Shortage of Coins Brought On by COVID Pandemic

By Tut Underwood

COVID-19 has had many affects on society, some unexpected.  One of these is a shortage of coins.  COVID-19 has caused many disruptions in people's daily lives, and one of the unexpected obstacles facing businesses around the state and country - as if there weren't enough - is a shortage of coins. University of South Carolina economics professor William Hauk explained: "The U.S. Mint was shut down a little bit due to social distancing requirements, and there weren't as many coins produced and put into circulation. That's largely over," he said, noting that the Mint is now back operating at full capacity. "What we are still having problems with, though, is...a lot of people just aren't...

For Black Women, the 19th Amendment was the Beginning of a Long Fight for Voting Rights

By Victoria Hansen

African American women and men carry signs calling for equal rights in 1963 more than 40 years after the 19th ammendent was passThe 19th amendment promised women the right to vote would not be denied because of gender. But it was an empty promise for women with dark skin. "It's an historical legacy that can't be ignored because it's inconvenient," says Sandra Slater. She's an associate history professor at the College of Charleston and the director of the school's Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World Program. Slater has been talking a lot about the suffragist movement this year as part of the centennial celebration of the passage of the 19th amendment. She says some of the most notable South Carolina suffragists...

South Carolina May Feel Sally's Effects Later This Week

By Ray Hawthorne

Tropical Storm Sally ConeTropical Storm Sally, which is expected to become a hurricane and soak the Gulf coast Tuesday, is forecast to turn toward the Palmetto State later this week after it makes landfall. As of the National Hurricane Center’s mid-morning update on Monday, maximum sustained winds were near 65 mph. It is moving slowly toward the west-northwest at 8 mph. Rain bands from the storm were moving ashore the Florida Panhandle Monday morning, where Tropical Storm Warnings and Watches are in effect. Sally is forecast to strengthen into a category 1 hurricane later Monday or Monday night as it moves in the...

Army Identifies Soldier Found Dead at Fort Jackson

By Thelisha Eaddy

Fort JacksonSunday, Army officials identified the basic combat training soldier who was found dead in his barracks at Fort Jackson on September 12. 29-year old Pvt. Michael Wise from Wisconsin was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment. Saturday, officials announced a 48-hour training stand down. "This is a difficult time for everyone who knew Michael and we continue to provide comfort to his teammates," said Fort Jackson Commander Brig. Gen. Milford H. Beagle, Jr. "Chaplains and other medical professionals are helping those in need." The exact cause of death is under investigation...

Uncertainty Remains Around S.C. State Budget

By Alfred Turner

File photo of the S.C. Senate in sessionCredit Russ McKinney/SC Public Radio The state legislature will return to Columbia next week to once again consider what to do about next year’s operating budget. Uncertainty about the economy and how much state tax revenue it will generate has lawmakers in a quandary. Florence Senator Hugh Leatherman, the veteran chairman of the powerful Senate Finance committee said this week that when it comes to the economic uncertainty being caused by the pandemic it’s the most uncertain of times he has ever seen. This week the Finance Committee recommended that state government continue to operate using...

An Upstate Collaborative Chronicles Moral Distress in 'Non-Essential' Healthcare Workers

By Scott Morgan

2f2c0c66-115b-4ce2-a3cd-8b0c3fb57f33The mental health crisis among healthcare workers in the pandemic is, in large part, one of moral crisis. We’ve reported on the emotional toll COVID-19 can take on frontline healthcare workers . But what about the toll it’s taking on professionals at the further reaches of the healthcare continuum? While dentists and physical therapists and massage therapists and the like may be spared the visceral suffering COVID patients experience, they were unflatteringly relabeled as “non-essential” at the beginning of the outbreak. The reason: They had no immediate value in an emergency. At least that’s...

Corporate Health and Wellness During the Time of COVID

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logoThe pandemic has certainly changed the workplace, bringing employees’ health and wellness concerns to the forefront. Our next guest says that the wellness part of that equation is not getting enough attention. Mike Switzer interviews Lisa Burbage, CEO and founder of Wellness Five in Charleston, SC.

Tropical Disturbance Could Bring Unsettled Weather to Pee Dee Region Thursday and Friday

By Dr. Athena Masson

d8c86c78-dd64-43fc-aa64-0d0116093a58A low pressure system that might gradually acquire tropical characteristics as it approaches the Carolinas later this week could bring unsettled weather to coastal areas of the Palmetto State. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center have noted that shower and thunderstorm activity associated with the system remained disorganized, and chances of tropical development remain low at this time. However, an onshore flow is expected to continue through Friday as the system approaches, which will increase the potential for showers and thunderstorms across the eastern third of South Carolina,...

Active Playtime for Healthy Kids

By Alfred Turner

Dr. Elizabeth MackThis week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Elizabeth Mack about making physical activity and active playtime a healthy way of life for children. Dr. Mack is the Division Chief for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at MUSC Children’s Health and she’s a spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Upcountry Provisions | Backroad Bites

By Leslie Leonard

Upcountry Provisions | Backroad BitesAt the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains is the town of Travelers Rest, named aptly, as it served as a stopover for past travelers. Upcountry Provisions is a modern refuge for visitors off the hustle and bustle of Main Street. On this episode of Backroad Bites: Take-Out Edition , we discover how Upcountry locally sources ingredients, making use of their lush sundry corner of South Carolina. #SCETVDigital Watch every episode of Backroad Bites on South Carolina ETV's Facebook page ! DID YOU LIKE THIS STORY? VISIT US ONLINE: LIKE US: