BACKYARD STARGAZER: The moons of May, and other wonders
Apr28

BACKYARD STARGAZER: The moons of May, and other wonders

By Francis Parnell It’s almost May and, if you’ve never seen it, a good time to spot Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun. Mercury is small, elusive, orbits the Sun every 88 days (four times a year) and speeds along at 106,000 miles per hour! At sunset on the 1st, the waxing gibbous Moon is a few degrees above Regulus, the brightest star in Leo, the Lion. On the 7th, the final Supermoon of the year rises at sunset and is...

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Reports: NASCAR to relaunch season with Darlington race
Apr28

Reports: NASCAR to relaunch season with Darlington race

By Bobby Bryant Editor editor@newsandpress.net NASCAR had to suspend its racing season in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic, but now there are indications the races might resume – in Darlington – but without fans in the stands. After a flurry of website and newspaper reports quoting anonymous sources as saying that Darlington Raceway is “one of the top options” under consideration for restarting the season in mid-May, a...

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LIVING ON PURPOSE: The Lord of the harvest
Apr28

LIVING ON PURPOSE: The Lord of the harvest

By Bill Holland As this year has been different than any we have known, I hope you have found a way to make it one of the most meaningful and personal spiritual experiences with God ever. As the darkness of winter fades and the light of spring emerges, we miss our time of being together, but we can still read, study and worship God, as we take this opportunity to enjoy His presence. We recently remembered Good Friday as the day our...

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Pets of the Week
Apr28

Pets of the Week

Green-Eyed Lady! Nelly is ready for the runway with her long legs, snazzy brown tabby coat and cute cheeks. This friendly, chatty lady has a most musical meow as she asks you to come over to give her some loving! A good choice for a family with other cats and kids, Nelly is playful, social and she may sing a bit off key but otherwise has the makings of a perfect little feline companion. 10 months old; female; tabby Gunner is just as...

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Trinity-Byrnes hires new volleyball coach

Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School has hired Celina Epps as its new varsity girls volleyball coach. “I am very excited to announce Celina Epps as our varsity girls volleyball coach. Celina will bring a tremendous amount of energy, passion and knowledge to our program. Her caring and compassion for both the game and her players will undoubtedly have a tremendous impact upon our institution,” says coach Jared Amell, athletic director at...

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Duke Energy Foundation provides funds to South Carolina K-12 education organizations during COVID-19 crisis

The Duke Energy Foundation has announced more than $340,000 in grants to support South Carolina K-12 education programs focused on summer reading loss, STEM and experiential learning. Given the COVID-19 crisis, the Foundation has given each grantee the opportunity for additional flexibility and the option to use the funds to address unforeseen operational challenges. “Nonprofits are on the front lines of the pandemic response. Having...

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