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2014-05-23 23:01:32

The South Carolina Aquarium Adds Three Male Nurse Sharks to the Great Ocean Tank Charleston, S.C. (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 Today, a team of more than 15 South Carolina Aquarium staff moved three large male nurse sharks into the Aquarium’s 385,000-gallon Great Ocean Tank. Two of the sharks are 7-feet long and weigh approximately 200 pounds; the third shark is nine-feet long and weighs approximately 250 pounds. They join 750 animals in the Great Ocean Tank, bringing the total number of...

2014-05-23 08:20:31

New and used Mazda now available near Conway, S.C. MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- For many car shoppers in South Carolina, there is only one place they go to when they start shopping for a new car, Beach Mazda near Conway, S.C. One of the premiere Mazda dealerships in the area, Beach Mazda has a long history of being the area's top choice for drivers who are looking for the best deal and incredible service. When consumers start their search for a new Mazda...

2014-05-22 23:09:09

In advance of the 2014 Book Expo America (BEA), BiblioBoard® announced additional publishers added to their PatronsFirst™ mobile platform. Charleston, South Carolina (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 In advance of the 2014 Book Expo America (BEA), BiblioBoard® announced additional publishers added to their PatronsFirst™ mobile platform. BiblioBoard is constantly adding content to their platform, and it now has over 5 million pages of curated content and over 125,000 eBooks. Launched in...

2014-05-22 23:06:50

SELF-e™ will allow self-published authors to connect with public libraries and their patrons. Charleston, South Carolina (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 In advance of the 2014 Book Expo America (BEA), BiblioBoard® and Library Journal have partnered to launch SELF-e™, an innovative eBook discovery service connecting self-published authors with public libraries and their patrons. Using SELF-e’s submission portal, authors can submit their self-published eBook(s) directly, and Library Journal...

2014-05-21 23:04:05

BoomTown Employees Support Google CS First Program in Neighborhood School Charleston, S.C. (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 BoomTown is thrilled to work with Google CS First to help expose the fundamentals of software development to middle school students in the company’s own neighborhood at Burke Middle High School. With the current surge in Charleston’s software industry, it is often a struggle for growing companies to find qualified local talent. CS First and BoomTown recognize that in order...

2014-05-21 16:29:23

Tinian Communications selected to provide low voltage services for a Class A, 850 bed student housing property servicing University of South Carolina attendees AVENTURA, Fla., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tinian Communications has been selected to provide all low voltage services to the Hub at Columbia, SC, a Class A, 850 bed student housing property servicing University of South Carolina attendees. Services provided by Tinian communications will include TV, Internet, Wifi, Access...

2014-05-19 23:01:20

Celebrate Terrific Turtles from the Land, Streams and Sea Charleston, S.C. (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 What better way to honor one of the most endearing and symbolic animals of America's native wildlife than joining the South Carolina Aquarium for World Turtle Celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 24-25, 2014. Turtle-riffic activities include:     See many turtle species as you journey through more than 60 exhibits inside the Aquarium     Visit...

2014-05-19 16:22:15

BEAUFORT, S.C., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 59(th) Annual Beaufort Water Festival returns to the historic city's Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park from July 18 to July 27, 2014. This year's festival features concert performances by country singers Eric Paslay and Craig Morgan, and Fripp Island resident and S.C. native Marjory Lee. The festival begins with a bang on Friday, July 18, with music from the Parris Island Marine Band and a fireworks show. Opening weekend festivities (July 18...

2014-05-19 12:30:18

Doubles network capacity, faster peak speeds in more markets to enhance wireless service for customers GREEENVILLE, S.C., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless has expanded its newest technology - known as XLTE - to more South Carolina locations to boost 4G LTE network capacity and enhance high-speed services for customers. More than half of Verizon's 4G LTE 500-plus markets have been enhanced with XLTE, with more scheduled to be completed by the end of the year. XLTE...

2014-05-16 23:00:51

Excitement Builds As 15 Young Swimmers Prove They Should Be the First to Ride the All New Water Slides at Carowinds Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 After 36 weeks of instruction, 15 enthusiastic swimmers ages five to ten years old will take their final swim assessment on Tuesday, May 20 at the University City YMCA. Upon successfully demonstrating their skills, the children will be among the first riders on the all-new Dorsal Fin Drop and Surfer’s Swell slides, currently under...


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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