Herald-Advocate News

Marlboro County to participate in statewide tornado drill next week

If you hear a loud wail coming from the vicinity of the county administration building next Wednesday morning, don’t worry; it’s not an actual emergency, but simply the county’s emergency management office participating in an annual statewide tornado drill.
March 5-11 is South Carolina Severe Weather and Flood Safety Week. A joint effort of the S.C. Emergency Management Division, National Weather Service and S.C. Broadcasters Association, its purpose is to remind people that severe storms, tornadoes and flash floods are real dangers here, and that they need to take proper safety precautions.

Large theft ring uncovered, 11 people arrested

Large theft ring uncovered, 11 people arrested
Eleven men have been arrested in connection with a large theft ring spanning nearly 10 years and involving more than $400,000 worth of property at last count, according to the Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office.
The arrests came after a several-months-long investigation. The scope was so extensive that it involved cooperation from a total of 11 other law enforcement agencies in both Carolinas, including SLED and North Carolina’s SBI.
Many of those arrested are related to one another and live in the Salem Road area of Marlboro County, and others are connected by working together at American Mechanical and Piping (AMP) in Cheraw.
Their arrests represent the resolution of more than 20 cases involving stolen goods, most of them from Marlboro County but others  from Chesterfield, Darlington, Florence, and Charleston counties. The investigation reached into North Carolina as well.
The various charges against the men include receiving stolen goods, conspiracy, grand larceny, accessory before and after the fact, and chop shop violations.

Virtual learning labs use robots to bring certified teachers to MCHS

Virtual learning labs use robots to bring certified teachers to MCHS
Dr. Marsheila Ksor greets her students warmly at the start of their English II class at Marlboro County High School, then consults with each one individually as she looks over their shoulders to check their work and ask about their progress.
That wouldn’t seem unusual for a Monday morning, unless you realize that Ksor is not physically in the classroom at all. She is part of the State Department of Education’s VirtualSC program, and she is teaching the students via computer from her home elsewhere in the state.

Racing fun

Racing fun
Saturday evening, the Fastrax Kartway located at 589 Old Wire Road, Bennettsville, hosted a series of go-kart races in multiple classes. Over a thousand  race fans, drivers and pit crews invaded Marlboro County from various states on the east coast for an exciting evening of family friendly go kart racing fun and thousands of dollars in prize money

Bulldogs host weightlifting competition

Bulldogs host weightlifting competition
Wednesday evening Marlboro County High hosted a region weightlifting competition with West Florence and Latta (regions area different in weightlifting from other sports).  The Bulldogs won eight of 11 varsity weight divisions and six of eight junior varsity divisions
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