Strong winds, with at least one unofficially reported 51 mph gust on Lake Wateree, blew through Kershaw County early Tuesday morning, knocking down trees in some areas, limbs onto power lines and even causing a couple of accidents.
The pilot killed when his Piper PA-20 crashed in Elgin early Friday afternoon has been positively identified as Wolfgang Buergel, 71, of East Aurora, N.Y., a rural community located about 15 to 20 miles southeast of Buffalo, N.Y.
A small, single engine plane headed to an air festival in Lakeland, Fla., from Amherst, N.Y., crashed into a wooded area along Larry Jeffers Road near Elgin just before 2 p.m. Friday, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Amherst is part of the greater Buffalo, N.Y., metropolitan area.
Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham, City Manager Kevin Bronson, City Economic Development Director Wade Luther and Sheriff Jim Matthews have all agreed to be "celebrity" dunking booth "victims" for the second annual City Slickers Car Show & Fund Raiser for Relay for Life Saturday.
North Central High School (NCHS) was the recipient of a $5,000 gift from the International Paper Foundation. The money is being used to purchase reading materials for classrooms and the NCHC Media Center in order to enhance literacy across the curriculum initiative. Principal Worth Thomasson (right) said the International Paper Foundation made it possible for the school to benefit its students by encouraging them to read on a daily basis. Thomasson accepted the check on behalf of the school from International Paper representative Tim Boone (left).
Proud fathers and excited daughters were dressed to impress when Midway Elementary School's cafeteria was transformed into a ballroom for the school's recent Father/Daughter Dance. The event was sponsored by the Student Council and the Relay for Life Committee. Here, Katelyn Anderson dances with her father, Mike Anderson.
Harvey Teal (standing), whose Kershaw County Historical Society columns appear monthly in the Chronicle-Independent, speaks to some 85 people at Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church on Sunday, one of two speakers on the topic of Civl War Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's March through Kershaw County, via Liberty Hill, 150 years ago. Teal kept the large audience interested with displays and descriptions of local artificats.