Photo mural honors area grads
May26

Photo mural honors area grads

By Samantha Lyles slyles@newsandpress.net In a normal year, high school seniors would be celebrating graduation with hugs, high-fives and parties. This, as we all know, is not a normal year, and the Class of 2020 will miss out on a lot of senior year traditions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But thanks to the work and generosity of Darlington’s citizens and businesses, area grads have a photographic memorial dedicated in their...

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The first race at Darlington without Harold King
May26

The first race at Darlington without Harold King

By Joe VanHoose Special to the News & Press NASCAR returned to action in South Carolina May 17, kicking off a race week at the famed Darlington Raceway unlike anything the Pee Dee has seen in the track’s 70-year history. There were no race fans in the stands, no campers filling the fields around the 1.366-mile speedway. The COVID-19 pandemic has killed nearly 90,000 Americans and halted most of American life. NASCAR’s Sunday race...

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Harvick wins NASCAR’s Real Heroes 400
May19

Harvick wins NASCAR’s Real Heroes 400

Kevin Harvick ruled the track Sunday in Darlington as NASCAR returned to the racetrack for the first time in more than two months, and some fans clustered around the Raceway fence just to hear the engines. The race, dubbed The Real Heroes 400, honored frontline healthcare workers. “Real Heroes” from South Carolina included healthcare workers from St. Francis Downtown hospital in Greenville and McLeod Regional Medical Center in...

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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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