Families can volunteer together

The efforts of volunteers often go unnoticed, but the thoughtful men, women and children who give up their free time to support worthy causes do a lot to bolster their communities. With so many benefits to volunteering, it’s no wonder that families often seek ways to volunteer together. Such efforts can be a great way to spend time together and give back to a community, all the while affording families a chance to reap the many...

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Joe’s Grill holds fundraiser, collects food for The Lord Cares Ministry
May19

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, and the following week delivered this truckload of food to the charity. Left to right: Gayle Beckham, Mike Beckham, Chelsi Anderson, Olivia Ridgill, Harriet Bonnoitt and Joey...

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Raceway thanks community
May19

Raceway thanks community

Before 7 a.m. on Monday, cars lined up around the Darlington Raceway, their drivers almost as eager as the NASCAR racers who lit up the track just the day before. The early morning event that drew hundreds to the Track Too Tough To Tame was gentler in spirit – a giveaway of food, hygiene and safety supplies, and toys to help those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Darlington Raceway is proud to host this community event today,” said...

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Take survey to help find community needs

The Darlington County Coordinating Council, along with the South Carolina Office of Rural Health, seeks to better help meet the needs of the residents of Darlington County. Completing a short survey will aid in this assessment. The feedback will be used to address the needs and provide solutions. Here is the link with the finalized Darlington County Community Improvement Survey, to ultimately help aid in a Community Health Needs...

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Temple Christian Academy holds drive-by parade
May19

Temple Christian Academy holds drive-by parade

On May 9, Temple Christian Academy held a drive-by parade to reunite teachers with their students and parents. Teachers prepared posters and packets for students to remind them they are loved and missed. Temple Christian Academy, at 1660 North Governor Williams Highway in Darlington, is temporarily closed for the school year because of the COVID-19 virus. CONTRIBUTED...

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BACKYARD STARGAZER: The moons of May, and other wonders
Apr28

BACKYARD STARGAZER: The moons of May, and other wonders

By Francis Parnell It’s almost May and, if you’ve never seen it, a good time to spot Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun. Mercury is small, elusive, orbits the Sun every 88 days (four times a year) and speeds along at 106,000 miles per hour! At sunset on the 1st, the waxing gibbous Moon is a few degrees above Regulus, the brightest star in Leo, the Lion. On the 7th, the final Supermoon of the year rises at sunset and is...

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