Imagine being a little boy growing up at the Hobkirk Inn when its formal gardens, designed by Scottish landscape architect James Crammond, were in their prime. The garden was laid out in a large rectangle with wide paths to run down and nooks and crannies in which to play hide and seek. Tall cherry laurel, or mock orange, arches framed the entrances to the parterre garden and beyond them lay the wide open land and woodlands of the Hobkirk Inn, which encompassed 34.75 acres in its early years. Inman wrote in his autobiography, penned at the Biltmore Forest School ...
Camden City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to amend recommendations made by the Camden Local Tax Fund Committee (CLTFC) in order to continue supporting efforts to obtain U.S. National Park Service (NPS) status for the Battle of Camden site. The battle site is some eight miles north of the city limits on Flat Rock Road. The Palmetto Conservation Foundation (PCF) continues to make improvements at the site and is part of a consortium of groups working with federal officials to obtain the NPS designation.
The Camden Local Tax Fund Committee (CLTFC) will make its first-ever recommendations Tuesday on how Camden City Council should allocate $95,000 to tourism-related organizations. The CLTFC received requests totaling $164,317, nearly $70,000 more than which the committee had to work.
Melanee Harwell-Taylor's special needs class at Camden Elementary School won the 2012 Margot Rochester Landscape Award. Camden Elementary School's Puzzles in Bloom serves as a sensory garden for the special needs class. The award is named after the late Kershaw County gardener and writer Margot Rochester. The award recognizes landscapes, within Camden city limits, that contribute to the beauty of the city. The Margot Rochester award is sponsored by the Camden Parks &Trees Commission.
On April 30, about 30 Camden and Kershaw County elected officials, candidates for office, school district officials, business owners and others traveled to Rock Hill. The goal: learn more about how the former textile town transformed itself into a sports tourism destination.
City of Camden residents visiting the city's website can read and email comments about a proposed ordinance to transform the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC) into a Board of Architectural Review (BAR). Camden City Council looked at the proposal and discussed it during a work session Tuesday afternoon ahead of its regular evening meeting.
On the evening of Feb. 17, 1864, the moon cast a white glow over the waters of the Atlantic Ocean near the mouth of Charleston Harbor. The USS Housatonic, the Union Navy's largest ship at 1,240 tons, lay at anchor in the ocean two and one half miles outside the harbor entrance. The blockade of Charleston was commanded from her position. Through the frigid waters the brave, determined crew of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley navigated from Breach Inlet out to sea, moving toward the Housatonic at three knots. By the time the Union lookout on the ...
The award for New Construction within a Local Historic Neighborhood will be given to Albert and Sarah Reed Tuesday when the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission recognizes a historic property and owner for preserving Camden's heritage through historically in-keeping new construction of a structure or structures within a locally designated historic neighborhood.
A woman who once ran for Camden City Council and a Camden woman who plans a return to a pediatric practice will represent the city's interests on the new Kershaw County Capital Projects Sales Commission.
The city of Camden Historic Landmarks Commission awards ceremony, recognizing homes, businesses and individuals for preserving Camden's history and heritage, will be held at 6:30 p.m. May 22 at City Hall in the courtroom. The award recipients this year include the following:
To commemorate National Preservation Month, the Education Committee of the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission will hold two walking tours this month. The "Walks Through History" will be held May 12 and 26.
One week ago, a group of 25 Camden and Kershaw County leaders, business owners and others visited Rock Hill to see how that city transformed itself from a dying textile town to a sports tourism destination. The group -- including members of Camden City Council, candidates for city council and representatives from the Kershaw County School District -- visited sites such as Manchester Meadows (soccer), Cherry Park (baseball/softball) and Rock Hill Tennis Center. They also visited the new Riverwalk/Rock Hill Outdoor Center, which already sports a velodrome for Olympic-style cycling and, when completed, will have other amenities, including a YMCA.