Friends, Family, Community

SCDMV goes to appointments online and resumes some services

Beginning Monday, April 6, 2020, the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) will resume administering motorcycle skills testing at branch offices where the service was previously offered. Motorcycle skills test will be by appointment only. Non-commercial passenger vehicle road tests remain suspended indefinitely. Also beginning Monday, April 6, 2020, the SCDMV will resume administering…

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Lowcountry Artists Organize for Covid-19 Crisis

Local artists have joined together to respond to the havoc that SARS-COV-2 and Covid-19 have caused for the world and the arts community. SLAY is an acronym for “Support Lowcountry Artists Y’all.” This is a relief effort for the Arts Community led by noted Bluffton based artist, Amiri Farris. Amiri wanted to do something about…

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Charleston Hospitality Relief Match Fund For COVID-19 Impacts

As the Lowcountry continues to feel the effects of the COVID-19 virus, the hospitality industry was instructed to temporarily close their doors or follow the restrictions put in place, altering their normalcy. Southern Eagle Distributing, Michelob Ultra, Louie’s Kids and The MatchingFund have developed a fund in support of The Holy City’s hospitality staff. Together,…

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Charleston County School of the Arts Costume & Fashion Design students using their skills to support health workers

The students in Caroline Baker’s Costume & Fashion Design classes at Charleston County School of the Arts (SOA) received some tough news in March. Since the closure of schools in South Carolina is now extended through the end of April due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, SOA’s annual Fashion Show is postponed indefinitely. However, from…

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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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Charleston Hospitality Group Launches Nationwide Campaign Amid Ongoing Health Crisis Beginning March 30

Charleston Hospitality Group (CHG) is creating a nationwide movement to give hope and sustainability for unemployed hospitality workers and healthcare responders through the COVID-19 health crisis. Its newly launched campaign, “Full Belly, Full Hearts, will provide a donated hot meal at each of their Toast locations to hospitality workers laid-off and their families along with…

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Detroit math teacher’s bedtime stories soothe students during the school shutdown

By Eleanore Catolico, Chalkbeat.org (republished with permission from Chalkbeat.org) Every night, Voncile Campbell transforms into a new fantasy character. A little boy hunting for treasure with pirates. An owl playing with a fox. A teddy bear king who can’t fall asleep.  Campbell is a math teacher at Bow Elementary-Middle School in Detroit, and since the…

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