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Lander University has announced the names of outstanding undergraduates who have been named to the Dean's List for earning top academic achievements during the first semester of the 2020-21 school year. To qualify for the Dean's List, a student must earn a grade-point average (GPA) between 3…

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released the names of current senior career executives who will perform the duties of senior department leadership in acting capacities until additional Biden administration appointees are confirmed and sworn in. 

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released the names of several key Biden administration political appointees joining the department.

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DHEC needs public health allies like in their corner now more than ever, especially when it comes to combating pervasive myths about vaccines.

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New York, NY — The Academy of American Poets, the nation’s leading champion of poets and poetry, has selected three students’ poems to share for the occasion of the Presidential Inauguration on January 20. The three poems were chosen from nearly one thousand poems submitted by students by Pr…

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About half of Americans make a New Year’s Resolution to lose weight or get fit, and by the third week of January, the majority give up and then feel like a failure. Want to make a change that will stick this year instead?Changing habits is not an easy thing. Habits include a trigger, an acti…

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If you’re like me, you have been reading and listening nonstop to make sense out the storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Amidst all the confusion, there is one thing I know for sure: foundations have a unique role to play in helping us find our future. But first, rather than add my ow…

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Children’s Trust has started a Learning Thursdays series to raise awareness of the valuable work being accomplished in the prevention of child abuse and the promotion of the child well-being. An overview of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) is provided every other month followed by lesson…

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The FMU Kelley Center for Economic Development has four businesses that have completed its one year in the incubator program in the Lake City and Florence location. The businesses in the Lake City incubator are Next Phase Development, LLC, Brown’s Clean Team, LLC, and Streamline Global Media…

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GREENWOOD, S.C.— Lander University conferred bachelor and master degrees upon 181 students during the University’s 162nd commencement ceremony on December 15, 2020.

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President-elect Biden’s new $1.9 trillion stimulus proposal would allow nonprofits to participate in a new loan program and draw from a $3 billion economic development fund, according to a summary document of the plan. It also contains multiple measures that would probably relieve the stress…

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Coastal Carolina University will host its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration from Jan. 19-25. Themed, “United in Solidarity: Liberation through Personal Action and Community Activism,” this year’s events aim to commemorate King’s legacy and to promote and advance diversity, equity…

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Florence, S.C. – In response to the pandemic and in partnership with United Ways across their service area, Duke Energy granted $100,000 to be distributed among the state to assist individuals with utility assistance in hopes of removing barriers, increasing ease of access, and promoting hel…

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February 24, 2021February 25, 2021February 26, 2021 (Rain Date)11:00 am to 1:30 pm$40 per personBelle Baruch enjoyed her property in the winter when camellias were in bloom and the rye grass was flourishing. She grew, propagated, and competed with many varieties of camellias that are still g…

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From fine art to unique hand-crafted goods and objects, the Makers Market will showcase the work of Southeastern artists and artisans. Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with the makers and purchase their creations. Makers Market will take place during the first weekend of ArtFie…

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The entire social sector learned a valuable lesson in 2020: even the most rigorous planning can’t insulate us from the need to be flexible and adapt to the changing world around us. At the same time, our industry has shown remarkable resilience in times of greatest need, and this year has be…

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The Elizabeth Pettigrew Durant Children’s Fourth Judicial Circuit Satellite Center has been awarded re-accreditation by National Children’s Alliance following an extensive application and site review process. Accreditation is the highest level of membership with National Children’s Alliance …

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced the following COVID-19 updates. Today’s update below includes detailed summaries of cases and deaths as of Dec. 24 and Dec. 25. However, the cumulative totals and percent positive below,…

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Brookgreen Gardens will collect living history narratives about Gullah Geechee community members of Sandy Island, Plantersville, and Murrells Inlet that will be dramatized and complemented with digital elements. The completed narratives will be made available to the public through performanc…

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The Poetry Society of South Carolina is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2021 and will offer readings and workshops from January – May by such notable faculty as Len Lawson, Joy Priest, Leslie Sainz, Valerie Nieman, and Michele Reese. The centennial celebration will include a publication…

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Lander University will present a Race and Identity Dialogue series of virtual presentations and discussions beginning in January. South Carolina Humanities supported this programming with a Major Grant.

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Many of us are looking for safer ways to give some kindness to others this holiday season as we see the increasing need to support our communities. Giving to others in any form — from cards to meals to a sympathetic ear — shows people they’re cared for. What are some easy ways to give some k…

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During the Coastal Carolina University board of trustees meeting on Dec. 11, board vice chairman H. Delan Stevens read a resolution that recognized the service of David A. DeCenzo, who is retiring as the University’s second president. To honor his more than 13 years of leadership and service…

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Coker University celebrated its 2020 commencement with five separate ceremonies: a ceremony on Friday evening, December 11, for graduate students and four separate ceremonies on Saturday, December 12, for its undergraduate students. Across all five ceremonies, approximately 150 students atte…

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Francis Marion University held five in-person commencement ceremonies celebrating the fall 2020 graduating class Friday evening and throughout the day on Saturday, December 11-12 in the Smith Center on the FMU campus.

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 Here's how can you give back as part of Giving Tuesday today and bring communities some extra joy and support this holiday season.Share how you #GiveTime, and you could win a gift for your favorite nonprofit and double your impact! Learn more.Be inspired to give back to your community by li…

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Darlington, SC- Trinity Collegiate School received a $50,000 grant from the Sonoco Foundation to be used toward the campus expansion project. The donation came from the partnership between the Sonoco Foundation and the Central Carolina Community Foundation.

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FLORENCE, S.C. – HopeHealth will host the annual AIDSWalk this year with a twist: The event will be held virtually, and participants are invited to join a Facebook Live event from their own location.