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Pee Dee Electric Warning Public About Utility Worker Imposters

Pee Dee Electric Cooperative is warning homeowners to be wary of people posing as PDEC employees to gain access to their homes.

South Carolina State Museum To Have Special 9/11 Exhibit

Sept. 11, 2001 was a day that changed America forever. And from that tragedy, heroes and heroines arose, and everyone knows who they are: the police, firefighters and emergency personnel who responded at the risk of their own lives.

First Bancorp Receives $63.5 Million of Capital From Small Business Lending Fund

First Bancorp (NASDAQ – FBNC), the parent company of First Bank, announced that it has received an investment of $63.5 million in the Company’s preferred stock from the United States Department of the Treasury under the Small Business Lending Fund (“SBLF”).

Hunger Among Older Americans Spikes Nearly 80 Percent Since 2001

Nearly 9 million Americans 50 and older face the risk of hunger, according to new research commissioned by AARP Foundation. The report, “Food Insecurity Among Older Adults,” found more than nine percent of older Americans were at risk of hunger in 2009—a 79 percent increase since 2001.

Ninth Anniversary Celebration Will Honor Bishop Washington

The 9th Anniversary Celebration of E-Manuel Temple Outreach Center honoring Bishop Tony A. Washington, Sr. will be held.

Labor Day Marks End Of State’s 100 Deadly Days Of Summer

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) urges motorists to drive safely this Labor Day Weekend, which marks the end of the traditional 100 Deadly Days of Summer on our highways.

Repairs to I-95 Northbound Bridge Require Lane Closure Sept. 12-Nov. 16

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) advises motorists of repair work requiring a lane closure along a portion of Interstate 95 northbound at Santee.

Sparky The Fire Dog Seeking College Students To Promote Fire Safety

Sparky the Fire Dog®, the official mascot of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), is teaming up with The Center for Campus Fire Safety (CCFS) and asking college students to submit 30- or 60-second video public service announcements (PSAs) highlighting the importance of fire safety.

Early Childhood Immunization Rates Increasing

Immunization rates for children 19-35 months of age for most vaccine-preventable diseases are increasing or being sustained at high levels, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Rates for most of the long-standing recommended vaccines are at or above 90 percent, the report says.

National Survey Shows HPV Vaccine Rates Trail Other Teen Vaccines

Increases in vaccination rates for human papillomavirus (HPV) are trailing increases in rates for two other vaccines recommended for teens and preteens, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.