Eighteenth year of the sport of kings UPDATED

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 9:27 a.m.

We've finished the 18th running of the Kingstree Trials.  This was my 14th year as the announcer.  I still don't know why they call it trials.  Why not just horse races?  Maybe it is for the trials and tribulations of all the volunteers that make this event this premier event that it is.  Actually, the trials come from the fact that the two year …

Through the eyes of a visitor UPDATED

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 9:35 a.m.

Last week, Sheryl, Frances and I with the Keep Williamsburg Beautiful Committee took a road trip to Conway to observe their tree program since Kingstree is working towards becoming a Tree City. The Tree City USA Program strives to protect trees in a community, and Conway has been a Tree City for 27 consecutive years. During our visit the three of …

I am thankful UPDATED

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 9:52 a.m.

Thanksgiving is right around the corner but you wouldn't know it because of the premature infiltration of industry's need to exploit Christmas. Thanksgiving has a revered past with its beginnings as a Christian based tradition dating back to 1623 when pilgrims gathered after the harvest to thank their Divine Benefactor - God - for His blessings. …

Sweet Memories UPDATED

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 9:38 a.m.

At the end of June as I was cleaning up, putting away, and recuperating from Catherine's wedding, Debbie and Joe were just beginning to prepare for Tana's wedding.  It's been years since there had been a wedding in Salters, but in 2013, our community had two planned. The major difference in the events was that I had a year to prepare for our …

Deloris Reed-Montgomery, Pineville UPDATED

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 10:18 a.m.

Funeral services for Mrs. Deloris Susan “Sue” Milligan Reed-Montgomery, conducted by the Rev. Benjamin Milligan and the Rev. Joshua Prioleau, were held Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at Redeemer Reformed Episcopal Church of Pineville. Mrs. Reed-Montgomery died Wednesday, October 23, 2013. She was born February 9, 1938, in Pineville, the …

Should the squeakin' wheel gets the grease UPDATED

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 9:10 a.m.

I hated those rocks: you know, the huge boulders that jutted out from the corners of the medians down Main Street in Kingstree. I didn't know why they were there but considering some of the landscaping performed around here by a variety of self-proclaimed pros, there was an explanation.

A President named George UPDATED

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 9:20 a.m.

Finally, after two weeks of making the American people suffer as much as possible, the Senate and Congress have made a decision to fund the government until January?  Ignoring who may or may not be to blame, let's talk history and consider a President named George.

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