Entries by Meg Feagin

McLeod to celebrate 110 years with plaque dedication, choral symphony

“FLORENCE, S.C. — Nov. 17, McLeod Health will conclude a year-long celebration of 110 years of providing care to the region with two free public events in downtown Florence: a Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony at the Florence County Museum, and a Commissioned Choral Symphony presented at the Francis Marion Performing Arts Center. At 5:30 p.m., […]

Brewery coming to downtown Florence, $180k in incentives coming from city

Article/Photo Credit: Matthew Robertson, Morning News “FLORENCE, S.C. – Florence’s blossoming downtown is about to get an extra boost of culture with a new brewery and pub team planning to open shop on North Dargan Street. City officials say the pub developers probably will start construction within the next month, with progress ramping up after […]

Carolinas Hospital System Names New CEO

FLORENCE, SC, November 9, 2016 – Gary Malaer has been named the new chief executive officer of Carolinas Hospital System effective January 1, 2017. This is a promotion for Malaer who comes to Florence from 298-bed Wuesthoff Medical Center-Rockledge in Rockledge, Fla. He first joined Wuesthoff as COO in April 2015 and was promoted to […]

City of Florence to demolish old Quonset hut near downtown

Article/Photo Credit: Joshua Lloyd, Morning News “FLORENCE, S.C. – One of Florence’s notorious landmarks is set to be demolished in the coming months. The dilapidated Quonset hut, the semi-circular tin building near the railroad tracks at the corner of Barringer and Pine streets in East Florence, has been scheduled for hazardous waste cleanup, then demolition. […]

B. Nance holds ribbon cutting in Florence

Article/Photo Credit: Joe Perry, Morning News “FLORENCE, S.C. – B. Nance Fine Gifts hosted a Thursday morning ribbon cutting after recently joining the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce. Since opening the doors in mid-July, proprietors Jill Blaker and her daughter Danielle Blaker Nance have watched their clientele grow along with their offerings. “We’ve added a […]

Carolina Canners breaks ground for new production line

Photo/Article Credit: SCNow.com “CHERAW, S.C. –Carolina Canners, Inc., an independent Pepsi bottler and production cooperative, hosted a ground breaking ceremony on Oct. 25. Employees, business partners and state and local dignitaries manned golden shovels during groundbreaking ceremonies for Carolina Canners’ $45-million, 45,000-square-feet plant expansion in Cheraw. Expected to create 40 new jobs within the coming […]