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Blood Donations Are Critically Low In The Carolinas. Here's How You Can Help

March 25, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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Blood is in short supply, in large part because of the coronavirus outbreak, says Maya Franklin, a spokeswoman for the American Red Cross in Charlotte, NC. “That’s resulted in dozens, if not hundreds, of blood drove cancellations by our sponsors,” she says. That statement...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — The Acceleration Phase

March 24, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
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The South Carolina Lede is here to keep you up to date on important news as the Palmetto State faces the COVID-19 virus. There is so much news out there right now it’s overwhelming. This podcast is for you to get information that matters to you, your family and your fellow...

York County's Real Estate Industry Is Doing Well Despite (Because of?) the Coronavirus

March 23, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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Business is suffering some of the worst effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Some, like restaurants, may not be able to make it back , even if our collective quarantine were to end today. But a few industries are doing very well. In York County, at least, residential real...

Due to COVID-19 concerns, Red Cross sees a significant drop in donations

March 23, 2020 - Posted in News by Kaitlyn Cannon
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Due to COVID-19 concerns, blood drive hosts (workplaces, schools, and churches) are being forced to close their doors. American Red Cross Communications Manager, Maya Franklin, explains that as a result of that, "We've seen a lot of blood drives cancel. Actually, thousands...

Coronavirus Could Have Major Impacts on Next Year's State Budget

March 20, 2020 - Posted in News by Alfred Turner
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Like the state as a whole, the Sc General Assembly is being impacted by the coronavirus. The House and Senate held separate, one day sessions this week to approve an emergency appropriation for DHEC to help the public health agency deal with the growing pandemic. A larger...

How COVID-19 is affecting realty in Rock Hill

March 19, 2020 - Posted in News by Kaitlyn Cannon
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Due to stock market uncertainty caused by COVID-19, the Federal Reserve reduced interest rates, causing mortgage rates to dip slightly. Speaking to both Margaret Robinson, a mortgage banker with Atlantic Bay Mortgage, and John "Jay" Rinehart, the owner of Rinehart Realty,...

S.C. Public Radio Special Coverage: Gov. Henry McMaster Gives a COVID-19 Update

March 19, 2020 - Posted in News by Alfred Turner
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Friday, March 27, at 4:00 p.m. Governor Henry McMaster and his emergency response team will offer a live update on the state's efforts to battle the spread of the coronavirus. South Carolina Public Radio will broadcast the briefing. Watch a live video stream of this event,...

Updated: South Carolina’s Mental Health Centers Remain Open

March 19, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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Update, March 23, 2020: The Spartanburg Area Mental Health Center is now condusting routine consultations onlythrough phone and video. Director Roger Williams says serious cases, new patients, and patients exhibiting suicidal tendencies are still being seen in-person, after...

Coronavirus Pandemic Creates Stress for Small Business Owners and Self-Employed

March 18, 2020 - Posted in News by Victoria Hansen
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You can hear it in her voice. Cacky Rivers who routinely eases the anxiety of brides on their big day is nervous. "My dad said recently, 'This too shall pass', and that's what's kept me going." Her voice trails off. There's a long pause on the other end of the phone. The "...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Our New Normal

March 18, 2020 - Posted in News by Sean Birch
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On this episode for March 18, 2020, we look at emergency funding measures passed by the state Senate, what a feeding operation for students in Kershaw County looks like and what the scene was like in Five Points on the last night bars were open in the state. Each of these...

It's Census Time, South Carolina. But Can We Get Past the Hangups?

March 18, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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A look at South Carolina's anticipated response rates to the 2020 Census. The redder the area, the less likely it is expected to respond. Such apathy can have huge consequences on school funding, government services, and representation on Election Day. Credit U.S. Census...

Rock Hill's homeless services (including the free bus) adjust for COVID-19

March 16, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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Rock Hill has two services the city's homeless population uses on a daily basis to get something to eat. One is the MyRide bus system, a free, citywide service for all; the other is the Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen, MyRide drops off across the street from the soup kitchen...

DHEC Announces First COVID-19 Related Death

March 16, 2020 - Posted in News by Thelisha Eaddy
South Carolina's first COVID-19 related death was a resident of Lexington Medical Center Extended Care Skilled Nursing Facility

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has reported the state’s first death related to COVID-19 novel coronavirus. “We regret to report that South Carolina has suffered its first death in an elderly person recently reported to have been...

Charleston Braces for Coronavirus as Busy Tourism Season Begins with Cancellations

March 13, 2020 - Posted in News by Victoria Hansen
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It's not the typical thick, green coating of pollen that has people scrambling indoors this spring in Charleston. Instead it's something much more serious; a highly contagious coronavirus with a spiky crown, prickling communities with fear and prompting the World Health...

S.C. House Passes FY 20-21 State Budget

March 13, 2020 - Posted in News by Russ McKinney
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The state is on its way to having a record state budget. The House of Representatives this week approved next year’s state spending package, and for the first time it totals over $10 Billion . The state’s soaring population coupled with an exceptionally strong economy is...

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