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Coupon Craze: How to get the stores to literally pay you to take their groceries

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Extreme couponing is becoming a way of life for many in the Lowcountry. Using coupons can save you thousands of dollars a year in groceries if you know how to use them correctly.

WCBD-TV News 2 Problem Solver Larry Collins takes a look that the Coupon Craze and how you can get the stores to pay you money to take their groceries. It’s a story you have to see to believe.

Watch this story: Coupon Craze: How to get the stores to pay you to take their groceries

POSITIVE PICTURES: Spring at Magnolia Plantation

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Joan Perry at one of my favorite blogs, Charleston Daily Photo, just posted some great pictures from Magnolia Plantation.

See more of Joan’s amazing pictures: Charleston Daily Photo

Woman Opening Up Food Bank for Pets [VIDEO]

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We have all heard of food banks and the impact they make on our community, but how about a pantry for pets?

It is the idea of Newberry’s Star Chappell, who within the last year learned about the special gift of owning
an animal.

“He’s truly changed my life, I mean he opened up my heart. I just never had to care for something that needed me that much,” said Chappell of her cat Trainor.

Last year Chappell was going through a very difficult time in her life when she found an  abandoned and very sick outside her restaurant.

She took him to a vet, where he needed a blood  transfusion and lots of tender loving care.

The cat’s name is Trainor and he’s all better now.

 
For as much as the animal needed a friend, Chappell did too.

Watch this story: Midlands Woman Opening Up Food Bank for Pets

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04/09/2010 at 3:08 pm

Students on Spring Break repair homes [Video]

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For many people, the biggest investment is their home. But countless people can’t afford to pay for all the work that needs to be done.

Home hasn’t been a home for Sarah Ware. But she said she has angels on her side.

“This is more than a blessing,” Ware said. “I just thank the Lord.”

Her home of 60 years was falling apart. In just days she would’ve had to move out. But on Thursday, her home looked like new.

The student group BG Crosswalk, from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, spent its spring break in Greenville.

“We’ve done some painting, some trim work,” said BGSU student Josh McRoberts. “We’ve cleaned up outside. Some of the guys did some siding.”

Across town, more students were working up a sweat helping another homeowner with work he said he could never afford.

“Right now we are putting up a screen on the fence, we primed the whole house, we painted it,” said BGSU student Cody Elling.

It’s not the spring break many of them expected.

“A lot of our students struggled with it,” a group member said. “They could’ve worked this week and made money, but instead they paid $140 to come down here.”

The tough economy is hitting each student in different ways. But they said, right now, that doesn’t matter.

They all put their problems aside to help people they’ve never met.

Read more and watch that story: Students On Spring Break Repair Homes

Photo: From Flkr user amanky

Former Marine walks across America

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Here is one from a reader of the blog.

Twenty-six years after graduating from boot camp, Jim Hickey is visiting Beaufort to rest his tired legs and blistered feet.

The 47-year-old New Jersey man in July began his fourth attempt to walk across the country — from the East Coast to Los Angeles — and has been hiking across South Carolina for the past several months to raise awareness of and money for cancer research.

Hickey began his first walk for cancer research after his father died of prostate cancer in 1995. His brother was diagnosed with the disease about six months after his father’s death, and Hickey then decided to contribute to the search for a cure.

He worked odd jobs — including carnival worker, dishwasher and painter’s assistant — to pay for his food and lodging throughout the trip.

“I can’t just quit it,” he said. “I can’t, I won’t let myself.”

Read more and see more pictures: Former Marine returns to Beaufort in projected walk across America

Teen hero pulls victim from firey crash [Video]

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When it comes to faith, Chase Duffell’s life is a testament.  But even years of believing could not have prepared the 17-year-old for what he faced one afternoon. 

 A truck pulled out in front of a school bus, just feet in front of him.  The teen knew he had to help.  “I jumped out, parked it at the church, and I came back and the whole driver’s side was in flames.  I couldn’t get to the driver’s door to unlock it,“ he says.  “So I went around to passenger’s side, he was unconscious laying down.“

  With the car on fire, and the victim bleeding inside, Duffell had to act quickly.  He used every inch of his six foot frame to pull the man to safety.

The rescue is all the more rewarding, because this is one teen who knows too much about life and death.  Less than two years ago, Chase was diagnosed with cancer. 

Now, Duffell’s family believes his dramatic rescue was meant to be.  “I thought, God you saved him.  You saved him so he could be used for somebody else’s life today.  That’s overwhelming,“ his mother Muffin says. 

Read more and watch that story: Teen Hero Pulls Victim From Firey Crash

Photo: Nathan Gray [IndependentMail.com]

Female jockey turns heads at horse races [Video]

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If you go to the Carolina Cup in March, you may notice something a little different about one of the jockeys.

Danielle Hodsdon is one of the only females in the sport and she competes right along side her male counterparts.

Danielle is one of the handful of female jockeys in the sport, but it didn’t take her much to earn the respect of the guys.

“Sometimes men will look out for the girls. But now I am pretty much one of them,” Hodsdon said.

“Every once in a while they will be like, ‘Oh there’s a girl!’ It gives them somebody to root for,” Hodsdon said.

Read more and watch that story: Female jockey turns heads at horse races

Photo: Flickr user andrewmartin

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02/27/2009 at 12:12 am