Town of Cheraw

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Life In The Prettiest Town in Dixie

A game of golf at Cheraw State Park. Strolling down the tree-lined sidewalks on Third Street. Cheering on your favorite ball player at Arrowhead Park. Life in Cheraw is quiet, comfortable, and beautiful. Good people making the best of their resources. Nothing elaborate; just simply celebrating life. Cheraw is rich with gardens, parks and the architectural heritage of three centuries. Shop, golf, or enjoy the outdoor adventures the area has to offer. A strong economic base blends this beautiful legacy with the best of the present, making Cheraw a wonderful place to live. Come see us. We'll be delighted if you decide to stay!

Incentive Program for New Retail and Commercial Businesses

The Cheraw Town Council recently passed an ordinance authorizing incentives to help attract new retail and commercial businesses to Cheraw.

To read more about the Incentive Program click here.

House Number Service

The Town of Cheraw is offering residents a service that will allow their house number to be painted on the curb at their driveway to assist emergency personnel in locating houses. There have been several incidents where emergency personnel have had difficulty in finding houses that have no house number displayed or the incident has taken place at night when house numbers are hard to find or read.

As a result of these incidents, the Cheraw Town Council has voted to implement a service that is completely voluntary to its citizens. Residents wanting to have their house number painted on the curb can stop by the Cheraw Town Hall and fill out an application. A $10 fee will need to be paid and the Town will paint the house number on the curb.

For those residents who have no curb, you can obtain a yard house number sign by going to the Cheraw Fire Department and pay a $15 fee.

Façade Grants Available For Town Of Cheraw Businesses

The Town of Cheraw is offering businesses located within town limits a matching grant to assist in the enhancement of their building’s exterior.

Grant funds from the Façade Grant Program may be used for exterior signage, awnings, painting, and doors.  Interior work and roofing are not allowed under the program’s guidelines.  Grant awards must be matched dollar for dollar by the eligible business/property owner.  The maximum grant for any one project will not exceed $1,000.00.  Once the grant is awarded, the recipient must initiate façade work within 60 days or the grant will be presented to another recipient.

Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis by the town’s Board of Architectural Review. Priority consideration will be given to businesses that have not previously received a façade grant.  Applications are available at the Cheraw Town Hall, 200 Market Street, during normal business hours.  Work initiated before the board’s approval will not be eligible for the façade grant.  For more information about this program, contact Mike Smith at 843-537-8400.

Latest News

The Cheraw Gym Champs Bring Home Gold at the 2016 Low Country Classic

The Cheraw Gym Champs Team competed in the first 2016 Low Country Classic Gymnastics Competition in Charleston on Saturday February 6. This competition featured over 300 gymnasts from gymnastics clubs all over South Carolina. The Bronze and Silver team both took home top honors with a first place team win.   Full Story ››


House on the Hill at Cheraw State Park Reopens

A treasured historic meeting house in Cheraw that had been closed for almost three years is now open and available for weddings, receptions, reunions and other gatherings. The House on the Hill at Cheraw State Park, a 1,000-square-foot facility built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1939, has been restored   Full Story ››


Milestone Service Awards

The Town of Cheraw recently recognized 22 employees for milestone service anniversaries and their dedication during an awards banquet at Country Kitchen Restaurant on Thursday, December 17, 2015.   Full Story ››


Cheraw Soccer 10U Team Wins the Eastern District Title

Congratulations to the Cheraw 10U soccer team. During the recent South Carolina Athletic Programs 10U State Tournament in Bluffton, Cheraw won the Eastern District Title. Go Cheraw!   Full Story ››


Upcoming Events

Monday, Aug 1st 2016

Theatre Camp

Time: 9:00 am

Aspiring young actors will put on their own show on Friday, August 5 after a weeklong theatre camp.

Campers will discover the world of acting at the Cheraw Arts Commission's annual Theatre Camp on August 1-5 at the Theatre on the Green. Campers will learn basic acting skills, sing, and dance during the week.

There will be a performance on Friday night, August 5 featuring these future stars.
Porkchop Productions will provide instruction at two sessions. Those campers who are at reading level and have completed the 4th grade will attend the first session from 9:00-11:00am.
Registration for this camp is $45 for CAC members and $55 for non-members. Campers who have completed the 5th grade and up will attend the second session from 11:30am-2:30pm.
Fee for the 3 hour camp is $50 for CAC members and $60 for non-members.

For almost 20 years Porkchop Productions of Aiken, SC has been providing theatrical instruction for these young performers. Porkchop also comes to Cheraw during the school year with its Pre-school Theatre productions.

Campers should register at the Cheraw Community Center - 200 Powe Street. Contact the Cheraw Arts Commission at 843.537.8420 x 12 for additional information.   Full Story ››


Tuesday, Aug 2nd 2016

Family Night at the Movies Zootopia

Time: 6:30 pm

Family Night at the Movies:
Zootopia
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Theatre on the Green
Cost: $2; tickets available at the door
Info: 843.537.8420 x12   Full Story ››


Tuesday, Aug 9th 2016

Talent Night

Time: 7:00 pm

Got Talent? Cheraw Arts Commission Talent Night
Time: 7 PM
Location: Theatre on the Green
Details: Seeking talented kids & adults!

Seeking Talented Kids & Adults... ages 5 - Adults to participate in Talent Night on Tuesday, August 9 at the Theatre on the Green..... Singers-Dancers- Gymnasts- Jugglers- Musicians- Comedians-Magicians-Poets - Groups or Individuals -
Applications available at Cheraw Community Center - Applicants will need to audition or provide samples of their acts.
Call the CAC 843.537.8420 x 12 for more info   Full Story ››


Thursday, Aug 11th 2016

Big Thursday Tailgate

Time: 6:00 pm

Tickets include 2 parking spaces and up to 5 people for $15 in advance. $20 day of. Also cook-off competition with categories including Ribs, Chicken Wings and Dessert ($5 entry fee per category). Walk ins are $5 each. Contact the Chamber of Commerce for your tickets.   Full Story ››


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