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A rusty cannon ball and three tins found inside time capsule buried beneath the John C. Calhoun monument that once stood in Charleston's Marion Square.  The stone capsule is thought to have been buried during the 1850s.  It was opened February 25, 2021.
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A moment long awaited has many, well, still waiting.

What's inside a 1,000-pound, stone, time capsule unearthed from beneath a former monument of John C. Calhoun?

This much we know.  Archeologists have found a rusty cannon ball and three tins.

But like nesting dolls, what's inside those tins requires more opening.

SC Ports Authority

South Carolina’s ports are one of its’ major economic engines with over a $63 Billion impact on the state’s economy each year.

In an effort to maintain the Port of Charleston’s competitiveness with other east coast ports, the State Senate this week approved a resolution authorizing the state to borrow up to $550 Million to allow the S.C. Ports Authority to complete the new Hugh K. Leatherman terminal on the Cooper River.

De-escalating Disability explores the intersectionality of autism, race, policing.

On this fourth installment, we take a closer look at policing in South Carolina, speak with the head of the state's criminal justice academy, and hear what others on the frontline of the law are doing to improve relations with the communities they serve.

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This edition of the South Carolina Lede for February 23, 2021, features: a look at the national abortion debate and what the future may hold for South Carolina's now-blocked "fetal heartbeat" law; information about a new rental and mortgage assistance program available in the state; the importance of self-care during the pandemic; and more.

Photo of the music for "Lift Every Voice and Sing"
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The song "Lift Every Voice and Sing" has long been regarded within the African-American community as the Black national anthem. Its lyrics reflect a life of struggle, but also perseverance and faith. Many, like Army veteran Harrison Jenkins, first learned the song in church and/ or grade school.  By the time time he was in highschool, the Berkeley County native was singing the song as a member of the school's chorus- where it was mandatory to learn the song in its entirety.

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The 369th Infantry Regiment served on the front lines for 191 days during World War I, longer than any other American unit. In that time, the Soldiers of the regiment, known as the "Harlem Hellfighters," never gave up any ground it captured.
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The Beginnings of Black Activism in South Carolina

After World War I, Black South Carolinians, despite poverty and discrimination, began to organize and lay the basis for the civil rights movement that would occur after World War II. Dr. Bobby Donaldson of the University of South Carolina talks about the efforts by black South Carolinians to obtain justice and civil rights during a time of economic collapse and political change. - Originally broadcast 01/31/20 - News and Music Stations: Fri, Feb 26, 12 pm; Sat, Feb 27, 7 am
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The FBI has singled out an individual seen on a video of the Jan. 6 insurrection spraying law enforcement officers, including a Capitol Police officer who died from injuries sustained while defending the building, according to a law enforcement official.

Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick was injured while fending off the mob of Trump supporters who attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. He died the following evening from his injuries.

The Justice Department opened a federal murder investigation into his death.


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The U.S. has carried out an airstrike in Syria against an Iranian-backed militia target. The move appears to be in response to a series of rocket attacks against U.S. targets in Iraq.

Before Jan. 6, 18-year-old Bruno Cua was best known in his small town of Milton, Ga., as a great builder of treehouses. These were big, elaborate creations with ladders and trapdoors and framed-out windows. They were so impressive, neighbors paid Cua to build them for their kids.

Listen to the latest afternoon headlines from South Carolina Public Radio for Friday, February 26, 2021

Updated at 5:42 p.m. ET

Some Democratic lawmakers on Friday sought justification from the Biden administration for Thursday's airstrikes in Syria, marking the first significant test of President Biden's military approach.

Each week, we answer "frequently asked questions" about life during the coronavirus crisis. If you have a question you'd like us to consider for a future post, email us at with the subject line: "Weekly Coronavirus Questions."

With concerns rising about more transmissible variants, I've been reading a lot about double masking. But are there other ways to improve mask fit? What about mask braces and mask tape? And do I need to shave my beard?!

More than 500,000 people have died in the U.S. from COVID-19 since the pandemic hit this country and the world just over a year ago. NPR is remembering some of those who lost their lives by listening to the music they loved and hearing their stories. We're calling our tribute Songs Of Remembrance.

In a unanimous 22-0, a panel of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration recommended that the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson be authorized for emergency use in adults during the pandemic.

The vote in favor of the vaccine, which requires only one shot for protection, was taken to answer this question: Do the benefits of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine outweigh its risks for use in people 18 years of age and older.

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Rudy offers some advice on making a friendly place in your yard for polinators and birds.


Just because the impeachment trial is done, it doesn't mean the story of what happened on January 6 in the nation's capital is over. This week in both House and Senate hearings, police officials who were at the Capitol that day were questioned about it.


YOGANANDA PITTMAN: We know that the insurrectionists that attacked the Capitol weren't only interested in attacking members of Congress and officers.

CORNISH: Here's Yogananda Pittman, acting chief of the U.S. Capitol Police.


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