Some of the most common conditions that Softwave therapy treats include:
When you get up in the morning and go to the bathroom to brush your teeth, do you notice a stabbing, sharp pain near your heel? Does the pain go away once you have a chance to walk around? If so, you could have plantar fasciitis. According to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, this painful condition is quite common. About two million people suffer from plantar fasciitis every year, and almost 10% of all people will experience the condition at least once in their life.
This common foot issue happens when the plantar fascia - a fan-shaped tissue near your heel - gets inflamed. The plantar fascia is a thick strip of connective tissue that links your toes to your heel bone, helping to preserve the arch of your foot. When this band is strained, it causes intensely sharp pain, usually in the morning when you wake up and plant your feet on the floor.
Most folks ignore plantar fasciitis because the pain eventually goes away throughout the day. However, if left untreated, plantar fasciitis can lead to weakness and chronic pain, which may affect daily walking.
Some causes of plantar fasciitis include:
The short answer to this question is not really. Patients with plantar fasciitis will ice the affected area with little-to-no relief since they spend so much time on their feet. It's hard to rest an achy heel if you've got a job that requires you to be on your feet. Anti-inflammatory meds like Advil don't work all that well, either. They may provide temporary pain relief, but in terms of a long-term solution, taking these drugs will cause major side effects.Book Appointment
When more conservative treatment options like ice and over-the-counter meds don't work, most doctors turn to ultra-expensive orthotics, steroid injections, or invasive surgery. For the average person, those options fail on all fronts, as they carry risks for side effects and may even cause the issue to worsen.
Instead of going under the knife or changing their daily routines, many people suffering from plantar fasciitis are turning to Softwave therapy for relief.
During a shockwave therapy session, our expert providers use a special probe to deliver pressure waves to inflamed tissue. These waves trigger natural healing processes causing new blood vessels to form. In turn, oxygen is supplied to the affected area, reducing inflammation and causing healthy cells to regenerate. Shockwave therapy also produces collagen, which is crucial for connective tissue health.
With just a few visits, many patients find long-term relief from plantar fasciitis without relying on strange drugs or harmful surgeries.
Living with knee pain is just miserable. From knee tendonitis to osteoarthritis, knee pain can prevent you from enjoying activities and affect your day-to-day life. Your knee is a joint comprised of cartilage, bone, ligaments, and fluids. Tendons and muscles within the knee help the joint move. When one of these crucial knee structures is hurt or compromised, it results in knee pain and long-lasting knee problems. This, in turn, leads to difficulty walking at best and debilitating knee issues at worse.
If you're an active person or somebody who plays sports often, you're probably all too familiar with knee pain - especially common conditions like patellar tendinopathy. Also called "jumpers knee," this issue happens at the patellar tendon, which is found on the front of the knee just under the knee cap. When living with this condition, most patients experience pain around the kneecap or lower down on the leg around the tibia.
In addition to injuries and issues like jumper's knee, everyday wear and tear will cause knee pain over time. With time, this knee pain can develop into arthritis. If your knees are swollen, painful, or stiff, you may have arthritis in your knees. Regardless of the kind of knee pain you're experiencing, treatment options have been limited to agonizing surgeries and addicting pain medications. But that all changes with shockwave therapy for knee pain in McClellanville, SC.
Though no two knee pain problems are exactly the same, shockwave therapy has been shown to be highly effective for knee pain. In fact, many patients at Elite Healthcare Physical Medicine find relief after just one session. Many times, sessions can be completed in as little as 30 minutes. So if you want to find relief for knee pain on your lunch break, that's definitely possible.
As is the case with plantar fasciitis, Softwave therapy works by sending sound wave and low-energy impulses to the affected area of your knee. These pulses stimulate your body's healing factors, which can help regenerate and repair damaged tendons and tissues. Softwave therapy for knee pain is especially promising for people who have tried other treatments - like surgery and pain meds - with disappointing results.
Several studies and reviews prove that Softwave therapy can be very beneficial for people suffering from knee pain problems like jumper's knee. A study involving 66 patients with knee pain found that they enjoyed a significant improvement in their reported pain levels with Softwave therapy. In fact, knee pain was reduced by nearly 50% after a single month. When combined with other regenerative and physical therapy treatments at Elite Healthcare Physical Medicine, your days of living with knee pain are numbered.Book Appointment
Here's a fact for you to consider: Every joint that you have in your body plays a part in your day-to-day life. But when we think of joint issues, we typically jump to knee issues. However, your knees aren't the only joints in your body to go through wear and tear. Your shoulders experience just as much, if not more, wear and tear than your knees. We put a strain on our shoulders just about every time we use or move our arms. Our shoulders play a pivotal part in living a normal life. When they begin to deteriorate over time due to age or overuse, it creates a litany of painful problems.
There are many causes of shoulder pain, like deterioration, inflammation, and trauma. Of the many painful shoulder conditions affecting Americans yearly, rotator cuff tendonitis and arthritis are very common. Also called calcific tendinitis, rotator cuff pain is caused by built-up calcium deposits on the shoulder's tendons, which connect your rotator cuff to nearby muscles and bones. This painful condition is usually linked to sports, like basketball and volleyball, or in professions requiring repetitive movements, like in the plumbing industry.
Some common symptoms of shoulder pain and rotator cuff tendinitis include:
Though strengthening exercises and some medications provide temporary relief for shoulder pain, they're not meant as long-term solutions. Luckily, Softwave therapy for rotator cuff pain in McClellanville, SC, can help.
Shockwave therapy has been shown to work wonders for shoulder pain. Low-intensity shockwaves break up calcium deposits and jumpstart your body's healing processes, stimulating blood flow and healthy cell growth. Shockwave treatment is especially effective for long-term shoulder pain since it releases stem cells, sends growth factors to the affected area, and boosts capillary production. Shockwave therapy has also been shown to break down scar tissue and eliminate trigger points, all of which decrease shoulder pain. This relief is most often long-lasting, unlike other treatments like medications and injections.
Many studies support the efficacy of Softwave therapy for shoulder conditions like rotator cuff pain and calcific tendonitis of the shoulder. In a study of 84 patients living with long-term rotator cuff tendonitis, participants in the treatment group saw a significant decrease in the intensity of their shoulder pain. Another study related to shockwave therapy for calcific tendonitis found that 86.6% of patients experienced fewer calcifications.
If you're having to live with rotator cuff pain or another type of shoulder issue, choosing Softwave therapy may be your best course of action.Book Appointment
Whether you're sick of living with intense heel pain from plantar fasciitis, the mobility issues associated with knee pain, or the day-to-day struggles of rotator cuff degeneration, you'll find hope at Elite Healthcare Physical Medicine. Unlike some medical clinics, our team of doctors and specialists focus on an integrative, multidisciplinary approach to healing. Instead of relying on addictive medications and invasive surgeries, we prefer to address the underlying causes that our patients face.
We combine several all-natural pain relief therapies so that your shoulder pain, knee pain, joint pain, and foot pain go away for good. We resolve pain by using healing treatments that restore function and improve mobility for the long term. Our state-of-the-art regenerative medicine treatments, used hand-in-hand with proven chiropractic techniques, will stimulate your body's healing power from within. If your pain is related to muscles, nerves, and bones, our doctors can help you overcome discomfort, injury, or medical conditions affecting these systems.
If you've been unable to resolve your pain or have become dependent on painkillers to cope, Softwave therapy may be the natural solution you need. It all starts with a quick call to our office, so we can begin to understand your needs. When you come for your first visit, our doctors will find the personalized treatment you need so that you can manage your pain in a non-invasive and drug-free environment manner.Book Appointment
MCCLELLANVILLE — A centuries-old oak tree spanning about 30 feet in circumference at its trunk has become an iconic landmark in McClellanville.Plans are underway to place the property under a conservation easement so the town can own it.The Lowcountry Land Trust acquired the single-acre parcel this fall that holds the Deerhead Oak. Its base sits at the intersection of Pinckney and Oak streets.Funds from the Charleston County Greenbelt Program and the landowner made the arrangement possible.Named for an image...
MCCLELLANVILLE — A centuries-old oak tree spanning about 30 feet in circumference at its trunk has become an iconic landmark in McClellanville.
Plans are underway to place the property under a conservation easement so the town can own it.
The Lowcountry Land Trust acquired the single-acre parcel this fall that holds the Deerhead Oak. Its base sits at the intersection of Pinckney and Oak streets.
Funds from the Charleston County Greenbelt Program and the landowner made the arrangement possible.
Named for an image formed by its branches, this special tree is the subject of artwork, murals and poetry in McClellanville, a news release said. The massive Deerhead Oak is bigger-bellied than the Angel Oak on Johns Island and taller too.
William Peter Beckman, a Confederate soldier who was stationed in McClellanville, opened a store in the tree’s shade at the close of the Civil War, according to reports. The town grew from his door.
The Deerhead Oak never stopped growing, either.
McClellanville Mayor Rutledge B. Leland III said the land has been passed down by members of the Beckman family since they opened the the town’s first store.
The Martin family in McClellanville has owned the property since the 1870s and has welcomed generations of residents and visitors to the tree.
“We are grateful for their (Beckman/Martin family) stewardship of the land and are honored to continue to preserve the park for generations to come,” Leland said in a news release.
In 2007, the Deerhead was named Heritage Tree of the Year by the S.C. Urban and Community Forestry Council for its cultural significance.
East Cooper Land Trust, now merged with Lowcountry Land Trust, started the work with the Martins years ago to conserve the Deerhead Oak property. Its former board chair, Justin Craig, recognizes the land as an area that brings people together and “defines our sense of place.”
“Land holds stories and connects people,” said Lowcountry Land Trust president and CEO Ashley Demosthenes. “Nowhere does that hold truer than a place like the Deer Head Oak.”
The land trust expects to transfer ownership of the property to the town in early 2023.
An iconic McClellanville oak tree will be placed under a conservation easement and will be protected for years to come. The tree, nicknamed Deerhead Oak, sits in the center of the town. The tree earned the moniker from a keen-eyed observer who thought the knobby oak and branches resembled a deer’s head.A tire swing hangs from the branches that have welcomed visitors for years. It’s been the inspiration for artists and poets and is said to be the site of McClellanville’s first general store operated by William Peter B...
An iconic McClellanville oak tree will be placed under a conservation easement and will be protected for years to come. The tree, nicknamed Deerhead Oak, sits in the center of the town. The tree earned the moniker from a keen-eyed observer who thought the knobby oak and branches resembled a deer’s head.
A tire swing hangs from the branches that have welcomed visitors for years. It’s been the inspiration for artists and poets and is said to be the site of McClellanville’s first general store operated by William Peter Beckman in the late 1800s.
Ownership of the tree stayed within the Beckman family, spanning generations, and eventually landing in the hands of Anne Beckman Rumer. The tree was her pride and joy, her son Art Martin said.
She never had any interest in selling the property, but she didn’t want the natural beauty of the tree, which had become a sort of community hub, to go to waste either. Rumer made an agreement with the Town of McClellanville, leasing the property to the Town to use the land as a public park space.
Martin recalls making the journey from Mount Pleasant to McClellanville with his mother when he was young — a trek that felt like an eternity to a kid — to maintain the upkeep of the lawn and the tree. When Deerhead Oak earned the South Carolina Heritage Tree award in 2007, the town celebrated the recognition. It was an honor that Rumer took to heart.
“She loved McClellanville. She loved the tree. She was very, very, very proud of that being hers,” Martin said. “She couldn’t stick her chest out far enough to be so proud. Her love was that tree and that town.”
Beckman passed away in 2018 and ownership of the Deerhead Oak transferred to Martin and his sister. The Town of McClellanville had been interested in acquiring the property for years, and with help from Lowcountry Land Trust and the Charleston County Greenbelt Program, the town will be able to preserve the iconic oak tree for future generations to enjoy.
“It’s in the heart of our town. It’s comforting, I think, to residents to know that it’s always going to be there. It’s always going to be a greenspace and a symbol of our town,” said McClellanville Town Administrator Michelle McClellan.
Lowcountry Land Trust acquired the tree and the one-acre parcel of land that it sits on. The organization, which merged with East Cooper Land Trust earlier this year, will place the land under a conservation easement to protect the oak from any future development on the property. Lowcountry Land Trust plans to transfer ownership of the property to the Town of McClellanville in 2023.
“The Town, for many years, has had a lease on the property that the family was kind enough to provide. It didn’t provide the assurance that the property would never be built on and so that’s the real accomplishment,” said David Ray, Lowcountry Land Trust’s chief conservation officer. “We know in perpetuity the tree will remain a public space and be protected.”
Martin said that his mother would be thrilled to see the tree she loved so deeply be protected and enjoyed by the town.
“I think she would be very happy with it just for the fact that is it staying with the town,” Martin said. “Everybody is happy with the whole dealing of it. It worked out well for everybody. I’m very happy that it’ll be used with the town forever. That’ll never change.”
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The quiet black water slips beneath your kayak. Sunlight plays on the surface of the water, filtered through the leaves of tupelo and tall bald cypress trees — some hundreds of years old.The o...
The quiet black water slips beneath your kayak. Sunlight plays on the surface of the water, filtered through the leaves of tupelo and tall bald cypress trees — some hundreds of years old.
The only sounds you hear are the gurgle of the water around your paddle, and the occasional chatter of a woodpecker darting among the trees. The water swirls nearby and an alligator slips into the channel in front of you and then silently disappears, like a prehistoric submarine, only to resurface far behind you where he observes you with a wary eye.
You see other eyes, too. High in the trees you spot a barred owl, sitting on a limb and surveying her domain. The night hunter is a statue of feathers and could be carved from the wood of the tree, except that her eyes follow you as you paddle by. When you are alone in the wilderness, you are never truly alone.
The wilderness you are exploring is the Wambaw Creek Wilderness Area near McClellanville, and even a short visit to this mysterious, beautiful place is an unforgettable experience.
Named one of the “14 best places to canoe and kayak on national forests” by the National Forest Foundation, Wambaw Creek is a popular destination for outdoor explorers. It rises from the swamps between Charleston and the mighty Santee River. It snakes its way on a northeasterly track for about 10 miles from such colorfully-named watersheds like “Hell Hole Swamp” and forms a watery path through the heart of the Francis Marion National Forest.
The region is steeped in history, from the earliest colonial days and Huguenot settlements, to prosperous rice plantations that made men wealthy along its banks — while enslaving others. Numerous battles were fought in the Wambaw Swamps, where Gen. Francis Marion, the cunning “Swamp Fox,” outwitted the British or waylaid them in hit-and-run battles that earned him fame, and our nation its independence.
Wambaw Creek today is an untouched preserve that bears little mark of its historic past. Massive cypress trees stretch into the sky, and well-tended forest service roads take visitors to two well-maintained boat landings to provide easy access. A popular kayak and canoe trail along the Wambaw is 4.6 miles from Still Landing to the bridge at Elmwood Recreation area. This makes for an easy 2- to 4-hour paddle that is excellent for all skill levels. If you have more time and a desire to explore, you can paddle upstream from Still Landing before turning around for a descent of the creek to the takeout. This makes for about a 7- to 9-mile trip and offers some incredible wildlife and nature-viewing opportunities.
I recently paddled Wambaw Creek with a group of friends. We launched at Still Landing and paddled upstream to explore the upper reaches of the creek. After a few hours we turned around and began our descent toward the Santee. Wambaw Creek is affected by the tides, and though our trip was easy going, we could see the effect of the water levels on the banks and in the current as we paddled.
We took out at Elmwood, recording a trip of 9 miles (including several side trips into smaller creeks), and then headed off for dinner at a local restaurant. Along the way, we stopped by the St. James-Santee Parish Episcopal Church to check out the history of the brick church built in 1768, and then enjoyed a seafood dinner at the Seewee Restaurant. This rustic, friendly diner located on U.S. 17 in Awendaw has served authentic Lowcountry seafood and other fare for nearly 25 years. It was the perfect stop after a day exploring a genuine wilderness, such as you will find at Wambaw Creek.
Wambaw Creek Wilderness Area was created in 1980 and is a Lowcountry treasure. Located a little over two hours from the Beaufort area, Wambaw Creek near McClellanville is part of the Berkeley County Blueways, and is an easy drive that provides an excellent day trip into the wild that you can tailor-make to your schedule and experience level.
Take U.S. 17 north through Charleston to McClellanville. At McClellanville, turn left onto S.C. 45. At 7.5 miles, turn right onto Forest Service Road 211. At 3.5 miles, turn left onto Forest Service Road 211B to Still Landing.
Elmwood Recreation area (suggested take-out) is located three miles further on FSR 211. This is a relatively easy paddle, but take precautions for encountering wildlife, and for exploring a wilderness area. There are stores and restaurants in nearby McClellanville, but there are no facilities at the landings.
For more information on exploring Wambaw Creek and the area, contact the U.S. Forest Service at (843) 336-2200 or visit www.berkeleyoutdoorlife.com. For information on the St. James-Santee Parish Episcopal Church, go to https://www.brickchurchstjames.org.
Known as the “Palmetto State”, South Carolina is indeed a most beautiful place of natural wonder, fascinating history, and delightful warm weather. Renowned for its hospitality and famed Southern charm, South Carolina offers everything from stunning coastal views of the Atlantic Ocean to tremendous vistas of the ...
Known as the “Palmetto State”, South Carolina is indeed a most beautiful place of natural wonder, fascinating history, and delightful warm weather. Renowned for its hospitality and famed Southern charm, South Carolina offers everything from stunning coastal views of the Atlantic Ocean to tremendous vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains. These natural attractions are only rivalled by the splendid culture and history that are on full display in many of the State’s great small towns. Here some of the very best of South Carolina’s beauty can be found, where visits of discovery are ideal for families and solo travellers alike.
Home to a population of just 605 residents (according to 2020 census figures), the small town of McClellanville is indeed a most quaint and charming locale. Framed by the Francis Marion National Forest and right on the coast with the Atlantic Ocean, this town is full of tranquility and loads of natural beauty. Just an hour’s drive from the city of Charleston, McClellanville is a popular fishing destination that traces its history back to the 1860s.
Visitors can learn all about the town and region’s history by spending time at the local Historic District or by exploring the Village Museum. And of course with its vicinity to the ocean, a variety of great and tasty seafood restaurants can be found where specialties like oysters and shrimp can all be savoured. Meanwhile at the aforementioned Francis Marion National Forest, many alluring hiking and biking trails are on hand, creating a most beautiful and intimate encounter with the outdoors.
Founded in 1711, the town of Beaufort is the second oldest colonial settlement in South Carolina. Situated on the Atlantic Coast’s Port Royal Island, Beaufort is full of splendid Southern charm, scenic views, and fascinating 18th century history. Indeed history lovers will enjoy any time spent in Beaufort and its Historic District, where several pre Civil War buildings continue to engage visitors. Meanwhile for the nature lover, enjoying water activities like sailing and swimming is always an attractive and beautiful experience. And without a doubt even just a wonderful stroll at the charming boardwalk at the Sands in Port Royal will surely make any visitor totally embrace Beaufort.
Best Places to Live in the CarolinaIf you're looking for a small town to call home in the Carolinas, you can't go wrong with any of these nine charming communities.
With a modern day population of 7,446 inhabitants the historic town of Hartsville traces its history back to the 1760s, while Native American peoples had long lived in the area. Indeed with its mix of indigenous and colonial history, Hartsville is home to plethora of important historic sites. Including the Jacob Kelly Mansion and the Hartsville Depot Train Station, an up close encounter with centuries of history can be experienced here. Meanwhile for the nature lover, a stop at the Kalmia Gardens cannot be missed. Here some 30 acres of local plants and trails amaze all who visit in a most serene and stunning ambience.
And in the heart of the town’s downtown numerous tasty restaurants, charming boutique stores, galleries, museums and more can all be discovered. For anyone looking for a genuine sampling of Southern charm while in South Carolina, then a visit to Hartsville is a sure fire way to find it abundantly.
Despite its relatively large population of 90,000 inhabitants, Mount Pleasant still maintains a most unique and beautiful small town charm, full of Southern history and beauty. Indeed any visitor can experience first hand several centuries worth of historic sites, buildings and park from the 1700s to the mid 20th century.
Stop by the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum and see the amazing aircraft carrier the USS Yorktown, or spend time at the Mount Pleasant Historic District. Here architectural styles like Victorian, Georgian and Greek Revival can all be seen in a most serene and charming ambience. Meanwhile, being a coastal town means residents and tourists alike will always have easy access to the Atlantic where sailing and swimming are very popular throughout the year. Indeed for great fun in the sun and a fascinating dose of history, a stop in Mount Pleasant will certainly a most pleasurable one.
Established in the 1750s, York was an important battle site during the War of Independence, and two major campaigns were fought there. Known as the “White Rose City”, today a population of just over 8,000 call York home, and it remains a place of fascinating living history. Indeed in the York Historic District nearly every building has been included on the National Register of Historic Places. These include the Allison Plantation, the York County Courthouse, and the Hart House among others. And a special picture with the Old Town Clock should certainly not be missed. Meanwhile an assortment of tasty local restaurants, charming boutique shops, galleries, and other businesses round out this most beautiful town, where residents are always ready to show off their best hospitality.
Known as the “City of Trees”, and near the border with the State of Georgia, the town of Aiken is a splendid place where natural beauty and Southern charm come together. Take a stroll through the beautiful Hopeland Gardens, where an abundance of local flowers and hot sun make it an enjoyable afternoon for the whole family. Meanwhile at the Boyd Pond Park, stunning hiking and biking trails bring visitors up close with raw nature and local wildlife. And for the history lover visiting the Aiken Train Museum cannot be missed. Learn about the Eastern Railroad’s expansion and the rail industry in a most fun and interactive place.
13 Most Charming Small Towns In The American SouthThe southern US encompasses the loveliest natural sights, where rivers meet the ocean with beaches and lighthouses, while mountains exude a special vibe under persistent sunshine.
South Carolina’s third oldest town, Georgetown was formally established by Spanish colonists in 1526 before becoming a prominent English colony. The State’s second largest seaport, this town of just over 8,000 residents is full of old world charm and offers visitors a most unique glimpse into the America of the 18th and 19th centuries. Once an indigo and rice production centre, cobblestone streets, historic buildings and homes, and other landmarks make up the Historic District for a most fascinating excursion. And of course as a seafront settlement, Georgetown offers great boat tours where delightful scenic views of the coastline will surely make for some of the best vacation memories.
Home to a population of nearly 3,500 residents, history lovers will adore the town of Pendleton. Well known for its historic district, visitors will be immersed into a veritable slice of 18th century America. View such landmarks like the Woodburn and Bonne-Douthit Plantations and discover how Pendleton transformed from a farming town to an industrial centre leading to the Civil War.
But beyond its historical allure, the town is also full of great Southern charm where warm hospitality and an assortment of services make any day memorable. Browse through several local shops and boutique stores, tasty restaurants, and an ever important atmosphere of genuine Americana.
The resort town of Hilton Head Island is situated only 20 miles from the border with the State of Georgia, offering visitors and residents alike a most stunning and beautiful Atlantic Ocean beachfront. Featuring nearly 12 miles of coastline there is certainly never a shortage of exquisite panoramas and warm sun. Here opportunities for sailing, swimming, and sunbathing can all be enjoyed while a relaxing game of tennis or golf is always a delight for sports enthusiasts.
Stop by the Coligny Beach Park where great boardwalk vistas, fine dining options and an eclectic range of shopping outlets all round out the landscape. And with loads of live music and artists selling their craft, Hilton Head Island is without a doubt one of South Carolina’s most picturesque and charming locales.
South Carolina is indeed a most extraordinary place where history and nature are always hand in hand. From beautiful mountains, to delightful coastal ocean views, and loads of fascinating American history, the towns of the “Palmetto State” delight the senses. With their rustic beauty, unique histories, and healthy dose of always sought after Southern charm, these South Carolina towns are perfect destinations to discover America and its hidden gems.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Plans are finally in motion to replace the old Lincoln High School with a brand new school in McClellanville.It's been nearly a decade since Lincoln High closed. At a board meeting Wednesday night, there was finally talk of what a new school would bring the community.Charleston County School District leaders presented a slideshow detailing the future of the new high school and middle school in northern Charleston County.CCSD considering magnet program for future high school in McClellanvil...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Plans are finally in motion to replace the old Lincoln High School with a brand new school in McClellanville.
It's been nearly a decade since Lincoln High closed. At a board meeting Wednesday night, there was finally talk of what a new school would bring the community.
Charleston County School District leaders presented a slideshow detailing the future of the new high school and middle school in northern Charleston County.
CCSD considering magnet program for future high school in McClellanville area. (WCIV)
Since the closure of Lincoln High School, kids are waking up earlier to make the bell at Wando High and returning home late because of the long drive.
The constituent school board said a new school will bring relief to the people living in Awendaw and it will provide help to the schools already reaching capacity.
The district is looking at attendance lines within the area while looking at creating a magnet program.
"I do believe a partial magnet or magnet program of some kind might be within the programming options and given that it's going to have a size of 1,000 students it will probably need to pull in some areas other than just the McClellanville and Awendaw area," said Pamela Jouan-Goldman, Chair of the District 2 Constituent School Board.
Scenarios of possible zoning were shown during the meeting.
The methodology was based off the fiscal year 2022 data.
Parents voiced their concerns of drawing the line further down into Mount Pleasant.
"You do not want to force a family who is living right next door to a school go up the road to another school if at all possible so that's why were looking at the magnet as an opportunity to attract families that want to go there despite any increase in distance then they would have," Chief Operating Officer of CCSD Jeff Borowy said.
The district's goal is to get 500 students in both the middle and high school.
Thomas Colleton, Chair of the District 1 Constituent Board, said the school will need to offer something enticing.
“It is important to this build the school but at the same time let's figure out what were going to be doing inside. The curriculum means a lot," Colleton said.
“I don't know how much it would make sense to drive by Wando High School to get on (Highway) 17 to go up to Awendaw, but it does sound like they are going to have different specific programs at their school. So for example if they have got a great art program and my daughter is really into art, that sounds like a nice option to have," said Jonathan Mars, a parent of students at Carolina Park.
Colleton said it's crucial everyone is transparent throughout this process.
Their next steps will be to develop a blue-ribbon committee to review these options and create a draft to be presented to the constituent boards in October.
"I'm hopeful this blue ribbon commission will ease some of this tension, and let people know going to another school, which would be a state of the art school, why wouldn't you want your child to go there," Colleton said.
The Kaiser Farm Tract property was leased in December of 2021 to the former owner to be used as a hay farm.
The three-year lease agreement is able to be terminated at any time with a 90-day notice.
It's also possible a park and library could be built on the property in the future.