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South Carolina, Nation Share a Shortage of Nurses

By Tut Underwood

A nurse instructs students on the use of IV medications.

Nursing has been described as a virtually recession-proof occupation, one that will always be in demand.  Even so, the heads of nursing departments at both the University of South Carolina and Midlands Technical College decry the critical need for bedside nurses, in spite of the fact that their nursing programs are full.   They cite bedside nursing is physically demanding, and added to 12-hour shifts, night and weekend work and new positions in other areas of nursing as reasons for the shortage.

Sickle Cell Research

By Alfred Turner

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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Julie Kanter about several new therapies being developed to improve treatment for Sickle Cell Disease.  Dr. Kanter is an Associate Professor of Hematology/Oncology and Director of Sickle Cell Disease Research at MUSC.

"I Made It Here: I'm Back": The Midlands Flood Recovery Group Celebrates 200 Home Repairs

By Olivia Aldridge

Teenagers in blue shirts laugh together while standing against a wall

Early this month, South Carolina reached the 2-year anniversary of the devastating October 2015 rain event, offering a natural opportunity to pause and observe the many tragedies that the widespread flooding wrought, and the many triumphs of recovery that have followed. The Midlands Flood Recovery Group, for its part, celebrated a significant milestone in its flood recovery narrative this month: the 200th home repaired by the group and the gift of a restored home for one resilient flood survivor.

"I Made It Here: I'm Back": The Midlands Flood Recovery Group Celebrates 200 Home Repairs

By Olivia Aldridge

Teenagers in blue shirts laugh together while standing against a wall

Early this month, South Carolina reached the 2-year anniversary of the devastating rains of October 2015, offering a natural opportunity to pause and observe the many tragedies that the widespread flooding wrought, and the many triumphs of recovery that have followed. The Midlands Flood Recovery Group, for its part, celebrated a significant milestone in its flood recovery narrative this month: the 200th home repaired by the group and the gift of a restored home for one resilient flood survivor.

First Look Inside the In-Demand Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

By Gavin Jackson

Inside the 787-10 Dreamliner at Boeing South Carolina in North Charleston on Oct. 5, 2017.

Boeing recently unveiled a newly painted Singapore Airlines 787-10 Dreamliner as one of the company’s recent advancements to full-scale production of its newest aircraft.

Photos from early October show the twin-aisle jet after a visit to the North Charleston plant’s new paint facility. The plane is one of three Dash 10s that have been built so far in South Carolina. The aircraft continue to undergo system checks, fueling and engine tests.

Rep. James Smith Announces His Bid for Governor

By Gavin Jackson

S.C. Rep. James Smith, D-Richland, formally announces his gubernatorial bid on Oct. 17, 2017.

Richland Democrat Rep. James Smith formally kicked off his gubernatorial campaign Tuesday in downtown Columbia.

Smith, 50, is a Columbia native who has served in the South Carolina House of Representatives since 1997.

Smith is running against Charleston businessman Phil Noble in the June 12 Democratic primary.

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