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Six highways in county still closed due to Hurricane Florence damage

  • 8 March 2019
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Six highways in county still closed due to Hurricane Florence damage

In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in September, 45 road and bridge locations were damaged.
According to David L. Johnson, District Five construction engineer for South Carolina Department of Transportation, six locations are still closed in the county due to damage.
The locations are Highway 1 in Wallace, Level Green Church Road, David’s Mill Pond, Highway 381, Academy Road,  and Old Wire Road.
Johnson said the prime contractor, Cherokee Incorporated, is scheduled to open Highway 1 by the end of April. 
"Demolition of the existing culvert is complete," he said. "Design, utility relocations, weather, and elevated water levels have hindered progress thus far."
Level Green Church Road and David’s Mill Pond are included in an Emergency Design Build Bridge package. 

NETC ribbon cutting is Friday

  • 21 February 2019
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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NETC ribbon cutting is Friday

Northeastern Technical College will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new Marlboro County Campus on February 22.  The ceremony will begin at 10 am at the campus located at the intersection of 1120 Oakwood Street and Highway 9 in Bennettsville.
During the event, the college will hold a graduation ceremony for the first ManuFirst SC class to complete their training at the Marlboro County campus.  There will also be tours of the new college campus.
“We see the college growing over the next decade, and we’re ready to engage our community by offering training programs in partnership with local industries,” said NETC President Dr. Kyle Wagner. “These partnerships have helped us understand both the workforce and educational needs in our community, and allow us to tailor programs to these needs.”

Championship night

  • 21 February 2019
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Championship night

Play wrapped up in the First United Methodist Church youth basketball league on Tuesday night with championship games in the three oldest divisions.  This year 154 kids ages 6-14 participated in the league that runs from December until February.  The league will complete its 26th year of ministry with a banquet and trophy presentation ceremony tonight at the church which is on Main Street in Bennettsville.
Photos by Dan McNiel

Blenheim man airlifted to burn center

  • 21 February 2019
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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A Blenheim man was seriously burned while he was burning debris in his yard Monday evening.
Marlboro County Fire Coordinator Keith Hughes said the man was burning debris outside when something exploded in the fire.
"It burned him on his arm and face," Hughes said.
The injured man was flown to the burn center at the University of North Carolina.  
The name of the victim was not released.
 

Bennettsville Police need help in locating, identifying owner of vehicle used in larceny

  • 21 February 2019
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Bennettsville Police need help in locating, identifying owner of vehicle used in larceny
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