Category: History

#ThankYouBet

The Darlington County Historical Commission receives $4 million donation By Samantha Lyles, Staff Writer, slyles@newsandpress.net After Carolyn “Bet” Norment Phillips of Darlington passed away last March, the reading of her last will and testament revealed a big surprise – a $4 million bequest that will…

Where is Santa Claus?

The Christmas greetings letter is a special way of touching the heart of friends and families, and the aim behind writing it is to reach out to them on this special occasion. The letter is a way to wish them all the best and…

Our Christmas Greeting…

First to Strike a Match in Darlington County!

In 1826, John Walker, an English chemist and druggist from Stockton on Tees, discovered through lucky accident that a stick coated with chemicals burst into flame when scraped across his hearth at home. He went on to invent the first friction match. Until the…

Hartsville Graded School / Mt. Pisgah Nursery School

This photograph, circa 1902, shows Hartsville’s first Black School at the corner of Sixth Street and Marion Avenue.  The photo is courtesy of T.B. & Lovis Thomas.  It was printed in the Hartsville Messenger on January 29, 1999 and was a part of a…