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  • Artfields brings unique contest to Pee Dee

    Artfields brings unique contest to Pee Dee

    Friday, June 29 2012 6:15 PM EDT2012-06-29 22:15:56 GMT
    LAKE CITY, SC (WMBF) - There's an exciting endeavor Lake City is the launching called Artfields. It's a regional art competition that has $100,000 on the line for the winner. Organizers hope ArtfieldsMore >>
    There's an exciting endeavor Lake City is the launching called Artfields. It's a regional art competition that has $100,000 on the line for the winner.More >>
  • Moore Farms, a gem in Lake City

    Moore Farms, a gem in Lake City

    Friday, June 29 2012 5:46 PM EDT2012-06-29 21:46:03 GMT
    FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - At first glance from where the pavement meets the gravel, Moore Farms appears lush and quant- but modest. It takes only a few steps to realize there is something absolutelyMore >>
    At first glance from where the pavement meets the gravel, Moore Farms appears lush and quant- but modest.More >>
  • A visit to Browntown is a step back in time

    A visit to Browntown is a step back in time

    Friday, June 29 2012 5:15 PM EDT2012-06-29 21:15:49 GMT
    FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) Walking around Browntown outside Lake City is like taking a big step back in time, when cotton was king and life on a farmstead in the Pee Dee was filled with struggle, ingenuityMore >>
    Walking around Browntown outside Lake City is like taking a big step back in time, when cotton was king and life on a farmstead in the Pee Dee was filled with struggle, ingenuity and a lot of blood, sweat and tears.More >>
  • Revitalization breathes new life into Lake City

    Revitalization breathes new life into Lake City

    Friday, June 29 2012 4:45 PM EDT2012-06-29 20:45:51 GMT
    LAKE CITY, SC (WMBF) Empty storefronts scatter main street in Lake City. It's nothing new, in fact in today's time, it's a common plague among the small towns in America. Here in Lake City, the struggleMore >>
    Empty storefronts scatter main street in Lake City. It's nothing new, in fact in today's time, it's a common plague among the small towns in America.More >>
  • Past meets present at War Between the States museum

    Past meets present at War Between the States museum

    Thursday, June 28 2012 5:45 PM EDT2012-06-28 21:45:31 GMT
    FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) When you look at the history of Florence County, you are really seeing the history of South Carolina. The people in the Florence community have played a huge role in shaping not onlyMore >>
    When you look at the history of Florence County, you are really seeing the history of South Carolina. The people in the Florence community have played a huge role in shaping not only the state, but the south, both past and present.More >>
  • Lake City bean market rebuilt with old charm

    Lake City bean market rebuilt with old charm

    Thursday, June 28 2012 5:30 PM EDT2012-06-28 21:30:33 GMT
    FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) Driving past the old bean market in Lake City, you'd have no idea the impact that single building had on the economy, not just within the city, but up and down the east coast.More >>
    Driving past the old bean market in Lake City, you'd have no idea the impact that single building had on the economy, not just within the city, but up and down the east coast.More >>
  • Schoolhouse BBQ serves country favorites to big star

    Schoolhouse BBQ serves country favorites to big star

    Thursday, June 28 2012 5:30 PM EDT2012-06-28 21:30:32 GMT
    SCRANTON, SC (WMBF) For the last 18 years, The Schoolhouse BBQ in Scranton has been dishing out all your favorite country fixins'. For the cooks, feeding hundreds even thousands of people in a day, isMore >>
    For the last 18 years, The Schoolhouse BBQ in Scranton has been dishing out all your favorite country fixins'. For the cooks, feeding hundreds even thousands of people in a day, is all in a days work.More >>
  • Legacy of Ron McNair alive in Lake City

    Legacy of Ron McNair alive in Lake City

    Thursday, June 28 2012 4:30 PM EDT2012-06-28 20:30:28 GMT
    LAKE CITY, SC (WMBF) In every story of our nation's great pioneers, there's a beginning. For Ron McNair's life, that story begins in the heart of Lake City. In every class there's that one student a teacherMore >>
    In every story of our nation's great pioneers, there's a beginning. For Ron McNair's life, that story begins in the heart of Lake City.More >>
  • Bazen's Family Restaurant cooks up more than dinner

    Bazen's Family Restaurant cooks up more than dinner

    Wednesday, June 27 2012 6:00 PM EDT2012-06-27 22:00:45 GMT
    FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) Of course there's plenty of good food across Florence County. Unfortunately, we couldn't tell you about all of them. Among all that great stuff is plenty of family, countryMore >>
    Of course there's plenty of good food across Florence County. Unfortunately, we couldn't tell you about all of them.More >>
  • Camp Pee Dee Pride offers more than summer fun

    Camp Pee Dee Pride offers more than summer fun

    Wednesday, June 27 2012 5:30 PM EDT2012-06-27 21:30:39 GMT
    FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Ask any police officer and he'll tell you - crime spikes during the summer months. Clearly when school is out, boredom can breed some destructive behavior. But in FlorenceMore >>
    Ask any police officer and he'll tell you - crime spikes during the summer months. Clearly when school is out, boredom can breed some destructive behavior.More >>
  • Science beyond the classroom at Science South

    Science beyond the classroom at Science South

    Wednesday, June 27 2012 5:10 PM EDT2012-06-27 21:10:45 GMT
    FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) Tucked away in a tiny corner of Freedom Florence off of Pamplico Highway, pint-size scientists are using their summer to learn more about science! "I have to say I'm very upsetMore >>
    Tucked away in a tiny corner of Freedom Florence off of Pamplico Highway, pint-size scientists are using their summer to learn more about science!More >>
  • Ovis Hill Farms feeds body and mind

    Ovis Hill Farms feeds body and mind

    Wednesday, June 27 2012 5:00 PM EDT2012-06-27 21:00:50 GMT
    TIMMONSVILLE, SC (WMBF) Something you can always depend on coming from a rural county like Florence is food. They raise and they grow a lot of it in this community. The Florence area is a growing hubMore >>
    Something you can always depend on coming from a rural county like Florence is food. They raise and they grow a lot of it in this town.More >>
  • Sundae House offers new flavors and old favorites

    Sundae House offers new flavors and old favorites

    Tuesday, June 26 2012 6:15 PM EDT2012-06-26 22:15:47 GMT
    FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The Sundae House has been around a long time in Florence, and thankfully, it looks like it's going to be there a lot longer. Despite some new paint, new food and a new owner,More >>
    The Sundae House has been around a long time in Florence, and thankfully, it looks like it's going to be there a lot longer. Despite some new paint, new food and a new owner, it's still The Sundae House and all that goes with it.More >>
  • Hewn Timber Cabins add history to FMU campus

    Hewn Timber Cabins add history to FMU campus

    Tuesday, June 26 2012 5:00 PM EDT2012-06-26 21:00:46 GMT
    FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) Florence County is loaded with history, of South Carolina and of the entire south. The county has also been quite good at preserving it, not only the stories of its colorfulMore >>
    Florence County is loaded with history, of South Carolina and of the entire south. The county has also been quite good at preserving it, not only the stories of its colorful past, but the artifacts that truly bring it all to life.More >>
  • Performing Arts Center bridges college with community

    Performing Arts Center bridges college with community

    Tuesday, June 26 2012 5:00 PM EDT2012-06-26 21:00:46 GMT
    FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) Up and coming hardly describes the ambitious pace at which the city of Florence has been embracing the arts over the last few years. City planners have been hard at work makingMore >>
    Up and coming hardly describes the ambitious pace at which the city of Florence has been embracing the arts over the last few years.More >>
  • FMU athletics re-ignites school spirit

    FMU athletics re-ignites school spirit

    Tuesday, June 26 2012 4:30 PM EDT2012-06-26 20:30:43 GMT
    FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) The brand new athletics complex at Francis Marion University is not only re-igniting that sense of school pride for students and athletes, but they're hoping it will really putsMore >>
    The brand new athletics complex at Francis Marion University is not only re-igniting that sense of school pride for students and athletes, but they're hoping it will really puts FMU athletics on the map.More >>
  • WWII vets of Florence County not forgotten

    WWII vets of Florence County not forgotten

    Monday, June 25 2012 5:30 PM EDT2012-06-25 21:30:52 GMT
    FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) Unlike most conflicts of the 20th century, World War II was everyone's war. From coast to coast and from farmer to factory worker, we all played a role. Because of that, everyMore >>
    Unlike most conflicts of the 20th century, World War II was everyone's war. From coast to coast and from farmer to factory worker, we all played a role.More >>
  • Florence family recalls atomic bomb in backyard

    Florence family recalls atomic bomb in backyard

    Monday, June 25 2012 5:01 PM EDT2012-06-25 21:01:11 GMT
    FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) A single incident during the Cold War put Florence County on the international map for weeks. In 1958, as a B-47 bomber began it's trip from Savannah, GA to London, England forMore >>
    A single incident during the Cold War put Florence County on the international map for weeks. In 1958, as a B-47 bomber began it's trip from Savannah, GA to London, England for a top secret exercise, something went terribly wrong.More >>
  • McLeod Children's Hospital delivers tiny miracles

    McLeod Children's Hospital delivers tiny miracles

    Monday, June 25 2012 4:30 PM EDT2012-06-25 20:30:56 GMT
    FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) When most people think of Florence, chances are the first thing they think of is quality healthcare and McLeod's Children Hospital. Any buildings you see reaching upward into the FlorenceMore >>
    When most people think of Florence, chances are the first thing they think of is quality healthcare and McLeod's Children Hospital.More >>
  • Florence Drive-In offers more than just great food

    Florence Drive-In offers more than just great food

    Monday, June 25 2012 4:15 PM EDT2012-06-25 20:15:51 GMT
    FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) Everywhere you visit, or just pass through, there's always one place everyone says to have to stop in and try. And Florence has its fair share of must-try, can't miss restaurants. TheMore >>
    Everywhere you visit, or just pass through, there's always one place everyone says to have to stop in and try. And Florence has its fair share of must-try, can't miss restaurants.More >>
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