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I was only 11 years old when I first saw "The Empire Strikes Back," and I had no idea what to expect. So when Darth Vader told Luke Skywalker about his paternity -- (SPOILER ALERT: Darth Vader is Luke's father) -- I was floored. I didn't believe it. That revelation packed a punch that hit me squarely between the eyes. 
 Such a thing had never happened before. And today, the Internet has made sure that it will never happen again.

October 02, 2014 | Jim Bennett Deseret News | National


The Clean Cut:

In this video from December 2011, a young couple from North Little Rock, Arkansas, surprise 19-year-old Meredith with the news of adoption.

October 02, 2014 | | National


Ms. Hills and Mr. Stegner wed

Jennifer Darrow Hills of Myrtle Beach and Craig Matthew Stegner of Camden were married Saturday, Sept. 6. The wedding took place at the First Presbyterian Church in Myrtle Beach with Rev. Dr. John Brearley as officiator.

October 01, 2014 | | People & Places


Camden Lions Club inducts new member

October 01, 2014 | | People & Places


CCTC named a 2015 Military Friendly School

Central Carolina Technical College has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly School for the third consecutive year. The Military Friendly Schools designation is awarded to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.

October 01, 2014 | | People & Places


Hobkirk Hill DAR chapter names Pat Watts community service award winner

The Hobkirk Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) awarded Patricia Plyler Watts with the Community Service Award on Monday, Sept. 15. The award recognizes individuals for voluntary achievements in cultural, educational, humanitarian, civic or benevolent endeavors outside of the DAR. Watts is a member of the DAR; however, due to her outstanding volunteer work the organization thought it fit to recognize her for her contribution to the Camden Community.

October 01, 2014 | | People & Places


Mary Elliott

A funeral service to honor the life of Mary Genuia Wingate Elliott, 90, of Camden, SC, will be held at 4:00 PM, Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Pat Amick and Rev. Greg Sweet will officiate. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:00 PM, Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

October 01, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ariail for Oct. 1, 2014

October 01, 2014 | | Ariail


Rhame Arena

The feeling of excitement at last week's Camden City Council meeting was palpable when architectural and engineering firms revealed their sketches for the renovation of Rhame Arena in the south end of town. The drawings were indeed startling -- perhaps because the aging structure has been deteriorating and decaying for decades now, and there has been doubt among some that a rehabilitation of the crumbling building was even possible. But possible it is, and not just to produce a humdrum building, but one that is attractive and will be a beckoning welcome to visitors driving into town from I-20 and ...

October 01, 2014 | | Editorials


Yesteryear for Oct. 1, 2014

Educating children, parents about dangers of drugs, booze

October 01, 2014 | | Yesteryear


The bad rep of for-profit colleges

For-profit colleges can't get no respect, at least not from employers. Which suggests that maybe they should be getting less generous taxpayer subsidies, too.

October 01, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


S.C. won’t be the next Ferguson

It is front page news all across the state and indeed nationwide -- a white policeman shot an unarmed black man in an incident at a filling station in Columbia. A dashboard camera in the police car captured much of what happen.

October 01, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reader: we can’t afford ‘us vs. versus them’

Most folks running for political office claim their previous political "experience" is just the thing that proves they deserve your vote this November. Sometimes that is absolutely true. Sometimes, however, as in the current city council race, that previous experience is the very thing that voters should remember as creating one of the most contentious, unpleasant four years in Camden's recent memory.

October 01, 2014 | J. Allen Miller Camden | Letters


Reader delighted by Rhame Arena concept

It was a delight to see the conceptual drawing for the refurbishment of Rhame Arena. What a classic design and what a great design for a "gateway to the city."

October 01, 2014 | Kay Polk Camden | Letters


Reader supports Williams for city council

On Nov. 4th, we will fill two seats on Camden City Council. We have an outstanding candidate in Bob Williams. He is dedicated to helping Camden grow and move forward in a positive way. Bob was born and raised in Camden, and attended and graduated from our public schools. He owns and operates a local business and understands the needs of the small business and property owners. He would never exploit the office for personal gain.

October 01, 2014 | Jill Davis Camden | Letters


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Woman dies from injuries suffered in collision

A Cassatt woman died Sunday, three days after being involved in a vehicle collision on U.S. 1 North in Cassatt.

November 14, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


GE Appliance starts second shift production

On November 6, the GE Appliances' (GEA) (formerly Haier America) manufacturing facility in Camden started second shift production, following a $31 million investment, creating 100 ...

November 14, 2017 | | Business


CES announced first quarter honor rolls

Fifth Grade

November 14, 2017 | | Education


Lawson runs to All-State honors; Dogs finish ninth in Saturday’s AAA meet

Garrett Lawson became the first runner in the history of the Camden High School cross country program to earn All-State honors as he helped lead ...

November 10, 2017 | | Camden High/Middle


County sweeps volleyball player of year honors

After having either won or tied for their respective conference championships, all three Kershaw County volleyball programs reaped the spoils of another winning season on ...

November 10, 2017 | | Sports


Carolina Cup tickets, parking selling briskly for 2018 races

Invitations have been sent to spaceholders who purchased parking spaces and tickets for either/or the 2017 Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races as well as the ...

November 10, 2017 | | Equine


Ariail - Nov. 10, 2017

November 10, 2017 | | Ariail


Holiday shopping

Two weeks from today, the holiday shopping season officially starts with the day known as "Black Friday."

November 10, 2017 | | Editorials


Charlie, the patriot

It was on the eve of our national election that I ran upstairs to file a couple of things in my office. As I started ...

November 10, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


One year ago

WASHINGTON -- 'Tis the season of looking back, which brings us inevitably to Election Day 2016.

November 10, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


The landscape of the soul

"The arts are essential to any complete national life. The State owes it to itself to sustain and encourage them….Ill fares the race which ...

November 10, 2017 | By Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


BERTHA JOHNSON ALEXANDER

Funeral service to celebrate the life of Bertha Johnson "Grandma Monkey" Alexander, 83, will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. Powers Funeral Home ...

November 10, 2017 | | Obituaries


JAMES DRAKEFORD

Funeral service for Mr. James Drakeford, 73, of 270 Family Lane in Camden, will be held Sunday, November 12 at 2 p.m. in Mt ...

November 10, 2017 | | Obituaries


STEVEN R. JAMES

Mr. Steven R. James, 48, of 1278 Lockhart Road, Camden, South Carolina, passed on Saturday, November 4, 2017.

November 10, 2017 | | Obituaries


LEWIS E. JOSEY JR.

A time of sharing to celebrate the life of Lewis Elvyn Josey, Jr., 72, will be held Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 2:00 p ...

November 10, 2017 | | Obituaries


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