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Society Street in Clio should reopen by Thursday following road collapse

  • 23 August 2019
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Society Street in Clio should reopen by Thursday following road collapse

CLIO  —  Town officials expect Society Street to be reopened by Thursday after a section of it collapsed on Monday afternoon.
Clio Mayor Joe Kinney said the issue with the road started with Hurricanes Matthew and Florence.
Water underneath the road wasn’t draining properly and a weak spot developed.
Kinney said big trucks had used the road on Monday and eventually the section of the road collapsed after a truck passed over it.
Clio Police Lt. Chad Cheras was behind the truck, saw what happened and was able to direct traffic away from it.

Convocation gets MCSD started on new school year

  • 23 August 2019
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Convocation gets MCSD started on new school year

Marlboro County School District teachers, staff and administrators set the tone for the 2019-20 school year at last week’s convocation in the gym at Marlboro County High School.
The annual event is a chance for everyone to gather and kick off the school year.
The MCHS Mighty Marching Bulldogs along with the cheerleaders provided the spirit. Teachers and staff from each school were dressed in their school colors to display their pride.
Breanne Wilbur was named the Teacher of the Year for the district. She teaches fourth and fifth-grade math and science at Clio Elementary Middle School. 
Wilbur is starting her seventh year of teaching.
“Ever since I was a child,  I always wanted to be a teacher,” Wilbur said in her TOY statement. “I was a child who loved the end of the school year because of all the materials the teachers gave away. They were the best for playing school.”

NETC, MCSD host business / industry collaborative meeting

  • 16 August 2019
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NETC, MCSD host business / industry collaborative meeting

To build the workforce needed for the county, officials from Northeastern Technical College and Marlboro County School District are working together to help business/industry meet this goal.
Superintendent Dr. Gregory McCord asked more than 100 business and community leaders who attended the breakfast meeting Wednesday at NETC Marlboro campus about what was needed to advance students in the county and surrounding areas.
McCord noted it wasn’t just about creating jobs but having a workforce that will remain in the county.

Pee Dee Indian Tribe presents Rep. Pat Henegan with peace pipe

  • 16 August 2019
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Pee Dee Indian Tribe presents Rep. Pat Henegan with peace pipe

Rep. Pat Henegan received a special honor from the Pee Dee Indian Tribe on Monday.
Pee Dee Indian Tribe Chairman Wayne Evans said Henegan has ongoing efforts toward helping them to secure federal recognition for the tribe.
Members of the tribe commissioned a Native American artist to create a special piece for her. 
Tribe councilman and artist Brian Tanner presented Henegan with a handmade ceremonial pipe, which took almost a year to make.
Henegan also received a small pouch of tobacco to go in it.
“I know you won’t smoke it. The pipe is fully functional.”

Bulldogs participate in two scrimmages, jamboree is Friday

  • 16 August 2019
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Bulldogs participate in two scrimmages, jamboree is Friday

Last Thursday evening the Marlboro County High football team had their first opportunity to play against a live opponent.  The team traveled to Buford High School near Lancaster for a two-team scrimmage.
"I thought we looked pretty good on both sides of the ball last Thursday.  We had some big plays on offense and the defense was solid for most of the scrimmage," said coach Collins.
The Bulldogs scored against Buford on several long runs right up the middle of the defense.  Ismael Sloan and Jacardo Riggins led the rushing attack.
The passing game also got in the scoring act, with the Bulldogs hitting a screen pass for a 60-yard touchdown later in the scrimmage.
On defense, the Bulldogs limited the Yellow Jackets to short yardage for much of the scrimmage.
Late in the action, Buford did have a long run and also scored on a pass when the Bulldogs’ defensive backs had a breakdown in coverage.

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