Pee Dee News

300 turkeys to be given away in Marion County to Medicaid members

One healthcare team wants to make sure local families don't go hungry this holiday season

Florence man wins $125K playing lottery while on lunch break

SCHP: Driver thrown from vehicle, killed in crash in Marion County

Coroner: 31-year-old killed in head-on collision in Florence County

  Grand jury indicts suspended Florence County sheriff on new charges

Twelve inmates baptized over weekend at Darlington County jail

No injuries following Saturday fire in Florence

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  Johnsonville Rescue Squad holds fundraiser to help save department

President of Francis Marion University gets contract extension in unanimous vote

  MUSC Florence announces new transplant outreach clinic

  Town of Nichols unveils new volunteer fire station

Order: Darlington music teacher’s certification suspended after calling student ‘ugly, fat, and stupid,’ using profanity

  Local experts share safe, low-cost ways to winterize your home

Rapper Kodak Black, accused of sexual assault in Pee Dee, gets prison sentence in federal weapons case

Rapper Kodak Black has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison after pleading guilty to weapons charges stemming from his arrest just before a scheduled concert performance in May.

  How to care for your car, home as temperatures plunge across Grand Strand, Pee Dee

A cold rain brought in a cold front of incredible proportions Tuesday night.

  Gold Star Families monument unveiled during Veterans Day ceremony

The dedication was part of the annual Veterans Day ceremony to honor relatives who’ve lost their loved ones in service.

  Darlington mayor-elect hopes to bring positive change to the city

The city of Darlington will soon have a new mayor.

Man reported missing on Halloween found dead along Pee Dee roadway

Lumberton police investigating after fight turns to gunfire, injures one

  Robeson County leaders developing disaster plan focused on children

  Presidential hopeful Cory Booker makes a stop in the Pee Dee

South Carolina’s fallen officers of 2018 to be honored at ceremony Friday

  Dillon County leaders approve funding for much-needed bus service

  Coroner investigating death of young child in Dillon County

The coroner will not release an official ruling until an autopsy is completed.

Sheriff’s office: Man tried to get two girls walking to school into his truck

The Darlington County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident where they said a man approached two young girls on their way to school.

Police search for missing Timmonsville man last seen leaving hospital

The Florence Police Department is asking the community for helping in finding a missing 25-year-old man.

No injuries reported following blaze at Pee Dee home

A single-family home went up in flames early Wednesday morning in the Pee Dee.

New jobs coming to the Pee Dee after manufacturing company invests $6.9 million

A railroad tie manufacturing company is expected to bring dozens of new jobs to Marion County.

  Darlington County building museum enacts new bill to preserve historic properties

Darlington County has new measures in place to help preserve the area’s history.

One year ago, Hania Aguilar was kidnapped outside her Lumberton home

Tuesday marks one year since Hania Aguilar was abducted outside her home in Lumberton. Weeks later, the 13-year-old was found dead.

  Coroner identifies man who died after falling into large grain bin near Lake City

A man who fell into a large grain bin Monday in Florence County has died, according to the coroner.

Decision 2019: What to know before heading to the polls

Polling places will open across the Grand Strand and the Pee Dee on Tuesday for a number of area elections that are taking place.

  S.C. Pecan Festival a huge impact on local businesses

This weekend, tens of thousands of people will be in downtown Florence for the 16th annual South Carolina Pecan Festival.

Marion County deputy shoots, kills dog after being attacked

A Marion County Sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a dog Thursday after the animal attacked him while he was responding to a call, authorities said.

  FSD1 looks to reform middle schools, holds listening sessions

Florence School District One held a listening session Wednesday night for their plans to implement a new middle school concept.

  Marion County unemployment rate hits record lows

The unemployment rate in Marion County stands at 2.7%

  'I will keep Mr. Biden in my prayers’: Florence priest denies Biden communion over abortion stance

A Florence priest denied former Vice President Joe Biden communion over the weekend for his stance on abortion.

  New affordable, upscale senior housing coming to Lake City

Construction of a multi-million dollar affordable housing for senior citizens is underway in Lake City.

  Group rallies to honor 41 people killed in S.C. in 2018 from domestic violence

Forty-one pictures showing the 41 victims of domestic violence in 2018 in South Carolina are being displayed with the hope of helping others.

One killed, two injured in wrong-way crash on Highway 378

One person was killed and two others injured in a wrong-way crash in Florence County early Sunday morning.

Public Schools of Robeson County to add more school resource officers

The Public Schools of Robeson County announced Saturday the addition of school resource officers in schools.

Man dies days after being hit by vehicle in the Pee Dee

A man who was struck by a vehicle Tuesday morning in Darlington County has died, according to Coroner J. Todd Hardee.

Florence deputies search for missing 15-year-old last seen in September

The Florence County Sheriff’s Office is reaching out to the community, asking for help finding a missing 15-year-old.

  SCDOT looks to improve dangerous Florence intersection

One intersection in Florence is considered one of the most dangerous in the state.

  S.C. port industry reveals $7.1 billion impact in Pee Dee

The South Carolina Ports Authority has made a $7.1 billion economic impact in the Pee Dee, according to a study.

  Conway Medical Center goes on the road to help women screen for breast cancer

Conway Medical Center is making sure that all women have the opportunity to get their annual mammograms.

Pee Dee pediatric office offers drive-thru flu shot clinic

A Pee Dee physician is making it easier than ever to get a flu shot.

Deputies in Sumter Co. in search of missing 23-year-old man

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office needs your help to find Derrick Slater.

  Family, friends honor late Inv. Farrah Turner on anniversary of her death

Turner was one of seven officers shot on October 3 during an ambush at Vintage Place

Public Schools of Robeson County receive $2.2 million grant for mental health

A $2.2 million federal grant has been awarded to the Public Schools of Robeson County in an effort to improve mental health services for students

Florence County coroner identifies victims in two separate shootings hours apart

The Florence County Coroner’s Office has identified the victims of two separate fatal shootings Monday night.

  Florence County school district holds anti-bullying event

Florence County School District Three held a community bullying prevention forum in recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month.

  Tornado damages homes in Myrtle Beach neighborhood

A tornado that developed from Tropical Storm Nestor damaged several homes in one Myrtle Beach neighborhood early Sunday morning.

Suspect arrested after deadly Chesterfield County shooting

The shooting happened on Smithville Church Road in Cheraw around 10 p.m. The sheriff believes the shooting stemmed from a disagreement.

  Memorial park being built in Marion to honor Charleston church shooting victim

The site will honor the late senator and pastor Clementa Pinckney. He was one of nine people killed during bible study at the Emanuel A.M.E church in 2015.

Florence County deputies deliver supplies to children in need

Florence County deputies distributed school supplies, toiletries and clothes to children in need at Hannah Pamplico Elementary School Friday morning.

No foul play suspected after body found in Robeson County

Authorities say no foul play is suspected after a body was found last weekend in Robeson County.

  Town of Nichols uses FEMA grant to find solutions to prevent devastating floods

Flooding nearly washed out one Pee Dee town not once but twice and now leaders have taken big steps to try and keep it from happening again.

  McCall Farms creates 200 jobs with latest expansion

McCall Farms has announced a $50 million expansion to its current operations in Florence County.

  New hotel, entertainment venue coming to downtown Florence

A third hotel is coming to downtown Florence as part of an estimated $65 million mix-use development.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash closes part of I-95 in Robeson County

A crash Wednesday in Robeson County has closed a part of I-95 North.

Man charged after tractor-trailer driver dies in Lumberton crash

A man has been charged in connection to a deadly crash involving a tractor-trailer in Lumberton.

Kroger looking to fill 1,000 positions during job fair

Kroger will be hosting a one-day job fair for all Atlanta Division stores, which includes those in South Carolina, to fill more than 1,000 full and part-time positions.

  This is Carolina: Cotton keeps generations of farmers in business

One South Carolina family has been providing cotton from the family farm since 1962

Solicitor drops charges against man arrested in connection to Lake City club shooting

The attempted murder charges were dropped after his attorney provided video evidence, showing he wasn't at the club at the time of the shooting.

  Florence man involved in deputy chase claims he was wrongfully accused

The Florence man at the center of the viral video being chased by Florence County sheriff’s deputies claims he was wrongfully accused of armed robbery.

Coroner identifies pedestrian fatally struck by vehicle along Florence County road

Trooper are investigating a deadly pedestrian crash in Florence County.

  $3.6 million grant could add 30 firefighters to Horry County if council approves

Horry County Fire Rescue hopes the grant will help the department better keep up with the number of calls coming in.

Deputies investigate possible human remains found in Florence County

The Florence County Sheriff’s office is investigating possible human remains that were found on Thursday.

  Florence mayor will not seek re-election

Florence Mayor Stephen Wukela will not seek a fourth term in 2020.

  Construction on new Darlington County Courthouse set to start next year

The planning for a new Darlington County Courthouse continues to move forward.

UPDATE: Man found dead in ditch near Lumberton High School identified

Authorities have identified a man that was found dead in a Lumberton ditch on Wednesday.

Body found on campus of Scotland High School; no foul play suspected

No foul play is suspected after a man was found dead in a vehicle on the campus of Scotland High School Wednesday afternoon.

  Highway 9 to see significant changes in near future

A major road is expected to be upgraded and widened to handle its daily drivers, but not everyone thinks the plans are ready for construction to begin.

  This is Carolina: ‘River rat’ prompts conservation efforts through riverside campsites

Among the 66 miles of trees lining the Lynches River is a campsite made from wood. It’s the first of six that a team hopes to build.

  Johnsonville residents upset about spike in water bills

Some people in Johnsonville are up in arms over the recent spike in water bills.

  Truck leaves massive trail of peanuts in S.C.

This story is a little bit “nuts.”

One dead, others injured following pair of shootings near Timmonsville

The Florence County Sheriff’s Office is working two separate shooting Saturday, one with a fatal ending.

  Teen dies in Marlboro County crash involving tractor-trailer, driver charged

A 15-year-old girl died this week following a crash involving a tractor-trailer in Marlboro County.

  ONE YEAR LATER: Loved ones, community honor those killed, injured in Florence ambush

Thursday marks one year since a deadly officer-involved shooting in Florence.

Leader unveils plans for memorial honoring fallen first responders in Florence

A new memorial will be built in downtown Florence to honor first responders who gave their lives while protecting others.