• Firefighters recognized for service

    Firefighters recognized for service

    High Point Fire District held its annual awards night supper at Union Hill Baptist Church on Dec. 10. Chief Wendell Johnson summarized the year, which brought an all-time high of 168 calls. Other highlights of the year included the purchase of a fire safety trailer, a brush truck and new protective equipment.

    Years of service awards were presented to the following members: Toby Darnell, 5 years, Joey Hendrix, 10 years; Mike Evans, 15 years; Jamie Hunter, 15 years; and Willie Williams, 30 years.

  • NETC open registration for spring


    Open registration for Northeastern Technical College’s spring semester will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 5, at the main campus in Cheraw.

    Returning students can register from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 4 to 7 p.m. New students should attend orientation at 8:30 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. and register for classes afterwards.

  • Board thanks Patterson


  • NETC graduates fourteen from CNA program

    Fourteen students recently graduated from Northeastern Technical College’s Nursing Assistant (NA) Program. The program consists of 70 hours of classroom instruction and 40 hours of supervised clinical training and is offered by the college’s division of continuing education.  


  • SPCS performs 'Wonder – Full Life'

    South Pointe Christian School grades 4-6 performed the Christmas show “It’s a Wonder-Full Life” on Dec. 14 featuring “Jesus Is the Reason for the Season,” “I Want Presents,” Jesus Means Christmas to Me,” “Let Your Light Shine Out,” “Ring Out the News of Jesus,”  “He is the Present” and other songs.

  • Hawks began season with 1-2 record

     The New Heights Hawks began their season last week by losing two of their first three games.  The Hawks opened with a road loss to Long Middle School on November 29, by a score of 37-14.

    “I think it could have been a case of the first game jitters,” said Coach Billy Blakeney. “We played all 15 of our players.”

    Scoring for New Heights were Carico Miller and Travay Hatten 4 points each, Dadric Miller 3, Matthew Terry 2, and Dedric Robinson 1.

  • Nurses-in-training visit elementary classes

     NETC News Release

    Do you think you have clean hands after a quick hand washing? Think again.

    Licensed Practical Nursing students from Northeastern Technical College showed first-graders at Ruby Elementary School otherwise using a black light that revealed the “germy” areas of their hands if they did not scrub well or long enough.

  • Rotary gives students dictionaries

     Staff reports

    Even in the age of Wikipedia and dictionary.com school children still need an old fashioned printed dictionary.

    Third graders in Chesterfield County are getting them, thanks to the Cheraw Rotary Club. Three club members traveled to Pageland Elementary School last week to hand out the books to appreciative children.

    Chesterfield town administrator David Huntley, Kevin Light of Hartsville and Tony Nolan of Jefferson hauled cartons of A Student’s Dictionaryto the 117 students in eight third grade classes.

  • Can you outsmart a teenager?

    Think you’re smarter than a teenager? Try these.

    1. What is the cube root of 343?

    2. What is the square root of the smallest prime number greater than 10?

    3. In what year did the North American free trade agreement take effect?

    4. Who was the former KGB agent appointed president of Russia when Boris Yeltsin resigned six months early, in March of 1999?

    5. Which major river runs through Baghdad?

    6. What percentage of the House of Representative is elected every two years?

  • Sandhill offers scholarship, D.C. tour

    $2,500 scholarship offered by Sandhill

    Information and applications for a $2,500 college scholarship sponsored by the Foundation for Rural Service and Sandhill Telephone Cooperative are now available from the guidance offices of area high schools and from Sandhill Telephone Cooperative.