The Cheraw Chronicle, 114 Front Street: December 31, 2015

The Cheraw Chronicle reported local news for the town of Cheraw for well over a century before going out of business at the end of 2015 (paywalled, The Link, front page). Most likely, the subscriber base of that former newspaper soon migrated over to The Link. For years, I remember my parents subscribing to The Cheraw Chronicle and The State; it is my understanding that the latter ceased delivering issues to Cheraw within the last few years.

I am curious about the refrigeration units lying outside the building. Having lived in Texas, I was pleasantly surprised to see an HEB label on one of those units. Although I believe I've mentioned this in another blog post, HEB is a large grocery chain in Texas, and I dare say it is the most dominant chain there that manages to compete well with Walmart. I miss HEB...but I digress.

If you want to know what is going on locally, wherever you live, then the local newspaper is typically your best bet, unless you reside in a major metropolitan area where the network news might suffice. For the rest of us living in the boonies, the newspaper is crucial. And no, social media is NOT a good substitute.