Town of Cheraw

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Community Meeting Notice

DHEC will hold a community meeting on November 2, 2016 at Long Middle School in Cheraw at 7 p.m.
DHEC has recently discovered polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and other chemical contamination in a drainage ditch behind the former Burlington Industrial Fibers James Plant... Read More

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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

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

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).
The last day for survivors to register for federal   Full Story ››

Holiday Showcase

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.

Textile artist and performer with Sidecar Social Club Lisa Veronica Woods from Raleigh will display her   Full Story ››

Community Meeting Notice

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.
DHEC has recently discovered polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and other chemical contami   Full Story ››

Silhouette Artist Clay Rice in Cheraw

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.   Full Story ››

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Feb 1st 2017

Baseball and Softball Registration

Time: 8:30 am

Youth baseball & softball registration begins and continues through February 24 weekdays 8:30-5 at the Cheraw Community Center, 200 Powe Street. Age groups range from 5 (must be 5 years old by May 1, 2017) to 15 years. Fee is $25 for city residents and $50 for county residents. An additional $5.00 for insurance is required only if your child has not registered for a sport since August 1, 2016. The age cutoff date is May 1, 2017 for baseball, ages 7 – 12, and September 1st, 2016 for ages 3 – 6, along with January 1, 2017 for softball. City residents must provide proof of residency. A birth certificate is required for anyone that has never played before. For more details, contact the Cheraw Recreation & Leisure Services Department at 843-537-8421 x0.   Full Story ››

Wednesday, Feb 1st 2017

Black History Hall of Fame by Bright Star Touring Theatre Group

Time: 9:15 am

Black History Hall of Fame
by Bright Star Touring Theatre Group
Time: 9:15 AM
Location: Theatre on the Green
Cost: $6.00 per child- Adults Free
Performance for Students ages K-6
Details: Cheraw Arts Commission - 843.537.8420 x 12   Full Story ››

Friday, Feb 3rd 2017

Daddy Daughter Date Night

Time: 6:00 pm

The Cheraw Recreation and Leisure Services Department would like to invite all young ladies, ages 4 years old and older, and their dads/granddads to the semi-formal dinner and dance.
The event will be held on Friday, February 3 from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the Cheraw Community Center gym. This popular sweetheart dance includes a full-course dinner, prizes, music by DJ K. Smooth, a gift for every girl, dancing and photos. The cost per couple is $25.00 and $10.00 each additional guest. Photos will be taken by Reid McBride ($15.00 per package not included in ticket price).
Be sure to pick up your tickets at the Cheraw Community Center before Friday, January 27th. This cherished event is always a sell out, so get your tickets early. Unfortunately, no tickets will be sold at the door on this night. For more information, call the recreation office at 843-537-8420.   Full Story ››

Friday, Feb 3rd 2017

Fun and Festive

Time: 7:30 pm

Is it a February Fling, or a Friday Fete, or a "Fun" Fundraiser?

Actually, it is all of the above. The Cheraw Arts Commission presents a Fun and Festive
evening on Friday, February 3 featuring A New Creation Band at the Wine Factory - 165 Second Street.
This area band featuring Dennis Hardison is always a crowd Favorite during the SC Jazz Festival late night events.

Fun and Frolic begins at 7:30pm until 10:30pm. Light snacks will be served and a cash bar available.
Patrons must be 21 years of age. Tickets are $15 per person or 2 tickets for $25 and can be purchased at the Cheraw Community Center or from a CAC Board member.

Attire: Festive- Fun- Funky - Fashionista - Flapper
Whatever suits your Fancy...

Come out & support the arts at this Fab event!

Info: CAC 843.537.8420 x 12   Full Story ››

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