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Three enter special election for Carolina Forest's S.C. representative

Three candidates have filed to fill the General Assembly seat left open by former S.C. Rep. Mike Ryhal, R-Horry, who resigned this year. Ryhal said in his resignation letter in August that he was leaving due to family issues. He had served since 2014. Tim McGinnis, Adam Miller and Dwyer Scott will f

MYRTLEBEACHONLINE.COM - 2017-09-19 23:57:00

Seven area students are named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

FLORENCE, S.C. - Seven area high school students have been named National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists. A semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay and earn SAT scores that confirm th

SCNOW - 2017-09-20 09:30:00

Mullins' 35th annual Golden Leaf Festival begins Friday

MULLINS, S.C. - Plenty of activities will be featured this weekend at the 35th annual Mullins Golden Leaf Festival. The fun begins Friday with the start of the Golden Leaf Festival BBQ Cook-off. Mayor William "Bo" McMillan said he looks forward to the third year of the event, offering $12,500 in pri

SCNOW - 2017-09-20 23:00:00

Marion-Mullins Rotary Club receives donation from Shake It Up Marion

Buy Now Debra Buffkin and Karen Coleman, organizers of Shake It Up Marion County, present a check for $5,561 to the Marion-Mullins Rotary Club on Sept. 7.NAEEM MCFADDEN/MARION STAR & MULLINS ENTERPRISE MULLINS, S.C. - The Marion-Mullins Rotary Club recently merged the two city service organizations

SCNOW - 2017-09-20 09:00:00

FMU to hold alumni baseball weekend Oct. 7-8

FLORENCE, S.C. - The Francis Marion University baseball program will hold its 17th-annual "Baseball Alumni Weekend" with activities on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7-8, 2017. The "Old Timers" will take part in a golf tournament on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Country Club of South Carolina, beginning at no

SCNOW - 2017-09-20 22:14:00

Marion county residents show off their dance moves for Shake It Up charity effort

MARION, S.C. - Ten couples from the Marion County area slid into their dancing shoes for charity with the help of the Emmalyn Davis School Dance to put on a show last month at Woodhaven restaurant. Debra Buffkin and Karen Coleman of Southern Style Promotions organized the second annual Shake It Up M

SCNOW - 2017-09-20 10:15:00

SC School Board Association holds regional meeting in Marion

MARION, S.C. - The Marion County School District played host to the South Carolina School Board Association's regional meeting two weeks ago at Marion High School. Marion County Board Chairwoman Cynthia Legette welcomed the gathering of 40 school board members from around the Pee Dee Region. The ass

SCNOW - 2017-09-20 10:00:00

Need to know for Thursday, Sept. 21

1. Author talk: Daniel Wallace, author of six novels including "Big Fish,'' is the featured writer-in-residence today at the Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities. Wallace will read from his work; a light reception and book signing will follow. The meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. in the great room

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-21 09:31:00

Gov. Cooper visits Lumberton residents hit by Hurricane Matthew

LUMBERTON - Almost a year after Hurricane Matthew hit the southeastern part of the state, Gov. Roy Cooper visited an apartment complex in Lumberton to check on elderly and disable residents, many of whom were forced into motels for the past year. "We know that help can never come soon enough," Coope

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-21 23:26:41

Laurinburg lumber company expansion will add 46 jobs

LAURINBURG - Edwards Wood Products, a Marshville-based company, will open a new sawmill creating 46 jobs in Scotland County. The state commerce department made the announcement in a news release Tuesday afternoon. The jobs will average $42,391, about $8,000 higher than the average Scotland County wa

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-19 17:32:51

12 suspects indicted on federal charges of trafficking heroin, cocaine and crack

Twelve suspects have been indicted on federal charges of trafficking heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine in a Florence federal courtroom Thursday, according to a release from U.S. Attorney Beth Drake. Glenn Quanta Pernell, 39, of Mullins, Donald Lee Robinson, 51, of Mullins, Antonio Debor Gowans, 42,

MYRTLEBEACHONLINE.COM - 2017-09-22 00:34:00

May seeks to unite divided Cabinet before big Brexit speech

LONDON (AP) - Prime Minister Theresa May tried to unite her fractious Cabinet behind her plan to reboot faltering Brexit negotiations Thursday, as a senior European Union official suggested British hopes of moving the divorce talks on to a new phase next month might be dashed. May gathered ministers

SCNOW - 2017-09-21 11:34:26

MIZ McKAY: When Steve died

One night last September, around 10:30 p.m., all of my children - Maggie; her husband, Glenn; Edward; Michael and his wife, Sonya; and Wayne - came to see me. I thought, "What in the world!?" They visited a little while, and my daughter Maggie said, "Mama, we got some bad news. Steve died." Steve wa

SCNOW - 2017-09-19 22:47:00

FCSO Traffic Safety Unit reports August statistics

FLORENCE, S.C. -- The Florence County Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Unit conducted enforcement operations throughout Florence County during the month of August 2017. The unit's statistics for the month of August 2017 are as follows: Traffic Violations DUI: 19 Seatbelt: 100 Child Restraint Violatio

SCNOW - 2017-09-19 15:47:00

CITIZEN COLUMNIST: Educate not erase

Much has been written in recent months concerning removal of Confederate statues, flags and renaming of places that might offend some person or group. All must beware; this is a very slippery slope. I fully understand this is a very emotional issue, and there are two sides to every story. I grew up

SCNOW - 2017-09-19 22:52:00

South Carolina woman guilty of lying about marriage

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina woman has pleaded guilty to lying to federal officials about a previous marriage. U.S. Attorney Beth Drake said in a news release that 41-year-old Herav Hizmi of Surfside Beach lied about a previous marriage to an Israeli citizen. Hizmi faces up to five years i

SCNOW - 2017-09-19 16:26:14

Annual homecoming planned at Good Hope Baptist

"What man is a man who does not make the world better?" That is a quote from the movie Kingdom of Heaven, a few words that came to my mind after hearing about the death of the Rev. Henry Yarborough. He was 95, had pastored churches in both Carolinas and served as chaplain at the Bethea Baptist Home

MYRTLEBEACHONLINE.COM - 2017-09-21 12:00:00

Florence volunteers gear up for United Way's 25th annual 'Day of Caring'

FLORENCE, S.C.- You may see dozens of volunteers out and about Friday, taking part in various projects that show how much businesses in Florence treasure their community. The United Way is holding its 25th annual Day of Caring in Florence, where hundreds of volunteers help organizations with clean-u

SCNOW - 2017-09-21 17:52:00

Florence TEDx event inspires the audacity to dream

FLORENCE, S.C. - Speakers and performers spread their dreams for the community at Florence's first TEDx event on Thursday at the Florence Little Theatre. Each talk and performance kept with the event's theme, "The Audacity to Dream." Tonita Perry, event organizer, said daring to dream is the springb

SCNOW - 2017-09-21 22:40:00

'Nutcracker 2017' auditions in Florence announced

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Auditions for "Nutcracker 2017" will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the School of Dance Arts in Florence. The school is located at 1001 S. Cashua Dr. South Carolina Ballet, an enterprise of Columbia City Ballet, announced the auditions. The fee is $20. Auditions will be split into thre

SCNOW - 2017-09-21 14:32:00