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DHEC says virus deaths can’t be discounted due to underlying conditions. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control explained that death certificates contain multiple categories including immediate, intermediate, and underlying causes. The clarification comes as misinformation spreads about the number of deaths due to the coronavirus. Source: P&C

Memorial held for Anderson hero Chadwick Boseman. The city of Anderson paid tribute to the star with a viewing of Black Panther that featured social distancing, masks, and a lot of kids in Black Panther costumes. Source: AP

Attorney General Alan Wilson defends plutonium deal after McMaster rebuke. Wilson defended his $600 million Savannah River Site plutonium deal after Gov. Henry McMaster took issue with the deal, which would extend the deadline by 20 years and pay private attorneys $75 million. Wilson wrote he ended years of litigation, brought more than $500 million to the state, strengthened the state’s position for the future and has no regrets about the deal. Source: Aiken Standard

Pawleys Island Mayor and owner of Palmetto Cheese brand apologizes, explains product branding. Pawleys Island Mayor Brian Henry apologized for recent statements that sparked a boycott of his Palmetto Cheese brand of pimento cheese. Source: WBTW

S.C. Aquarium may have to turn turtles away if funds aren’t raised. The South Carolina Aquarium’s new campaign “Our World Without” aims to raise $1.6 million by the end of March 2021. Without the funds, aquarium leaders say the “heart and soul” of the aquarium could be lost. Source: P&C