Biz ○ The South Carolina Ports Authorityreleased data that showed the month of August was the second highest month ever for imports, handling 208,837 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) + moving 116,248 pier containers. SC Ports President + CEO Jim Newsome claims that these numbers are encouraging. (WCIV)
ComingSoon ○ Groucho’s Deli is opening a new location at 1200 Queensborough Blvd. in the Queensborough Shopping Center in Mount Pleasant. The restaurant will take the place of a former Subway + include a drive-thru. 🥪 (Post and Courier)
Legacy ○ The Lowcountryis mourning the loss of Captain Wayne Magwood who docked his shrimp boat, the Winds of Fortune, on Shem Creek for decades. Magwood is remembered as a generous mentor, friend + businessman, amongst other strong attributes + will be missed. His obituary can be foundhere.(WCIV)
Award ○ On Sept. 11, South Carolina native Sergeant Major Thomas Paynereceived the Medal of Honor. In 2015, the Ranger rescued 70 hostages during a raid in Iraq. Read more about his story here. (WSPA)
Learn ○ Bread + Butterannounced its full lineup of TOAST(Teaching Others a Skill or Technique) online cooking classes, held every other Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., September 15 through December 15. Each class is donation based and open to the public. Click here to register for a future class.
Politics ○ Lawmakers will be discussing changes to the state budget in Columbia today, which the General Assembly will be setting two weeks + $500 million in shortfall revenue aside for. Also on the table for discussion is funding for lower paid state employees, specifically hazard pay bonuses. (WCSC)
Deal ○ Taco Tuesday at Pink Cactus(100A Spring St.) now includes an Al Pastor Taco + cold Tecate beer for only $6. Stop by between 3-6 p.m.every Tuesday to enjoy this happy hour special or any of the other delicious, traditional Oaxacan dishes + drinks on their menu. 🌮
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Correction ○ Last week when we reported the number of jellyfish stings in Charleston this year, we mentioned that you can report jellyfish stings to SCDHEC. While the agency provides information about jellyfish + stings, it is actually encouraged to contact local county parks or local authorities if you’d like, but is not required.
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.
The 1,045 ft long pier that was originally built in 1995 has run its course due to extensive damage to the wood by marine borers – aka tiny worms. With its replacement comes some major upgrades including additional covered fishing spots + a structure that will last 60+ years.
The pier will be closed for construction beginning Oct. 19 and is estimated to be completed in spring 2023.
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Visit SCDHEC’s website for full coronavirus data + stats, and here for daily positive COVID-19 cases + related deaths in South Carolina.
○ Many performing arts organizations throughout the Lowcountry are diligently working tocreate alternatives to the in-house shows that they have held in an effort to stay afloat during the financial strain that COVID-19 has brought upon the industry. It is estimated that $9.7 billion of the state’s economy can be attributed to the arts. (WCSC)
○MUSC Health has been selected to be included in a phase 3 trialfor a COVID-19 vaccine and 126 South Carolinians are currently enrolled. The study has a goal to enroll 30,000 people + all vaccines currently being used for the study will be injections. Read more about the trials here. (WPDE)
○ According to SCDHEC, priority will be given to frontline medical personnel + residents at nursing homes for the COVID-19 vaccines in the state. Recently, The CDC announced that plans to distribute a possible vaccine should start rolling out in every state at the beginning of November.(WCSC)
○ Last Friday, a proposed budget plan by lawmakers on the House Ways and Means Committee did not include hazard pay for school nurses who may have to conduct COVID-19 testing. Originally, on Sept. 1, Superintendent Molly Spearman recommended that her agency be granted permission to use unspent money from the CARES Act to provide $1.5 million to nurses in schools for their possible increased risk of being exposed to the coronavirus. Read more about the proposal here. (WCSC)
○ Mask wearing has become the new norm due to COVID-19. The CDC recommends wearing a mask when you’re in public and around people that are outside of your household. However, you still might have questions about proper mask wearing. MUSC Health Athletic Trainer Alecia Goodanswerscommon mask-related questions here. 😷Ⓟ
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