Avery Wilks

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Avery G. Wilks is an investigative reporter based in Columbia. He was named the 2018 S.C. Journalist of the Year by the S.C. Press Association. He grew up in Chester, S.C., and is a 2015 graduate of the University of South Carolina’s Honors College.

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A change-up in requirements means the hospital occupancy information reported through DHEC makes it look like hospitals are in a better situation than they actually are.

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Gov. Henry McMaster's plan to re-open every public school in South Carolina received widespread scorn almost immediately, with teachers associations, education groups, parents, school districts, Democrats and Education Superintendent Molly Spearman declaring that students should return to school only when safe. It was a rare smackdown for the Columbia Republican

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