Miss Austin and Mr. Buckner marry in Pawleys Island Chapel

Ann King Austin and James Emmett Buckner Jr. were married April 12, 2014, in Pawleys Island Chapel at Pawleys Island, South Carolina, at 5: 30 p.m. Father William Keith performed the doublering ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Marion M. Tompkins and Phil E. Austin of Columbia, South Carolina. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Palmer McArthur and the […]

School Stars

Jef frey Gregor y, Spring Valley High School science teacher, was recognized as one of the 2013 finalists in the state of South Carolina for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Mary Elizabeth Saine, a senior at A.C. Flora High School, is among the 1,000 students nationwide to win a corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship. Mary, […]

Art teacher earns “Top Twenty” in Runaway Runway

Miss Marine, art teacher at Killian Elementary, placed in the Top Twenty in the Runaway Runway for the third consecutive year with her art superhero “Colorella.” “ These characters are a passion for me,” explains Miss Marine, known at Killian as the Art Room Queen. “Each character has a name and backstory, and my students are simply fascinated with the […]

Spring Valley students finalists in Siemens Challenge


•ART Palmetto Painters, a SC Chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters, will meet Saturday, May 10, 10 a.m., Hospice of Tri-County in the SC Oncology Building, 166 Stoneridge Drive. 781-2340 or www.PalmettoPainters.com. •CAMPS Former USC Gamecock Brandan Davis and his Foundation (The Faithful Walk-On) will host its first football camp Saturday June 7, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Ridgeview High School. […]

Vikings go back to the future

On Wednesday, April 30, Spring Valley High School officially announced that Dr. Jerry Brown will be the next football coach of the Vikings replacing Miles Aldridge. By naming Brown as coach, Spring Valley isn’t just getting a state champion, it is also getting a link to its past. At the age of 19, Brown began his coaching career as an […]

Lourie Center celebrates Older Americans Month

Each May, the Lourie Center joins with other senior service organizations across the country to celebrate Older Americans Month. This year’s theme for Older Americans Month is “Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow.” • Monday May 4, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Lourie Center Jewelry Class Jewelry Sale. • Tuesday May 6, 13, 20, and 27, 12–1 p.m., Oriental Dancing and Movement • Thursday […]

Do you remember?

Papers, papers, papers

Childhood memories bring to mind some of the disagreements my parents had that seemed unimpor tant to me at the time. One outstanding memory was of my father asking my mother for the newspaper as soon as he got home from work in the evening. She had read it during the day and could never remember where she had put […]

It’s Alive!

Workshop Theatre will leave ’em laughing with Young Frankenstein

Workshop Theatre will close out the 2013- 2014 season and its tenure at 1136 Bull Street with the hilarious Mel Brooks musical comedy Young Frankenstein. Based on the cult classic movie and from the creators of the recordbreaking Broadway sensation The Producers comes this monster new musical comedy. With such memorable tunes as “The Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend,” […]

Rudy Mancke and Clay Bolt join S.C. Wildlife Federation birding experts for a special event to save endangered species

The South Carolina Wildlife Federation will hold a special event featuring the first screening in S.C. of The Lost Bird Project, a film about public art, extinction, and memory. Following the film, local art and wildlife experts will discuss birds that were native to S.C. that are now extinct or endangered, what can be done to help bird populations in […]