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Sumter Coin Club hosts 14th coin show on Saturday

Coin collectors frequently look for old coins for their collections. Several members of the Sumter Coin Club do just that, and some of them have especially old coins. On Saturday, Oct. 21, during the the club's 14th annual coin show, some of them …

Faith More

You can't overdraw the grace balance of Jesus

In one small town lived an unusual banker. He was known for taking a chance on people. His bank didn't run on committees or send decisions to Charlotte; he'd make a loan at the lunch counter of the drug store. It didn't matter if you needed $500 or …
Weddings More

Cubbage-Rogerson

Pawleys Island was the setting for the marriage celebration of Caroline and Evan Rogerson. Caroline is the daughter of Elizabeth Stroupe Cubbage and the late James Mack Cubbage Jr., both of Rock Hill. She graduated from Clemson University and is …
Dear Abby More

Wife tires of long marriage to resentful curmudgeon

DEAR ABBY - I will soon be married 48 years, but it is not much of a marriage. There is no sex, no touching, no kind and compassionate words, only bickering and arguing. I can't figure out why I'm still here. I have thought about leaving many …
Celebrations More

Browns celebrate 50 years

Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Brown of Sumter celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 30, 2017, with a trip to Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. The couple's two children are Charles Brown and his wife, Noriko, of Washington state and …
Food More

Don't toss that old beer

When I first moved to Chicago from North Carolina, I was amazed at the variety of sausages. There were polish sausages, bratwurst, bockwurst, Italian; sweet and hot, among others. At that time, the sausage that I knew best was knackwurst which is …
Panorama More

Sumter Little Theatre presents 'Great American Trailer Park Musical'

"The Great American Trailer Park Musical" is "a story of love and loss and midlife crisis," opening Thursday at Sumter Little Theatre. And truly, as Director Traci Quinn describes it, the musical comedy set in Armadillo Acres, a trailer park in …
Engagements More

Dyson-Reid

Richard and Myra Dyson of Summerton announce the engagement of their daughter, Constance Dyson of Summerton, to Khendr'a Reid of Pikeville, North Carolina, son of Evan and Sharon Reid of Pikeville. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Rosalee …
Yesteryear More

Fans vote for night baseball; 'Hay Burner Special' will begin operations

75 years ago - 1943 May 8-14 The Iris Gardens are open to the public now, H.C. Bland, their creator and owner, said today, but he added that the flowers for which the gardens have become famous probably will not be at their height until about …
Reflections More

A look back at Sumter's past, part II

Part two of a look back into Sumter's past invites the reader to focus on individuals whose contributions helped expedite the growth of our community. Of course, time and space preclude the author from mentioning the multitudes who have aided in the …