LAKE CITY, S.C. – Darla Moore Foundation president and CEO Marion Fowler said the idea for the Continuum in Lake City began five years ago.

The team recognized there had been a shift in higher education and the current college model was outdated, he said.

And now, the old Walmart building on Main Street in Lake City has been converted into a 46,000-square-foot regional center for education and training in innovative and technical skills and workforce development.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house was held Tuesday for the new facility.

The Continuum, a $25 million project, is a partnership between the Darla Moore Foundation, Francis Marion University and Florence-Darlington Technical College. Students can acquire credits toward

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