Aaron Budd joined the U.S. Marines right out high school. For more than nine years, he was stationed all over the world in a variety of jobs with the Marines – everything from working with the Secret Service on a presidential security detail to ensuring bombs actually detonated after being dropped on an area. Budd intended to retire from the Marines. But when doctors discovered he had a brain tumor, … Read More
Sponsored by: Palmetto Goodwill Parents are starting to review those back-to-school supply lists and thinking about the clothing, shoes, backpacks and more their children will need to start a new school year. This year, parents are expected to spend $501 on back-to-school shopping with the majority of that ($284) going to clothing, according to a Deloitte survey. For families who have multiple children, back-to-school shopping can add up quickly. Parents … Read More
Sponsored by: The Citadel With financial assistance often available to veterans under the GI Bill, many of them turn to college classes and continuing education as a way to transition to the civilian workforce. The Citadel offers its regular degree programs to veterans along with specialized resources, making it a good fit for veterans as well as active duty military. The Citadel has both day and evening programs for veteran … Read More
Sponsored by: The Citadel Henry Medlin was already doing some project oversight in his job with defense contractor SAIC, but thanks to his master’s degree in project management from The Citadel, he was promoted to a project management position. Medlin is now the task manager on the Common Submarine Radio Room project. When Medlin joined SAIC, a big selling point for him was that the company would pay for his … Read More
Almost everyone who buys a home finances the purchase with a mortgage. Mortgages allow people with ordinary incomes to secure home ownership by spreading the payments over a long period – typically 15 or 30 years. As with any large loan, lenders require evidence that the borrower will be able to meet its terms and pay the principal and interest. “The process of qualifying, and the various options available to … Read More
The first few years of life are incredibly important in setting children up for an independent and healthy life. According to the Child Development Institute, this is because the developing brain is more flexible, which allows it to easily create and repair new neural circuits for cognitive, motor and language skills. This is especially true for children with special needs and developmental delays. Luckily, thanks to places like Bright Start … Read More
After losing a spouse, child or close family member, it’s hard not to just crawl into bed and ignore the chiming doorbell or ringing phone. Eating a meal or taking a shower can be incredibly challenging, so the idea of carrying on a conversation with others seems like a monumental task. And while some alone time to deal with the initial emotion and shock is part of the grieving process, … Read More
Blog posts, videos, tweets, commercials, TV news, articles, Facebook posts, e-books and white papers - the amount of information created on a daily basis is mind-boggling. In fact, IBM reports that every day, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data, and 90 percent of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. To create and access all that information, people rely on electronic, … Read More
There are many options for financing a home purchase, but if you're a veteran, active military or reserve member, a Veterans Administration home loan can be one of the best benefits of a military career.The VA guarantees a portion of the mortgage, allowing private lenders to lend with greater confidence. The requirements and provisions of the VA home loan system are complex, and can confuse borrowers and lenders alike.So here … Read More
The Children's Museum of the Lowcountry is a place where caregivers can let the kids burn off some energy: where children can zip from activity to activity - crafting a masterpiece in the Art Room or filling their pint-sized shopping carts with pretend fruits and vegetables. But these activities are more than just fun ways to spend the day. Play-based learning is a proven key to early childhood brain development, … Read More
Over the last decade, Charleston has solidified its reputation as a Southern hub of technological innovation. From high-tech manufacturers to software startups, Charleston is on the cutting edge. It's home to more than 250 tech companies, and in 2015 was ranked the No. 1 mid-sized metro for millennials. Helping to fuel that technological boom - and the rapidly growing need for skilled workers - is the College of Charleston's Department … Read More
As populations surge and traffic concerns grow, transportation engineers are becoming increasingly interested in how roundabouts can keep traffic moving and cut down on accidents. Dimitra Michalaka, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The Citadel, has been researching select roundabouts in Beaufort, Berkeley, Horry and Charleston counties. Over the last three years, Michalaka and six students from The Citadel have looked at 49 roundabouts (collecting … Read More
Sponsored by: The Citadel It’s not uncommon for people to spend 10 or even 20 years in a particular career field and then decide to take an entirely new path. Sometimes they are military retirees, parents who want to re-enter the workforce after their children start school, or simply mid-career professionals looking for a change of pace and a way to make a difference. Those career changers often make … Read More
Cuba has made headlines quite a bit over the last two years. In December 2014, President Obama and Cuba’s President Raúl Castro announced a thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations. President-elect Donald Trump has promised to roll back what he says were one-sided concessions to the Castro regime that have not been reciprocated.
Sponsored by: Ashley Hall By: Jill S. Muti The question of single-gender education value was raised on the front page of The Post and Courier last fall in an informative story by Paul Bowers entitled, “Single gender success?” As the Head of School for Ashley Hall, South Carolina’s only independent all girls’ school, I feel the overwhelming need to share not only my personal experience but persuasive evidence in support … Read More
If you have been to the South Carolina Aquarium, you know that its exhibits and galleries are designed to take you on a journey from the mountains to the sea, exploring our state’s rich biodiversity and distinct geographical landscape. The Aquarium’s dedication to the species of South Carolina also includes the education of the people that populate, and visit, this state.