Students at North Central Middle School (NCMS) don renaissance hats on Reading Celebration Day, a focus on making reading more pleasurable rather than for just passing a test. Through a grant from International Paper Company, NCMS selected eight of 20 S.C. Junior Book Award Nominee books. The students wearing the hats are (seated, left to right) Lily Crosby, Megan Mizer, Olivia Walsh, Savannah Rabon, Rebecca Greenway, Breanna Bowen, Hannah Parker, Casey Gibson, Branna Thomas, Elizabeth Touchberry, Desira Langley, Casey Stephens, Angela Childress, Scarlett Jones, Brianna Aldridge, Brea Knight; (front row) Constance Torres, Jewell Evans, Destiny Tucker, Madison Hodge, Alexis ...
Despite our best efforts at proper planting and maintenance, two of the live oaks at the Town Green will be replaced in the coming days/week. The live oaks have been in decline for some time due to a variety of reasons but it basically boils down to transplant shock. This shock is due to a large percentage (up to 90 percent) of the trees' root system remaining at the nursery when the tree is dug. Transplant shock occurs to all field-grown trees which are dug from a nursery and planted in a new site.
Humans and animals often have similar health problems. One example of this is congenital heart disease. Congenital heart disease refers to a problem the animal is born with. There are multiple types of congenital heart disease: valve malformations or dysplasia, valve narrowing or stenosis, abnormal openings between the heart chambers or septal defects, and patent ductusarteriosus.
The city of Camden will hold another in its series of drop-in public meetings on infrastructure projects, this time focusing on enhancements to the Commerce Alley parking lot and alleyway. The city is hosting the drop-in from 5 to 7 p.m. at TenEleven Galleria, 1011 Broad St. The meeting will provide opportunity for interested individuals and groups to actively participate in the planning and design process.
Grace Ellis McNeely, 86, wife of Clifton Kenneth McNeely Sr., died Thursday, January 3, 2013, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Charles Ernest Stokes, 61, of Cassatt, SC, passed on Wednesday, January 2, 2013. Family will be receiving friends at the home of his brother, David Stokes, Jr., 1881 Red Hill Church Road, Cassatt, SC.
Mrs. Grace W. Nelson Young,72, of 2510 Winter Green Ave., District Heights, MD, formerly of Camden, SC passed on Thursday, December 27, 2012.
SAFE Federal Credit Union members received extra benefits Dec. 31 when bonus dividends and loan interest rebates totaling $2.5 million were posted to accounts. Deposit accounts, including certificates, received a 15 percent bonus based on dividends received in 2012. Loan accounts (except credit cards) received a 10 percent interest rebate based on total interest paid in 2012.
Even though it is the first week of January, there is no such thing as it being too early to think about the spring and the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races.
Funeral service for Arlene King Jones, 73, will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Baptist Church with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Keith Coates and the Rev. Steve Leigh will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to New Voice Club.
A graveside funeral service celebrating the life of Ruth Warner Haywood Henley, 99, will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Sharon Cemetery, Mount Gilead, NC. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 502, Troy, NC 27371 or to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb St., Camden, SC 29020.
Thelma Outlaw Barnett Wilson, of Columbia, passed away on December 23, 2012, at the age of 90. She was proceeded in death by her husbands Hubert Barnett and Murray "Jack" Wilson and son Kenneth R Barnett. She is survived by her son Gerald B Barnett (Kathy), 5 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
The 2013 Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen Pageant will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. at Camden High School. Eleven young ladies from around the Camden and Kershaw County will be competing for the titles of Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen 2013.
The eighth annual Clinic Classic 5K walk/run, presented by McDonald's of Camden, and the Camden Family Care one-mile run/walk will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, April 18.