'Stories Are How we Make Sense of the World. They Are How we Transmit our Beliefs and Traditions.'

Real News. A Real Difference. Tony Bartelme in Africa seeking patients of Emanuel Mayegga, a student of Dr. Dilan Ellegala. Tony traveled to Tanzania in 2010 to cover the story of Dr. Ellegala, an MUSC neurosurgeon performing and teaching brain surgery in one of the poorest and most remote places in Africa. The series was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize. By Tony Bartelme Special Projects Reporter, The Post and … Read More

Health Care is Complex and Difficult to Write About, but a Topic That is Vitally Important.

Real News. A Real Difference. In this file photo from 2016, Dorothy Hogan stands outside the room of her son Jim Connor who was in the ICU at Roper Hospital battling esophageal cancer. Lauren Sausser shared his story, shining a light on the many challenges faced by low-income people trying to get life-saving care without health insurance. Jim died Sept. 28, 2016. By Lauren SausserHealth Editor, The Post and Courier … Read More

'That's Why I do This Job. I Want to Improve our Community and State.'

Real News. A Real Difference: Carol Armstrong suffered a brutal attack that left her with a severe brain injury, blind in one eye, confined to a wheelchair and paralyzed on the left side of her body. Above her husband, James, lays his head on her shoulder in this file photo from 2002. Jennifer Berry Hawes’ story about Carol resulted in an outpouring of support from the community. By Jennifer Berry … Read More

Words Have Power to Effect Change for the Greater Good

Real News. A Real Difference: Jenna Henson Black (right) is overcome with emotion and is comforted by Safe Harbor Executive Director Becky Callahan during the opening of the new Oconee County women’s shelter. Black has been raising money for the shelter since 2004 after she fled her abusive husband of 18 years. Glenn Smith was part of a team of reporters that worked on “Till death do us part,” a … Read More

How Social Media Can Give Your Business a Boost

With more than 2.3 billion active users and more than 1.9 billion mobile users globally, social media presents a huge opportunity for brands. In fact, 83 percent of all marketers say they use social media as part of their marketing efforts. If you're a business owner, you probably have a Facebook page and maybe even a Twitter account. But are you actually using social media to its full advantage? Here … Read More

How to Make Search Marketing Work for Your Business

The internet has changed every aspect of our world, including advertising and marketing. Today, it's not enough to rely on traditional print or even TV ads - you need to be seen in the digital space to reach a modern audience. And the best way to be seen on the internet? Search engine marketing. Also known as "paid search," SEM refers to ads purchased on search engines in order to … Read More