Cheraw Chronicle- RSS Feed http://thecherawchronicle.com/ http://thecherawchronicle.com/ Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18:35:05 EST 1800 Local-first revolution shows the way http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion/50428003/Local-first-revolution-shows-the-way One of my favorite movies is the 1969 classic “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” Since it came out, I've probably watched it 20 times. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:02:08 EST Council discusses plans for park, median http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/home_top-localnews1/50426449/Council-discusses-plans-for-park-median A local engineer has volunteered to help with the master plan for Riverside Park, town council members learned at a briefing meeting Tuesday evening. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:02:07 EST How to contact the Chronicle http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/news/50428509/How-to-contact-the-Chronicle The Cheraw Chronicle office at 114 Front St. will be open by appointment only as the newspaper works to fill vacancies in the newsroom and customer service department. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:06 EST Photo contest offers jazz fest tickets http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/news/50254594/Photo-contest-offers-jazz-fest-tickets COLUMBIA — Winners of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina's LiveLifeBlue photo contest this month will receive VIP passes to the 2014 South Carolina Jazz Festival in Cheraw. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:55:05 EST College names summer scholars http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/news_education/50212587/College-names-summer-scholars The faculty and staff of Northeastern Technical College honors students for their outstanding academic achievement during the 2014 summer semester. Students are named to the president's list in recognition of a grade-point average of 4.0. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:53:17 EST Hicks earns master’s degree http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/news_education/50254399/Hicks-earns-masters-degree CONWAY — Justin Hicks of McBee recently graduated with a master of arts in education. Hicks was among 305 candidates for graduation at Coastal Carolina University's summer 2014 commencement ceremonies. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:52:09 EST Northeastern Tech upgrades lighting http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/news_education/50223268/Northeastern-Tech-upgrades-lighting Northeastern Technical College is looking brighter these days — and nights — with the installation of new light-emitting diode lights throughout the Cheraw campus. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:44:10 EST College launches smartphone app http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/news-news_education/50262047/College-launches-smartphone-app Northeastern Technical College is now “mobile” with the recent launch of a free mobile app, called NETC Mobile. Students, faculty, staff, and anyone interested in learning more about the college, will now have on-the-go access to college... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:43:16 EST Hospice seeks new volunteers http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/news/50210957/Hospice-seeks-new-volunteers To meet the growing demands of the hospice program and services at Springhill Assisted Living, Hospice of Chesterfield County will conduct a volunteer training program beginning Friday, Sept. 12. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:42:09 EST 10 graduate nursing assistant program http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/news_education/50254335/10-graduate-nursing-assistant-program The nursing assistant program at Northeastern Technical College recently graduated 10 students. The program consists of 80 hours of classroom instruction and 40 hours of supervised clinical training and is offered by the college's division of... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:41:09 EST Coordinating Council seeks best, worst photos http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/community_news/50287270/Coordinating-Council-seeks-best-worst-photos The Chesterfield County Coordinating Council Health Subcommittee is asking for residents' help to identify concerns in local communities and find ways to address them. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:38:10 EST Punt, Pass, Kick contest is Thursday http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/news/50408143/Punt-Pass-Kick-contest-today The Cheraw Recreation and Leisure Services Department will once again sponsor a local NFL Pepsi Punt, Pass, & Kick competition at Arrowhead Park. The contest will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28 on the football field at Arrowhead... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:37:04 EST 2 face domestic violence charges http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/blotter-news/50379761/Chesterfield-County-Sheriffs-Office The following people were recently charged by the Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office:• Raymond Gene Griffin Jr., 44, of 167 Airport Road, Apartment 7, Pageland, was charged with third-degree assault and battery. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:35:07 EST CHS band plans community trunk sale http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/news/50428633/CHS-band-plans-community-trunk-sale The Tribe, Cheraw High School's marching band, will host a community Junk in the Trunk Sale from 7 a.m. to noon Sept. 13 in the high school's student parking lot. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:32:07 EST Exploring the Pee Dee by boat http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50415727/Exploring-the-Pee-Dee-by-boat For some reason or other, I've always loved being around water. Why, when I retired, I held a state water and wastewater license. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:10:18 EST Football season kicks off http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/home_top-news/50407841/Football-season-kicks-off Students, families and fans gathered at the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store parking lot Aug. 21 to kick off the high school football season in Chesterfield County. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:10:11 EST FOIA failures http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion/50426651/FOIA-failures The pulpit is calling. It's time to do a little preaching.The subject isn't fresh. The spin is different. The old sermon is about FOI. The new message is about FYI. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:52:15 EST Assault leads to 3 Taser stuns http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/news/50401192/Assault-leads-to-3-Taser-stuns A hammer-wielding woman was stunned with a Taser three times after advancing on a Chesterfield County deputy and dousing her with hair gel, according to a sheriff's office report. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:03:06 EST The politics of spite in S.C. http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/opinion/50344026/The-politics-of-spite-in-S.C. Let's get this out of the way at the top: I'm a Democrat and, as such, I hope that Democrats win elections and Republicans lose — locally, in South Carolina and nationally. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:17:14 EST Former councilman quizzes town board http://thecherawchronicle.com/news/news/50264164/Former-councilman-quizzes-town-board Former Cheraw Town Councilman Mickey Workman took advantage of the public comment session at last Tuesday's meeting of council to ask a couple of questions. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:35:21 EST