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Fertilizing the lawn is a great way to improve its quality and is one component of turfgrass maintenance required to have a thick, lush stand of turf. How much fertilizer to use depends on the turf species. Bermudagrass has a high nitrogen requirement, and if it doesn’t receive enough nitrog…

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Photographers who visit Moore Farms Botanical Garden between April 23 and May 1 are encouraged to enter their best shots of the garden into MFBG’s third annual Garden Visions Photography Contest.

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Nearly 80 percent of Pre-K-12 teachers, school staff, and childcare workers received at least their first shot of COVID-19 vaccine by the end of March, according to the CDC’s latest estimates and survey data.“Our push to ensure that teachers, school staff, and childcare workers were vaccinat…

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Camellia japonica ‘White Mermaid,’ commonly referred to as fishtail camellia, matures to an approximately 10-foot by 10-foot shrub. The blooms are medium-sized, bright white singles with prominent gold stamens.The blooms of Camellia ‘White Mermaid’ are medium-sized, bright white singles with…

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“We have all known the long loneliness, and we have found that answer is community”-Dorothy DayLiving through a pandemic has not been my idea of fun.In the early days of the virus, streets were empty, people were ordered to stay home, wear gloves or masks if they went out in public, and wash…

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is highlighting the importance of financial literacy during National Financial Literacy Month. SCDCA is offering tips and webinars throughout April to help South Carolinians improve their finance skills.

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Nearly a quarter into 2021, I feel it is important to take a step back, see where we have been, and re-address some things. Our journey began in January with my first exercise of the month article on walking. I want to revisit walking and the importance of this somewhat simple yet powerful a…

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From fine art to unique hand-crafted goods and objects, the Makers Market will showcase the work of artists and artisans from across the Southeast. Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with the makers and purchase their creations. This location is an open air area and we ask that v…

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Francis Marion University’s Performing Arts Center, in collaboration with the FMU Department of Fine Arts and the Florence Symphony Orchestra, will present a free, outdoor concert series this spring at the FMU Performing Arts Center amphitheater.

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South Carolina Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman will headline a special symposium on educational issues on April 6 at the Francis Marion University’s Performing Arts Center.

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Horry County Schools formally celebrates exemplary Support Staff members' contributions through its Support Staff Employee of the Year program, similar to the annual Teacher of the Year program. School and departmental winners were nominated by their peers and eligible to be considered one o…

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Francis Marion University’s School of Business honored Florence businessman Paul Seward with the 2021 Morgan B. Coker Outstanding Alumni award Tuesday night at its annual Alumni Reception at the FMU Performing Arts Center.

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Children’s Trust held its Building Hope for Children Conference on a virtual platform for the first time, and nearly 500 child-serving professionals, home visitors and prevention advocates participated in the biennial event March 23-25. And even though they couldn’t meet face-to-face this ti…

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Morris College held its Spring 2021 Honors Day Convocation on March 25, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. in the Neal-Jones Auditorium. Traditionally, Morris College's Honors Day Convocation included an in-person ceremony where honorees and their family along with campus faculty, staff, and students could…

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Pregnant women face many questions. At an event for pregnant women, McLeod OB/GYN Dr. Candice Greenan helped answer a few questions related to concerns some women raised about certain foods – from sushi to ice.

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Florence, SC, - The COVID-19 Vaccine is one way we can build defenses against COVID-19 in our communities. McLeod Health is vaccinating based on national and state guidelines. This advisory is to remind the public of who is currently eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine in Phase 1B and what the…

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ArtFields is excited to announce a partnership with Nickelodeon for virtual art classes taught by professional animators and character designers!  These classes will be offered for free in conjunction with our virtual ArtWalk Field Trip opportunities. Youth or teachers can register to partic…

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Moore Farms Wine StrollApril 10 from 2-6PMCost: $30 in advance; $35 day-of admission; $10 designated driver (no alcohol can be consumed with DD ticket)Location: Moore Farms Botanical GardenTake in the beauty of Moore Farms Botanical Garden as you sample some of this region’s best wines at th…

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Lake City SC- Many Lake City Senior Center members have been precautious and doing well with staying indoors. The time has come to start the journey of a new normal. Monday April 5th, 2021 Lake City Senior Center will open their doors and begin their modified schedule. A kick off ceremony wi…

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Abnormal vaginal bleeding can be worrisome, impact reproductive health or have other serious consequences. Treating the condition will help you maintain your quality of life.

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National Agriculture Day was March 23 here in the U.S., and it has me thinking about the long, unlikely road that led me to agriculture and the importance it plays to the future of my own family and this bigger global community I’m a part of.