HRMC urges public to take flu precautions

Hampton Regional Medical Center would like to urge residents to practice prevention this flu season. Health professionals at HRMC recommend if you have a fever or flu-like symptoms, please seek medical treatment immediately. Also, if you are displaying flu-like symptoms use a tissue to cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. Perform Hand hygiene afterwards (hand sanitizer or hand washing), as well.

Beaufort Memorial now enables you to visit the doctor-online

Online providers can consult, diagnose and prescribe for flu, infections and more


BEAUFORT, SC – If you’re looking for a faster, easier way to see a doctor this cold and flu season Beaufort Memorial has launched BMH Care Anywhere, a new service that provides access to online video visits whenever and wherever you need them.

Detergent is for your clothes, not your mouth

You know I am sure all of those who read this column have heard at least one person in your lifetime say watch your mouth or it will be washed out with soap.

Well, I never actually have seen this happen, but it was a familiar line used by mothers and probably grandmothers around the world at one time in history.

I doubt soap would taste good and apparently it could also harm you. I don’t know anyone personally who grew up and faced this punishment but thank goodness it is not used anymore.

Chris Orr named All-American

Wade Hampton High School senior Chris Orr was recently chosen and participated in the National Underclassmen All-American Game. The National Underclassmen All-American has a football game for each grade level in high school football.  Players are chosen among applicants from all over the U.S.  After being accepted, players are broken into two teams, North and South. Orr participated in training from Dec. 27-29 in Daytona Beach, Fla., and was selected as a captain for the South team along with other seniors. On Dec. 30 he started on defense, kickoff, kick return and the punt team.

Obituaries for January 11, 2018

ASHTON COMMUNITY – Mr. Patrick Clark Avant, 56, of the Ashton Community, entered into rest Thursday afternoon, January 4, 2018, at the Trident Medical Center in North Charleston.

Funeral services were conducted 2:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Jan. 7, 2018, in Saint Paul Primitive Baptist Church, located on Highway 601 near Hampton, Elder Robert Dobson officiating.  Interment followed in Cross Swamp Cemetery, Lively Stone Road, Islandton.

There's "snow way" Southerners can drive in the snow

When someone warns you that the stove is hot, the last thing you want to do is go over to it and touch it, knowing the outcome won’t be good.

You wouldn’t try and pick up a snake when you already know it could bite you.

The last thing you want to do is run down a hallway when there’s a bright yellow sign stating the floors are wet and asks that you proceed with caution.

If there’s a wet paint sign posted on a bench, I doubt you are going to sit on it.

HRMC offers inpatient dialysis

HRMC offers inpatient dialysis treatment; service eliminates costly travel time for patients receiving medical treatments at HRMC.


Hampton Regional Medical Center, of Varnville, S.C., has begun offering inpatient dialysis treatment to patients who need admission to the hospital. Prior to HRMC offering this new service, patients would have to be transferred to another facility. This resulted in additional expense and burdens to the patient’s family who would have to travel to be with their loved one. 

Winter Storm Grayson creates record demand for electricity

Palmetto Electric Cooperative established a new peak demand for electricity of 469 megawatts between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., Thursday, January 4 according to Berl Davis, president and CEO of the utility.  “This all-time record peak exceeds the previous peak of 467 megawatts set on January 7, 2014,” said Davis.


Harsh winter weather expected in coastal South Carolina


Columbia, S.C. (Tuesday, January 2, 2018) – Residents in South Carolina’s coastal counties should monitor local weather conditions and continue winter safety precautions.  Forecasters with the National Weather Service predict the possibility of a wintry mix of snow, sleet and rain for all coastal counties beginning Wednesday morning. Forecasters expect below freezing temperatures to last for much of the week throughout the entire state.


Weekly Reads

Week of Dec. 11, 2017


History of the Jolly Old Elf

by Scott D. Strawn


Okay, you know he wears a red suit, has a slight weight problem, has elves for employees, travels the globe once a year and is ever so jolly.  But who is Santa really?  How did he get to be in charge of North Pole Operations?  And what’s up with his mode of transportation?  Reindeer?  Really?  Maybe some of these titles will shed light on the matter.


DSS seeks community's help providing gifts

The Hampton County Department of Social Services is seeking your help with the 2017 “Fill the Stocking Campaign” for the Christmas holiday season. Your past contributions enabled many families and children to have a joyful Christmas holiday season. DSS is seeking your help once again to be a part of making a child’s Christmas a memorable one.


Bertie Mae Ruth

Mother Bertie Mae Ruth, 84, of 300 Chocolate City Road, Nixville, SC was born in Hampton County, SC, October 17, 1933 to the late William Newton and Patience Duncan.  She was an active member of Efferson Missionary Baptist Church where she served faithfully until her demise.

Mother Bertie Mae was full of love, and laughter. She enjoyed working in her flower garden, vegetable garden, fishing, shopping, riding her bicycle, and walking up and down Chocolate City Road. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and attending church.

Threatened Edisto River Gains New Advocate Through the Edisto Riverkeeper

December 4, 2017 - Aiken, SC - Local conservationists have established a new organization, Edisto Riverkeeper, to serve as the primary full-time advocate for the Edisto River Basin. Working to ensure fair and equal access to clean water in the communities that it serves, the organization’s mission is to encourage balanced usage of the basin’s water resources for residents, industry, and municipalities to utilize and enjoy.

WHHS honor roll


9th Grade Honor Roll


Principal’s Honor Roll – All A’s


Gemari Anderson                                            Shiv Patel

Anna-Lee Cooke                                              Elleson Anne Rainsford

Kelvin Cooler                                                     Fatimah Rivers

Whitney Crosby                                                                Katherine Ryan

High tides and wide-eyes, Charleston fishing at its finest

While recently visiting my parents at a relative’s residence on Seabrook Island, SC., I was informed by my wonderful mother that it had been nine months since I had last seen my loving parents.

According to mother, this was far too long of a period of time to not see her only child. I felt the same way for my beloved Bohickett Marina and, of course, my lovely parents.

Wade Hampton band wraps of season

Our award winning Wade Hampton Red Guardsmen finished their Marching Band Season with a trip to the SC Band Directors' Association State Championships. They  The band and parents would like to thank our many supporters of this season: Donna and the Piggly Wiggly Deli Staff, Food Lion, Hampton County Sheriff's office, Hampton Regional Medical Center, Varnville Police Dept., Hampton Police Dept. Food Lion, BI-LO, and a host of Others.


Members of the Wade Hampton Red Guardsmen:

Director: E. L. Manigo


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