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Abbeville man faces drug charge

Demarcus Rashad Henderson, 26, of 107 Rosenburg St., Abbeville was arrested Wednesday and charged with distribution of methadone hydrochloride and no S.C. driver's license. On Wednesday, Greenwood County Drug Enforcement Unit agents searched a Grier Street residence, finding five people inside, acco

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2017-11-16 15:16:00

Abbeville kicking off Christmas festivities this weekend

The annual tree-lighting ceremony on Abbeville's historic square - the holiday season's official kickoff in Abbeville - is scheduled for 6 p.m. today and the lighting of Caboose No. 5759 will follow at 6:30 p.m. behind the McGowan-Barksdale-Bundy House. Business owners and residents in traditional V

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2017-11-17 08:00:00

Second Abbeville County CPST ballot will likely not include bond

As Donna Ray read over the ballot for the Abbeville County capital projects sales tax last year, she thought most of the ventures on the list seemed worthwhile. A countywide animal shelter, increased fire protection, waterline expansions - the list of 21 projects seemed to include endeavors that wou

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2017-11-17 08:00:00

Vultures unaffected by Abbeville's efforts

ABBEVILLE - An impasse has been reached in Abbeville's ongoing war on nuisance vultures within city limits. The city began using an air cannon - a propane-powered tube that emits a loud boom - in September, but the birds have become immune to the sound. "In the past few days, someone actually fired


Police investigating Ware Shoals armed robbery

Ware Shoals police are investigating after two masked men armed with guns robbed a convenience store Wednesday night, according to Ware Shoals Police Chief Terry Carpenter. At about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, two men brandishing handguns while wearing masks and gloves went into the Corner Store at 717 N.

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2017-11-16 15:02:00

Civil Air Patrol drill to take place Saturday

The South Carolina Civil Air Patrol will perform a search and rescue drill Saturday at the Greenwood Airport. A training activity sponsored by the patrol's Greenwood squadron, includes units from the Upstate and Midlands area. The event begins at 8 a.m. Officials say the public should be aware of in

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2017-11-17 08:00:00

Greenwood host for unveiling of state rural health plan

Included in the first South Carolina Rural Health Action Plan are 15 recommendations for change based on more than a year of research using complex modeling. But the impetus for developing the roadmap for change was, in the words of a top state official, quite simple. "To put it bluntly, if you live

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2017-11-17 08:00:00

Choirs fill Greenwood Mall with Christmas spirit

Holiday spirit was in full swing Thursday at Greenwood Mall as choirs from schools from across the Lakelands filled center court with music. The three groups that sang Thursday - the Mathews Bulldog Chorus, the Lakeview Honors Chorus and the Greenwood High School Show Choir - are participating in Th

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2017-11-17 08:00:00

Dental clinic now open to uninsured

A local nonprofit is celebrating the opening of an oral healthcare facility for uninsured residents, an operation made possible through generous donations and substantial grants. The Caring Community Clinic housed in the Morgan Building at 1 DeWitt St. in Jacksonville is a clinic whose mission is to

JDNEWS.COM - 2017-11-16 21:13:44

Woman accused of shooting husband

Authorities say an argument between a Jacksonville couple ended with a husband hospitalized with gunshot wounds and a wife in jail. Onslow County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to a residence on Woodleaf Place in Jacksonville at 3:41 a.m. on Nov. 11, according to Col. Donnie Worrell. Worrell

JDNEWS.COM - 2017-11-16 22:11:37

Jacksonville Winterfest planned for Dec. 1-3

JACKSONVILLE, NC (WITN) - Jacksonville's 4th annual Winterfest is scheduled for the first weekend of December. Free family-friendly activities and events will take over Riverwalk Crossing Park from Dec. 1-3. Jacksonville Winterfest is a winter wonderland featuring snow, ice skating, sledding, rei

WITN - 2017-11-17 16:06:00

Jacksonville businesswoman pleads guilty to felony tax charges

(Photo: MGN) JACKSONVILLE, Onslow County - A Jacksonville businesswoman pleaded guilty in Wake County Superior Court to felony tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue this week. Evelyn V. Edwards, 63, of Jacksonville pleaded guilty to five counts of Embezzlement of State Proper


FRF: JPD officer follows family tradition of law enforcement

Editor's Note: The First Responders Friday series is a weekly feature focusing on the men and women in law enforcement, emergency services and fire services who serve in our community every day. Name: James Lawrence Smallwood III Age: 51 Years served total: 15 years as a law enforcement officer, all

JDNEWS.COM - 2017-11-17 07:01:00

Nonprofit opens free dental clinic

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Nonprofit Onslow Community Outreach is doing their part to help people who cannot afford dental care by officially opening the Caring Community Dental Clinic in Jacksonville Thursday. The goal of the clinic is to serve those who need dental care but are under-insured or n

WITN - 2017-11-17 07:21:00

NewsChannel 12, Food Bank team up again for annual drive

The holidays are approaching and so is our annual food drive. In association with the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, NewsChannel 12 will once again host the "Share Your Christmas Food Drive." It's five events around our area during the week of Dec. 4 that will be used to help collect

WCTI12.COM - 2017-11-17 06:28:36

9 fun things to do this weekend

1. Catch the parade The 2017 Christmas Holiday Parade will take place on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9:45 a.m. until noon. The Jacksonville Police Department will close Western Boulevard at Coastal Carolina Community College at 9 a.m. Following the conclusion of the parade, the streets will be reopened

JDNEWS.COM - 2017-11-17 07:01:00

Ten indicted for laced drugs in Buffalo, Dunkirk

BUFFALO - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman Thursday announced the takedown of a 10-person drug trafficking ring that allegedly trafficked narcotics - including heroin and faux oxycodone pills which contained fentanyl - from California to Western New York. The 59-count indictment against nine B

OBSERVER TODAY - 2017-11-16 08:00:00

Dunkirk lands state funds for after-school programs

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $2.5 million in Empire State After-School Program funding has been awarded to four high-need school districts in Western New York, one of which is Dunkirk. The Dunkirk City school District was awarded $454,400 to serve 284 children. Schools and Community Partners

OBSERVER TODAY - 2017-11-16 08:00:00

Laurel, parents create lasting legacy

OBSERVER Photo Laurel Hotelling with participant Rose Carr from the 2016 Laurel Run event. Editor's note: Laurel Hotelling died on Monday, but her life, legacy and spirit will live on forever. A memorial service will be held at 10 this morning at the First United Presbyterian Church, 35 Park Place,

OBSERVER TODAY - 2017-11-17 08:00:00

After-school programs in four local districts get $2.5 million boost from state

The doors at Hamlin Park Academy are open more than ever. Kids will stay until nearly 6 p.m. weekdays to participate in any number of after-school activities, from basketball to STEM programs to arts and crafts. And now, there's more funding to expand such after-school programming, not only at Hamli

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-11-16 21:01:08