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Florence police asking for help identifying person in counterfeit money case
FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) - According to a press release from the Florence Police Department, investigators need the public's help to identify a person concerning a counterfeit money case.
Sheriff tells Florence County Council he is 'kind of like the scapegoat'
FLORENCE, S.C. – At Thursday's meeting of the Florence County Council, Sheriff Kenney Boone addressed the accusations that have been made against him. Boone, who has been Florence’s sheriff since his 2004 election, asked for and received permission to address the council after the council considered
Florence County Progress Holiday Networking party
Sights from Florence County Progress's Holiday Networking event Thursday evening at Seminar Brewing. Business reporter and Sports Photographer. Francis Marion University graduate. John 14:6.
Deadline to apply for Florence FEMA aid today
Thursday is the last day for North Carolina home and business owners to register for federal help in fixing properties damaged this fall in Hurricane Florence. The deadline to apply for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is midnight, Dec. 13.
Florence County councilman joins plea for blood donations
FLORENCE, S.C. – Florence County Councilman James Schofield asked for the community’s help Thursday morning. Schofield spoke after the American Red Cross Eastern South Carolina Chapter executive director Amy Brauner and Florence City Councilman Glynn Willis addressed the council about the Florence C
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Setting the record straight about the Florence Center
Recently I have been made aware of much “talk” on social media regarding the Florence Center, most of which is negative not only toward the Florence Center but also toward the county and its support of the center.
Florence church to host concert, gather gifts for children
FLORENCE, S.C. – One local church is seeking to make it a Christmas to remember. The Impact Church of the Nazarene will host a concert at 5 p.m. Saturday, pastor Michael McCants said. Performing will be Hope McCants, Shala Dickens-Anderson, Tray Rosenberg, and some school acts.
Tyler Perry video played in program at Florence Career Center
FLORENCE, S.C. – The Future Entrepreneurs Scholars Foundation helped Tyler Perry to provide advice to students at the Florence Career Center on Wednesday morning. Walter Finnigan, executive director of the John Maxwell Team, spoke to students from the entrepreneurship class of Francis Daniels-Richar
DuPont Retirees Club presents checks to four charities in Florence
FLORENCE, S.C. — Through hurricanes, torrential downpours, sleet and snow, the Florence DuPont Retirees Club has never missed a meeting in 36 years. The club gathered Wednesday morning for its 8th annual check presentation and gave $700 each to four local charities: Lighthouse Ministries, Harvest Ho
Faces light up as Santa arrives at center in Florence
FLORENCE, S.C. — Santa came early to the residents at Florence County Disabilities and Special Needs, and he came not in a sleigh but on a Florence fire engine with a Florence police escort.
"It's disheartening" Florence organization upset with city officials
FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) - Members of the organization 'Tie One On Florence' are upset after the City of Florence said it can no longer hang clothes from trees. The organization collects donated clothing items for the homeless, and places those items around the downtown area for people in need.
Florence City Council approves annexation of Oakdale area
Florence County, S.C. (WPDE) — The Florence City Council voted Monday to go ahead with an annexation of the Oakdale area of Florence County. The council voted 6-0 in favor of the plan, which would zone five properties in the area near Lake Oakdale.
Songs pour out as students present Christmas program at Florence school
FLORENCE, S.C. – Savannah Grove Elementary School students celebrated Christmas through music during their annual Christmas program. During the Tuesday evening performance, kindergarten, chorus, band and string ensemble students performed songs ranging from classic Christmas carols to newer tunes.
Residents urged to get Florence debris out for pickup
LUMBERTON — The county wants residents to get debris caused by Hurricane Florence off their property and ready for pickup as soon as possible. A contractor for North Carolina Department of Transportation has been in Robeson County since Dec. 3 collecting hurricane-related debris and will continue to
Santa has appointments in Florence
FLORENCE, S.C. – Santa will appear Thursday and Friday at the Florence City Center as part of a “Hearts for the Homeless” effort to help homeless children during the holiday season.
Coroner: One killed in Florence County house fire
FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – One person was killed in a house fire Tuesday morning on Willow Creek Road in the Effingham community, according to Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken.
Woman still seeking answers as to why police shot and killed her father
Florence, S.C. (WPDE) — The daughter of 68-year-old Jethro Benjamin, who was shot and killed by a Florence police officer back in July, said four months later she still is seeking answers into the shooting.
Florence police say shooting near McLeod Hospital was a murder, suicide
FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) - Florence police are conducting a homicide investigation after two people died following a shooting on Monday. Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken said two people died after the shooting at McLeod Medical Plaza across the street from McLeod Hospital in Florence.
County presents resolution honoring Florence police officers
FLORENCE, S.C. – Florence Mayor Pro Tempore Frank J. “Buddy” Brand and Police Chief Allen Heidler were moved to hug members of the Florence County Council on Monday afternoon.
NC WFO WILMINGTON Warnings, Watches, and Advisories
WFO WILMINGTON Warnings, Watches and Advisories for Wednesday, December 12, 2018. ...The Flood Warning has been extended for the following rivers... Cape Fear At William O Huske Lock And Dam 3 affecting Bladen County NC.