Living in the Lowcountry is definitely unique. From the many beautiful beaches, to the fine food and culture, it’s not hard to believe that Charleston could inspire a song(or two or three). We’ve rounded up some tunes that are either from Lowcountry artists or songs that are simply inspired by the coastal city + Palmetto State.
Dive in and jam out to these songs that are sure to put Carolina on your mind.
🎵 “You Can Have Charleston” | Darius Rucker | It’s no secret – Darius Rucker, who was once a member of the popular group, Hootie and the Blowfish, is a Charleston gem + living legend (there’s even a street named after him). Listen up to him paint the picture of a Charleston scene that includes The Battery, cobblestone streets, oak trees + more.
🎵 “Sink ‘Em Low” | Ranky Tanky | This Gullah music group from the Lowcountry seamlessly incorporates the Gullah culture + history in this song with the sound of jazz, rhythm and blues + more. The song is full of Charleston soul.
🎵”Coast of Carolina” | Jimmy Buffet | The coastal city that we live in might have just inspired Jimmy Buffet to to sing this song + some people might have spotted him surfing on Folly Beach in years past.
🎵 “Under the Boardwalk” | The Drifters | Did you know that there is a state dance called “the shag”? This song about having fun + admiring the boardwalk is known to go with the state’s dance. The song’s mention of admiring the boardwalk makes it a timeless beach tune.
🎵 “Carolina in the Morning” | Judy Garland | “Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in the morning…” This song speaks of the appreciation of being in the Carolinas.
Need some more Charleston-inspired tunes in your life? Click the button below to keep the music going.
State ○ Gov. McMaster recently announced the fiscal 2021-2022 Executive Budget. For a copy of the governor’s executive budget, his letter to the General Assembly + a detailed explanation of each allocation, click here. For a copy of a presentation outlining the governor’s priorities, click here.
Coronavirus ○ The City of Charleston will return to Phase 2 in an attempt to slow the spread ofCOVID-19. As a result, all indoor + outdoor meetings must be limited in occupancy, masks must be worn in all common spaces and permits will not be granted for large gatherings. (WCSC) ○ Starting on Wed., Jan. 13, South Carolina citizens ages 70 + will be able to schedule appointments to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Currently, 56% of vaccine doses within the state have been administered. 💉 (WBTW) ○ 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.
Announced ○ MUSC Children’s Health recently appointed Dr. Dalila Lewis as the new chief of pediatric neurology, making her the first woman + person of color to fill this position. Read the full announcement here.
Development ○ The S.C.Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) has recently added a 65-foot former shrimp boat to an artificial reef off the coast of Georgetown. The SCDNR typically deposits two to three large fishing boats, called trawlers, to the artificial reef system each year. Additional details about the structures can be found here. 🐠 (Post and Courier)
Did you know that major naval vessels carry a team of first responders called Damage Control (DC)? 🚢
During World War II, in both the Battle of the Coral Sea + Battle of Midway, DC teams aboard the USS Yorktown worked tirelessly to preserve the ship from several bombing attacks. They risked their lives to patch holes, put out fires and maintain electrical + ventilation systems, all in the midst of invasion.
Learn more about these fearless officers and their lasting impacthere. ⚓️
#DYK that your photo could be featured in our newsletter? Just use #CHStoday on social media.
ForVeterans ○ Veteran Food Assistance| Tues., Jan. 12 | 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Elks Lodge, 1113 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. | Free with valid military ID | At-risk + homeless veterans can stop by to receive 75 pounds of groceries.
TryThis ○ Comedy Night| Tues., Jan. 12 | 7 p.m. | Mex 1 (Sullivan’s Island), 2205 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island | $5 per seat | A show featuring some of Charleston’s most hilarious comedians
PlanAhead ○ Let’s Talk Influencer Marketing | Wed., Jan. 13 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Virtual | Free, Register | Presented by Infinity Marketing, this webinar focuses on the benefits of influencer marketing and how to identify potential influencers for your brand. Speakers include Shannon Kohn, Social Media Strategist, and Kendall Nicholson, Senior Media Specialist.Ⓟ ○ Junior League of Charleston’s A Gown Affair Goes Virtual| Fri., Jan. 15 – Thurs., Jan. 21 | 5 a.m.-5 p.m. | Virtual | $7 | Virtually shop new and gently used evening wear, wedding gowns and cocktail attire for a fraction of the retail price, including items from locally-owned Rhodes Boutique, Bella Bridesmaids Charleston and Maddison Row South. Ⓟ
Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in any mentioned events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.
MUSC Health staff began receiving the COVID-19 vaccine in mid-December | Photo via @MUSChealth
The highly anticipated COVID-19 vaccine is here –– and 4,875+ doses have already arrived at MUSC Health. But we’re not out of the woods yet. We still don’t know if the vaccine prevents transmission of COVID-19, and infectious disease experts are urging continued adherence to safety measures like wearing face masks in public, maintaining social distancing, and avoiding crowds.
Here’s a recap of the latest at MUSC Health:
○ Phase one of vaccine distribution has been underway since December, and is offered to healthcare workers who have direct contact with direct patient contact. Phase two is expected to begin early this year, + will include essential workers and high-risk patients.
○ Since November, MUSC Health has been using a new tool to treat COVID-19 patients: monoclonal antibody infusion. Read more about what it involves here.
○ Virtual screenings for COVID-19 are available at no cost – just be sure to use code COVID19 when you log in.
○ All of MUSC Health’s ambulatory and outpatient offices are open, and virtual visitswith primary care physicians + specialists remain available. For in-office visits, patients are required to wear a mask.