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News & Press expanding coverage

With a recent change in management and a new outlook on the delivery of news in Darlington County, the News & Press is excited to announce that we are revamping our newspaper and its content effective immediately.

9-11 first responders relive a day of terror at local ceremony

By Samantha Lyles slyles@newsandpress.net Firefighters, emergency medical...

Some demand ‘face to face’ as schools reopen online

You didn’t see buses, backpacks or crossing guards, but school resumed – or began to resume — Sept. 8 for Darlington County’s public-school students.

Free Medical Clinic marks 20 years of serving Darlington County

The Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County is celebrating its 20th anniversary, but even after two decades spent providing free primary care to local citizens, many county residents don’t know it exists or understand all the ways the clinic can help improve health outcomes.

Mayo’s Thompson named DCSD’s Teacher of Year

Elizabeth Thompson, an English teacher at Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology, will represent Darlington County School District (DCSD) as District Teacher of the Year for 2020-21.

Three dogs die in overheated Humane Society van

The Darlington County Humane Society has been rocked by the accidental deaths of three dogs left in a Humane Society van that became dangerously hot after its air-conditioning system apparently quit working.

Don’t wait! Cast your ballot early

Election Day is coming, and if concerns over COVID-19 will keep you away from your regular polling precinct Nov. 3, you have two options: Vote absentee (by mail) or vote early in person. In either case, procrastination could needlessly complicate a fairly simple process.

Hartsville seeks funding for new well

At their Sept. 8 regular meeting, Hartsville City Council agreed to move ahead with plans to seek grant funding for the construction of a new well to augment the city’s water system.

Trinity Collegiate School gets pledge for $250,000

Trinity Collegiate School has received one of its largest pledges from the Catherine J. McGinnis Family Foundation.

DCSD offers free Wi-Fi Hotspots to eligible families

The Darlington County School District (DCSD) will offer a limited number of free Wi-Fi hotspots to families without Internet access this year.

Trinity defeats Dillon in JV football

The Trinity Titans’ JV football team picked up a come-from-behind 30-26 win over the Dillon Christian School Warriors JV team on Thursday, September 10, in Dillon.

College football programs already pursue 15-year-old son of Darlington native

HICKORY, N.C. — Part genetics and part passion. Those seem to be the two primary factors contributing to the early recognition of 15-year-old Hickory High sophomore, Rico Walker.

Darlington Raceway has Labor Day schedule plan

NASCAR returns to Darlington Raceway for an expanded two days of racing action Sept. 5-6.

FMU Golf Team honored with GCAA academic award

For the seventh year, the Francis Marion University golf team has received a...

Trinity-Byrnes welcomes new basketball coach

Cornelius Snead will be joining the Trinity-Byrnes Athletic Department for the 2020-21 year as the Head Girls’ Basketball Coach.

Vikings new coach prepping for post-pandemic football

by Samantha Lyles Staff Writer slyles@newsandpress.net When the Pee Dee...

How the school district and the Raceway beat COVID-19

By Bobby Bryant Editor editor@newsandpress.net As I’m writing this, the...

County recreation agency cancels spring sports lineup

All Darlington County Parks, Recreation & Tourism spring sports for 2020 have been canceled because of COVID-19 concerns, the agency says.

2020 Darlington Spring Sports cancelled

All Darlington County Parks Recreation & Tourism Spring Sports for 2020 have been cancelled. 

Winners in rain-plagued races

Rain plagued the rest of NASCAR’s race schedule last week at Darlington Raceway, as NASCAR returned from a two-month hiatus resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

Ervin and Reynolds engaged

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Shuman Ervin of Darlington announce the engagement of their daughter, Alice Dargan Ervin, to Brenton Allen Reynolds…

Trinity-Byrnes Class of 2020

Trinity-Byrnes 2020 Seniors gather for class picture.

Proper etiquette for graduation guests

Graduation ceremonies celebrate the accomplishments of students who worked hard to earn their diplomas and degrees. As significant as these ceremonies can be, they also tend to be lengthy, which can make guests uncomfortable and antsy.

For many teens, adolescence is a very trying time

Adolescence can be a trying time for teenagers and their parents. According...

Photo mural honors area grads

By Samantha Lyles slyles@newsandpress.net In a normal year, high school...

The first race at Darlington without Harold King

By Joe VanHoose Special to the News & Press NASCAR returned to action...

Harvick wins NASCAR’s Real Heroes 400

Kevin Harvick ruled the track Sunday in Darlington as NASCAR returned to...

Families can volunteer together

The efforts of volunteers often go unnoticed, but the thoughtful men, women...

Joe’s Grill holds fundraiser, collects food for The Lord Cares Ministry

Joe’s Grill in Darlington held a fundraiser for The Lord Cares on May 9,...

Raceway thanks community

Before 7 a.m. on Monday, cars lined up around the Darlington Raceway, their...

Ellene Watford Anderson

Ellene Watford Anderson, 86, passed away Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020.

Willis L. Thomas

  LAMAR – Willis L. Thomas, 79, passed away Friday, Aug. 29, 2020. A...

Herbert White

PLANT CITY, Fla. — Herbert White, 87, of Lithia, Fla., joined the...

Death Notice

Cecil N. Weatherford, 76, died Sunday, Aug. 23. Arrangements will be...

Russell Streett

Russell Wayne Streett, 65, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. The family...

Yvonne Oliver Lambert

DARLINGTON – Yvonne Marie Oliver Lambert, age 81, passed away Friday, Aug....

Danny L. Stewart

DARLINGTON – Danny L. Stewart, age 73, passed away Thursday, Aug. 27,...

Monica Ann Nichols

Monica Ann Nichols, 46, died Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Jane McKee Baldwin

DARLINGTON – Jane McKee Baldwin, 87, passed away Thursday, Aug. 13,...

Doris L. Young

Doris L. Young, 94, widow of Edward James “Bo” Young, died July 30, 2020.

The grocery list: You can’t stop with just milk and eggs

I awoke this morning and crawled out of bed. I stretched and yawned then headed for the kitchen.

Highway 79: An historic route through the past

Driving north on Highway 79 you see beautiful country in a region rich with history yet a tad poor looking.

Small-town burger joints: Big on flavor but vanishing

by Tom Poland There was a time when just about every small town had a...

September is like fall’s waiting room

It is hard to separate an old man from his memories so here I go again!

Lou Brissie, the hometown hero of Ware Shoals

I wish every small town had a hero, someone who walks onto the national stage and stays untarnished by changing times.

A magical trip to Myrtle Beach in Dad’s new car

Dad was true to his promise. The pretty blue 1937 Plymouth was a beauty and it belonged to the Shepards, or would when the last payment was made.

‘I shot it somewhere down yonder’: In turkey heaven

Driving a country road the other day, I spied two wild turkeys.

How will the news media treat Biden’s VP choice?

No surprise: Joe Biden has picked Kamala Harris to be his running mate in the 2020 presidential election.

Grandfather’s Clock: A tale that chimes over and over

Grandfather’s clock was too tall for the shelf, so it stood 90 years on the floor.

We’re avoiding the doctor during pandemic, but our pets aren’t

Even while Americans are less likely to see their own doctor or dentist during the COVID pandemic, we are taking our pets to get checkups more often.

Students stage Red Ribbon march against drugs

Students at Hartsville’s Washington Street Elementary School took to...

Screen on the Green returns for 2018 season

Screen on the Green will launch May 26 with a showing of Top Gun in Burry...

“Taste of Christmas” coming November 2

  Want to whet your appetite for the holidays and help local children...


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