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Bennettsville, SC  – Marlboro Electric Cooperative, Inc. (MEC) announced a plan to provide its residential members with a three-month, 10% rate decrease for the months of December 2021, January and February 2022.  This reduction will be applied automatically, and members will see it as a lin…

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Like many Americans, you probably love your technology – computers, tablets, phones, games.  The average US resident sends more than 40 emails a day, spend 23 hours a week texting with 50,000 to 200,000 keystrokes a day.

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Each year the American Cancer Society raises awareness about the dangers of smoking and other nicotine use and promotes quitting with the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday in November. This makes November a great time to pay closer attention to the impact tobacco products have on…

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FLORENCE, S.C. – HopeHealth is celebrating 30 years of serving others, giving hope, and changing lives, which makes this year’s annual AIDSWalk, which will be held Saturday, Dec. 4, a special affair.

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The Visit York County Partners in Tourism Foundation has created a new permanent exhibit about the Friendship Nine Civil Rights historical event in Rock Hill. “Jail, No Bail: How 30 Days Impacted the Civil Rights Movement” will open to the public on Sunday, December 12, 2021 at Kounter. SC H…

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Looking for that certain item for someone on your Christmas list, try The Book Nook at the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library.  The Book Nook is having a November/December Half Price Sale through the month of December.  The items are all half priced, includes hardcover, paperback, and aud…

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Coastal Carolina University has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, a national award given by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA), for its 2020 annual comprehensive financial report (ACFR).

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FLORENCE, S.C. —  Francis Marion University’s school of business is again offering its professional development course in executive management, and the deadline to apply is fast approaching.FMU’s Certificate in Executive Management class will start in January and provide participants the cha…

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HARTSVILLE, SC  - Coker University Professor Josh Webb will be leading a panel discussion at the Southeastern Theatre Conference Convention 2022 entitled "No More War Stories" that will explore how experienced professionals and educators can help guide and support students and early career t…

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A case study cowritten by colleagues at Coastal Carolina University recently earned the Best Practices in Student Retention Award during the 2021 National Symposium on Student Retention, which explores the latest evidence-based research on post-secondary retention and graduation. Receiving t…

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The ArtFields Makers Market is chock full of goods made by incredibly talented artists from across the Southeast. We’re beginning our call to makers for the historic tenth year of ArtFields. This open air market showcases everything from fine art to unique hand-crafted goods and objects, ins…

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A special library project at Francis Marion University will benefit students in early childhood education and young children alike.An Early Childhood Library will open at the Gail & Terry Richardson Center for the Child on FMU’s campus in February. Children enrolled at the center and the…

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FLORENCE, SC –   This Friday is shaping up to be a busy day in the City of Florence and we don’t want you to miss it! The following events are planned for Friday, December 3, 2021 and the public is encouraged to attend:

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The City of Darlington Planning Department wants your input as it writes the City’s Comprehensive Plan: Darlington 2035.

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Bennettsville, SC  - MPD Electric Cooperative is pleased to announce that Kullen Boling will be joining as Vice President of Rates and Contracts on January 3, 2022.

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 Florence, SC  - McLeod Hospice will celebrate the 36th Annual "A Light for Someone You Love" Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, December 2, at 5:45 p.m. The ceremony will be held at McLeod Regional Medical Center adjacent to the McLeod Center for Cancer Treatment and Research.

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The Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association holds its annual holiday contest to encourage people to shop in Darlington by giving them a chance to win one of three $100 cash prizes.

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FLORENCE, S.C.  – On Tuesday, November 16, 2021, Eastern Carolina Community Foundation’s giving circle, Women in Philanthropy (WIP), hosted a brief program at St. John’s Church to announce the 2021 grant recipients. This year’s grants totaled $47,000 and were awarded to ten nonprofits who we…

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FLORENCE — MUSC Health Florence Division is proud to announce that Wendy Davis, RN, ONC has been named one of 25 top orthopaedic nurses in the nation by the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON).

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DARLINGTON, S.C. – The Darlington County School District’s Teacher Forum announced this week the Teacher Feature winners for November. The program recognizes one teacher from each school to honor excellence in education.

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“Before Delta became the more predominant variant strain, we didn’t see many pregnant patients having severe symptoms,” says McLeod OB/GYN Dr. Eric Coughlin. “They typically had mild-to-moderate, cough/cold symptoms. Now that Delta is the predominant variance, we are seeing more of those pat…

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HARTSVILLE, SC - ABC's Good Morning Columbia recently honored Coker University Alumnus Darrell Daney ('16) as part of its Theatre Thursday feature. Daney is a dance teacher at W.G. Sanders Middle School in Columbia and was recently honored as the school's 2021 Teacher of the Year.The full se…

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HARTSVILLE, SC (November 16, 2021) - After defeating Mars Hill 2-1 in double overtime Sunday to win its first South Athletic Conference Tournament championship, the Coker Cobras men's soccer team will head to Florida for the 2021 Division II men's soccer championship.Coker is the 10 seed in …

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Fifty-eight Horry County Schools (HCS) teachers have been recognized by their peers as the Teacher of the Year for their respective schools and are now eligible to vie for the distinction of being named the HCS Teacher of the Year. From the school-level winners, the District’s Teacher of the…

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The busy holiday season approaches! Thanksgiving feast planning and Christmas shopping is getting closer to the top of our “to do” lists with exercise…well, maybe not the exercise.  But remember, staying active is important and does not have to last hours. A simple 15-to-20-minute workout ro…

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In a special meeting today, the Coastal Carolina University board of trustees approved a measure to end the University’s mask mandate on Dec. 13, 2021, including an immediate exemption for performing groups.

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DARLINGTON, S.C. -- The Darlington County Board of Education approved the district’s academic calendars for 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 at the November board meeting. The two calendars come after much discussion and feedback from parents, students, teachers, and other district employees.

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DARLINGTON, S.C. – Emily Storm, an eleventh-grade student at Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology, is the winner of the Darlington County School District’s (DCSD) 2021 Holiday Card Art Contest. Storm’s drawing, which features the mascots of all four district high schools buildin…

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Anderson Brothers Bank held a ribbon cutting at its Hoffmeyer Road location in Florence on Thursday, November 4th celebrating its membership in the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce.  This branch opened in November 2020, said Jamie Carsten, commercial loan officer and vice president at An…

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FLORENCE - MUSC Health Florence and Marion Medical Centers have earned a combined 10 South Carolina "Certified Zero Harm Awards" from the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA). These awards are in recognition of the outstanding performance for patient safety and prevention of hospital-a…

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HARTSVILLE, SC - The Wells Fargo Foundation recently provided Coker University and its partners a grant to continue work on the Pee Dee Idea Challenge.Through the Pee Dee Idea Challenge, area college students develop and pitch a new business idea to a panel of local business leaders for a ch…

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HARTSVILLE, SC  - At its November 9th meeting, the Hartsville City Council presented a proclamation of appreciation to Coker University sophomore Jerimil German for his heroic efforts saving the life of a woman when he was competing at a track and field meet for the Coker team. Hartsville Ma…

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Coastal Carolina University announced the latest scholarship winners of its Vax to the Max incentives program today. CCU has given out $80,000 in scholarships through the incentives program this semester.

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The entire Francis Marion University community extends its deepest condolences to the family of S.C. Sen. Hugh K. Leatherman Sr., who died Friday morning at the age of 90.

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 Nights of a Thousand Candles has been nominated in USA Today's 2021 10Best Readers' Choice travel awards! Their expert panel selected Nights of a Thousand Candles as a contender for Best Botanical Garden Holiday Lights, which just launched. The contest gives voters four weeks to vote for th…

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The Florence-Darlington County Commission for Technical Education holds a meeting, Tuesday afternoon, November 16, 2021 at 4:30 at Florence-Darlington Technical College’s Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology in class room 251.  Chairman Paul Seward will preside.  The Commis…

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Horry County Schools and Conway Medical Center will host four vaccination sites. These opportunities are completely voluntary and are open to students, staff, and community members. No appointments are required. Students must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. The first vaccination opportu…