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Historian details colonial roots of Mask’s Ferry

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Before bridges crisscrossed the Pee Dee River, those wishing to travel to and from Cheraw had to use another mode of transportation — ferries.Steve Bailey of Anson County Genealogy Services in North Carolina was able to dig up the history of Mask’s Ferry on the Pee Dee River, which was located in the northern part of Richmond and Anson counties.

 

Humorist to speak at genealogical society meeting

The Chesterfield District Chapter of the S.C. Genealogical Society will meet at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept 14 at the Visitors Center (the old courthouse) at 100 W. Main St., Chesterfield.Guest speaker will be well-known humorist and storyteller Randy Rayfield, who will present a program called “Aaron Plyer’s Gold.” Everyone is invited to attend the society’s meetings.The group’s research library is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Satur...

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Church plans family, friends weekend

George Waldo Long Memorial Presbyterian Church is celebrating its annual Family and Friends Weekend on Sept. 27-28.At noon on Saturday, Sept. 27, the church will present the play “Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters’ First 100 Years,” a dramatic presentation by Hayes-Oden Productions of Charlotte, and a hat tea cotillion luncheon.A worship service is planned for 11 a.m. Sept. 28 with the Rev. Artemius Woods as guest speaker. Dinner will be served after ...

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Cheraw church plans women’s conference

Faith and Healing Christian Center Full Gospel Ministries of 127 Ivy Lane, Cheraw, is inviting the public to attend its 22nd Women’s Conference and Revival.The conference is planned for 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19 and 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. The theme is “Women of destiny impregnated with power.”Speakers will be Minister Betty Marsh, first lady of Nicey Grove Baptist Church in Monroe, North Carolina, and Elder Ora Bailey, associate minister of Fisher ...

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Coulter Memorial class of 1955 holds reunion

Eleven classmates from Coulter Memorial Academy’s class of 1955 — the last graduating class — gathered in reunion with family members and friends on May 25 to mark their 59th anniversary.They began the reunion by attending a worship service at Mount Hebron AME Zion Church on Jersey Street in Cheraw, where the Rev. Barbara Benjamin is pastor. Afterward, they gathered for the reunion dinner at the home of Carnell Swift, where they renewed old friendships, reminisced...

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College offering fall ‘minimester’ courses

New, returning or current Northeastern Technical College students have another opportunity to earn college credit before spring semester with the upcoming fall mini-semester, which begins Sept. 22.The “minimester” is a 10-week shortened term that offers online courses and day and evening classes at Northeastern Tech campuses in Cheraw, Bennettsville and Dillon.

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State park, hatchery plan youth fishing rodeo

State officials are inviting Chesterfield County residents to take their kids fishing and get free canoe and kayak paddling lessons this weekend.The S.C. Department of Natural Resources and the S.C. Parks of Recreation and Tourism have teamed up to host a free outdoor family event on Sept. 13 in the Cheraw area. Youth ages 6-15 are encouraged to sign up for a fishing rodeo at the DNR’s Cheraw Fish Hatchery and a paddling clinic at the Cheraw State Park.

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Little red piano sparks lifelong music ministry

Chesterfield County resident Gladys Premo recalls fond memories as a young girl when her parents gave her a little red piano on her fifth birthday. This marked the beginning of a lifelong journey fueled by her love for music and teaching others.

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