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When a COVID Vaccine is Developed, Will People Take It?

September 2, 2020 - Posted in News by Tut Underwood
Numerous pharmaceutical manufacturers are working hard to develop a vaccine for COVID-19.  Once that's done, the big question to be answered is, will people take it?

Drug companies have been working furiously to produce a vaccine for COVID-19, with hopes for one late this year or early 2021. As development gets nearer, an important question has arisen among some medical professionals: once the vaccine has been produced, will people...

A Counter Protest from History and the Rebirth of a Fabled Rock Hill Restaurant

September 1, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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One could make much of the timing of Chef Rob Masone’s next big food venture, seeing that it just happens to intersect with a moment that’s brought us both a pandemic and a major conversation about the meaning and breadth of race and racism in the United States. The moment...

Beaufort Suffragist Shared Gullah Folklore and Educated Black Children

September 1, 2020 - Posted in History by Victoria Hansen
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Anne Christensen Pollitzer lives at the end of a dirt road on Saint Helena Island. The view from her back porch is as stunning as her story. White egrets wade along the marsh as Anne unfolds two large, cardboard displays beside her, spreading them out like wings. Each is...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — September 1st, AKA March 185th

September 1, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for September 1, 2020, we discuss the Palmetto State’s current economic situation, break down the additional money lawmakers will have for upcoming budget negotiations, continue our look at the mental health of medical...

SC Lede: Mental Health — The Hidden Pandemic

August 29, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
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On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 29, 2020, host Gavin Jackson is joined by The Associated Press' Meg Kinnard to recap speeches by prominent South Carolinian political leaders at the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Also on this episode:...

Sports Proving a Valuable Buoy For Rock Hill in the Pandemic

August 28, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
Rock Hill Sports and Events Center

Rock Hill’s shiny new Sports & Event Center was all set to be a big deal. It was just slated to open at a colossally unfortunate time – March, 2020. To be fair, it did open, briefly. There was a soft launch; a few events happened. But the city’s newest economic driver,...

Laura’s Remnant Likely to Bring Gusty Storms Saturday

August 28, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Gusty storms possible Saturday

Laura is not expected to produce anywhere near the widespread damage over the Palmetto State that it did over Louisiana, but gusty showers and thunderstorms are likely over parts of the state on Saturday. Laura had weakened to a tropical depression as it moved through...

Laura's Remnant May Bring A Few Stronger Storms to South Carolina on Saturday

August 27, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Saturday Storm Risk

Laura's devastating winds are expected to weaken as it moves northeastward across the Mid-South late this week, but it's likely to alter the wind pattern enough to bring a chance of stronger storms to parts of the state on Saturday. Laura made landfall at 1 AM CT (2 AM ET)...

SC Lede: RNC — South Carolina In Prime Time

August 27, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) closed out the first night of the Republic National Convention on August 24, 2020.

This episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 27, 2020, features remarks from Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley at the Republican National Convention, new information on how mask mandates are reducing the spread of COVID-19 in the...

It's Not About Superheroes: The Very Human Toll COVID Takes on Frontline Healthcare Workers

August 27, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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A lot of people see frontline healthcare workers as heroes in the coronavirus pandemic. That might actually be kind of a problem. “You hear about them being superheroes, and that’s nice, but they are people,” says Pamela Wright, an ER nurse and researcher at the University...

Laura Rapidly Intensifies into Season's First Major Hurricane

August 26, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
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Update as of 11:30 AM: Laura has strengthened further and has top sustained winds of 125 mph as of the 11 AM ET / 10 AM CT advisory from the National Hurricane Center. A surge of 15 to 20 feet is possible over parts of southwest Louisiana, and the surge could extend as far...

What an Ebola Nurse's Experiences Can Teach Us About Healthcare Workers' Mental Health in a Pandemic

August 26, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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Cheedy Jaja grew up in Sierra Leone. He came to the United States to study medicine and became a nurse practitioner. So it’s not much of a stretch to see what drew him back to Sierra Leone when the Ebola crisis broke out in 2014. He felt a call to go home and help. He wasn’...

Charleston Suffragist Helped Save Historic Architecture

August 25, 2020 - Posted in History by Victoria Hansen
Miles Brewton house on King Street where Susan Pringle Frost was born and later returned to live out the rest of her life.

Susan Pringle Frost was born to a prominent Charleston family and seemed destined for a life of leisure until her father's fertilizer business fell apart after the Civil War. She left boarding school to help her family, first by working as a secretary for an architect and...

Laura Intensifies into Season's Fourth Hurricane over Gulf of Mexico

August 25, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Hurricane Laura's forecast track, 11 AM Tuesday

Update as of 11:15 AM: A Hurricane Warning has been issued from San Luis Pass, Texas to Intracoastal City, Louisiana. The warning includes Galveston, Beaumont, and Lake Charles areas. Storm Surge Warnings are now in effect from San Luis Pass to the mouth of the Mississippi...

State GOP Leaders: It's All About the Issues

August 25, 2020 - Posted in News by Thelisha Eaddy
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Day one of the Republican National Convention was full of the expected, the party officially nominating Donald Trump and Mike Pence as President and Vice President for its presidential ticket, and the unexpected, surprise visits from both Pence and Trump. State party...

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