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Report: Charleston among 'Fastest-Growing Places in the U.S. in 2022-2023'

Wednesday | May 18, 2022

If it feels like Charleston just keeps on getting more and more populated, you aren't wrong!

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Summerville student places 2nd in international writing contest

Monday | May 16, 2022

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD)- A Summerville High School student received international recognition in a Holocaust writing contest.

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Michelin Star Chef Mariya Russell Joins The Establishment for “Give Back Charleston” Fundraiser

Friday | May 13, 2022

Executive Chef Elliott Howells of The Establishment this week welcomed Michelin Star Chef and long-time friend Mariya Russell (right) and her husband, Garrett Russell, to prepare a six-course meal for a small audience to raise money for the Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC). The event, which occurred on Monday, May 9th, was the first in a series of experiences hosted by The Establishment that are called “Give Back Charleston.” This first event raised $10,000 for the CYDC. 

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Harvey & Battey celebrates 100 years of serving clients in Beaufort

Wednesday | May 11, 2022

What do you do when it's your 100th birthday? You throw a party, of course. That's what Harvey & Battey did. The Beaufort law firm has now been serving clients in the Lowcountry for 100 years. And they threw a party Saturday, May 7, at their offices. [...] Battey, 86, has been practicing with the firm for the past 60 years. "The law practice has gone from a small thing to a big deal, from three of us to nine lawyers," Battey said. "We changed just like the town has changed in the last … Continue Reading


Charter School Educator Named State Teacher of the Year

Thursday | May 5, 2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. (May 5, 2022) – Deion Jamison, an English teacher at Legacy Early College in Greenville, S.C., has been named the 2023 South Carolina Teacher of the Year. This honor marks the first time in state history a charter school educator has been named State Teacher of the Year.

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USC Aiken to offer new Pacer LIFE program for adults with intellectual disabilities

Thursday | April 28, 2022

A new two-year program at USC Aiken will offer adults with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to develop independent living and employability skills while living on the school’s campus.

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Charleston airport police officer recognized for saving heart attack victim’s life

Friday | April 22, 2022

On April 21, Charleston airport Police Chief Chris Helms and Aviation Authority officials recognized Reed for his life-saving effort

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Greenville brand partners with billionaire entrepreneur

Tuesday | April 19, 2022

IT Cosmetics founder Jamie Kern Lima sold her business to L’Oréal for $1.2 billion before offering her support to Greenville’s Dionne Sandiford, the woman behind BMW and Michelin vendor Corporate Stich, as she launched a new brand on April 2.

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Wando Chorus strikes gold at national Disney competition in Florida

Saturday | April 9, 2022

Wando High School’s chorus recently won the gold in a AAAA National Choral Competition in Orlando, Florida. The Choir earned a Superior Rating for their performance and received the Best in Class Award for SATB (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Base) Choir.

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Ashley River Creative Arts student wins Spellbound! regional bee

Friday | March 25, 2022

Shivam Kolwalkar, a student at Ashley River Creative Arts in Charleston County, stood under the bright lights at the North Charleston Athletic Center knowing he might be moments away from victory.

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Denmark Tech Joins First-of-its-Kind National Network of Historically Black and Predominantly Black Community Colleges

Friday | March 11, 2022

Denmark Technical College announced that it has been selected by national nonprofit Complete College America to join a first-of-its-kind national network of 22 Historically Black Community Colleges (HBCCs) and Predominantly Black Community Colleges (PBCCs) across eight states. As a member of the PBCC-HBCC Network, Denmark Technical College will work with leaders from predominantly Black community colleges across the country to share research and best practices to strengthen the career and economic outcomes of community college students of color. 

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Carl J. Robinette II - Carnegie Hero Fund Commission

Thursday | February 17, 2022

A 13-year-old boy was on a boat outing when he and several others left the boat to wade on a nearby sandbar. The boat drifted away from the sandbar and the boy panicked, leaving the sandbar and swimming toward the boat on April 26, 2020. He struggled in water about 8 feet deep. On the boat, Carl J. Robinette II, a 48-year-old internet sales and marketing manager of Hartsville, South Carolina, saw the boy struggling, dove into the water, and swam to him.

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Charleston police officer rescues man attempting to jump off North Bridge

Tuesday | February 1, 2022

A former college baseball star-turned-Charleston police officer is being celebrated after rescuing a distraught man as he attempted to jump off the North Bridge in January. 

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Charleston County teacher wins national award for using technology in the classroom

Wednesday | January 26, 2022

McGraw Hill’s ALEKS All-Star Educator Award honors K-12 teachers and higher educator instructors who use ALEKS, a course assistant that helps math and chemistry educators create constructive learning pathways for students. Charleston County elementary school teacher Sharon Beeson is a recipient of that award.

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South Carolina mechanic gifts repaired cars to people in need

Monday | January 3, 2022

Eliot Middleton gifts repaired cars to people without a ride in rural South Carolina. So far, he has gifted more than 60 vehicles.
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