Hunting Island is worth a day trip or weekend getaway

It was one of those mornings. There was a heavy fog looming over the marsh as we drove out of Beaufort toward an unseen distant mass of land lost somewhere…

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Downtown makeover brings new life to Ridge Spring

RIDGE SPRING – Fields of peach trees and cotton line the winding two-lane blacktop that leads to this picturesque, uniquely Southern small town. If you have driven through this lovely…

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Church serves free soup to raise awareness of hunger

Wesley Chapel CME Church of Batesburg-Leesville will be hosting a Souper Bowl of Caring soup lunch in the Rose’s parking lot on U.S. 1 in Batesburg-Leesville this Saturday, Feb. 1…

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Lady Panthers bested by Saluda, Fox Creek

The Batesburg-Leesville varsity girls basketball team dropped both contests last week as the fell to Fox Creek and Saluda. Their record fell to 6-8 overall and 2-3 in Region 2-AA….

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Panther boys split with Fox Creek, Saluda; JV team rolls

The Batesburg-Leesville varsity boys basketball team split their games last week as they defeated Fox Creek at home but fell to Saluda on the road. The Panthers are now 7-9…

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Town Council schedules third meeting in two weeks

For the third time in two weeks, the Batesburg-Leesville Town Council will meet Monday night, Jan. 27, at 6 p.m. This time, the lone agenda item is a behind-closed-doors discussion…

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Local company donates thermal camera to BLFD

Thanks to the generosity of one area company, the Batesburg-Leesville Fire Department has a powerful new tool in the fight to save lives. Last week, poultry producer House of Raeford…

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