This time last year the number of deaths and cases were surging as the COVID-19 pandemic spread through South Carolina. In response, Gov. Henry McMaster ordered nonessential businesses to close and local officials, including Charleston, issued stay at home orders.
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While "normal" is still some time away, restrictions have been eased, restaurants have reopened, events have started again and vaccinations have been rolled out. As such, our visuals team revisited some of the scenes for a comparison to where our community was last year.