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COVID Inspires Lowcountry Chefs to Get Personal

August 25, 2020 - Posted in Culture by Tut Underwood
File photo of chef's hands cutting green onions

COVID-19 has caused many a business to adapt to changing circumstances in order to survive. Such is the condition of many chefs in the Charleston area. Since the advent of COVID has shut or slowed many restaurants, some chefs in the Lowcountry - and elsewhere - have found...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Going Postal

August 25, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Gov. Henry McMaster cast all 50 delegate votes for President Donald Trump on the first day of the Republican National Convention

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 25, 2020, we hear comments from South Carolina Congressional delegation on the issues facing the U.S. Postal Service, speak with state Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman, look at Gov. Henry McMaster's role in the...

Tropical Storms Marco and Laura threatening the Gulf Coast

August 24, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Marco Forecast Cone

Rain from Tropical Storm Marco is likely to bring areas of flash flooding to the Florida Panhandle Monday and Monday night, while the Florida Keys get brushed from Tropical Storm Laura as it enters the Gulf of Mexico. Both storms are expected to avoid South Carolina. After...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Caution! Fatigue!

August 22, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Dredging of Charleston Harbor to 52 feet, the deepest on the East Coast, continues.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 22, 2020, we discuss what needs to be done to safeguard the vote in November, get an update from the South Carolina Ports Authority on the massive dredging project, speak with an MUSC psychologist about caution fatigue,...

Tropical Depression 14 Forecast to Enter Central or Western Gulf Early Next Week

August 21, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Tropical Depression 14 Forecast Track

Tropical Depression 14 is nearing tropical storm status as it passes near the coast of Nicaragua and Honduras. It poses a direct threat to Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula this weekend, and likely the central or western Gulf coast of the United States during the middle of next...

Tropical Storm Laura Forms in the Eastern Caribbean Sea

August 21, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Tropical Storm Laura

Updated as of 9:30 AM Friday: Reconnaissance aircraft found that Tropical Depression 13 strengthened to Tropical Storm Laura in the eastern Caribbean Sea about 230 miles east-southeast of the Leeward Islands. The tropical storm is disorganized, but is expected to bring...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — DNC Chat Roulette

August 20, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Congressman Jim Clyburn (D-SC) delivered his virtual Democratic National Convention speech from Charleston on August 17, 2020.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 20, 2020, we take you to the virtual Democratic National Convention to hear from some prominent South Carolina lawmakers, continue to explore concerns over the postal service, hear from a financial advisor on how to...

Two Tropical Depressions Form and Forecast to Strengthen

August 20, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Tropical Depression 13 and 14 Forecast Cones

Update as of 11 AM There have been few changes to Tropical Depression 13 since it formed last night. As of the midday Thursday advisory from the National Hurricane Center, it has top sustained winds of 35 mph and it is moving west-northwest at 21 mph. The depression is...

SC's Voters with Disabilities May Face a Dire Choice (And Not Just Who To Vote For)

August 19, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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Voters with disabilities have always faced a lot of obstacles, but they’ve also always had a choice – voting absentee. Now, a combination of the coronavirus pandemic and the politicization of the U.S. Postal Service is forcing a different kind of choice onto disabled voters...

An Unexpected Advantage of a Virtual Convention

August 18, 2020 - Posted in News by Thelisha Eaddy
Buttons are a big deal at national conventions. Despite not being able to attend the convention in person, Bruce said delegates still got their national and state swag bags, complete with 2020 convention buttons.

In 1988, Catherine Bruce’s father attended the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia; she still has his program booklet. This Year, Bruce is following in her dad’s footsteps as she attends the DNC’s virtual convention that was supposed to take place in...

‘It’s Time to Change the Trajectory.’ SC Senator to Speak Tuesday During Virtual DNC

August 18, 2020 - Posted in News by Thelisha Eaddy
Sen. Kimpson pictured in Feb. 2020 shaking hands with Joe Biden

The second night of the National Democratic Convention will feature South Carolina Senator Marlon Kimpson as one of 17 “rising stars” within the party. They will deliver a joint speech on why leadership matters. Kimpson, who represents Charleston and Dorchester counties,...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Overwhelmed & Overrun

August 18, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Healthcare workers collect samples at a drive-in testing site in Columbia, SC, on August 11, 2020.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 18, 2020, we speak with MUSC Health CEO Dr. Patrick Cawley about testing, look at the absentee voting situation for the November 3 elections and what state lawmakers' plans are, hear about the financial pressures facing...

The Power of the Pollitzer Sisters; Education, Equality and Persuasion

August 17, 2020 - Posted in History by Victoria Hansen
Anita Pollitzer

A pale, pink home with contrasting, black shutters sits along 5 Pitt Street in Charleston. Its window boxes overflow with colorful flowers, vibrant like the women who once lived there. An historical marker tells their story. "Hello, we are the Pollitzer sisters," the...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Alone Together

August 15, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
According to the SC Emergency Management Division, 10 counties and 60 municipalities have mask mandates in place.

This episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 15, 2020, features a look at spending for personal protection equipment for school districts, more on mask data from DHEC and which masks protect you better than others, a closer look at how you can cope with mental health...

Ladies – And Now Gentlemen – Take Their Seats at Converse College

August 14, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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The coronavirus sent everyone at Converse College in Spartanburg packing early in the spring. Graduating seniors barely had time to say their good-byes before the campus shut down and restructured. As the college reopens to residents this week, it brings a few changes, and...

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