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St. Paul Classics get their due and their day

By Greg Summers

The heartbeat of any neighborhood can be measured at its houses of worship.


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Year-round color; Jewetts find their ideal home, yard

August Yard of the Month

By Sherry Archie

Ten years ago, Mike and Jennifer Jewett moved to Lancaster from Missouri.   


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Consider all the variables when watering houseplants

Balancing act

By Greg Summers

“How often should I water?” is perhaps the most frequently asked question by those who enjoy indoor potted plants.
But there is no pat answer to the question. “Water it as much as it needs to grow” isn’t the right reply.
Variables such as plant type, plant age, growth stage, season, location, type and size of pot, soil mix characteristics, weather and placement have to be considered.
According to the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service, the main cause of death of potted plants is over-watering.


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‘Beautiful’ veggie garden wins award

July Garden of the Month

Sherry Archie


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McDonald Green dedicates outdoor reading classroom to Kathy Emory

What families do

By Greg Summers

    The teacher who had a special love for reading now has a special place in her honor at the school she loved.


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Take steps to control mosquitos at home

"Skeeter" season

By Greg Summers

Mosquitoes have been around for thousands, maybe millions, of years.


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Carneses create a peaceful setting

Backyard Getaway

By Sherry Archie

Nine years ago, when Ronnie and Crystal Carnes bought their home at 1228 Kent Drive, the contractor made them an offer they couldn’t refuse. The price of the new home was reduced if they agreed to do all the landscaping themselves.  


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Colonial orchard, herb garden become teaching tools at AJSP

Backwoods farming

By Nita Brown

In the late 1700s, there were no neighborhood grocery stores for food or seasonings or pharmacies for medicines in the Waxhaws.


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From staff reports

Understand Air Quality Index colors

Almost every day this time of year, a local meteorologist will emphasize the Air Quality Index (AQI) as part of the upcoming weather forecast, but few know what it means.

The Air Quality Index is the system used to warn the public when air pollution reaches dangerous levels. It tracks ozone (smog) and particle pollution (tiny particles from ash, vehicle exhaust, soil dust, pollen and other air pollutants).


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Stuart Graham creates a dream yard for his dream house

May Yard of the Month

By Sherry Archie

Growing up, Stuart Graham attended Van Wyck Presbyterian Church with his family.  
Just two doors down from there stood a bright yellow home known throughout the tight knit community as the old Hyatt house.  
At the time, Graham never realized the keys to the 1898 Victorian-style home at 5154 Old Hickory Road would one day be in his pocket.
Graham had always admired the house and was excited to learn in 2003 it was to be sold at an auction.


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