The world has experienced an increased amount of stress, loss, uncertainty, frustration, and disappointment in the past year with COVID-19. This has created a lot of anxiety that can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and panic attacks. As doors continue to re-open, we can be supp…

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HARTSVILLE, SC - Coker University Vice President Patrick Riccards recently spoke at the 2021 White House History Teacher Institute, highlighting the importance of making history instruction interesting and relevant to today’s learners.Speaking to more than 100 K-12 educators from across the …

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Francis Marion University’s dual enrollment numbers have surged heading into the Fall semester, the latest success resulting from a dynamic educational partnership at The Continuum in Lake City.

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We are proud to announce the first change in exhibition layout for Crossroads Gallery!  After opening in December of 2019 as a permanent location to feature previous ArtFields winners, we were faced with our annual event cancellation amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, we have been eag…

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Hartsville, S.C.– Professor Natalia Schradle, Assistant Professor of Dance at Coker University, recently completed her MELT Level 1 Instructor Certification, earning her license to teach MELT Level 1 Curriculum in group and one-on-one settings professionally, and to incorporate these techniq…

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Eric Crawford, renowned music scholar, associate professor of music, and director of Coastal Carolina University’s Charles Joyner Institute for Gullah and African Diaspora Studies, will hold a public signing for his new book, Gullah Spirituals: The Sound of Freedom and Protest in the South C…

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The heart stops suddenly and unexpectedly. Blood pressure drops. Blood flow screeches to a halt in the brain and organs.  Breathing ceases. The person loses consciousness. Without quick intervention, this “arrest” can quickly lead to “death.”

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It’s summertime! This month is the month for the bicep curl! Bulging biceps and a six-pack are the iconic picture of a “fit” person. Well folks, it is time to put our effort where our vision is. Let’s break down the bicep curl and see how we can incorporate it into our activity routine.The b…

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There are two projects. One looks at ways to fight harmful bacteria in local water, using natural means; and the other seeks to determine if bloodborne infectious diseases can be detected in a community by testing mosquitoes. All students involved are gaining knowledge and experience that wi…

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HARTSVILLE, SC — Coker University recently appointed Daniel Buryj as Vice President of Administration and Finance. As Vice President, Buryj will be responsible for fiscal planning, budget development and control, accounting, purchasing, inventory, information technology, human resources, pay…

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Coastal Carolina University professor Tom Mullikin Sr., is leading the South Carolina 7 expedition for the second straight year. Participants in the expedition start in the mountains of the state and travel to the coast over 30 days. The idea is to draw attention to the challenges facing Sou…

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Beginning July 1, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number will be on back of all Coastal Carolina University CINO cards. Getting the information to college students is now mandated by South Carolina. The University decided to include the number on the CINO card, which the students us…

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Coastal Carolina University has earned a spot on the 2021 Military Times’ Best for Vets: Colleges list. More than 300 schools participated in the latest Best for Vets: Colleges survey, which included a variety of questions seeking details about the school’s costs, programs, policies, and ser…

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DARLINGTON, S.C. – The Darlington County School District (DCSD) is providing breakfast and lunch for any child 0-18 years of age in Darlington County throughout the summer.

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HGTC is excited to announce an apprenticeship program with McLeod Loris Seacoast Hospital through a partnership with Apprenticeship Carolina. The apprenticeships focus on Environmental Services through Health Care Sanitation positions and Patient Care through Medical Surgical Technician posi…

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Britt Kabo, a rising Coker University junior earned a prestigious internship as the BIC CEO Intern for this summer. In this role, she is working directly with BIC CEO Gonzalve Bich and interacting with other C-Suite leaders during an eight-week internship at the North America headquarters in…

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McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence has opened its new Emergency Department, which can handle 109,000 patients a year, nearly twice as many as before. The Emergency Department’s  Medical Director Dr. Thomas Lewis describes other patient-centered features.

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Ms. Lanier has been with DFCS for 28 years. She is currently serving as the Deputy Section Director for the Permanency and Placement section. She is responsible for managing the Adoption, Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children, Caregiver Recruitment and Retention Unit, and the Socia…

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The Children’s Services Department of the Florence County Library System held a ribbon cutting for the Linda Vaughn Little Free Library on June 5, 2021 at the Lynches River County Park.  Many family and friends of Linda Vaughn attended this special event.

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INDEPENDENCE DAY CURBSIDE MEAL DISTRIBUTION: We will distribute meals on Thursday, July 1, at our current school locations. Due to the upcoming holiday, middle schools will resume curbside meal distributions on Monday, July 5, and elementary schools will resume on Tuesday, July 6. Also, due …

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As more people become vaccinated and municipalities lift mask mandates, some of you may be wondering how to approach public situations. The best way to stay healthy is getting the COVID-19 vaccination.You are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the second dose of the Pfizer…

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Francis Marion University named 548 full-time students and 33 part-time students to its President’s List for the spring 2021 semester. An additional 589 full-time students and 51 part-time students made the Dean’s List for the spring semester.

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The City Beautification Board presented the Pride of Darlington Business Award on June 28 for their many updates, including new buildings, interior, and playground upgrades. Adults pictured include, from left, Kelsey Hicks, Cori McInville, Judy Stokes, and owner Dawn Kirby along with several…

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The Senior Citizens Association (SCA) in Florence County received 125 Emergency radios from the Duke Energy Foundation. These radios will be distributed to Florence County Home Bound Seniors/Meals on Wheels of Florence County clients. SCA is extremely appreciative for Duke Energy’s generous …

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 McLeod Health is pleased to announce the opening of the new McLeod Regional Medical Center Emergency Department. Designed to serve nearly 110,000 patients a year, the new McLeod Emergency Department will dramatically improve the timeliness of care available to emergency and trauma patients,…

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Trinity Collegiate School announces that Padgett Kahn will be the school’s new guidance counselor. Padgett is a Florence native and alumnus of the IB program at Wilson High School. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from The Citadel in 2016, and earned his Master’s in Clinic…

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DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Twenty teachers will serve as their school’s 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year after being chosen for the honor by their peers, the Darlington County School District (DCSD) announced today.

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The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library will be hosting SC Thrive on the second floor on Thursday July, 1, Thursday July 8, and Thursday July 15, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. SC Thrive will be helping eligible residents fill out applications for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program.

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“An Orthopedic Sports Medicine Specialist sees a very wide range of injuries. We see anything from knee injuries to shoulder injuries,” says McLeod Sports Medicine Specialist Dr. Art Jordan. “If someone is an athlete, an injury can involve any joint you can imagine. We see all sports competi…

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — The S.C. Drought Response Committee, meeting via conference call on June 23, removed the incipient drought declaration for Clarendon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Marion, and WiIliamsburg counties.

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Oconee is Duke Energy’s largest nuclear station, with three generating units that produce more than 2,500 megawatts of carbon-free electricity.Company intends to renew the operating licenses of all 11 reactors it operates for an additional 20 years to support its carbon reduction goals.

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Society Hill, S.C. – On Friday, June 18, Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault hosted its second annual Clays for a Cause Clay-Shoot Tournament at Moree’s Sportsman’s Preserve in Society Hill and raised more than $30,000 to support programs and services in Chesterfield and Ma…