Today's News

  • Rip the Runway!

    Eleven ladies and one little fellow from the Pageland community will be participating in Charlotte Fashion Week over the next few days.

    It is the largest number of models from this area to ever participate in the show, said Tim Griffin, Miss Pageland Scholarship Organization director.

    Even more exciting is that one model, Taylor Madison Chapman, the reigning Miss Teen Lynches River, will be participating in every single show of Fashion Week; and nine-year-old Braden Price will be the first male from this area to participate.

  • Meet your police officer

    Protect and serve are more than just words to one of Pageland Police Department’s newest officers.

    Sgt. Valerie Freeman joined the force in July just in time for the Watermelon Festival. Since that time, she said her entire job as a sergeant on road patrol is focused on protecting the community and being there to serve.

    “My thing as an officer has always been to respect everyone,” Freeman said. “We are here to protect and serve.  It’s our job.”

  • Home of: Justice Cunningham

    Don’t allow others or even yourself to set limits for what you can achieve.

    Former tight end for the Indianapolis Colts and the Los Angeles Rams, Justice Cunningham, said this is his advice to young people who want to pursue a career in professional sports.

    “Don’t let other people affect how hard you work,” Cunningham said. “Be willing to strive for what you want.”

  • From vision to reality

    When local schools dismiss for the day, the Learning Academy provides a place for students to continue getting help with learning.

    Owner and director of the academy, Brigid Edgeworth-Nivens, said the afterschool program offers tutoring, and help with homework and projects to 50 students.

  • Pageland businesswoman wins NRA’s Woman of Distinction Award

    From release


    Anne-Marie Rushing, co-owner of Take Aim Training Range with husband Stony, received the National Rifle Association’s 2016  Marion P. Hammer Woman of Distinction Award.

    The award was presented on Sept. 10 in Arlington, Va., during the NRA Board of Directors meeting.

    Rushing is an NRA-certified chief range safety officer, as well as a refuse to be a victim, pistol, shotgun and rifle instructor. 

    She is a master hunter education instructor certified in both North Carolina and South Carolina.

  • Grandparents Day

    National Grandparents Day was Sept. 11. Area schools recently celebrated the observance by inviting grandparents to have breakfast or lunch with their grandchildren. Shown below are snapshots of the various events. National Grandparents Day is the result of a five-year campaign initiated by Marian Lucille Herndon McQuade, a West Virginia housewife. President Jimmy Carter made it official in 1978. It is held each year on the first Sunday after Labor Day.

  • South Pointe baseball team presented rings
  • Eagles fall to the Cheraw Braves

    The Central High School Eagles were routed by the Cheraw Braves Friday night at William D. Johnson Memorial Stadium.

    The 27-6 defeat was the Eagles’ first region loss and put the team’s record at 2-2 on the season.

    The Braves jumped out early on their first possession of the game after Monte Pratt set sail on a 55-yard touchdown run with 7:40 remaining in the first quarter.

    Jonah Dyson kicked the PAT (point after touchdown) to increase the Braves’ lead to 7-0.

  • Central’s cross-country wins two meets

    The Central boys cross-country team won the 5000 Meter Run at McBee High School Sept. 13, competing against seven other schools.

    The team’s winning time was 1:41:12. Sophomore Edgar Guzman finished third with a time of 19:27; E.J. Threatt was fourth at 19:29; and Tevin Cannon came in sixth with a time of 19:52.

    Other team members’ times include Hershel Connor 20:27; Walker Kirkley 21:27; Jamel Rushing 21:36; Jake Savage 21:59; Gavin Eubanks 23:59; Jalen Wilson 26:26; and Nic Wilson 34:31.

  • Lady Eagles win one of three games last week

    The Lady Eagles volleyball team was busy last week playing three games, two of them conference foes.

    Central started the week off on Monday, Sept. 12, hosting South Pointe Christian School and came up with the win.

    In set one, South Pointe overcame the Lady Eagles 25-23. Central won the second set 25-17 and the third one 25-21. South Pointe won the fourth set 25-21.