Allen University purchases tablets and keyboards for students

Allen University provided 700 tablets and keyboards to students as the institution transitions to online instruction for the remainder of the semester in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The $200,000 project was provided to Allen students through various contributions from the Board of Trustees, President Ernest McNealey and his cabinet members, alumni, leadership of…

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Construction To Limit Hop Lot Access Through Early June

Due to construction impacts, access to the HOP park-and-ride lot will be limited beginning Wednesday, April 8, with impacts projected to last through early June. Motorists will still be able to access the lot via one of two driveways located on Conroy Street. The accessible driveway will change as the project progresses. Conroy Street will…

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COVID-19 financial warning: Consumers and banks should stay away from payday loans

By Charlene Crowell For the foreseeable future, ‘normal’ life will be indefinitely suspended due to the global pandemic known as the coronavirus. Record-breaking employment layoffs in the month of March resulted in the Department of Labor reporting that 10.4 million consumers lost their jobs and filed for unemployment compensation. As medical experts continue to track the…

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BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and BlueChoice HealthPlan Waive Cost-Sharing for In-Network COVID-19 Treatment

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and its subsidiary BlueChoice HealthPlan announced today that effective immediately, the insurers will waive all out-of-pocket costs related to in-network COVID-19 medical treatment for members, through June 1. Members benefiting from this expansion of coverage are individual policy holders, Medicare Advantage plan members and Medicaid members, as well as fully…

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Special Charleston Stage Online Theatrical Event for Easter Weekend: A Free Live Stream of “The Seat of Justice”

Charleston Stage, as a gift to the community will present a free streaming video recording of its acclaimed 2016 production of The Seat of Justice, available for viewing all Easter weekend – April 10, 11 and 12, 2020. The Seat of Justice, an original play by Charleston Stage Founder, Julian Wiles, tells the true story…

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College of Charleston’s Annual Student Art Competition Goes Virtual

By Amy S. Mercer For more than three decades, budding artists have proudly displayed their work across a variety of mediums from photography and sculpture to painting and prints at the annual Young Contemporaries exhibition at the College of Charleston’s Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art. Now in its 35th year, the Young Contemporaries competition faced a new challenge…

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Rep. JA Moore Holds Coronavirus Video Conference

In response to the impact that the coronavirus pandemic has had on normal life in South Carolina, State Representative JA Moore (D-Berkeley) brought together a number of medical experts, local officials, and prominent community figures to talk about the many aspects of the crisis and inform the public. “The coronavirus pandemic has upended so many…

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Author/Illustrator Sharon Jones-Scaife Announces Children’s Book Release, “Lil’ Marco Plays Hide and Seek”

Author/Illustrator Sharon Jones-Scaife announces the upcoming release of a new book for kids, ‘Lil’ Marco Plays Hide and Seek.’ Through a story of hide and seek, featuring the series character, Lil’ Marco, Jones-Scaife highlights the importance of being prepared when faced with weather-related emergencies. The new children’s book is slated for release May 3, 2020.…

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There Are No Bad Days

By Barney Blakeney It’s been a tough couple of weeks. Good thing I’ve decided not to have any more bad days – some may be better than others, but I don’t have bad days anymore. Still, the past couple of weeks have challenged that outlook. I was just coming down with some kind of ‘bug’…

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