By Sarah Ostergaard Tuesday, November 7, was Election Day for many town offices across the state. Did you vote? Do you live in a jurisdiction that held an election this year? According to, on this “Municipal Election Day” there were 217 elections in 39 counties across the state withContinue Reading

By Mike DuBose In our last article, we discussed the fascinating subject of dreaming and how restful sleep is far better than owning gold. We recently examined eight medical school and university studies by scientists and found common, documented sleep-improvement techniques. Unfortunately, one-third of Americans suffer from sleep problems whichContinue Reading

Sleep is a key component for optimal physical and mental health. Many people struggle to get a restful night of sleep. Sleep is when the body has time to repair and regenerate, helps support immune function, and improves cognitive abilities. Poor sleep has been linked to a range of negativeContinue Reading

By Mike DuBose Sleep is one of the most fascinating events I have studied over the last decade. The greatest question persists: “Why do most individuals ‘sleep like babies’ while one-third of the population experiences insomnia, frequent awakenings, and unpredictable early risings?” In order to achieve a peaceful night’s rest,Continue Reading

By Mike DuBose Many readers have inquired: “Why do we voluntarily publish articles and how are they developed?” If you knew my background growing up in Darlington on a rural, dirt road, you might wonder, “How did this redneck ever learn to write?” Until I developed this publication, I didn’tContinue Reading

By Sarah Ostergaard When considering a word I first turn to the dictionary. In this case, “an education” is defined by Merriam-Webster online as “the action or process of educating or of being educated.” Unhelpful; my 5th grade English teacher taught us not to define a word using the rootContinue Reading

By Mike DuBose with Dr. David Hurst, DVM We recently shared the physical and mental positive benefits of having pets. We now turn our attention to a sad part of our series—euthanasia—which in Greek means “Good Death.” Deciding to euthanize our beloved pets—even with a poor quality of life dueContinue Reading

By Mike DuBose with Dr. David Hurst, DVM In our earlier article, we described how our pets bring us great joy and comfort, along with many physical and mental health benefits. Unfortunately, we will outlive our best friends. Animals leave our lives through a variety of ways such as tragicContinue Reading