Jack Walker got a little choked up as he recited his wedding vows at the altar of First United Methodist Church in Bennettsville last week.
Gazing at his lovely bride, Bettie, and pledging to love her forever, he confessed later, "I almost didn't get through it."
Never mind that the Walkers, of Birmingham, Alabama, had said those words before - 70 years before, to be exact.
Courtesy and respect were back on the table at Monday's meeting of the Marlboro County Board of Education, as the board revisited a character education policy on which it had reached an impasse in July.
At issue was whether the words "please," "thank you," "sir" and "ma'am" should be removed from the policy.
A committee of school district employees has been reviewing all of its policies...
A tractor-trailer collided with a pickup truck Thursday afternoon on Highway 15-401 north of Bennettsville. No serious injuries resulted from the wreck.
Photos by Avery Evans
In most cases, the last thing that the staff at the Marlboro County Recreation Department wants is a bunch of last minute registrations for one of their sports programs.
However, with sign-ups way off, that is just what they are hoping. Registration for fall sports - soccer, football and cheerleading - is scheduled to end Monday at 5 p.m.
"We don't have an explanation for it, but, as of the moment, we...
Last week, officers with the Bennettsville Police Department experienced a number of situations in which they had to make split-second, potentially life-and-death decisions regarding when, and if, to use their weapons.
But these situations didn't happen on the street; they happened in the classroom.
Approximately 30 police officers went through two days of FATS training, conducted by retired NC deputy sheriff John...