First Bancorp Announces Cash Dividend

The Board of Directors of First Bancorp (NASDAQ – FBNC), the parent company of First Bank, has declared a cash dividend of $0.08 per share payable October 25, 2010 to shareholders of record as of September 30, 2010.

Hamer Post Office Announces New Hours

Retail service hours are being adjusted in the Greater South Carolina District in all smaller post offices level CAG H-L effective September 25th.

Myers Graduates From Basic Combat Training

Army National Guard Pvt. Danielle L. Myers has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

FNP Encourages Incorporating Nutrition And Physical Activity In Your Daily Life

Approximately one-third of all cancer deaths that occur each year in the US could be prevented by consuming a healthier diet, adopting a more active lifestyle, and maintaining a healthy weight, according to the American Cancer Society.

McInnis Withdraws Name From Consideration For Board

A few weeks ago, the Dillon County Council approved the members of the Dillon County Public-Private Partnership Economic Development Board. There was some controversy over the matter because while House Representative Jackie Hayes proposed Bo McInnis’ name as his designee for the board, Hayes himself was approved. (See story on our website, www.thedillonherald.com.) McInnis has withdrawn his name from consideration. The following is McInnis’ statement on the matter.

Suspicious Fire Under Investigation

A home on Coates Street in Dillon burned on August 16th.

Mega Site Enhances Region’s Ability To Compete For Major Industrial Projects

The 1,920 acre Carolinas I-95 Mega Site, located in northeastern South Carolina in Dillon County, is now a certified industrial site. The property enhances the region’s ability to compete for major industrial projects that need 1,000 acres or more.

Four People Die In Wreck (Updated)

Four people were killed in a wreck on Tuesday night in Dillon County, according to State Trooper Cpl. Paul Brouthers of the S.C. Highway Patrol.

Grants Awarded

The BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation has approved grant applications totaling $1,710,933 for health-related programs in South Carolina.
The grants are for periods of one to three years.