Recognize signs of teen dating violence

Many changes take place during a person’s teenage years. In addition to the physical manifestations of puberty, which bring hormonal shifts and heightened sexual awareness, emotional and psychological changes can occur. This often is a time when social circles develop, and also when many teens begin to date. Teenage dating can be both exciting and tumultuous. Teens may be so anxious to feel accepted and loved that they overlook some...

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Battered Biden likely to get a boost in county, state

By Bobby Bryant, Editor editor@newsandpress.net Quick: Name the 12 candidates who will appear on ballots for South Carolina’s Democratic presidential primary Feb. 29. That would be Michael Bennet, Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, John Delaney, Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar, Deval Patrick, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, Elizabeth Warren and Andrew Yang. For S.C. Democrats, Biden is the best-known name of the bunch, and most pundits...

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Winning 2 tickets to Grammys lifts local woman into music heaven
Feb18

Winning 2 tickets to Grammys lifts local woman into music heaven

By Samantha Lyles slyles@newsandpress.net Darlington resident Wendy McKellar, 33, was scrolling through her Facebook feed one December day when she noticed a sweepstakes with an enticing grand prize: a trip for two to the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. “I thought, well I’m probably not going to win, but I’ll enter it anyway just to see what happens,” McKellar recalls. Wendy believed it was just a lark, because she’s a...

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CareSouth Carolina going shopping with its patients
Feb18

CareSouth Carolina going shopping with its patients

More than 5,500 of CareSouth Carolina’s patients have been diagnosed with diabetes and many are admittedly struggling with their diet. To resolve this issue, the organization has formulated a program to help each one of those patients on an individual level. When a patient is diagnosed with diabetes or is identified to be struggling with the condition, CareSouth Carolina is giving them the option of meeting with a member of its Family...

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Reuniting a family with Darlington roots
Feb18

Reuniting a family with Darlington roots

By Peter Wilds-Bethea Special to the News & Press The Wilds family, with roots in Darlington, gathered in Arlington, Va., to celebrate their 22nd family reunion the weekend of Aug. 9-11, 2019. The Wilds Family Reunion was hosted by Franklin and Vivian Kelly-Wilds of Washington. The Wilds host committee consisted of Marilyn Wilds Barnes-Hoyle of Charlotte, Deloise Wilds-Jones of Upper Marlboro, Md., Nicole Wilds-Simmons of...

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Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School’s Debate Team wins
Feb18

Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School’s Debate Team wins

The Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School Debate Team recently traveled to the Eagle Invitational Debate Tournament at Eastside High School in Taylors. Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School debaters won three awards in Open Public Forum Debate, meaning half of the six available podium positions in that category went to TBCS. This made Trinity the most-represented school on the podium. Of those positions, Dylan Odin and Grace Cleveland placed...

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