Tri-County News (Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester)

Military Magnet Academy Named High Flying School at National Youth-At-Risk Conference

Military Magnet Academy (MMA) was named a High Flying School at the National Youth-At-Risk Conference. MMA was one of only four schools in the nation to receive this recognition. Each school selected as a 2020 High-Flying School will receive an award of $1,000. MMA representatives were recognized at the National Youth-At-Risk Conference held in Savannah,…

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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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MUSC and CCSD Teaming Up to #FlattenTheCurveSC

Charleston County School District (CCSD) in partnership with the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is launching #FlattenTheCurveSC — a campaign focused on slowing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and protecting the max capacity of the healthcare system so everyone who needs care, can get it. The “curve” refers to the projected number of people…

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SC Codes launches free Java Concepts course

SC Codes, a statewide program aimed at providing free access to code education to all residents of South Carolina, today launched a new online programming course titled “Java Concepts.” It’s one of several free courses available on the SC Codes platform aimed at helping upskill the workforce and fill the void of unfilled technology jobs…

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MUSC team releases plans for 3D printed masks

By Leslie Cantu With the threat of a shortage of protective masks looming as the novel coronavirus pandemic grows, Medical University of South Carolina biomedical engineers and tinkerers had an inspired idea: unleash an army of makers from across the U.S. who could make such masks from 3D printers – a technology that, in recent…

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CCSD nurses collect medical supplies for the community

Nurses in Charleston County School District (CCSD) cleaned out their clinics this week in an effort to provide much-needed supplies. The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has taken a toll on health care workers on the front line and their ability to obtain things as basic as gloves and N-95 surgical masks. Ellen Nitz, CCSD’s Director of…

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New Profs on Call Group Helps Local Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

By Erika LeGendre The College of Charleston School of Business and the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce have joined forces to provide pro bono consultations to Charleston-area businesses affected by the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in a new initiative called Profs on Call. Profs on Call aims to help business owners and their management staff navigate this unprecedented…

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