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Midnight swimmers sneak into Hartsville water park

The Hartsville Police Department is having a little problem with that city’s Neptune Island waterpark: It’s so popular, some people are sneaking in after hours even though the park is in its off season.

As the 2020 Census concluded, Darlington County had far to go

Census 2020 entered the home stretch last week, and Darlington County had a lot of ground to make up before hitting the Oct. 5 finish line.

DCSD’s Virtual Academy to be a permanent option?

The Darlington County School District’s Virtual Academy — a full-time, online-only educational option for students during the COVID-19 crisis — may not vanish when the pandemic does.

Man wounded by deputy is jailed on 3 charges

At least one of the two people wounded by a Darlington County sheriff’s deputy Sept. 24 has been booked into the county jail, officials said.

First-responders grant toddler’s birthday wish

Hartsville-area resident Jensen, 4, only wanted one thing for his birthday.

Athlete held in slaying

One Darlington teenager is dead and another charged with murder after a Sept. 24 shooting incident.

Darlington Raceway scores a 2nd NASCAR Cup Series race in 2021

NASCAR is adding a second NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway next year – on May 9 – and Darlington officials are already revved up.

Lamar-Spaulding Elementary teachers publish book

Michelle Lloyd and Dee Driggers, teachers at Lamar-Spaulding Elementary in Darlington County, have published a children’s book entitled “LunaLu the Llamacorn.”

Mechanicsville woman writes Christian children’s book

Kim Braley of Mechanicsville says a dream inspired her to write her first book, “The ABCs to Live a Happy, Healthy, Christian Life from the Bible,” which is aimed at children ages 4-8.

Sonoco partners with Red Cross for disaster aid during pandemic

In order to offset the challenges to the American Red Cross of South Carolina’s mission of responding to disasters due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hartsville-based Sonoco is donating $40,000 to the organization.

Kickball league in Hartsville

Hartsville Parks and Recreation is forming an adult co-ed kickball league.

Trinity tennis team beats Laurence Manning 9-0

Trinity Collegiate tennis team continued the winning ways on Thursday in Darlington capturing a 9-0 win over visiting Laurence Manning.

Trinity football team falls to Hammond

Trinity Collegiate returned home Friday having suffered a 19-0 loss to Hammond of Columbia.

Lamar rolls over McBee 32-3

The Lamar Silver Foxes outfoxed the McBee Panthers 32-3 at home Friday.

Hartsville falls to West Florence 33-28

The Hartsville Red Foxes came up short, 33-28, on Friday in Florence against the West Florence Knights.

Wilson rules second half on way to 48-0 win over Darlington

A promising start turned into a bitter end for the Darlington Falcons Friday night at home, losing 48-0 to the Wilson Tigers.

Lamar High School Varsity game & Homecoming tonight!

Check here & on Facebook for constant updates on Lamar High School -vs- Lewisville High School throughout the evening!

PHOTO GALLERY: Wilson defeats Darlington 48-0

A promising start turned into a bitter end for the Darlington Falcons Friday night at home, losing 48-0 to the Wilson Tigers.

Recent Varsity Volleyball action

In recent varsity volleyball action played in Darlington Sept. 24, Florence Christian defeated Trinity Collegiate 3-1.

Pee Dee Classic results

The Hartsville team placed third in the 25th Annual Pee Dee Classic held at Freedom Florence in Florence, with several other area cross-country runners and teams participating.

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...

Joann Nichols Windham

 LAMAR – Joann Nichols Windham, 80, passed away Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020.

Benny M. Nobles

DARLINGTON — Benny M. Nobles, 70, passed away Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020.

William Richard Byrd, Jr.

DARLINGTON – William Richard Byrd, Jr., 74, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020.

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,...

National Newspaper Week

Just a reminder, National Newspaper Week was Oct. 4-10.

How the lima bean saved the world

The little bean that saved the world!

Shelter Rock, rock of ages, still stands

NORTHERN LINCOLN COUNTY — Boulders loom over land, gray and long like sperm whales.

Stirring up memories of Washday Lima Beans

Daddy called them “Washday Lima Beans,” Mama called them Limers and all of us called them “Good.”

Sheltering along the back roads … and thoughts on kudzu

March 13 seems an eternity ago. That day my niece, Benton, got an unwelcome big 4-O birthday gift — a national emergency courtesy of COVID-19.

The cypress tree still grows in my memory

“It stood at one of the most popular spots in Darlington during my childhood years.”

An Atlantis of our very own

Atlantis sank into the sea around 380 B.C. So said Plato. Its founders were half god and half human.

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...

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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