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United Way of Kershaw County celebrates campaign contributors

The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) held a luncheon recently to thank volunteers and donors who contributed to its 2014 campaign at the Robert Mills Courthouse in downtown Camden. The luncheon recognized various individuals and organizations throughout the county who gave of their time, efforts and funds to the UWKC. At right, UWKC Campaign Coordinator Pam Spivey, dressed in chef attire and armed with a mixing bowl and spoon, told campaign contributors and volunteers, "You are the main ingredient in our success!" Below, clients from the Kershaw County Council on Aging shared their patriotic spirt, singing and waving American ...

February 19, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | People & Places


Miss Green and Gold pageant Thursday

North Central High School's 2013 Miss Green and Gold, Madeline Pate (above), will be crowning the new 2014 Miss Green and Gold on Thursday in NCHS' auditorium. The pageant begins at 6 p.m. and tickets are available for purchase at the school and from contestants. This year the pageant will feature a "Blast form the Past" theme for the 29 contestants. There will also be eight student talent acts competing for the talent show portion of the evening. Tickets prices are reserved seating: $10; advanced: $6; and at the door: $8.

February 19, 2014 | | People & Places


Owls: myth and mystery

by Josh Arrants

Each winter, as the colder temperatures settle farther south and thin the humidity in the South Carolina air, I look forward to the earlier sunsets and the longer nights. There is an enchantment that accompanies the darkness and it isn't difficult to understand why so many cultures throughout history have held reverence for the creatures that inhabit the night. To early humans, any animal that was able to succeed behind the deep purple veil of night must surely be magical or possess abilities not granted by anything of this realm. Perhaps it is this reason that ...

February 19, 2014 | | People & Places


Student artwork beautifies hallways at Stover Middle School

Stover Middle School (SMS) art students recently added a few artistic touches to their learning environment.

February 17, 2014 | | People & Places


Boys Book Club meets at NCMS

At left, the Page Turners Book Club (for boys only) has begun meeting every Thursday afternoon in the library at North Central Middle School. "We're full to capacity," says school librarian Cindy Sparks. The 12 boys will meet for 10 weeks and are enjoying the book Stranded 2: Trial by Fire by author Jeff Probst, best associated with the Survivor TV series. Along with reading together, the boys enjoy an after school snack, hands on activities related to the book and weekly door prizes. Members receive official membership cards and club bracelets, above right. Club activities are featured on ...

February 17, 2014 | | People & Places


Conservation Alive and Well in Kershaw County Schools

Bethune Elementary students in grades K-5 recently participated in an Arbor Day Celebration led by Ms. Martha McCaskill. The students came together to sing songs, recite poems, and do skits that celebrated the benefits that trees add to our environment. Both staff and student's worked together and did an excellent job.

February 12, 2014 | | People & Places


A.W. Duo cello and piano concert at Grace Episcopal Church

A.W. Duo, a piano and cello duo made up of pianist Alyona Aksyonova and cellist James Waldo, will perform a benefit concert at Grace Episcopal Church in Camden on March 28. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. at the church, 1315 Lyttleton St.. Proceeds from the concert will support Heartfelt Home Repair, Grace Church's ministry to the elderly and underprivileged.

February 12, 2014 | | People & Places


Ferrol O’Connor Moore, Dylan Michael Forrester to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Enright Moore, III. announce the engagement of Miss Ferrol O'Connor Moore of Charleston, SC, to Mr. Dylan Michael Forrester of Charleston, SC.

February 10, 2014 | | People & Places


Edward Arron & Friends at FAC, second of chamber music series

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is pleased to bring Edward Arron & Friends to Camden for the second concert of the three-part Chamber Music Series on Tuesday. The concert will begin at 7 p.m., immediately following a cocktail hour beginning at 6 p.m. The concert will feature selections by Mozart, Brahms, Schumann and Turina. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 the day of the concert, with a student ticket for $15. Special sponsorship is provided by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, the Frederick S. Upton Foundation, Tom & Virginia Ann Mullikin, Bank of America, Kennedy Insurance ...

February 07, 2014 | | People & Places


Junior Leadership Kershaw County Etiquette session

Kershaw County schools superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan serves members of the Junior Leadership Kershaw County class during its social and dinner etiquette session held Jan. 20 at the Millpond Restaurant in Boykin. Students received a course in formal dining etiquette from cotillion facilitator Sara Fakoury who guided the class of high school juniors and seniors through a session of dos and don'ts as they enjoyed a four-course meal prepared by Mark Price of the restaurant. In addition to Morgan, other servers included Terri Teed, Julie Trott and Bill Copp, all members of the Camden Kiwanis Club, which is a ...

February 07, 2014 | | People & Places


Celebrating 100 days of school

Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (PTHS) and Camden First Baptist (CFB) Kindergarten and Children's Center recently celebrated their 100th day of school with programs, activities and a balloon release.

February 05, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | People & Places


Kershaw County Library February calendar of events, programming

Camden Branch

February 05, 2014 | | People & Places


Nature -- Now and Then

By Austin Jenkins

February 05, 2014 | | People & Places


Camden High School to host Upcycling Fair

By HALEY ATKINSON

February 05, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | People & Places


American Legion contest winner

Camden High School student Nicholas Ranges, center, will represent Camden's James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 in the Legion's Quadrant competition of the American Legion High School Oratorical Contest to be held Feb. 15 at Columbia's Post 130. The four Quadrant winners will compete in the state finals. Ranges stands with his grandfather Foy Thompson, left, and Post 17 contest chairman Richard Lackey, right.

February 05, 2014 | | People & Places


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Dogtoberfest is Sunday

Looking for a little Sunday fun with your four-legged friends?

September 30, 2016 | | People & Places


‘Duck for President’ is Oct. 2 at FAC

Just in time for all of the election fuss, the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will bring a very "timely" children's production ...

September 30, 2016 | | People & Places


Kershaw County Library events - October

Camden Branch

September 27, 2016 | | People & Places


CHS 2016 Homecoming Court

September 27, 2016 | | People & Places


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