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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 Leader called me into his office and reported that there had been a complaint about a political bump…

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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…

Last week Connie and Steve came for their annual 4th of July visit and by Friday morning we were ready for a quick road trip to Mepkin Abbey i…

Why? It’s a question I ask all the time. Why do these projects I get into take so long to complete? I shouldn’t be complaining at all. Most th…

While the debate over the county’s budget, and if there really is a shortfall, continues to make headlines, some have asked county council to …

I’ve been watching television shows about the moon landing in 1969. It’s hard to believe that 50 years has passed since then. Who could think …

As I have stated before, there are very few things that warrant me taking the time to write about because I try to leave the writing to the ex…

The mission of Salute from the Shore is to salute and honor America’s Armed Forces on the Fourth of July. The sacrifices and commitment of the…

Just when I thought it was safe to go outside. I’ve got a friend that keeps up with everything. He watches about four hours of news everyday. …

When I was a child my parents would take me along on plane trips. Delta was the premier flight. Kids were presented with metal flight wings (I…

The fourth of July is here and all Americans hopefully will embrace the day without fear, total liberation and the American spirit.  

In 1978 Bunny and I lived in Florence in a cute house, had good jobs, a dog we adored and a precious new baby. Life was good, but we wanted to…

The life so short, the craft so long to learn. That’s a quote from Chaucer. (You know the father of English Literature) There are lots of quot…

Sunday mornings I sit on my back porch and have my coffee. I get up early enough to hear all the birds awakening to fulling the air with their…

I bet you’ve heard of the Werewolves of London. The movie or the song has come across your mind. Well there is something else that is in Londo…

When is a jar more than jar? When it looks like a Mason jar. I came across an article in the Summer 2019 edition of Azalea magazine. The vesse…

Over the years I’ve had lots of friends that were Highway Patrolmen or policemen or sheriff’s deputies. During those years they had all sorts …

I came across an online quiz from Hitchcock Farms. The farm conducted a nationwide survey to see what people know about fruits and veggies. Ac…

I just got back from Merry Old England. Went over there for my 45th wedding anniversary. (More on that later.) Mostly we were in London. That’…

I hope everyone that loves food enjoys my rants about it. Food to me is an adventure. At present I’m reading a book about insects and which on…

It’s Jimmy Buffett time again. I try to go see his show any time that he is close by. I’ve been to Charleston, Charlotte, Atlanta and now Oran…

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