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Big changes at Central High School

July 4, 2022 Big changes at Central High School Chesterfield County School District has announced two major changes at Central High School. New principal Thomas C. Brewer III has been named the new principal of Central High School.  Brewer is a native of Pageland and a graduate of Central. He has been employed with the…

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Shooting in Cheraw

July 3, 2022 Shooting in Cheraw The Cheraw Police Department is looking for a suspect in a shooting that occurred last night in the Dizzy Gillespie housing complex in Cheraw. The victim of the shooting was airlifted from Cheraw Airport to Atrium Health in Charlotte. At this time, the police department believes the suspect and…

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Fatality on Highway 1 at Old Creek Road

July 2, 2022 Fatality on Highway 1 at Old Creek Road A traffic accident this afternoon on Highway 1 at the intersection with Old Creek Road, just a few miles south of McBee, has resulted in the death of one of the drivers, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. Chesterfield County Coroner said the deceased…

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Streater wins GOP nod for sheriff

Streater wins GOP nod for sheriff Cambo Streater tallied 2,509 votes (72.1 percent) and carried all 25 precincts to win the Republican nomination for Chesterfield County sheriff to defeat Keith Thomas with 973 votes (27.9 percent). Streater will face incumbent Democrat Sheriff James Dixon in the Nov. 8 general election. Kathy Maness outpolled Ellen Weaver…

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Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade; State House expected to follow

June 24, 2022 Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade State House expected to follow The U.S. Supreme Court voted this morning to overturn the landmark Roe v Wade decision that allowed for legal abortions in the United States. The S.C. House of Representatives is expected to follow suit, having included House Bill 5399 in the…

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Thousands in county without power

June 17, 2022 Thousands in county without power Duke Energy and Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina report more than 3,000 customers in Chesterfield County are without power. Duke Energy states 2 000 customers in the greater Cheraw area and 48 in Chesterfield have lost power. ECSC shows 1,281 customers in the county are without power.…

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Cheraw Walmart pharmacy pickup now available

June 17, 2022 Cheraw Walmart pharmacy pickup now available The Link has received the following statement from Walmart: The safety and well-being of our customers and associates is always a top priority. Due to power outages following yesterday’s severe weather, we have temporarily closed our Cheraw store. Our goal is to assess any damage and…

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Streater and Thomas in runoff

June 15, 2022 Streater and Thomas in runoff The June 14 primary elections resulted in several contests that will be decided in the June 28 runoff election. Competing in the runoff for the Republican nomination for sheriff are Cambo Streater with 1,916 votes (38.8 percent) and Keith Thomas with 1,327 votes (26.90 percent). Jordan Seidhom…

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NETC has data breach

Northeastern Technical College has announced information has been accessed and “exfiltrated” from one of its servers. Some of the information relates to former students. NETC said it is working with law enforcement to investigate the data breach. Read the full account in the June 15 issue of The Link.    

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Shooting in Pageland

June 5, 2022 Shooting in Pageland The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting with a deceased person on Airport Road in Pageland. Capt. Wayne Jordan said there is no threat to the community, but the scene is very active at this time. More information will be posted to Breaking News as details become…

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