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When it comes to drinking alcohol during pregnancy, some women wonder: Is it OK to have one drink?

"I do get that question often," says David Garry, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at Stony Brook University Hospital. And, he says his answer is clear.

"N" is for Niernsee, John Randolph [1823-1885] and Niernsee, Francis McHenry [1849-1899]. Architects. John Niernsee was the principal architect for the design and construction of the South Carolina State House. His son Frank followed in his father's footsteps by finishing the interior of the State House and operating a successful architectural practice in Columbia. In 1855 the elder Niernsee came to take charge of the troubled new State House project, but his work stopped by the Civil War.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Concetta Maria Riva about the number of hours of sleep needed daily for school aged children and teens, with tips to establish good bedtime routines.  Dr. Riva is a Pediatric Sleep Specialist and Director of the Sleep Medicine Program at MUSC Children’s Health.

A Green Crowned Slug caterpillar.
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Don't try to touch any variety of slug caterpillars you may find. They sting!


South Carolina Military and Veterans

South Carolina has a rich military history, beginning in the Colonial Era. SC Public Radio offers news coverage, profiles, and histories of the state's military.

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Gov. Henry McMaster and members of the Tropical Storm Irma response team. Mon, Sep 11, 2017; 2:00 p.m.
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  At a 2pm briefing at the SCEMD command center, Governor Henry McMaster and his team addressed wind damage, road closures, shelter availability, flooding, and other concerns as Tropical Storm Irma makes its way through South Carolina.

"We are very proud of the way citizens have responded to our urgings and warnings, and information. This has been a plan that has gone according to the way it was devised." Governor McMaster said.

Rain, Flash Flooding Possible with Tropical Storm Irma

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As Tropical Storm Irma continues to affect South Carolina, residents should pay close attention to weather conditions throughout the state. The National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center predict that T.S. Irma could produce three to six inches of rain along with wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour. Flooding is possible in low-lying areas that are normally prone to flood.

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The Yankee Plague: Escaped Union Prisoners and the Collapse of the Confederacy

During the winter of 1864, more than 3,000 Federal prisoners of war escaped from Confederate prison camps into South Carolina and North Carolina, often with the aid of local slaves. Their flight created, in the words of contemporary observers, a "Yankee plague," heralding a grim end to the Confederate cause. In The Yankee Plague: Escaped Union Prisoners and the Collapse of the Confederacy (2016, UNC Press) Dr. Lorien Foote, of Texas A&M University, looks at Union soldiers' flight to...

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Stories of people and communities going about the work of recovery from the floods of 2015.