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Marlboro prepares for Hurricane Florence

  • 12 September 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Marlboro prepares for Hurricane Florence
Marlboro County Emergency Management officials are planning for the worst as tropical storm force winds from Hurricane Florence arrive Thursday.
“This storm is projected to hit the coast of North Carolina as a category four,” said Steve Akers, director of Marlboro County E911/Emergency Management. “Our main goal is personal safety.”
Akers spoke during the Hurricane Florence emergency response planning meeting Tuesday.
Marlboro County, along with the American Red Cross, Dept. of Social Services, and the Marlboro County School District opened a shelter for evacuees at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Blenheim Elementary Middle School.
Individuals seeking shelter were reminded to bring medications they may need as well as a comfortable pillow.

Farewell Angelina will come to the Marlboro Civic Center on Sept. 20

  • 12 September 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Farewell Angelina will come to the Marlboro Civic Center on Sept. 20
Named after a haunting Bob Dylan song, the all-female country group Farewell Angelina will take the stage Sept. 20 at the Marlboro Civic Center.
Showtime for the concert is at 7:30 p.m. with tickets for $20.
To purchase tickets, come to the Civic Center at 106 Clyde St. or call 843-454-9496.
In a recent phone interview with the Herald-Advocate, band members Nicole Witt and Ashley Gearing were excited to come to the area.

Hurricane Florence - Red Cross readies for storm; Releases some preparedness tips

  • 12 September 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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The Palmetto SC Region of the American Red Cross continues to work around-the-clock to prepare for Hurricane Florence. The organization has been in close contact with its community and government partners, while mobilizing personnel and material resources from across the country. The Red Cross urges everyone to prepare now by following the tips below.

SCFB president urges farmers to prepare ahead of hurricane

  • 12 September 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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South Carolina farmers are preparing for the potential impacts Hurricane Florence will have on crops and livestock. The hurricane is expected to make landfall in North Carolina by Friday and will have tropical storm effects well across the mainland of South Carolina.
Corn harvest is underway and presents the largest concern statewide. Farmers have had several days notice ahead of the storm and are working around the clock to get their crop in as quickly as possible. As of September 4, approximately 63% of the corn statewide was harvested. South Carolina farmers planted 310,000 acres of corn in 2018, and the crop is valued at more than $187 million annually

Bulldogs' game now postponed until further notice

  • 10 September 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Thursday night was supposed to be the Bulldogs' night on television. Channel 21's Thursday Night Lights telecast was to originate from McAlpine Stadium as Marlboro County High took on South Florence.
However, Hurricane Florence had other ideas. With the storm scheduled to make landfall somewhere along the North or South Carolina coast Thursday, the Bulldogs first moved the game until Wednesday. That plan was altered just now, as South Florence called MCHS head coach Dean Boyd to postpone the game.
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