Too much of a good thing

QUESTION: You are told to drink a lot of water. Can you drink too much water? (Asked by a fluid-conscientious reader.)REPLY: The answer is yes, in some special instances. Drinking too much water can l ...

Ayreheart to perform at Erskine

Staff ReportsAyreheart, an early music ensemble, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 in Memorial Hall Auditorium at Erskine College. The four-person ensemble, Brian Kay (vocals, lute, komuz), R ...

Unlikely opening acts

It was good to see the news last week in the Index-Journal and on social media, as Greenwood's own The Jake Bartley Band served as the opening act for Hank Williams Jr. in an outdoor concert at Herita ...

Elegance interrupted

My mother, who grew up on a Depression-era tobacco farm with few fineries, was an early subscriber to Southern Living magazine in 1966. It was a lifestyle journal for Dixie chicks long before the band ...

Soup, soap and salvation

Jason and Angela Hughes are passionate about finding ways to stretch resources and dollars to help the needy. "I'm learning about the community," Jason Hughes said. "The Salvation Army has a good ...

Make child take ownership of problem

Q: Over the past year or so, our 5-year-old has developed an extreme fear of going to the doctor or dentist. This came on suddenly, without a precipitating incident. The crying begins when we arrive a ...

RELIGION DIGEST: Sept. 24

The Place of New Opportunity Church, 1103 S. Main St., sponsors Yard Sale, beginning 10 a.m. Saturday. A Dinner Sale, benefit for Daphine Boyd, will be at Mr. Chip Store across the street. Various pla ...

Facetime isn't enough

I am about to shamelessly exploit one of the perks of writing this column by announcing that I have two new granddaughters (cue trumpet fanfare), both born this summer and both exceedingly cute. (Gran ...

Flowers for autumn

The calendar says its fall, even if the weather says otherwise. But at local garden centers and nurseries, two of our favorite flowers are arriving and ready to go. Though quite different in form and ...

Dinner on the Diner to give nods to bygone era

The menu is going "old school" for The Museum and Railroad Historical Center's first Dinner on the Diner fundraiser Saturday. Nancy Goplerud, Lander University dining services and Old Main Cateri ...

Nature's curiosity: The white squirrel

Q: I have recently noticed white squirrels in the trees across from my porch and have never seen them before. I remember a colony at Lander many years ago. Are they as rare as I was thinking, and why ...

'Annie Jr.' opens at GCT

Greenwood Community Theatre is bringing a family friendly musical about a spunky orphan with a positive attitude to the stage."Annie Jr." runs Sept. 23-Oct. 2.The show is an abridged ve ...

Transportation Museum offers fall excursions

N.C. Transportation Museum Fall Excursions, In Their 10th Year, Travel to Charlottesville, Va.; Toccoa, Ga.For the past 10 years, the N.C. Transportation Museum has offered scenic day trips that combi ...

Abbeville Opera House hosting auditions Tuesday

Calling all actors to try out for "Alice in Wonderland" Tuesday evening at Abbeville Opera House, 100 Court Square in Abbeville.Actors high school-aged and younger may audition at 6 p.m.Adults may aud ...

Appalachia Strong opening at The Museum Oct. 7

The exhibit "Appalachia Strong: Women of the Backcountry," opens 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 7 at The Museum.The exhibit touches on the role of women in this region and how female strength has contributed to App ...

Ninety Six to host Autumn Candlelight Tour

Ninety Six National Historic Site will host its Autumn Candlelight Tour on Oct. 22. Re-enactors will present scenes from the earliest days of Ninety Six through the American Revolution, along the one- ...

Path to ministry with a twist

Todd McCoy describes himself as an unlikely pastor.The 47-year-old reverend said when he entered college, he thought about a career as a teacher but ended up working in real estate before church ...