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7:58 am on Thursday April 3, 2014

Changes to sex-ed could become a reality in South Carolina schools

A South Carolina house panel has passed a bill that updates the state's 26-year-old sex education curriculum. Among other things it emphasizes abstinence and seeks to give kids more medically sound information.
6:58 am on Monday August 27, 2012

Number of homeless teens on the rise in area

Photo courtesy: North Strand Helping Hand David Palinksi, founder of Project Lighthouse, a "drop-in" center for teens and young adults ages 16-22 has seen a huge influx of homeless teens seeking assistance.  In a recent WPDE broadcast, Palinksi says...
1:44 am on Tuesday July 10, 2012

Number of births to moms on Medicaid falls in Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton counties

Flickr user Koffiemetkoek The number of moms in total — along with the number of teenage moms — who were relying on Medicaid fell across the region in 2011. In Beaufort County the number of moms giving birth while on Medicaid fell 10.2% to 862, and...
1:46 pm on Wednesday May 2, 2012

SWOG Kids Golf Camp at Charleston National Golf

It’s that time again! Registration for our kids summer golf camps at SWOG Charleston has begun! We have golf camps all summer for children and teens ages 4-16, located at the Practice Facility at Charleston National Golf Club. Enroll your children...
7:51 am on Saturday April 7, 2012

Croquet fundraiser to help out troubled teens

Submitted Participants at the 2011 AMIkids Beaufort croquet fundraiser at Brays Island — yes, you can bring your Victorian digs along. With needs ranging from new laundry facilities to a welding room, this year's AMIkids Beaufort croquet tournament...
4:09 am on Sunday February 26, 2012

A Prom Boutique to help teens get dresses; A call for donations from years past

Flickr user zokah_921 Update February 26: There's still time before the March 3rd event and the organizers are still looking for donations — drop off locations are below. First reporting: So the teens who might not otherwise be able to have a prom...
5:26 am on Friday February 3, 2012

SC teens pledge "W8 2 TXT" (Update: more details)

Flickr user Lisa Padilla Update 2/3/12: Yesterday, February 2, 2012, Socastee High School held a "W8 2 TXT" kick-off event.  Students heard from 20-year-old Ashley Marriah a texting while driving crash victim. Subway restaurant and Highway...
3:38 am on Wednesday January 25, 2012

Teen birth rate continues to fall in Beaufort County, S.C.

Flickr user Koffiemetkoek While the overall teen birth rate is the lowest it has been this century in Beaufort County, the birth rate for mothers between the ages of 15 and 17 has crept back up. In data presented by the S.C. Campaign to Prevent Teen...
12:17 pm on Saturday September 3, 2011

Teenage arrests down in Horry County, DJJ program to thank?

Flickr user gloomy50 This year, compared to 2008, there have been 500 less arrests of Horry County teens and some say its a  South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) program. WMBF News ran a special report Thursday, September 1st,...
9:05 am on Thursday June 16, 2011

Two more teens escape from behavioral health facility (update: DHEC to investigate)

Image by Flickr user .v1ctor.Update June 16: Department of Health and Environmental Control inspectors will be investigating the security breach that occurred on June 5th at Summerville's Palmetto Behavioral Health. DHEC hopes to discover exactly...