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School board hears about potential partnership with NETC for CATE program

  • 11 January 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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The Marlboro County School District will look into the possibility of a partnership with Northeastern Technical College that would move the high school’s career and technical education (CATE) program to NETC’s new industrial training center next year.
Dr. Mark Bunch, dean of continuing education and workforce development at NETC, appeared before the Marlboro County Board of Education Wednesday night to provide updates on several projects the college is working on in the county, and to ask for its support in pursuing the partnership.

Bulldogs shock highly rated Falcons, 40-38

  • 11 January 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Bulldogs shock highly rated Falcons, 40-38

After thrashing Marlboro County by twenty points in their December 5 meeting, the Falcons had to figure Tuesday night's trip to the Dawg House would be a similar cake walk.
They were in for a rude awakening as the Bulldogs continued to build on their Christmas tournament success for a 40-38 win over the top-ten ranked Falcons.

Snowfall!

  • 4 January 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Snowfall!

A winter storm, forecast to bring up to an inch of snow to Marlboro County Wednesday afternoon and evening, delivered a bigger surprise as the snow just kept on coming.  There have been reports of as much as four inches of snow measured in parts of the county, to the delight of children like these (at left). Frigid temperatures are expected through the rest of the week and weekend, making travel especially dangerous.

Like most businesses in Marlboro County, the Herald-Advocate office is closed on Thursday due to the winter weather and unsafe driving conditions.  We will reopen when the situation improves.  While this issue of the Herald-Advocate was printed on schedule, the icy roads may delay retrieving it from the printer in Fayetteville.  While something of an inconvenience, the snow provides many interesting photo opportunities, including the nativity scene (right)  at the corner of Tyson Avenue and Fayetteville Avenue in Bennettsville.
(Photos by Dan McNiel)

Bennettsville’s fire chief retires after 40-year career

  • 4 January 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Bennettsville’s fire chief retires after 40-year career

Friday, December 29, marked the end of an era for the Bennettsville Fire Department, as Dixon Odom walked out the door for the last time as chief.
Odom retired after 40 years with the department, taking fond memories with him and leaving behind a legacy of service at both the local and state levels. 

Bulldogs heat up, win Comporium Christmas Classic

  • 4 January 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Bulldogs heat up, win Comporium Christmas Classic

It took awhile to get all the pieces pulling in the same direction, but the Marlboro County High basketball team seems to have it going in the right direction.  At least the Bulldogs have gotten in the win column, after having several frustratingly close losses.
The Bulldogs put together back-to-back wins in the  Comporium 2017 Christmas Classic at Andrew Jackson High School, winning the two-day tournament.

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