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.
The first STEM Day was Jan. 12 at Marian Wright Edelman Public Library. It was a chance for youth to participate in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) based learning. Legos, robots, raspberry pi computers, engineering, circuit, and electricity interactive learning kits were used. Above MWE Library Assistant Nicole Hendrix, left, helped Hannah Grooms and Buddy Grooms construct a laser maze. At right, fourth graders Nathaniel Bennett, left, and Logan Adamsen worked on an electrical project
A proposal by Superintendent Dr. Gregory McCord for possible reconfiguration of some district schools was presented at Monday's Marlboro County Board of Education meeting.
McCord noted before the bond referendum question was taken to the public, he had stated some serious conversations needed to take place regarding the current school configurations.
"These were just ideas I have that I would like for you to consider," he said. "You will not be able to answer tonight. But if and when you do have workshops, these are conversations that we can continue and go into more detail."
In his recommendation, Bennettsville Primary School would have grades pre-kindergarten through third. Currently, the school configuration could hold those grades with a few building modifications.
In back-to-back games, the Marlboro County boys basketball team came tantalizingly close to getting a breakthrough region win. Both times the Bulldogs held second-half leads, only to see their opponents win in the final minutes.
“We played two very good teams close but that’s not good enough for us. We have to learn how to play a complete game of basketball and close them out,” said head coach LaTroy Brace.
“We can compete with anyone in the region but we have to find ways to win the game,” he said.
Last Friday, Marlboro held a seven-point advantage over Myrtle Beach early in the third quarter. Wesley Brown scored after pulling down an offensive rebound to give the Bulldogs a 40-33 lead over their guests.