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Fire guts two Chesterfield businesses

A text message from an employee alerted Ken Long that a fire threatened his drugstore in Chesterfield. The building next door, the Pink Door boutique, was on fire, but it "should be under control soon," read the text. Long saw the text at 6:50 p.m. Tuesday, about an hour after a Chesterfield dispat

PAGELANDPROGRESSIVE.COM - 2017-11-22 22:22:00

Man found dead in North Carolina prison cell

Public Safety Department spokeswoman Pam Walker said in a news release that Terry Poole was found unresponsive in his cell about 6:20 p.m. Tuesday at the Lanesboro Correctional Institution in Anson County. Walker said Poole was serving a 24-year sentence for second-degree murder from Lee County. Wal

WSOC-TV - 2017-11-22 15:04:56

Murderer convicted in Lee County commits suicide

An inmate who was sentenced in Lee County to 24 years in prison for second-degree murder died Tuesday after an apparent suicide, according to a release from the N.C. Department of Public Safety. Terry J. Poole, 36, was found, unresponsive, in his cell at Lanesboro Correctional Institution in Polkton

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-11-22 02:50:13

Voters' group getting head start on redistricting

HARTSVILLE, S.C. - Voters should choose their representatives, not the other way around, according to a voter education group. This seems to be the rallying cry of the League of Women's Voters of South Carolina, whose local members held an information meeting recently at the Hartsville Memorial Libr

SCNOW - 2017-11-22 20:01:00

Bennettsville Churches serve Thanksgiving meal to community early

BENNETTSVILLE, SC (WBTW) - Four churches in Bennettsville united Tuesday night to bring Thanksgiving dinner a few days early to community members. The Sword of Truth Church, Community of Grace Church, Thomas Memorial Baptist Church, and Victory World Outreach Center made and donated food to hand out

WBTW.COM - 2017-11-22 04:34:19

Help families in need this holiday season

HARTSVILLE, S.C. - "All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth..." As the timeless Christmas song reminds us, Christmas wishes for our less fortunate can be things many of us take for granted. To give a helping hand to those in need this holiday season, several agencies and organizations have co


3 Bennettsville men wanted for shooting in Scotland County

GIBSON, NC (WBTW) - Three Marlboro County men are wanted for attempted murder after a shooting in the Gibson area of Scotland County Thursday morning. According to Captain Earl Haywood with the Scotland County Sheriff's Office, investigators are searching for Shhedrick McLean, 35, Jamal Easterling,


Ugandan Kids Choir coming to Wesley UMC in Hartsville on Dec. 3

HARTSVILLE, S.C. - The Ugandan Kids Choir, a group of 10 Ugandan children, will perform at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 3 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 145 E. College Ave. in Hartsville. All 10 children have been given hope through Childcare Worldwide's Sponsorship Program, and they spread that hope to au

SCNOW - 2017-11-22 12:00:00

Three People Arrested for Robbery

It happened at the Days inn hotel on Highway 40. Police say Anastasia Dorman lured a man to her hotel room under the pretense of having sex. Instead, she had planned with two men, Cameron Barnes and timothy Setty, to rob the victim. Police say the two men beat the victim with a gun and stole hi

WCJB - 2017-11-22 02:32:00

Gainesville Holiday Shopping Weekend Preview

Thanksgiving weekend is a prime time to score major deals at just about any store. The Best Buy on Archer Road has been preparing for the Black Friday deals for weeks. Among the door buster deals, consumers can expect up to three hundred dollars off of certain Samsung smartphones. Best Buy will op

WCJB - 2017-11-23 02:47:00

Families still displaced after apartment balcony collapsed

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Multiple families are still displaced after a balcony collapsed at a Holly Heights apartment building in Southwest Gainesville, injuring the people standing on it. Those people have chosen to take legal action against the property owner. Quinnetta Quinn is not spending th

WCJB - 2017-11-23 01:58:00

FEMA and Small Business Relief Deadline Approaches

The Small Business Administration has given out more than 18,000 loans since hurricane Irma. The deadline for home owners, business owners, and renters to apply for loans is this Friday, November 24th. The same relief deadline applies for FEMA services as well. For a list of the closest disaster r

WCJB - 2017-11-23 07:42:00

Neighbors catch burglary suspect, hold him until deputies arrive

When a neighbor in Southeast Gainesville told Bobby Field someone burglarized their house, he had no idea he'd be one of the ones to catch the suspect. "At the same time he was telling me this on the phone, I happened to see a person matching that description," said Neighbor Bobby Field. "I hung up

WCJB - 2017-11-23 07:42:00

Police Found Guns and Drugs in Convicted Felon's Hotel Room

police say a bystander saw Kenneth Cooks junior and Thomas Barnes.. With guns at the royal inn hotel. Police got a warrant and found almost 400 grams of bath salts or spice, A rifle, handgun and over thirty rounds of ammo. Now there are questions about the real identity of Thomas Barnes. "there's

WCJB - 2017-11-23 02:13:00

NCFL woman pays it forward

Last year, a Williston woman was helped when she was in need, and this year, she's paying it forward. And now, her charity is spreading beyond its original scope. Earlier this week, Melissa Barclay took to Facebook asking if anyone knew of a family that needed a Thanksgiving dinner. Another woman, M

WCJB - 2017-11-23 07:59:00

Deputies arrest man for inappropriate behavior

Alachua County deputies arrest a man for inappropriate behavior with an underage girl. Deputies say 72 year old, Alic Davus, delivers eggs to the girl's family and is known as "The Egg Man." According to deputies, Davis went to the home when the girl was alone and inappropriately touched himself in

WCJB - 2017-11-23 07:48:00

Construction turns up century-old cemetery near Hastings

Sandra and Jim Herkenratt looked forward to having neighbors. For 38 years, the couple's home in Nininger township faced only an expansive farm field with no other nearby homes. When a Hastings family broke ground on a new home across the road, the Herkenratts welcomed the prospect of living closer

REPUBLICAN-EAGLE - 2017-11-23 01:40:00

Hastings day care center settles with state following several violations

It was something that Melissa Kirchhof had read about in the news, but she never thought it would happen to her family. Her 6-year-old son was injured at the Hillside Learning Center in Hastings when his teacher bit him. "When you put your kids into day care, you expect them to be cared for," Kirchh

REPUBLICAN-EAGLE - 2017-11-22 14:00:00

Jack Caturia selected as November Hastings Rotary Student of the Month

Jack Caturia has been named the Hastings Rotary Student of the Month for November 2017. Caturia was recognized at the Nov. 9 Hastings Rotary Club breakfast meeting at the Green Mill. Caturia has a 3.92 GPA and takes many AP classes. He is captain of the alpine ski team and is involved with football,

HASTINGS STAR GAZETTE - 2017-11-22 14:46:00

UWH packs 800 bags for Food4Kids during 'Acts of Kindness Week' in Hastings

About 800 Food4Kids weekend food bags for students were packed over the weekend as part of the United Way of Hastings Acts of Kindness Week. "It all started from just the thought of how can you be kind this week," said Mari Mellick, executive director of United Way of Hastings. With so much negativi

HASTINGS STAR GAZETTE - 2017-11-21 14:46:00