South Carolina

Top 10 “Let’s Go!” Virtual Reality Sites You Can Visit Right Now!

May 29, 2020 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
“Let’s Go!” enables visitors to view historic S.C. sites, anytime, anywhere!

South Carolina ETV’s Telly Award-winning virtual reality series “Let’s Go!” brings a collection of unique and fascinating sites throughout the state to the convenience of your computer and/or smart device! So, what are the top 10 “Let’s Go!” sites in South Carolina? Join us...

How Will Greenville Spend Its CARES Money? Good Question

May 26, 2020 - Posted in Business by Scott Morgan
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When the U.S. Treasury released its list of jurisdictions that would be getting money from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security, or CARES, Act, someone had to tell the Greenville County Council that the county was on it. “Somebody said, ‘Hey, I think I saw you...

MUSC Lancaster/Chester Nearly Back to... Wait, Can We Still Say Normal?

May 21, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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The Medical University of South Carolina’s hospitals in Lancaster and Chester are mostly back to being fully staffed. A little more than a month ago, around 75 of MUSC Health’s 900 layoffs happened at these two Upstate locations, but Scott Broome, the CEO for the Lancaster...

(3-)DIY Projects to Thwart the Spread of Coronavirus

May 15, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
3D Systems has made plans for diagnostic and PPE gear available in the public domain for healthcare professionals

3D Systems, an international 3-D printing equipment company with a plastics manufacturing plant in Rock Hill, is a major reason why 3-D printing is a thing in the first place. That put the company in a pretty good spot to be an early responder to the call for personal...

Stretching the Supply of N95 Masks

May 12, 2020 - Posted in News by Vince Kolb-Lugo
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With personal protective equipment in short supply, researchers are figuring out how to fill in the gaps and stretch supplies. One researcher at Clemson University is developing new methods to clean and sanitize medical masks that healthcare providers use. Dr. Mark Johson,...

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
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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...

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...

South Carolina Prisons Are (So Far) Among the Least Affected by COVID

April 24, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
South Carolina Prisons Are (So Far) Among the Least Affected by COVID

So far, South Carolina’s correctional system has managed to duck the high infection rates plaguing prisons in states like Ohio and Mississippi. According to Bryan Stirling, director of the South Carolina Department of Corrections, 35 of the department's nearly 5,000 staff...

Attention Shoppers: There Is Still Plenty of Food in South Carolina

April 22, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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Word that a Smithfield pork processing plant in South Dakota, where 5 percent of the nation's pork is processed, sent ripples across the U.S. food industry. It didn't help that just a few days later, another Smithfield plant – this one much closer to home, in Tar Heel,...

She Survived SARS, H1N1, and Science Class - but COVID-19 Canceled Her Commencement

April 17, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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Steffi Kong grew up in Singapore. At the onset of the century, the country was in the path of the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS, a coronavirus similar to COVID-19. Kong contracted SARS, and beat it, but "because of that, my immune system was very...

You're Not Under House Arrest, South Carolina

April 9, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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Those aren't jail bars on your porch, friends. You can still go out front, as long as you're not congregating in public. Credit South Carolina Public Radio Some South Carolinians, it seems, are not entirely sure what Gov. Henry McMaster's "work-or-home" order fully means...

'Like Watching a Tidal Wave Coming at You.' The View of South Carolina's Student Nurses

April 8, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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News from hospitals in much of the United States right now is bad. In major cities like Detroit, in population-dense states like New Jersey, medical staffs are sometimes unable to keep up with the crush of new COVID-19 cases. Emergencies are gobbling up hospital beds;...

South Carolinians in Quarantine are Fostering and Adopting More Pets

April 3, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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As South Carolinians are shut in for who-knows-how-long, they’re looking for ways to occupy their time and still do something positive. Alexa Sparkman, manager of volunteer programs at Pawmetto Lifeline in Columbia, says her organization has seen a big uptick in adoptions...

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