Duke Energy and Trees SC announce the launch of the Energy Saving Trees program, which is supported by a grant from the Duke Energy Foundation. The main focus of this program emphasizes conserving energy and reducing energy bills through strategic tree planting.

We will be distributing free trees along with educational materials to ensure proper planting and maintenance of the trees.

Trees provide many benefits to our homes and communities, including energy savings when they are planted property. As trees grow, the shade they provide will help protect homes from mid- to late-afternoon sun and can help save about 35 percent in energy costs. This program will educate homeowners on the proper placement of trees, which is typically on the west or northwest side of the housing structure.

Residents will have an opportunity to pick up their free tree during one of two giveaways: 

  • Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Pee Dee Plant and Flower Festival (Pee Dee State Farmers Market, 2513 West Lucas Street, Florence)
  • Saturday, May 11, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Florence Farmers Market (369 West Cheves Street, Florence).
For more information and to pre-register for your tree, please visit

Darlington City Council
will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at City Hall, 400 Pearl St., Darlington. 

Prepare for hurricane season by trimming your trees and bushes. Find more information about proper pruning techniques here.

Business Pride of Darlington Award

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Grove Hill Cemetery


Residential Pride of Darlington Award
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The home of Bryan & Patricia Hobbs at 301 Cashua Street has been selected the Residential Pride of Darlington Award.

Residential Pride Award

The yard of Geraldine Moody at 114 Harper Street has been selected the Residential Pride of Darlington Award.

The Residential Pride Award is selected in April and October of each year, and the Business Pride Award selected in January and June of each year. The Business Award includes the interior of businesses and also other non-residential property. 

Nominations can be sent to City Planning, P.O. Box 57, Darlington, SC 29540; called in to 843-398-4000 x 103; or emailed to
[email protected].


Imagine a small town.

The kind of place where families can fully bloom. Where southern hospitality is still a way of life. A historic town with tree-lined streets, beautiful parks, and a downtown public square. Someplace only an hour away from big city life but miles away from the daily grind.

Now open your eyes because there’s no need to imagine it.

It's called Darlington.