Eastern black rail gets federal protection under Endangered Species Act

Good News Notes: “The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday it will list the eastern black rail as a ‘threatened’ species under the Endangered Species Act, a move that gives the elusive bird new protections in South Carolina and other states where populations have declined or disappeared altogether. Nicknamed the ‘feathered mouse,’ the eastern…

Local NFL Stars Donate Medical Supplies To Berkeley Family Practice

Good News Notes: “As the battle against the coronavirus wears on, two local football stars are doing their part to aid in the fight.  Cousins, Andre and Bruce Ellington, donated N95 respiratory masks Friday and provided lunch to the staff of Berkeley Family Practice, LLC.  Andre along with other family members delivered the donations personally while…

High-tech devices help NFL teams keep players safe, in shape

Good News Notes: “Darius Leonard works relentlessly at his rural South Carolina home to prepare for another football season. He’s also wary of pushing too hard, knowing a minor injury could become a major setback given the dearth of medical experts in his area. So when in doubt, the Indianapolis Colts star confers with his coaches,…

Everyday Hero: Bill Dunleavy | WCBD News 2

Good News Notes: “It seems to be a rite of passage for thousands of people. We’re talking about the Polar Bear Plunge that happens on News Years Day. The plunge is where you jump into the ocean and “wash away” the past year and getting ready for the new year.” “For the last 18 years,…

Ship believed to be lost in Bermuda Triangle in 1920s, found off St. Augustine’s coastLost in the Bermuda Triangle. That’s what people thought happened to one ship that vanished in the 1920s. However, scientists have just determined that the old ship is actually on the ocean floor just off of St. Augustine. The ship was called the Cotopaxi. It was a 250-foot-long cargo steamship that sailed from Charleston, South Carolina, heading for Havana in 1925. “

Good News Notes: “Lost in the Bermuda Triangle. That’s what people thought happened to one ship that vanished in the 1920s. However, scientists have just determined that the old ship is actually on the ocean floor just off of St. Augustine.  The ship was called the Cotopaxi. It was a 250-foot-long cargo steamship that sailed…

Missing Ridgeland toddler found safe in wooded area

Good News Notes: “A 3-year-old missing for several hours Friday has been found safe, according to the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office. Jizmar Clayclark went missing in the area of Carters Mill Road around 5:45 p.m. Authorities believed he might have been with his dog. The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office and Ridgeland Police Department began looking…

Gamecock “Teddy Bear Toss” sees thousands of bears donated to charity

Good News Notes: “At halftime of the South Carolina-Duke women’s basketball game, fans participated in the Gamecock ‘Teddy Bear Toss.’” Fans were asked to bring stuffed teddy bears to throw on to the floor at Colonial Life Arena. Those bears would then be donated to local charities.  Fans in attendance went above and beyond for…