Stephanie Brode reached out and wrapped her arms around Sue Helms' neck. "I love you," Brode told the diminutive waitress as they embraced tightly after a late lunch at Ming Yat in North Augusta. "Such nice people," Helms said of Brode and her family, who had driven down from Greenwood County to say goodbye. The longtime North Augusta staple will close its doors at the end of May.
The subject has come up a lot in recent weeks, most recently connected to an incident in Garland, Texas in which two Islamic extremists were killed when they attacked an event in whic participants were encouraged to "draw Muhammad" in defiance of Islamic blasphemy laws.
The inaugural ASL 24-Hour Swim-A-Thon is Friday at 4 p.m. until Saturday at 4 p.m. at the USC Aiken pool, with some of the proceeds going to CSRA area Special Olympics. Contact Neil Harper at ASLCoachNeil@gmail.com.
Monday, May 18
GHSA State Class AAAAA Baseball Tournament, TBA
Friday, May 15
GHSA Girls Class AAAAA State Tournament Finals at Mercer University, 5 p.m.
GHSA Boys Class AAAAA State Tournament Finals at Mercer University, 7:30 p.m.
Led by second-half goals from Jannie Nel and Michael Almond, the Westminster Wildcats boys soccer team beat Augusta Prep 2-0 Friday night at Blanchard Woods Park to advance to the GISA state championship game.