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Nolan sets school home run record

  • 3 May 2019
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Tuesday was a record setting day for Caitlyn Nolan.  The Virginia Tech senior softball shortstop blasted two home runs to set the school single-season home run record with 18.
Nolan, a former Marlboro County High standout, is a Bennettsville native.  She is the daughter of Ernie and Anita Nolan.
After wrapping up ACC action this past weekend, the No. 24 Hokies stayed hot, getting a doubleheader sweep over Longwood University at Tech Softball Park by winning game 1, 6-0, and game 2, 8-5.

Marlboro Area Career Fair provides various employment opportunities

  • 3 May 2019
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Marlboro Area Career Fair provides  various employment opportunities

With graduation more than a month away, Marlboro County High School senior Ahmad Knight came to the Marlboro Area Career Fair Wednesday looking for options.
Knight was happy with what he found.
"I felt like there were a lot of opportunities," he said.
In fact, Knight received information about attending Northeastern Technical College in the fall.

Marlboro Academy celebrates 50 years of educating area students

  • 3 May 2019
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Marlboro Academy celebrates 50 years of educating area students

The hard work and dedication of many have allowed Marlboro Academy to educate students for 50 years.
"One thing about our school is we have had a lot of long hours of hard and dedicated work and enthusiasm from many people who have been associated with this school," said Carol Stanton, a current teacher and former student.
On April 21, 1969, 175 people from Marlboro, Scotland, and Richmond counties met to discuss forming an independent school.
Originally, the group tried to procure the Fletcher School building near McColl but after the details could not be worked out, local farmer L.E. Pence donated 10 acres of land where the school is currently located.
"They gathered donations from interested people," Stanton said.  "It took a lot of donations."

WEMS students learn about safety during 'Play it Safe' event

  • 25 April 2019
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WEMS students learn about safety during 'Play it Safe' event

WALLACE  — First graders from Wallace Elementary Middle School had a chance to learn about safety while having fun during the "Play it Safe" Child Safety and Child Abuse Prevention event Wednesday.
Christie Moore, the volunteer coordinator for New Beginnings Transitional Shelter (which is a part of the Pee Dee Coalition), said the goal was to bring awareness to the students about personal body safety and prevention of abuse.
"We try to make it a fun-filled day for them," she said. "They don't realize they are actually being taught something during all of this."

County clean up day is May 4

Volunteers still needed

  • 25 April 2019
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Marlboro County Government will host its second Keep Marlboro County Clean and Green clean-up day on May 4.
Volunteers and organizations, provided with trash bags, will spread out across the county to collect roadside litter and debris. 
It is a chance to help make Marlboro County a more beautiful place to work and live.
Last year, over 800 volunteers picked up 24 tons of roadside refuse.  Unfortunately, a clean-up day is as needed this year as it was in 2018.

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