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Past articles by Matt:

New baseball complexes planned for Darlington

DARLINGTON, SC (WBTW) - A plan for new ball fields in downtown Darlington is almost ready to get underway. → Read More

Company donates money for new park in Latta

LATTA, SC (WBTW) – A new park in Latta is already bringing hope back to a tough part of town. → Read More

Darlington County student says poor road condition prevents bus pickup

A student who lives on one Pee Dee road said his school bus driver would not pick him up for several days this past school year because the road is in bad shape. → Read More

Florence District One behavior health staff asking for funding help

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) – Florence School District One board members met Thursday night for a final public hearing on the coming year’s budget–though some staff members say they aren&… → Read More

Latta hopes to use grant to continue water and sewer upgrades

Communities across South Carolina are set to receive millions in infrastructure grants aimed at fixing water and sewer problems. → Read More

Florence District 2 plans for alternative certification programs to fill teacher vacancies

Over half the teacher vacancies in the state are in the Pee Dee and Lowcountry, according to a new report. → Read More

Darlington County students observe Memorial Day in classroom

Students in Darlington County didn't get to observe Monday's holiday outside of school as they normally would. → Read More

Dillon County to demolish abandoned buildings in preparation for inland port

Dillon County Council met Wednesday afternoon, and the county's inland port project is progressing and preparations continue. → Read More

Beavers, population growth push Florence into $30M sewer project

A main sewage line in Florence that runs the length of a popular creek needs to be replaced, according to city officials. → Read More

Marion County hurricane victims await federal grant for disaster recovery

Some Hurricane Matthew victims in Marion County said they are still awaiting help to recover from the storm’s damaging winds and flooding. → Read More

Florence WWII POW laid to rest

Mourners gathered Friday in Florence to honor the memory of one of the last World War II POWs in the Pee Dee. → Read More

Marlboro County parents fill public hearing on school reconfiguration

BLENHEIM, SC (WBTW) – Many parents in Marlboro County are upset over a plan to send students as young as third grade across the county to Marlboro High School. → Read More

Georgetown Planning Commission votes down rezoning plan some warned could kill steel mill deal

GEORGETOWN, SC (WBTW) – The Georgetown Planning Commssion Tuesday voted down a measure that some warned could kill a deal to sell and reopen the Georgetown Steel Mill. → Read More

Florence School District two discusses consolidating services

PAMPLICO, SC (WBTW) – One Pee Dee school district agrees with lawmakers who say it’s time to combine school services for districts statewide. → Read More

State pension requirements lead to Darlington budget crunch

DARLINGTON, SC (WBTW) – Officials in Darlington and many other municipalities are finding it harder and harder to make ends meet while paying into funds required by state law. → Read More

Study: SC schools could save millions by consolidating districts

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) – A new study by the Department of Education makes the case for combining school districts statewide. → Read More

Darlington County Sheriff’s Office touts achievements of first 100 days

Darlington County Sheriff Tony Chavis has now been in office for 100 days and said he’s only just getting started cleaning up the county and the department. → Read More

Gov. Cooper visits Robeson County to support flooded communities

Governor Roy Cooper has only been in office for a few months, and he spent Tuesday in Robeson County, his first visit to the area since being elected. → Read More

School board: West Lumberton students can stay at Lumberton Jr. High

LUMBERTON, NC (WBTW) – In an unanimous decision, Robeson County School Board members agreed with parents, teachers, and staff that West Lumberton Elementary School students should stay at Lum… → Read More

Fundraiser seeks to get Darlington County K-9 officers protective vests

One Pee Dee law enforcement agency wants to make sure all of its officers are protected, including the four-legged ones, and one man is rallying the community to help. → Read More