Tony Frazier – from under the hood to behind the desk

Tony Frazier – from under the hood to behind the desk

Tony Frazier is quick to give the many mentors in his life credit for what he knows and has accomplished.  It is what now he wants to do with his life – give back to the young people out there what he gained during his schooling.  He is leaving his business of 27 years, Frazier […]

Jean Bell Gets Her Wings

Jean Bell Gets Her Wings

Eighty-six year old Jean Bell of Ward, SC, finally got her wings.  Not her angel wings — although some may argue that she deserves those too — but her flight attendant wings.  The story of this event was told to The Advertiser by family friend Kelli Graham, a former flight attendant herself, who was instrumental […]

Remembering Vietnam

Remembering Vietnam

The following article is provided as the beginning of a series of articles as part of the USA Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. Bill Murrell was 19 years old when he received his draft notice in 1968. He said he was the only person from Saluda to get a draft notice […]

Businesswoman, but Always Artist

Businesswoman, but Always Artist

Pamela Moore’s purple fence around her house created a little stir years ago when she came to live in Edgefield. She knew she would be forgiven such an unusual “appointment” because she was and is an artist. That purple fence followed her as she moved from retail business, theatre promoter, then owner of an entertainment […]

Book Review:  “Charleston” by Margaret Bradham Thornton

Book Review:  “Charleston” by Margaret Bradham Thornton

Find The Advertiser and Dave in this new novel Reviewed by David Marshall James This emotionally expansive, visually lush novel would have been irresistible as a screen project for producer Ross Hunter and director Douglas Sirk, fifty-plus years ago. Although Margaret Bradham Thornton’s first novel takes place during the early 1990s, it could have been […]

“With clay in my veins…”

“With clay in my veins…”

– By Leonard Todd – I was a guest speaker at the 48th annual NCECA Conference, held this year in Milwaukee. The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts is a dynamic and influential organization that celebrates the creative potential of clay. Almost 4,500 of its members were at the conference, nearly all of them potters. I spoke on […]

Steven Hendrickson, NSO’s Principal Trumpet to Perform at Spann UMC in Ward

Steven Hendrickson, NSO’s Principal Trumpet to Perform at Spann UMC in Ward

Although he is usually seen with the National Symphony Orchestra in white tie and tails, when he performs in the local area he is dressed more informally.  This is Steven Hendrickson, principal trumpet for the National Symphony Orchestra which is based in the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.  Not only is Steven a musician, among […]

From Acting to Directing, in One’s Own Hometown

From Acting to Directing, in One’s Own Hometown

“Such a Fun Show” says Director Caroline Bland She says she started in the Edgefield County Players after Beth Worth, a board member and conscientious supporter of most things progressive in Edgefield County, encouraged her and Beth’s daughter Ashley to try out for Steel Magnolias (2011).  She had studied under drama at STHS in her […]

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