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Cheraw Celebrates Arbor Day!

Dec 20, 2019
Cheraw celebrated Arbor by planting a tree in honor of Mr. Frank Laney at Huckleberry Park.

Town of Cheraw Seeks a new Town Administrator

Dec 16, 2019
The Town of Cheraw is seeking to hire a new Town Administrator. Applications are due by January 10th.  This announcement was originally published on November 12th.

Town Hall to Close Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Dec 06, 2019

Public Hearings on the Cheraw Zoning Ordinance Update

Nov 12, 2019

The Cheraw Planning Commission will hold two public hearings, one on September 23rd and one on October 7th to discuss proposed changes to the Cheraw Zoning Ordinance.  Both will occur at 6PM and will be in Town Hall.

Town Accepting Bids on 2 Wrought Iron Gates

Nov 12, 2019
Town of Cheraw Accepting Bids for Iron Wrought Gates

The Town of Cheraw will take sealed bids on 2 black iron wrought decorative gates that were previously located in the Cheraw Community Center until 10:00 am, Friday, August 23rd. Each gate is 7 feet x 4 feet tall. 

Notice of Non-Partisan Election and Runoff Election

Nov 12, 2019
Notice is hereby given that a non-partisan election will be held between the hours of 7:00AM and 7:00PM on Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 for the purpose of electing Mayor and town council members from Council Districts #1, #3, and #5 as districts are depicted on the Single Member District Map filed in the Cheraw Town Hall. 

EPA releases FAQ addressing concerns about PCB contamination in Cheraw

Nov 12, 2019
The EPA and SCDHEC have released a FAQ to address concerns raised by those who live in areas impacted by PCB contamination.  The FAQ includes updates on cleanup, the status of Huckleberry Park, cleanup goals,  guidance on gardening, and where to obtain the latest information.

Town of Cheraw Releases Synopsis of Zoning Changes

Nov 12, 2019
The Department of Planning and Community Development is pleased to release an overview of zoning changes being made in the town.  If there are any questions please contact Rodney Tucker at 843-537-8400 or rtucker@cheraw.com

2nd Public Hearing on Proposed Rezoning in the Town of Cheraw

Nov 12, 2019
Cheraw, SC – On Thursday, June 13, the Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing to review and discuss the proposed zoning/rezoning requests. Afterward, it will make its recommendation to Council. RS3 Planning Collaborative, LLC's Mr. Rodney S. Tucker will be taking the lead on this project.

Cheraw Board of Architectural Review Special Meeting

Nov 12, 2019
This serves as a notice that the Cheraw Board of Architectural Review will hold a special meeting on Thursday, May 9th at 5:15 PM in Town Hall.

EPA Factsheet on PCB contamination in Cheraw

Nov 12, 2019
The EPA recently provided a fact sheet on the PCB contamination here in the Town of Cheraw.  The EPA provided this fact sheet in an effort to keep the community informed on the work being conducted around the old Burlington Industries site (now Highland).

Cheraw Historic Resources Survey Update

Nov 12, 2019
The Town of Cheraw recently received a completed historic resources survey from Brockington and Associates thanks to grant funding from the SC Department of Archives and History. 

Cheraw Zoning Meeting Agenda

Nov 12, 2019
TOWN OF CHERAW PLANNING COMMISSION

Zoning Update from the Town of Cheraw

Nov 12, 2019
Cheraw, SC – The Town of Cheraw is taking the next step forward toward a vibrant community in updating its zoning ordinance and districts. RS3 Planning Collaborative, LLC is taking the lead on this project.

The Town of Cheraw is Seeking a Planning and Community Development Director

Nov 12, 2019
The Town of Cheraw will be accepting applications for the position of a fulltime Planning and Community Development Director. This was previously a part time position. 

Theater on the Green receives $50,000 grant for roof repairs

Nov 12, 2019
Cheraw is synonymous with Mr. Dizzy Gillespie and the South Carolina Jazz Festival. The latter celebrates the life and legacy of Cheraw's famous citizen – Dizzy Gillespie. 

Downtown Strategic Plan for 2019-2021

Nov 12, 2019
The Town of Cheraw has begun the process of adopting a Downtown Strategic Plan for 2019-2021. Town officials are inviting community members to contribute ideas. All residents are invited to participate, not just those who live or work downtown.

SC DOT Forum

Nov 12, 2019
SC DOT forum on roads set for Feb. 4

Rep. Richie Yow has just confirmed S.C. Department of Transportation will hold a town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at Chesterfield-Ruby Middle School, located on Highway 9 just west of Chesterfield.

Good Girls Exploring Lancaster and Cheraw

Nov 12, 2019
On Monday, November 10, Good Girls in the Badlands, Debi & Judy, traveled the Carolinas and toured Cheraw. They have a successful blog where they share their adventures.

Town of Cheraw Seeking Building Official Code Enforcement Officer

Nov 12, 2019
The Town of Cheraw will be accepting applications for the posting of Building Official/Code Enforcement Officer. Successful candidate will interpret and enforce building, electrical, and mechanical code, inspect construction work to ensure compliance with applicable state and town regulations. 

Town of Cheraw Seeking Commercial Driver's License Instructor

Nov 12, 2019
The Town of Cheraw is seeking a part-time CDL Driver Instructor with the ability and desire to teach and assist Town employees in obtaining a Class B Commercial Drivers License (CDL). 

Seeking Main Street Tourism and Marketing Manager

Nov 12, 2019
Town of Cheraw, South Carolina Seeking Main Street/Tourism-Marketing Manager
The Town of Cheraw, South Carolina is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Main Street/Marketing-Tourism Manager.

State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers Opening in Chesterfield, Dillon and Horry Counties

Nov 12, 2019
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The State of South Carolina and FEMA are opening three Disaster Recovery Centers in the cities of Cheraw (Chesterfield County) Dillon (Dillon County) and Conway (Horry County) Tuesday, Oct. 2. Other centers will be opening soon in the areas affected by Hurricane Florence.

EPA Response to PCB Sediment in Homes in Cheraw, SC

Nov 12, 2019
As part of the ongoing response to Hurricane Florence, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to conduct ground assessments at communities with Superfund sites in storm-impacted areas, including Cheraw, South Carolina.

Chesterfield County Residents Eligible for FEMA Individual Assistance Program

Nov 12, 2019
Chesterfield County Residents Eligible for FEMA Individual Assistance Program
COLUMBIA, S.C. - At the request of Governor Henry McMaster, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has amended its disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence to make residents in Chesterfield County eligible to apply for the Individual Assistance program. Residents in Dillon, Horry, Marion, and Marlboro counties were previously made eligible to apply for aid through FEMA.

Governor McMaster Requests Support for Hurricane Florence Recovery

Nov 12, 2019
Gov. Henry McMaster Pens Letter to S.C. Congressional Delegation, Requests Federal Support for Hurricane Florence Recovery

Will the Postal Service immortalize jazz artist Dizzy Gillespie

Nov 12, 2019
We would all love to see the US Postal Service immortalize legendary jazz artist Dizzy Gillespie.

In an effort to continue support for the issuance of the Dizzy Gillespie stamp, Congressman Rice wrote a joint letter with Senator Scott and Senator Graham to the Postmaster General. Please find the letter attached.

Local Contractor Making an Impact through Volunteerism

Nov 12, 2019
Volunteerism expresses one of the highest forms of altruism and service. Nothing is more gratifying than helping others and the impression it makes on the person(s) and/or community. It is not unusual for building contractors to donate materials, equipment, and perhaps labor for Habitat for Humanity, or assemble a church or school's playground equipment.

Public Engagement Survey

Nov 12, 2019
The Town of Cheraw is interested and eager to better engage its residents and the business community. This public engagement survey is a tool to incorporate citizens perspectives, aspirations, and experiences in order to create community engagement throughout the Town of Cheraw.

Metalworking Trades Apprenticeship Program

Nov 12, 2019
Schaeffler Group USA (INA) has a limited number of openings in a 3.5 year Metalworking Trades Apprenticeship Program.

$100,000 Grant from Duke Energy

Nov 12, 2019
Town of Cheraw to benefit Laney Landing at the Great Pee Dee River with $100,000 grant from Duke Energy 

New Rules for Citizens Requesting Appearance Before Town Council

Nov 12, 2019
The following ordinance was passed on November 14, 2017.

ORDINANCE 2018-02
An Ordinance Amending Section 2-16 of the Town Code of Ordinances
Concerning the Appearance of Citizens at Town Council Meetings

Historic Resources Survey Project

Nov 12, 2019
On Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. the Town of Cheraw will host a public forum to kick-off its historic resources survey project in Town Hall’s Courtroom, 200 Market Street. The public is encouraged to participate. 

BAR Application Deadline

Nov 12, 2019
The deadline for the Board of Architectural Review (BAR) application is Tuesday, October 31 at 3:00 pm. This will ensure that it will be placed on November's BAR meeting agenda.

Remembering the Youth

Nov 12, 2019
Children are often forgotten when they lose a parent to violence—whether it be due to domestic violence, street violence, gang violence or incarceration. The ramifications of losing even one parent can have long-lasting consequences.

International Jazz Day in South Carolina

Nov 12, 2019
Skipp Pearson, South Carolina’s Official Jazz Music Ambassador along with the dedicated team of volunteers of the Skipp Pearson Jazz Foundation extends a warm invitation to the entire State to celebrate

9 Year Old Author Featured at Our Hidden Treasure of the Pee Dee Event

Nov 12, 2019
On March 4, 2017 at Northeastern Technical College from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 pm.  Local authors and artist throughout the Pee Dee region will be highlighted and celebrated at an event entitled… Our Hidden Treasures of the Pee Dee: Celebrating Authors & Artists. 

South Carolina Survivors Have Two Weeks Left to Apply for Disaster Assistance

Nov 12, 2019
COLUMBIA, S.C. (Tuesday, Nov. 29) – Just two weeks remain for Hurricane Matthew survivors in South Carolina to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and submit disaster loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Holiday Showcase

Nov 12, 2019
The Cheraw Arts Commission presents Holiday Showcase exhibit during November at the Burr Gallery. The exhibit features fine crafts that include textiles, jewelry, glassware, and ceramics and artwork.

Community Meeting Notice

Nov 12, 2019
Environmental Contamination Investigation

This notice is being released jointly by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and the Town of Cheraw and is intended for the residents of Cheraw.

Silhouette Artist Clay Rice in Cheraw

Nov 12, 2019
The Cheraw Arts Commission will feature silhouette artist Clay Rice in September. Clay will be at the Cheraw Community Center on Thursday, September 1 from 3:00 - 6:00pm. He will be creating his wonderful silhouettes of children and adults.

Market on Market in August

Nov 12, 2019
Market on Market continues on Saturday, August 20 from 9:00am - 1:00pm in downtown Cheraw. The family friendly monthly event features art, produce, food and entertainment on the Third Saturday of each month from May through October.

New Comprehensive Plan

Nov 12, 2019
Cheraw, SC – On August 29, The Town of Cheraw will conduct a public hearing and presentation of its 2016-2026 Comprehensive Plan. The public hearing will be held in the courtroom of Town Hall, 200 Market Street, at 5:30 p.m. Residents, business and community leaders, and other stakeholders are invited and welcome to participate in this planning endeavor.

Cheraw Fall Sports Registration

Nov 12, 2019
REGISTRATION FOR YOUTH FOOTBALL, SOCCER AND CHEERLEADING

Registration for all Fall Sports will begin on Monday, August 1st and will continue through Friday, August 26th . Registration hours are 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Cheraw Community Center. 

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

Nov 12, 2019
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. 

House on the Hill at Cheraw State Park Reopens

Nov 12, 2019
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 by historic preservation standards and will begin accepting reservations on Tuesday, March 1. 

Milestone Service Awards

Nov 12, 2019
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.

Cheraw Soccer 10U Team Wins the Eastern District Title

Nov 12, 2019
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!

Cheraw Facade Grant Funds Available To Town Businesses

Nov 12, 2019
Businesses within the Cheraw town limits looking to enhance their building's exterior may qualify for a matching grant to assist with improvements.

Incentive Program for New Retail and Commercial Businesses

Nov 12, 2019
The Cheraw Town Council recently passed an ordinance authorizing incentives to help attract new retail and commercial businesses to Cheraw. The following incentives are in place for any new retail or commercial business:

Election Day!

Nov 12, 2019
Notice is hereby given that a non-partisan election will be held between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 for the purpose of electing Mayor and town council member from Council District # 1 as depicted on the Single Member District Map filed in the Cheraw Town Hall. This map has been made available for you here for your convenience.

Cheraw Recreation Youth Basketball Registration

Nov 12, 2019
Registration is Monday, Nov. 2 - Wednesday, Nov. 25.
The age groups that will be offered are:

St. David's Cemetery Association Announces Major Donation

Nov 12, 2019
Board representatives of St. David’s Cemetery Association have announced a major award from the Town of Cheraw through the Town’s Hospitality Fund.  Mayor Andy Ingram presented the Association with a check in the amount of $75,000.  Earlier this year Mayor Ingram and the Town Council had committed to award the Association $25,000 for every $100,000 of pledges and donations that had been received toward the goal of $400,000 which represents the estimated cost of the project. 

Cheraw Mayor Proclaims Head Start Awareness Day

Nov 12, 2019
Cheraw mayor Andy Ingram has proclaimed Thursday, October 24 as Cheraw Head Start Awareness Day. Mayor Ingram met with teachers and students from Cheraw Head Start recently to sign the proclamation. 

'House on the Hill' Renovation Preserves Park's History

Nov 12, 2019
Renovation of the 80-year old 'House on the Hill' at the Cheraw State Park came a step closer to reality Tuesday with the Town of Cheraw's $15,000 donation to Lou Fontana of the SC Parks, Recreation & Tourism.

South Carolina Jazz Festival October 17-20

Nov 12, 2019
Jazz great Dizzy Gillespie proudly shared his Cheraw roots when performing across the world, and now Dizzy's South Carolina hometown is getting ready to honor their most famous native son with the South Carolina Jazz Festival October 17-20.

Mosquito Patrol

Nov 12, 2019
In an attempt to control the mosquito population, the Town of Cheraw Public Works Department has launched their Mosquito Patrol this summer, spraying two times or more per week.

Third Thursdays Welcomes "The Fantastic Shakers"

Nov 12, 2019
As part of its summer entertainment series, The Town of Cheraw will have "The Fantastic Shakers" as the entertainment for July's THIRD THURSDAYS, scheduled July 18 from 7-9 PM at the Cheraw Community Center.

Town Launches Third Thursdays

Nov 12, 2019
Get ready for a night out on the town, Cheraw! Beginning May 16, The Town of Cheraw will launch Third Thursdays, a new summer entertainment series.

Downtown Post Office To Remain Open

Nov 12, 2019
After more than 17 months of negotiations, Cheraw mayor Andy Ingram received notification from US Postal Service officials April 10 of their plans to keep the Downtown Cheraw Post Office open.

SCPRT Director Shares Future Plans for Local State Parks

Nov 12, 2019
The restoration and renovation of the "House on the Hill" at Cheraw State Park may soon become reality, according to South Carolina Parks Recreation & Tourism Director Duane Parish.

New Taxiway To Be Unveiled April 11

Nov 12, 2019
The recently completed parallel taxiway at Cheraw Municipal Airport will be unveiled to the public in a ceremony April 11, and Mayor Andy Ingram is extending a special invitation to the community to attend the dedication.

Cheraw Featured In Southern Living

Nov 12, 2019
In the April issue of Southern Living, Cheraw makes a full-page appearance, the focus of the magazine's monthly "Small Towns We Love" feature.

Town Hosts ChristmasFest December 1

Nov 12, 2019
The 100 block of Market Street will be transformed into a bustling holiday village on Saturday, December 1 as the Town of Cheraw hosts its inaugural Cheraw ChristmasFest.

Downtown Post Office Closure Hinges On Survey

Nov 12, 2019
Cheraw postal customers are being asked to watch their mail for a Customer Questionnaire, the results of which may determine the fate of the Downtown Cheraw Post Office.

"National Night Out" Tuesday, October 2

Nov 12, 2019
The Town of Cheraw will join communities across the nation in hosting the 29th Annual "National Night Out" Tuesday, October 2 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Centennial Park in downtown Cheraw.

Cheraw Receives Grants For Airport Improvements

Nov 12, 2019
Grants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the South Carolina Aeronautics Commission (SCAC) will allow the Town of Cheraw to complete parallel taxiway improvements at the Cheraw Municipal Airport.

Town of Cheraw Hosts "Downtown Cheraw Post Office Appreciation Day"

Nov 12, 2019
For almost 80 years, 248 Market Street has been the address for Cheraw's downtown post office, and to celebrate this milestone event, the Town of Cheraw is throwing a party to express appreciation to the downtown icon's years of service to the community.

Cheraw Gateway Sees Improvements

Nov 12, 2019
Through a unified effort between the Town of Cheraw and SC Central Railroad, one of the town's gateways is undergoing a transformation.

Cheraw Is Finalist For "Prettiest Painted Places" Honors

Nov 12, 2019
Thanks to a national competition to find the "Prettiest Painted Places in America," people across the country are discovering what local residents have long known: Cheraw is one of the most beautiful towns to be found anywhere.