Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the College of Charleston

You’re a Black student at the College of Charleston, a minority on a campus of 10,000 students, and you need a haircut. Where do you go? The barbers and stylists patronized by your white classmates might not be adept at cutting your hair. You want to find other Black students who share your life experiences and understand what it means to be the only person who looks like you in a class, in your room or suite, or in a student club. The good news is, College of Charleston has a place for you.

Choosing A Funeral Home Can Be Hard: A Useful Guide To Help Make Your Selection

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When deciding on a funeral home for a loved one, there are many things to consider. When you begin looking for a funeral home to work with; make sure to take location, services, staff, reputation, price, and grief resources into account. To ensure the experience you want and need during this time, make sure to research many different funeral homes and keep the following things in mind before you decide.

Can I Get Federal Assistance To Help Pay For Funerals?

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When planning and paying for funerals, the cost can be an overwhelming expense for the family members of the lost loved one. There are many ways to lessen the financial responsibility of paying for a funeral. Many do not realize there are several programs in place to help families pay for the funerals of their loved ones.

Grieving the Loss Of A Pet

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Grieving the loss of a pet is one of the most difficult parts of life. Your pet is a beloved part of your family, and family loss is never easy. While there is no magical cure for navigating the difficult periods of grief, there are ways to keep our lost and beloved pets’ memory alive in our hearts after they cross the rainbow bridge.

The Many Benefits Of Being Prepared: Why You Should Write Your Will Early

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Discussing a will in advance may seem like an emotionally daunting task, but it’s a very important matter to discuss with your loved ones. Many people discuss a will before marriage and starting a family. Prior to having children and creating a life for them, it’s smart to have a will in place to protect your assets and assist your family. Playing a role in creating your own will leaves less room for disagreement amongst your loved ones and is a practical task to do as an adult.

The 2023 Southeastern Wildlife Exposition Has Announced This Year's Special Events Lineup

Approximately 40,000 people are expected to show up for the 41st edition of the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, a celebration of art and the outdoors that has drawn crowds from near and far since 1983. Scheduled for Feb. 17 through Feb. 19, SEWE will offer a wide range of events and activities highlighting the passion and expertise of more than 500 artists, exhibitors and wildlife experts.

Continuing Holiday Traditions That You Shared With Someone You've Lost

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The holiday season is upon us, and that means it’s time to continue our beloved holiday traditions that have been passed on to us by our loved ones. If you’ve lost someone close to you, the holidays can prove to be a difficult time. There are likely traditions and memories you’ve experienced with your lost loved one, and the holidays sometimes serve as a reminder of those wonderful times.

Page's Okra Grill Announces Plans to Expand with New Location and Catering Services

The Page family (Tony, Ashleigh, Courtney, and Chase) took the slow and steady route to culinary greatness, launching their restaurant in a smallish space on Mount Pleasant’s Coleman Boulevard in 2006 and moving to a larger building down the street five years later. Now, long after Page’s Okra Grill was established as one of the most popular eateries in the Lowcountry, its owners are about to take their recipe for success into other parts of the tri-county area and other aspects of the dining industry.

Riverside's Custom Builders Crafting a Legacy of Quality

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Over the past decade, Riverside has earned a place among the Lowcountry’s premier custom home communities, and for all the right reasons. Set on 545 stunning acres - half of which are permanently preserved – Riverside offers all the features and amenities of the Carolina Park master planned community. Today, it has become one of Mount Peasant’s most sought-after addresses and a showplace for stunning custom home designs.

Don't Leave At-Home Care Behind

One of the highlights of the year in South Carolina’s Upstate returns in mid-September and it’s a must-do for anyone who loves food, wine, and music. Now in its 16th year, euphoria is a unique four-day festival featuring a plethora of Michelin-starred chefs, exclusive tasting events, cooking demonstrations, wine seminars, multi-course dinners and live music concerts.

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition Announces 2023 Events

For more than four decades, the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition has signaled the beginning of what always promises to be a busy Charleston-area festival season. Visitors from across the country and around the world have flocked to the Holy City to be entertained, educated and amazed and to celebrate their passion for art and the natural world.

Carriage Properties market snapshot for 2022

If the last 12 months were the “new normal”, the next six months will be deemed “getting back to normal”. With the rapid rise in mortgage rates, the residential real estate market is catching its breath a bit. Metro Charleston is still seeing inventory levels below the pre-pandemic era, but agents and buyers alike welcome more inventory and a typical purchase process which includes inspections, due diligence periods, the ability to negotiate closing dates, etc. Sellers too are more attuned to real market pricing; especially as lending costs increase.

Luxury Assisted Living

At Liberty Senior Living communities, they recognize how much their residents value their freedom, dignity and family time. These values all come together beautifully for those that choose to live in one of Liberty Senior Living’s communities. They understand the importance of providing exceptional care for YOU or YOUR loved one.

Everything You Need to Know About Death Benefits and Burial Programs Available to Veterans

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With Veterans Day right around the corner, it’s of the utmost importance to acknowledge and respect the sacrifice that veterans have made for our country. Veterans are entitled to many benefits and programs from the federal government. Those benefits include free burial programs and funeral assistance for both veterans and their families as a way of paying respect and appreciation for their service to our nation.

New Patient-Focused Senior Care Advantage Program Transforming the Primary Care Industry

Palmetto Primary Care Physicians (PPCP), has recently launched their Senior Care Advantage of Palmetto Program, a new initiative that aims to create a valuable experience for senior patients. PPCP is excited to be one of the first groups in South Carolina to transition to “value-based” care. This new approach to healthcare focuses on overseeing the “total health” of the patient, rather than just treating the disease or health issue they are actively dealing with.

Save up to 50 Percent over the Big Three Mobile Providers with Xfinity Mobile

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Xfinity Mobile recently introduced new pricing for two and three lines of Unlimited – $30 per line – that can save customers up to 50 percent over AT&T, 45 percent over Verizon, and 25 percent over T-Mobile for two lines, with additional savings when you add more lines*. Pricing for Xfinity Mobile’s Unlimited plans are now $45/line for one line, and $30/line for two, three or four lines, and $20/line for additional lines. They are available nationwide for new or existing customers.

A Welcome Retreat - Horizons at Summers Corner, Lennar's Newest 55+ Community

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Horizons at Summers Corner by Lennar homes is a stunning new 55+ community coming to life amongst the live oaks of Summerville. Presenting the ultimate Lowcountry setting for an active lifestyle, residents will discover the secret that makes Horizons of Summers Corner unlike any other active adult community in the area – luxury amenities and thoughtfully designed homes tucked beautifully in a natural vista beyond compare in Summerville.

AARP South Carolina Introduces Their New State Director

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AARP recently named Charmaine Fuller Cooper as the next State Director in its South Carolina office, following a national search. Fuller Cooper holds a bachelor’s in political science from NC Central University and a master’s in public administration from NC State University. She has worked at AARP for nine years, most recently as Campaigns Field Manager, providing guidance and support for lobbying and advocacy tactics to nine state offices.

Choose Lake Country Living with Hunter Quinn Homes

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Gregory Pointe by Hunter Quinn Homes , located within the Deercreek at Wyboo community, is designed for those who seek lowcountry-inspired lifestyle in a location that can be deemed an “adventurer’s paradise”. Welcome home to Lakecountry. Based in Manning, South Carolina, just outside of the tri-county area; the Gregory Pointe community is an ideal place for those who want to be close to the Lowcountry yet enjoy a more peaceful, rural setting.

Can I Quit My Job While I Have a Pending Workers' Compensation Claim?

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The workers’ compensation attorneys at the Steinberg Law Firm hear this question multiple times a day. The answer can be complicated. In general, we advise injured workers against leaving their job in the middle of a workers’ comp case. However, each case is different, and we encourage anyone who is injured to reach out to an experienced work injury attorney for guidance. If you have a workers’ compensation case and quit your job, you risk losing some of your benefits, particularly as it relates to wages.

7 Steps to Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten

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Kindergarten is a special academic year for all kids: it’s the first in a child’s formal education. Yes, Kindergarten is a time to learn academic skills in the classroom, but there is also a great deal of learning to do in terms of how to behave in a classroom setting, how to contribute to the group, and how to come to school each day ready to learn.

Tips on Renting a Room in Your House

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If you have an extra bedroom in your house, you might want to consider making some extra money by renting it out. Taking on a renter has the potential to provide you with a steady income stream. It can also be a great way to have a person who can help pitch in with an extra set of hands around the house, or a person to converse with over a glass of wine every now and then at the end of a long day.

When a Workers' Comp Injury Needs an Attorney Experienced in Complex Cases

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Some workers’ compensation cases are straightforward: An employee is injured at work, and the system pays for his or her medical treatment, lost wages, and vocational rehabilitation, even if the injury was their fault. In cases like these, an attorney may be needed if there is a delay in benefit payments or medical treatment. Other cases, however, are much more complex, according to Adam Greene, an attorney at the Steinberg Law Firm.

Brand New Homesites. Same Great, Award-Winning Community.

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If you’re looking for an active-adult community with a diverse lifestyle program that delivers award-winning fun and personalized new homes, now is the time to tour Cresswind Charleston. “We’ve released a new neighborhood and have a wide range of homesites available. Choose the perfect view and the exact location you want. Then, select the home style and floorplan that best suit you and personalize it right down to the finishes and fixtures to make it your own,” explains Cresswind Charleston New Home Consultant, Christina Rollyson.

Hunter Quinn Homes' Build on Your Land

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Hunter Quinn Homes is a local hometown builder with a promise– to build quality experiences with and for the communities in which they build. Part of this promise includes evolving their business to include initiatives that cater to the needs of homebuyers who own land and are ready to build new. Hunter Quinn Homes’ introduced its Build on Your Land (BOYL) division, HQ HomeSights, in 2020, presenting a one-stop-shop for homebuyers with a vision for their home who seek to live outside of the traditional Charleston city and community life.

The Inn at Middleton: A Getaway Without Going Away

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Are you overworked, anxious, or overwhelmed by the stressors of these unusual times? Wouldn’t you love to find an oasis in your backyard – a staycation that transports you far away? Somewhere nestled in breathtaking natural surroundings and offering entrée into one of America’s iconic historic sites? Wouldn’t you love to spend a few nights in a place whose award-winning architecture melds the inside and outside worlds?

Three Summer Cocktails to Sip

Mex 1 Coastal Cantina is a Baja-inspired beach bar with locations in Sullivan's Island, West Ashley and Mount Pleasant and prides itself on providing an endless summer to customers year-round with craveable tacos and memorable margaritas. The restaurant’s main inspiration came from their surf trips down the Baja Peninsula, cruising down the Mex 1 highway, stopping along the way for light, fresh flavors at local cantinas.

Carolina Park Has Mastered The Art Of The Master-Planned Community

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With the warm days of summer fast approaching, Carolina Park continues to shine as the region’s premier master-planned community. Over the past ten years, the maturation of this remarkable 1,700 acre community has been nothing less than spectacular, and very much in keeping with the overarching vision established more than a decade ago.

Local Charleston Company Provides Top-Notch Production Quality For Any Event In The Lowcountry And Beyond

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AV Connections didn't reach the pinnacle of the audiovisual rental and event industry by remaining on the sidelines when the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way people were doing business in the Lowcountry and beyond. Instead, the Charleston-based company dipped into its innovation-based toolbox to find meaningful ways to help its clients hold their events efficiently, effectively, and, most importantly, safely.

What To Do When Your Child Has Been Injured

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Your top priority if your child is injured is to make certain he or she is OK and, if necessary, to seek medical treatment right away. Your next step, regardless of whether your son or daughter was involved in an automobile accident, bitten by a dog, or knocked off his or her bicycle by a car, should be to report the incident to the local police department.

The Importance of Grief Support

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Remembering your lost loved one’s anniversary can be a daunting day. This anniversary is typically a day of sadness and remembrance, but there are many ways that you can use this time to honor and pay respects to your loved one. Here are a few beautiful ways to keep your loved one alive in your mind and memory on this special day.

MOA Architecture Restores Historic Buildings - and Yours

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In Daytona Beach, Florida sits the very house from which South Carolina-born Mary McLeod Bethune, the daughter of slaves, executed a revolutionary idea -- establishing a college for Negro women in 1904 that developed into what is now Bethune-Cookman University’s foundation. The renowned educator, feminist and civil rights advocate was a woman ahead of her time.

Nephron Innovation

If your best friend decided to start a business, what would you want it to be? Something that contributes in a positive way to people’s health and well-being? An innovative company that attracts customers, expands continually, and creates jobs for hundreds of your neighbors? A fun place to work, led by a dynamic leader widely admired by everyone from employees to governors? A company recognized in its industry and its community for both its business and corporate citizenship practices?

Our Volunteers Make a Difference

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little help around the yard, it’s always a wonderful feeling to know someone is there to lend a hand. AARP stands behind this. As a non-profit organization that empowers people to choose how they live their lives as they age, their motto is “To serve, not be served.” Their team prides itself on assisting senior communities—and they couldn’t do it without the help of their generous volunteers.

Duke Energy's DE&I Programs

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At Duke Energy, diversity, equity and inclusion are more than just an attempt to show that the company is making an effort to build a diverse and talented workforce. Instead, DE&I is “a business imperative that is wired into how we power communities and run our business,” according to Duke Energy’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Cameron McDonald.

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