It was on the Fourth of July 100 years ago that the founders of Tirzah Presbyterian Church met in a shady grove to start their church. Their descendants marked the anniversary on Sunday in a celebration of the history and future of their church.
When children at Woodhaven Baptist Church recite the Pledge of Allegiance, they hold the American flag. When kids write a song called “Peace, Love and Freedom,” they are inspired by the American flag. No mention of the Confederate flag, as that shameful past has no place in the hearts and minds of our future.
Stevie Brandon Davis, 14, died Wednesday, days after an attack from asthma he had battled all his life. But he lives on in four other people, after his mother donated his organs – including “his beautiful heart.”
The week leading up to Independence Day is the busiest time of year for legal fireworks sales in South Carolina. Because almost all fireworks are illegal in North Carolina, Virginia and many other states, the Carowinds area along Exit 90 on Interstate 77 has become a mecca for those who love to make noise on the Fourth.