Question: Why do many manufacturers insist on wrapping their products in plastic packaging that is so difficult to open? You often need scissors or some other cutting tool, and even then, it’s difficult. (Asked by a curious and frustrated consumer.)

The lectionary texts over the Easter season this year included selections from the Book of Revelation. This complex book opens one’s imagination and invites the reader to peer into a vivid vision of John of Patmos. John is exiled on the Greek Island of Patmos during the persecution of Christ…

Q: Our 14-year-old (he’s going into the ninth grade at a public high school) has taken up with a bunch of kids that we don’t exactly approve of. They have reputations as troublemakers and at least one has already been arrested for shoplifting and had to do some community service. The irony i…

St. Paul AME Church, Cokebury, will host Cokesbury Community Development Summer Enrichment Program from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-July 25, with lunch at 12:30 p.m. Registration fee is $150. For information, call 864-992-0707.

A group of men that meet each Wednesday morning at St. Mark United Methodist Church is calling for a communitywide day of fasting and prayer July 14 in an effort to facilitate a revival that begins in Greenwood and spreads.

Question: Where does the word “dibs” come from? For example, one might say, “I got dibs on that!” (Asked by a curious and faithful column reader.)

SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL — Christian Stirling Rentz and Jonathan Scott Holbrook, both of Charleston, SC, were united in marriage Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Santa Rosa Beach, FL.

When children were raised, reared, or simply brought up, they emancipated “on time.” Upon high school graduation, children went to college, into the military, or became employed. Some, such as my wife and myself, got married before they could vote. Those were the days when young people still…

Pleasant Lane Missionary Baptist Church, 12 Peterson Lane, Edgefield, will celebrate their ninth pastor’s appreciation service at 4 p.m. today. Guest speaker will be Rev. Johnny Peterson and congregation of Mine Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Johnston. Public is invited.

Last Friday night, I found myself driving along Highway 702 right after sunset. I was headed home after dinner at Seasons by the Lake, a cozy restaurant tucked away on the Ninety Six Highway. My sister, home from Charleston for the weekend, joined me at our favorite summer spot and we caught…

Danse de Noel will present 11 young women at its annual Assembly Ball. The Danse de Noel Assembly will celebrate its 61st year as it presents 11 young women at the annual Assembly Ball on Dec. 27 at the James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College.

I recently ran across an old red scrapbook that I put together in my late teens. In a world before digital phones and invisible storage clouds, scrapbooks were a way to keep those important memories protected (somewhat) through the years and various moves from place to place.

It’s the start of another curious season of the Curiosity Corner. This will be the 37th year — maybe I’ll make it through another one if I’m lucky. As my regular readers know, I kick off each season by airing some of my curious observations or pet peeves — some old and some new. Have a littl…

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