• We note with sadness the recent death of Van Cliburn, pianist extraordinaire, who captured the world's attention at age 23 when he won the 1958 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, wowing judges and the public alike with his incredible keyboard talent. He was honored with a ticker-tape parade in New York -- back in the days when there really was ticker tape -- and sold countless records before burning out on a commercial career and retreating to a more solitary life.
Last night, my daughter wanted to draw a bird. Elated she was showing common interest, I quickly answered her request to view the "bird book" in order to find the perfect candidate. She thumbed through the pages, impressed by the vast array of coloration found in our native species. She finally landed on Eastern Bluebird, pointed to the most colorful photo and asked, "Is that the mommy or the daddy?" I told her it was the daddy, and that in nearly all cases, the daddy bird is the more colorful of the two. Dumbfounded, she perused other pages, asking me ...
March 04, 2013|
By Austin Jenkins
C-I contributing columnist
Camden exploded for 10 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to break open what had been a fairly close game with Trinity-Byrnes academy as the Bulldogs took a 14-1 victory in Thursday night's opening round of the Pee Dee Pre-Season Baseball Invitational at Kellytown Field.
Funeral service for Joyce Elaine West, 60, will be held Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The Rev. Bruce Watford will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to a cancer charity of one's choice.
Celebration of Life Service for David C. "Bill" Dixon Jr., 83, will be held Monday at 3:00 p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church with burial to follow in Malvern Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Matt Galloway will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to Friendship Baptist Church.
Marine Corps Pfc. Hunter W. Fitch and Pfc. Robert S. Semmler, both 2012 graduates of Camden Military Academy, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island.