Dillon County, SC


Northwest Grains establishing transload facility beside Inland Port Dillon

DILLON, S.C. – Another transload facility is coming to the area around Inland Port Dillon. The South Carolina Ports Authority announced last week that Northwest Grains International LLC has broken ground on an agricultural transload operation in Dillon County to serve agricultural producers. The operation will handle containerized soybeans, lumber, logs, peanuts, cotton, cotton seed and yellow peas for export through the Port of Charleston via Inland Port Dillon.
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1 killed after shooting on Hwy 9 in Dillon County, officials say

DILLON COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — A man has been killed in a shooting Saturday afternoon on Highway 9 in Dillon County, according to Dillon County Sheriff Douglas Pernell. Pernell said they’re in the early stages of the investigation, but there’s no threat to the community. The victim’s name isn’t being...
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Manhunt underway following shooting, car chase in Dillon County, sheriff says

DILLON COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — Deputies searched for a man following a shooting at a store Wednesday afternoon in the Hamer area of Dillon County and a chase that went through Robeson County, according to Dillon County Sheriff Douglas Pernell. Pernell said one person was hurt in the shooting. The...

Dillon County councilman seeking to help troubled teens

DILLON COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — Dillon County Councilman Jamal Campbell said he's seen more violence among teenagers in his county and across the Pee Dee. “I grew up here in Dillon. And I have experienced some of the challenges of gang violence. Gun violence. I think, one of my aspirations. One of the reasons that I ran is that I wanted to actually see change. And I realize that in order to see change, and you don’t get the change that you’re looking for. You have to actually go out and become the change that you want to see,” said Campell.
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Cartwright Part Of New Team At Sheriff’s Office

Editor’s Note: This the first in a series of articles that will be appearing about the new team at the Dillon County Sheriff’s Office. Public service is a calling for Detective Derrick Cartwright, who is now serving as part of the new team at the Dillon County Sheriff’s Office. From...
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Fantasy Bear Stars On Library Video Page

Did you know that the library has a YouTube page? If you didn’t you know now. We have story time, computer classes, and many videos for children. The star of our YouTube page is Fantasy, our library bear. She sits at the desk as you come in, but when no one is in the library she becomes a YouTube star!

Friends Group Needs Support For Dolly Parton Imagination Library Program

The Friends of the Dillon County Library System first priority is to raise money to improve and support library services in Dillon County, and to serve as the agency used to bring books to Dillon County through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. The DPIL program sends free books to children 0-5 in Dillon County each year with no cost to you. The Friends of the Dillon County Library System supports and funds this project. The year 2020 was a difficult year for our Friends’ group due to the pandemic. We usually have multiple fundraising programs during the year to raise money, but the pandemic made doing such fundraising impossible. We have now reached the point that we need our community’s help. The Friends group only has enough to support the program for another few months. I would like to raise at least $1000.00 dollars to keep the program going through the fall. Your involvement in helping us reach this goal will make all the difference in young children’s lives in Dillon County. When you give money to support this program you are giving back to your community, and helping us lay the groundwork for the future of our children.

Dillon County Christian Ministers Alliance: May Minutes

ZOOM meeting: In attendance were James Orr, Henry Altman, H.B. Drake, Charles Wilkerson, Leo Chapman, Jamie Arnette, Michael Battle. President Henry Altman opened the meeting with a report on the National Day of Prayer. A total of twenty ministers were present, with about eighty-five total in attendance. Financial report was...

Virtual Programming Offered By Library

Did you know all about the virtual programming that is offered by the library?. Over the past year due to the pandemic, we have changed the way that the library has offered programming, and we want to continue to offer our patrons virtual services for when you are not able to come to the library.
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PHOTO GALLERY: Hundreds Turn Out For Sheriff’s Family And Friends Day

Hundreds turned out for the Dillon County Sheriff’s Office Family and Friends Day held today (Saturday, June 5) on the grounds of the Dillon County Sheriff’s Office. There was all kinds of food including bbq, bbq chicken, chicken bog, hot dogs, hamburgers, all the trimmings, and desserts. There was a bouncy house for the kids. It was a great community event. See more about it in an upcoming issue of The Dillon Herald.

Editorial: A Man Who Gets Things Done

The Little Pee Dee State Park is one of Dillon County’s greatest natural treasures. Many people have one memory or another that they can associate with the park. Some took their first camping trip there. Some caught their first fish there. Some remember attending a family picnic, birthday party, reunion, or other event at the park. Mamy memories are still being made there, and many are due to the improvements over the last few years that have been made at the park.