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

  • 25 April 2019
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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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.

Teddy Stubbs reflects on 40 years as a firefighter

  • 25 April 2019
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Teddy Stubbs reflects on 40 years as a firefighter

Engineer Teddy Stubbs has seen a lot of changes with Bennettsville Fire Department after 40 years.
After helping to put out a fire at a motel in 1975, Stubbs realized he really liked it.
"I always loved to meet people, help people and cared about the community," he said.
Before the fire, he had not thought about being a firefighter.
In 1978, Richard Quick was the fire chief and got Stubbs on the fire department.
In the Bennettsville Fire Department, he has served under seven chiefs.
He was a volunteer from 1978-1983 and became fulltime in 1983.
He retired on Oct. 1, 2013, as a lieutenant but came back on Nov. 1, 2013.

Young Talented Musicians share love of music with school and community

  • 18 April 2019
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Young Talented Musicians share love of music with school and community

The members of Young Talented Musicians have known each other for many years but have only been a group for seven months.
The group of Marlboro County High School students plays R&B, gospel, jazz and contemporary music.
Members of the group are Clifton Quick, Ezekiel Miller, Ka'Darrius Ellerbe, and Stephenson Ellerbe Jr.
Ka'Darrius Ellerbe said they played together in marching band and knew each other played.
For the group, it is their love of music that has kept them going.
"We can play together with or without money," Ka'Darrius Ellerbe said.

Storybook Walk has been installed behind the Marlboro County Museums

  • 18 April 2019
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Storybook Walk has been installed behind the Marlboro County Museums

A group of Pre-K students had a chance to hear a story while outside at the Marlboro County Museum.
Students at the First United Methodist Children's Center listened as volunteer Jenny Weatherly did a lively reading of the book, If You Plant a Seed.
Later volunteer Kathy Ingalls shared samples of vegetables featured in the book for the students to taste.
Then children were allowed to go to the Storybook Walk to see the story unfold at the various pedestals in the grassy area behind the museum.
Installed at a child's height, it allowed them to see the laminated pages of the story and then move to the next pedestal.
Then the students had a chance to help plant a garden with squash, tomatoes, and radishes.
The Storybook Walk is a project of the Marlboro County Museums and Marian Wright Edelman Public Library.

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