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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...

2014-05-16 12:23:04

GREENVILLE, S.C., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy Carolinas announced today it will build and operate a 750-megawatt natural gas-fired combined cycle plant at the existing Lee Steam Station site in Anderson County, S.C. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO The North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation will own 100 megawatts of the project. The decision to move forward with this project is part of a comprehensive, long-term plan to add new...

2014-05-15 23:03:20

Hackathon 4: The Pirates of Silicon Harbor is now accepting team entries for SPARC’s annual mobile app development contest in Charleston, SC. Charleston, SC (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 SPARC, currently ranked by Inc. 500 as America’s fastest-growing software company, has opened registration for Hackathon 4, its annual mobile application development competition. Hackathon 4: The Pirates of Silicon Harbor is now accepting registrations for teams who wish to compete in the two-day programming...

2014-05-15 16:27:39

The Advisory Board Company honors Nashville-based Accountable Care Organization and South Carolina-based health system with national awards for successful physician partnership WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MissionPoint Health Partners and Hospital Corporation of America's South Atlantic Division were selected from more than 900 hospitals nationwide to receive the 2014 Crimson® Physician Partnership Award presented today by The Advisory Board Company at its national Crimson summit...

2014-05-14 23:15:09

Version 5.5 supports two new hardware models, including one with AC wireless. Feature updates include more secure OpenVPN standards, better port forwarding, an improved quality of service interface, and better VPN accelerator integration. Simpsonville, South Carolina (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Sabai Technology today announced the release of an updated Sabai OS VPN Router firmware. Version 5.5 supports two new hardware models, including one with AC wireless. Feature updates include more secure...

2014-05-14 23:06:36

Storelli Sports, 110%, Apera Are First Three Clients For New Company Charleston, South Carolina (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Alchemy Global, the first crowdfunding platform in the Sports and Entertainment market matching accredited investors with growth companies, today officially announced Storelli Sports, 110% and Apera as their first three client companies on the Alchemy portal. The three established and fast-growing companies will use Alchemy’s platform to raise additional capital and...

2014-05-14 23:01:20

Dr. Arthur Bruce of Arthur L. Bruce, DMD & Associates, Pendleton, S.C. has been appointed to the Southern Regional Testing Agency (SRTA) and to the North East Regional Board of Dental Examiners (NERB). Pendleton, SC (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Dr. Arthur Bruce of Arthur L. Bruce, DMD & Associates, Pendleton, S.C. is excited to announce that he has been appointed to the Southern Regional Testing Agency (SRTA) and to the North East Regional Board of Dental Examiners (NERB). As a proud...

2014-05-12 23:00:46

Green sea turtle Eddie finds new home at Sea Life Aquarium in Grapevine, Texas. Charleston, SC (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 A threatened sea turtle found floating off the coast of South Carolina more than a year ago is getting a second chance at life. Eddie, a juvenile green sea turtle treated at the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program, can never be released back into the wild due to a buoyancy problem. Eddie is taking to the friendly skies and flying to a new home at the Sea Life...


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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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'