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Youth basketball league tips off the season

Youth basketball league tips off the season
The First United Methodist Church basketball league tipped off action this week, providing youngsters some healthy indoor activity for the next two months.  Games are played every weeknight beginning at 6 p.m. with free admission.  Above, boys in the mites division square off Wednesday night.

Clerk sworn in

Clerk sworn in
Joy Williams officially became Marlboro County’s new clerk of court at a swearing-in ceremony held Wednesday afternoon at the courthouse. 

Fitness World gym coming to Bennettsville in February

Fitness World gym coming to Bennettsville in February
Year after year, statistics show that getting fit and losing weight are two of the top New Year’s resolutions people make. 
So it’s especially good timing that Curtis Boyd, who operates nine Fitness World gyms in the Pee Dee, is expanding to Bennettsville in the new year.

FMU grad hopes to work on Wall Street

FMU grad hopes to work on Wall Street
When Jared Singleton was a young boy growing up in Bennettsville, his parents cut the number of cable channels the family received. 
One they didn’t cut -- whether by choice or accident -- was the Science Channel, a network devoted to the exploration and explanation of scientific history and happenings. 

‘It was never like work, it was like family’

‘It was never like work, it was like family’
The Dairy Dream is known for many things; among them, its foot-long hotdogs, gyros and other delicacies; its colorful sign and scriptures out front; and, for more than half a century, the smiling face of Mary Dease.
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