CLEMSON, S.C. – State agriculture officials are warning South Carolinians to be wary of unsolicited packages of seeds mailed to them.The South Carolina Department of Agriculture and Clemson University’s Regulatory Services division are working together to investigate after residents reported…

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During COVID-19, partners may be quickly moving in together to shelter-in-place. Some of these relationships are as fresh as new matches, and some as familiar as life-long partners. Moving in together may be the best option for partners given their social, mental, physical, or financial need…

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Many of us turn to diet and lifestyle changes to improve our health, but for SC residents sourcing their drinking water from a private well, regular testing of well water can be just as important an aspect in maintaining overall health.For SC residents sourcing their drinking water from a pr…

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We are so lucky in 2020 since there are many, many fantastic nature books for children. A google search “nature books for children” produces several large lists of excellent books. However, in this time of quarantine, and with the cancellation of many summer group events, I wanted to share t…

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Research being done by students at Coastal Carolina University has been hampered by the pandemic. Research is a key part of the experience for many at CCU, and when students are back on campus, research opportunities will once again be available, even for undergraduates.

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The South Carolina Arts Commission, in partnership with South Carolina Humanities, McCormick County Chamber of Commerce, and Hickory Knob State Park, will offer a free virtual writing workshop in July.  The Communal Pen: Water/Ways workshop will allow participants to write to celebrate and e…

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During this unprecedented time of social distancing and stay at home orders, it is the perfect time to consider making something together with your family or housemates that have a purpose and benefits the environment. Bonding over a fun and useful project will create memories, provide you w…

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 Mr Bobby Barnes Scouting career spans 67 years, which includes his time as a youth and an adult volunteer. He has attended Philmont Scout Ranch four times, Florida Sea Base five times, National Order of the Arrow Conference three times, and has attended 32 Order of the Arrow Conclaves. Mr B…

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced 542 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and 11 additional deaths.This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 14,800 and those who have …

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The Consumer Confidence (drinking water quality) Report (CCR) is now available under City Resources on our website as well as www.florencewater.com. Reports may also be obtained by calling 843-665-3236 or 843-665-3155. The report contains test results documenting the water system’s complianc…

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Hi, there. I am your neighborhood stormwater pond. You might call me by a different name, maybe lagoon, lake, or fishing pond, but chances are if you live in a community with a pond, it’s me, your friendly stormwater pond. I have been designed by engineers to perform an important job and hel…

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SC Humanities operates as a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation granting funds received from federal (National Endowment of the Humanities), corporate, state, and private sources. The Board of Directors consists of twenty-two volunteer academic and public members. New members will begin three…

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Your Clean Water Team at Winyah Rivers Alliance is so grateful to our community of River lovers for supporting our Riverkeepers and our work to protect fishable, swimmable, drinkable water for our families and our future!

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Did you know that South Carolina has an official state grass? Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans) was named the state grass in 2001. This native, warm-season, perennial grass originally grew in the natural prairies found in South Carolina four centuries ago. It was an important food source for…

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Thank you to all who have sent in photos of your outdoor experiences during this time of isolation. Keep them coming so we can share them here with everyone.  These are some of the great shots submitted so far. Spring is one of our favorite seasons here at PDLT, and while we have all been fo…

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Darlington, South Carolina, has been named a 2019 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.

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It is springtime. That means love is in the air, and so are termites. Across the Southeast, native subterranean termites swarm (fly) in the spring, leaving their colony in the hopes of starting a new one. In natural settings, termites are common and beneficial because they eat and recycle wo…

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The garden is closed temporarily to visitors to limit the spread of COVID-19, so we're bringing Moore Farms Botanical Garden to you! We created a series of four videos giving viewers a tour of the grounds, and you can watch them now.

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Spring is here and so are the carpenter bees. Carpenter bees are very active from early spring through summer around houses and other wooden structures. These insects earn their name because they bore one-half inch wide holes that appear to be perfectly round on exterior wooden surfaces. The…

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Matt Hersom joins Clemson University as the new director of campus farms, which encompass research, teaching and Extension Service programs in virtually every facet of agriculture. Hersom will oversee the campus research farms located on and around Clemson's main campus, which support the th…

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More than 350 4-H’ers, family members and Clemson Cooperative Extension agents registered to make the trip to the capital city for South Carolina 4-H Legislative Day on March 10, 2020. The event is an annual opportunity for youth across the state to share their 4-H experiences with lawmakers…

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All City of Marion offices will remain open and operational, continuing to provide essential services to our citizens and visitors during these trying times. In order to do this, we will have to make some changes that will impact the way that we do business. Effective immediately and until public health officials determine that the […]

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Waccamaw Community Foundation is partnering with the Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation and Coastal Community Foundation to support communities in coastal South Carolina that are disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Please join us by donating to the COVID-19 Relief & Recover…

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Are you looking for an early-season, shade-loving perennial that has blue flowers and is also a native perennial wildflower? Then Virginia bluebells (Mertensia virginica) are an excellent choice to add to your landscape. Growing in USDA planting zones 3 to 8, these beautiful plants grow best…

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The home gardener has several ways of irrigating the garden: a watering can; a garden hose with a fan nozzle or spray attachment; a portable lawn sprinkler; a soaker hose; or drip or trickle irrigation. Most of these options are simple to use and work adequately. While drip or trickle irriga…

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In its 20th year as an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, the Keep Florence Beautiful Board of Directors, along with individuals, churches, nonprofit organizations, political organizations, businesses and schools, join hands in cleaning up Florence and ridding streets and neighborhoods of …

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The Florence County Library System is closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus around the state and region. Our first priority is the health and safety of our staff and library users. Currently, all library locations are open their normal operating hours and programs and meetings are being held as scheduled. Any changes or updates […]

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As we prepare for spring on Hobcaw Barony, we want to update our friends and patrons on the health and safety precautions we have incorporated due to the situation involving COVID-19, the coronavirus.1.       Alcohol-based hand sanitizer is posted at the front door of the Discovery Center an…

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Recently, an impressive amount of rain has fallen in South Carolina. With excess rainfall, also comes an increased potential for stormwater runoff. A landscape feature that can help mediate stormwater is a rain garden. Rain gardens are landscaped depressions that receive stormwater runoff an…

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Many people get confused about when to prune hydrangeas. It is essential to know which species or cultivar you have to determine when to prune. Bigleaf hydrangeas (Hydrangea macrophylla) set flower buds on old wood, which develop in late summer and fall; therefore, pruning should be done imm…