Hampton's Karen A. Walker promoted to Master Sergeant

Karen A. Walker, an Air Force Reserve Cyber Transport Systems Manager, has recently been promoted to the Senior Non-Commissioned Officer rank of Master Sergeant while assigned to the 860th Network Operations Squadron, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA.  She is currently serving an active duty tour with the 83rd Network Operations Squadron at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA.  MSgt. Walker was born and raised in Hampton.  She graduated from Wade Hampton High School in 1996 and from USC-Aiken in May of 2001.

Veterans honored in Hampton County

A group of over 20 supportive individuals took time out of their day last Friday morning to celebrate and honor the brave men and women of our nation’s armed services.

Held at American Legion Post 108, in Hampton, the event featured speaker Commander Thomas E. Watson. Watson read a proclamation drafted by President Obama, several poems about service members and educated the audience about the meaning of Veteran’s Day.

Rotarians give dictionaries to students

In 1999, Rotarian Aubrey Horres began the Rotary Club of Hampton County Dictionary Project in which dictionaries are presented to every third grader in Hampton and Allendale counties. 

The project was Horres’ passion  and, after his passing in 2007, the club named the project the Aubrey Horres Dictionary Project. Rotarians in the Hampton club distributed dictionaries during the month of September to every third grader in Hampton and Allendale County. 

Ben Hazel boys overcome obstacles

A group of 15 lovable, and at times rambunctious, third grade boys have excelled scholastically while participating in an alternative classroom setting at Ben Hazel Primary known as the “Gentleman’s Cohort of Cadets.” The young boys are taught discipline and leadership skills with help from two compassionate educators and high school students enrolled in the NJROTC program at Wade Hampton High School.

HRMC Health Fair

The Hampton Regional Medical Center hosted a Health Fair on October 19 at the Open Arms Fellowship church, in Hampton. Numerous set up booths at the event to display products and present information to interested attendees.

Also during the health fair, flu vaccinations and several different kinds of medical tests were performed by health care professionals.

In addition, products from vendors and sponsors were given away as door prizes to those who attended the event.

Squabbling sisters, a surly Santa an unexpected visit from Elvis make for holiday hilarity!

Local theatre company Coastal Stage Productions, CSP, who is quickly gaining a reputation for quality short-run theatre projects, returns for the holiday season to area venues with the hilarious holiday comedy Christmas Belles, from the creators of The Dixie Swim Club

PEARLS found on Lee Ave.

Last week, members of the PEARLS of Hampton County organization met at the Exchange park in downtown Hampton. The organization met to spread awayness about their mission to bring positive role-models and real-world education to young women.

The event was also an opportunity for organizers to recruit new members to the organization.

WHHS student honored by National Merit Scholarship Program

Wade Hampton High School Principal Bonnie Wilson announced this week that Brittany Moore has been named a Commended Student in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.  A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to this scholastically talented senior.

Pet of the Week

This handsome fellow’s name is Booker! Don't let his size fool you: he's 100 percent puppy. He loves playing and sitting in your lap because big dogs need love too.  We think he is about a year old and breed...your guess is as good as ours! He has an amazing personality that melts your heart. Everyone at the shelter loves him! He gets along good with other dogs but is interested in cats. Oh and his favorite snack is French fries!

Adoption fee: $87

 Adoption fee cover-Spay/Neuter, 5 Way Shot, Rabies, Microchip, Worming, and receiving an awesome dog! 

PHA student attends Camp Wildwood; receives scholarship

The Seed and Weed Garden Club of Hampton sponsors a student to attend Camp Wildwood, located in Kings Mountain State Park.  The club was pleased to have Madelyn Corbin, a tenth grader at Patrick Henry Academy, represent it this past summer.  Madelyn is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walt Corbin, of Brunson.

Camp Wildwood is an environmental camp sponsored by the South Carolina Garden Club of S.C. Inc., the South Carolina Wildlife Federation, the Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund, South Carolina State Parks, and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

Moody/Pyles engagement announcement

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Randall Moody, of Varnville, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Allison Moody, to Shane Patrick Pyles, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Leon Pyles of Hampton.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Ginn and the late Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Moody. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biological Sciences and is currently employed as an Environmental Health Manager with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

District I Teachers and Support Persons of the Year

The Hampton District 1 School Board met September 26 at the Brunson Elementary School to discuss topics of importance within the district, as well as honor the district’s Teacher of the Year, individual Teachers of the Year and Support Persons of the Year. A large crowd of over fifty individuals attended the meeting to support the award recipients, as well as learn about projects the district is working on. 


The Hampton District 1 TEACHER OF THE YEAR (2017-18)

Hampton pageant winner represents statewide, nationally

Trinity Nicole Ginn, 10, of Hampton, won the statewide portion of the Petite Miss Heart of The USA Pageant while proudly representing her town last month. With her win, Ginn is now eligible to represent the state of South Carolina on a national level.

Ginn, daughter of Phil and Kelsey Stanley, will now advance to the national competition in Orlando, Florida, this November where she will compete against contestants from throughout the country. Last year, Ginn won the local Hampton County portion of the Miss Heart of the USA Pageant.

Law Firm Opens to Help Injured People

A new law office has opened in Hampton, SC!  Attorney Dwayne T. Buckner and his family held a Community Open House for its new office which is located in downtown Hampton at 18 Mulberry St., West. 


As a child, Attorney Buckner was a member of St. John Baptist Church in Varnville, SC.  After graduating from South Carolina State University, he taught in the Colleton County School District before attending law school.  Attorney Buckner is licensed to practice law in Florida and South Carolina and has law offices in Walterboro and now in Hampton. 



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