Classes started this week at Northeastern Technical College's Marlboro County Industrial Training Center.
Classes started Monday for 16 students in the ManuFirst SC program.
The program provides 62 hours of free training in the areas of safety, quality practices and measurement, manufacturing processes and production, maintenance awareness, and OSHA-10. Those who successfully complete the training will earn a ManuFirst SC certificate.
"It is training for unemployed and underemployed populations in our service areas," said Dr. Mark Bunch, dean of workforce development and continuing education.
The sun will come out for several days in February when McColl Elementary Middle School student Zoi Pegues performs as one of the leads in the Cape Fear Regional Theatre's production of "Annie."
"Annie" is the story of an 11-year-old girl who changes hearts and minds with her optimism and determination as she sings "the sun will come out tomorrow."
Show dates are Thursday through Feb. 24.
There are two casts for the show with Zoi performing in the Strouse cast.
Her dates are February 6, 9, 14, 21, and 23 (matinee).
Tuesday, Duke Energy presented Carolina Waterfowl Rescue officials with a donation of $50,000 to help with the development of the Crooked Creek Wildlife Sanctuary which is on land donated by Hanson Aggregates across from the Marlboro County airport. Following the check presentation, Marlboro County Administrator Ron Munnerlyn and Taylor release a pair of barred owls into the sanctuary. The owls had been injured by automobiles but nursed back to health by the staff of Carolina Waterfowl Rescue.
All-Female country group Farewell Angelina will perform at the Marlboro Civic Center on Friday, February 15 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available for purchase now for $20. This performance is being hosted by the Marlboro Civic Center and the Bennettsville Bicentennial Celebration.
The group was originally scheduled to play in September but that performance was postponed due to Hurricane Florence.
Named after the Bob Dylan song, Farewell Angelina is an all-female country group with four powerhouse vocalists, vibrant songwriters and accomplished multi-instrumentalists. Their magical blend of heart-stopping harmonies over furious double violins and guitars has earned the group high praise across the country.
This week Marlboro County celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., first with a parade through downtown Bennettsville on Saturday morning. Saturday evening the Bennettsville Bicentennial Committee presented a concert by gospel recording artist Lynda Randle, who also served as the grand marshal of the parade. Other events included the Marlboro School Community Center’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast on Monday (see story below) and the NAACP Martin Luther King Jr. Program Monday evening at Shiloh Baptist Church. Above, members of the local branch of the NAACP walk in the parade. Following the parade, Randle briefly addressed the audience.