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Community News

  • Faith & Love STEM program thanks Lutz
  • If these walls could talk...

    If these walls could talk, what stories they would tell. They would tell of their life as the Brooklyn Elementary School, a school that was built in 1937, according to a history of the school written in 2012 by the school’s first 3rd grade teacher Miss Maggie B. Honor, to alleviate some of the overcrowding in the public school.

  • "A useable piece of history"

    What began as just an idea in the minds of several people around the year 2009 has turned into a realization, complete with highly-polished pine wood floors.

    The renovation of the Brooklyn Center, which started out life in 1938 as Brooklyn School in the Chester community of the same name, is completed. The community building on Ashford Street will be shown off to the public with an Open House event today beginning at 5 p.m.

  • A cook's tour

    Suppose you have a recipe from your grandmother. Let’s say it’s how to make the world’s best homemade pickles,and friends have been after you for years to bottle and sell them. You like the idea and  making a little extra money selling Nanna’s homemade bread-and-butter pickles appeals to you.

    So how do you start? If you live in Chester, you go to the  Chester Regional Agribusiness Center at the Chester Farmer’s and Artisan’s Market.

  • Early Christmas Shopping? Come to the Richburg Fall Festival

    To visit 70 different vendors, each with unique items for sale, you’d probably have to hit at least five malls and three shopping centers and maybe an outlet store or two. Or you could visit the Richburg Fall Festival this Saturday. They’ve got 70 vendors, all with something unique to sell, all set up like little specialty shops in a vacation spot like Highlands or Gatlinburg. Live music and turkey legs, too.

  • Rx takeback day is Saturday

    Last year, the ECHO (Empowering Communities for Healthy Outcomes) DUI Task Force collected over 70 lbs. of unused prescription drugs. During this year’s Take Back event on Oct. 27, they hope to collect even more.

    ECHO Coordinator Elizabeth Rowe and Prevention Specialist April Spruell with the Hazel Pittman Center sat down with The N&R to talk about this year’s event.

  • These boots are made for stuffing

    You’re going to see Chester Fire Department fire engines and firefighters at intersections in Chester this week as the fire department holds its annual Fill the Boot drive, raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) to help kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases live longer and grow stronger.

  • Paddling forward

    Joan Guyton, the V.P. of the Charles and Anna Lutz Foundation, cut the ribbon recently on the Chester State Park’s new kayak and canoe launch area. The Lutz Foundation has been supporting the park in a partnership that began in 2002 and continues through today.

  • Richburg Fire reaches out through social media

    The Richburg Fire Department celebrated their 50th anniversary this past weekend and while it’s always good to look back at where you have been, this same department is also utilizing modern technology to connect with the community it has served over those 50 years.

  • "You picked up a hose and did what somebody else did"

    A recent seminar at the S.C. Fire Academy was entitled “It’s Not Your Dad’s Fire Department Anymore,” and was about the changes in the fire service. Richburg Fire Marshal David McCain was witness to many of those changes. During the Richburg Fire Department’s celebration of 50 years in the community, McCain talked about his 50 years as a fireman and the changes he’s seen.