- Pee Dee
The Pee Dee region of
South Carolinais the northeastern corner of the state. It is the area of the lower watershed of the Pee Dee River, named after the Pee Dee Native American tribe. Its center is Florence, however the Grand Strand, which includes the beaches running from the North Carolinastate line to the Winyah Bay, is also considered a part of the region. The region is generally considered to include Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Sumter, and Williamsburg counties
On the coast, the area is predominantly involved in
tourismand resorts with beaches, amusement parks, shopping, fishing, and golf. The area has become a major retirement center for the U.S., in part from its low cost of living and its many golf courses. The center of the Grand Strandis Myrtle Beach.
Further inland, on higher ground, but still of only slight relief, is an agricultural belt of
tobacco, cotton, soybeans and produce.
Florence, originally founded as a
railroadcenter is a small, but growing center of production of pharmaceuticals, and other light industry. It is also known as a center of medical and dental care. The Pee Dee Region also produces paper, steel, and recreational vehicles.
The area is served by three commercial broadcast television stations, WBTW, WPDE, and
WFXBthe first two with twin studios at Florence and Myrtle Beach, as well as an educational television station substation, WHMC-TV, in Conway, South Carolina. A Midlands station WIS-TValso reaches the Pee Dee area, but, will be supplanted by a different NBCaffiliate, WMBF-TV.
Daily newspapers include "The Sun News" of Myrtle Beach and "
The Morning News" of Florence. The "Georgetown Times" is published five times per week. The region is also served by the following weekly newspapers: the Marlboro Herald Advocate of Bennettsville, the Lee County Observer of Bishopville, The Cheraw Chronicle of Cheraw, The Link of Cheraw, the Horry Independent of Conway, the News and Press of Darlington, The Dillon Herald of Dillon, The Messenger of Hartsville, The Weekly Observer of Hemingway, The News of Kingstree, the Lake City News & Post of Lake City, the Marion Star & Mullins Enterprise of Marion, the Myrtle Beach Herald of Myrtle Beach, the North Myrtle Beach Times of North Myrtle Beach, the Pageland Progressive Journal of Pageland, and the Coastal Observer of Pawleys Island.
The Pee Dee Region is similar in boundaries to the original Williamsburg Township.
The "Pee Dee" is also a derogatory nickname for the
Cleveland, Ohio"Plain Dealer," a major Ohio newspaper.
Early history of Williamsburg, South Carolina
*Pee Dee Area Council
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Pee Dee — /pee dee / a river flowing through central North Carolina and NE South Carolina into the Atlantic. 435 mi. (700 km) long. Cf. Yadkin. * * * … Universalium
Pee Dee — [pē′ dē′] [< AmInd tribal name] river flowing through N.C. & S.C. into the Atlantic: 233 mi (375 km): see YADKIN … English World dictionary
Pee Dee — Sonnenaufgang bei Myrtle Beach Pee Dee bezeichnet die nordöstliche Region des US Bundesstaates South Carolina. Der Name leitet sich von der zentralen Wasserstraße ab, dem Pee Dee River, der wiederum nach den ursprünglichen Bewohnern der Region,… … Deutsch Wikipedia
Pee Dee — noun a river that flows through central North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina to the Atlantic Ocean • Syn: ↑Pee Dee River • Instance Hypernyms: ↑river • Part Holonyms: ↑North Carolina, ↑Old North State, ↑ … Useful english dictionary
Pee Dee — Sp Pi Di nkt. Ap Pee Dee L u. JAV (P. Karolina) … Pasaulio vietovardžiai. Internetinė duomenų bazė
Pee Dee — geographical name river 233 miles (375 kilometers) North Carolina & South Carolina flowing SE into Winyah Bay see Yadkin … New Collegiate Dictionary
pee-dee — North Country (Newcastle) Words a young lad in a keel, who has charge of the rudder … English dialects glossary
Pee Dee — [[t]ˈpi ˈdi[/t]] n. geg a river flowing from North Carolina through South Carolina into the Atlantic. 435 mi. (700 km) long Compare Yadkin … From formal English to slang
Pee Dee River — Great Pee Dee River Einzugsgebiet des Pee Dee Rivers Daten … Deutsch Wikipedia
Pee Dee Pride — Gründung 1997 Auflösung 2005 Geschichte Knoxville Cherokees 1988 – 1997 Pee Dee Pride 1997 – 2003 Florence Pride 2003 – 2004 Pee Dee Pride 2004 – 2005 Stadion … Deutsch Wikipedia