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Cooking teams arrive for Mullins Golden Leaf Festival

MULLINS, S.C. - More than a dozen South Carolina barbecue-cooking teams arrived in Mullins on Friday for 35th annual Golden Leaf Festival. It's the third year of the festival cook-off, offering $12,500 in prize money. A crowd gathered at the Anderson Brothers Bank parking lot near City Hall for a ni

SCNOW - 2017-09-23 00:38:00

Need to know for Saturday, Sept. 23

1. Road closures: Many of the streets in Fayetteville's downtown historic district will be closed this weekend for the International Folk Festival. The closures will continue through 6 p.m. Sunday. People planning to travel in the area should be aware and consider alternate routes. The roads include

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-23 09:37:00

The Latest: May urges UK, EU to find creative new trade ties

LONDON (AP) - The Latest on British Prime Minister Theresa May's speech on Brexit (all times local): 3 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May has urged the U.K. and the European Union to find a "creative'" new economic relationship not based on any current trade model. May's comments Friday in a sp

SCNOW - 2017-09-22 13:58:19

THOM ANDERSON: Bustling downtown better than TV back in the day

Now, when something very, very important happens, most people head either to their TVs or computers. They privately assess the situation, then fume or rejoice. It wasn't always this way. Those few of us who were here on Dec. 7, 1941, and, as the slogan of the day demanded, "Remember Pearl Harbor," c

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

JIM BERTRAM: The lesson on wolvers and bysters

I think it was all Spell-Check's fault, but then again, Dragon (dictation app) might've had something to do with it. It could even be that funny accent that I have been accused of having, as a legacy of a foreign birth. Whatever, the just printed transcript for a Sunday mornings lesson gave warning,

SCNOW - 2017-09-22 23:12:00

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

Florence schools nationally recognized for family, community partnerships

FLORENCE, S.C. - Three schools in Florence earned a 2017 Partnership School Award from the National Network of Partnership Schools at Johns Hopkins University. Delmae Elementary School, John W. Moore Intermediate School and South Florence High School received awards for their progress in strengtheni

SCNOW - 2017-09-23 20:33:00

Florence United Way's 'Day of Caring' spruces up local organizations

Buy Now Duke Energy employees do landscaping work at the Boy and Girls Club of the Pee Dee during the United Way's 25th annual Day of Caring on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Florence.JOSHUA LLOYD FLORENCE, S.C. - The theme for this year's Day of Caring was "Treasure your Community" and more than 400 vo

SCNOW - 2017-09-22 23:30:00

Junior leaders explore health care in Florence session

FLORENCE, S.C. - Sophomores and juniors from every public and private high school in Florence County participated in their first Junior Leadership Florence County session on Friday. The health-care-themed opening session included visits to Carolinas Hospital System, McLeod Health and the Carter Cent

SCNOW - 2017-09-22 23:21:00

Florence County Sheriff's Office says mobile app could help lower crime

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) - The Florence County Sheriff's Office launched a mobile app and the sheriff says he hopes the technology will help lower crime. Florence County is the first law enforcement agency in the Pee Dee area to get an app. The app allows people to view who is in the detention center, wh

WBTW.COM - 2017-09-22 20:23:16

West Florence vs. Wilson Football

West Florence High School and Wilson High School met for the city football championship at M... West Florence High School and Wilson High School met for the city football championship at M...

SCNOW - 2017-09-23 03:34:52

Darlington vs. South Florence Football

Is your blood pressure under control?West Florence apartment building destroyed by Saturday morning fireBurlington to hold grand opening; two other stores to open in springDarlington County 5-year-old child shot Friday diesJob fair planned for those with criminal convictionsFlorence high school grad

SCNOW - 2017-09-23 02:05:00

Audit turns up some problems in Florence School District Three

LAKE CITY, S.C. - A forensic finance audit of the Florence County School District Three found found some employees being overpaid and others underpaid during the last three years. Elizabeth C. Inabinet, managing partner with McGregor and Company certified public accountants, presented the audit resu

SCNOW - 2017-09-22 01:57:00

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

Two Robeson County schools among six finalists for innovative state district

RALEIGH - Two Robeson County public elementary schools are among the half-dozen remaining schools in the running for inclusion in the newly-created statewide school district, it was announced Friday. R.B. Dean Elementary in Maxton and Southside/Ashpole Elementary in Rowland are among the six still u

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-22 23:27:48

Fundraisers, nonprofit meetings and opportunities

Habitat Volunteers Needed: Skilled volunteers are needed on Oct. 7 to assist with disaster relief and repairs in Habitat's Buxton Village. Repairs to damage caused by Hurricane Matthew are almost completed, but help is needed. Registration is required. Contact Chatham McTindal at 910-483-0952 or vis

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-23 07:01:00

TONY MELTON: Don't miss the Fall Flower Festival

For many years, I have dreaded today, my birthday. I turned 60 today, lived longer than I ever thought, and I should be thankful for living this long. Maybe this is why my pastor, out of the blue with no prior knowledge of my birthday, asked me to give my testimony during the service today. Time fli

SCNOW - 2017-09-23 20:17:00

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