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Hit-and-run death under investigation

The S.C. and N.C. Highway Patrols are investigating the hit-and-run death of a Laurinburg man last weekend near McColl.
Stephen Corey Locklear, 27, was struck by a vehicle  around 3:30 a.m. Saturday, August 29, while walking on Highway 15-401 near Wade's Hardware, Marlboro County Coroner Tim Brown said. An autopsy confirmed the cause of death was head trauma from the impact.

GridIron 2015

GridIron 2015

The Herald-Advocate's annual preview of the Marlboro County High School football season is included in this week's edition.

New Wallace school construction moving along

New Wallace school construction moving along
Work is progressing on the new Wallace Elementary/Middle School that is under construction on Highway 9. While this summer's drought has created problems in other areas, it has benefited the construction in that there have been very few rain-related delays. Pictured above is a view of the main front entrance of the new school. Marlboro County voters in November 2012 overwhelmingly supported a $20 million bond referendum, and penny sales tax, to replace the old Wallace Elementary/Middle School. Ground was broken in August 2014. The school is expected to be completed in December 2015, with students and staff moving in over the Christmas break.      (Photo by Lynn McQueen)

NC man charged in club shooting

A Rockingham, NC, man has been arrested in connection with a shooting incident at a Marlboro County nightclub last weekend.
Traquan D. Wall, 19, of 1342 Couthen Drive, was taken into custody this week by the Rockingham Police Department and is currently awaiting extradition to South Carolina. Here, he will face charges of five counts of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

School safety topic at meeting tonight

Parents and others who want answers about the recent threats against Marlboro County schools may get them at a meeting tonight.
The special called meeting of the school board begins at 6 p.m. in the Marlboro County High School media center. The agenda includes an executive (closed to the public) session to discuss personnel and student/staff safety, followed by an open discussion of the recent threats.