Nine families from across Florence County gathered on Thursday night to participate in Lighthouse Ministries’ Strengthening Families Program, a program sponsored by a grant from the Children’s Trust of South Carolina. In this 14-week program, families
Dilmar Oil Company and the Meggs family made a $10,000 donation to Camp Pee Dee Pride on Oct. 4. This gift represented the largest donation in the camp’s history. Capt. Wayne Howard is a founder and the main supervisor for the summer children’s camp
The American Geographical Society (AGS) has named Evan Sellers of West Florence High School as a 2016 AGS Geography Teacher Fellow. Sellers is one of 50 teachers selected from across the United States to participate in this first year of the program.
Carlos O. Washington has announced his candidacy for Seat 2 on the Florence School District 1 School Board. This is the seat vacation by Pat Gibson-Hye Moore who was elected to City Council earlier this year. Carlos’ campaign slogan is “It’s all about
Senior Citizens Association is hosting a fundraiser shopping extravaganza on Oct. 18, from 11-2 p.m., at the Leatherman Senior Center. The fundraiser will benefit the SCA lunch program. A $5 lunch plate will be served from 11:30 to 1 p.m. and consist of
The Marine Corps League Julian D. Dusenbury Detachment #410 will celebrate the 241st Marine Corps Birthday with a Birthday Ball Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 12. Guest speaker will be SSGT Benjey Baxley. The Continental Marines were established on Nov. 10,
RE/MAX Professionals plans to occupy the entire second floor above the Town Hall Restaurant, located on the corner of Evans and Dargan Street, known as Kress Corner. Broker/owner Adam Crosson said the move is targeted for January. The new space will more
Hurricane Matthew wreaked havoc on the eastern Carolinas and the Pee Dee area as it moved along the U.S. southern coast last weekend. Heavy rain started early Saturday morning continuing for about 12 hours, dumping 11 to 21 inches of water in the Pee Dee
The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library will offer a free coloring program for adults on October 18 at 6:30 p.m. Coloring for adults is riding a wave of popularity because it reduces stress and anxiety, trains the brain to focus, and helps with fine
The Swamp Fox Quilters Guild monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 9:30 a.m., at John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 2000 Marsh Ave., corner of Third Loop Road and Marsh Ave. in Florence. Visitors and new members are welcome.
Carolinas Hospital System’s Respiratory Care Services received the 2016 South Carolina Society for Respiratory Care (SCSRC) Award for promoting excellence in South Carolina’s respiratory care community. The SCSRC recognizes one department of the year
Southside Middle School has earned AdvancED STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Certification. This achievement is a mark of STEM distinction and excellence only offered to highly effective institutions that prioritize STEM education