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July 4th and American icons

Friday, July 3, 2015 12:01 a.m.

It was 44 years ago tomorrow that our family celebrated our best Fourth of July ever. That was the holiday when Jim returned from Viet Nam to where …

Carolina Day recalls unexpected victory

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 12:01 a.m.

By 1775 Charleston had become a thriving and prosperous commercial hub as well as a manufacturing center for the Colonies. In the increasingly hostile atmosphere, such as the battles of Lexington and Concord, Bunker Hill and numerous recent skirmishes in the southern Colonies, Charleston has also become a major site for recruitment and equipping …

The world of the vertically challenged

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 12:01 a.m.

In the Huge News department, check it out: Barbie, that high-heeled icon, has changed to flats. I’ll pause to let that sink in: Barbie in …

Reverse engineering recipes

Friday, June 26, 2015 12:01 a.m.

“If you stick my steak with that fork one more time, I’m gonna slap you upside the head!”

DCC: Young offenders can be helped

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 12:01 p.m.

In light of the media coverage of a public figure’s inappropriate sexual behaviors with family members as an adolescent, Dorchester Children’s Center (DCC) would like to shed light on some misconceptions surrounding problematic sexual behavior in youth. Childhood sexual behavior problems (SBP) can range widely in their degree of …

One Day I looked in the Mirror and Much to My Surprise...

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 12:01 a.m.

“Absolutely, overpowering and spiritual thoughts of complete wonderment and curiosity prevailed.”

A Crazy Acres mystery

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 6:44 a.m.

Life is never dull at Crazy Acres. Just last week we had a locked room—I mean, a fenced yard--mystery.

Home improvement = early wake-up calls

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 9:08 a.m.

A Georgia man drove through his house last month, because he wanted to.

Sharing food not for everyone

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 12:01 a.m.

You might not want to read this while you’re grilling: Over Memorial Day weekend, an Indiana woman stabbed another woman IN THE EYE for eating …

Only in South Carolina ...

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Do you ever look around and think, “Only in South Carolina?”

An old favorite done a new way

Friday, May 29, 2015 12:01 a.m.

If it’s okay with St. Peter – and if I get a pass through those gates – I’m taking my crockpot with me to heaven. That …

Whatever happened to being polite?

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Sometimes I think people are going crazy faster than I can keep up.

A Memorial Day reflection

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 1:41 p.m.

The soldier, above all other men, is required to practice the greatest act of religious training – sacrifice. In battle and in the face of danger and death, he discloses those divine attributes which his Maker gave when He created man in His own image. No physical courage and no brute instinct can take the place of divine help which alone …

‘Glittering fragments of the rainbow’

Friday, May 22, 2015 12:01 a.m.

One of my favorite nature aviators is the delightful hummingbird.

Random thoughts from Julie

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Random thoughts while eating cashews and waiting for a load of socks to dry:

Natives getting restless at ‘Crazy Acres’

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The natives are restless at Crazy Acres, and by “natives”, I mean our roosters, Ben and Jerry.

More thoughts on Moody

Friday, May 8, 2015 11:26 a.m.

Monica Kreber’s recent excellent retrospective on Summerville High School Band Director, the late Gus Moody, talked about our local musical …

May Day memories

Friday, May 1, 2015 12:01 a.m.

This first day of May has been observed in many ways over the centuries, stemming from astronomical origins as the start of the spring planting …

Julie on Jenner: Live and let live

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Lord, what a flap over Bruce Jenner’s interview with Diane Sawyer last week.

A reunion to remember

Friday, April 24, 2015 12:01 a.m.

There were over a 100 there this week. It was about a half century ago the last time we were all together as a viable unit.

Aging gracefully is not easy

Friday, April 24, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I suffered a mishap the other night.

Salmon, soda bread and sweet spot desserts

Friday, April 17, 2015 12:01 a.m.

We Hills are a partying lot. It doesn’t take much for us to get together and everybody bring something. Our last gatherings were based on …

Me, myself and I

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 10:12 a.m.

“Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.”~ Sun Tzu, Chinese general and author of “The Art of War.”

County Council breaks partnership

Friday, April 10, 2015 12:01 a.m.

At a recent Council meeting, County Council voted to break its 10+ year financial partnership for the very successful DD2 and DD4 FIRST Robotics …

‘Timmy’ stands on firm cultural ground

Friday, April 10, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The small bronze sculpture of a gleeful young boy perched atop a bookcase is the Timrod Library’s logo.

Trolley Talk: Group touring is great fun

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 12:01 a.m.

“Oh my gosh! We’ve got people visiting soon,” said some. Others told me: “Our family will be here for a summer wedding. …

‘The Day Christ Died’

Friday, April 3, 2015 12:01 a.m.

It’s been said that if Jim Bishop, the author of the above book, had lived 1,985 years ago, there would be five evangelists: Matthew, Mark, …

Soft teeth not always a good thing

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Me and my teeth operate under an armed truce. I don’t like them, but I need them.

Floral festivals began over a century ago

Friday, March 27, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Fighting back against food stamp fraud

SC Attorney General

Friday, March 27, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Every day, in every area of our state, hardworking South Carolina taxpayers are being robbed. They are not held up at gunpoint, and their homes are …

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