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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over: July 4th 2020 Campaign

Hartsville — Happy 4th of July from the Hartsville Police Department!...

Darlington County roads are on DOT’s paving list

More than a dozen Darlington County roads and streets are included in the...

Darlington business on fire!

A structure fire is in progress at Howleco Sales, located at 1552 S. Main...

Darlington man drowns, coroner says

A 70-year-old Darlington man drowned while cleaning the spillway in his pond, officials say.

Darlington lawmaker presses McMaster to make masks mandatory

State Rep. Robert Williams, a Darlington Democrat, has joined the push for making face masks mandatory in the fight against COVID-19.

Cowick admits slaying woman, child

Cephas Cowick, a Darlington man awaiting a death-penalty trial for double murder, has pleaded guilty and accepted a sentence of life without parole.

City fees: ‘Do not put this on our back’

At a public hearing last week, Darlington city officials argued forcefully that the city must raise several fees, including water/sewer rates.

Lamar finalizes budget, awaits $500,000 grant

Lamar Town Council held special called meetings on June 19 and 22 to finalize their budgets for the 2020/21 fiscal year and square away requirements to receive a $500,000 sewer system improvement grant.

Bristol race may signal how Southern 500 will be run

Southern 500 fans, watch closely how NASCAR handles its All-Star race in Bristol, Tenn., on July 15.

Hartsville Police Department Flag Dedication Ceremony

The Hartsville Police Department’s Investigation Division hosted a flag and flagpole dedication ceremony on June 26, 2020 at 10 a.m.

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.

Longtime Lamar coach, athletics director Poole announces retirement

Alan Poole, longtime teacher, coach and athletics director at Lamar High...

Brasington and his peers helped put NASCAR on the map in the 1950s

With the exception of Martinsville Speedway, which opened its doors to NASCAR-sanctioned events in 1948, the 1950s were a time of rapid growth for the sport.

Trinity-Byrnes announces Blitz Coach

  Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School announces their athletic director,...

Four HHS student-athletes sign letters of intent

Four student-athletes from Hartsville High School will play collegiate...

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...

Take survey to help find community needs

The Darlington County Coordinating Council, along with the South Carolina...

Pearl Flowers James

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Pearl Flowers James, 82, formerly of Darlington, passed...

James “Jimmy” E. Chandler

Darlington – Major James E. Chandler, USA (LTC Ret.), age 74, passed away...

Deacon Laverne Wingate

Deacon Laverne Wingate was born on Dec. 15, 1932, in Darlington. He was the...

Decorated Vietnam veteran dies at 71

A Darlington native and resident who was decorated for service in Vietnam that cost him both legs died June 12 at his home.

Janet Elaine Delp Caulder

LATTA — Janet Elaine Delp Caulder, 82, passed away Monday, June 8, 2020, at Southeastern Hospital in Lumberton, N.C.

John Anthony Law

DARLINGTON – John Anthony Law, 73, passed away Monday, June 8, 2020. A graveside service was held Saturday, June 13, at Grove Hill Cemetery, directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Patricia Owens

AIKEN – Mrs. Patricia Annette James Fields Owens, 79, beloved wife of Harry H. Owens Jr., passed away Friday, June 12, 2020.

Lindbergh Dargan

DARLINGTON — Private graveside services for Lindbergh Dargan were Monday, June 15, 2020, at Florence National Cemetery, with Rev. Cecil Bromell officiating. Interment followed. Arrangements are entrusted to Jordan Funeral Home Inc. of Darlington.

Michael “Mike” Cooke

DARLINGTON – Michael “Mike” Cooke, 61, went to be with the Lord on...

An old business: Musings on how we age

The Aging Business is without question the oldest business on the planet.

The first time I ate fried green tomatoes

My back-road explorations take me to little eateries tucked neatly in the middle of nowhere, whistle-stop places.

Can the government legally force you to wear a mask?

In a pandemic, governments have the authority to do a lot of things that would otherwise be questionable.

A tribute to the Thomas family and the News & Press

A special thank you to the Thomas family for their service as publishers of the News & Press for 64 years.

Looking more deeply at the biography of a place

By Tom Poland The book is 9.25 inches long, 6.5 inches wide, and less than...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The time to dismantle systemic racism is now

The killing of George Floyd and the deaths of countless other black people murdered by lawless police and hate organizations across America makes clear the need for drastic, intentional changes to eradicate biases and prejudices toward people of color, especially black people, who built this country from our blood, sweat and tears during the height of slavery and colonialism.

Life on the West End: The preacher wore white ducks

This is a story that never should have happened, but since it did, here it is, just as I remember it.

The power of the outhouse flower

I remember Mom talked of a flower with a strange name, hollyhocks.

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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