When I heard the news, my first thought was for the city of Charleston. I was worried that the beautiful city which I had just visited would turn into the riotous rubble that Ferguson, Mo., had become last summer.
While Fort Mill was transitioning from a small mill town to a growing suburb of Charlotte, Anne Springs Close and her family were working to finalize plans to create a permanent “greenway” – an uncommon term back in the mid-1980s.
On April 22, 1990 – Earth Day – it was announced that the creation of the Greenway was in progress and the facility would open in 1995. Five years later, it did, celebrating the new, 2,100-acre preserve with the Greenway’s first Earth Day celebration. It’s now an annual event that draws thousands of visitors.
The main event isn’t until May 1-2, but the SC Strawberry Festival is officially underway. The first event, the Miss South Carolina Strawberry Festival 2015 pageant was held Saturday night at Nation Ford High.
Fort Mill, ranked No. 7 in the state, and Nation Ford, at No. 8, competed for the second time in girls’ soccer this season, with the Lady Jackets getting the sweep after winning 2-0 to stay undefeated in Region 3-AAAA.