Several students from the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) participated in the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) competition held March 7-9 in Charleston. Amber Farmer (first row, left) and Chelsea McDonald (second row, left) won first place for Career Health Display. Brooke Edwards (first row, center), Caleb Reese (second row, second from right) and Ben Blankenship (second row, second from left) won first place in the Health Education category. Thomas "Gunnar" Branham (second row, right) won first place in the Researched Persuasive Speaking. Brittany Baird (first row, right) won third place for Medical Photography.
Hopes for a satisfactory resolution of bringing more and better recreational opportunities to the people of Camden and Kershaw County seem to be fleeing us like clouds in a strong wind.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- As the sun rises and dabs Caesars Palace with morning rouge, irony struts down the strip of casinos, shops and nightclubs.
A memorial service for Vivian Jones, 88, Columbia, will be held at 4:00 pm Wednesday, March 28, 2012 in the club house at Summer's Landing, 651 Polo Road. In addition, a graveside service will be held Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 1:00 pm in Parklawn Memorial Park, 12800 Veirs Mill Rd., Rockville, MD 20853. Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel is assisting the family.
William C. VanO'Linda, 85, of Columbia, died Monday, March 26, 2012. Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel is assisting the family.
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The inaugural Child Crappie Fishing Tournament will be held on Lake Wateree on Saturday, April 14.
Applications will be accepted through May 2 for the 2012 Thomas E. McLester Scholarship Award, given by Camden First United Methodist Church.
Samuel Bruce Baldwin, 64, Blythewood, died Wednesday, March 21, 2012. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel, 4219 Hardscrabble Road, Columbia, SC 29223. He was awesome.
A challenging week led to a pair of uneven finishes for the Lugoff Elgin boys' soccer team.
Belk invites schools and other nonprofit organizations in the company's 16-state market area to participate in its semi-annual Belk Charity Sale from 6 to 10 a.m. April 21. The four-hour, in-store shopping event offers an a fundraising tool for participating organizations and an opportunity for customers to support local charities while taking advantage of special discounts on purchases during the event.
Rick Santorum took the Louisiana Republican presidential primary last week, but Mitt Romney grinds inexorably on, increasing his delegate count and making it more and more difficult for anyone else to become the GOP standard bearer. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich refuses to face the reality of defeat and stubbornly hangs on, and while there is a mathematical chance someone other than Romney could win, the odds are long.
Jackie Sutton has joined First Citizens as retail sales manager. In this role, she will be responsible for implementing sales and business plans and promoting the First Citizens brand in the local market. Sutton will be based at First Citizens' Camden branch, located at 404 E. DeKalb St.
Photo cutline -- Teacher Aides -- Students whose work as teacher aides in the 1972 Title One summer program was made possible by the Neighborhood Youth Corps are Beulah McCord, Maxine Hough, and Sylvia Brisbon.
The latest season of the police procedural "Blue Bloods," about a family of law enforcers, the "Avengers" TV spinoff "Marvel's Agents of "S.H.I.E.L.D." and the latest incarnation of "Doctor Who" lead new television shows on DVD this week.
ORANGE, Calif. -- A bride who knew her father had only weeks to live surprised him by canceling her dream wedding and brought the ceremony to his hospital room so he could give her away and dance with her.
It's mid-September, and most schools have barely begun classes, but students at Rosa Parks Elementary School are getting ready for vacation. Fall break for the Portland, Oregon, elementary school starts on Sept. 22 and runs for three weeks.
I've come to know the sound all too well -- the unmistakable suction of the breast pump. In fact, my breast pump and I have spent so much time together there are times I think it's talking to me, and sometimes not saying very nice things! Perhaps some are familiar with that distinctive noise as well if they've been as unlucky as me with what I was told would be natural and wonderful.
Chances are your husband is not expecting a dozen red roses from you. However, he wouldn't mind hearing words of appreciation. Telling your husband how thankful you are for the things he has done or telling him how much you love him is a good start to making his day a better one.
We teach our children to walk, talk, chew 32 times, brush their teeth, pick up their clothes and be kind to others. We teach them to turn off the lights when they leave a room and not to play with matches. We teach them to drive cars and send out thank-you notes. The list is endless. We teach them so much more than the schools they attend. We prepare them for life.
As students flood the campuses of the country's elite colleges this fall, those schools remain, mostly, enclaves of privilege. This persists despite the fact that there are many high schoolers from low-income families that make top grades and test scores in numbers that are twice the percentage in the general population as at prestigious universities.
Every semester since 2006, Kevin Blair has taught an introductory course on poverty at Niagara University. And every semester, he finds a business student who is only enrolled in the class to fulfill a social science elective, or simply needed three more credits to graduate -- not because the student is interested in poverty.
How happy a woman believes her marriage is has a direct impact on the quality of her husband's life, according to research in the Journal of Marriage and Family. And that holds "no matter how he feels about their nuptials."
I recently flew across the U.S. from Oregon to Massachusetts via California. Spending several hours traveling allowed me to indulge in one of my favorite pastimes -- people watching. And while you might think a cross-country overnight flight would bring out the worst in people, the opposite was true. I observed several moments that proved to me the world is inherently good, and I can be a part of it. Let me tell you about 6 brief experiences that inspired me.
For little children, it is the small things in life that can completely destroy their day. When one little girl deletes a picture on the camera, tears quickly come. It can break our heart to see children cry over the smallest details but do we often find ourselves doing the same thing? Has your mood ever quickly changed because your favorite pair of pants are too tight and you're mad at yourself for putting on a few extra pounds? Do you find that you quickly lose patience when your child constantly whines? Or, do the tears start to come ...
OK, I admit it: I had a crush on JoAnn.
It was a landmark week for the showdown between big cable, who tie online services to network subscriptions, and Millennial viewers, who prefer to watch much of their TV online and a la carte.
It is no secret that parenting is hard. No matter whether your children are young, teenagers or even adults, your children need and deserve a parent who cares. Spending time with your children is important but it isn't just the amount of time you spend that matters, it is the quality of time. By making an effort to truly be present in your child's life, your relationship will grow and parenting may seem just a tad easier.
In December 2012, when 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed 27 people, including his mother and 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the nation reeled with grief. Liza Long, a mother in Boise, Idaho, asked herself: What if my son is capable of that?