The Sweet Tea

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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