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Editorial: New director
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The Chronicle-Independent is glad to be able to share the news on our front page today that Virginia (Ginny) DeWitt Zemp will become Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site’s third executive director starting in September.

Following in the footsteps of long-time predecessor Joanna Craig (now a member of Camden City Council) and her successor, Haile Brazier, Zemp comes to Historic Camden from Charelston where she has served as the director of development for the S.C. Historical Society.

In the role she held since 2011, Zemp oversaw multi-million dollar fundraising campaigns and enchanced the society’s reach all over the state. On top of that, she is the granddaughter of Charles Herbert and Elizabeth Workman Zemp and has extended family throughout the county.

That combination should bode well for Historic Camden’s future as Zemp oversees the site’s partnership with others on the new Camden-Kershaw County Visitors Center, as well as celebrations of the Battle of Camden’s 240th anniversary, South Carolina’s founding 350th anniversary and Historic Camden’s own 50th anniversary, all in 2020, not to mention America’s 250th birthday in 2026.

We thank Brazier as she leaves to enjoy the pending birth of twin children for her more than able leadership, and join the community in welcoming Zemp to Camden and Kershaw County.

Welcome home!