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Education

  • 12 graduate NETC’s nursing assistant program

    From release

    Twelve students recently graduated from Northeastern Technical College’s nursing assistant program: Michelle Boswell of Society Hill, Charlee Brown of Bennettsville, Tabitha Carnes of Mount Croghan, Tori Gainey of Hartsville, Veronica Grant of Society Hill, Sharmaneka Hinkle of Bennettsville, Sheba Malachi of Cheraw, Melissa McLain of Cheraw, Elizabeth Melton of Cheraw, Janet Mullis of Pageland, Amanda Strickland of Cheraw, and Fatimah Turnage of Cheraw.

  • NETC honors the Class of 2018

    Northeastern Technical College recently held its 48th annual commencement at the Cheraw High School auditorium. Dr. Kyle Wagner, the college president, delivered the welcome address. State Sen. Kent Williams, who represents Florence, Dillon, Marion, Marlboro, and Horry County, gave the keynote speech.

  • NETC graduates largest nursing class

    From release

    Northeastern Technical College recently graduated its tenth and largest associate degree in nursing class.
    Twenty-seven nursing students receiving their pins at a ceremony in Cheraw.

  • Central graduates 132

    Before the Class of 2018 took its first steps into a new chapter, its members paused Saturday to remember their special moments at Central High School.
    Valedictorian Makayla Kirkley and Salutatorian Jacobson “Jake” Savage recalled those moments, from football Fridays to the homecoming parade to the proms. They even mentioned a few “inside jokes” that had their classmates laughing and left their parents wondering.

  • South Pointe graduates told to walk with God

    South Pointe Christian School’s nine graduating seniors left with more than diploma from the May 25 commencement ceremony.
    They left with charge to walk with the Lord and serve him while you can.
    The charge came from South Point Fellowship interim pastor Marty Quick.
    Quick told parents, relatives and teachers, “It’s our responsibility to give them the word of God.”
    Quicks told the soon-to-be graduates, “God gives us a charge and gives you a warning. Pursue the Lord, and serve him while you can.”

  • Time out tyke to stand out teacher

    When National Head Start Awareness comes every October, I am reminded of the young children I taught when the program came to Chesterfield County in 1984.
    I was one of the first teachers at the Pageland Head Start center. I had the four-year old class.
    Of all my students, one stands out, Angel Washington.
    While her name was Angel, my teacher assistant Sunnie Voorhees and I thought she was far from being an angel.
    Although she was a very bright and beautiful child, Angel just would not follow classroom rules.

  • School Board seats contested

    Three of the four Chesterfield County School Board races on the Nov. 6 ballot are contested, including District 3, which includes Pageland.
    Wesley Miles, director of public works for the town of Pageland, is the District 3 incumbent. Challenging Miles is Cecil Wadsworth, who owns a tree service and landscaping business.
    Miles has served on the school board for 12 years and most recently was its chairman. This is Wadsworth’s first run for school board.

  • NETC, Screwmatics start internship program

    Northeastern Technical College and Screwmatics of Pageland have created an internship program that could lead to a full-time job at the Pageland company.
    High school students who successfully complete the college’s Career Connect Machine Tool Technology Program for spring 2019 will be eligible for a paid summer internship at Screwmatics.
    The company plans to hire as many as 10 interns at $10 an hour, said Billy Hogge, vice president for operations at Screwmatics.

  • Prayers lifted at the See You at the Pole

    Students in Chesterfield County gathered at their school’s flag pole last Wednesday, holding hands and lifting their voices in prayer as part of the nationwide See You at the Pole event.
    The event is the fourth Wednesday in September. It is a volunteer event, led by students.
    Among the schools holding events were Central High School, South Pointe Christian School, Jefferson Elementary and New Heights Middle.
    At Jefferson Elementary, students from kindergarten to fifth grade gathered with Rev. Rick Hunter, pastor of Jefferson First Baptist Church.

  • NETC might train insurance adjusters

    Northeastern Technical College is considering adding a program to the Pageland campus that could dramatically increase enrollment there and even attract out-of-state students.
    At the urging of Cross Country Adjusting of Pageland, NETC is looking at opening a program for insurance adjusters.
    As envisioned, the program would be more than helping students pass a state exam to be a certified adjuster.
    The proposed curriculum would combine academic and vocational studies.