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DDRA honored its Member of the Year - The Grand Old Post Office, 201 Pearl St., for its contributions to the business climate in Darlington!

CHILI COOK OFF WINNERS - Third Annual Chili Championship on Saturday, March 26, at Joe's Grill!


TASTE OF DARLINGTON RETURNS TO THE TRACK TOO TOUGH TO TAME THURSDAY, APRIL 7! The annual culinary event benefits the Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association (DDRA) and features some of the best cooks in the Darlington area. This year's event will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, in the Garage Area at Darlington Raceway. Attendees will enjoy a host of hot and cold food and drinks. A variety of decadent and beautiful desserts, sandwiches and finger foods will overflow tables, but the grilled meats are the stars of the feast. The smoke and smell of tenderloins and ribs will draw out the carnivore in nearly any hungry guest. AGE 21+ ONLY. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the gate and are currently available in Darlington at the City Water Department, 400 Pearl St., Carolina Bank offices in Darlington and Hartsville, Joe's Grill, 306 Russell St., and in Florence at The Healthy Food Store.

Thank you to our sponsors: WBTW News 13, Georgia Pacific, Care South Carolina, North Industrial Machine, McLeod Health, First Citizens Bank, SPC Credit Union, The News & Press, Herald Office Systems, Cumulus Broadcasting, Q100.5, The Fox 102.1, Crown Beverages, Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce, City of Darlington, and Coca-Cola



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Muddy Creek Revival opens the Saturdays on the Square season for 2022 from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 14, on the Public Square. Enjoy live music, classic car show, food vendors, and more. Concerts continue the SECOND SATURDAY from May through September! More details TBA! Sponsors. Vendors. Info: 843-992-1561

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Apply for the Frank Coefield Memorial Scholarship by April 11! Fiber Industries will grant two scholarships in the amount of $2,500. One will be awarded to a Darlington High School senior and the other to the child or grandchild of a Fiber Industries employee. If you would like to learn more about the requirements and application process, visit fiberindustries.com/scholarship

St. John's High School Class of 1972 will hold its 50th Reunion from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at The Grand Old Post Office, 201 Pearl St. Members of the SJHS Classes of 1970, 1971, 1973, and 1974 are invited to join the event. Hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, and music. Tickets are $25 each before July 1 and $30 each after that. Make checks payable to St. John's Class of 1972. Info: Alexander Cohen, 18 Nez Perce St., Darlington, SC 29532.

Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month Brunch from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, April 2, at Macedonia Baptist Church, 400 S. Main St. Community non-profit organizations will share information on how to obtain free items and services such as medicine, healthcare, transportation, food, clothes, diapers, utilities and rent assistance, home and roof repairs, household items and appliances, furniture, after school tutoring and mentoring, summer feeding and enrichment programs, daycare, teen summer employment, youth leadership programs, grant writing classes on how to start a nonprofit, fundraising, budgeting, finance, investing, CPR training, etc. RSVP by March 30 to 843-319-1837 or psawyerinspire1@gmail.com or patsys@genesiscf.org.



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Tim May & Steve Smith will bring an evening of original, traditional and swing music at the Grand Old Post Office in Darlington at 7 p.m. Monday, March 28. Mandolinist/vocalist Steve Smith and Nashville guitarist/vocalist Tim May have collaborated in studios and on stages across the nation, and now bring their acoustic brand of fire on the strings to your town. Tickets are $35. Come join us for some great music and fun! Info: (843) 944-0157

The Knitting & Crochet Club of Lamar will meet at 4 p.m. on Mondays at the Lamar Library, 103 E. Main St., Lamar. Info: 843-326-552

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Monday Night is Spaghetti Night at Joe's Grill, 306 Russell St., Darlington. Info: 843-944-0626

Pickle Ball at Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road, Darlington, will be held at 7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays.

Monday night cornhole tournament will be held weekly beginning at 7 p.m. Mondays at the Darlington Moose Lodge, 1056 N. Governor Williams Hwy., Darlington. Anyone can play, all skill levels welcome. Entry fee: $20 with guaranteed minimum of four games. Cash prizes. Round Robin Switcholio Format: 4 rounds, different partner each round. Ranked by wins and points to lead into a playoff tournament. Lodge membership is not required for players. However, if you plan on hanging out at the bar before/after or outside of tournament times, please sign up. It's only $52 a year.

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Multiverse Gifts & Games will hold Dungeons & Dragons Ladies Night at 6:30 p.m. every other Monday through May 30, at 326 S. Fifth St., Hartsville. New players and experienced players welcome.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets weekly at 8 p.m. Monday nights at Trinity United Methodist Church in Darlington. Use the Orange Street entrance. Info: 843-395-6897

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Join SCACED on Tuesday, March 29, at 5:30 p.m. for their first Landowner Resources Workshop of the year where we'll walk through the USDA-NRCS EQIP/CSP funding program. Our Landowner Resources Workshops engage landowners and producers to learn how to increase profitability, start an agricultural business, Agri-heritage tourism, conservation planning, and the EQIP/CSP application process & implementation. Limited capacity. Each participant that attends a workshop will receive a $10 Subway gift card. For questions please reach out to Ken Harvin ken@scaced.org. Register here.

MEMBERS ONLY Darlington Country Club Junior Tennis Clinics will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays starting March 29 for ages 6-10 and from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursdays starting March 31 for ages 11-14 at Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road. All clinics taught by Coach Ken Howle. Free. Info: 843-615-5886

Darlington County Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, March 29, at 6 p.m., at the Courthouse Annex/EMS Building, 1625 Harry Byrd Highway, Darlington. Applicants will not make a presentation before the committee. The meeting room is restricted to Committee Members and required staff. Public and media access will be accomplished via live video stream on Darlington County Council Live Meetings Facebook page and archived on Darlington County website at www.darcosc.com. To access the live stream, click this link or go to the County website at www.darcosc.com, scroll to the middle of the page to Feature, and click on the live stream link. To access the archived video of the meeting, go to the County website at www.darcosc.com, from the Government tab, click on County Council, then scroll to the Council Meeting Video tab on the left of the page and select Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee Meeting.

PRAYER GATHERING: All are welcome to join fellow believers daily at 7 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays as we pray for the upcoming revival at Dominion Church, 1030 Pearl St., Darlington.

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Hartsville Memorial Library has Pre-School Story Time at 10 a.m. every Tuesday at the library, 147 W. College Ave., Hartsville. Reading, singing, and play! 

The Rotary Club of Hartsville meets at 1 p.m. Tuesdays at Pam's Restaurant, 1009 W. Bobo Newsome Hwy., Hartsville.

Darlington Area Recreation Walkers Challenge! The Optimistic Radiant Confident Active Seniors group will meet on the FIRST TUESDAY of each month. Any senior that walks 20 miles in a month at AW Stanley Gym or Harmon Baldwin Gym in Darlington. Info: 843-398-4030.

Joe's Grill celebrates Wing Night on Tuesday nights at 306 Russell St., Darlington. Dine-in only. Info: 843-944-0626

Wing specials, Drink Specials and Karaoke Every Tuesday Night at the Darlington Moose Lodge, 1056 N. Governor Williams Hwy., Darlington.

Each Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., Darlington Country Club will hold 9-hole scramble. $10 per player goes into the pot for prize money. 843-393-0236

Pickle Ball at Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road, Darlington, will be held at 7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays.

Kingdom Seekers Holiness Church will hold a Bible Study from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday at 124 Jordan St., Darlington.



Ask the South Carolina District Office Small Business Administration at 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Have questions about starting, growing, expanding, or recovering your small business? Join this weekly call with the SCDO team to hear answers to commonly asked questions about COVID EIDL, PPP forgiveness, federal contracting, loans for start-ups, and other small business resources. Join on your computer or mobile app Click here to join the meeting or call in (audio only) +1 202-765-1264. Phone Conference ID: 932 809 268#

St. Matthew's Church will hold a Men's Bible Study at 7 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Purple Fish Coffee Company, 104 W. Hampton St.

Sunrise Rotary Club of Hartsville meets every other Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. at the Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce Board Room, 214 N. Fifth St. The Rotary Club of Hartsville is a part of District 7770 of the Eastern South Carolina. (843) 229-2729 or hartsvillesunriserotary@gmail.com

Join Central Baptist Church Pastor Tim Coker each Wednesday at 9 a.m. for Flight Training, his mid-week Bible study, at https://cbcdarlington.com/.

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Southern Gardeners Bootcamp will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings through April 13 at the Cooperative Extension Office, 2685 S. Irby St. Suite K, Florence. Cost is $15 per class ($12 for master gardeners). Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/southern-gardeners-bootcamp-series-tickets-204424919437. Info: Cameron Ketron 843-944-8586.

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Enjoy Wine Down Wednesdays at Chianti's Wings & Things, 124 Cashua St., Darlington, from 4 to 9 p.m. with wine and wing specials. (843) 944-0880

Test-N-Tune / N/T Grudge held every Wednesday night at Darlington Dragway, 2056 E. Bobo Newsome Hwy., Hartsville. Gates open at 5 p.m. Testing starts at 6 p.m. Spectator admission: $15. Testing Fee: $10. Info: 843-383-0008



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PRAYER GATHERING: All are welcome to join fellow believers daily at 7 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays as we pray for the upcoming revival at Dominion Church, 1030 Pearl St., Darlington.

On Thursdays, Darlington Country Club will hold an individual points game (points based off your USGA handicap). Tee off anytime during the day and add $20 to the pot. Blind draw at 6:30 p.m., need not be present to win. Everyone participating must play with someone else that is in the game.

JOB FAIR from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at Florence-Darlington Technical College SiMT Building, 1951 Pisgah Road, Florence. Come dressed to impress. Info: 843-519-1245

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Coker Black Alumni Network, the Center for Diversity, Interfaith, and Inclusion, and Tri-Alpha presents a Women's History Discussion Event at 6:30 p.m. March 31, at 300 E. College Ave., Hartsville. Panelists include Dr. Jennifer Heusel, Mrs. Barbara Carraway, Dr. Natalie Harder, Ms. Deitra Matthews, Ms. Sheila Haney, and Ms. Allissa Young.


Enjoy classic Shrimp-N-Grits (or pork chip and grits) at Joe's Grill on Thursday nights at 306 Russell St., Darlington.

At 7 p.m. on Thursdays, the Atomic Mountain Bikers meet for a no drop ride through High Hill Creek Park off South Charleston Road. All skill levels are welcome, and no one will be left behind. Please bring a head lamp and or bike light as the sun will go down before we finish our ride.

Al-Anon, a fellowship of adult relatives and friends of alcoholics for mutual support, will meet at 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Hartsville AA Hut, 310 S. McFarland St. Info: https://al-anon.org or 843-992-2981



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Cares2Shares, the SPC Credit Union employee giving campaign, will hold a Chicken Bog Fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 1, in the parking lot behind The Center Theater in Hartsville. Plates are $8 and include chicken bog prepared by Oliver Segars, bread, pickles, green beans, and dessert.

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The Purple Fish Coffee Company Live Music Nights return from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Fridays, beginning April 1 with Stan "Rooster" Thompson performing, at 104 W. Hampton St., Darlington. Free hot dogs and hamburgers. (843) 944-0315

Enjoy Steak Night with Joe's Grill  on Friday nights at 306 Russell St., Darlington. Dine-in only. Info: 843-944-0626


Fahrenheit 225 will have Trivia & Rock Bingo Night on Fridays beginning at 7 p.m. Pick up to-go orders at 26 Public Square, Darlington. Open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Call in take-out orders at (843) 944-0321.

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Cruz 'n Karaoke is coming to Rambo's (formerly Mike's Corner Bar) Friday nights from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at 1288 Timmonsville Hwy., Darlington. Come on out and bring your friends to have a good time. Let's make Rambo's THE place for karaoke night. Reminder! Use your Smartphone to submit Song Requests! Get your FREE Songbooks Online APP at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details... Register and Enter Show ID: TJB582. Select the songs you want to sing. and be added to the rotation without even leaving your seat.



The Darlington Soup Kitchen is open from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Saturday mornings at 586 W. West Broad St.

St. Matthew's Church will hold its Spiritual Gifts Workshop on Saturday, April 2, at the church, 210 S. Main St., Darlington. Info: 843-393-4112.

Covered in Cotton will hold a Spring Pop Up Event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Covered in Cotton, 2080 Society Hill Road, Darlington. Bring a friend and join us for Door Prizes, "Seconds" Sale, and the NEW The Rooted Throw Collection.

House of Refuge for Battered Women & Children will hold a Shoe Drive Fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, April 2, at the old Bank of America parking lot, 213 S. Main St., Darlington. Donations of gently used and new men, women, and children's shoes. You can get your friends and family involved and ask them to collect some as well. You bag them and drop them off on any Tuesday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. as well. You don't even have to get out your vehicle. Your donated items will help keep the services offered by our organization for battered women and children.



Central Baptist Church will hold Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Sundays at the church, 512 Spring St., Darlington. Regular worship services are held at 10:30 a.m. Sundays in the sanctuary as well as via livestream. Info: (843) 393-8581

Darlington Presbyterian Church holds service at 11 a.m. on Sundays with Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. at the church, 311 Pearl St.

Children's Activities begin at 5 p.m. Sundays with Kids for Christ at the Kid Central Building then share the love of God with them through teaching and songs from 6 to 7 p.m. for Children's Musical Practice at Central Baptist Church, 512 Spring St., Darlington.

St. Matthew's Church will hold an In-Person and Virtual Church Service at 11 a.m. Sundays. Info: 843-393-4112

Our Lenten Study will be "Undiscovered Lent" by Rev. Peter Walker. The materials for this study are available in the Narthex and the Church office. Each week there will be a 15-20-minute video along with discussion. The study will start Sunday, March 13, and continue until April 6. In lieu of Adult Sunday School, meet at the Purple Fish and on Zoom from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at 104 W. Hampton St.

Lee Street First Church of God brings the Word of God to you. Connect via Facebook Live or Zoom 646-558-86-56 ext. 222 777 7676. Sunday worship service at 11 a.m. Tuesday midday prayer at noon. Wednesday Bible Study at 6 p.m. Prayer Hotline 1-888-409-8880. Info: 843-393-2672

Mechanicsville Baptist Church will hold indoor church services and Facebook live service at 10:30 a.m. Sundays at the church, 2364 Cashua Ferry Road, Darlington. All are welcome.

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Children's church for ages 6-12 will open back up at 10:30 a.m. Sundays at Northwood Family Worship Center, 1100 E. McIver Road, Darlington. Praise & worship, puppets, Rovercomer the Dog, Deputy Dugan, crafts, & many fun things planned for upcoming services. Parents are not required to stay for adult services but are welcome to stay and get spiritually fed as well. It's about the relationship and not the religion. Come as you are but not leave as you came. Adult services are at 10:30 a.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Lamar will hold services at 11 a.m. in person or online. Masks required in person. (843) 332-1188.

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On Sundays at 2 p.m., join Susan Wesener at the Fitness World Gyms Darlington location, 1032 Pearl St., Darlington, for a brand-new yoga class. Yoga is an amazing entry into fitness for those just starting out, and an ever-better way for hardcore gym members to find better balance, flexibility, and core endurance. Reduce stress. Improve mood. Stretch. Strengthen. Let's get fit together!

The Town of Lamar Community Sesquicentennial Worship Service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 3, at Lamar High School Gym to begin a series of monthly events to mark the Town's 150th Anniversary. Each event will focus on a different topic. Tentatively, May, first responders; June, political servants; July, the military; August, sports; September, pictorial/oral histories; October, medical; November, education; December, Christmas on Main. Organizers said, "Lamar looks forward to this year to commemorate, educate and celebrate its town, as well as sharing retrospectives about the 'Small Town with a Big Vision,' its motto."



St. Matthew's Church will hold Virtual Women's Bible Study at 7 a.m. on Monday live from the Purple Fish. Contact Janet Stoda via Janet@saintmatthews.us for study materials.

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Darlington Library will hold Monday Morning Meditations, a beginner meditation and light yoga session at 9 a.m. every Monday at the library, 204 N. Main St., Darlington. Ages 16 and older. Comfortable clothes are recommended.

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Story Time will be live at 10 a.m. Mondays at the Darlington Library, 204 N. Main St. Info: 843-398-4940

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Lamar Library will be having a Spring-Cleaning Book Sale April 4-9 at the library, 103 E. Main St. April 4-8, books will cost $1 each. Fill a bag or box of books on Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for only $1. Take advantage of these amazing deals and to support programming for the Lamar Library. Info: 843-326-5524


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Let's save lives together! Sign up now for the Carolina Pines blood drive with the American Red Cross from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in the Education Classroom at Carolina Pines.

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The Darlington News & Press will hold an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 8, at the office, 117 S. Main St., Darlington. To schedule an appointment, go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter the code "newsandpress." All donors receive a Red Cross T-shirt.

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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Dueling Pianos returns to Darlington Country Club from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 8. Small plates, appetizers, and cash bar. MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY. 843-393-0236 ext. 107 or purchase online at https://www.eventcreate.com/.../duelingpianosdarlingtonco...

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Do you have gently used eyeglasses, sunglasses or shoes? Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Omega Omega Omega Chapter will collect gently used eyewear and shoes from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. April 9 at 90 Public Square, Darlington, as part of Target 5-Global Impact Day.

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Come out and let's celebrate spring with the You Are Some Bunny Special hoppy spring paint party at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 9, at Temple Free Will Baptist Church, 1660 N Governor Williams Hwy, Darlington. Help support a shoebox ministry while having a good time and great fellowship the cost is $20. $15 if you bring items for our shoeboxes. For more information or to reserve a spot please contact sister Gina Inman.

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Darlington County Sheriff's Office will hold an Easter Egg Hunt from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at Darlington Raceway, 1301 Harry Byrd Hwy., Darlington. Free for children ages 12 and younger. Fingerprint stations, various tables filled with goodies, and refreshments. Info: 843-398-4501

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Hop on over to the Easter Egg-stravaganza at Coker University, 300 E. College Ave., from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, April 9. Join us for a day full of fun! Designated times to hunt will be given to age group categories. Golden eggs will be scattered around the lawn in each age group hunt! These golden eggs will be filled with prizes you do not want to miss out on. D's Mini Doughnuts, Kona Ice of Marlboro/NE Robeson County, and The Sweet Shoppe of Hartsville will make a special appearance. They will have tasty treats just for you. Bring your basket and a sweet tooth to a day full of fun!

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The annual DCIT FFA Plant Sale will begin on April 11 and run through May 12 or until everything is sold. Spring Break is April 15-24 so unless you make an appointment, the greenhouse will not be open during that week.

St. Matthew's Church will hold its Stations of the Cross at noon Friday, April 15, at the church, 210 S. Main St., Darlington. Info: 843-393-4112.

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Come out for a day of family fun at the Dominion Church Easter Extravaganza beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 16, at the church, 1030 Pearl St., Darlington. Includes egg hunts for every child, starting at 11 a.m. for any child with a special need to 2 p.m. for the older group. More than 25,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes! Food truck vendors available to purchase food for lunch.

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Murphy Farm's 1st Easter Egg Hunt will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 16. Reserve your tickets for a fun day on the farm, $10 in advance or $12 at the gate. Reserve by email murphyfarm94@gmail.com or text 843-601-8997 Tickets are limited! ALL proceeds go to our local humane society! To receive 50% off an adult ticket, bring cat/dog food to the event to donate with the purchase of a child's ticket.

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The American Legion Post 13 will hold an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at the post, 1752 Harry Byrd Highway, Darlington. Schedule your appointment at redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code BLOODBATTLE or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Info: Brenda Jenkins 843-393-9116

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SPC and Shur Shred are teaming up to bring you a free Community Shred Day from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Wednesday, April 20, to securely shred your confidential documents at the SPC Hartsville office.

Clean Up Darlington Day: 9 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, April 23, at the Public Square. Info: rock@cityofdarlington.com or 843-992-1561

The Taste of Society Hill will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at 454 S. Main St., Society Hill. An evening of fantastic foods, great music, wonderful raffles, and community fellowship by the Long Bluff Historical Society.

Jebb Mac Band will be performing for our Member-Guest Golf Tournament party on April 30 at Darlington Country Club. Party included with entry fee to golf tournament. Tickets for food and the band, 6 to 11 p.m., are $45. Cost for the show, 8 to 11 p.m. only, $20. To purchase tickets, call 843-393-0236.


Darlington Raceway presents Track Laps for Charity from 6 to 8 p.m. May 4 for Darlington Shares; from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 4 for the VFW's Sports Clips Help A Hero Scholarship; from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 6 for the Darlington County Humane Society; from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 31 for Darlington Shares; and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 19 for Toys for Tots. Cost is $20 donation. Enter through Gate 39A.

Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR May 6-8 at Darlington Raceway. You can get your tickets and camping lined up by visiting www.darlingtonraceway.com or calling 866-459-7223.

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Bocce Bash will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 11, at Byerly Park in Hartsville. Register now at blackcreekarts.org

Join Twist Kids Yoga for a workshop on how to teach yoga & mindfulness to children from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 25 at Black Creek Arts Center, 116 W. College Ave., Hartsville. In this 8-hour workshop, we will teach you the necessary tools and techniques for leading children ages 4-12 through a yoga & mindfulness class. This workshop is perfect for educators, yoga teachers, parents, counselors, childcare providers or anyone who loves children and wants to make a positive difference. 8 CEUs are available for Yoga Alliance teachers. This workshop is a shorter version of the Foundations From The Ground Up YTT that we offer in our 95-hr children's yoga program. *No prerequisites needed. Open to anyone with a love for children & yoga. Info: 843-332-6234

Kids will experience connection, breathing, movement and more during a Yoga Summer Camp June 22-24 at Black Creek Arts Center! There will be age-appropriate yoga & mindfulness activities for the kids. Camp will run from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for ages 4-7 and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for ages 8-12 at 116 W. College Ave., Hartsville. Benefits of Kids Yoga: Enhanced flexibility, strength, coordination and body awareness; Concentration and an improved sense of calmness & relaxation; Playful exercise; Connection with self; Development of relating more with the natural world; and Learning to see their inner light. Info: 843-332-6234

Introduction to West African Djembe Drumming Summer Camp will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. July 18-21 for ages 4-12 at Black Creek Arts, 116 W. College Ave., Hartsville. Only 10 spots available! This camp will align with the South Carolina public education Standards for General Music Proficiency. Info: www.blackcreekarts.org/classes


Southern 500 Weekend Sept. 2-4 at Darlington Raceway. You can get your tickets and camping lined up by visiting www.darlingtonraceway.com or calling 866-459-7223.

Gospel Singing with Molded Clay will minister in song at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at Beauford Baptist Church 18182 S.C. 151 North, Mcbee.



  • DHEC Careline 855-472-3432: Get answers to common questions about the Corona Virus from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.
  • DHEC Sponsored Testing at Darlington County Health Department,305 Russell St., Darlington. From 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays, with a break from 12 noon to 1 p.m. No appointment necessary. Preregistration encouraged: 1-855-472-3432 or scdhec.gov/gettested.
  • COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number (844) 684-6333, TTY (800) 462-7585. Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. 




Darlington City Hall has reopened to the public at a limited capacity. Hours of operation remain 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Individuals may only enter through the front door of City Hall, 400 Pearl St.
  • Individuals must wear a mask.
  • Individuals must maintain social distancing of six (6) feet from others.
  • A maximum of three (3) people will be allowed in the reception area at any one time. Others must wait outside.
  • Restrooms will not be open to the public.

Individuals are still encouraged to do as much business by telephone and email as possible. City staff will be available, and essential services will not be interrupted. Below are the numbers to call for specific questions.

You may call the following numbers with service-related issues

  • Emergencies, call 911
  • Business Licenses - 843-398-4000 ext. 101
  • Permits - 843-398-4029
  • Water/Sewer, Normal Business Hours - 843-398-4040
  • Water/Sewer, After 5 p.m.  -  843-758-1127
  • Fire, Non-emergency - 843-398-4013
  • Police, Non-emergency - 843-398-4026
  • Municipal Court - 843-398-4004
  • Streets & Sanitation - 843-398-4035
  • Media Inquiries - 843-992-1561


Download the DDRA Membership Application here. Download a Map Location Form for your business. Return to info@buildupdarlington.org or DDRA, P.O. Pox 57, Darlington, SC 29540.

To have your event listed on our websites, please email info@buildupdarlington.org or call 843-398-4000 the week prior to your event. The DDRA office has moved to City Hall, 400 Pearl St. If you need us, call 843-992-1561 or email info@buildupdarlington.org. Thanks!