• All 4 Autism to host fifth Pacing for Pieces Race in Florence

    Pacing for Pieces

    FLORENCE, S.C. -- One of Florence's well-known run fundraisers, Pacing for Pieces Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk, is back this March.
    This event, which draws several hundreds of in-town and out-of-town runners to the starting line at Salvation Army, is the largest fundraiser for All 4 Autism, Florence’s local autism advocacy organization.
    Amy Pennington, a mother of a child with autism, created the race to gain awareness in the Florence area and raise money for resources and support for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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  • Artists compete in Pee Dee Regional Art Competition

    Pee Dee Art Competition

    FLORENCE, S.C. -- The opening reception for the 2017 Pee Dee Regional Art Competition brought artists and aesthetes alike to the longest-running art competition in South Carolina.

    The show, which "highlights the best contemporary art in the Pee Dee," will be up through March 24 at the Florence County Museum Waters Gallery, 135 S. Dargan St., in downtown Florence. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Visitors can cast their vote for the Jo Ann Fender Scarborough People's Choice Award through Friday, March 10. The people's choice award winner will be announced March 20.

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  • January "Taste" benefits warming up winter in Florence

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    FLORENCE, S.C. -- Toward the end of winter many people anticipate April with its seasonal warmth and lineups of outdoor fundraisers revolving around great food. January, however, is beginning to hold its own; a couple “Taste Of” events are returning and moving to this month this year.

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