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Rotary Club sponsoring dinner show of ‘Hairspray’

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UNION — The Broadway musical about an overweight teenage girl whose dream of appearing on TV dance show in early 1960s Baltimore becomes a struggle against racial injustice will be brought to the local stage by the Union County High School Department of Visual & Performing Arts.“Hairspray” was originally a 1988 romantic musical comedy film directed by John Waters that, in 2002, was adapted into a long-running stage musical that ran for more than 2,500 performances before closing in 2009. The Broadway production, which won eight Tony awards in 2003 including Best Musical, was adapted to the screen in 2007.


Lois Gillian

BUFFALO — Mrs. Lois Marie Brewington Gillian, 71, wife of Alvin T. Gillian, 313 Drugstore Street, Buffalo, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Wallace Thomson Hospital.Mrs. Gilliam was born in Buffalo, SC Feb. 3, 1943, a daughter of the late Erskine F. Brewington and Mamie Zimmerman Brewington. She was a 1961 graduate of Union High School and was a former member of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Gillian was of the Baptist Faith.Surviving in addition ...

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News Around Lockhart: A computer virus, a thank you, and free books

Well, somewhere I’ve picked up a virus on my computer, it’s acting frozen. Gina’s doing her best to fix it, so right now I’m borrowing her laptop. So lucky you, this may be short and sweet. I just didn’t want any of you to think that I forgot about you.

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USC Union offering continuing education events

UNION COUNTY — USC Union will hold a series of continuing education events at its Union and Laurens campuses through June.In a statement released Thursday, USC Union announced that it will offer six continuing education events including two dealing with basic computer programs; a course on social networking; a course on the basics of organic gardening; and two activity fun camps for children.Persons interested in participating in any of these events should contact ...

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Local business collects more than 150 food items

UNION — To help the local community, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service in Union collected more than 150 food items to benefit The Potters Storehouse in Jonesville.From March 24-April 6, community members from the Union area brought in food items to Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Union. All items collected in this drive will provide assistance to area residents in need.“Jackson Hewitt has been a part of the neighborhood for many years, and we wanted to be a good neighbor...

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Volunteers needed for Easter Egg Hunt

CARLISLE — The Town of Carlisle is looking for volunteers to help the Easter Bunny Sunday afternoon at the Carlisle Playground.The town is hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 3 p.m. Sunday. The event will include the Easter Egg Hunt with refreshments served afterwards.Volunteers are needed to assist in setting up the tables and decorating as well as helping hide the eggs.The event is for children ages 10 and under. Each child must be accompanied by an ...

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Whitehead to be honored for academic achievement

GREENWOOD — On May 3, 2014, Seth Daniel Whitehead, a senior at Lander University, will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with a certification in grades K-12. He will receive the Golden L Award, presented to graduating seniors who have earned a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 in the last 60 hours of instruction through Lander University.On May 2, he will be showcased at a special pinning ceremony by the Lander Education Department; a member of the facult...

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Easter basket presented to raffle winner

MONARCH — Monarch Elementary School’s Relay for Life Team sponsored an Easter basket raffle and recently presented the winner with her basket.

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