South Carolina

Duke Energy Establishes Relationship with Optus Bank to Support Minority-Owned Businesses

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  • Duke Energy deposits $5 million into Black-owned bank headquartered in South Carolina.
  • Boosts funding to support Optus Bank’s efforts to address economic inequality and close the racial wealth gap.
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  • Duke Energy deposits $5 million into Black-owned bank headquartered in South Carolina.
  • Boosts funding to support Optus Bank’s efforts to address economic inequality and close the racial wealth gap.

Truist Foundation Awards $1 Million Grant for Transportation Center at Trident Tech

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CHARLESTON, SC, January 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The Truist Foundation has awarded the Trident Technical College Foundation a $1 million grant to support the college’s effort to create the Truist Transportation and Logistics Center on the college’s Berkeley Campus in Moncks Corner.

UPS Calls for Justice and Reform to Advance Equality

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June 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ - UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced it is stepping up its actions in support of justice, reform and equality for Black Americans in response to the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others.

Celebrate Black History Month: For the Love of Baseball and Small-Town Life

Hugh Gorie’s passion keeps the mostly black Community All-Star Baseball League thriving in rural South Carolina
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The sounds of our national pastime resonate in rural South Carolina, thanks to one man’s lifelong love of the game.

On weekdays, you'll find Duke Energy security officer Hugh Gorie helping keep watch over Oconee Nuclear Station near Seneca, S.C. On weekends from April to September, you'll find him on baseball diamonds across his native South Carolina, keeping baseball alive in towns such as Newberry, Lancaster and Lexington. Here, the men play for the love of the game and for the fans who cheer them on -- when those fans aren’t tending to their grills for the postgame cookout.

Duke Energy Contributes $500,000 to Protect Wetlands in Unity Park in Greenville, S.C.

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Project will provide a healthier habitat, greater access and educational opportunities for the community

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Project will provide a healthier habitat, greater access and educational opportunities for the community

Duke Energy Invests Nearly $300,000 in Projects That Help Protect, Restore Natural Resources in South Carolina

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Contributions will benefit 12 organizations supporting environmental projects, programs across the Palmetto State

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Contributions will benefit 12 organizations supporting environmental projects, programs across the Palmetto State

Smithfield Foods Donates More Than 40,000 Pounds of Protein to Harvest Hope Food Bank in South Carolina

W. Lee Flowers joins the 46th stop of Smithfield’s 2019 Helping Hungry Homes® tour
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FLORENCE, S.C., October 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Smithfield Foods, Inc. joined forces with W. Lee Flowers to donate more than 40,000 pounds of protein to Harvest Hope Food Bank.

Duke Energy Carolinas Partners With Anderson County, S.C., on Major Battery Storage Project

Summary: 
  • Project will improve grid reliability and provide Anderson Civic Center at least 30 hours of backup power during emergencies
  • Battery storage joins solar, electric vehicles, microgrids as part of company’s plans to modernize energy infrastructure across Carolinas
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  • Project will improve grid reliability and provide Anderson Civic Center at least 30 hours of backup power during emergencies
  • Battery storage joins solar, electric vehicles, microgrids as part of company’s plans to modernize energy infrastructure across Carolinas

Smithfield Foods Donates $5,000 to South Carolina Meals on Wheels Program

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LAURINBURG, N.C., September 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce a $5,000 donation to the Horry County, South Carolina Meals on Wheels program to provide home-delivered meals for elderly individuals in need of food assistance across the county. The program serves more than 500 meals per week throughout Myrtle Beach, Conway, Aynor, and across Horry County.

For Small Businesses, Doing Good Is Part of the Job

Duke Energy recognizes small businesses that make giving back to the community part of their mission
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Small businesses are a powerful economic engine and a catalyst for good in their communities. During National Small Business Week (May 5-11), Duke Energy is spotlighting small businesses in its service area that are dedicated to giving back.

May is Duke Energy In Action month, when the company emphasizes community service and encourages employees to volunteer in their communities. During small business week, Duke Energy employees are volunteering side by side with employees from the small businesses.

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