- October 2, 2021
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FLORENCE, S.C. (WBTW)– Hair stylists from around the country gathered in Florence to hone their skills Saturday afternoon. Organizers of the fourth annual 50 Shades of Styles Hairshow said they want to put Pee Dee barber shops on the map.
“Just trying to do something positive for the neighborhood and the city,” organizer and sponsor Quentin Carmichael said. He said this was the event’s biggest year yet.
“We wanted to get a big show out in South Carolina,” organizer and sponsor Tamesha Johnson said. The event featured instructional seminars, vendors and a DJ. The event was sponsored by Johnson and Carmichael’s barber shop, Q’s Cutz in Dillon.
“It’s just getting bigger and bigger each year and I’m enjoying it,” NFL player Darius Leonard said. “The way he gives back to his community and Dillon County, I had to come out and support him the same way he supports me.” Leonard was featured as a special guest. He said Carmichael is his barber so he was happy to help out.
“Me, my girlfriend and my model, we all traveled seventeen hours,” barber Naim Rasheed said. “I was really just coming out here to network and get my name out there if nothing else because I produce quality work.” Rasheed said he drove all the way from Oklahoma City to compete in one of several haircut competitions at the event.
“Work for yourself being a barber or a stylist, it’s a great way to go, as long as you dedicate yourself and do the right things, you’ll be alright in the end,” Quentin Carmichael said. The organizers said they hope the event can inform young people about hairstyling as a career path. The event had previously been held in Dillon.
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LUMBERTON, N.C. (WBTW) – More people were injured or killed in shootings within News13’s coverage area during September than any other month, according to a crime analysis from News13.
Twenty-eight people were injured, and another 14 were killed by gun violence in September within News13’s coverage area, which includes Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Horry, Marion and Marlboro counties in South Carolina, along with Scotland and Robeson counties in North Carolina.
(StudyFinds.org) – Although smoking plays a key role in many cases of lung cancer, scientists say some people can still develop lung tumors without ever picking up a cigarette in their lives. A new study has discovered that cases of “never-smokers’” lung cancer are very different from the variety of the disease smokers suffer from. Moreover, these differences have revealed a new treatment method that can cure most cases of never-smokers’ cancer.
A team from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis says precision drug treatments which target specific mutations in the lungs of never-smokers can positively impact 78 to 92 percent of these cancer patients. Researchers note that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has already approved these drugs for use.
(NEXSTAR) – A man in California has been arrested after striking a special operations soldier with a sword and injuring another with a piece of asphalt, all while dressed in “full ninja garb,” according to an incident report that has since been confirmed by a U.S. Army spokesperson.
On Sept. 18, police responded to a report of assault at the Inyokern Airport in Inyokern, where 26 special operations solders were “hunkered down” in a hangar following the attacks, Stars and Stripes reported.