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The South Carolina Center for Oral Narration at the USC Sumter, home to the annual Jack Doyle Storytelling Festival held each spring, will host the S.C. Storytelling Conference on Saturday, Sept. 27, in the Arts and Letters Building. Dr. Michele … more
What should have been "a three-hour tour" turned into a 50-year journey for Dawn Wells, who played castaway Mary Ann Summers in the zany sitcom "Gilligan's Island" that debuted on CBS in September, 1964. "I'm still talking and writing about the … more
BY IVY MOORE The Sumter-Shaw Community Concert Association opens its 2014-15 season with a musical stage show that is a comprehensive look at country music from its humble beginnings to the flashy, rock 'n' roll-like style of … more
BY IVY MOORE Learning is an adventure at the Shepherd's Center of Sumter, and after a summer hiatus, classes will get underway on Thursday. It's not too late to sign up, said Jeanette Roveri, executive director of the center … more
On Thursday, Sept. 25, fans and friends of the Sumter Little Theatre and its former executive director Katie Damron will gather at Patriot Hall to honor the woman who is largely responsible for the rebirth and continuing success of SLT. Two acts of … more
Katie Damron moved to Sumter from her hometown of Pikesville, Kentucky in 1953 with her late husband, Ed. They purchased radio station WSSC, which she served as vice president through the 1970s. She … more
NEW YORK - Fall used to be off-peak for tourism everywhere except New England and other fall foliage destinations. But autumn tourism is rising, with traditional summer hotspots increasingly busy September through November. For empty-nesters, … more
Whether you're a competitive runner or just enjoy walking for exercise, the 9th Annual Forrest Ray 5K Run/Walk Celebration should meet your needs. The 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 race is a professionally run event, part of the Palmetto Grand Prix … more
The 1940s have been called the decade of the bobbysoxer, when young girls with a fondness for short socks developed an infatuation for pop singers and movie stars of the day. One source of their youthful admiration was Van Johnson, a Hollywood … more
BY IVY MOORE When Seth Reimer became the city of Sumter's cultural manager a year ago, his long-term goal was to make the Sumter Opera House a more integral part of the community, as well as a destination for people around the … more
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