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Traffic stop ends in drug arrest UPDATED

Friday, April 24, 2015 5:21 p.m.

A routine traffic stop led police on a chase and ultimately in the arrest of a man. According to Kingstree Police Department officials, on Friday, …

Judge sets trial date for bus aide accused of assaulting special needs child

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 2:02 p.m.

On March 26, Georgetown Municipal Court Judge Robert H. O’Donnell set the trial date for Sharon Mouzon McDonald — 46, 140 Barr Road — for May 18.

Dr. Morris celebrates opening of office

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 2:02 p.m.

Coming home never felt so good; especially when it includes opening a business in your mentor’s office. On April 13, family and friends surrounded Dr. …

WTC Foundation will solicit online on “Cinco de Mayo”

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 2:16 p.m.

The Williamsburg Technical College Foundation is participating in the “Big Give Pee Dee” 24-hour online giving challenge presented in cooperation with the Eastern Carolina Community Foundation and Big Give Pee Dee. On Tuesday, May 5, “Cinco de Mayo” to Spanish speakers -- donors may give to the WTC Foundation online from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Nesmith man charged with attempted murder

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 2:02 p.m.

Nathaniel Louis Graham, 53, of Nesmith, has been charged with Attempted Murder. According to a press release issued by the Williamsburg County …

Felician Center experiencing transformation through the arts

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 2:16 p.m.

Felician Center art volunteers, Kathy McCullough and Patty Richardson, have spent the last months developing an art project at Felician Center that …

You can go home again (w/ video)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 2:02 p.m.

For Teresa Thomas, April 17, started out like any other day. The Kingstree resident went about her normal routine that included a stop at her beloved …

The News announces Easter Coloring Contest winners

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 2:16 p.m.

The News would like to congratulate the winners of our annual Easter Coloring Contest. Each winner received an egg-citing Easter bag filled with lots …

Cleanup for the Kingstree canal

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 2:16 p.m.

The Kingstree Branch, better known as the Kingstree canal has been plagued with issues for decades but efforts are underway to meet the Corps of …

Nesmith man charged with attempted murder UPDATED

Friday, April 17, 2015 11:18 a.m.

Nathaniel Louis Graham, age 53, of Nesmith, SC has been charged with Attempted Murder.   According to a press release issued by the Williamsburg …

Special called meeting includes budget committee meeting

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 9:33 a.m.

A special called meeting of Kingstree Town Council was held April 6, to approve an amendment to an ordinance in regards to wastewater collection to comply with state and federal law and an ordinance to change the cutoff date for the water bill. Council also provided a unique view into the budget process when it held a budget committee meeting that …

How to be an “environmental” investor

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Next week, we observe the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. Since its inception in 1970, Earth Day has inspired millions of people to take action to …

Hemingway students place second in Middle School Academic Challenge Division II Championship

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 10:00 a.m.

HEMINGWAY M. B. LEE Middle School’s Academic Challenge Team finished its season with five wins and a second place finish in the Middle School …

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards $1,863,811.30 in grants in 2014

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 10:00 a.m.

The Sisters of Charity Foundation awards $1,863,811.30 to grantees addressing the root causes of poverty in South Carolina and has released its grant awards totals for 2014 in the areas of health, education and social services.

Matthews retires/welcomes new CEO UPDATED

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Kingstree Federal Savings & Loan will see a changing of the guard when Rupert B. Matthews retires this summer. Matthews is the fourth …

Update: School administration mum after announcing Magnet School of the Arts closing UPDATED

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 8:47 a.m.

An April 13, letter addressing students, parents, facility and staff of the Williamsburg County Magnet School of the Arts, stated that the …

Once in a lifetime chance slipping by for citizens

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 9:33 a.m.

It’s now or never. That’s basically what Walt Ackerman and Lane Mixon told Williamsburg County Council regarding the need for citizens to hook up to the county’s waterlines so the bills can be paid.

Passing the buck: “It’s the worst thing that could happen in Williamsburg County.” W. B. Wilson: Williamsburg County Councilman

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 9:33 a.m.

Williamsburg County Council voted unanimously to pass a resolution opposing a bill and supporting the state efforts to find solutions to the funding needs of the state maintained roads and bridges without transferring the burden to local government. The resolution also opposes any action taken by the General Assembly that through the lack of state …

Body cameras big subject after Charleston shooting (w/video) UPDATED

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 9:00 a.m.

Charleston has been voted the friendliest city and the number one city in the United States on more than one occasion. Charleston's historic presence …

Keeping citizens safe is fire department’s priority

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 12:35 p.m.

Skeletal remains discovered are of an animal

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 11:30 a.m.

Williamsburg County Coroner Harrison McKnight has advised the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office, that the skeletal remains discovered on March 30, …

Local gallery to host Congressman’s book signing

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 11:30 a.m.

U.S. Congressman James E. Clyburn will be in Williamsburg County to sign his book Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black. Cassandra …

Fool your taste buds UPDATED

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 11:00 a.m.

There are some ways that you can fool your taste buds with good nutrition. You can make your recipes more nutritious and still have food that tastes good. Try some of these ideas to add extra fiber and nutrients and/or to reduce the sugar, fat, and salt in your favorite recipes.

Events focus on child abuse

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 11:30 a.m.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Citizens joined in an effort by the Williamsburg Guardian ad Litem and the Pee Dee Coalition to …

Panthers practice pants may prompt pro-level attitude UPDATED

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 11:00 a.m.

The Kingstree Jaguars Football team recently had a unique uniform upgrade thanks to the Carolina Panthers. A successful grant provided the Jaguars …

Inaugural ride offers insight on conservation UPDATED

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 11:00 a.m.

On March 26, the first Congaree Land Trust Trail Ride took place in Eastover.

First Citizens receives Image Award

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 11:30 a.m.

The Williamsburg HomeTown Chamber presented the Image Award for March to First Citizens Bank of Kingstree. Mike Boyd, vice president retail sales …

Kingstree Jaguars Football team comes up big at combine UPDATED

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 11:00 a.m.

The Kingstree Jaguars Football team turned heads at the third annual “Step It Up” football combine Sunday, March 29, held at a facility on Liberty Hall Road in Goose Creek. The combine is designed to connect high school football players from around the country with college coaches.

Skeletal remains turn out to be an animal UPDATED

Saturday, April 4, 2015 5:30 p.m.

The Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office has been advised by Williamsburg County Coroner Harrison McKnight, that the skeletal remains discovered on March 30, in the Earles community are those of a wild animal. Two people who were clearing a beaver dam off McCants Road discovered the remains wrapped in a tarp. The remains were sent to the Medical …

Two Kingstree men charged in murder-for-hire plot UPDATED

Thursday, April 2, 2015 3:34 p.m.

Kingstree resident Robbie Lee Bufkin, Jr., 33, of Kingstree, has been charged with murder in connection to a Myrtle Beach fatal shooting. According …

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