Vikings new coach prepping for post-pandemic football
Jun09

Vikings new coach prepping for post-pandemic football

by Samantha Lyles Staff Writer slyles@newsandpress.net When the Pee Dee Vikings semi-pro football team returns to the field in August, they’re hoping to bring an energized and positive spectacle to fans starved for live sporting events. Part of that big energy will come from new head coach Lindsey Robertson, taking on that role at the request of team owner Jay Charles. “Lindsey has been with us since the beginning and he knows...

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How the school district and the Raceway beat COVID-19
Jun02

How the school district and the Raceway beat COVID-19

By Bobby Bryant Editor editor@newsandpress.net As I’m writing this, the Darlington Raceway has completed three NASCAR races under COVID-19 quarantine conditions and the Darlington County School District is preparing to hold four high-school graduations, also under quarantine rules. If nothing goes wrong – in other words, if there are no more drenching rainstorms – then, by the time you read this, the DCSD should have put on outdoor...

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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.

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2020 Darlington Spring Sports cancelled

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

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Winners in rain-plagued races
May26

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.

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Longtime Lamar coach, athletics director Poole announces retirement

Alan Poole, longtime teacher, coach and athletics director at Lamar High School (LHS), announced his retirement last week. Carlos Burgess, currently the LHS assistant principal, has been appointed to be the new athletics director. The search for a new assistant principal will begin before the end of the current school year. Poole served the past 37 years in education. He taught Social Studies, coached multiple sports and served as...

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