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South Carolina Focus brings you news stories and features from and about the Palmetto State. The program is a production of South Carolina Public Radio.

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South Carolina Focus brings you news stories and features from and about the Palmetto State. The program is a production of South Carolina Public Radio.

    Staying Safe in the South Carolina Sun

    Staying Safe in the South Carolina Sun

    South Carolina ranked first in the United States for child vehicular heatstrokes in 2018, and with Palmetto State temperatures reaching highs of 100 degrees during the summertime, heat exhaustion is a serious, life-threatening danger, and residents should know the signs of danger. Those who are especially vulnerable to the summer heat include young children, the elderly, and individuals who take anxiety and depression medication. Steve Shelton, the Medical Director for Emergency Management for

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    Finding Young Farmers to Bear the Heat and Carry the Pitchfork

    Finding Young Farmers to Bear the Heat and Carry the Pitchfork

    South Carolina's farming industry remains a stalwart economic engine. With approximately 25,000 farms over 4.9 million acres of land, the Palmetto State's agricultural community maintains its relevance in South Carolinians' day-to-day lives. In a changing world, though, South Carolina's farming industry still continues to face the same old problems that it has for years. A common denominator for a successful crop is the weather, and this equaled a negative for this year's summer produce crop in

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    Pretty Names and Eagle Killers: A Look at Invasive Plants in South Carolina's Freshwaters

    Pretty Names and Eagle Killers: A Look at Invasive Plants in South Carolina's Freshwaters

    South Carolina’s freshwater lakes and ponds are as vibrant as they come, full of pretty plants with pretty names like water primrose and water hyacinth. The only trouble is, these plants shouldn’t be here.

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    The Miss South Carolina Pageant Brings Positivity to the Contestants and Their Communities

    The Miss South Carolina Pageant Brings Positivity to the Contestants and Their Communities

    The Miss South Carolina Teen pageant was held June 28 th and the Miss South Carolina Pageant took place on June 29 th . However, the journeys of pagent contestants began long before and each one goes to great lengths to prepare for a statewide stage. Aside from the pageant night, contestants put in many hours behind the scenes in their communities. Most of the contestants’ work takes place off the stage as they give back to the communities that have helped them. And each contestant must develop

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    How the South Carolina Film Industry Stays Relevant Against Stiff Competition

    How the South Carolina Film Industry Stays Relevant Against Stiff Competition

    The film industry provides much needed economic impact for South Carolina, netting $61 million in revenue for the state in 2018. The revenue is generated through the South Carolina Film Commission, which provides a $15 million dollar annual subsidy to filmmakers. The subsidy is funneled to the state's film commission through the state's government. The goal of the subsidy, called film incentives, is to financially reward filmmakers for shooting in the Palmetto State, whether they are residents

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    South Carolina Moonwalker Recalls Historic Apollo Missions

    South Carolina Moonwalker Recalls Historic Apollo Missions

    A half-century ago, as the world watched in awe as Neil Armstrong took that "one small step" into history on the surface of the moon, a voice from Houston was his constant connection to humanity back on Earth. Earlier, however, as the landing craft neared its destination, that voice had called "60 seconds," to warn the Apollo 11 astronauts - Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins - that they had only one minute's worth of fuel to land, or they would have to abort the mission. That voice

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