Oxygen - of all the things we put in our bodies, it is by far the most important. If it weren't for oxygen, we'd cease to exist. It's definitely a good thing, then, that we can find oxygen all around us. Oxygen fuels our cells and gives our bodies the basic building blocks we need to survive. It helps us heal, and when we're stressed, taking a few deep breaths can help us calm down. But did you know the oxygen you're breathing right now is only about 21% pure?
That begs the question: What if we could breathe air that has 100% pure oxygen? As it turns out, Better Life Carolinas provides exactly that with our hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). And while the name sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, the technology and benefits are real.
A wise person once said that oxygen under pressure equates to pure health. In some ways, that explains hyperbaric oxygen therapy in a nutshell. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) or hyperbaric chamber therapy is a revolutionary treatment where a patient relaxes in a comfortable chamber filled with 100% pure oxygen.
HBOT was initially used early in the 1900s and was later used in the U.S. to treat decompression sickness, which affects scuba divers. Today, hyperbaric chamber therapy is used by people from all walks of life, from businesspeople and athletes to blue-collar workers and stay-at-home moms.
During HBOT, the air pressure in the hyperbaric chamber is ramped up two or three times higher than typical air pressure. This increased pressure allows your body and lungs to absorb and gather higher amounts of pure oxygen - much more than you would be able to inhale, even if you were breathing pure oxygen.
If you're looking for an effective, efficient alternative to invasive procedures or heavy pharmaceutical medications, using a hyperbaric chamber in Clover, SC is worth considering. Over the last few years, HBOT has exploded in popularity. More and more people are choosing to use hyperbaric chambers for certain conditions and ailments because they don't require surgery and have no serious side effects.
During hyperbaric therapy treatment, air pressure in the chamber is ramped up so that it is many times higher than ambient air. This increased pressure compresses the breathable oxygen inside the hyperbaric chamber, which you breathe into your body by way of your lungs and skin. The air is then circulated throughout your body via your own bloodstream.
When this pure oxygen is distributed in your body, it saturates your organs, tissues, blood, and spinal cord fluid. It even settles into areas of your body where circulation may be poor or blocked. Like powerful jumper cables, this potent oxygen jump-starts your body's cellular regeneration processes, significantly decreasing harmful inflammation.
This increase in pure oxygen and decrease in inflammation is used to treat many different types of conditions and illnesses, including:
When it comes to common uses for hyperbaric chambers, treatment for sports-related injuries is near the top of the list. Trusted by athletes of all persuasions across multiple sports, hyperbaric chamber therapy has helped countless men and women recover from common issues like fractures, sprains, and compartment syndrome. In fact, studies show that hyperbaric therapy for athletes may work just as effectively as traditional therapy when used as part of a recovery program to achieve the highest healing potential.
That's because competition, training, and recovery go hand in hand. To help with the rigors of high-level sports, HBOT oxygenates muscles, boosts immune systems, and speeds up recovery time for injuries. HBOT cuts down on recovery time by boosting your body's self-healing processes. That, in turn, promotes cell regeneration, which helps encourage tissues and muscles to mend organically, lessening scarring.
When a person has a stroke, blood flow to their brain is disrupted, most often by a major artery blockage. This causes a lack of blood flow, which manifests very quickly, and results in dead brain tissue or hypoxia. When untreated, the blocked artery causes a litany of damage which usually gets worse over time.
While it's impossible to say how much salvageable tissue is lost in the time after a stroke, hyperbaric chamber therapy may help boost cell reproduction and provide oxygen to tissue that died due to lack of blood flow. The non-functioning cells around the damaged tissue area cause much of a person's post-stroke issues. If HBOT can help bring life back to dead cells, the stroke victim could regain lost functionality.
Over the years, many studies have shown promising results when patients use hyperbaric chambers for stroke recovery. In fact, a study conducted in 2013 by Tel Aviv University's Dr. Shai Efrati showed without a doubt that high oxygen levels can awaken dormant neurons. After a two-month period of HBOT for two hours a day, five times a week, brain imaging showed a significant increase in neuronal activity in patients compared to periods of non-treatment.
Patients in this study reported better sensation, less paralysis, and more ability to speak.
Hyperbaric chamber therapy has been used for years by skincare clinicians to supplement common procedures. The results are often stunning and have been shown to help patients with the following:
But how does a hyperbaric chamber in Clover, SC kick-start skin rejuvenation? When oxygen levels in your body drop as you age, your body's healing ability slowly declines, resulting in less tissue function, damaged tissue, cracked skin, slow-healing wounds, and wrinkles.
The pressurized oxygen used in HBOT sessions can reach tissue at the cellular level to improve stem-cell growth, immune system defenses, and circulation while reducing inflammation. This process can have a powerful detoxification effect on your body. When toxins are removed, skin blemishes and discolorations are often removed, too, leaving your skin healthy and rejuvenated.
They say that without pain, there is no gain, and that's typically true with plastic surgery and other cosmetic procedures. However, studies show that HBOT can help alleviate pain and boost recovery after plastic surgeries.
With normal levels of oxygen in the body, plastic surgery healing times can be lengthy and painful. Because hyperbaric chamber treatments expose your body to pure oxygen, recovery time is often reduced, and the healing process is accelerated - by as much as 75% in some instances.
The benefits of hyperbaric chamber therapy, when used for plastic surgery recovery, are numerous and include:
A few plastic surgery procedures that HBOT can help with include facelifts, liposuction, mommy makeovers, breast augmentations, and even rhinoplasties.
It's hard to fathom how much pain and PTSD a person goes through when they suffer from a traumatic brain injury. Serious head injuries don't just affect the recipient of the injury - they impact the patient's family, friends, and co-workers. Being able to treat people with serious concussions, TBIs, and other life-changing conditions like strokes is one of the main reasons we do what we do at Better Life Carolinas.
Mild TBIs usually require emergency care, medication, and extensive rest. But severe brain injuries require comprehensive medical interventions and post-care initiatives like speech therapy and physical therapy. The good news is that using a hyperbaric chamber in Clover, SC as part of a comprehensive medical strategy may provide natural brain healing in TBI patients.
Hyperbaric chamber treatment's primary use in these cases is to hyper-oxygenate tissues, which helps dissolve oxygen in the plasma. This action triggers several healing processes without overwhelming the patient's antioxidant system. The working mechanism of oxygen under pressure can help improve cerebral blood flow through micro-vessels and target injured areas in order to decrease inflammation.
This promising anti-inflammatory effect is the primary advantage of HBOT for traumatic brain injury patients and clears the way for natural, non-invasive healing.
Hyperbaric chamber therapy has also been documented to help TBI sufferers in many other ways, including:
As it turns out, using a hyperbaric chamber in Clover, SC may have benefits in the bedroom, too. Studies show that men suffering from ED may now have an additional treatment option to reclaim their sex lives. The International Journal of Impotence Research published a study in 2018 to determine if HBOT was a viable, non-surgical treatment for erectile dysfunction.
The results were very positive and showed that erectile function improved by as much as 88% in patients. Subsequent MRI scans analyzing blood flow of the penis also showed dramatic improvement. The study concluded that, even after years of ED, men could experience benefits from using hyperbaric chambers in lieu of risky surgeries and ineffective ED meds.
The documented improvements were due to more angiogenesis or growth of blood vessels in the penis. When new blood vessels grow in the penis, they can carry more blood to the organ, which helps achieve more frequent, stronger erections.
Though hyperbaric chambers are getting more popular with everyone from athletes to office workers, some folks are still out of the loop. If you're interested in learning more about this exciting, non-invasive, natural treatment, we encourage you to contact Better Life Carolinas today. Until we hear from you, here are answers to some of the most common questions we get regarding hyperbaric chamber therapy.
AWhen your session begins, oxygen will immediately circulate throughout the chamber, and pressure will gradually increase. At this point, most patients start feeling a fullness sensation in their ears, like they're ascending or descending in a plane. This feeling only lasts for 10-15 minutes. An experienced Better Life Carolinas hyperbaric technician will guide you on how to relieve any ear pressure, if necessary. Once the optimal pressure is reached, all you have to do is relax and breathe normally. As the session ends, your hyperbaric technician will gradually lower chamber pressure, which lasts about 10 minutes. During this stage, you may experience a light popping sensation in your ears. Once pressure is back to normal, you can exit the chamber and go about your day.
AIn general, you don't have to worry about serious side effects from HBOT. That's because it's an all-natural treatment - there are no incisions or addictive medications involved. However, some patients experience mild ear drum irritation. During your session, a Better Life Carolinas hyperbaric chamber expert will be by your side to help prevent this from happening.
AWithout a proper evaluation of your unique needs, it's hard to say with certainty. At Better Life Carolinas, we know that every patient is different. As such, every recommended therapy will be different, including the number of hyperbaric therapy sessions you need. Generally speaking, patients usually require 30 to 40 sessions. HBOT has a cumulative effect on your body and, as such, provides the best results with regularly occurring sessions.
AIf you have a form of air-trapping emphysema like COPD or have an untreated pneumothorax, HBOT isn't for you. At Better Life Carolinas, every one of our patients undergoes a full evaluation to ensure that hyperbaric oxygen therapy is safe for you and your body.
If you're looking for a hyperbaric chamber in Clover, SC look no further than Better Life Carolinas. Whether you're a professional athlete looking to maximize recovery time or need a natural way to look and feel younger, our experts are here to help. Unlike some clinics that rely on major invasive procedures and addictive medications, our team focuses on natural, holistic ways to heal your body. If you're ready to optimize your health and reclaim your youth, contact us today to learn more about HBOT and our other natural therapies.
After months without answers, homeowners reached out to WCNC Charlotte for help.CLOVER, S.C. — Residents in Clover told WCNC Charlotte they are stressed over sewage. Raw sewage is being spilled across their yards from a broken pipe, but the question remains: Whose problem is this to solve?For the Hall family, a good morning starts with the sounds of nature. They like to sit on their rocking chairs and enjoy the sounds of nature on Fairview Street.I...
After months without answers, homeowners reached out to WCNC Charlotte for help.
CLOVER, S.C. — Residents in Clover told WCNC Charlotte they are stressed over sewage. Raw sewage is being spilled across their yards from a broken pipe, but the question remains: Whose problem is this to solve?
For the Hall family, a good morning starts with the sounds of nature. They like to sit on their rocking chairs and enjoy the sounds of nature on Fairview Street.
Instead of the sweet smell of the countryside, though, it's something else.
“In the morning, you open the door," Melinda Hall said. "You have to hold your breath.”
The culprit: Pools of raw sewage have collected just a few feet away from their house.
“It’s just nasty, just takes your breath away some days," Ricky Hall said.
"You are supposed to be smelling flowers," Melinda Hall added.
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Ricky Hall said it's creating problems.
“It goes under the fence and right past our flower bed there," Ricky Hall said. "Sewage is sitting in the yard, it’s very soft and really slick. There are sinkholes."
The two said it has led to a plethora of problems.
“I used these little stepping stones," Melinda Hall said. "Trying to get in the car with this, I’m having to pull up or back up and get on the other side to get in. I have to crawl through my car. Getting on my clothes when I’m trying to go to work.”
In an effort to get answers, the Halls contacted the town of Clover.
“The city saying they can’t do anything about it. It’s not their line and not their problem," Ricky Hall said.
The town told the Halls it falls under SCDHEC jurisdiction. WCNC Charlotte reached out to the town to check.
Town administrator Alison Harvey provided the following response:
"The Town’s Public Works Department is aware of this situation. The sewer line creating this issue is a private service line – not a Town of Clover line. The Town has been assisting the SC Department of Environmental Control (SCDHEC) to get this issue resolved. It is my understanding that SCDHEC is in the process of taking enforcement action again the property owner but you should confirm with them."
WCNC Charlotte reached out to SCDHEC, which said:
"I can confirm that we are aware of this and have been in communication with both the responsible party and with the complainants. The agency is working to ensure that the responsible party quickly and appropriately addresses the issue. The agency doesn't comment on pending or ongoing enforcement action, so if enforcement action is being pursued or were to be pursued, we wouldn't be able to provide details at that time, only after that action were to be finalized."
The owner of a trailer where the pipe is located told WCNC Charlotte she heard from SCDHEC, and the department said she had five days to clean the mess up and fix the pipe or law enforcement would come into play. The owner said her trailer had no running water or sewage, so this isn't her problem.
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She said even though this city sewage pipe is on her private property, her neighbor's sewage runs through it. She said she has reached out to SCDHEC and the town of Clover for help since the beginning.
In the meantime, the Halls are left hoping for a solution so they can get back to starting their days on their rocking chairs.
Folks in Clover, S.C., who haven’t seen Aiden Adair for awhile will get their chance on Sunday night. So will the rest of the country. Read Next February 27, 2023 1:29 PMThe former Clover High School student traveled to Nashville for an American Idol tryout. Adair couldn’t say ahead of Sunday’s new episode how the tryout went, but d...
Folks in Clover, S.C., who haven’t seen Aiden Adair for awhile will get their chance on Sunday night. So will the rest of the country.
February 27, 2023 1:29 PM
The former Clover High School student traveled to Nashville for an American Idol tryout. Adair couldn’t say ahead of Sunday’s new episode how the tryout went, but did say Thursday morning it was a great experience.
“It was a lot,” Adair said. “I’m very introverted and to myself, so definitely out of my comfort zone.”
Adair, 19, was born in Pennsylvania but moved to Clover at age 6. Adair went to Clover High, and followed in siblings’ footsteps through the popular Choraliers singing program.
The COVID-19 pandemic hit when Adair was a junior, which was the last time he sang live in front of crowds prior to American Idol.
Adair started creating music and went through a physical transformation since the pandemic sent him online for his senior year of high school, so even old friends may not recognize him. After high school Adair briefly moved to Los Angeles and just recently to Charleston — both places where he has family — while pursuing passions of music, fitness and boxing.
Adair hasn’t started live music performances yet.
“I just don’t really know how to play instruments, so that’s kind of been the thing that’s holding me back,” Adair said.
Adair began making music during the online days of pandemic. His Tik Tok following grew to more than 350,000 followers. Adair prefers to sing indie, folk music. The online presence led to an invitation to try out for Idol.
Adair watched American Idol with his family when he was younger. He recalls artists like Scotty McCreery and Phillip Phillips. Adair didn’t watch as much through high school. Then, music became a more serious passion.
Adair covered a song of another Idol contestant who blew up on Tik Tok, Benson Boone. Adair spoke with Boone ahead of the recent audition.
Adair said he was more nervous than he expected he’d be at the Nashville audition. Like other hopefuls, he had to perform in front of Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. But the invitation fit Adair’s no-regret philosophy.
“I felt like it was a good opportunity for me to take, and I would be dumb not to take it,” Adair said.
As a high school sophomore, Adair vowed to never settle.
“I decided that I would dedicate my life to only doing the stuff I love doing with people I like being around,” Adair said.
Adair didn’t listen if someone said he had to go to college, or get a job straight away. Now Adair plans to live with a friend and continue to pursue music.
“There’s no backup plan,” Adair said. “I believe if you have a backup plan you don’t believe in your first plan.”
Adair said he only has to get a job, until he doesn’t. He said he sees everyone on a rock spinning through space, with one life to live. Adair said he believes people should do what makes them happy, which for him means betting on himself and pursuing dreams.
“No one really does the out-of-the-ordinary,” Adair said.
The American Idol audition certainly was extraordinary. Adair went to Nashville with his dad and walked the city. Adair isn’t sure if it will show on the coming episode, but the experience opened him up in unexpected ways. Adair also recalls the most beautiful sunset he’d seen -- on audition day.
American Idol is old enough now for generations to have grown up watching it. Perhaps dreaming what it might be like to audition. The show is older than Tik Tok or many of the other platforms artists now use to grow a following. For anyone who may watch the show and consider a tryout, Adair shares his philosophy.
He never wants to be the old guy who looks back and wonders what it would have been like to chase a dream, to truly and wholeheartedly go for it.
“If you’re passionate about something, if you have a dream, just go for it,” Adair said. “No matter what.”
This story was originally published February 23, 2023, 12:56 PM.
Clemson UniversityAt a GlanceA team of Clemson University researchers has found soybean crop performance improved after planting cover crops during the fall-winter season in South Carolina’s clayey soils.Ricardo St. Aime and , Sruthi Narayanan, Clemson researchers in the Plant and Environmental Sciences Department, and s William Bridges from the Clemson School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, planted ...
A team of Clemson University researchers has found soybean crop performance improved after planting cover crops during the fall-winter season in South Carolina’s clayey soils.
Ricardo St. Aime and , Sruthi Narayanan, Clemson researchers in the Plant and Environmental Sciences Department, and s William Bridges from the Clemson School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, planted cover crops of grasses, legumes and brassicas on fields located at the Clemson Piedmont Research and Education Center’s Simpson Research Farm in Pendleton, South Carolina.
The aim was to evaluate winter cover crops for biomass production, as well as determine the effects of cover crops on weed presence, stored soil water and soil health, as well as the performance of soybeans later planted on the fields.
“This study was conducted after South Carolina farmers indicated they wanted more information about the effectiveness of cover crops,” St. Aime said. “We evaluated the short-term benefits cover crops to produce information that farmers could use to choose cover crop species.”
Cover crops tested as both single species and mixtures included rye, oat, wheat, crimson clover, hairy vetch, Austrian winter pea, turnip and radish. Field studies were conducted in the 2019-2020 season and, again, during the 2020-2021 season.
Before the study began soil samples were tested at the Clemson University Services Laboratory.. During the first season, field preparation included chisel plowing and harrowing with a field cultivator. No plowing was done in the second season. No irrigation was used, and the plots were maintained under rainfed conditions during both seasons. Based on precipitation data, the first season was wetter than normal. Season 2 was drier than normal during the cover crop growing season, but received normal precipitation amounts during the soybean growing season.
The researchers found the cover crops that produced the greatest amounts of biomass during both seasons were either the single species of rye or the mixtures containing rye. They also found weeds were better suppressed, soil penetration resistance was reduced (roots were able to develop and grow) and subsequent soybean yields were maintained or improved.
“Our results demonstrate the advantage of using fall-winter cover crops over keeping land under a chemical fallow,” Narayanan said.
Weed suppression is one of the most sought-after short-term benefits of cover crops. Rye is one of the highest biomass-producing cover crops grown in the southeastern region. The researchers found two grass-legume cover crop mixtures, a mixture of rye and crimson clover, and a mixture of Austrian winter pea, rye, crimson clover, hairy vetch and oat (five-a) produced the same amount of biomass as rye.
The researchers also found the high-biomass producing cover crops did not deplete more soil water than did the field where chemicals were used to control weeds. These cover crops also controlled weeds equally well or better during the cover crop growing period. The mixture of five-a, which is a combination of two grasses and three legumes, also improved soil biological activity.
“Overall, our results suggest rye, the mixture of the five-a and the mixture of rye and crimson clover are suitable winter cover crops for the clayey soils in the southeastern United States based on biomass production, weed suppression and improvements in soil health and the following soybean crop performance,” Narayanan said.
A paper about this study can be found at https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.21246.
Denise Attaway is a writer with Clemson Extension.
COVID-19 came like a wrecking ball through public schools, almost overnight sending students and instruction online while setting off years of concern about loss of learning.But, the pandemic also brought funding. And now the question arises: what will happen when that money is gone?The Clover School District held a board work session earlier this month to address a funding issue that’s loomed over public schools. Area districts used federal ...
COVID-19 came like a wrecking ball through public schools, almost overnight sending students and instruction online while setting off years of concern about loss of learning.
But, the pandemic also brought funding. And now the question arises: what will happen when that money is gone?
The Clover School District held a board work session earlier this month to address a funding issue that’s loomed over public schools. Area districts used federal ESSER funds for a wide range of costs, including additional teachers. These are teachers who districts will have to pay to keep -- well after the federal relief dollars are gone.
Superintendent Sheila Quinn said the district added almost 30 positions with ESSER funds over the past three years.
“That would be a huge impact to the general budget if we were to say, ‘hey, lets move all of them to the general fund,’” Quinn said.
The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund began in March 2020 when the federal CARES Act set aside $13.2 billion for schools. A second round in December 2020 provided another $54.3 billion. A third round of ESSER funds followed in March 2021, at $122 billion.
ESSER funds have been used by area districts for masks, sanitizer, desk shields, transition to online work or virtual academies and other needs. Funds also brought in more teachers, intervention instructors and mental health workers to address emotional strain and learning loss due to COVID-19.
Those funds came with timelines.
The first round had to be spent by the end of September last year. The second round wraps up the end of this coming September. Third round revenue has to be spent by the end of September 2024.
Across three rounds of funding, the four York County school districts received more than $90 million. Rock Hill got more than $54 million. Due to its demographics, with the lowest student poverty rate in three states, Fort Mill got about $8 million despite being the largest district in the county. York received more than $18 million and Clover almost $13 million.
Joe Burke, information officer for the Fort Mill School District, said schools there face similar questions as the ones mulled in Clover.
“We are probably not facing as many positions as some districts but we do have nine positions that were hired under ESSER II funds that we plan to move to the general fund budget for next year,” Burke said.
Those positions include teaching, mental health, curriculum and administrative workers. The general fund will take on about $950,000 in that switch.
Rock Hill has 76 current positions funded through the third round of ESSER.
“Our plan is to keep each position,” said district spokesperson Lindsay Machak. “Through attrition, we will cover these positions with our general fund.”
Quinn presented options this week for her board.
One plan to transfer positions from ESSER to general fund budgeting involved the equivalent of 16 full-time teachers. There were behavior technicians at four schools and math intervention positions at eight. Six more positions would lower or maintain class sizes at elementary and middle schools. Those 16 equivalent positions — 18 total positions — focus heavily on Title 1 schools or grade levels where intervention is critical to curb pandemic learning loss.
The estimated combined cost of those positions is more than $1.3 million.
A more streamlined focus that includes 11 full-time equivalent positions would keep math intervention spots at Title 1 schools, behavior technicians and teachers to reduce class sizes. It would cost more than $920,000. Quinn said the district can use ESSER funds one more year for the remaining spots.
“That would give the board the option to phase in these math interventionists over a two-year budget cycle,” Quinn said, “as opposed to trying to do them all in one.”
Even that plan won’t come easy.
“That is under $1 million,” Quinn said, “but that is still a pretty hefty price tag to the budget. This is a critical decision.”
Intervention or other positions from ESSER that don’t transition to the general fund could be moved into vacant positions. Quinn said the district wants to honor contracts. An option is to move a position into an existing general fund spot vacated by a retiring teacher.
“There’s a domino effect,” Quinn said.
The decisions come as area districts continue to need more teachers at a time when they can be hard to find.
Fort Mill continues to grow and now has more students than Rock Hill. The York School District approached both York County and the City of York to ask for impact fees as that district sees a surge in new homes. So far the district hasn’t had any new fees approved.
Clover continues plans for a new middle and high school. Board member Rob Wallace said ESSER to general fund decisions are difficult in light of the bigger funding picture.
“Our budget numbers are (going up) right now,” Wallace said. “I mean, it was a lot last year. At some point we’ve got to prioritize.”
Quinn presented the board with growth needs based on the more than 500 new students from last year to this one. It comes out to a dozen teachers across grade levels, at a cost of almost $970,000. More teachers are an every year cost to the district. Costs could vary from that estimate, depending on experience and education levels of new hires.
Board decisions on how to fund ESSER positions moving forward could impact money for summer school, curriculum or HVAC work, among others. The intervention workers would stay on, but could do so in different roles.
“Almost like you’ve got to think about them as growth positions,” Quinn said.
Elementary schools have had reading intervention teachers for years. The pandemic highlighted the importance of math intervention, or help with students who fall behind. Intervention teachers often pull students for one-on-one or small group instruction beyond time in the classroom.
“The classroom teacher is teaching on grade level,” Quinn said. “The interventionist is plugging in holes for off grade level.”
Quinn said she believes strongly in math intervention at elementary schools, where the biggest math score gaps often exist. Clover and other area district officials saw this challenge coming when ESSER funds arrived. At a joint meeting of school boards early last year, administrators from all four districts discussed plans to transition away from funding that had created so many new positions.
Still, positions like math intervention that didn’t exist or weren’t as widespread before the pandemic have shown their value. Making them hard for districts to lose, after seeing results.
“But now we have,” Quinn said, “and we’ve gotten used to it.”
This story was originally published February 23, 2023, 7:53 AM.
CLOVER, S.C. (CN2 NEWS) – Seventh graders are writing novels and getting them published.In their second year, Oakridge Middle School in Clover, has held this project for their 7th graders. This year they have exceeded participation with 200 students now understanding the publishing process.Oakridge Middle School Student Solomon Hopkins-Smith said, “The thing I really wished I knew was to take my time and really think about what I wanted to write instead of just trying to go onto the tablet and going to write somethi...
CLOVER, S.C. (CN2 NEWS) – Seventh graders are writing novels and getting them published.
In their second year, Oakridge Middle School in Clover, has held this project for their 7th graders. This year they have exceeded participation with 200 students now understanding the publishing process.
Oakridge Middle School Student Solomon Hopkins-Smith said, “The thing I really wished I knew was to take my time and really think about what I wanted to write instead of just trying to go onto the tablet and going to write something but taking the time to think go through my ideas and be like hmm this actually seems good, this not so much, I should probably put this word in and not that word, and just actually trying to think it through instead of just trying to type it real quick because that’s what I did for my original idea”
7th Grade ELA Teacher Erica Fielder said, “At first they are always like, you want us to do what? We are writing a novel? Like not just a couple paragraphs, a paragraph, were writing a novel? And were like yeah, we’ll walk you through it and by the end everyone meets their goal and their attitudes change about writing. They end up loving it by the end, there is always some speed bumps and road bumps that we hit, but I think it changes their view point on writing because they can pick what they are actually writing.”
Previously the published books the students have completed have gone to their school’s bookshelf – This year many of the students have decided to take their novels to the Kindle publishing site as well to sell them for profit.
ROCK HILL, S.C. (CN2 NEWS) – Big economic news as a company is ready to invest more than $400-million in York County bringing with it 405 new jobs.
Chester County Council voting unanimously in Monday’s meeting to hire Brian Hester a chief deputy with the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office in Florida.
Seventh graders writing novels and getting them published.
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ROCK HILL, S.C. (CN2 SPORTS) – Not one but two tri-county schools saw their wrestling teams advance to the upper state championships.
CN2’s Jeremy Wynder updating the brackets for us.
Plus, a pair of Winthrop alums hanging out with celebrities on the golf course.
Here is your Tuesday sports.
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