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Christmas Store still needs sponsors to make the holiday bright for children in need

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 8:25 p.m.

The Christmas Store, which provides toys and clothes for children throughout Aiken County, will make the holidays much brighter for families in need …

Leaders discuss state of the community UPDATED

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 8:25 p.m.

On Wednesday morning, the North Augusta Chamber of Commerce held its annual “State of the Community” A.M. Connection.

Winter exhibit coming to Arts and Heritage Center

By ANDREE WALLGREN

Arts and Heritage Center Director

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 8:24 p.m.

Mark your calendar for Friday, Jan. 9 for the opening reception of The Winter Exhibit at the Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta, featuring the …

Supreme Court denies motion to dismiss Project Jackson appeal

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 4:01 p.m.

The S.C. Supreme Court last week denied the City of North Augusta’s motion to dismiss an appeal regarding the Project Jackson development, meaning …

More poinsettias delivered to veterans

SUBMITTED ARTICLE

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 7:08 p.m.

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 71 was able to deliver more poinsettias to veterans in North Augusta Nursing homes due to a generous donation from …

North Augusta native performs with country music stars Carrie Underwood, Sara Evans

Monday, December 22, 2014 9:28 a.m.

North Augusta native Laura Beth Winchester, 19, didn’t have to wait for the Country Music Association Awards or the CMA Country Christmas special to …

Firefighters respond to Belvedere house blaze UPDATED

Monday, December 22, 2014 11:16 a.m.

First responders have secured the scene of a house fire in Belvedere.

Local author’s books produced internationally, as audio books

Monday, December 22, 2014 9:28 a.m.

The written word can make you think, make you laugh and even make you cry.

Club receives more than $7,000 after trees stolen UPDATED

Saturday, December 20, 2014 9:24 a.m.

In the end, everything worked out. The North Augusta Optimist Club, which sells Christmas trees each year to fund local charities, had nearly 50 of …

NFL moms pitch in to help children in need in Edgefield UPDATED

Friday, December 19, 2014 1:54 p.m.

JOHNSTON — Three mothers of National Football League players brought gifts for children in need to the Edgefield County Youth Empowerment Center’s …

The Community Foundation of the CSRA gives $550,000 to area charities

By BILL BENGTSON

editor@northaugustastar.com

Thursday, December 18, 2014 3:19 p.m.

Augusta’s annual army of golf aficionados, in keeping with tradition, has helped equip a variety of nonprofit agencies around Aiken County and beyond, …

Optimist Club trees stolen, $2,500 lost UPDATED

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 7:45 p.m.

The North Augusta Optimist Club had nearly 50 of its Christmas trees stolen.

NAMES & NOTES: Johnson graduates from Coastal Carolina

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 7:45 p.m.

CONWAY — Brett Johnson, of North Augusta, graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in health promotion from Coastal Carolina University during commencement exercises on Saturday, Dec. 13, at the HTC Center.

City Council approves construction funds

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 1:43 p.m.

The City of North Augusta has taken the final steps in funding the downtown parking deck.

Longtime finance director retires after 39 years

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 7:45 p.m.

City Administrator Todd Glover joked that while John Potter was cutting his teeth on his job when he was hired in 1975, Glover was simply cutting his …

Local family receives Christmas miracle

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 7:46 p.m.

Stacy De Benedictis, in her own words, didn’t know what the heck was going on when she drove up to her house.

Christmas Store to help families UPDATED

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 7:10 p.m.

The Christmas Store will once again bring holiday cheer to underprivileged families in North Augusta.

Greeneway users should avoid construction zone

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 7:46 p.m.

Beam Contractors is making great progress on the Greeneway culvert repair. North Augusta Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services does need to alert …

Augusta company helps family celebrate Christmas in style

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 7:47 p.m.

Kyle Flanagan was nervous waiting for the reaction of a family of three.

Calendar briefs for the week of Dec. 17

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 7:11 p.m.

The North Augusta Rotary Club meets Thursdays at Manuel’s Bread Cafe, 505 Railroad Ave. No. 100, at 7:15 a.m. For more information, call Wayne Moore at 803-279-7799.

Area schools name students to book clubs

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 7:45 p.m.

The following students at Belvedere Elementary were named to the 100 Book Club: Brody Clark and Antonio Morris, K4; Blake Clark, 1A; Karissa Weeks, 1B; Trey Sutton and Hayden Ward, 1E.

Nativity scene, holiday display added at library UPDATED

Monday, December 15, 2014 1:36 p.m.

After a controversy last week, the Nancy Carson Library has added a new holiday display.

Report: Louisiana man stole gun from N.A. motel UPDATED

Monday, December 15, 2014 12:26 p.m.

A Louisiana man was charged with stealing two guns from a friend in North Augusta, according to the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.

Christmas parade a hit in North Augusta

Sunday, December 14, 2014 6:11 p.m.

NORTH AUGUSTA — The North Augusta Lions Club Christmas Parade excited young and old for the Christmas season.

Fox Creek H.S. Boys Basketball at Silver Bluff UPDATED

Saturday, December 13, 2014 6:55 p.m.

Fox Creek High School was on the road Dec. 12 for a contest in boys' basketball versus Silver Bluff. The home team held a slim lead for most of the …

Fox Creek H.S. Girls Basketball at Silver Bluff UPDATED

Saturday, December 13, 2014 5:01 p.m.

Silver Bluff High School played host Dec. 12 to Fox Creek for a contest in girls basketball, and the Bulldogs, having begun by scoring the game's …

Suspects sought in Office Depot larceny

STAFF REPORTS

Thursday, December 11, 2014 10:02 a.m.

North Augusta Public Safety is investigating a larceny that occurred at Office Depot.

Residents complain after Nativity scene pulled from library

Thursday, December 11, 2014 11:31 a.m.

Some Aiken County residents are not happy after a Nativity scene decoration was pulled this week from the Nancy Carson Library in North Augusta. …

North Augusta man charged in Allendale murder UPDATED

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 10:53 a.m.

A North Augusta man was arrested Monday for a homicide that happened earlier this month in Allendale.

Shooting incident at North Augusta apartment under investigation

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 11:46 a.m.

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible shooting incident at a North Augusta apartment building Tuesday.



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