Your wedding day. Without a doubt, it's one of the most significant events you will ever experience - when you and the love of your life officially seal the deal and get married. On this day, your friends and family will gather to celebrate the next step in your life. Photographers will be running around snapping photos, catering plates delicious food for guests to enjoy, and the DJ sets the mood for a night of fun and libation. You've worked extra hard to make everything look perfect and run smoothly. You have examined every moving part down to the tiniest detail. At the center of all your effort is your wedding venue in Dillon, SC.
Your event space can mean the difference between an unforgettable event and an average occasion. Capturing your uniqueness as a couple is paramount to a memorable wedding. But, without the right venue location and staff, your unforgettable event can turn into a painfully average occasion. Fortunately, at Abney Hall, you won't ever have to worry about dingy reception spaces and crummy chow halls.
Constructed in Dillon, SC, in 1962, Abney Hall is 15,000 square feet and sits on 500 acres of land, making it a large wedding venue unlike any other. Abney Hall was originally the home of Mrs. Josephine Abney, a Dillon native who was a lifelong philanthropist. Mrs. Abney devoted much of her time and effort towards supporting charities, educational institutions, hospitals, and other noble efforts. Today, Abney Hall stands tall as a symbol of love, both in our community and for the couples who choose to get married here.
Abney Hall is an exclusive event experience unlike any other, surrounded by verdant forests and sparkling ponds. Our venue is a natural fit for several occasions, including:
The beginning of your life starts at Abney Hall. With our team by your side, we can create the fairy tale wedding you have dreamed about since childhood. Whether you have 100 guests or 1,000, our waterfront ceremony locations and French-inspired courtyard are perfect for your big day. Celebrate in luxurious style surrounded by shady magnolia trees, a private forest, large ponds, and the beauty of Mother Nature. While our venue location and aesthetic have been praised far and wide, so too have the practical aspects of Abney Hall. Looking for a relaxing, comfortable spot for your bridal party to get ready in? We offer an entire floor in the Abney Hall residence to get the bridal party ready. Want to make your groomsman feel extra-special too? We've got a private, plush house just feet from a sparkling pond that is a proper hangout spot for the guys in your group.
To make life easier on you, we also offer Abney Hall as your go-to spot for rehearsal dinners. Why book an expensive restaurant or travel to another location when unmatched beauty and convenience are right at your fingertips? Abney Hall is just the place for that very important dinner the night before your big day. We are also happy to host your bridal shower at Abney Hall. Our venue makes for one of Dillon's most unique bridal shower settings, where your family and friends can gather to give gifts and be merry before you walk down the aisle.
With such a large, magnificent house and a vast property, Abney Hall also makes for an unforgettable location for your bridal portraits and other wedding-related photography needs. Don't take our word for it - book a tour and see for yourself why so many new brides and grooms choose Abney Hall as their wedding venue in Dillon.
You've already found the person you want to spend the rest of your life beside. The next step? Finding the perfect wedding venue for your ceremony, reception, and celebration of your lifelong commitment to one another. Remember, the backdrop for photos, dancing, eating, and all other activities will be at your wedding venue. That's why we work so hard to set Abney Hall apart from our competitors - so you and your guests can focus on love and living your new life while we work with your vendors and photographers to make your magic night a reality.
Here are just a few reasons why guests choose Abney Hall as their wedding venue in Dillon, SC, along with some helpful tips from our experienced wedding venue staff:
Choosing the appropriate-sied venue for your desired guest count is a critical decision. A venue's capacity affects the number of people you need to consider having at your ceremony and reception. As you're first starting out, we recommend having a guest count in mind as you're searching for the right venue. Try to stick with that number. You may fall in love with a particular venue, but if its max capacity can't accommodate your guest count, it may be time to cross them off your list.
Keep in mind that this is your big day. You shouldn't feel obligated to invite the college roommate you shared a dorm with for one semester. At the end of the day, your wedding venue should be one that can accommodate those closest to you. Abney Hall is equipped for both small and large weddings, consisting of 500 acres of forest, ponds, and lush natural beauty. Whether you want an intimate wedding with only your best friends or a grand ceremony with hundreds of people, we have the right amount of room to make you comfortable.
On your big day, you're likely to have friends and family traveling in from other parts of the state or country. These folks will need a place to stay during and even after your wedding. Accessibility and ease are important factors when it comes to choosing your wedding venue for both you and your guests.
Located in Dillon, SC, Abney Hall is situated in a memorable, natural setting, giving your wedding a private vibe in the midst of Mother Nature. While we pride ourselves on having a secluded wedding event space, our venue is within an easy driving distance of hotels and vacation rentals.
When you contact us for a tour, make sure to speak with our experienced venue manager about nearby hotels and shuttle service options. We understand that your guest's comfort and convenience are important, and we're happy to work with you to figure out the best way to get your guests to Abney Hall.
At Abney Hall, our staff has earned its reputation as one of the industry's most friendly, accessible teams. We will provide you with a purpose-minded point of contact that can help answer questions relating to timelines, preferred vendors, and every aspect of your wedding. When you tour our wedding venue in Dillon, SC, for the first time, we want you to feel like you have all the information you need to make an informed purchasing decision.
At Abney Hall, our goal is to be your first resource when it comes to setting up and coordinating the details of your wedding day.
When it comes to your wedding's decor, you probably already have a few ideas in mind. We love it when our brides and grooms have a vision in mind because one of our greatest joys is turning that vision into a reality. At Abney Hall, our team is available to help you and your decorator fit, accent, and accommodate your fairy-tale wedding - whatever that may be.
Are you looking to dress up your wedding with decorations galore? Just want to add a few accents that tie into your preferred color palette? Abney Hall is versatile and ready to help however we are able.
If you're thinking about bringing in your own greenery, lighting, floral pieces, and more, we recommend discussing your vision with us on your initial tour of our event space. That way, we can get a head start on making your big day exactly how you envision it.
10 years from now, when you and your spouse are celebrating your anniversary, you will pull out photographs from your wedding and will reminisce about the unforgettable time you spent at Abney Hall. Your wedding photos will be with you forever, and as such, we work closely with you and your photographer to suggest extra-special photo op spots that you can only find on Abney Hall grounds.
From the grand staircase and French-inspired courtyard to our manicured gardens and lovely pond, there is no shortage of photo-op locations for your photographer to choose from. As one of the most popular wedding venues in Dillon, SC, we have worked with dozens of photographers over the years.
Our experience has allowed us to cultivate a list of preferred photographers - all of whom have the talent to take your pictures to the next level in a setting they're familiar with. We encourage you to check out our gallery to get a sense of the scope of our wedding venue and gain inspiration from other happy couples.
The gallery on our website is extensive but be sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram pages as well. We keep our social pages updated with recent wedding photographs, giving you an incredible resource that you can use for your own photography purposes.
Abney Hall is known across the United States for our stunning weddings, but we also play host to some of the largest corporate events in South Carolina. Why choose a bland, lifeless meeting space when you can enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature coupled with a professional atmosphere? If you have an important team-building event or corporate conference that you have to coordinate, look no further than Abney Hall.
The epitome of class and style, our corporate event space is large, lavish, and chock-full of onsite amenities for you and your co-workers to enjoy. If your team needs a morale boost, don't bring them to the local Olive Garden for a cheap lunch. Treat them to a refreshing experience in our main dining room, where we can work with you to incorporate your catering options with the goals of your event.
When the hard work is done, and your team needs a breather, what better way to relax than with a quick dip in our pool? To burn off a little steam, head over to our brand-new tennis court - the perfect place to get some exercise in an ultra-private setting while you enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Don't forget to bring your fishing poles for a couple of hours of fishing. There's even an opportunity to go hunting if you wish.
If you're ready to learn more about Abney Hall as your wedding venue, don't hesitate to reach out. We would love to hear more about your plans, your vision, and your needs. We know that planning a wedding isn't easy. It takes time, attention to detail, and a whole lot of patience. Our goal is to help provide you with all the info you need to learn more about our venue. Once you decide on a date, we'll work closely with you and your vendors to craft a wedding experience that you will treasure for the rest of your life.
Our available dates for your big day are going quick, especially during peak seasons like spring and fall. We look forward to hearing from you soon!Contact us today for a FREE initial consultation
We hope everyone had a great weekend.It’s time for this week’s edition of The Insider Report.Clemson making a move with Peach State TEClemson’s tight end recruiting in the class of 2024 is only getting started and a name worth monitoring is Carrollton (Ga.) four-star Caleb Odom (pictured above).The Clemson Insider recently caught up with Odom, who was one of the top prospects in attendance for Clemson’s 30-20 win over NC State at Death Valley on Saturday, Oct. 1.“It was crazy...
We hope everyone had a great weekend.
It’s time for this week’s edition of The Insider Report.
Clemson’s tight end recruiting in the class of 2024 is only getting started and a name worth monitoring is Carrollton (Ga.) four-star Caleb Odom (pictured above).
The Clemson Insider recently caught up with Odom, who was one of the top prospects in attendance for Clemson’s 30-20 win over NC State at Death Valley on Saturday, Oct. 1.
“It was crazy,” Odom said in a phone interview recently regarding his visit. “The atmosphere was just electric. It was just insane. I just felt like the crowd was crazy. I don’t know, I’ve never seen something like the pregame, how they roll out of the buses and run down the hill. That kind of stood out to me, definitely the pregame. I just felt like the fans were cheering nonstop. I just felt like it was crazy.”
Odom has been in constant contact with Kyle Richardson since Sept. 1. It was Clemson’s tight ends coach who extended Odom the invitation to the NC State game and made sure he spoke with him at length during his first trip to The Valley.
Odom said that his relationship with Richardson is one of the better ones that he currently has and that it was nice to finally put a name to a face.
“He was just telling me that they love what they see on film and stuff,” Odom recalled of his conversation with Richardson. “He was telling me that they take the offer process really slowly. He was gonna give me a call later (last) week, so hopefully it’s good news. He was just telling me that they were glad to have me down.”
According to Odom, Richardson said that he was an offer-worthy prospect.
“Hopefully they will offer soon, though, I would really love it,” he said regarding a potential offer from Clemson. “Just knowing how they treat the players outside of football… Just knowing I can be in an environment like that, especially during gamedays with the crowd. A place like Death Valley is just crazy.”
It’s no longer a secret that Clemson is one of the favorite schools of Jadon Perlotte.
The class of 2025 five-star linebacker out of Buford (Ga.) recently made his first-ever gameday visit to Death Valley for Clemson’s top-10 showdown against NC State.
“It was great,” Perlotte recently told The Clemson Insider regarding his visit. “That’s the most fans I’ve ever seen and we got to run down the hill. I didn’t see any open spots.”
Perlotte said that he has a great relationship with most of Clemson’s staff and spent a lot of time around the Tigers’ defensive assiatnts before and after last Saturday’s game.
What is it about Clemson that appeals to a prospect like Perlotte?
“The culture,” he said. “I sit in there and listen for hours, listening to Coach Dabo preach about the system and how they do things differently. They’re a family team and that’s all they care about is the person beside them. That’s what I pay attention to.”
Perlotte said that his mom has been helping him plan recruiting trips and that she really loves Clemson, so he probably has to make it to three more games or so down there.
Right now, Perlotte is patiently waiting for an offer, one that he’s hopeful will come sooner than later.
Clemson recently played host to the nation’s No. 1 overall prospect in the 2025 class regardless of position, per multiple recruiting services.
Providence Day School (Charlotte, N.C.) five-star offensive lineman David Sanders Jr. attended the Tigers’ 30-20 victory over NC State at Death Valley on Oct. 1.
It wasn’t his first time in Tiger Town, as he visited twice in the spring. However, it was Sanders’ first gameday visit to Clemson, and he detailed his experience in a recent interview with The Clemson Insider.
We’ll publish our full story from the interview with Sanders in the morning, but here’s some of what the 6-foot-7, 250-pound sophomore had to say about the visit:
“The Clemson game, that was definitely a big game for me. I enjoyed myself a lot. The atmosphere with them playing NC State – it was a top-10 matchup – was really cool. That was a really cool experience. I got to experience the new LED lights in the stadium and the new scoreboard. Those two additions to the stadium really made the experience more fun.
“But overall, I had a great time. When I got to the stadium, I was able to meet all the coaches and all the players, too. … Then also they let us go to the top of the hill for the pregame for them to run down the hill. That was definitely the coolest experience ever, just to experience how steep that hill really is, because I always hear it’s steeper than it looks. … So, I enjoyed that a lot, and just the experience overall – the atmosphere, the fans, the facility – it was really cool. So, I enjoyed the whole thing.”
Sanders made the trip to Tiger Town with his parents, and he said “they enjoyed it a lot,” particularly the family atmosphere. For Sanders personally, it was the atmosphere and coaching staff that stood out to him the most.
The Tigers typically don’t offer prospects until the summer before their junior year, so according to Sanders, the coaches told him to stay patient and “trust the process” with them – “just do what you’ve got to do in the classroom and on the field and just keep being who I am,” he said.
Sanders said he has also been to South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and East Carolina recently. He’s looking to check out NC State and Georgia before season’s end but doesn’t have any visits scheduled as of now.
He intends to return to Clemson this offseason, and perhaps even again this season, in order to further his relationship with head coach Dabo Swinney and offensive line coach Thomas Austin.
As for where Clemson stands with Sanders right now, the Tigers have certainly made a strong early impression.
“Clemson’s definitely one of my favorite schools, for sure,” he said.
Another big-time offensive line prospect from the Carolinas who took in the clash between Clemson and NC State is Josiah Thompson, a four-star tackle in the 2024 class from Dillon (S.C.) High School.
The 6-foot-6, 280-pound junior traveled to campus with his parents and little brother.
It was the family’s first time attending a game at Death Valley.
“The atmosphere was amazing,” Thompson told The Clemson Insider, “and it’s awesome to see how much the fans have love towards the players and team.”
Thompson visited Georgia for its game vs. Auburn this past Saturday and is set to be in Knoxville for Tennessee’s game against Alabama this Saturday.
We asked Thompson – who received an offer from Clemson back in June – where the Tigers stand with him right now following the visit, and he said, “I can see myself playing for the Clemson Tigers.”
Thompson is ranked as the No. 1 prospect in the Palmetto State for the 2024 class by 247Sports, while he is ranked as high as the No. 71 overall prospect in his class by the 247Sports Composite.
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LORIS, SOUTH CAROLINA - Sluggish starts don’t seem to slow down undefeated Dillon.Ty Martin ran for two touchdowns and the Wildcats returned a pair of interceptions for touchdowns as they rolled past Loris, 41-14, in Region 7-AAA action, Wednesday night.The game, along with many others in Horry County and across the state, was advanced from Friday to Wednesday to make sure it could be played before the state suffers the impact of Hurricane Ian, which devastated Florida on Tuesday.The Wildcats (6-0 overall, 1-0 in r...
LORIS, SOUTH CAROLINA - Sluggish starts don’t seem to slow down undefeated Dillon.
Ty Martin ran for two touchdowns and the Wildcats returned a pair of interceptions for touchdowns as they rolled past Loris, 41-14, in Region 7-AAA action, Wednesday night.
The game, along with many others in Horry County and across the state, was advanced from Friday to Wednesday to make sure it could be played before the state suffers the impact of Hurricane Ian, which devastated Florida on Tuesday.
The Wildcats (6-0 overall, 1-0 in region play) trailed 14-12 at halftime. A week ago, they were behind Marlboro County 14-0 before roaring back for a 39-14 win.
Quarterback Josiah Oxendine’s 8-yard touchdown pass to James Moore finally gave Dillon the lead midway through the third quarter. Martin’s 37-yard touchdown run extended the lead to 26-14.
Martin scored on an 18-yard run and Jamarion Fling ran 14 yards for a touchdown as the Wildcats pulled away.
Loris (5-1, 0-1), off to its best start since 2014, stayed with the Wildcats in the first half. Ironically, Dillion's defense kept the Lions from having an even bigger lead with both pick-sixes coming in the first half.
An ill-advised fake punt out of the end zone enabled Loris to take the early lead. Fling received the punt snap deep in his end zone and took off. He barely got across the goal line before being tackled by linebacker C.J. Cox.
Tray Knox scored from the 1 on the next play as Loris grabbed a 7-0 lead.
Fling intercepted a Jackson Huff pass and returned it 28 yards for a touchdown as the Wildcats cut the lead to 7-6.
Loris had a chance to extend its lead but the drive stalled in the red zone and ended with a blocked field goal. The Lions made up for that when Duke Bellamy returned a punt 47 yards for a touchdown, making it a 14-6 game.
Donnez Alford returned an interception 77 yards for a touchdown, enabling Dillon to narrow the margin before halftime.
The teams were playing on Wednesday due to tropical storm warnings related to Hurricane Ian.
Here's a look at other Horry County games:
WEST FLORENCE 25, MYRTLE BEACH 21
The Seahawks lost a heart-breaker to undefeated West Florence when running back John Simmons fumbled inside the 1-yard-line while reaching the ball toward the goal line.
Quarterback Deuce Hudson threw a 47-yard touchdown pass to Bryson Graves to erase a 21-18 deficit.
The Seahawks led 21-10 after Trey Dunn threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Jake Doty in the third quarter. Cam Ward had a 14-yard touchdown run for the Seahawks.
Myrtle Beach fell to 3-3 overall and 0-1 in Region 6-AAAA. West Florence is now 6-0 overall and 1-0 in the region.
WILSON 42, NORTH MYRTLE BEACH 9
Dequan Durham scored on a 7-yard run for the Chiefs, who fell to 1-5. Durham finished with 90 yards on 15 carries.
Wilson (5-1) saw its defense haul in five interceptions.
SUMTER 35, SOCASTEE 7
The Braves (2-4 overall) fell on their Region 5-AAAAA opener. Sumter is now 6-1.
ST. JAMES 34, CONWAY 6
The Sharks (4-3 overall) had a solid Region 5-AAAAA opener. Conway fell to 3-4.
MANNING 26, AYNOR 16
Aynor dropped to 3-3 in its Region 7-AAA opener. Manning is now 5-1.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDILLON, S.C. -- Through a collaborative effort, CareSouth Carolina and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) are opening a new locaction in DIllon, S.C., tomorrow, May 10, that will allow the two organizations to provide moew convenient and accessible services to Dillon County.The office, located at 1016 Old Latta Hwy. in Dillon will become the new locatio...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DILLON, S.C. -- Through a collaborative effort, CareSouth Carolina and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) are opening a new locaction in DIllon, S.C., tomorrow, May 10, that will allow the two organizations to provide moew convenient and accessible services to Dillon County.
The office, located at 1016 Old Latta Hwy. in Dillon will become the new location for both CareSouth Carolina (previously located at 207 E. Monroe Street) and DHEC’s Dillon County Health Department (previously located at 201 W. Hampton St.). The last day of operations at both of those sites was May 4.
"This is a great opportunity for collaboration and we couldn't have better partners in this than CareSouth Carolina and Dillon County Government," said Jim Bruckner, DHEC's public health director for the Pee Dee. "The co-location of DHEC and CareSouth Carolina services will expand access to more comprehensive health services by making them more convenient and accessible to the residents of Dillon County."
"In this partnership CareSouth Carolina will be assuming some of the direct clinical services currently provided by DHEC. DHEC will continue to see its Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) clients and will focus on the more traditional core public health services like disease management, tuberculosis surveillance and treatment, vaccinations, newborn home visits when applicable, and community health promotion and education efforts. Our goal in all of this is to make Dillon County a healthy and thriving community to live and work in.”
Bruckner said DHEC will continue working with the community on projects like Community Health Assessments and Community Health Improvement Planning.
CareSouth Carolina will begin providing several preventative health services currently provided at DHEC, including family planning, Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)/Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) counseling, HIV support and immunizations. CareSouth Carolina also will be providing all the services it currently offers at its medical office. In addition to the above services, DHEC clients will have access to CareSouth's other services
CareSouth Carolina CEO Ann Lewis said the building will be a truly innovative combination of services for Dillon County residents.
“This will be a one-stop shop innovation that brings together partners who have been successfully working together for a considerable length of time to make the vision of this new building and the combined services a reality,” Lewis said. “With the DHEC provision of WIC services combined with the expansion of the CareSouth family planning and immunization services, residents of Dillon County will have simple, easy access to a wide array of care and services in one building.”
The new 18,640 square feet facility more than quadruples CareSouth Carolina’s capacity to provide services to Dillon County and the surrounding areas. In addition to the services provided at the current location, the new facility also will provide space for additional primary care providers and additional support services including a pharmacy with a drive-thru.
A formal ribbon-cutting ceremony with representatives from DHEC and CareSouth leadership and community representatives is currently scheduled for June 11. A separate release prior to that event will provide additional details.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Montecito Medical has completed the acquisition of Dillon Family Medicine office property in Dillon, South Carolina.“We like the fundamentals of this area, and our pipeline includes other medical properties in both South Carolina and North Carolina”...
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Montecito Medical has completed the acquisition of Dillon Family Medicine office property in Dillon, South Carolina.
“We like the fundamentals of this area, and our pipeline includes other medical properties in both South Carolina and North Carolina”Tweet this
The building, which offers approximately 24,000 square feet of space, is fully occupied by Dillon Family Medicine under a long-term lease.
“We are excited by the opportunity to acquire this excellent asset and to build a relationship with a dominant regional health system and the physicians of this practice group,” said Bryan Brown, Senior Vice President of Acquisitions at Montecito Medical.
Dillon Family Medicine has a history of serving the community that spans more than 55 years. With its location six miles from the North Carolina border, the group draws patients from both states.
At the property Dillon Family Medicine provides a range of specialized medical services, including OB/GYN, pulmonary, dermatology, gastrology, cardiology, and primary care. The property also includes a lab and pharmacy.
Dillon Family Medicine is a subsidiary of McLeod Health, the area’s dominant health system. The property adjoins the campus of McLeod Dillon Hospital.
Alex Vidal and David Helvey of Marcus & Millichap’s National Healthcare Real Estate Group represented the seller in the transaction.
The Dillon acquisition expands Montecito’s footprint in South Carolina. In the past two years, the company has also acquired medical office properties in Spartanburg and Charleston. “We like the fundamentals of this area, and our pipeline includes other medical properties in both South Carolina and North Carolina,” said Montecito CEO, Chip Conk.
Montecito Medical is one of the nation’s largest privately held companies specializing in healthcare-related real estate acquisitions and funding the development of medical real estate. Montecito is a leading resource for both medical real estate owners and healthcare providers seeking to monetize or expand their holdings. Since 2006, it has completed transactions across the United States involving more than $5 billion in medical real estate. Headquartered in Nashville, TN, Montecito has been named as a “key influencer in healthcare real estate” for four consecutive years by GlobeSt.com and the editors of Real Estate Forum. Chip Conk, the company’s CEO, was named Healthcare Real Estate Executive of the Year for 2021 by Healthcare Real Estate Insights. For more information about Montecito Medical, please visit www.montecitomac.com.
DILLON, S.C. (WPDE) — A private group of investors, known as the Dillon Community Alliance, is seeking to revitalize downtown Dillon.The group has bought and rehabbed a few historic buildings.Former Dillon Mayor Todd Davis is an investor and he's also the liaison between the city and the investors.“I’ve invested in downtown with two buildings. Three rooms, 100 feet deep each. And we are putting quite a bit of money in it. So, I’ve got a vested interest in trying to see this downtown grow," sa...
DILLON, S.C. (WPDE) — A private group of investors, known as the Dillon Community Alliance, is seeking to revitalize downtown Dillon.
The group has bought and rehabbed a few historic buildings.
Former Dillon Mayor Todd Davis is an investor and he's also the liaison between the city and the investors.
“I’ve invested in downtown with two buildings. Three rooms, 100 feet deep each. And we are putting quite a bit of money in it. So, I’ve got a vested interest in trying to see this downtown grow," said Davis.
The group started acquiring property in the downtown district in 2020.
Some said it's a big gamble because of the pandemic and what appears to be the lack of growth in downtown Dillon.
Davis said Dillon County is really emerging when it comes to economic development, but he said there needs to be more attention placed on the downtown community.
"Dillon we are doing very well from an economic standpoint. From economic development. It’s just a quality of life. And in downtown, we are really lacking. We don’t even have a downtown restaurant. So, we are trying to make something come to feel some of these buildings. But, really the city needs to come in and incentivize developers to come in. An you know, Put their money in downtown Dillon and show. Because it’s a worthwhile investment," explained Davis.
Several community members said they see the subtle changes in the downtown district and believe that major change is bound to come.
Davis said more jobs are coming through companies locating in Dillon County, but many people aren't moving to the area.
“ A lot of people are coming here. Housing, it’s sort of an issue. Or lack of. Quality of life is a big issue. So, we are seeing people coming in but they are moving to Florence. Or Lumberton. Or Aynor and driving back into town. And we want them to stay here. But we’ve got to have something here for them to stay," said Davis.
Some people said he raises a good point and believe more people will come to make Dillon their home when quality of life improves, including a complete revitalization of the downtown district.