Marlboro County High's boys entered the final two games of the regular season with their playoff fate in their own hands.
If they won at Myrtle Beach on Friday and at home against Wilson on Tuesday, they would be invited to the postseason. A win in either one of those games might get them in, depending on the results of other region contests.
Neither happened and for the first time in over a decade the Bulldogs are taking up the equipment before the playoffs begin.
Tuesday night, the Bulldogs got off to a fast start, only to fall apart in the third quarter.
After trailing the Tigers 15-10 with two minutes left in the first quarter, Wesley Brown hit a basket to start a 14-4 run by the Bulldogs. Marlboro took a 30-25 lead into the locker room at the half.
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Marlboro County is celebrating 25 years in 2019.
A kickoff for the event will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 12 at the AJ Wright Memorial Building, 121 James S. McLeod Boulevard (Cheraw Street) in Bennettsville.
Relay Event Leader Ruby W. Bridges said everyone is invited to the kickoff to learn how to help the American Cancer Society save more lives from cancer.
Relay for Life began in Marlboro County in 1994.
The program will highlight how the community has benefited from funds raised and honor cancer survivors and caregivers.
The 2019 Relay for Life is from 6 p.m.-2 a.m. May 18 at Marlboro County High School.
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.