Myrtle Beach, S.C. March 3, 2021 - American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers are assisting a family whose home, located on Greens Blvd in Myrtle Beach, was damaged by a fire in the early hours this morning. The Red Cross is helping three people by providing financial assistance for imme…

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The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library presents a two-part virtual tea program that includes The Charleston Tea Plantation: Exploring the World of Tea, presented by the Bigelow Tea Company. The video explores the history of tea, as well as the early years of growing tea on Wadmalaw Isl…

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Managed by the U.S. Department of Labor, COBRA allows for healthcare benefits to temporarily continue for workers and families during times of transition, job loss, and more. The time period of this extended coverage varies and depends on the reason for the loss of healthcare coverage.

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Are you considering enrolling in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)? In this article, you will learn about the differences between each program, how to check your eligibility on Benefits.gov, and how and where to apply.

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We all know it’s important to drink enough water. And while the cooler months may make it seem like it’s not an issue, it’s just as easy to become dehydrated in the winter as it is during the summer.

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(Florence, SC) Lighthouse Ministries has paid off the mortgage on their building, The Patterson Building, located at 1416 W. Evans St. In late 2017, the local non-profit relocated to this building from its original location on 201 W. Elm St.

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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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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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Florence, SC – The Senior Citizens Association in Florence County celebrated the annual Thanksgiving Blessing, despite the obstacles. First held in 2008, the Thanksgiving Blessing was founded by former Florence City Councilman William “Bill” Bradham and local businessman Bubby Floyd in respo…

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COVID-19 has affected all of us and if you have diabetes it’s more important than ever to take care of yourself to keep your immune system healthy and strong. These 10 tips can help you take the best care of yourself during the pandemic:Check your Sugar! Those who do not take insulin should …

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Columbia, South Carolina - The South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) is pleased to announce the distribution of $100k in grants directly to frontline healthcare staff in the state’s hospitals and health systems impacted by COVID-19.

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The Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association (DDRA) presented the cash prizes to winners of the Eat Local contest on Tuesday, September 8, at the City Administration Building in Darlington. Pictured from left are Wally Boatwright, Faye Dixon, and Jean Tyner.

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On Benefits.gov, we aim to increase citizen access to government benefit information. Throughout the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, we’ve received requests for more information on Economic Impact Payments and how they may help during this difficult time. In this article, you will learn abo…

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We want you to join us for our virtual Good Neighbor Gala but if you don't remember your Facebook login information it may make it hard for you to attend.   Follow these simple steps below so you can enjoy the Gala: Click on your Facebook App  Click on the Search Button Type in Lighthouse Mi…

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You may be home quarantining or working from home; however, that does not necessarily mean you desire to cook three meals a day with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. August is National Sandwich Month, and sandwiches can be a delicious, nutrient-rich, and quick meal to help save time in the kitchen.

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Kids will explore new foods and adopt healthier eating habits with this week’s 4‑H at Home activities on food and nutrition! Visit the links to learn more about the activity and check back every Monday for new ideas and hands-on, educational resources for all young people.

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it will begin awarding more than $400 million in grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program (SSVF) to 266 non-profit organizations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico an…

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Summertime is hot. And exercising in hot weather makes us sweat. But why? And how do we replenish what we lose in sweat to stay hydrated?Our bodies work best when kept at a temperature of about 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. When we get hotter than that, our brains signal the body to cool itself o…

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Columbia, S.C.—The American Red Cross of South Carolina is pleased to announce a new Regional Chief Executive Officer after the departure of longtime CEO, Louise Welch Williams. Rod Tolbert, who has been with the organization for over 20 years, will assume the roll effective July 27th, 2020. 

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HCS offers NO COST BREAKFAST and LUNCH to children 18 years old and younger and special needs children up to age 21 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Pick up on Tuesdays, will consist of 2 breakfast meals and 2 lunch meals. Pick up on Thursdays, will consist of 3 breakfast…

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for those who may be impacted by Hurricane Isaias.The National Hurricane Center (NHC) reports that tropical storm conditions are expected, with hurricane …

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Benefits.gov is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date information to help citizens access resources from our Partner agencies throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has created more flexibility within their program…

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In mid-March, Senior Citizens Association along with many partners and volunteers took an active and assertive role in combating food insecurity and reducing senior hunger among the elderly population during the COVID-19 pandemic throughout Florence County.

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Two Summer Food pick-up locations to close: Beginning on Monday, July 20, two Summer Food pick-up locations will close (Myrtle Beach Elementary School and Waccamaw Elementary School) and merge with two existing sites. These closures are due to attendance numbers. 

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As the country has been wrestling with “reopening” the economy over the past month, attention at the local, regional, and national level has grown regarding childcare’s critical and foundational role in the economy. A recent ICS survey of South Carolina childcare providers, performed in Apri…

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WASHINGTON —The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it is partnering with MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger to improve and ensure Veterans have reliable access to food.

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When the coronavirus first came to my consciousness, I went shopping. We made a plan: Don’t dip into our pantry until we need to.

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Visit the City Center Farmers Market at their new location at 200 Sanborn St. Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or Tuesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. for your fresh and local grocery items. The Market has added new procedures to keep shoppers and vendors safe and is also highly encouraging pre-orders. 

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MUSC Health is currently designing a new hospital in the Williamsburg/Lake City region with a targeted opening date of January 2023. The facility is being built to replace two existing hospitals located in Williamsburg and Lake City respectively and will become part of the Florence Division …

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Can’t resist those mid-morning or late-night munchies? Then satisfy your hunger with a snack that contains 100 calories or less.Close to 100 calories: 3 three reduced-fat woven wheat crackers, topped with cherry tomatoes, and 3 small slices of avocado.Adair Hoover, ©2020 HGIC, Clemson Univer…