Stories by Julia Sellers

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Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010

Benefit to help send theater students to Broadway

Six local performers from the Aiken Community Playhouse Youth Wing Cole Group will sing for their supper come March to earn students a trip to Broadway.
By Julia Sellers

Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010

Longest night service a beacon of hope

Members of the Aiken community joined together Tuesday evening to lift each other up spiritually and emotionally during the annual Longest Night service at St. John's United Methodist Church.
By Julia Sellers

Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010

Your fireplace or mine?

Even before the "I do's" in November, Xiomara (pronounced Cee-O-Ma-ra) Solis Harman and her husband, Adam, already had this year's Christmas logistics figured out. Christmas Eve and Christmas ...
By Julia Sellers

Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010

'The Nutcracker' is local dancers' training ground

As much as the ballet is a Christmas tradition for audiences, it's also a tradition and basic training ground for dancers.
By Julia Sellers

Friday, Dec. 10, 2010

USC Aiken business graduate honored

Kelby Heydt is modest about his accomplishment at the University of South Carolina Aiken and sheepish about his future, just saying politely that he plans on being successful.
By Julia Sellers

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010

Aiken's 175th birthday party a good time

AIKEN --- All the makings of a fabulous party are on tap for residents to send Aiken a grand "Hoorah" for its 175th birthday.
By Julia Sellers

Hopelands Gardens to warm its visitors

AIKEN -- The classic figures of ice skaters and carolers throughout Hopelands Gardens make their return this weekend. Christmas in Hopelands kicks off its 19th season on Saturday.
By Julia Sellers

Monday, Dec. 6, 2010

Permanent display will be added to collections

NORTH AUGUSTA --- The Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta will add depth to its collections next month with the addition of a display from the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor.
By Julia Sellers

Friday, Dec. 3, 2010

Aiken Goodwill facility moving to new location

Goodwill Industries' Aiken location will move less than a mile away to a new 4-acre $2.03 million facility on Pine Log Road this summer.
By Julia Sellers

Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010

Aiken Goodwill breaks ground

AIKEN --- Goodwill Industries continues its area expansion as it broke ground today on a $2.03 million campus on Pine Log Road.
By Julia Sellers

Sanford commends school, work efforts on visit

Gov. Mark Sanford's tour of Aiken and Edgefield counties Wednesday celebrated new jobs and educational opportunities, but also showcased the area's attempts to stay economically competitive.
By Julia Sellers

Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010

Park event brings joy to families, birds

After five years of gathering children to plaster bird seed, peanut butter and lard onto pine cones, the Christmas for the Birds tradition still feels fresh to organizers.
By Julia Sellers

Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010

Feast of Carols gives favorites modern twist

AIKEN --- The University of South Carolina Aiken's annual Feast of Carols will feature an updated theme this year as event planners look to honor the city of Aiken's 175th birthday.
By Julia Sellers

Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010

New city manager for Aiken is named

AIKEN --- Newly appointed Aiken City Manager Richard Pearce said Monday that he wants to continue to draw others to the town he's known since he was a boy.
By Julia Sellers

Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010

Musical puts focus on skill in bluegrass

The Pickin' Parlor uses bluegrass to play on the characters' and audience's emotions as it strings together unspoken words and lingering gazes of young loves Minerva and Lloyd.
By Julia Sellers

One Table expands in mission

AIKEN --- More than 3,000 people are expected to chow down on 150 turkeys in The Alley as part of the annual One Table Thanksgiving dinner.
By Julia Sellers

Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010

S.C. report cards show success

More than 95 percent of Aiken County elementary and middle schools received state report card ratings of Excellent, Good or Average.
By Julia Sellers

Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010

History guides tribute to Aiken's 175th

As Aiken's 175th birthday wraps up next month, the Aiken Performing Arts Group also prepares to send the city off until its 200th birthday with a grandiose affair.  
By Julia Sellers

Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010

Pupil reports gunman, so school locks down

Redcliffe Elementary School was placed on lockdown Tuesday after a child reported seeing a man with a gun.
By Julia Sellers

Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010

Aiken County 1-cent sales tax passes

The third renewal of Aiken County's 1-cent sales and use tax was one item on Tuesday's ballot that wasn't defeated in the name of conservatism.
By Julia Sellers
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