MEAC Suspends Fall Sports Season Due to COVID-19

The Council of Presidents and Chancellors of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) announces that the league will suspend all sports competition, championship and non-championship segments, for the 2020 fall season, as a result of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. A decision is yet to be made on whether fall sports schedules will be moved to the…

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Fetter Announces New COVID-19 Testing Schedule in Charleston County

Fetter Health Care Network (Fetter) shared its upcoming Free COVID-19 testing schedule in Charleston County for the week of July 20, 2020 along with updates to its testing procedures. All registration is now completed on-site; however, individuals may visit FetterCovid19Screening.org to print the registration form prior to arrival. Patients are simply asked to arrive at their preferred testing…

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Former Liberian Leader Joins Panel Investigating The Global Response To COVID-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberia’s former president, and Helen Clark, New Zealand’s former prime minister, are to head a panel to review the global response to the Covid19 pandemic. Johnson Sirleaf and Clark will head the newly formed Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response. The announcement follows…

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Coronavirus Opens a Pandora’s Box of Scams

By Khalil Abdullah Special from Ethnic Media Services (Indianapolis, Ind.) (TriceEdneyWire.com) – If Willie Sutton were alive, he wouldn’t be robbing banks, more likely he’d be a scam artist, siphoning off a portion of the almost $70 million that Indiana consumers alone have reportedly lost to fraud even before the COVID-19 pandemic opened up a…

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Thousands View NNPA’s First Virtual Convention

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The first virtual convention in the 80-year history of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) earned a thumbs-up from partners and sponsors. The successful event’s website, vitualnnpa2020.com, generated more than 55,000 pageviews to conference attendees in only two days. Several hundred thousand additional impressions were generated…

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Local Hospitality Group to Sponsor Scholarships to YWCA Greater Charleston’s Racial Equity Institute

Glowfisch Hospitality, acclaimed for its health-conscious menus made from local farm food at restaurants across the Charleston area, is concerned about local health in another sphere: Charleston’s racial atmosphere.  To encourage the growth of racial equity in the Charleston region, the hospitality company has committed $10,000 to sponsor scholarships for executives and staff in the…

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CCSD offering virtual and real-time Summer-Mester program

Charleston County School District (CCSD) is offering a virtual Summer-Mester program through July 31, 2020. Students will receive meaningful small group reading and writing instruction provided by a highly qualified teacher of reading. Students enrolled in the virtual program will receive 40 minutes of direct small group instruction in either literacy or math each day.…

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