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Coronavirus numbers: South Carolina DHEC announced an additional 232 cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total number statewide to 8,407. After nine additional deaths, bringing the state total to 380 people whose death were related to the coronavirus.

Most dangerous. A new study found that half of the state’s most dangerous streets for pedestrians are in Charleston. According to a South Carolina Department of Transportation audit, five of the 10 most dangerous streets are in Charleston, including parts of Meeting, King, Calhoun and St. Philip streets downtown, as well as Ashley Phosphate Road in North Charleston. Source: P&C

What we’re reading:

Reads that are worth it

The AtlanticThe Prophecies of Q
SalonAs Bezos wealth jumps $30 billion amid pandemic, Amazon to end $2 per hour hazard pay for workers
What You Learn When You Read Obituaries

Lighter reads:

GQ Robert Pattinson: A Dispatch From Isolation
The New York Times‘Mad Max: Fury Road:’ The Oral History of a Modern American Classic
BuzzfeedGuy Fieri Is The Last Unproblematic Food Person

The hits from Charleston City Paper

Cooper River Bridge Run 2020 canceled after initially being pushed to August due to COVID-19
Porrons go way wrong in Nameless Numberhead and effinbradio’s new sketch
VIDEOS: PechaKucha 35 featured activists, actors, and arts enthusiasts
Beach books: Here are the SC reads we’re taking to the beach this summer
South Carolina will allow no-excuse absentee voting in June primary

Alright, the moment you’ve been waiting for…

The fun stuff.

A corgi singing about pizza (pijja)


Olive and Mabel’s performance review


This art gallery for cats


This perfect at-home Wes Anderson TikTok


Right, right.


And one extra: don’t fight any Waffle House cooks this weekend.


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