By BRENDA HARRISON Editor of The News Journal Florence, S.C. There was much enthusiasm and excitement at the Kelley’s Fine Arts Florence studio last Monday afternoon. Over 100 competition dancers spent several hours dancing for the cameras of Atlanta fil
THE MASONIC TEMPLE is pictured in the 1908 postcard. It is located at the corner of Evans and Irby Streets, across from the Old U.S. Post Office, and last housed the Art Trail Gallery after Bo Smith Furniture. In the 1950s and 60s, Woolworth’s Five and Te
The Florence County Museum announces an afternoon reception and lecture with contemporary South Carolina artist Yvette Cummings. The lecture, titled “Remember Everything” will address her current body of work, including the ongoing Voyeur Series, which de
The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library will host a technology “petting zoo” in the main lobby on Thursday, March 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This event will feature various types of assistive technology devices that allow people with visual an
The mock trial team at Wilson High School is headed to the state mock trial competition for the first time since 2012. The team participated in the Sumter mock trial regional competition at the Sumter County Courthouse on Feb. 25 at which they performed w
FINISHED CLAY SCULPTURE – Alex Palkovich with sculpture in clay of Starr Ward and Beverly Hazelwood. The statue is being cast in bronze this week in Colorado. It will be shipped to Florence to be placed in the Garden of Beverly and Starr on the grounds
The Florence Area League of Women Voters is joining the NAACP in recognizing some of the women from the Florence area who have made a difference in our community. Women Making History Today will be held on March 13 at 5:30 p.m. at Central United Methodist
Adrienne Woods will perform in recital in the PAC Black Box theater on Wednesday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. Her program will include works by Bach, Beethoven, Elgar, Faure, and Cassado. Seating is limited. Call the Performing Arts Center box office for reserva
SINGING CAT – In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America Week, Dewey L. Carter's 4K-2nd grade students enjoyed a visit from the Singing Cat. Arthenius Jackson, (Cat in the Hat) who performs in local theatrical plays, dramatically read a Dr.
Local artist Debbie Broadway won second place in the current exhibition of the Pee Dee Regional Art Competition by the Florence Museum. Her acrylic painting is titled “And So It Was.” Broadway has had solo shows, won awards, had artwork published and had
By BRENDA HARRISON Editor of The News Journal Florence, S.C. Baseball Coach Yancey Stokes is stepping out of the ballpark and onto the stage to compete in the upcoming Dancing For Our Future Stars. “He may not be a professional dancer, but he can get do
Florence Little Theatre presents “Barefoot in the Park,” March 10-18. The production is underwritten by Anne and Dan Ervin. This classic Neil Simon comedy centers on newlyweds, Paul and Corie Bratter. They are complete opposites – he’s a straight-as-an-ar
THE UNITED STATE POST OFFICE AND FEDERAL BUILDING before the addition of the North wing. Located at the corner of Evans and Irby Streets, the building was completed in 1906 and this photo was taken around that time. After a new main post office and new fe
Although the groundhog saw his shadow, signifying six more weeks of winter, residents at Pee Dee Gardens have no complaints. From crafts and bingo to parties and music by local entertainers, there’s been no shortage of ways to fight cabin fever at the DeP
Members of the Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Committee of the Pee Dee area donated food, toiletries, paper products, and magazines, along with $1,100, to the Guest House at McLeod on Feb. 23 as part of Food Check-Out Week.