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Despite last week's frigid temperatures and a day of rain, 36 students from Brock University in Ontario, Canada put in many hours working on a new house through Sumter's Habitat for Humanity program. The students spent their spring break building … more
NEW YORK (AP) - With 13,000 international buyers and the equivalent of seven football fields full of exhibitor booths, Toy Fair 2015 looks and sounds like the best-behaved children's party ever. Without the young ones in attendance, of … more
The Woman's Afternoon Music Club continues its tradition of presenting An Afternoon of Sacred Music in the winter of each year with a varied concert on March 1. The concert is free to the public and will be presented at First Presbyterian … more
FROM STAFF REPORTS COLUMBIA - South Carolina State Museum will open a new traveling Civil Rights exhibit, "Courage: The Vision to End Segregation and the Guts to Fight for It," on Saturday. The exhibit tells the powerful grassroots "people story" … more
Curator, USC HerbariumGolly-gee, it's a geophyte!This is an easy term with which to come to grips. "Geo" of course means "earth," and "phyton" means "plant." OK, an earth-plant - but actually in the sense of its having some sort of subterranean … more
Sumter's Home Chapter, NSDAR Sumter's Home Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, met at Patriot Hall Jan. 21 with 30 members and nine guests present and Regent Susan Saunders presiding. Regent Saunders introduced … more
Special to The Sumter Item"Uncommon Folk: Traditional Folk Art," currently at the Sumter Gallery of Art, is an informative and fascinating look at 60 pieces from the South Carolina State Museum's collection.Dating from as early as 1845 through the … more
From "I Love Lucy" and "All in the Family" to "Married with Children" and "Seinfeld," structuring a sitcom around four lead characters has often proved a successful formula. "It was the perfect format for … more
For almost three years, harpist Kipper Ackerman has been playing primarily for hospital patients, residents of assisted living facilities, patients in infusion rooms at cancer treatment centers and other medical sites. Her first such performance was … more
One of the most celebrated gospel groups to come out of the South, the five-time Grammy Award-winning Blind Boys of Alabama, will perform Friday at Sumter Opera House. It's their only appearance in South Carolina, offering an unprecedented … more
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