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2 charged, accused of smuggling marijuana to inmate at Evans Correctional Institution
BENNETTSVILLE, SC (WBTW) – Two people have been charged and are accused of smuggling marijuana to an inmate at Evans Correctional Institution in Bennettsville, according a press release from the South Carolina Department of Corrections.
Mother charged with trying to kill her 1-year-old son pleads to lesser charge
CHARLOTTE — In a surprise twist on Wednesday, a Laurinburg mother who was accused in 2017 of trying to murder her 1-year-old hospitalized son pleaded to the lesser charge of misdemeanor child abuse and will not spend any additional time in jail.
Deputies arrest man accused of stealing ATM machines in the Pee Dee
MARLBORO COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A man is facing charges in connection to two convenience store burglaries in Bennettsville, according to a news release from the Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office.
South Carolina advances tax break bills that could lure Carolina Panthers into moving
COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Carolina Panthers have not yet committed to moving to South Carolina, but the state is already moving forward with legislation to clear the way for the move.
North Carolina high school student hit, killed while crossing the street
CLAYTON, N.C. — An 18-year-old Clayton High School student died after being hit by a car on Lombard Street, WTVD reports. Clayton Police Department said Gustavo Alexis Armenta Valadez, who lived just feet away from where the crash happened, was hit while he crossed the street around 7 a.m. Thursday.
State Police assist drivers hit by storm
ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. (WDBJ7) -- Virginia State Police have been busy on Thursday assisting dozens of motorists who unexpectedly got caught in a winter storm that's rapidly dumped several inches of snow and ice across the Rockingham and Greene County area.
Enviva to hold second job fair in April
ROCKINGHAM — Enviva Biomass will host a second job fair before their June opening after the first resulted in 25 hires. The job fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 2 at the Cole Auditorium. The company told the Daily Journal prior to the first job fair in February that they would have at
Poll shows South Carolina overwhelmingly supports closing 'Charleston loophole'
Shattering the assumption that America's gun control debate is doomed to political deadlock, a new poll has found an overwhelming majority of South Carolinians — both Republicans and Democrats — support legislation that would require background checks for gun purchases, even if it takes longer than
South Carolina peaches suffer minimal damage from freeze
During the winter, fruit trees can withstand very cold temperatures. As fruit trees develop in the spring and buds start to swell, they lose the ability to withstand cold winter temperatures.
Faith Leaders Endorse South Carolina Medical Marijuana Bill
South Carolina faith leaders voiced their support Wednesday for legalizing medical marijuana, saying it is a necessary step toward improving the quality of life for seriously ill people.
Saint Luke UMC constructs barbecue pit, prepares for annual barbecue sale
LAURINBURG — In preparation for its annual barbecue sale in April, Saint Luke United Methodist Church is working on a special project. According to Rev. Billy Olsen, pastor of Saint Luke UMC, since barbecue chicken is the most popular item, a huge new barbecue pit will serve to meet the high demand.
Students sent to hospital for evaluation following school bus crash
SCOTLAND COUNTY, NC (WMBF) – A Scotland County school bus was involved in a crash Wednesday morning in the Laurinburg area. According to a post on the Scotland County School’s Facebook page, Carver Middle School bus No. 285 was involved in the collision on Hwy. 401 South at Montclair Drive. Nine stu
One dead, others hospitalized after 3 vehicle crash on Hwy 501, lanes reopened
CONWAY AREA, SC (WBTW) – One person is dead and at least three others were taken to the hospital after a three vehicle crash on Highway 501 in the Conway area on Wednesday night.
VIDEO: South Carolina school bus bursts into flames
Fire engulfed a school bus carrying children on a field trip in Blythewood, S.C. Tuesday just after the students evacuated. Officials say mechanical issues forced the bus to pull over before the blaze began. No one was hurt.
Dozens of drivers stuck on a snow-covered Rt. 33 at Swift Run Gap
ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) — Wintry weather conditions have shut down Route 33 at the Rockingham/Greene county line on Swift Run Gap. As of 3:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon, VDOT listed Route 33 (Spotswood Trail) closed from the county line to Goose Pond Rd (Rt. 625) due to ice and snow, which left d
Habitat seeks volunteers for home repairs
Gavin Stone | Daily Journal Tony Laird, construction supervisor, and Carla Liles set a piece of plywood as part of the sub-flooring system of the home to be built for Nikki and Ellis Pittman for Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build in September. Habitat will now try to build a group of volunteers to t
ReStore truck gets new design, promotes services
ROCKINGHAM — The Habitat For Humanity ReStore has emblazoned its relatively new delivery truck with a decal that will promote the store as it completes deliveries. The decal, applied last month, was designed by Jeremy White of Southern Pines-based J Signs and Graphics. Neil Robinette, CEO of Tri-Cit
Hill talks baseball at Optimist Club
LAURINBURG — Chad Hill, head coach of the Scotland High School baseball team, told members of the Optimist Club on Thursday he was a little apprehensive last year when he put his name on the dotted line to coach in the Optimist youth baseball program.
Two local basketball coaches step down
LUMBERTON — Two local basketball coaches resigned Wednesday as Lumberton boys basketball coach Matt Hill and Drew Richard, the associate head coach at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, both stepped down from their posts.
Golf tournament Saturday benefits Hartsville High athletics
HARTSVILLE, S.C. -- Former Hartsville High School golfer Haydon Norwood, who now golfs for Coker College, helped organize a Saturday golf tournament at Hartsville Country Club, which will benefit Hartsville High athletics.