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SC Lede: COVID-19 — Self-Isolation Discombobulation

March 31, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
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On this episode for March 31, 2020, we discuss legal questions surrounding the emergency powers of local governments which may conflict with South Carolina state orders, speak with local restaurant owners whose business is being affected by COVID-19, learn about efforts as...

Indicted Sheriff Files for Re-Election in Chester County

March 30, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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Of the 39 county sheriff's races on tap satewide this November, the liveliest could be the one in Chester County, where two incumbents will vie to win the office. On theone side is Republican Max Dorsey, who has served as Chester’s interim sheriff since last year. Dorsey...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Hotel South Carolina

March 28, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
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On this episode for March 28, 2020, we look at efforts to help small businesses recover from losses due to COVID-19, the latest modeling from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), how health professionals in the Palmetto State are dealing...

Military In South Carolina Responds To COVID-19

March 26, 2020 - Posted in News by Tut Underwood
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The coronavirus outbreak has brought together many organizations to fight the spread of this highly contagious disease, and that includes the military. Gov. Henry McMaster has called on the South Carolina National Guard to be on the alert in case it's needed. Capt. Jessica...

Charleston Enacts Stay At Home Ordinance

March 25, 2020 - Posted in News by Victoria Hansen
King Street in downtown Charleston following the statewide closure of restaurants and bars

The city of Charleston has become the first in the state of South Carolina to enact an ordinance requiring people to stay at home for the next 14 days, except for necessary trips like to the grocery store or pharmacy. The ordinance also closes all non-essential businesses...

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...

Charleston Restaurants and Bars Try to Survive Despite Coronavirus Closings

March 23, 2020 - Posted in News by Victoria Hansen
Outside Stella's restaurant in Charleston

Vacant parking spaces stretch on, along empty sidewalks in downtown Charleston. A lone man drags his luggage as he easily crosses typically bustling King Street. It’s quiet; too quiet. This is Charleston post coronavirus. Down the street off upper King, the owner of Stella'...

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,...

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
Cacky Rivers holds the veil of a bride as part of her small business Cacky's Bride + Aid.

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...

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