Multiple Arrests Made Across South CarolinaGreenville Daily BugleNewsBreak Contributor
Savoring Bennettsville: The Town's Hidden Culinary GemsMicheal KnightNewsBreak Contributor
Local Flavors, Fresh Fare: The Rise of Bennettsville's Farm-to-Table SceneMicheal KnightNewsBreak Contributor
Multiple Tragic Shootings Rattle South CarolinaGreenville Daily BugleNewsBreak Contributor
Florence's Flavor Fusion: Fried Green Tomato and Bacon PastaMicheal KnightNewsBreak Contributor
Person flown to hospital after shooting in Bennettsville, police say
Person flown to hospital after shooting in Bennettsville, police say.
Marlboro Co. man accused of threatening to burn down father's house, assaulting deputies
MARLBORO COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — A Marlboro County man is facing multiple charges after his father called the police on him for an alleged burglary and threats of arson, according to the Marlboro County Sheriff's Office. The victim called deputies to his home on Carousel Road in Bennettsville on...
3 arrested in Dillon County after marijuana and illegal firearms seized, deputies say
DILLON COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — Three men were arrested after marijuana and six illegal firearms were seized during a multi-agency safety checkpoint conducted Friday throughout Dillon County, authorities said. Dominic Antwan Walters, 33, Isaiah Amos Bowens, 26, and Reginald Junior Murphy, 21, all of Fairmont, North Carolina were charged with unlawful carry and simple possession […]
Savoring Bennettsville: The Town's Hidden Culinary Gems
A culinary mystery as old as Bennettsville, South Carolina, a charming town with a rich historical tapestry, is kept hidden. Tucked away in the center of Marlboro County, this quaint village has a wealth of family-secret recipes that date back many generations, all of which bear witness to the town's rich culinary history.
Strong winds, hail possible in areas of Marlboro & Darlington counties
(WPDE) — A special weather statement was issued for Bennettsville and Clio in Marlboro County and Society Hill in Darlington County on Saturday afternoon. The statement, released at 3:28 p.m. by National Weather Service Wilmington, is in effect until 4:15 p.m. The statement warns of the threat of 30...
Local Flavors, Fresh Fare: The Rise of Bennettsville's Farm-to-Table Scene
Known for its cotton mills and tobacco plantations, Bennettsville, South Carolina, is leading the way in the farm-to-table movement, transforming its eating scene into a shining example of regional sustainability and fresh cuisine. This change is based on the town's agricultural heritage, but it adds a contemporary touch by emphasizing fruit and meats that are sourced locally.
Town of Clio renovates old bank into new Town Hall office
MARLBORO COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — The Marlboro County Town of Clio has renovated an old bank on Main Street and is using it for the new municipal office of the Town Hall. The town’s Facebook page said, “It’s nice to take an empty building on our Main Street and make it into a beautiful office space for our Town and team.”
Multiple shots fired at people outside Marlboro County home
MARLBORO COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Tuesday drive-by shooting in the Bennettsville area. The shooting happened around 11:30 a.m. at a home on Breeden Street. Chief Deputy Larry Turner said multiple shots were fired at people outside the home, but no one...
First Responder Friday: Keyshawn Peterson
MARLBORO COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — It’s time for another edition of First Responder Friday as News13 honors Grand Strand and Pee Dee first responders. This week’s nominee is Deputy Keyshawn Peterson with the Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office. Peterson was hired by the sheriff’s office in 2022. He’s currently assigned to the uniformed patrol division. He […]
Shooting ends in fatal accident
CLIO—On February 14 around 6 p.m., the Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Carolina Church Rd. in the Clio area of Marlboro County in reference to subject discharging a firearm into a home. Upon arrival, deputies with the Uniformed Patrol Division spoke with the homeowner and his wife. Through speaking with them, it was determined that a male subject came to the home to collect a debt for illegal drugs when an argument ensued. The subject then presented two handguns and began to shoot at the complainant’s home. The complainant advised that the subject left before law enforcement’s arrival and gave a detailed description of the subject’s vehicle.
Dillon County joint highway safety checkpoint results in multiple tickets, arrests
DILLON COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — The Dillon County Sheriff’s Office participated in a Fourth Judicial Circuit Law Enforcement Network Safety Checkpoint on Friday along with the Latta Police Dept., Dillon Police Dept. and other agencies in the Fourth Circuit. According to a post made by deputies, multiple traffic...
The gas price fluctuate between $2.93 and $2.99 in Bennettsville as of 2024-02-25. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Sunday is $3.262, a week ago the price is $3.279 , according to AAA.
Thank you to the parents and students who attended the Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS) Educational and job opportunities event on Sunday!
Thank you to the parents and students who attended the Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS) Educational and job opportunities event on Sunday. The students received great information on scholarships, fellowship opportunities, study abroad, exchange programs, virtual and paid internships, DS Drone Defender C-UAS/HoloLens Armored Car information. They also were able to go inside the Mobile Tactical Operations Command Center. The families also had an opportunity to meet Gentry O. Smith, Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security, Lumbee Tribal Citizen Cassondra Searight and staff members and agents working in the field. Cassondra is from the Prospect Community. In 2021, she was named the first fulltime permanent Diversity and Inclusion Officer in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security Service.
Sheriff’s office honors heroic efforts of officers
BENNETTSVILLE—On December 29, a group of law enforcement officers from the city of Bennettsville and the Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office were involved in a chase. Two juveniles were traveling at a high rate of speed to avoid the officers. During the chase, the young people in the car lost control of the vehicle and it crashed. The vehicle burst into flames and the six officers —four Marlboro County Sheriff’s deputies and two Bennettsville Police officers—pulled the juveniles from the fire.
Former SC police officer arrested for ‘sextortion’
CHERAW, S.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — A Chesterfield County police officer was arrested Thursday for sexual extortion, South Carolina law enforcement officials said. SLED agents say 40-year-old Justin Brian McKenzie is a former officer with the Cheraw Police Department. He reportedly who used text messages to “maliciously threaten” that he would publish sexually explicit photos […]
Marlboro County Health Ratings
BENNETTESVILLE — The following are the reported health code ratings out of Marlboro County for the month of January. The ratings are provided however the violations are not listed. — Jan. 2: Jesse’s Hot Subs, 206 US-15, Bennettsville, 100. — Jan. 3: Pizza Time, 154 Hwy 15-401 Bypass...
Rural Black voters, including those in Scotland County, are key for Democrats in NC
LAURINBURG — In a navy blue pinstripe suit and black and gold paisley tie, 93-year-old William Matthews Jr. drove through downtown Lauri
Death investigation underway after 2 found in Laurinburg, police say
LAURINBURG, N.C. (WBTW) — A death investigation is underway after two people were found dead Wednesday at an undisclosed location, according to Capt. Chris Young with the Laurinburg Police Department. There are no signs of foul play and how the two died is unknown at this time, Young said. The Laurinburg Police Department and Scotland […]
Triumphing Over Tragedy: Conversations with Roland J. Beckerman
Local musician and published author Roland J. Beckerman — pen name of John Martin — knows all too well how to take a devastating situation and use it for something good. 70-year-old multi-talented Beckerman was born in Hamlet where he still resides. One could say when he makes his mind up to do something, he gives it his all. Using his own true-life experiences, he is the author of three biographical fiction novels and is working on a fourth. Each one keeps the reader on the edge of their seat with all the creative twists.
VIDEO: Laurinburg principal greets students with a celebration dance every morning
LAURINBURG, N.C. (WPDE) — South Johnson Elementary School's 676 students get a special greeting every morning from their principal, Latonya McLean, as they enter the school building. McLean does a special dance for them and makes sure to give each student a high five. She said she’s been in...