Cheraw Chronicle- RSS Feed Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:31:44 EST 1800 Program supports troops, families County school system leaders learned about support services available to returning troops and their families Friday. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 02:29:08 EST The ‘write’ stuff A crowd gathers around an instructor in the Northeastern Technical College library on a recent Tuesday evening. The instructor reads from a book and explains the text to his audience. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:54:04 EST Church to honor state NAACP founder Pee Dee Union Baptist Church will celebrate the life and legacy of Levi G. Byrd at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 21. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:20:09 EST Goodwin Tax Services opens downtown The Cheraw Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new business to the town with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday night. The festivities took place at 109 Market St., the new location of Goodwin Tax Services. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:14:09 EST Soccer team takes 2nd in tourney The Cheraw Recreation and Leisure Services 15-and-under soccer team traveled to Bluffton last Saturday and finished second in the South Carolina Athletic Programs Division 2 State Tournament. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:09:08 EST ‘How are the rain dear?’ Children around the world and throughout Chesterfield County wrote letters to Santa this month to tell the jolly old elf what they'd like to unwrap on Christmas morning. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:44:06 EST Red Cross plans 2 county blood drives FLORENCE — The American Red Cross asks eligible blood donors to make a resolution to give blood regularly in 2015, beginning with National Blood Donor Month in January. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:28:04 EST County council induction set for Jan. 5 Chesterfield County Council members and Probate Judge Gail Ingram will take office during an induction ceremony set for 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, in the county courthouse's main courtroom. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:24:06 EST County releases holiday, meeting schedules Chesterfield County has released its holiday schedule for 2015. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:16:06 EST Early morning thoughts on Christmas It's the best part of the day right now. It's not quite six, I'm having my first cup of hot, steaming coffee (heavy on the cream, leave off the sugar), I'm the only one up (well, except for Sonny, the big fat Russian Blue cat)... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:10:10 EST Soap Club 2: Electric Boogaloo Last week, I talked a little bit about the process of making soap. The floral scented batch was cooling in the mold. Now it was time for some honey oatmeal soap. A recipe I had done time and time again. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:10 EST Bernanke from Bennettsville — and other S.C. facts Last week I had lunch with three old friends. All of us are proud South Carolina natives, amateur history buffs and great fans of barbecue. We decided to meet at a new barbecue joint that we were all anxious to try. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 23:49:05 EST The 12 sites of Social Security Back by popular demand is our holiday favorite, “The 12 Sites of Social Security.” It's inspired by the popular traditional holiday song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” a holiday favorite since 1780. Play it again,... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 23:42:08 EST Community honors Malloy at gala BENNETTSVILLE — The Marlboro County Community Development Corp. held a fundraising gala Dec. 5 in the Marlboro County Community Center. The evening featured food, a raffle and live music from New Creation. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 02:39:06 EST 17 graduate nursing program Seventeen Northeastern Technical College students made a pledge to the nursing profession Dec. 10, during the practical nursing pinning ceremony held at the college's main campus in Cheraw. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 01:15:06 EST Meet Martha, Chesterfield County’s pet of the week Contributed photoMartha, a 1-to-3-year-old female, is the Chesterfield County Animal Services' Pet of the Week. Officials say Martha is super sweet and loves to play. Martha does wonderful with other dogs her size and larger. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:36:06 EST 6 charged with shoplifting These people were recently charged by officers of the Cheraw Police Department:• Jarik Shabazz Thomas, 18, Bennettsville. Drug possession, Dec. 8 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:34:06 EST LETTER: No complaints on B&B in Chronicle photo To the editor: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:18:07 EST Dinkins, Pegues graduate from Coastal Carolina CONWAY — Two Cheraw residents have graduated from Coastal Carolina University. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:11:07 EST Deputies arrest 4 on assault charges These people were recently charged by deputies of the Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office:• Samuel Edward Alexander Jr. 32 3475 Oates Highway, Lamar, stolen property, Nov. 19 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:03:08 EST