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C-I WEB EXTRA: Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews presents a gift of a glass cross from him and his wife, Heather, to Pearl Brown during a ceremony Wednesday celebrating the receipt of her new home replacing one destroyed by arson in November 2014. Brown lives near Lugoff-Elgin Middle School where she worked as a custodian for many years. For 71 years, she lived in her old home which had stood for 114 years. - photo by Martin L. Cahn
“I thank everybody,” Pearl Brown declared after cutting a ceremonial ribbon in front of her new home in Lugoff. “And everybody is welcome to go inside and take a look around.” Exactly 18 months after an arsonist set fire to her home on Richardson Court in Lugoff and another nearby, Brown celebrated the gift of her new house with about 30 friends, neighbors, family members and community leaders.