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How 2019 Charleston mayoral candidates will keep homegrown businesses local

Ahead of Charleston’s mayoral election on Nov. 5, Charleston City Paper has partnered with Lowcountry Local First to ask the six candidates pitching themselves to be the city’s leader about specific policies that affect small businesses in our community. This week, the question is ‘what will you do to keep Charleston’s homegrown businesses local?’

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1/24 COVID-19 update: 3,450 cases; 23.7% positive; 60 deaths

Charleston City Paper Staff

COVID-19 updates: South Carolina health officials reported 3,450 new cases of the coronavirus on Sunday, with 60 additional confirmed deaths. As of 3:20 p.m. Jan. 24, via S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control: With 13,560 tests reported Sunday, 25.4% were positive. Confirmed cases in S.C.: 376,987 (+3,450)Total positive cases in Charleston County: 30,997 (+182)Total positive cases in Berkeley County: 11,943 (+66)Total […]

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Charleston teachers split on return to in-person learning, survey says

More than 700 teachers in the Charleston County School District completed an anonymous survey conducted by the Charleston Teacher Alliance regarding the return to classes this semester. The results show an education system trying its best to do right by students, while some teachers disagree with district decisions so far. Roughly 50% of teachers answered […]

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The third annual MUSC Septima P. Clark Poetry Contest is now accepting submissions through March 15.

SC nears 6,000 deaths from COVID-19, McMaster backs off vaccine order

South Carolina will likely pass the 6,000-death mark this week, as COVID-19 deaths and cases continue adding up. The state Department of Health and Environmental Control reported 3,450 cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, with 60 new deaths from the coronavirus-caused disease. The total number of of deaths due to COVID-19 in South Carolina reached 5,915 […]