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No danger of Hartsville dam overtopping, Sonoco officials say

"Contrary to some earlier reports, the Sonoco dam on Black Creek in Hartsville never overtopped the embankment during the unprecedented flooding caused by Hurricane Florence," states the release. Water flows from the dam are back to "near normal operating ranges," but the creek remains "out of its b

WBTW.COM - 2018-09-19 17:27:38

'I fell into this and fell in love': Jeffords returns as new children’s librarian at Hartsville Memorial Library

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Kristi Jeffords has returned to the Hartsville Memorial Library as the new children’s librarian. She comes from the Society Hill branch of the Darlington County Library System, where she was the children’s librarian.

SCNOW - 2018-09-19 08:30:00

Lake Robinson, Sonoco dams releasing water

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – While post-Hurricane Florence cleanup began Monday morning, those who keep a watchful eye on the river and lake systems in the Pee Dee are still hard at work.

SCNOW - 2018-09-18 00:48:00

Evacuation Hartsville: Residents being relocated

A staging area at Emmanuel Baptist Church has been set up with local EMS, the National Guard, Lee County Fire Department and the Red Neck Navy from Louisiana, some of whom are scouring the back roads looking for those who either need to evacuate.

SCNOW - 2018-09-18 13:07:00

Hartsville warns of wastewater backup in wake of Hurricane Florence

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – As a part of the aftermath of the heavy rains associated with Hurricane Florence, the water systems in the city have reached a critical point and residents may begin to see wastewater coming up through the man holes and into some streets around the city.


Overflowing Pee Dee River in Cheraw finally crested; residents hoping worst has passed

CHERAW, SC (WBTV) - The National Guard is in Cheraw ready to do high water rescues. But, emergency workers say the good news is the guardsmen have not been needed so far Tuesday.Fire officials say according to the National Weather Service, the Pee Dee River crested around 46.6 feet. By mid-afternoon

WBTV - 2018-09-18 20:58:00

Sonoco Operations Dented by Hurricane Florence, Costs to Rise

Sonoco Products Company(SON-Free Report) announced that it will shut down its paper-mill operations in Hartsville, SC, temporarily due to unprecedented flooding resulting from Hurricane Florence. The hurricane, which weakened to a tropical storm, caused heavy rainfall in South Carolina on Sep 16 and

ZACKS.COM - 2018-09-19 00:00:00

Flooding isn’t the only threat posed by the Waccamaw River. What’s in the water?

The Waccamaw basin covers 765 square miles in Horry and Georgetown counties, and Santee Cooper is already struggling to keep the river away from200,000 tons of coal ashat a former power plant site in Conway. Coal ash holds metals that, in high doses, can be toxic to people and wildlife.

MYRTLEBEACHONLINE.COM - 2018-09-19 14:09:00

Sonoco’s Hartsville Paper Operations Temporarily Shut Following Hurricane Florence Flooding - ForexTV

HARTSVILLE, S.C., Sept. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Due to unprecedented flooding from Hurricane Florence, Sonoco’s paper mill operations in Hartsville, S.C., have been shut down temporarily. Certain operations remain flooded and have experienced damage which could require those operations to be dow

FOREXTV.COM - 2018-09-18 20:30:00

Sonoco: "embankment overtopping" of Hartsville dam, flooding in Darlington County expected

HARTSVILLE, SC (WBTW) - An "embankment overtopping" of Sonoco's Hartsville dam and significant flooding in Darlington County are expected, Sonoco says.

WBTW.COM - 2018-09-18 01:03:07

Flood waters in Darlington have neighbors evacuating

McCrane said in 2015, flood waters cost her daughter nearly $19,000 in damage. She only received $1,000 from FEMA.

WACH.COM - 2018-09-18 20:26:36

Florence County officials: Residents along Lynches River should prepare to evacuate

Lynches River flood stage is 14 feet. At 15 feet five inches floodwaters on Lynches River will affect portions of North Old Georgetown, Roundtree and Ben Gause Roads near Effingham and New Hope. The roads will be impassable in places. Locations downstream such as Half Moon Landing, and the Neck shou

SCNOW - 2018-09-18 16:02:00

Some Darlington residents should prepare for evacuation ahead of dam breach

“As a result of expected increased water flows from Duke Energy’s Robinson Lake Dam and the Black Creek watershed, it is now expected that flood waters will result in an embarkment overtopping of Sonoco’s dam on Black Creek in Hartsville within the next 6 to 12 hours A breach of the Hartsville Dam c

WPDE.COM - 2018-09-18 18:17:07

Hartsville officials warn wastewater may rise up manholes, contaminate nearby waterways

As a result, officials warn wastewater may come up through manholes and into some city streets. However, they say drinking water will not be affected, and added the Public Service Department is constantly monitoring and testing drinking water levels.


City of Darlington recovers from storm, faces more flooding

DARLINGTON, S.C. – After the wind and rain subsided from Hurricane Florence, residents of the city of Darlington began returning to normal life, but they must prepare for flood waters to continue rising in Swift Creek and Black Creek.

SCNOW - 2018-09-18 01:00:00

Water to be released from area lakes in Darlington

DARLINGTON, SC (FOX Carolina)-The Darlington Police Department announced that waters from area lakes will be released due to excessive rainfall from Florence.The department said the release will cause rivers and creeks in the area to overflow and flood the surrounding areas.The water levels in the a

FOX CAROLINA - 2018-09-18 02:16:00

Hartsville announces Sunday night curfew, asks residents to stay off streets

HARTSVILLE, S.C. -- The City of Hartsville will issue a curfew beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday through 6:00 a.m. Monday due to hazardous conditions as a result of the increasing amounts of rain water associated with the remnants of Hurricane Florence.In addition, City of Hartsville Officials ask that res


Raw Video Shows Dozens Of People Looting A Dollar Store As Flooding Cuts Wilmington Off From The Rest Of North Carolina

A major emergency brings out the best in some people, but in others it brings out the absolute worst. Shocking images of “dozens of people” ransacking a Family Dollar store in Wilmington, North Carolina have stunned the nation. This happened in broad daylight, and many of the looters didn’t even s


Emergency operations continue in Darlington County

DARLINGTON, S.C. – Darlington County Emergency Management operations continue on a round-the-clock schedule in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Florence, officials said Monday afternoon.

SCNOW - 2018-09-17 23:04:00

Garbage pickup starts back up in Darlington

DARLINGTON, S.C. -- We will run garbage pickup for Friday and Monday tomorrow and Wednesday we will have garbage pickup for Tuesday.We will pickup recycling tomorrow on a regular schedule.Thursday and Friday will be normal pickup days for garbage. The regular recycling route will run Friday. Yard de