Entries by Sarah Jones

TEDx offers new viewpoints at Florence event

By: Shamira McCray FLORENCE, S.C. – TEDx Evans Street producer Darian Bethea said events such as the one held Thursday are important because it gets people out of their personal bubble and viewpoint and gives them a look through the eyes of others. Eight performers and speakers presented at TEDx Evans Street on Thursday. The […]

Financing set to build Florence hotel

By: Andrew Boardwine FLORENCE, S.C. — Spirides Hospitality Finance Company has arranged a $5 million construction mortgage loan to finance the development of a new Radisson Park Inn in Florence, officials told the Morning News. The Radisson Park Inn will be a limited-service hotel featuring 60 guest rooms and suites in a three-story interior corridor […]

Florence Chamber leader feted at holiday reception

By: Andrew Boardwine FLORENCE, S.C. – Dozens of business leaders and government officials gathered at the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday evening for the Chairman’s Holiday Reception. The night was a chance for members of the chamber and other guests to meet the Chamber’s 2018-19 chairwoman, Mindy Taylor. Mike Miller, president of the […]

Event fosters ‘culture of giving’ in Pee Dee

FLORENCE, S.C. – Bell chimes could be heard throughout the Waters Building in Florence Tuesday afternoon signifying the many donations being made to Pee Dee nonprofits for Giving Tuesday. The Eastern Carolina Community Foundation hosted a donation station at the Waters Building where representatives of nearly 50 nonprofits gathered to accept donations and educate the […]

Carolinas Hospital System sold to MUSC

By: Staff Reports FLORENCE, S.C. — Two Pee Dee hospitals — and four South Carolina hospitals in total — have been sold to the Medical University of South Carolina, according to published reports. Carolinas Hospital System, a 396-bed, regional, acute-care facility, and Carolinas Hospital System Marion, a 124-bed acute-care facility providing a variety of inpatient […]

Carolinas Hospitals System recognized for patient safety record

By: Staff Reports FLORENCE, S.C. – Carolinas Hospital System (Florence and Marion) has earned 13 South Carolina “Certified Zero Harm Awards” from the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA). The awards are in recognition of exceptional performance for patient safety and prevention of hospital-acquired infections. Carolinas Hospital System-Florence is the only hospital to be recognized in […]