NCAA brings March Madness to S.C.: Will it be a financial slam-dunk?
Mar12

NCAA brings March Madness to S.C.: Will it be a financial slam-dunk?

This month, for the first time in almost 50 years, March Madness returns to Columbia, with the city chosen as a host site for the first and second rounds of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament.

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Researcher uses innovative Clemson facilities  to help develop gluten-busting wheat
Mar12

Researcher uses innovative Clemson facilities to help develop gluten-busting wheat

A Clemson University researcher is using state-of-the-art facilities at the Pee Dee Research and Education Center (REC) in Florence to help develop a new wheat variety that’s safe for people who suffer from celiac disease to eat.

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Carraway family thanks community
Mar05

Carraway family thanks community

Allison Carraway says she has a lot to be thankful for. After suffering the loss of her husband, Florence Police Department Sgt. Terrence Carraway, in a shooting on Oct. 3 last year, Carraway says the outpouring of support and love her family received from the Darlington community moved her deeply.

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PDRTA’s MacNeil honored on retirement
Mar05

PDRTA’s MacNeil honored on retirement

By Samantha Lyles, Staff Writer, slyles@newsandpress.net After more than four decades in the public transit business, Chuck MacNeil has disembarked his last bus, so to speak, and retired as executive director of Pee Dee Regional Transportation Authority (PDRTA). MacNeil received a notable honor last week as Francis Marion University and the (Florence) Morning News awarded him the Marion Medallion for his years of service to the...

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Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce  Annual Awards Banquet
Mar05

Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet

The Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet, held Feb. 28 at the Darlington Country Club, saw several local citizens honored for contributing time, money, effort, and love to improve their community. Photos by Samantha Lyles

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TBCS celebrates Black History Month
Mar05

TBCS celebrates Black History Month

On Feb. 28, Trinity-Byrnes students celebrated Black History Month with a program, including a message, tribute and celebration. Tenth grader Tracy Jackson was the Master of Ceremony and 11th grader Jordan Jones opened the ceremony in prayer. Kevis Williams (10th), Nicholas Ford (11th), and Chase Hayes (10th) read inspirational readings and shared the theme of 2019 Black History Month “Black Migrations.” Jailen Jones sang an excerpt...

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