Hey Charleston, Katie here. 👋 One of the things I love most about living in South Carolina – and Charleston specifically – is the rich history + legacy that have been left by so many distinct people.
Did you know that South Carolina has its own hall of fame that recognizes and honors 100+ men and women of the past + present who have made exceptional contributions to South Carolina’s heritage and progress?
TheSouth Carolina Hall of Fame(located in Myrtle Beach) is a nonprofit corporation funded in part by the state that was dedicated in 1973 by Gov. John C. West – who was inducted into the hall in 2002. It was signed into law as the state’s official hall of fame by Gov. Jim Hodges on Sep. 21, 2001.
Those eligible for induction include both SC natives who obtained recognition in or outside of the state and non-residents who made an impact within the state. Each year, a minimum of one living and one deceased citizen is inducted. Nominations are made by the Confederation of South Carolina Local Historical Societies (CSCLHS) and are judged and selected by the Board of Trustees.
This year, Charleston native and country star Darius Rucker was inducted along with artist, educator and museum director Dr. Leo Twiggs of St. Stephen, SC. The late Elizabeth Evelyn Wright(1872-1906) was also inducted to recognize her creation of the Denmark Industrial Institute (presently Voorhees College) – a school for African American youth.
Here are some notable inductees that are recognized for their legacy in Charleston:
Maude Callen (1898-1990); inducted in 1990 Florida native Maude Callen spent over 50 years serving poor, rural Berkeley County residents as a nurse + midwife with the Berkeley County Health Department. Life Magazine published a 12-page photo spread of her work in 1952, which collected $27,000 used to construct a clinic in Pineville, SC – the city in which she first began her healthcare work. Her service was recognized with the Alexis de Tocqueville Society Award from the United Way + the Jefferson Award of the American Institute for Public Service.
Donald Patrick “Pat” Conroy (1945-2016); inducted in 2009 Atlanta native and author Pat Conroy wrote his first book, “The Water is Wide,” after graduating from The Citadel with an English degree and working as a teacher. His autobiographical novel, “The Great Santini,” was adapted into a film starring Robert Duvall in 1979, and his most famous work, “The Prince of Tides,” became a movie in 1991 that earned seven Academy Award nominations. His works have earned numerous awards including the National Endowment for the Arts Award for Achievement in Education and the Order of the Palmetto.
Click the button below to read about eight additional inductees with ties to the Holy City – from America’s renowned “Swamp Fox” to the RiverDogs stadium’s namesake.
○ On XXXX, DHEC announced 1,654 new cases of coronavirus and 39 additional deaths in SC. That brings the total number of cases in SC of COVID-19 to 74,761, and the total deaths to 1,203.
○ Of those new cases, 190 were reported in Charleston County, 71 were in Berkeley County, and 78 werein Dorchester County.
○ One member of the community, Madison Tinkel, has expressed the difficulties of being deaf in public places with mask requirements. Tinkel urges individuals to take their time, be patient + be kind to those who may or may not have informed you that they are hard of hearing or deaf. (WCBD
○ Roper St. Francis Healthcarenurses are collecting iPad donations to help uplift the spirits of coronavirus patients who are unable to see their family + loved ones in person. Currently, there are 125 coronavirus patients across four area Roper hospitals + 121 patients utilizing home healthcare services. (WCSC)
○ The first reading of the Safe Restart plan for the upcoming school year was approved by Charleston County School District Board Members in a virtual meeting held on Monday. The district is asking parents to fill out the online interest form by Sun., July 26 before the final vote is made on July 27. (WCIV)
○ Popular gospel artist + Charleston native Jarell Smalls, who nearly died from COVID-19, is hoping his story of faith + battling the virus will help others understand the dangers of the infection. Read his story here. (The Post and Courier)
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CDC’s recommendations regarding public gatherings, we have decided to postpone public event coverage for the time being. We look forward to bringing you Charleston’s #MustDo events soon (until then, feel free to submit your virtual events
Viscous Biscuitis officially open in Summerville’s Nexton community at 206 Front St. This breakfast + brunch spot is serving up some serious biscuit dishes like The Crab Benny, The Ranchero + Shrimp and Grits.
Feast your eyes on their Instagram for delicious photos of breakfast sandwiches, fried green tomatoes + everything in between.
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NowOpen ○ Hey biscuit lovers, this one’s for you. Viscous Biscuitis officially open in Nexton Summerville at 206 Front St. This breakfast + brunch spot is serving up some serious biscuit dishes. Feast your eyes on their Instagram for delicious pics.
Job ○ E. Blackhurst(123 King St.) is hiring. Applications are accepted in store + online. Positions will include 10-20 hours/week+no experience needed.
Cause ○ East Cooper Community Outreachissued a challenge for 30 Lowcountry neighborhoods to host food drives through July and August to increase donations for local families in need. Learn more + sign up for the Neighborhood Food Drive here.(WCIV) ○ Local sporting goods shop Blue Sky Endurance(725 Coleman Blvd. #116, Mount Pleasant) created a public “Christmas in July” fundraising event benefiting the Charleston County Parks Genesis Project. Between July 25 and August 1, for every swimsuit purchased at the shop one will be donated to the Genesis Project pool, where a swim club is hoped to be established with additional proceeds.
ForKids ○ SCDNR is hosting a free virtual fishing workshop for families on Wed., July 29 from 5-6:30 p.m. Kids will learn basic skills on tying knots, rigging rods and reels, casting + fishing. Register here.
ForParents ○ As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, primary care physicians are seeing a concerning trend where parents are skipping well-child visits + scheduled vaccines. MUSC Health wants to remind parents they are open for in-person or online well-child visits. Click here for more details or schedule an appointment by calling 843-876-1818. Ⓟ
Award ○ PalmettoPride’s “Pickens County Volunteer” commercial has been named the 41st Annual Telly Awards Silver Telly Winner. The Telly Awards honor excellence in video + television, judged by leaders from video, television, streaming networks + production companies.
Biz ○ Mount Pleasant-based marketing + communications agency Trio Solutions Inc. (TRIO) will hold its 14th annual CreateAthon October 29-30, providing free advertising + marketing services to Lowcountry nonprofits for 24 hours straight. Learn more and apply here.
State ○ Walmart announced that the company has surpassed 266,000 veteran associate hires, with more than 7,500 of those hires in the state of South Carolina alone. Latrina McRae, an Army Reserve veteran, is celebrating her own 20th year with the company as Walmart celebrates this veteran-hiring milestone.
Deal ○ Every Wednesday throughSeptember 2, Mellow Mushroom will host “Way Back Wednesdays,” where the pizza joint will be offering online-ordered meal packages for $19.79(the year the company was established). Click here for more info, and here to find your nearest location. (Holy City Sinner)
Digs ○ Daniel Ravenel Sotheby’s International Realty recently releaseda new market reporton the state of real estate in Charleston. During the past quarter, they saw several weeks with the highest number of contracts in the history of our area. Sales figures have set records, even in the upper price points. The number of active MLS listings is currently under 4,000 – the lowest in years. Read: If you’re looking to sell, the time is now. More market updates here. Ⓟ
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