The Sweet Tea

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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