• 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.

  • 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.

  • The art of Sapid

    Agreement is not required in Charles Brown’s classes at Central High School.
    Disagreement is embraced, particularly if it leads to a better idea.
    “Students, it’s their job to challenge me,” says Brown, now in his sixth year of teaching. Students’ actions keep his classes fresh, he said.
    But Brown’s marketing classes are more than just words and lectures. They require actions beyond the classroom.
    His students sell smoothies in the cafeteria during lunch that they have taste-tested themselves in the classroom.

  • On the run for Jefferson Elementary

    Jefferson Elementary students went round and round Friday to raise funds for the school.
    About 350 students from kindergarten through sixth grade participated in the second annual Fun Run.
    Last year’s event raised about $11,000 for the school, said organizer Meghan Threatt of the Parent-Teacher Organization. It is the school’s primary fundraiser.
    There were prizes to the students who raise the most money and completed the most laps. The prizes were gift cards to the Great Wolf Lodge.

  • Rep. Yow: Head Start gives children a kick start

    Sitting among the children at Pageland’s Head Start, state Rep. Richie Yow knew all to well the challenges the students face.
    Yow was once one of those children.
    “The start of a kid’s life is detrimental to the outcome of a kid’s life,” Yow said. “When they are shown the love here, it goes with them there.”
    Yow, a 1992 graduate of Cheraw High School, said he still see the friends who attended Head Start with him.

  • Whispers In The Stacks

    By Michael Kaltwang
    Chesterfield County Library Director

    The week of October 15-21 is National Friends of Libraries Week.
    The Friends of Chesterfield County Libraries has raised thousands of dollars for the library system. Currently more than 60 members contribute annually to the Friends of Chesterfield County Libraries. Many of these contributors volunteer with fundraisers such as author talks, book sales and raffles.
    Our library system would suffer greatly without the Friends of Chesterfield County Libraries.

  • Chesterfield County schools lead in bullying research

    There were screams and shouts as Spiderman and Wonder Woman walked the halls of Petersburg Primary in Pageland.
    There were high-fives and hugs amid the chaos, and even the teachers stopped the superheroes for selfies.
    After all, Petersburg Primary bills itself as a place where superheroes are in training.
    Principal Janice Kiser selected the theme because of the renewed interest in superheroes. Last week she invited students and teachers to wear their favorite superhero garb to school.