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The Latest: Charleston International Airport Closed Thursday

From: Palmetto Scene

Gavin Jackson

Charleston International Airport Closed Thursday

The latest on the winter storm in South Carolina as of:

1:30 p.m.

The runways at Charleston International Airport remain closed Thursday, due to the lingering winter weather conditions.

The National Weather Service in Charleston recorded 5.3 inches of snowfall on Wednesday. The significant snow and ice has rendered the airport’s runways and taxiways inoperable, according to Paul Campbell, executive director and CEO of the Charleston County Aviation Association.

“It...

Claflin University

From: HBCU Rising

Claflin University

Claflin College, founded in 1869 as Claflin University, is the oldest historically black college in S.C. and was established to "advance the cause of education, and maintain a first-class institution ... open to all without distinction of race or color."

It was named for two generations of the Claflin family of Massachusetts, Lee Claflin (1791-1871), a prominent Methodist layman, and his son Gov. William Claflin (1818-1903), who supported and helped fund the new institution....

Benedict College

From: HBCU Rising

Benedict College

Benedict Institute was founded in 1870 by the American Baptist Home Mission Society to provide education for freedmen and their children. The school was named for Stephen Benedict, an abolitionist from Rhode Island who left money to the Society at his death.

Established to train teachers and ministers, the school expanded its curriculum in 1894, was chartered as a liberal arts college, and changed its name to Benedict College.

The first seven presidents...

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, January 2018

From: SCETV

Anthony Padgett

South Carolina State House

Dear Viewers and Listeners:

Happy New Year! As we usher in 2018, SCETV and South Carolina Public Radio are gearing up for an exciting, productive year.

Our annual coverage of the S.C. Legislature, State House Today , returns to the ETV World schedule, bringing viewers live weekday coverage of state government activities. SC Public Radio also keeps listeners up to date with short reports on Fridays throughout the day, giving listeners a wrap-up...

The Latest Winter Weather Outages, Conditions And Closings

From: SCETV Reports

Gavin Jackson

Press Conference on Winter Weather

7:15 p.m.

The following are the only current weather alerts from the National Weather Service for South Carolina:

A winter weather advisory was issued at 7:09 p.m. and is in effect until 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, for the following counties: Allendale; Beaufort; Charleston; Coastal Colleton; Coastal Jasper; Dorchester; Hampton; Inland Berkeley; Inland Colleton; Inland Jasper; Tidal Berkeley.

A winter storm warning was issued at 3:11 p.m. and is in effect...

Small Towns Struggle To Attract Investment

From: SC Public Radio

Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logo

In today’s very competitive world of economic development, small and rural towns and counties often find themselves behind the eight-ball, unable to match the incentives offered by their larger counterparts to attract business investment. But our next guest says a little imagination and creativity may be the answer. Mike Switzer interviews C.D. Rhodes, an attorney with Pope Flynn in Columbia, SC.

Winter Weather Expected in South Carolina

From: SCETV Reports

Kaitlyn Park

cars driving in winter storm

In a release from South Carolina's Emergency Management Division (SCEMD), residents in South Carolina's coastal counties should monitor local weather conditions and continue winter safety precautions. The National Weather Service predicts the possibility of a wintry mix of snow and rain for all coastal counties beginning Wednesday morning, Jan. 3. Forecasters expect below freezing temperatures to last for most of the week throught the entire state.

SCEMD works with the South Carolina Department of...

Cold vs. the Flu

From: SCETV Health

Palmetto Health

Flu

The common cold and influenza (the flu) are both viruses, but it’s important to know the difference between them. Katie Schill, nurse practitioner with Palmetto Health’s Mobile Clinic , explains what to look for: A cold is a respiratory virus that is quite mild when compared to the flu. You’re less likely to have a fever with a cold, and symptoms occur gradually over a day or two. With the flu, you’ll experience a sudden...

PBS TeacherLine Announces Winter Courses and 2 New Courses!

From: Education

Kathy Finger

"Are You Ready" to grow your career? PBS TeacherLine is now enrolling for their winter renewal and graduate credit courses to begin January 17, 2018. PBS is also launching two new science courses for K-2 teachers: SCIE611: Teaching Animal Adaptations in the Inquiry-Based Classroom SCIE621: Teaching Energy and Motion in the Inquiry-Based Classroom

These two new topics are offered as both 6-week facilitated courses and as ‘mini’ self-paced courses. The self-paced courses are even offered in both free and certificate ($49) versions...

Riley Institute Announces Wilkins Leadership Awards

From: Palmetto Scene

Furman University

Wilkins Leadership Award

Furman University’s Riley Institute has announced that Rep. Weston Newton (R-Beaufort and Jasper Counties) and Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden Jr. (USMC-Ret.), former astronaut and head of NASA, are recipients of the David H. Wilkins awards recognizing outstanding legislative and civic leadership in the state.

The winners will be honored at the13th annual awards ceremony and dinner, which takes place at the Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, the first...

This South Carolina Town is Home to the World's Smallest Police Station

From: ETV Shorts

Tabitha Safdi

Town of Ridgeway

Full of beauty and small town charm, Ridgeway offers visitor's a chance to step back in time to experience the Old South past. Visitor's can see the world's smallest police station, have lunch at the Tea Room and even see some antiques at the local hardware store.

Experts Make Predictions for South Carolina's 2018 Economy

From: SC Public Radio

Tut Underwood

File: An information packet from last year's Economic Outlook Conference at USC.

Like the stock market, which has reached all-time highs in recent weeks, consumer confidence is high. And that same optimism is fueling the economic outlook for South Carolina for 2018. Economists Joey Von Nessen and Doug Woodward participated in a recent conference in Columbia, in which they predicted slow but steady growth of the economy in the coming year, at a rate of 2.1 percent. Personal income should be rise to 4.3%, up from 3.8%,...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

From: SC Public Radio

Alfred Turner

John Warner

A weekly update of the entrepreneurial activity in South Carolina. Mike Switzer interviews John Warner is co-founder of Concepts to Companies and founder and CEO of Swampfox , an entrepreneur-centric social media company, based in Greenville, S.C.

ATTENTION SC Educators: ETV Education Seeks Your Input by January 17

From: Education

Bette Jamison

ETV Education logo

Each year ETV Education surveys SC teachers, staff and administrators to learn best how to serve you. Based on educator input, ETV has created LearningWhy with complete lesson plans for classes using one-to-one, new online recertification courses , tailored hands-on training to meet your needs, SC educational content produced to help facilitate learning, and many well-loved series and collections at Knowitall.org .

THANK YOU to all who have completed the ETV Education survey for...

Recognizing Stroke & Getting Prompt Treatment

From: SCETV Health

Bobbi Conner

Brain activity

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Christine Holmstedt about the signs and symptoms of stroke and why prompt treatment is essential. Dr. Holmstedt is an Associate Professor of Neurology and Emergency Medicine and the Medical Director of the Tele-Neuroscience at MUSC.

South Carolina Prepares to Issue Real I.D.s

From: SC Public Radio

Tut Underwood

A regular, or non-compliant, drivers license.  It has no gold star and bears the phrase, "not for federal identification."

The Real I.D. Act of 2005 was passed by Congress in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks to standardize government-issued identifications, like drivers' licenses, for security purposes. Beginning in 2018, South Carolinians will be able to get a Real I.D., which they must have by Oct. 1, 2020, in order to do activities such as board a commercial airplane, visit a secure federal building or a military post.

This...

Traditions in the New Year

From: Palmetto Scene

Lynn Cornfoot

fireworks

Earlier this year we learned about certain superstitions many of us have. As we get ready to ring in a new year, a look at some more traditions celebrated during this time of year.

Excerpt #7 from USC's Economic Outlook Conference

From: SC Public Radio

Mike Switzer

South Carolina Business Review logo

Our program today features an excerpt from the University of South Carolina Moore School's recent Economic Outlook Conference .

Today's excerpt comes from Joan Robinson-Berry, vice president and general manager for Boeing South Carolina in North Charleston, SC.

Narrative: "Together We Grew"

From: SC Public Radio

Laura Hunsberger

Marcia Peter and facilitator Felix Lopez, Columbia 2016

This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, an oral history project based on the idea that the stories of everyday people are the most important and interesting of all. When StoryCorps visited Columbia in 2016, Marcia Peters talked with facilitator Felix Lopez about her experience raising three children as a single mom.

Research Related to In-Vivo Microscopy

From: SCETV Health

Bobbi Conner

Health Focus logo

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. David Lewin about research related to In-Vivo Microscopy—a new technology that allows physicians and researchers to look at living tissue, at a microscopic level. Dr. David Lewin, is a Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Director of Gastrointestinal Pathology at MUSC.

Excerpt #5 from USC's Economic Outlook Conference

From: SC Public Radio

Mike Switzer

South Carolina Business Review logo

Our program today features an excerpt from the University of South Carolina Moore School's recent Economic Outlook Conference .

Today's excerpt comes from South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster.

Mental Health Issues and Primary Care

From: SCETV Health

Bobbi Conner

Health Focus logo

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. John Freedy about including mental health and behavioral health issues during a primary care visit. Dr. Freedy is a Professor of Family Medicine and Director of the Behavioral Science Curriculum for the Family Medicine Residency Program at MUSC.

Columbia's Inclement Weather Center: Shelter from Cold, Flood and Gale

From: SC Public Radio

Olivia Aldridge

The Inclement Weather Center is located at 191 Calhoun Street, and opens on winter nights that are forecasted at 40 degrees or below.

Winter is an especially difficult time of year for unhoused South Carolinians. As temperatures dip below freezing throughout the season, the threat of hypothermia is ever-present. That’s why several nonprofits in the Midlands have forged together each winter since 2014 to sponsor Columbia’s Inclement Weather Center (IWC), open from November 1 to March 31 on nights when the temperature is 40 degrees or below. The City of Columbia contracts with The United Way to run...

Coyote Photo Op

From: SC Public Radio

Rudy Mancke

A coyote

Coyote populations are growing in South Carolina.

Excerpt #4 from USC's Economic Outlook Conference

From: SC Public Radio

Mike Switzer

South Carolina Business Review logo

Our program today features an excerpt from the University of South Carolina Moore School's recent Economic Outlook Conference .

Today's excerpt comes from Joey von Nessen, a research economist with the University of South Carolina's Moore School of Business, and their Division of Research .

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