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Monthly Archives: November 2013

MCHS Science Students Excel in the Xtreme Technology Competition

Marlboro County High school recently participated in the Xtreme Technology event competition hosted by Benedict College’s School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in Columbia on Friday, the 8th of November.

The event is one of the fastest growing scientific competitions, designed to expose high schools students to the vast world of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

The first team, with Tyrone Abraham as team captain and Kayla Hilton, Curtis Hubbard, Tierra Leggette, Aaron Thompson as members, won 1st place in Physics with a perfect score.

The second team, with Samantha Inglis as team captain and. members Eric Littles, Jacey Stuckey, Taylor Bryant, and Monica Woods as members, won 5th place in Environmental Health Science.

There were twenty two teams from twelve high schools in South Carolina who joined this competition.

The participation of MCHS to this event is sponsored by Domtar Paper Company.

This article first appeared in the Thursday, November 14th edition of the Marlboro Herald Advocate.

Breeden Inn chosen as Top 10 Garden Inns

The Breeden Inn Bed and Breakfast, 404 East Main Street, in Bennettsville has been selected as a Top 10 Garden Inn by

Breeden Inn Bed and Breakfast is recognized as a top inn around the world providing the best travel experience in this category. is the most comprehensive global site for finding bed and breakfast properties around the world, with more than 13,000 properties worldwide representing nearly 80,000 rooms.

Each November, Bedand names 30 overall top inns based on the quality and quantity of traveler reviews from the past year.

Starting in December 2011, Bedand decided to recognize more of the world’s best inns and began a monthly awards program to honor 10 more B&Bs every month in a special category.

“These award-winning inns, including Breeden Inn Bed and Breakfast, really showcase bed and breakfasts and inns that often become a destination to discover and not just a place to stay, says Gregory Sion, general manager of

“Travelers select bed and breakfasts because they enjoy staying in a one-of-a-kind place that offers not only character, special amenities, and unmatched hospitality, but also enables them to discover new experiences,” he added.

“It is a true honor to be chosen for the Garden Inns awards, and we are thrilled that our hard work has set us apart,” say Wesley and Bonnie Park, Breeden Inn innkeepers.

“The Breeden Inn is celebrating our 26th year! During this time, we have restored four 19th century houses and developed wonderful gardens with winding walks connecting the houses. The inn is truly situated in the midst of a large garden setting. Our focus remains to provide many areas where guests can experience a delicious breakfast, Southern relaxation, comfortable bedrooms, outdoor recreation, and much more,” they said.

For a complete list of Best of Award winners, visit

This article first appeared in the Thursday, November 14th edition of the Marlboro Herald Advocate.