Spotlights

NASCAR Driver Kyle Larson Visits Meeting Street Academy

On Wednesday, August 2, Kyle Larson, driver of the No. 42 Chevrolet SS, and Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) team engineers made a pit stop at Meeting Street Academy in Charleston, S.C. to speak to the fourth and fifth grade science classes about the role STEM subjects play in racing. Team partner Credit One Bank was also…

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Howard University Student Uses Journalism To Give Back

By Alexa Imani Spencer (NNPA/DTU Journalism Fellow) Born on a warm July day during the summer of 1997, Noni Marshall entered the world destined to create, lead, and inspire. Marshall grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. It was there that she stepped into her greatness and accepted her calling as a storyteller. An only child, Marshall…

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Gamecocks Win Certified SC Grown Palmetto Series Second Year in a Row

The University of South Carolina won the Certified SC Grown Palmetto Series the second year in a row. The Palmetto Series is an annual points competition between the state’s flagship universities in head-to-head athletic events. Points were also awarded for highest team GPA and for a food drive tackling hunger in their communities.  Presented by…

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Three Female FAMU Doctoral Graduates Break Barriers in Engineering

According to the National Science Foundation (NSF), minority women comprise fewer than 1 in 10 scientists and engineers in the United States. Studies from researchers around the world reveal that one antidote to this disparity is to ensure there are more role models in underrepresented communities. Three Florida A&M University (FAMU) female doctoral students, who are…

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Great Happenings for YMCA of Greater Charleston

By Kurt Walker The YMCA of Greater Charleston has been the buzz of many circles due to a number of activities and developments. A fixture in the Charleston community, the organization is also preparing to celebrate its 150th anniversary of being chartered. The Y-Achievers program held its 2017 banquet at the Harbor Club on May…

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Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards More Than $150,000 to South Carolina Schools, Nonprofits and Literacy Organizations

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced the award of more than $150,000 in literacy grants to South Carolina nonprofit organizations, libraries and schools this morning. These funds are aimed at supporting adult, family and summer literacy programs within a 20-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center across the 44 states Dollar General…

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Lowcountry Teen Wins Regional Talent Hunt Competition

Greensboro, NC – Lowcountry high school student, Wennie A. Rodriguez was named winner of the Talent Hunt competition at the 72nd Annual District Meeting of The Mighty Sixth District of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. this past Friday. Rodriguez, a ninth grader at South Carolina Connections Academy, was the first place winner of the local…

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Burke High Student Wins National Recognition

Mateo Scott, a senior at Burke High School created a graphic design that was selected by NFP to be the official logo at their national “In Good Health Expo 2017.” NFP is an insurance brokerage and consulting firm headquartered in New York, held its national meeting in Charleston on March 30. Mateo’s design was selected…

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SC State Hall of Fame Class Includes Emanuel Nine’s Coleman-Singleton

ORANGEBURG, SC – 1991 SC State graduate Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, one of nine people killed in June of 2015 at Mother Emanuel AME Church, Charleston, SC, will be among the university’s 2016-17 Hall of Fame Class scheduled for induction Friday, Apr. 14, at Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center on the campus. The event, which was originally scheduled for…

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Baptist Hill’s Eric Stallings Among CCSD 2017 Teacher of the Year Finalists

Eric Stallings, 8th Grade English Teacher at Baptist Hill High School was among the five Charleston County School District (CCSD) 2017 Finalists for Teacher of the Year. It was a day full of excitement, as District officials traveled across Charleston County with Charlie the RiverDog and MINI of Charleston to surprise the unsuspecting finalists on Thursday.…

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