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9/17 COVID-19 update: 740 new cases; 27 deaths; 11.8 percent positive

Charleston City Paper Staff

COVID-19 updates: South Carolina health officials reported 740 cases of coronavirus on Thursday, with 27 additional confirmed deaths. With 6,294 tests collected, the percent-positive rate was 11.8 percent. As of 5:45 p.m. Sept. 17, via S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control:Confirmed cases in S.C.:  132,565, (+740 new cases since Wednesday)Percent Positive: 11.8% (down from 13.5%)Positive tests in Charleston County (total): 15,106 […]


Before You Go: DHEC launches major testing initiative in Columbia; USPS delays are hurting small businesses

SCDHEC reported 740 cases of coronavirus this Thursday, with 27 additional confirmed deaths. The percent-positive rate dropped to 11.8 percent.

Sperry suspends sponsorship of Charleston Race Week over flag with Confederate ‘motif’

The shoe company Sperry has suspended its sponsorship of the annual Charleston Race Week over a Confederate flag “motif” on the flag of the sailing event’s parent group. The leaders of Race Week and Charleston Ocean Racing Association (CORA), which runs the event, say they will work with association members and Sperry to reach a […]

Briggman: I could have been a kid in that Market Street altercation

As a Black male from Pelion — a small South Carolina town with a 97 percent white population — I began working at 15 to assist with family household expenses. Wednesday evening, when I saw a video of Charleston’s beloved Quintin Washington in an altercation, I saw someone who could have been me at that […]

Farmers Market returning to Marion Square with ‘essentials’ Sept. 26

The city of Charleston announced that the Charleston Farmers Market will move its “essentials” market from Joseph P. Riley Park to Marion Square starting Saturday, Sept. 26.