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SC Lede: COVID-19 — The Amazing Trace

May 7, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and CareSouth partnered to host free COVID-19 testing

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for May 7, 2020, we take you to a recent free COVID-19 testing site in the Pee Dee, recap the findings of a recent survey of South Carolina businesses, look at how the expansion of broadband access is gaining traction with...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Covid De Mayo

May 5, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Gavin Jackson (with A.T. Shire in insert) records from his home office on Monday, May 4, 2020.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for May, 5, 2020, we examine the latest COVID-19 numbers in the state as Gov. Henry McMaster's "work or home" order is lifted this week. We also look at Rep. James Clyburn's plan for affordable broadband internet access, speak with...

Facing Dwindling Funds, Nonprofits Look to Annual Giving Event for Needed Support

May 4, 2020 - Posted in News by Thelisha Eaddy
Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services during 2019 Midlands Gives Event. The nonprofit has furloughed more than half its staff due to Covid-19.

According to a recent survey by the South Carolina Community Loan fund, many nonprofits say they will run out of funding by June; 80 percent indicated they will be out money by September. Elizabeth Houck works with Midlands Gives, an 18-hour online giving event powered by...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Take It Outside

May 2, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Hotels and short term rentals have reopened in Myrtle Beach and Gov. Henry McMaster has lifted his ban on visitors from CDC hots

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for May 2, 2020, we bring you insight into how Gov. Henry McMaster and other political leaders envision reopening the state, take the pulse of the Palmetto State's tourism industry, and find out what this year's college football...

Report: SC Rents Stabilize; York County's Keep Climbing

May 1, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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The coronavirus quarantine’s effect on rents in South Carolina and bordering metros has largely been one of flattening out, according to data released Thursday by ApartmentList. ApartmentList’s April market report shows that over 13 sampled areas in South Carolina, North...

A First Taste of Mangoes and Other New Realities at Upstate Food Pantries

May 1, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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Food pantries in the Upstate and Pee Dee have had to adjust to the coronavirus pandemic on the fly, like everyone else. They’ve seen need for food increase with spikes in South Carolinians out of work, as much as they seem increased demands on their time, energy, resources...

SC's Eviction Stay, Scheduled to End Friday, Extended

April 30, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
aerial view of buildings

Update : The South Carolina Supreme Court announced it would extend the state eviction moratorium after this story published. It will extend the stay on evictions and foreclosures for another two weeks. South Carolina’s state moratorium on evictions for unpaid rent is set...

'We Have the Biology of this Disease... We Have the Psychology of this Disease'

April 30, 2020 - Posted in News by Russ McKinney
Meeting of "accelerateSC" on April 23, 2020 in Columbia, SC

While the state’s political and business leadership is focused on bringing South Carolina's economy back as soon as possible, it is becoming increasingly clear to them that restoring public trust that it’s safe to go back to work, travel and shop will be key to unlocking...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Work Or Home Or Myrtle Beach

April 30, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Boeing will be cutting its workforce 10% in light of economic headwinds as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for April 30, 2020, we break down the latest COVID-19 numbers in the Palmetto State, take you to Myrtle Beach as the city votes to reopen its beaches and hotels, and look at Boeing's plans to layoff workers from its North...

Local Stores Face Challenges Re-opening in Charleston

April 29, 2020 - Posted in News by Victoria Hansen
Half-Moon Outfitters assistant store manager Brent Ferguson (left) and a co-worker prepare for customers

It's one of those warm days when a little free air conditioning would feel good strolling along King Street in Charleston. But despite the governor's executive order allowing retailers to re-open during the coronavirus pandemic, many store doors remain padlocked. "We've...

Squall Line Likely to Move through South Carolina Wednesday Night

April 28, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Severe Storm Risk Wednesday Night

Update as of Noon Wednesday: Mostly sunny skies over the Palmetto State early Wednesday afternoon are not expected to last much longer. Showers and a few thunderstorms could develop over the Upstate as soon as the late afternoon hours. Nearly all high-resolution model...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Racial Disparities In Real Time

April 28, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Gavin Jackson (with A.T. Shire in insert) records from his parents' house on Monday, April 27, 2020.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for April 28, 2020, we take you to Greer, SC, where a shipment of over a million face masks meant for Prisma Health was delivered this weekend with local, state, and national political leaders in attendance. We also examine what...

The Complex Inequities of COVID-19 in South Carolina

April 27, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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The exact numbers keep changing, but the percentages have remained relatively steady. And they show that African-Americans are South Carolina’s most disproportionately affected group when it comes to COVID-19 cases and deaths. But they also show that men and women overall...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — While I Cough, I Hope

April 25, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Protesters calling for the governor to reopen South Carolina on Friday, April 24, 2020.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for April 25, 2020, we take you to the first meeting of Accelerate SC, Gov. Henry McMaster's COVID-19 taskforce aimed at jumpstarting the economy. We also speak to protesters calling for the governor to reopen the state this week,...

Coronavirus Risk Causes Anxiety in Expectant Mothers

April 24, 2020 - Posted in News by Tut Underwood
Side view of pregnant woman, sitting.

Everyone is taking extra precautions to avoid the risk of getting the coronavirus and its resulting disease, COVID-19. But one group of people seems especially fearful of getting the virus: expectant mothers. Dr. Stephanie Berg, a Prisma Health psychiatrist who treats...

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