Check out your colon

Posted by | March 29, 2019 5:00 pm

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and Colleton Medical Center and Coastal Carolina Surgical Specialists are raising awareness for early detection.
“Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States,” explained Dr. Laura Dacks, a general … Read the rest

DAR names 2019 Good Citizens

Posted by | March 29, 2019 5:00 pm

The Colonel Joseph Glover Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented its annual Good Citizens Awards at the March 20 meeting to Mollie Shay Warren and Rachel Faith Williams. Each recipient received a Good Citizens pin, a certificate … Read the rest

CMC wound care wins national award

Posted by | March 29, 2019 5:00 am

Colleton Medical Center physicians, leaders and clinicians gathered March 19 to celebrate the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence award, which was given to Advanced Wound Care Clinic.
This center has achieved patient satisfaction rates higher than 92 … Read the rest

Celebrating 104

Posted by | March 29, 2019 5:00 am

Mary Darmody celebrated her 104th birthday on Thursday March 21 at Pruitt Health Care in Walterboro. Born in Canada, she grew up in Watertown, Mass. She was married to the late Bill Darmody. She has three daughters and one son. … Read the rest

Clyburn speaks on Obamacare

Posted by | March 29, 2019 5:00 am


South Carolina 6th District Congressman Jim Clyburn came to Jasper County March 21 for a bit of a victory lap as the Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act (ACA), nicknamed Obamacare, turns nine.
“Obamacare, or the … Read the rest

County residents give from the heart

Posted by | March 29, 2019 5:00 am

Residents throughout the county opened their wallets and pocketbooks as the Colleton County Fire-Rescue collected money through a boot drive at several businesses over the last two weeks.
The local efforts were part of the annual Carolina Children’s Charity Fund … Read the rest

Braille competitor honored by board

Posted by | March 28, 2019 5:00 pm

Sarah Cole Hardy, a first-grade student at Forest Hills Elementary School, competed in the 2019 S.C. Regional Braille Challenge held Feb. 7.
Colleton County School District has had student representatives participating in the challenge since 2009. Dr. Jacinta Bryant, Special … Read the rest

Murdaugh advances to WFD captain

Posted by | March 28, 2019 5:00 pm

Wilson Murdaugh has been promoted to fill the captain’s post vacated when Paul Seigler was named chief of the Walterboro Fire Department in January.
“Murdaugh has been with our department since 2014,” Seigler said, “and during those five years, I … Read the rest

Pinewood Derby held at Smoke in the Boro

Posted by | March 28, 2019 5:00 pm

Crime Reports

Posted by | March 28, 2019 5:00 pm

Burglary reports results in arrest
On March 23 members of the Walterboro Police Department were dispatched to a home on State Street after a witness reported seeing two people at a residence who appeared to be breaking into the home.… Read the rest

Showing off their classics

Posted by | March 28, 2019 5:00 am

By Dan Larrabee

Classic examples of America’s “Big Three” motor vehicle manufacturers — Ford, General Motors and Chrysler — were recognized March 23 in conjunction with the annual Smoke in the ’Boro last weekend in Walterboro.
The car show held … Read the rest

The search continues for gunman

Posted by | March 28, 2019 5:00 am

One year ago today, a gunman cut Erica Caldwell’s life short.
Erica’s death was the only homicide in Walterboro in 2018 and, despite the best efforts of the city’s police department, remains unsolved.
On March 28, 2018, shortly after 9 … Read the rest

A mother’s pain …

Posted by | March 28, 2019 5:00 am

“I have cried every day for a year,” Kam Baker said as the one-year anniversary of her daughter Erica Caldwell’s death at the hand of a gunman neared.
“I think that losing your child is such an unnatural thing to … Read the rest

War Hawk bats stay hot

Posted by | March 27, 2019 5:00 pm


The Colleton Prep War Hawks went 2-1 last week earning wins over St. John’s Christian Academy (15-0) and Jefferson Davis (20-0). Earlier in the week, the War Hawks suffered their first loss of the season against … Read the rest

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