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KC library promotes early literacy through federal grant

Over the past few months, two dedicated reading enthusiasts bring reading to children, early and often, provides the key to lifelong success. Through a federal grant provided by the Institute for Museum and Library Studies, Cindy Bolin and Stephanie Hamrick, have visited numerous churches, mobile home parks and apartment complexes to reach out to parents who may be unfamiliar with the library, unable to get there, or unable to attend during scheduled summer children's programming.

October 10, 2011 | | People & Places

Dig pink for breast cancer awareness

The Lugoff Elgin Varsity Volleyball team is hosting its annual Dig Pink JV Jam Tournament on Oct. 15 at Lugoff Elgin High School (L-EHS). The team chose to use the tournament as a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness and have already raised more than $1,000 for the cause.

October 07, 2011 | | People & Places

Keeping a promise since 2005

Keeping true to a promise he made to a group of fifth-graders at Bethune Elementary School in 2005, Clifton Harryton Anderson (first row, second from right), a retired mental health professional, volunteer mentor and the recipient of the Order of Silver Crescent, the state's highest honor for volunteer and community service, has made unannounced regular visits with students each year since 2005.

October 07, 2011 | | People & Places

Camden native named Miss South Carolina Heart of America

Bre'Anna T. Hayes of Camden has been awarded the title of 2011 Miss South Carolina Heart of America, for Miss Heart of America, LLC, producers of the nationally recognized Miss Heart of America Pageant Program. She will be representing her state at the 2011 Miss Heart of America Nationals on Saturday, Nov. 19 in Orlando, Fla. where she will be competing for a $5,000 scholarship along with other titles and prizes.

October 07, 2011 | | People & Places

United Way offers awards to the best chili cookers in town

United Way of Kershaw County will host its first Chili Cook-off Nov. 5 at the Town Green in Camden from noon to 4 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Second Nature.

October 05, 2011 | | People & Places

2011 Cub Scout Cub-O-Ree to take place at Historic Camden this weekend

The Wateree Distric Boy Scouts of America presents the 2011 Cub Scout Cub-O-Ree Friday through Sunday at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site.

October 05, 2011 | | People & Places

Ridgeway assisted living home gives donation to LES

The residents and staff at Southwinds Assisted Living Facility in Ridgeway took up a collection of school supplies to donate to Lugoff Elementary School. The supplies will be used in Lynn Looney's special education class.

October 05, 2011 | | People & Places

Program encourages communication between parents and teens

The Family Resource Center will be running workshops for Kershaw County parents, and other adults working with teens designed to help start discussions with about self-esteem, puberty/sexuality, mixed messages in the media, peer pressure ect. The first workshop will be held at the United Way of Kershaw County, located at 110 East DeKalb Street Camden, Oct. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m.

October 05, 2011 | | People & Places

Couple plans November wedding

Ms. Joyce McDonald and Rev. Kenneth McDonald are announcing the approaching marriage of their daughter, Miss Kimberly Anne McDonald to Mr. David Andrew Walden, both of Augusta Ga.

October 03, 2011 | | People & Places

Archaeologist to speak about Johanness Kolb site during Lyceum Series

During the 1730s, when the Township Plan was devised to entice interior settlement via offers of free land (Fredericksburg, later Camden, being one), a group of Welsh Baptists from New Jersey were granted land to settle either side of the Pee Dee River. The settlement became known as the Welsh Tract. Johannes Kolb, a German farmer who had emigrated to New Jersey in 1704, was among those who acquired land in the tract in the late 1730s.

September 30, 2011 | | People & Places

CHS class of ‘89 to hold reunion

The Camden High School Cass of 1986 will hold a class reunion at Camden Country Club, located at 111 Knights Hill Road, Nov. 5. The cost is $40 per person or $80 per couple. Send check or money orders to Hank Green at 1204 Broad St., Camden, SC 29020. Tickets must be purchased by Oct. 14. For more information, email

September 30, 2011 | | People & Places

Beta Sigma Phi celebrates 80 years

This year is the 80th anniversary of the social sorority Beta Sigma Phi. There has been a chapter of this organization in Kershaw County for more than 50 years. The current members of Beta Siigma Phi will host a Sunday Tea Oct. 16 around 2 p.m. to celebrate this occasion. The tea will be held at Julie Trott's home on Sarsfield Road, Camden. If you are a former member and would like to attend, call Barbara James at 432-4968 and leave a message that includes your name, address, phone number and email address; or email her at Jamesbf ...

September 30, 2011 | | People & Places

Historic Camden to host 7th annual Tour de Camden

Time to stretch your legs and get on your bike! Are you an avid cyclist or are you more likely to go on a leisurely weekend ride with the kids? Whatever your preference, you may want to consider signing up for the 7th annual Tour de Camden bicycle ride.

September 30, 2011 | | People & Places

CHS Homecoming

Camden High School held its Homecoming Ceremony Sept. 23. The Homecoming Court included (from left) Mary Kohn, first runner-up escorted by Kevin Collins; Tyler Smith, Homecoming Queen escorted by Javaris Crim; Richanda Heriot, second runner-up escorted by Jalen Loney.

September 30, 2011 | | People & Places

Camden’s got the Blues

Get ready for one of South Carolina's favorite festivals -- the 15th Annual Carolina Downhome Blues Festival. With 44 performances, featuring 21 performers in 15 different venues, music lovers will enjoy this annual festival. Scheduled for Oct. 6-8, the Carolina Downhome Blues Festival is an award-winning event recognized for featuring legendary blues artists from around the globe.

September 28, 2011 | | People & Places

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Local students compete in 2016 Miss SC Teen USA

Two North Central High School (NCHS) students will be competing in the 2016 Miss South Carolina Teen USA pageant to be held today and Saturday ...

November 20, 2015 | | People & Places

Bethune tree and candle lighting ceremony next Sunday

For the ninth consecutive year the Bethune Garden Club will host the Bethune Memorial Tree and Candle Lighting Ceremony. The Ceremony will take place on ...

November 20, 2015 | | People & Places


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