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6:34 am on Monday May 27, 2013

South Carolina veterans waiting longer for VA benefits

South Carolina's veterans are now facing a new enemy at home — long wait times for their disability claims. The waiting times started increasing in 2010 when U.S. troops were withdrawn from Iraq causing a dramatic uptick in first-time filers.
8:02 am on Wednesday March 13, 2013

Wounded veterans to cycle through Charleston area this week

Some 30 injured war veterans will perform a three-day Wounded Warriors Lowcountry bike tour to raise awareness. Areas include the Isle of Palms, Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant, Moncks Corner, the Ravenel Bridge, and The Citadel.
4:04 am on Wednesday March 13, 2013

Wounded veterans to cycle through Charleston area this week

Image by USMC Wounded Warrior Regiment Some 30 injured war veterans will perform a three-day Wounded Warriors Lowcountry bike tour to raise awareness. Areas include the Isle of Palms, Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant, Moncks Corner, the Ravenel ...
12:44 am on Sunday September 9, 2012

Local completes coast-to-coast ride for homeless veterans

Flickr user Caveman Chuck Coker The route went to California and back. Today, September 9, Dwight Hora returns home to Beaufort after a month-long 9,000-mile journey to raise money and awareness to build houses for homeless veterans. Hora, a...
1:51 am on Wednesday December 7, 2011

$5 million expansion to help the mental health of returning vets

On Monday the Charleston VA hospital opened a new $5.5 million dollar, 7,000-square-foot addition, the Veterans Enrichment Center that aims to help the mental health of returning veterans. The Post and Courier has a nice written report and Live 5...
6:03 am on Friday November 11, 2011

CARTA providing free service for veterans on November 11th

Image by TheDigiteThe Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority will be showing their appreciation to the military and its veterans this Friday, November 11th.  For the observation of Veterans Day, CARTA will provide free rides for any...
3:45 am on Friday November 11, 2011

Veterans Day events round-up

photo by flickr user Josh LeClair Veterans Day is upon us and it is our honor to celebrate those who have served or are actively serving in the military.  We thank you for your willingness to protect our freedom. There are many events, discounts,...
2:50 pm on Tuesday March 1, 2011

Charleston man kicks off his charity coast to coast run

Ed Roshitsh answering questions the night before his big adventureIn support of veterans who have been killed or injured in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, Charleston's Ed Roshitsh is running 2,500 miles across America. Roshitsh's run began today at...
5:43 am on Sunday November 14, 2010

Meet the iBot enhanced wheelchair, and locals that worry about its loss

Flickr user jbrownell The stability of the chair is often shown off. Think of an iBot as a Segway meets wheelchair. Not only can it lift occupants by balancing on its hind wheels it can also do impressive things like move up stairs and simply do...
4:58 am on Thursday November 11, 2010

Thank You

11/11 is a day to appreciate those who have dedicated and sacrificed their lives to defend our country.  Whether they fought in the Civil War hundreds of years ago in your own back yard, or were discharged yesterday, these brave individuals should...

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