Entries by Meg Feagin

Great Gatsby Gala benefits Florence nonprofit agencies

By: Andrew Boardwine, Morning News FLORENCE, S.C. — The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Florence Class of 2018 held a gala Thursday evening to benefit several organizations around the Pee Dee area. More than 200 people attended “The Great Gatsby”-themed ball in The Waters Building, beginning at 7 p.m. in downtown Florence. Attendees listened […]

Lidl? Say it the way you like, ja?

By: Andrew Boardwine, Morning News FLORENCE, S.C. – Lidl, a German-based grocery chain, will be opening its new Florence location later this month after nearly a year of construction. One of the most frequent questions from Pee Dee natives does not have to do with the contents of the super market, but rather the pronunciation […]

Auto dealer cuts ribbon for new location in Florence

By: Andrew Boardwine, Morning News FLORENCE, S.C. — Employees and executives from U.S. Auto Sales joined ambassadors from the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the grand opening of its new location with a ribbon cutting Friday morning. U.S. Auto Sales, a company based in Lawrenceville, Georgia, has 22 locations across the U.S. and […]

Fellows In Education Class of 2017-2018

The Fellows In Education Class of 2017-2018 held their final gathering today at Duke Energy in celebration of completing the nine-month journey through Florence School District One visitations and observations. The Fellows program provides local leaders a behind-the-scenes look into several schools within Florence School District One. Over the course of nine months, leaders see […]

Carolinas Hospital System will construct a new 10,300 square-foot Emergency Department

Carolinas Hospital System will construct a new 10,300 square-foot Emergency Department in West Florence, investing a total of $11.2 million and creating 32 new full-time jobs. The project will provide the first 24/7 emergency care facility in West Florence, one of the fastest-growing residential areas in Florence County. Kyle Baxter, Chief Operating Officer of Carolinas […]

Eggs Up Grill will open in Florence

By: Andrew Boardwine, Morning News FLORENCE, S.C. — Eggs Up Grill, a breakfast and lunch restaurant chain, will be the newest tenant in the North Beltline shopping center across from West Florence High School beginning this summer. Eggs Up Grill is a South Carolina-based company with more than 22 locations in the state and several […]

Clarke & Company cuts ribbon on new downtown Florence office space

By: Andrew Boardwine FLORENCE, S.C. — Clarke & Company Benefits celebrated the grand opening of its new office at 122 S. Irby St. Tuesday afternoon. Employees and executives from the company joined ambassadors from the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon cutting. Norman Clarke, owner of the Columbia-based business, said the company had […]