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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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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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House of Hope Courtney McGinnis Graham Community Shelter 2020 Year-End Review 941 unique individuals were served during 2020.  Of that number, 12 were veterans.  That translated into 5,617 nights of lodging and 18,300 meals served.  Additionally, we processed 1,900 loads of laundry for our g…

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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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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Beginning today, all nursing homes and assisted living facilities in South Carolina are required to offer outdoor and/or indoor visitation, with few exceptions, based on new guidelines released by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). Thes…

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Until early in the 21st Century, one in three women were dying of heart disease. They went to the doctor later, were sicker and were more likely to die than men.

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Endometriosis – when the lining of the uterus grows elsewhere in the pelvis – can be painful, even dangerous, if left untreated. McLeod Gynecologist Dr. J. Michael Davidson describes a robot-assisted surgical approach to treating endometriosis. Click here to see the interview with Dr. J. Mic…

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In honor of Women in History Month, the Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library turns the spotlight on another community profile: Nicole Echols, Executive Director for Harvest Hope Food Bank of the Pee Dee, interviewed by Information Services Manager, Deborah Bartell. This virtual program i…

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We at NCRP sit with heavy hearts over the continued anti-Asian violence that has been going on across the nation during the last year, including this week’s shootings of Tan Xiajie, Julie Park, Feng Daoyou, Park Hyeon Jeong, Delaina Ashley Yaun and Paul Andre Michaels in Atlanta. We acknowle…

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“If I speak in the tongues of men or angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all…

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Once a cesarean section, always a cesarean section. That was the standard thinking for pregnant women years ago, but that standard has changed.

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Tune in as Morris College formally recognizes students for outstanding academic achievement from the preceding semester. Dr. Henry Darby will be the guest speaker. There will be approximately 100 students and given the current COVID-19 pandemic, only the speaker, platform participants, and h…

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On Saturday, March 27th, the City of Hartsville will host the Community Easter Eggstravaganza in four city parks. This will be a self-guided, at your own pace Egg Hunt that will kick off from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Pride Park, Lawton Park, Burry Park, and Byerly Park.This free event will featur…

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Although hip replacement surgery with the incision from the front has been around for a while, this so-called anterior approach has become increasingly popular. McLeod Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Christopher Walsh explains two basic approaches to hip joint replacement and a main advantage of the …

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is updating K–12 school guidance to reflect the latest science on physical distance between students in classrooms.  CDC now recommends that, with universal masking, students should maintain a distance of at least 3 feet in classroom setti…

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It is important to keep your refrigerator, range, and oven clean. Regular cleaning of the refrigerator cuts down on spoiled food odors. Defrosting the freezer section as needed gives you more space for storage and cuts down the electric bills. The refrigerator should be cleaned on a monthly …

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Welcome to ArtFields 2021! After a year without the event, we are even more excited to welcome everyone to Lake City. With our great fortune to be able to host this event comes great responsibility to keep our community and visitors safe. In addition to the in-person event, we will continue …