Friends, Family, Community

What to Do to Stop Unwanted Phone Calls

Whether you use a landline, mobile phone or both, you’ve likely received those pesky robocalls — phone calls that use a computerized auto-dialer to deliver a pre-recorded message. As a consumer, here is what to know about this common annoyance to your home or personal line. • Robocalls are often illegal. However, keep in mind…

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Make Your Home Safer in Wicked Weather

Wicked weather can happen anytime, anywhere. Being prepared will offer you, your family and your home greater protection. Here is what to know. Take Shelter Oftentimes, the safest place to be during a storm is at home or in a designated shelter, depending on the storm’s severity. That said, it’s important to know more about…

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Teach Your Children about Money this Financial Literacy Month

April is Financial Literacy Month, an ideal time to think about the lessons your children are learning about money. Setting a good financial example is just the start. Parents should also actively engage children on the topic. These lessons can help put kids and teens on the right path towards a financially responsible adulthood. How…

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Resources to Help You Stick to Your Goals

Making goals and achieving them is difficult without direction or the advice of experts. Luckily, there are plenty of great resources to help, no matter what you are trying to accomplish. Here are four books that can help you stick to your goals. Clean Eating From quinoa and chia seeds to spinach and pomegranate, “Super…

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Creative Gardening Tips for the Spring Season

Gardeners often focus on the science of their hobby: how much water and sunlight their plants need and how to improve soil quality and keep pests at bay. But there can be a lot of artistry behind the craft as well — from how you harvest and enjoy flowers to how you convert unused spaces…

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‘Helping All Neighborhoods’ Across The County

By Patrice Smith Walterboro, SC – Jesse Pringle is lending a helping hand in Colleton County. HANS- Helping all Neighborhoods, began in 2009 when Pringle says God gave him a vision. “I felt that I had lost touch with my community and the Lord told me to give back, to touch and reach all neighborhoods…

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Getting Back to Basics: The Lost Art of Writing Things Down

In this digital age, you may go days without using a pen and paper, but there are many reasons to skip the devices and stick to writing things down. From staying organized to planning your week to tracking career growth, here are a few things to take note of when it comes to taking notes.…

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Wise Social Security Decisions Are Critical To Retirement Happiness

It’s an unsettling reminder for anyone staking too much of their retirement on Social Security. Retirees whose survival depends largely on those checks from the government will see a mere 0.3 percent bump in their benefits in 2017, which amounts to just $3.92 a month for the typical recipient. That’s one of the lowest cost-of-living…

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Why We Must Continue To Honor Our Veterans

By Rob Portman Every year, Veterans Day gives us a chance to pause and honor the sacrifices, courage, and patriotism of the men and women who have worn a military uniform. America is the land of opportunity and a beacon of hope and freedom to the rest of the world because our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines,…

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