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Marlboro County has three new cases of COVID-19

Three new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Marlboro County on Sunday (April 19), according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

Marlboro County has six cases of COVID-19

Six new cases of COVID-19 was confirmed in Marlboro County on Friday (April 17), according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

Marlboro County has four cases of COVID-19

Four new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Marlboro County on Thursday (April 16), according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

NETC receives grant to promote economic development in Marlboro County

  • 16 April 2020
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NETC receives grant to promote economic development in Marlboro County

Northeastern Technical College (NETC) is improving access to education to develop the workforce in Marlboro County. 
NETC was awarded $4.4 million in an Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant to establish a workforce training center in Bennettsville. 
The EDA grant, combined with $1.1 million in local investment, will infuse $5.5 million to be used for economic development workforce education in the community.
“Access to higher education in rural areas is essential to building a 21st-century workforce. I appreciate the work Northeastern Technical College is doing to promote economic growth,” said Senator Lindsey Graham in a press release.
NETC will use the funds to complete phase two of the renovation of the former Winn-Dixie facility and include two expansions, totaling 18,000 additional square feet, of the existing building on the Marlboro Campus. 

Wallace suffers most damage from Monday morning storm

  • 16 April 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Wallace suffers most damage from Monday morning storm

The National Weather Service confirmed damage from Monday’s storm was caused by a microburst rather than a tornado.
Steve Akers, director of Marlboro County Emergency Management/E911, said NWS said it was a microburst with winds between 100-110 miles per hour.
A microburst is similar to a tornado and can cause comparable damage. These short bursts of extreme weather, usually lasting 5 to 10 minutes, arise from down drafts of sinking air in a thunderstorm, and when this powerful column of wind eventually hits the ground, it can spread straight-line winds over 100 mph.
Akers said a majority of the devastation was in the Wallace area of the county, which had no fatalities or injuries.
There were a lot of trees and power lines down with damage to several houses.

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