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County prepares for clean up day

  • 15 March 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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So far, 36 groups have signed up for the County Clean-Up Day on April 14.
"And at least that many more who have expressed interest," said County Administrator Ron Munnerlyn.
The event will begin early morning on Saturday, April 14 and end at noon with lunch.
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Briggs teaching kids to crack the code

  • 15 March 2018
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Briggs teaching kids to crack the code

Students from AMI Kids Bennettsville learned more than just computer skills on March 10 at Marian Wright Edelman Public Library ‑ they learned to code.
De'Rio Briggs, a native of Clio, traveled from Atlanta to give the students a crash course in computer programming.
Students started by building a calculator application. Ultimately, Briggs wanted the students to make their own Android app, which would be similar to Spotify, the music, podcast, and video streaming service.

Marlboro Players to present 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs of the Black Forest'

  • 8 March 2018
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Marlboro Players to present 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs of the Black Forest'

The Marlboro Players will bring "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs of the Black Forest" to life next week at the Marlboro Civic Center.
Emmie Beck, who is co-directing the show with Brynn Anderson, said it is a take-off on the original Snow White story.
"It has a little different twist to it," Beck said. "So it is not your Disney's Snow White story."

Rejuvenation expert to visit Bennettsville

  • 8 March 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Rejuvenation expert to visit Bennettsville

Deb Brown, a down-to-earth expert in leading rejuvenation projects in communities like Bennettsville, will be in town next Monday through Friday, March 12-15. She is a co-founder of saveyour.town and has a wealth of knowledge and practical advice on how to shape a brighter future for small towns. 

Black History Month Celebration held at Marlboro School Community Center

  • 1 March 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Black History Month Celebration held at Marlboro School Community Center

The first "I Am Because We Are" Black History Month Celebration on Feb. 24 was a chance to expose people to local talent in the community.
The four-hour event was held at the Marlboro School Community Center and included artists, praise dancers, singers, speakers and elected officials.
"We are very proud to present this," said Mary Ann Davis, a board member of Marlboro School Community Center. "Everything is historical and we are celebrating our heroes and historians from Marlboro County. We wanted to address some of our everyday people around here because we have a lot of talented people who don’t get exposure.”

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