Camden residents might not know Shelley personally, but he and his crew visit each home every week. Shelley Salmond is the city of Camden's sanitation supervisor with a crew of 14 men and three women who pick up residents' curbside trash, yard debris and recyclables.
Camden resident Chuck Hayes' lifetime of outdoor adventure began growing up in Dillon County with camping and swamp explorations as a youngster. But as a high school junior on January 8, 1951, he experienced a turning point that set a course for his lifetime.
My only personal reference to Mount Rushmore was a background to Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest and an American icon. But after my three-year involvement with "tourism," both from Historic Camden's perspective, as well as city/county "tourism initiatives," when I toured Mount Rushmore last week the answer to "Why Mount Rushmore?" was startling. I naively assumed this National Monument was created as a tribute to presidents and homage to our nation and that Mount Rushmore was the ideal location. But that's not the core reason. Surprisingly, the answer was simply, "tourism."
Craig Bell runs a sweet local business that employs about 150 million girls in South Carolina. Occasionally he gets out of state calls, generally from men, and transports some of his girls across state lines after receiving requests for his girls' services. Rather than the lead to a seamy story, this is a wholesome and nutritious enterprise: Bell is the only professional commercial beekeeper in Kershaw County.
Birthdays are often a reason for celebration. Dr. Francis McCorkle's April birthday is a yearly moment of celebration, reflection and gratitude. A caring man the community has known as "Dr. Mac" for 57 years, the solo practitioner wasn't always a physician; he was also a soldier.
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