Friends, Family, Community

“Topping Out” Ceremony Marks Major Milestone for International African American Museum

The construction of the International African American Museum is progressing as planned, despite the global presence of COVID-19. July 10 marks an important milestone in the museum’s journey, as major donors, board members, and elected officials attended the “topping out” ceremony, marking the placement of the structure’s final steel beam. “Every steel beam represents the hopes…

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Charleston County Public Library Expands Hours for Curbside Services at Certain Branches

In order to better service the needs of its patrons, Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) has expanded the hours for curbside services at several of its branches across the county. Hours of operation for curbside services are: Main, Wando Mount Pleasant, Baxter-Patrick James Island, St. Paul’s Hollywood, Dorchester Road, Otranto Road, Johns Island, Mt. Pleasant, and Hurd…

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Trident Literacy Receives Grant From Power:Ed For $150,000 

Trident Literacy Association has announced it has received a $150,000 grant from Power:Ed. Trident Literacy Association will use the funds to provide intensive case management to help motivated adult students through their new PACESETTERS Program. Case managers will guide these students as they complete their GED curriculum and build competencies like writing resumes, computer skills, interviewing…

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Despite The Rhetoric Joseph Floyd Manor Residents Ultimately May Be Displaced

By Barney Blakeney Though he’s only lived in the building a few years, Michael Waldron has gained a keen sense of the characteristics shaping the controversy about residency at Joseph Floyd Manor Apartments – systemic neglect, finger pointing, grandstanding and apathy. Ultimately it all will end up displacing current residents, he believes. Joseph Floyd Manor,…

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BCBSSC, South Carolina Hospital Association and South Carolina Medical Association Collaborate On Public Service Campaign Encouraging South Carolinians to “Slow the Spread”

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) and South Carolina Medical Association (SCMA) are joining together in an effort to persuade the public to limit potential exposure to COVID-19 even as coronavirus cases are on the rise in South Carolina, hospital beds are filling and deaths are currently numbering in the high…

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SC Ports Employees Donate $22,000 to the Lowcountry Food Bank

The Lowcountry Food Bank (LCFB) announced June 30 that SC Ports teammates are donating their 2020 Thanksgiving gift cards from their leadership to the LCFB. Their generous donation amounts to $22,000, which will help feed our neighbors in the Lowcountry who struggle with hunger.  “We understand the increased need for healthy food this year because of COVID-19, and our teammates…

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Charleston Water System To Resume Non-Pay Shut-Offs August 17

Charleston Water System (CWS) will resume non-pay shut-offs August 17. CWS paused non-pay service disconnections at South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster’s request March 14 and voluntarily extended this moratorium after the governor allowed the resumption of normal operations May 13. The utility offers an array of account management and bill pay options and has increased…

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SC Law Firms, Charleston Legal Expand Pro Bono Legal Clinic Statewide to Help Small Businesses & Nonprofits Navigate Pandemic’s Economic Impact

July 1, Charleston Legal Access, along with law firms Nelson Mullins and Jackson Lewis, announced they will expand their South Carolina Virtual Legal Clinic statewide to assist small business owners and nonprofits. Initially launched at the end of May to help those in the Lowcountry region, the clinic offers pro bono legal consultations to help…

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