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On Friday, June 4, 2021, three Morris College Biology students reported to Savannah State University in Savannah, Ga. for their 10-week summer research internship. In preparation for completing the internship, the students attended a two-hour virtual orientation boot camp on Thursday, June 3…

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In the wake of last year’s racial justice protests and Derek Chauvin’s conviction for George Floyd’s murder, many are wondering about meaningful actions we can take to make our communities more equitable places. 

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DARLINGTON, S.C. – Sixty-four years after she entered the Darlington County School District (DCSD) as a student and 47 years since she began teaching there, Dr. B. Jane Hursey will retire.

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Many nonprofit leaders say that increased financial support from funders and the government helped their organizations fare better through 2020 than originally anticipated, a report from the Center for Effective Philanthropy finds.Based on a survey conducted in February of CEP's Grantee Voic…

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Do you feel like you are constantly reaching for a tissue because of a persistent dripping or stuffy nose? You don't need to live with this annoyance anymore. A new targeted treatment is available called nasal cryotherapy. This treatment uses intense cooling to help people with chronic rhini…

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Break out the flipflops and sunscreen people! June days are here to stay. Sunshine and good times are rolling out, but that doesn’t mean wellness and activity should stop. This month I want us to dive deep into a hidden gem: the bridge.The bridge is a fantastic movement to help strengthen th…

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South Carolina Humanities is honored to provide funding to humanities organizations facing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19. Funding for the SC Humanities Growth Grants has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities Federal and State Partnership Division as part of …

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At its June 2021 meeting, the FMU Board of Trustees approved a resolution that put into effect the following changes to the Campus COVID Protocols, effective immediately for Summer 2021:

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In early March 2021, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act which included, among many other things, $39B for child care, $15B in Child Care Development Block Grants and $24B in Child Care Stabilization Funds. In May, the Administration for Children and Families released federal …

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The fourth most common cancer in men? It’s bladder cancer. While it’s less common in women, more than 600,000 people are living with bladder cancer in the U.S., and more than 83,000 people are expected to be diagnosed with this disease this year.

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This grant opportunity is available to assist providers in paying for their child care facility expenses, including rent/mortgage payments, utility bills, cleaning or sanitation costs, and personnel costs which may include salary increases, retention bonuses, etc. Click here for complete details.

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Dr. Will Bolt, associate professor of history at Francis Marion University, will present a special lecture entitled, “The Forked Road to Juneteenth” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 17th in the auditorium at The Leatherman Medical Complex in downtown Florence.

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Florence, SC   DSS Farmers’ Market Voucher Program has been postponed. Vouchers will not be distributed during the week of Monday, June 14 to Thursday, June 17, 2021. Please stay tuned for further information about the rescheduling date from SCA. For more information visit our website at www…

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If you are a nonprofit organization, IT support is more than just a luxury. It's mission-critical. As the world becomes increasingly technologically advanced, it is not enough to have an up-to-date website and social media presence. Nonprofits need 24/7 IT support to stay on top of their gam…

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“The Pfizer vaccine is currently approved for everyone 12 and older,” says Dr. Benjamin. “Originally, it was only for individuals age 16 and older, but now the recommendation has been dropped to include the 12-to-15-year age range. Moderna is still for those 18 years of age or older, as is J…

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In health care, we are always looking for ways to improve patient outcomes. This leads us to examine socioeconomic factors such as adequate housing, access to nutritious foods, and sufficient income. Research shows these factors can impact a person’s health care treatment and outcome.Sometim…

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On May 12, 2021, CDC recommended use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in people aged 12 years and up based on the safety and efficacy of the vaccine in adolescents following clinical trials. At the time, there was a growing body of evidence that demonstrated the severe health impacts of COVID-…

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Young people have a vision for their future that takes root in their community. The homegrown experiences and hometown connections, many of which originate in rural communities, drive their personal and career growth journey. But far too often, those rural communities are forgotten, resultin…

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FLORENCE — Rapid growth continues to the be main item on Francis Marion University’s agenda as was apparent from University President Dr. Fred Carter’s report to the trustees at Thursday’s regular Board of Trustees meeting on the FMU campus.

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There are many ways for you to get involved in PTSD Awareness month, as well as learn more about the support available to you as a Veteran.Our activity calendar is a place where you’ll find specific ways to be involved each day, such as:Links to online self-help coursesFinding a local PTSD t…

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Congratulations to Kathy O’Connor, who was named Horry County Schools 2022 Support Staff of the Year. Ms. O’Connor, a data quality clerk at Waccamaw Elementary School, began working at HCS in 2000.

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Congratulations Alicia Davenport, who was named Horry County Schools 2022 Rookie Teacher of the Year. Ms. Davenport is an English teacher at North Myrtle Beach High School. She graduated from the University of South Carolina and attended North Myrtle Beach High School as a student. She began…

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FLORENCE, S.C. – HopeHealth honored service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice Friday, May 28, with a Memorial Day program on the front lawn of the HopeHealth Medical Plaza in Florence.

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To help promote public awareness around strokes in the United States and its prevention, the month of May is recognized as National Stroke Awareness Month. According to the American Stroke Association, each year, nearly 795,000 people in the U.S. suffer from a stroke. A stroke occurs in an i…

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Beginning on Monday, June 21, Horry County Schools will offer FREE Summer Meals at 17 school sites this summer as a part of the 2021 HCS Summer Feeding Program.  All children 18 years of age and younger qualify for meals as a part of the program. Families should visit their home school, if a…

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is awarding its first round of 2021 grants totaling $1,516,500 to 91 nonprofits that are working to make life better for people experiencing poverty.Each of the nonprofits are working to reduce poverty in South Carolina in one of three ways:Mee…