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Connie Barnard

Connie Barnard is a very special person to everyone at Sasee. She has been writing for us since our beginning and has become a much-loved part of the Sasee family. An Air Force wife for 28 years, Connie has moved 16 times and loved it! Today, she and her husband, Howard, are retired and live […]

In many and varied ways, Pat Bates personifies all that is good and gracious in life, a woman who finds beauty in both the ordinary and the extraordinary: the benediction of a Murrells Inlet sunset, the exhilaration of a hard-fought tennis match, the instant transformation of new paint on an old wall, the enduring and […]

Those who know Kaye Gorenflo Hearn will tell you that the word honorable is more than just a title before her name: it is a way of life. The Conway resident’s recent election as the second woman to sit on the South Carolina Supreme Court caps a distinguished legal career which began in 1977. A […]

On June 24, 2006, a tiny grey-haired lady in a bright blue cap and gown came forward to commence the dedication ceremony of the newly restored Historic Myrtle Beach Colored School Museum and Education Center. Raising her arms toward the sky, Mary Canty exclaimed, “To God be the glory. Great things He has done!” All […]

Twenty miles west of Georgetown, on the outskirts of the once thriving village of Andrews, a small miracle is taking place. In an abandoned knitting mill, twenty talented and experienced sewing machine operators are working again, doing what they love to do in an uncanny reversal of fate. These workers, whose jobs were outsourced to […]

It is the end of a perfect fall day. The setting sun casts an iridescent glow on the waters of the Intracoastal Waterway, a 40 foot fiberglass boat, and its 22 paddlers, working in sync to the tom-tom beat of a leather drum. The occasional clack of paddles in a High Five is followed by […]

In the poignant popular film, The Bucket List, Jack Nicholson’s character, Edward Cole, gives this sardonic summation of life: “We live, we die, and the wheels on the bus go round and round.” Cole, a wealthy, miserable terminal cancer patient, echoes a universal, fleeting question, “Is that all there is?” With help of the elegant, […]

Carolyn Ellis is a tiny, blond ball of fire. When she decides to do something, get out of her way – or better yet, join her in her efforts. Last February, the wife of Coastal Carolina University’s basketball coach moved to the Grand Strand from Auburn, Ala., and, in six short months, has overseen construction […]

Paula Deen and Me

By Connie Barnard

Isn’t it funny how life can jump up and cut you down to size? About the time you start feeling you really have arrived, the Fates just laugh down and zap you good. Let me tell you about my most recent experience with the gods of hubris. As many of you know from my previous […]

July 15 of this year, Patricia (Pat) Goodwin experienced two defining moments which affirmed all her efforts as director of the Myrtle Beach Art Museum since 2002. That Sunday morning, while glancing through the Charleston Post and Courier and savoring the last hours of her Folly Beach vacation, Pat saw these words in Dottie Ashley’s […]

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