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Faces and Places

  • Improvements aplenty at Camp Bob Hardin

    SALUDA, N.C. – Since the 1940s, Boy Scouts from Chester, Lancaster, York, Union, Cherokee and Spartanburg counties have been going to Saluda, N.C., for summer camp.

    Originally known as Camp Palmetto, the camp expanded in the early 1980s and was renamed Camp Bob Hardin in 1985, in honor of Hardin, a Lancaster native, who was active in the Boy Scouts.

    Hundreds of boys and leaders from the three counties have made the trek up to Saluda during 2013. This year has been the biggest, best year ever for Camp Bob Hardin with a variety of new additions.

  • 'Thank you, Mrs. Bettie'

    Springdell Baptist Church organist Bettie Robertson got an unexpected surprise on Sunday when she was honored for 40 years of service to the church.

  • Bless Pete, Myrtle Beach sure has changed

    In my mind, I could already hear the waves and feel the breeze.
    Despite gasoline rationing, no new tires in sight, and a shortage of hot dogs and hamburgers on Meatless Tuesday, we still traveled down to Myrtle Beach.

    I was excited on the ride down and Mama was tryin’ her best to temper my mood.

    “Son, things are going to be different down there this time,” she said. “With the war, there will be beach patrols watching for Nazi submarines instead of swimmers who go out too far.”

  • SMH honors employees during national event

    from Springs Memorial Hospital
    A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal; it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope.
    From providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to welcoming new life into the world, hospitals are central to a healthy and optimistic community.
    That’s the message Springs Memorial Hospital hopes to convey through its celebration of National Hospital Week 2013.

  • Overcoming Extreme Obstacles

    Mother’s Day is today, May 12, a holiday recognized nationally, thanks to a joint resolution signed by President Woodrow Wilson on May 8, 1914. That resolution designated the second Sunday in May as a day to celebrate mothers and their tireless dedication to their children and families. For one Lancaster mom, this Mother’s Day will probably have much more meaning than it used to.
    Patty Penegar has two children, Wylie Penegar Jr., 20, and Brooke Penegar, 16. Wylie Jr. helps her run Extreme Automotive on Lynwood Drive. Brooke is an junior at Lancaster High School.

  • ‘Stoney’ may get second chance

    Nancy Parsons
    Landmark News Service
    GREAT FALLS – Two years ago, a piece of history was uncovered in Great Falls.
    “Stoney Lonesome,” the old town jail, was unearthed. But now the brick building sits abandoned with weeds and bushes growing up around it.
    Great Falls Mayor Don Camp says he has not abandoned the historical project. He said the weather has prevented plans to spruce up the area and make the piece of history a place people would want to visit.

  • SNAP benefits should promote health

    Susan Singleton admits to tearing up whenever she goes to the grocery store.

    Instead of lean proteins like fish or chicken, she goes for the meat that’s about to expire because it’s what she can afford.

    Instead of brand-name products, she fills her cart with knock-off items or whatever she has coupons for. The mother of three from Columbia  worries about what she is feeding her family.

    “When I go to the store, I cannot buy healthy. I buy cheap,” Singleton said.

  • Follow the Blooms embraces history

    With a touch of spring in the air, the shrubs, trees, and bulbs locally and across our state remind us of their beauty as they awaken from a long winter’s rest. To enjoy the beauty of season as well as learn a little more about the history of our state, you don’t have to travel far.

    The Garden Clubs of South Carolina (GCSC) will host the third annual Follow the Blooms Tour on Saturday, April 13.

  • Robinson celebrates the big 100

    There are many events that can be categorized as milestones in life – turning 16 or 21, getting married, having a baby or reaching a 50th wedding anniversary. But turning 100 years old is a milestone that warrants a large party, a party that draws hundreds of people.

    That’s exactly what happened at Morningside of Lancaster on March 16. Around 300 guests showed up to celebrate Ted Robinson’s 100th birthday at a party held in the parking lot on the Morningside campus.

  • Easter Services

    Today, March 24