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  • Four have filed for School Board Dist. 5 seat

    Filing for the special Chester County School Board election and the City of Chester municipal election closed at noon on Monday.

    Four candidates have filed for the Chester County School Board District 5 seat left vacant by the late Patricia Hampton.

    Candidates are Bill Stringfellow, Timothy Hughes, Steve Jackson and Nakia White. The election is scheduled for May 14th.

    In-person absentee voting is scheduled to begin April 5th. Voters who wish to vote in the School Board District 5 race must be registered in that district.

  • Filing closes for city election

    Filing has closed for the City of Chester’s upcoming municipal election and there will be three contested races on the ballot.

  • CURES Birthday Bash is Saturday

    A birthday bash for the building that will one day house Citizens United for Revitalization and Economic Stability (CURES) a Chester citizens group dedicated to revitalizing Chester, will be held at their new location this Saturday beginning at 11 a.m.

    CURES recently acquired the old Masonic Temple building in downtown Chester and is renovating it to provide a space for their operations, as well as provide a venue for community events, such as concerts, performances, meetings and forums.

  • County, sheriff respond to back-pay suits

    A response to the fourth lawsuit levied against “Chester County and (the) Sheriff of Chester County” over unpaid leave time has been filed and closely mirrors responses to the previous three.

  • DHEC: ‘No health risk’ at Springsteen site

    The State Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has found ‘no imminent public health risk’ at the Springsteen Mill site, despite a 2014 report prepared for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) showing the presence of contaminants at the site. The EPA report also showed no significant risks as well, DHEC said.

    The N&R sent a series of questions to James Pinkney, the EPA Region 4 press officer.

    Some of these questions were passed along and answered by Tommy Crosby, SC DHEC Media Relations officer.

  • The 'Forgotten Road'

    Fort Lawn Fire Chief Allen Culp calls a three-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 21 (Catawba River Road) “The Forgotten Road.” A recent fatal accident at that location has once again brought attention to a roadway that needs a desperate fix.

    “Considering this is a United States Highway, you would think that the federal government or the state government would have some way to repair it,” Culp said.

  • Richburg Fire prepares for IBHS Wildfire demo

    Firefighters never arrive on the scene of a structure before it begins burning, but that's just what firefighters from Richburg, Rossville, Great Falls and the Chester County Fire Coordinator’s Office got the rare opportunity to do during last week’s IBHS wildfire and defensible space demo.

  • Highway 21 accident takes life of motorcyclist

    A fatal collision on Monday on Catawba River Road (Hwy. 21) and Fincher Road resulted in the death of one motorcycle rider.

    According to Lance Cpl. Gary Miller with the S.C. Highway Patrol the accident happened about 4:40 p.m. on March 11th on Hwy. 21, five miles north of Fort Lawn.

  • MUSC rolls out tele-healthy program

    With the ink barely dry on the paperwork joining the former Chester Regional Medical Center and MUSC Health and transforming it into the MUSC Health Chester Medical Center, the parent organization is already making changes.

  • Burning down the house

    There was a big event last at the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) in Richburg. They burned the house down…or, half of it anyway.

    In recent years, the facility has recreated hailstorms and hurricanes inside its facility, but undertook a decidedly different exercise on Wednesday in replicating one of the most damaging peripheral aspects of a wildfire, that being airborne embers that cause fires to spread and spark new blazes.