and y…

I’m going to start the New Year with a saying that I found online. Author unknown, “Life is like a camera. Just focus on what’s important and …

Here it is, Christmas already and New Year’s staring me right in the face. What happened? Where did the 365 days go? I feel like I haven’t had…

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It’s that time of year. New Year’s Resolutions, Bucket Lists, advance planning and what is going to happen in the New Year. I meet with some g…

One of my old classmates went on a trip to the South Pacific. When he was in the eighth grade, he had a teacher that had served in the South P…

Got my eyebrows waxed. It was a first. Never in my wildest dreams would I have considered doing that; until I fell for the idea that polished …

Technology has become part of our everyday lives. In fact it has become my coach, secretary and more recently, my brain. Over the years I’ve n…

Just about every morning, I watch the local news. Mostly, I want to get the weather report. After the weather is the traffic report. The traff…

With Thanksgiving right around the corner we are reminded to be thankful. Everybody has their own reasons and I have a few that I’d like to express.

When I was a senior in high school, the seniors could have lunch off campus. What a treat. Four of us would pile into a friend’s VW bug and he…

As Bobby Jonte would normally say, the Twenty Fourth Running of the King’s Tree Trials was a perfect Chamber of Commerce Day!  The sky was blu…

Maybe it’s because we’re a small town newspaper. Maybe it’s out of respect for the family or the victim. I always ask first responders if ther…

Wow! Football season is over! Well, at least for me college football season is over. Over the past few years, I’ve lost interest in college fo…

Don’t throw stones in glass houses. Isn’t that the term you use when you are as at fault as the person you are accusing? I am guilty. My last …

The scariest time of the year is upon us. I don’t mean Halloween either. During the last month, I watched 10 episodes of the movie Halloween. …

I like peppers; not those sissy peppers like the bell or jalapeno but hot ones like habanero and arbol. I love to cook with peppers. Salas and…

Here we go! Seemed like yesterday was the start of the fourth quarter. This is the fastest time of the year. The fourth quarter is the last th…

Now that I’m well into my 60’s I’ve learned a few things. I know that eating 400 calories of Dove dark chocolate every day does not contribute…

Did you ever have a little mess kit? It’s one of those aluminum-cooking kits that you might have used in the Boy or Girl Scouts. You could hav…

In 1980, I was a mere 26 years old, when Ronald Regan and Jimmy Carter were running for President.  During the election, the County Extension …

Well, Pick Pickin’ has come and gone. All that good barbecue cooking has had a lot of mouths drooling. Just a week ago my brain trust was disc…

It is easy in these times of “fake news” and denigration of the media to forget the importance of your local newspaper. It is National Newspap…

After all the traveling and flying from South Carolina to California, We are in Reno Nevada for the Reno Air Races. This is the home of the Wo…

Albuquerque is a big city. At least it is to me. The locals think of it as the high desert of New Mexico. That just lends to the saying that N…

Eddie Clowney used to say I was frugal.  Well, he never said it that nicely, but for the purpose of this column, we will just say frugal.  But…

It is the World’s fastest motorsport. Of course, I am talking about the Reno Air Races. Each September for the last 55 years, pilots have been…

It’s amazing to watch the Black River at Kingstree. I drive over the bridge every day to and from work and I always look at the river’s stage.…

Met with some of my hunting buddies the other week. They should be all excited about the upcoming hunting season. They have been distracted by…

In the early 1960s, my daddy read an article about the Outer Banks of North Carolina and the new ferry connecting the barrier islands to the N…

Hunting season is nearly upon us and that means ammo, camo, and corn. From what I’ve seen on everybody’s deer cams there should be a few troph…

You’ve heard about it. The President wants to buy Greenland. The whole country! It’s not such a bad idea. I’m sure the country is beautiful wi…

Each morning around 7:30, I meet my walking buddies for our daily jaunt around Salters and a bit of stimulating conversation.  At some point t…

I just heard that Gene has died. I am not sure that Gene is even a real person. I just got a message that the greatest dirt man and reverse ge…

We’ve all heard about binge-eating. Well, have you heard of Binge-scrolling on social platforms? I’m becoming one of those people and that ain…

Day two with the rental car starts out okay. The car is parked right in front of the hotel and is easy to find. There is a slight inconvenienc…

I came across this post on social media by Annie Douglas Warnock. I had to share it because I know exactly how she feels. I must admit I agree…

Don’t you just love a rental car? Who doesn’t like to have a car that you don’t have be concerned about maintenance or how you drive it? The s…

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