• New Heights students meet Future City challenge

    For the Progressive Journal

    AIKEN – A team from New Heights Middle School received a special award for Best Innovative Medical Surveillance Approach at the recent South Carolina Regional Future City competition.  
    Team members earning the special award were Madison Champagne, Kenzie Chapman, Allie Jordan, Ingrid Casiano and Aaliyah Funderburk. 

  • NETC presents The Power of Peaceful Protest

    From release

    Northeastern Technical College is showing “The Power of Peaceful Protest” in recognition of Black History Month on Feb. 7 at the NETC Auditorium off Tec Road in Cheraw. The hour-long program will be presented at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. The programs are free and open to students and the community.
    Two members of the Friendship Nine, David Williamson, Jr., and Willie McCleod will speak about how the “Jail, No Bail” strategy gained national attention in 1961 in Rock Hill and how it affected the Civil Rights Movement.

  • Westmoreland receives nursing scholarship

    From release

    Angela Westmoreland of Bennettsville has been awarded the William Tolar III scholarship for nursing education at Northeastern Technical College.
    The scholarship was established in memory of the late William “Bill” Carson Tolar III of Bennettsville.  Shortly before he died, Tolar and his wife, a retired public health nurse, decided to help a nursing student who was struggling to pay her family expenses while pursuing her dream of becoming a nurse. 

  • Battle over Words

    From release

    The Chesterfield County school district’s spelling bee is 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Palmetto Learning Center.
    During the last few weeks, Chesterfield County schools with grades fifth through eighth grade have held class and school spelling bees.
    Individual winners advance to Tuesday’s district-wide competition. If the winner cannot participate, the runner-up will represent their school.
    School winners are listed first, then the runner-up.

  • Central’s math team excels

    From release

    Central High School academic math team finished second in recent the 41st annual Pee Dee Regional High School Mathematics Tournament.
    Three hundred sixty-seven students from 23 high schools in nine counties competed in the event, sponsored by Francis Marion University, Mu Alpha Theta, and the Pee Dee Education Center.

  • Whispers In The Stacks

    By Michael Kaltwang
    Library Director

    December is the perfect month to spread cheer throughout our public libraries. This month’s many holidays and celebrations focus on families, cultures and traditions.
    Special observances, such as “Write to a Friend Month,” encourage us to reach out to those we hold near and dear.
    So pull up a plate of cookies on National Cookie Day, grab a glass of eggnog on National Eggnog day, and celebrate all that December has to offer!

  • NETC marketing efforts recognized

    From release

    Northeastern Technical College won three Medallion Awards from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations at the organization’s District 2 conference in Biloxi, Miss.
    The Medallion awards honor outstanding achievement in marketing and communications, and it is the only regional competition that recognizes excellence exclusively among marketing and public relations professionals at two-year colleges.  

  • Fire safety talk at New Heights Middle School

    Sandhill Volunteer Fire Department Chief Tommy Catoe and several volunteers recently spent an entire day at New Heights Middle, teaching students about fire safety and prevention measures students can share with their parents. Students listened to the importance of always having “two ways out” and the importance of having a specific meeting location outside.

  • 10 graduate from CNA program

    From release

    Northeastern Technical College’s Nursing Assistant Program recently graduated 10 students.
    Graduates are Catoria Chavis of McColl, Amanda Eastman of Patrick, Jasa Hudson of Mt. Croghan, Jasemine Johnson of Cheraw, Quadena McCall of Bennettsville, Monique McLoyd of Chesterfield, Callesia Miller of Cheraw, Jessica Rorie-Watson of Cheraw, Sheema Smith of Wallace, and Renae Whitney of Blenheim.

  • Head Start program connects with senses

    Children at the Pageland Head Start Center recently discovered that words and expressions can be seen, read and even felt, even when their eyes are closed.
    As part of the “Communication” activities, volunteers showed children how to “see” expressions, how to read Braille, and how to find the “news” elements of the fairytale, “Little Red Riding Hood.