So, what makes a place worthy to be listed as on the National Register of Historic Places? The official list includes the “nation’s historic places worthy of preservation.” These places are authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 + part of a national program to “coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America’s historic and archeological resources.”
In order for a property to become nationally registered as historic, it must meet the National Register Criteria for Evaluation, which includes examining the property’s significance, integrity + be at least 50 years old.
More than 95,000 properties listed in the registry + almost every county in America has at least one place listed in the National Register.
Development ○ Developers have officially started working on the new Cedar Grove Shopping Center in North Charleston. When it opens in 2022, the center will include shops such as Lidl, HomeGoods + PetSmart. 🚧 (WCIV)
Biz ○ Goose Creek in Berkeley County is rapidly growingand steadily attracting developers + residents. The city is creatively reusing its old buildings and converting them into new businesses (like Creek City Grill and Brewery, which will open in an old fire station in April). In a decade, more than 10,000 new residents have placed roots in the city. Goose Creek’s 10-year comprehensive plan aims to keep up with the city’s growth. (Forbes + Post and Courier)
Legacy ○ Lowcountry Civil Rights activist, Septima Poinsette Clark, is officially on a new $1 coin from the U.S. Mint. She is known as the “Mother of the Movement” + a Charleston expressway is named in her honor. 🏅 (Post and Courier)
WaterCooler ○ The Charleston RiverDogs will open the gates to fans on Opening Night on May 4, kicking off a six-day home stand at The Joe against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. View the team’s schedule here. ⚾
Coronavirus ○ VisitSCDHEC’s website for full coronavirus data + stats, and here for daily positive COVID-19 cases + related deaths in South Carolina andaccelerateSC’s website for full coronavirus data + stats on South Carolina’s employment, business, economy, education, and more.
Looking to take a walking tour through downtown Charlestonfrom the comfort of your home?
In this video, you can stroll down King + Queen Streets, pass by the Old City Jail+ walk around Colonial Lake. It’s a 45 minute walk of the Holy City directly from your digital screen + no shoes required. 🍍
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Youth e-cigarette use in the U.S. has skyrocketed to what the U.S. Surgeon General and Food & Drug Administration have called “epidemic” levels| Photo provided by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
Vaping + e-cigarette use among youth in SC is on the rise. In this #SlowtheSpreadSC podcast episode, Pediatrician Dr. Kyle Guyton discusses the considerable concern of compromised pulmonary function associated with vaping.
With the ongoing pandemic, teens who have been quarantining due to COVID-19 may be more susceptible to vaping. Dr. Guyton encourages parents + grandparents to talk to teens about the dangers associated with vaping, especially now.
Listen to his advice in this short, eight-minute podcast. Ⓟ