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Boys Day Out held at Camp Pee Dee

Boys Day Out held at Camp Pee Dee
Nearly 200 boys from Marlboro and neighboring counties enjoyed a day of fun at Camp Pee Dee last Saturday.    The 14th annual Boys Day Out event, organized by the Marlboro County Coordinating Council and Marlboro County Men of Merit, offered  boys ages 5 through 18 an opportunity to go canoeing, fishing, swimming, play basketball and enjoy a cookout.  The day also offered a time for adult men to mentor to the youngsters.

New program lets high school freshmen start college classes

Although the term “game-changer” is frequently overused, the administration at Northeastern Technical College and the Marlboro County School District believe they have a program that truly may be just that pivotal.
Called the Northeastern Young Scholars Program, this collaboration will allow Marlboro County High students to begin earning college credits as early as their freshman year.

MEMS hosts patriotic program to commemorate 9/11 anniversary

MEMS hosts patriotic program to commemorate 9/11 anniversary
“9/11 was not just one day. It was that day, as well as the days, months and years afterward.”
Those words hung in the air in the commons area of McColl Elementary/Middle School, spoken by a former New York City policeman who was on duty that terrible day in 2001.
This September 11 marked the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that rocked America to its core. MEMS commemorated the occasion with a patriotic program the previous Thursday, September 7, with Officer Felix Cruz as special guest speaker.

County spared, but took steps to prepare for Hurricane Irma

County spared, but took steps to prepare for Hurricane Irma
Tropical Storm Irma brought wind gusts and rain as she made her way across Marlboro County Monday night, but the county was spared the more serious issues caused by the massive storm in other areas, with only sporadic power outages and no major damage reported locally.
Late last week, it appeared that then-Hurricane Irma, packing 185-mile-per-hour winds and weighing in as a strong Category 5 storm, might carve a path directly across eastern South Carolina.

First Responders Breakfast postponed

The breakfast hosted by the Herald-Advocate honoring First Responders in Marlboro County that was scheduled for Monday morning, September 11 is being postponed due to Hurricane Irma.  The event will be rescheduled in the next few weeks.

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