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COVID-19's impact on students

April 27, 2020 - Posted in Local by Titus Davis and Xavier Blake
Covid-19s Impact On Students

As the Coronavirus continues to have a huge impact on our daily routines, some students shared with us how the virus has impacted their daily lives. The students recorded themselves on their cell phones to share COVID-19's impact on them.

Community comes together to create and donate over 50K face shields

April 27, 2020 - Posted in Local by Kaitlyn Cannon
Charlotte locals creating face shields

It all started with Katie, a Charlotte Latin high school student. On March 17, Katie's father, a doctor, complained about a shortage of face masks at his hospital. Katie then reached out to Tom Dubick, the Engineering Educator at Charlotte Latin, to see if it was possible...

Cheraw | Our Town

April 14, 2020 - Posted in Local by Charles Dymock
OUR TOWN | Cheraw

Cheraw is a quaint town that lies on the banks of the Great Pee Dee River. It’s a town known for its history and hospitality, that’s home to generations of local “Cheravians.” Victoria Lowery, a resident of Cheraw, recalls her childhood saying, “When I think about growing...

Remote-control car racing skids into Soda City

April 10, 2020 - Posted in Local by Charles Dymock
Remote-Control car racing skids into Soda City

Soda City RC is a nonprofit remote-control racing facility in the heart of Columbia, South Carolina that gives the sport of RC racing a place to call home. These remote-control cars may look like a child’s toy at first glance, but in actuality, these highly customizable...

Snakes!

April 7, 2020 - Posted in Local by Lynn Cornfoot
snake

With people at home due to the COVID19 outbreak, many might want to spruce up their yards. As we transition to warmer temperatures in S.C. , we begin to see nature blossoming all around us. Trees and flowers start to bloom, animals begin to mate and bring forth new life,...

Fantasy Doll Maker Laura Buff | Original SC

March 30, 2020 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
Fantasy Doll Maker Laura Buff

The arts are something that Buff has always treasured, even at a young age. Her grandmother was a china doll maker and made a huge impression on Buff. She learned how to take old Barbie dolls and remake them into dolls that she wanted to see. This led her to start creating...

Miracle Park will give those with all abilities access to play

March 23, 2020 - Posted in Local by Kaitlyn Cannon
Miracle Park plans in Rock Hill, SC

Miracle Park in Rock Hill, South Carolina, is being created so that people with all abilities can have access to recreation equipment and participate in sports. It will also create employment opportunities for people with disabilities and special needs. Josh Myers, a...

Professional Boxer Logan Holler | Original SC

March 23, 2020 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
Professional Boxer Logan Holler

As a South Carolina native, Logan Holler knows what makes her happy. She’s an athlete. Being competitive is in her blood as her father is a former football player for the Green Bay Packers. She’s a devout Christian. Her favorite Bible verse is John 16:33. And she’s a...

Marathoner Rachel Weeks | Original SC

March 16, 2020 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
Marathoner Rachel Weeks

In 2002, Weeks was diagnosed with Usher syndrome, a condition causing vision and hearing loss. Weeks searched for ways to experience the world around her even with a limited field of vision. She was researching running for the visually impaired and came across a website on...

Kite Boarder Elea Faucheron| Original SC

March 9, 2020 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
Kite Boarder Elea Faucheron

For Elea Faucheron, the ocean is where it's at. Even growing up in the mountains her heart was always at the beach. When she got a chance she moved to Charleston. Within two months she was literally flying high. Now, almost a decade later she's made it her mission to...

Charleston Silver Lady Dawn Corley | Original SC

March 2, 2020 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
Charleston Silver Lady Dawn Corley

A lot of South Carolina’s history is handed down through generations in the form of stories of an object. For Dawn Corley, the most personal objects are "silver." To her, these objects are more than just valuable, they are a window into a former world. Her collection is...

The Cocoon by Susan Lenz

February 26, 2020 - Posted in Local by Libby Dallis
The Cocoon by Susan Lenz

The Cocoon is a fiber installation created by Susan Lenz during a Summer 2018 art residency at the Rensing Center outside of Pickens, South Carolina. The Cocoon was created from Susan's enormous stash of vintage household linens, antique garments, and assorted old textiles...

Cane Maker Thomas Williams | Original SC

February 24, 2020 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
Cane Maker Thomas William

Fourth-generation cane maker Thomas Williams of McClellanville, South Carolina, has talent. He creates Gullah-inspired walking sticks that range from a simple one-color cane made of dogwood and oak to a more intricate stick, carved with abstract patterns, and ones that have...

Pockoy Island Dig

February 17, 2020 - Posted in Local by Michael Collins
Bone pin

Archaeologists from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources are in a race to salvage evidence of late archaic shell-ring people who lived on Pockoy Island, located in the Botany Bay Heritage Preserve on the coast of South Carolina, as long as 4300 years ago,...

Roll Cart Collector Sylvester Oestricher | Original SC

February 17, 2020 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
Roll Cart Collector Sylvester Oestricher

For Sylvester Oestricher, working for a company that is looking to the future is important. As a roll cart driver, Oestricher collects recyclable materials from area schools and businesses. His job is not only important because of what he does, but it is also important to...

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