• 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. 

  • “S-O-N-A-T-A” sweet music in spelling bee

    CHESTERFIELD – Jackson Morris’ strategy to win the Chesterfield County spelling bee was simple, stall. 

    After hearing a word, Morris, an eighth-grader at McBee High School, would scratch his head, look up, or cross his arms over his chest.

    He asked the pronouncer to use the spelling word in a sentence, or to repeat its definition.

    “My brain kept going blank,” he said. 

    Morris correctly spelled timely, easel, primal, mentor, sushi, talc, ravel, slaughter, karma, hickory, jute and ventilate. 

  • 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.

  • NETC Announces Honor Lists for Fall Semester

    Northeastern Technical College’s honor roll for the fall semester. Students with a grade point average of 4.0 are named to the President’s List. Students with a 3.5 grade point average are named to the Dean’s List.

    President’s List 

  • 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.

  • Central social media threat ‘not credible’
  • Understanding adverse childhood experiences

    An adverse childhood experience that occurs before age 18 can harm a child’s mental health.
    The experiences are linked to risky behaviors, mental health problems, and chronic disease.
    What is considered an adverse childhood experience?
    It could be physical, sexual and emotional abuse, or physical and emotional neglect. It could be having a parent who is mentally ill, or alcoholic or substance abuser, or the absence of a parent through divorce, death or abandonment.