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FOCUS: Get facts straight on sex ed curriculum

By April L. Borkman, special to Charleston Currents | Almost 20 percent of South Carolina middle school students have had sexual intercourse, according to the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey This number only continues to increase as students enter and attend high school with 57 percent of high school students reporting being sexually experienced. While we have made abundant strides in reducing teen pregnancy rates in South Carolina over the past 20 years, South Carolina still ranks 11th for teen pregnancy nationally.

On Aug. 4, members of the Charleston County School Board’s Secondary Education Committee (SEC) will vote on a new sex education curriculum, which is called “Making Proud Choices” (MPC). It is an evidence-based, proven, effective and comprehensive sex education curriculum.

by · 07/27/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Good news
GOOD NEWS:  New station to start broadcasting Saturday

GOOD NEWS: New station to start broadcasting Saturday

Get ready for a new era of local radio when OHM Radio starts broadcasting 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at 96.3 FM on the radio dial.

by · 07/27/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
PHOTO:  Riding piggyback?

PHOTO: Riding piggyback?

Hanahan photographer Chuck Boyd was driving in Raleigh for a Rolling Stones concert when he did a double take after he saw what looked like a small car riding piggyback on top of a van. “Moments later, I saw it really was a transport truck hauling a load of cars to a dealership,” he wrote. “I caught it at just the right angle to create a silly illusion.”

by · 07/27/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Photos
July 27, full issue: Sex ed, Trump, world trade center

July 27, full issue: Sex ed, Trump, world trade center

In the July 27 issue, April Borkman corrects the record on a sex ed course; Andy Brack says voters should dump Trump; and Kyra Morris outlines why our World Trade Center Charleston is important. Also: OHM Radio to start broadcasting soon.

by · 07/27/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Full issue
CALENDAR, July 20+ Book Sale, shaking a leg, more

CALENDAR, July 20+ Book Sale, shaking a leg, more

For July 20 and beyond: Library book sale, shagging, back to school, more

by · 07/20/2015 · Comments are Disabled · calendar
LETTERS:  On Horne, mayor’s race

LETTERS: On Horne, mayor’s race

Hurrah for [state Rep.] Jenny Horne! She expressed the frustration what many of us white South Carolinians descended from slave owners felt about the flag flying on the Statehouse grounds.

by · 07/20/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Feedback
REVIEW: It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War

REVIEW: It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War

In It’s What I Do, Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario takes readers on assignment to refugee camps in Darfur, to the rugged hills of Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, and through her terrifying kidnapping in Libya.

by · 07/20/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
MYSTERY: Pink flowers may stump you

MYSTERY: Pink flowers may stump you

This shouldn’t be too hard for native Southerners, but who knows? What’s this pink flower? Please send your guess to editor@CharlestonCurrents.com and be sure to include your mailing address and contact information. Fourth correct guess wins tickets to a RiverDogs game or Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.

by · 07/20/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
GOOD NEWS:  Community raises concerns about carriage horses

GOOD NEWS: Community raises concerns about carriage horses

Thousands now say horses should not be used in Charleston to pull wagons, according to a News2 poll started Friday. As of 7 a.m. today, more than three in four votes said carriage horses shouldn’t be used, compared to 1,394 (21.4 percent) that approved of the practice.

by · 07/20/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
July 20, full issue: Action for unity; News not fit to print

July 20, full issue: Action for unity; News not fit to print

In the July 20, 2015, issue, mayoral candidate Maurice Washington discusses how thoughtful, considerate action can lead to more community unity. Editor Andy Brack outlines how some news is not fit to print. In Good News, community activists are saying more needs to be done to protect carriage horses in heat. There are two letters, a review and info about South Carolina’s Marshall Tucker Band.

by · 07/20/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Full issue