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NC man charged in club shooting

A Rockingham, NC, man has been arrested in connection with a shooting incident at a Marlboro County nightclub last weekend.
Traquan D. Wall, 19, of 1342 Couthen Drive, was taken into custody this week by the Rockingham Police Department and is currently awaiting extradition to South Carolina. Here, he will face charges of five counts of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

School safety topic at meeting tonight

Parents and others who want answers about the recent threats against Marlboro County schools may get them at a meeting tonight.
The special called meeting of the school board begins at 6 p.m. in the Marlboro County High School media center. The agenda includes an executive (closed to the public) session to discuss personnel and student/staff safety, followed by an open discussion of the recent threats.

Blenheim man finds creative outlet in pottery

Blenheim man finds creative outlet in pottery
By its very nature, the art of pottery is about transformation. A mound of clay becomes a vase, candlestick or bowl, coaxed into a new form by the hands and imagination of the potter.
Maybe that's why it appeals to Eddie Dial of Blenheim, who knows a little something about transformation himself.
Dial has seen change after change in his nearly 80 years of living, and he has adapted.

School District cancels convocation

The Marlboro County School District has cancelled the annual convocation assembly that was planned for Friday morning at Marlboro County High School. This was in response to a threatening letter mailed to school board members on Wednesday.

Summer Reading Program a success

Summer Reading Program a success
The Marian Wright Edelman Public Library of Marlboro County recently concluded its 2015 Summer Reading Program, and Library Director Bobbie Grooms is calling it a great success.