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2014-05-02 16:24:35

CHARLESTON, S.C., May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- May is National Stroke Awareness Month. According to the American Stroke Association, this ailment is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., and approximately 795,000 people experience a stroke each year. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140502/83794 "With stroke being the number one cause of adult disability, building awareness in our communities is imperative," said Derek Bullard, founder of Already HomeCare, an...

2014-05-01 12:37:04

CHARLESTON, S.C., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) today announced the appointment of Jerry Vevon as vice president of the Enterprise Information Technology Solutions (EIS) business division. Vevon will be responsible for guiding strategic initiatives in the areas of software engineering, enterprise IT operations, cyber security, advanced technologies and IT training. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140501/82982 Mr. Vevon has 35 years of experience in...

2014-05-01 08:23:03

South Carolina dealership home to efficient Honda hybrid FLORENCE, S.C., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- If changing the way that hybrid automobiles are engineered can be considered simple, then the execution of Honda's goal for the 2014 Accord Hybrid must have seemed rather straightforward. Tasked with an assignment that would marry the traditional driving dynamics of a Honda Accord with electric power, the minds behind the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid achieved something truly...

2014-04-30 23:23:54

Dr. Myo Nwe, renowned weight loss expert and founder of Ace Medical Weight Loss Center encourages the participants of her weight loss program to serve and eat healthy meals with ease. Rock Hill, South Carolina (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Not everyone is a trained chef. But when it comes to cooking for oneself or the whole family, being able to serve a nutritious healthy meal is a priority. “You don’t have to be a trained chef to cook healthy meals,” says Dr. Myo Nwe, weight loss...

2014-04-30 16:26:43

COLUMBIA, S.C., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of South Carolina Press is proud to announce the forthcoming publication of a new memoir by James E. Clyburn entitled, Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black. In moving and personal prose, the civil rights activist, South Carolina political icon and confidant to President Barack Obama describes his rise from the Jim Crow-era South to become, as President Obama describes him, "one of a handful of...

2014-04-29 12:23:22

Beach Mazda provides consumers with new Mazda in Columbia, S.C. MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- When car shoppers start their search for a new Mazda in Columbia, S.C. they turn to the professionals at Beach Mazda. The Mazda dealership in South Carolina offers the greatest deals around on a new Mazda and the best possible customer service, as well as a professionally trained service department that can handle all types of auto repair. With help from Beach...

2014-04-28 23:01:52

David G. Wolff recognized by South Carolina Super Lawyers Columbia, South Carolina (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 Barnes Alford is pleased to announce that David G. Wolff has been selected for recognition in the 2014 edition of the “South Carolina Super Lawyers” magazine. Mr. Wolff was selected to the Super Lawyers list in the Real Estate category. Mr. Wolff currently serves as a Managing Partner of the firm. His practice is devoted to real estate, banking and corporate matters, with...

2014-04-25 23:09:50

NaphCare, Inc., an independent partner to correctional facilities nationwide for innovative healthcare management and technology solutions, has been awarded a new five-year contract to provide comprehensive healthcare services for the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Bennettsville, South Carolina. Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 “Our entire team has worked hard to foster a strong and positive relationship with the FCI to pursue our mutual goal of managing each and every...

2014-04-25 23:06:07

Eleven Collins & Lacy, P.C. attorneys recognized by Super Lawyers. Columbia, South Carolina (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 Eleven Collins & Lacy, P.C. attorneys spanning the firm’s four statewide offices have been named 2014 South Carolina Super Lawyers® and South Carolina Rising Stars® in 11 different practice areas. “Collins & Lacy’s selection in this prestigious listing is exciting for both our firm and clients,” said Managing Partner Mike Pitts, who is a repeat...

2014-04-25 23:02:47

World Renowned Deep Sea Explorer Dr. Robert Ballard to Receive Environmental Stewardship Award Charleston, SC (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 World-renowned deep-sea explorer Dr. Robert Ballard will receive the South Carolina Aquarium Environmental Stewardship Award on Thursday, May 8, 2014. The eighth Annual South Carolina Aquarium Conservation Gala, taking place on Liberty Square in Charleston, S.C., recognizes individuals that have worked to protect the environment and our oceans. Dr. Ballard...


Latest South Carolina Reference Libraries

Francis Marion National Forest
2014-01-20 10:46:46

The Francis Marion National Forest can be found north of Charleston, South Carolina. It’s named for revolutionary war hero Francis Marion, who was known to the British as the Swamp Fox. It lies completely within the Middle Atlantic coastal forests ecoregion. This national forest is contained completely in the counties of Charleston and Berkeley and is 258,864 acres in size. The forest contains the towns of Huger, Jamestown, McClellanville, and Awendaw. Charleston offers emergency...

Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp
2013-09-16 09:53:35

The Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp is a cryptid, believed to inhabit the swamplands of Lee County, South Carolina, as well as the sewers and abandoned subways in the surrounding towns. It is described as a reptilian humanoid around seven feet tall. It is muscular, covered with dark hair and his feet, hands, and face has scaly lizard-like skin. It has three toes on each foot and three fingers on each hand. It is considered to be extremely strong and may have a spiked tail. The first...

Congaree National Park
2013-04-18 00:18:43

Congaree National Park is located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. The park holds 26,546 acres and the largest area of old growth forest in the United States. The establishment of the park began in 1969, when a group of conservationists began a grass roots movement to save the forested area from falling into the hands of private owners. Congress established Congaree Swamp National Monument in 1976, protecting it from loggers and in 1983, the area was designated as an International...

2012-04-02 13:41:45

Glyptotherium is an extinct genus of mammal related to the armadillo. Glyptodontids lived about 4.1 to 1.5 million years ago. It is believed this genus was wiped out by climate change or perhaps early human interference, although there is no direct evidence of humans preying on them. Species of this genus thrived in tropical and subtropical regions of Florida, South Carolina, Texas, and Arizona. The genus was named in 1903, and assigned to the family Glyptodontinae in 1995. Like its...

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2006-09-25 15:21:14

The Ostrich, Struthio camelus, is a flightless bird native to Africa. It is the only living species of its family, Struthionidae. Ostriches occur naturally on the savannas and Sahel of Africa, both north and south of the equatorial forest zone. Other members of this group include rheas, emus, cassowaries and the largest bird ever, the now-extinct Aepyornis. Six subspecies are recognized: S.c. australis in Southern Africa S.c. camelus in North Africa. S.c. massaicus in East Africa. S.c....

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.