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McColl Health and Wellness opens

  • 20 June 2019
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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McColl Health and Wellness opens

The McColl Health and Wellness Center opened in McColl on Monday. The 28,992 square-foot CareSouth Carolina facility will have a state-of-the-art cardiac rehab with a therapy pool and whirlpool, a gym with exercise equipment, coffee bar and a teaching kitchen. The center has a helipad on its property along with additional primary care providers, behavioral health counseling, lab services, family support services and senior support services. A grand opening will be held in the upcoming months.
Photo by Jacqueline Hough

Antique Appraisal event to be held Sunday

  • 20 June 2019
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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An Antiques Appraisal event will be held at the Marlboro County Historical Museum on Sunday.  The "Antiques Roadshow" type event will be from 2-5:30 p.m.
Lynn McQueen, museum and cultural affairs director at the Marlboro County Museums, said Charlie Maurer and John Turner of Quality First Antiques on Broad Street in Bennettsville will do the appraisals.
Maurer and Turner have years of experience buying, selling and appraising antiques.
The cost is $5 for up to five items. Each item will be assigned a number and appraisals will occur in the order of arrival.
McQueen said all proceeds will go to the Historical Society to support the museum.

Country Cookout is Saturday

  • 13 June 2019
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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BLENHEIM  — Twenty-one grillers from Marlboro County and the surrounding area will bring their "A" game to compete in Saturday's Marlboro County Country Cookout.
The fourth annual event will not only crown the Grillmaster Supreme award but also provide scholarships for five students in the county.
It is from 3-8 p.m. at We Get It Together Caterers, 3591 Hwy 38 in Blenheim. Cost is $10. 
The Country Cookout was created by Bennettsville native and nationally known journalist Arthur Fennell.
"This is our biggest field yet," he said. "Each year, it has gotten bigger and bigger."

Class of 2019 graduates from MCHS

  • 13 June 2019
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Class of 2019 graduates from MCHS

Marlboro County High School held its commencement exercises Saturday morning.  237 students received their high school diploma during the ceremony which was held in the school gymnasium due to the threat of rain.  Above, members of the class listen intently as Julie McMillan presented the valedictorian address.  Many of the graduates demonstrated creativity, decorating their mortar boards with illustrations and messages.  The valedictorian and salutatorian speeches appear on page 12 of this week's edition.
 

Running in honor of fallen officers

  • 13 June 2019
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Running in honor of fallen officers

This week, Curtis Boyd of Fitness WorldWide Gym and four other runners are completing the S.C. Fallen Officers Relay Run in honor of the 394 officers who have died in the history of the state. The 394-mile run started in Darlington and will end later this week at the Statehouse in Columbia. The group stopped briefly in Marlboro County on Thursday to have law enforcement here run with them

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