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NONFICTION: A fascinating biography of two hugely popular — but now forgotten — authors of the 19th century. "Sister Novelists: The Trailblazing Porter Sisters, Who Paved the Way for Austen and the Brontës" by Devoney Looser; Bloomsbury (576 pages, $30) ——— Britain in the 19th century was a wonderland of inspiration for great novelists. The country's rigid class system, its decadent ...

There's enjoying nature, and then there's the desire to be one with it. Poet Chris Dombrowski is in the latter category. A native of Michigan, he left the world of his "forbearers' General Motors jobs" when he was 19 "in search of wild trout [and] vast systems of unfettered freestone water." That journey is the subject of his memoir, "The River You Touch." He wasn't alone in his journey. His ...

ATLANTA — Jan Keith has done plenty of reading throughout her 32 years in Atlanta's Inman Park neighborhood. She is part of book clubs, loves historical fiction, has dozens of used books and frequents the neighborhood’s A Cappella Books. The bookstore, with a large used book selection, mirrors the changing neighborhood, Keith said, with surprises around every corner. Like Inman Park, she ...

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Although spring may be the herald of newness and renewal, fall boasts other beginnings — the start of school, the inevitable return of pumpkin spice, the launch of new TV shows and, of course, a slew of new books to read. To double up on the new and breathe some new life into the season usually associated with decay and dreaded family gatherings, we rounded up some of the best books by debut ...

A beachgoer was out for a stroll when she stumbled upon a slithering surprise on the South Carolina coast, video shows. It turns out, a venomous snake had staked claim in the sand at the popular Myrtle Beach State Park, according to footage from Facebook user Michelle L Robert. “Just thought I would take a nice walk on the beach,” she wrote on Tuesday, July 26. “Was looking for sea glass when ...

FLORENCE, S.C. — The League of Women Voters of the Florence Area is offering the community a chance to learn about the effects of climate change on water Monday evening. The league will host a virtual program with Zach Bjur at 5:30 p.m. Monday on its Facebook page which can be found by search League of Women Voters Florence, S.C. on Facebook.

CLEMSON, S.C. – The earth’s population is expected to reach almost 10 billion people by 2050 and farmers worldwide will be faced with the responsibility of providing enough food and fiber to satisfy everyone’s needs.

In the business section of October 11 the Morning News published an AP article "Market forces put recycling industry in the dumps." This is a good example of one of the many things that is wrong with a global economy. We have no control over what other countries do.

In my recent letter, "Global warming symptoms are not a hoax," I presented observed facts. I would now like to completely ignore the concept of global warming and show that the same corrective actions are required to preserve our environment and natural resources.

It’s no secret that I enjoy the outdoors and many of my favorite activities are related to water. With 11,000 miles of rivers and streams in the state, South Carolinians are blessed with an abundance of recreational opportunities. From trout fishing the Middle Saluda River at Jones Gap State Park, to discovering wildlife at Stumphole Swam in Lake Marion, to paddling Black Creek, it’s not a surprise that natural resources have a $33.4 billion impact on the state’s economy.

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Lucas McIntosh DarganDARLINGTON -- Lucas McIntosh Dargan, 99, husband of the late Frances Edwards Dargan, died at his residence on Wednesday, …

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