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North Charleston is one of the best places to live in the United States. Between city's history, its location, food, people, and climate, few places mix southern hospitality with laid-back vibes, quite like North Charleston. As locals, we love calling The Holy City home, but living here comes with its challenges, especially if you are a home or business owner.

Due to the tropical-like weather and high humidity, surfaces like concrete and wood are often riddled with algae and mold, in addition to common grime and dirt. These natural occurrences can affect the beauty of your home or place of business, resulting in an unkempt, neglected look. That's where Palmetto Pressure Clean North Charleston comes in - to restore your home or your business back to its original beauty and prevent unsightly growth and grime from re-occurring over time.

When it comes to pressure washing in North Charleston, SC, we strive to provide our customers with industry-leading service, every time we are hired. While some pressure washing companies in North Charleston are known for lazy workers and mediocre services, we make it a point to exceed our customer's expectations. We do so by prioritizing quick responses, extra-hard work, ongoing training, and excellent customer service. We stand behind our work - check out our reviews on Google!

We're the best choice to protect your home or business not only from mold and mildew but from bugs, bird's nests, spider webs, and potential damage caused by less experienced pressure washers in North Charleston. Our customer's health, happiness, and satisfaction always come first. We are a licensed, insured pressure washing company in North Charleston. When you hire our company, know that we will treat your home as if it were our own.

At the end of the day, our mission is simple: give our customers top-notch service and beautiful results while remaining friendly, approachable, and helpful. We specialize in two forms of pressure washing: residential and commercial. Keep reading to learn more about our pressure washer process and the benefits of each type of service.

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Residential Pressure Washing in
North Charleston, SC

When you own a home in the Lowcountry, its exterior is constantly exposed to the elements, resulting in mildew, dirt, and pollen. When not properly cleaned, the exterior surfaces of your home like brick, stucco, and vinyl suffer. With time, they can even break down. At Palmetto Pressure Clean North Charleston, we use a specially-crafted cleaning solution and time-tested techniques to remove hazardous contaminants safely and effectively.

Unlike some pressure washers in North Charleston, we use a no-to-low pressure washing strategy for residential properties. Also called "soft washing," this process includes washing and rinsing your windows, along with the exterior face of your gutters. High-pressure tactics are effective against mildew, but they run the risk of causing damage to your siding and windows. Our soft wash cleaner is specifically designed to remove mildew and algae gently, yet effectively from many porous surfaces. Our professional pressure washers also manually brush your gutters with a stain-removing agent to remove unsightly black streaks.

Our soft pressure washing process not only cleans your home but protects it from high-pressure techniques that damage your paint and siding. With soft washing, you won't have to worry about diminished curb appeal or reduced resale value of your home.

These techniques use gentle water pressure and at the same time, apply an environmentally friendly cleaning solution to remove contaminants. With this strategy, your plants and other landscaped areas won't suffer any damage, which is why many homeowners prefer going this route. Once the cleaning agent has removed mold, algae, etc., our team thoroughly rinses the exterior of your home. After rinsing, your home will be left with a squeaky-clean appearance that will make your neighbors jealous in the best way possible.

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Our residential pressure washing services don't end with soft washing. Here is a quick glance at a few other commonly requested services from homeowners just like you:

High-pressure cleaning with hot water. Our high-pressure cleaning services are great for many different surfaces, like concrete, brick, and stone.

High-pressure cleaning

Gutter and roof debris removal with subsequent flush and removal of bagged debris from property.

Gutter and roof debris removal

Low-to-no pressure roof treatment to remove black staining and unsightly streaks resulting from algae, mold, and other contaminants.

Low-to-no pressure roof treatment

Cleaning of wood decks, fences, docks, decks, and more.

Cleaning of wood decks

Benefits of Residential Pressure Washing in North Charleston, SC

Your home's exterior is exposed to harsh elements all the time. After all, its job is to keep the elements out so that you can enjoy life inside your home. Natural conditions like wind, dirt, sun, UV rays, birds, bugs, and insects - not to mention things like smoke, acid rain, and car exhaust - are constantly beating on your home. With time, your home becomes discolored, soiled, and even damaged.

If you own a home in North Charleston, pressure washing is the most efficient and effective way to keep your home's exterior clean while safeguarding your time, family, and investment.

A few of the most common benefits of pressure washing include:

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Pressure Washing Prevents Damage

When moisture builds up in the summer and winter months, it can cause serious damage to your home's surfaces. Should you let grime or stains remain on your exterior surfaces for a long time, it can result in permanent damage. Contaminants like mold actually feed off of your paint and other finishes, essentially removing these accents from your home. Throw in hard-to-reach areas like cracks and crevices that are notorious for mildew growth, and there's a lot of potential damage waiting.

Fortunately, a professional pressure washer in North Charleston, SC, can remove dirt, grime, mold, and other contaminants that can cause damage over time. This protects your investment and helps keep your family healthy.

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Pressure Washing Primes Surfaces for Painting

If you have plans to resurface, refinish, or repaint exterior portions of your home, pressure cleaning is a great way to prep your work area. By removing all grime and dirt from your work surface, you can be sure that you're working on a smooth, clean area free of grit. Pressure wash first if you're planning on other projects like re-staining your deck or refinishing your in-ground pool. Doing so will help your outdoor surfaces hold their new finish easier.

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Pressure Washing Protects Your Family

According to the ACAAI, some of the most common allergic triggers are mold, dust mites, pollen, and mildew. These contaminants can be harmful to your health. Having your home and its surfaces pressure washed at least once a year can be very beneficial for your family's health. This is especially true for people who are sensitive to allergens and mold. By removing contaminants and allergens from your home's surfaces, you can help prevent your family from getting sick. One of the best times to consider pressure washing your home is in springtime, when allergens are present. Our eco-friendly pressure washing solution will help remove and kill fungus, algae, mold, and even bacteria.

Commercial Pressure Washing in North Charleston, SC

If you own a business with a storefront, you know how important first impressions can be. When customers walk up to your store and see it covered in mold, mildew, dirt, and grime, they may have second thoughts about buying your products. After all, if you can't take the time to make your business presentable for customers, why would you put any effort into the service or product that you're selling?

At Palmetto Pressure Clean North Charleston, we work with business owners across North Charleston who know the value of a professionally cleaned storefront. Some just don't have the time to pressure wash their business themselves. Others prefer to rely on our team of professional pressure washers to get the job done right the first time. Whatever your commercial pressure washing needs may be, we are here to help.

We offer our unmatched pressure washing services to a number of different businesses and organizations in North Charleston, including:

  • Business Storefronts
  • Offices
  • Restaurants
  • Dumpster Pads
  • Churches
  • Apartments
  • Schools
  • Sidewalks
  • Windows
  • Much More!

Call our office today at 843-593-6815 to learn more about our commercial pressure washing process, and to set up quarterly or monthly service to keep your storefront looking fresh and clean.

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Benefits of Commercial Pressure Washing in North Charleston, SC

When your commercial property takes a beating from the weather in Chucktown, the best way to achieve a clean, new look is with professional pressure washing. Our team uses high-pressure washing solutions for areas like parking lots, sidewalks, masonry, and concrete. We then use low-pressure washing techniques on your siding, windows, and other areas that need a gentler touch.

Additional benefits of commercial pressure washing include:

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Commercial Pressure Washing Means Fewer Repairs

With time, dirt and grime will build up on your commercial structure's sides and roof. When you pressure wash regularly, you can prevent rot from taking hold in areas where fences, sidewalks, gutters, and other hard surfaces are common. In fact, our cleaning solutions can help prevent serious structural damage caused by mold, mildew, algae, and other contaminants.

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Commercial Pressure Washing Helps Curb Appeal

If you are a business owner with a storefront, you have probably spent hours of time and thousands of dollars updating your facade. But when you don't take proper care of your businesses' exterior, all that time and money go to waste. Doing so gives customers a great first impression before they walk into your store. Additionally, you will almost certainly get higher offers on your store if it has been pressure washed and cleaned prior to listing it for sale.

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Commercial Pressure Washing Creates a Healthier Environment

Pressure washing makes any commercial building cleaner, making it a healthier environment for customers and employees. Customers just feel better and more at ease when they shop in a store that is well cared for. They are also more likely to spend more time in your business and become repeat customers. Not only will customers enjoy the benefits of a cleaner building, but so will your employees. They'll be healthier, happier, and won't have to worry about health concerns from mold, mildew, and fungus. Happy, healthy employees mean more satisfied customers, which ultimately benefits your bottom line.

Trust the Palmetto Pressure Clean Difference

At Palmetto Pressure Clean North Charleston, we are passionate about delivering quality pressure cleaning services for residential and commercial needs. We are committed to excellence, meaning our carefully selected pressure washers pay extra attention to detail and quality in every task they perform. We truly value each job, no matter how large or small they may be. Unlike some of our competitors in North Charleston, we want to build relationships with our clients. We strive to get to know every home and business owner that we have the privilege of serving. Whether we're pressure washing a historic home off Queen Street or a popular business off King Street, we always aim to exceed expectations.

Interested in learning more info about our pressure washing services in North Charleston? Curious whether pressure washing is appropriate for your home or business? Ready to set up an appointment? Our stellar team of customer service professionals is here to help, even if you have a couple of simple questions to ask.

When it's time to get cleaning, rely on the Palmetto Pressure Clean team to turn your dingy nightmare into a spick and span dream.

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'No More Sagging': Counselors offer free belts for high schoolers who forget theirs

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Trying to help young men find their way.What some North Charleston High School educators are trying to do through one simple act- providing belts to young men with sagging pants.It is all in the hopes of teaching young men the value of a first impression."We want to teach them a...

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Trying to help young men find their way.

What some North Charleston High School educators are trying to do through one simple act- providing belts to young men with sagging pants.

It is all in the hopes of teaching young men the value of a first impression.

"We want to teach them and educate them about manhood, and part of manhood is carrying yourself with respect," says Thomas Ravenell, mentor and Combined Intervention at North Charleston High School.

All through encouraging one simple thing: dressing properly.

“If you want respect, you must first respect yourself," says Ravenell. "With your pants sagging, it shows negative attitude towards you. So we want to teach the children that if you want to be respected, and if you want respect, then you have to give it."

Ravenell and Charles Tyler started their "No More Sagging" campaign three years ago.

“Everyone buys clothes, shirts, pants, uniforms, sneakers, but kids were coming to school without a belt," says Ravenell.

In just the first three days of school, they have given away over 30 belts, and plan to give away hundreds more throughout the rest of the school year.

They say it is how they are trying to help young men find their way.

“I lost my father at a very young age, and if it wasn’t for those men on my road, I don’t think I'd be the man I am today," says Tyler.

Thomas and Charles are blowing up online for their campaign. Over one thousand shares, and hundreds of likes and comments.

But they say the most important thing they have seen is young men changing their attitudes.

“Because when you give respect, you get respect. Some people want respect without giving respect, and I do not see how that is," says Tevon Gathers, a North Charleston High School student.

"When I begin to carry myself with respect, my whole attitude changes, and when that happens, it is success for the entire school," says Ravenell.

North Charleston preparing former dairy plant for possible commercial use

NORTH CHARLESTON — Months after a milk processing plant ceased production, the city is preparing the former Borden Dairy site for potential commercial use.North Charleston City Council voted Sept. 22 to rezone the old plant at 5001 LaCross Road that closed in May from light industrial to commercial redevelopment.The city said it is not aware of specific plans for the property, but acknowledged the goal is bring the lot and other adjacent properties in alignment with the city’s vision for the area as a commercial red...

NORTH CHARLESTON — Months after a milk processing plant ceased production, the city is preparing the former Borden Dairy site for potential commercial use.

North Charleston City Council voted Sept. 22 to rezone the old plant at 5001 LaCross Road that closed in May from light industrial to commercial redevelopment.

The city said it is not aware of specific plans for the property, but acknowledged the goal is bring the lot and other adjacent properties in alignment with the city’s vision for the area as a commercial redevelopment district that will be located a short distance from the incoming Lowcountry Rapid Transit line.

The LCRT route, which will run a bus from Ladson to downtown Charleston along U.S. Highway 52, is expected to attract commercial and residential development along the corridor, particularly around the transit stations.

“The rezonings take into account the totality of development in the general area, including LCRT, which we believe is more conducive to commercial redevelopment,” said city spokesman Ryan Johnson.

The city is no stranger to repurposing industrial properties. But much of that activity has been concentrated on and near the former Charleston naval base, where former military buildings continue to be redeveloped to house new businesses and nonprofits.

Now, North Charleston’s focus is near City Hall, where a number of industrial lots along LaCross Road are being prepared for potential commercial use, including the well-known milk processing facility.

Four other properties along the road are also being rezoned, including 4990 LaCross Road, which contains a parking lot and undeveloped land, and 5100 LaCross Road, which includes forested area and cell tower.

“We intend to pursue more staff-initiated rezonings across the city to bring parcels and areas in line with the future land use map as dictated by the Comprehensive Plan,” said Deputy Planning Director Megan Clark.

The LaCross Road site became Borden’s when the milk company acquired the operations of locally based Coburg Dairy in 2011. Coburg, founded by a local farmer in 1920 off Savannah Highway, relocated to the North Charleston plant in the late 1980s.

But over the years, Borden Dairy, which informed employees in April that the company would be closing the plant in May, has become a bit out of character with the neighborhood.

Nearby is the MUSC Children’s Health R. Keith Summey Medical Pavilion, North Charleston City Hall and the newly constructed apartment complex beside it, and the Tanger Outlets.

Incoming to the area is the multimillion-dollar Uptown project, which includes a Topgolf entertainment venue, two parking garages, a coffee shop, several restaurants and office space, a 300-unit apartment building and two hotels.

There’s also speculation about whether a large Charleston-based hospital will soon call LaCross Road home.

The old Borden site is almost directly behind two parcels recently purchased by Roper Hospital, which announced last year its plans to relocate its downtown Charleston medical facility. The hospital bought two lots off LaCross Road for $13 million a piece, sparking discussion about where Roper will build its new health center.

Roper has not announced where its new health center will be located. The city of North Charleston did affirm that it has been in conversation with Roper about potentially relocating to the city.

“Soon, Roper St. Francis Healthcare will announce a new, more central location of Roper Hospital, a beacon of clinical excellence and service to the Lowcountry for the past 166 years,” said spokesman Andy Lyons.

New state law expands kinship care to help more children in SC foster care system

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - It takes someone with a big heart to step in and care for a child if their parents cannot.The state agency that oversees South Carolina’s foster care system said, in many cases, the best person to do that is someone the child already has a relationship with and who knows them.“Caregivers are special people, and it’s not easy. It’s not easy being a caregiver,” Virgie Anderson, a kinship caregiver in the Lowcountry, said.It is a role Anderson knows well, having ...

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - It takes someone with a big heart to step in and care for a child if their parents cannot.

The state agency that oversees South Carolina’s foster care system said, in many cases, the best person to do that is someone the child already has a relationship with and who knows them.

“Caregivers are special people, and it’s not easy. It’s not easy being a caregiver,” Virgie Anderson, a kinship caregiver in the Lowcountry, said.

It is a role Anderson knows well, having cared for five of her grandchildren at one point and still caring for one now.

“There were lots of needs for the children,” she said. “They were going through so much. They needed financial help and there were mental problems, so there is so many needs that we have, so I’m glad for today.”

Anderson joined state leaders and fellow caregivers Thursday at Charleston HALOS — an organization that supports family members and loved ones who step into a caregiving role for children in the foster system — to celebrate a new state law, which Gov. Henry McMaster commemoratively signed.

.@henrymcmaster ceremonially signs a new SC law allowing fictive kin — people who aren’t related by birth, adoption or marriage to a child but have a significant relationship with them — to receive resources + support from @SC_DSS if they serve as that child’s kinship caregiver. pic.twitter.com/0y4gnPzKiT

— Mary Green (@MaryGreenNews) September 22, 2022

The law, which went into effect in May, expands the definition of kinship care, which is when a loved one cares for a child when their parent is not able to do so, to now include fictive kin.

Those are people not related by birth, marriage or adoption to a child but who share a significant emotional relationship with them, like a family friend, neighbor or coach.

“This new law will help us protect children, getting them to a safe environment while lessening the trauma that comes with removing a child from the home,” Sen. Katrina Shealy, R – Lexington and the bill’s sponsor at the State House, said.

Shealy’s bill passed both the state Senate and the House of Representatives unanimously, and South Carolina is now the 29th state in the country with this type of legislation in place.

The new law allows fictive kin caregivers to receive support and resources from the state to help them, as well as access services, such as being able to obtain a copy of the child’s birth certificate.

“... When you’re taking on children, it costs money, right,” Department of Social Services Director Michael Leach said. “So this allows at least children who may have come into the foster care system to work toward a connection with kin and maybe the broader fictive kin to where we can support them.”

Leach’s department oversees South Carolina’s foster care system, and currently, about one in five children in it are being cared for by a kinship caregiver.

DSS estimates there are about 70,000 kinship caregivers in South Carolina at this time, though not all of them are in the DSS system.

“We’re seeing children enter the foster care system, but we know they have connections — family connections, fictive kin-type connections — and we need to make sure that they’re connected with those folks to minimize trauma, to help with cultural connections because they do better,” Leach said.

This new kinship care law isn’t the only one passed this year to strengthen South Carolina’s foster system: Another recent change now allows children in the state’s custody to receive DSS support and services until they are 21. Those resources had previously been cut off at 18.

But Leach said the work is far from done to help children in South Carolina’s foster system.

When the new legislative session begins in January, he is asking the General Assembly to approve a type of program that supports permanent placements for foster children living with kinship caregivers if they are out of state custody. Leach said 40 other states already have a program like this in place.

People who are interested in fostering, in the traditional sense or through kinship care, can learn more by visiting heartfeltcalling.org. Leach said South Carolina is in particular need of caregivers for teenagers, who make up about 30% of kids in the foster care system.

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New S.C. law expands options to help more children in foster care system

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - It takes someone with a big heart to step in and care for a child if their parents cannot.The state agency that oversees South Carolina’s foster care system said, in many cases, the best person to do that is someone the child already has a relationship with and who knows them.“Caregivers are special people, and it’s not easy. It’s not easy being a caregiver,” said Virgie Anderson, a kinship caregiver.It is a role Anderson knows well, having cared for five of h...

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - It takes someone with a big heart to step in and care for a child if their parents cannot.

The state agency that oversees South Carolina’s foster care system said, in many cases, the best person to do that is someone the child already has a relationship with and who knows them.

“Caregivers are special people, and it’s not easy. It’s not easy being a caregiver,” said Virgie Anderson, a kinship caregiver.

It is a role Anderson knows well, having cared for five of her grandchildren at one point and still caring for one now.

“There were lots of needs for the children,” she said. “They were going through so much. They needed financial help and there were mental problems, so there is so many needs that we have, so I’m glad for today.”

Anderson joined state leaders and fellow caregivers Thursday at Charleston HALOS — an organization that supports family members and loved ones who step into a caregiving role for children in the foster system — to celebrate a new state law, which Gov. Henry McMaster commemoratively signed.

The law, which went into effect in May, expands the definition of kinship care, which is when a loved one cares for a child when their parent is not able to do so, to now include fictive kin.

Those are people not related by birth, marriage or adoption to a child but who share a significant emotional relationship with them, like a family friend, neighbor or coach.

“This new law will help us protect children, getting them to a safe environment while lessening the trauma that comes with removing a child from the home,” said Sen. Katrina Shealy, R-Lexington and the bill’s sponsor.

Shealy’s bill passed both the state Senate and the House of Representatives unanimously, and South Carolina is now the 29th state in the country with this type of legislation in place.

The new law allows fictive kin caregivers to receive support and resources from the state to help them, as well as access services, such as being able to obtain a copy of the child’s birth certificate.

“When you’re taking on children, it costs money, right,” Department of Social Services Director Michael Leach said. “So this allows at least children who may have come into the foster care system to work toward a connection with kin and maybe the broader fictive kin to where we can support them.”

Leach’s department oversees South Carolina’s foster care system, and currently, about one in five children in it are being cared for by a kinship caregiver.

DSS estimates there are about 70,000 kinship caregivers in South Carolina at this time, though not all of them are in the DSS system.

“We’re seeing children enter the foster care system, but we know they have connections — family connections, fictive kin-type connections — and we need to make sure that they’re connected with those folks to minimize trauma, to help with cultural connections because they do better,” Leach said.

This new kinship care law isn’t the only one passed this year to strengthen South Carolina’s foster system: Another recent change now allows children in the state’s custody to receive DSS support and services until they are 21. Those resources had previously been cut off at 18.

But Leach said the work is far from done to help children in South Carolina’s foster system.

When the new legislative session begins in January, he is asking the General Assembly to approve a type of program that supports permanent placements for foster children living with kinship caregivers if they are out of state custody. Leach said 40 other states already have a program like this in place.

People who are interested in fostering, in the traditional sense or through kinship care, can learn more by visiting heartfeltcalling.org. Leach said South Carolina is in particular need of caregivers for teenagers, who make up about 30% of kids in the foster care system.

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Making sense of Dakereon Joyner’s decreased role for South Carolina in 2022

South Carolina is one-third of the way through the 2022 season.USC has a 2-2 record heading into the meat of their campaign, with games against S.C. State and Kentucky on deck the next two weeks.You’ve got questions. I’ve got answers. Let’s get into it.? Why is Dakereon Joyner not playing? He suits up every game but rides the bench. He was visibly upset on sideline last night for not getting playing time. Kid is an amazingly talented athlete and almost single-handedly won our bowl game. What’s ...

South Carolina is one-third of the way through the 2022 season.

USC has a 2-2 record heading into the meat of their campaign, with games against S.C. State and Kentucky on deck the next two weeks.

You’ve got questions. I’ve got answers. Let’s get into it.

? Why is Dakereon Joyner not playing? He suits up every game but rides the bench. He was visibly upset on sideline last night for not getting playing time. Kid is an amazingly talented athlete and almost single-handedly won our bowl game. What’s the scoop?

Dakereon Joyner deserves all the credit in the world for South Carolina’s win over UNC in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl last year.

Joyner was magical that day in Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium. South Carolina doesn’t win that game without him. Watching Joyner then parlay that into over six-figures in name, image and likeness deals, too, is exactly what that legislation was designed for.

Here’s the issue: That’s not the norm.

Joyner is genuinely as nice a guy as you’ll find on South Carolina’s roster. He’s always thoughtful with reporters, coaches love him and his work ethic is as good as it gets.

However, we’re at a point in both the Gamecocks’ evolution and Joyner’s career that we’ve probably seen the ceiling in terms of what he can do on the field.

The North Charleston product played just eight snaps in Saturday’s victory over Charlotte, per Pro Football Focus. That’s the least he’s received — outside of attempting to play hurt Week 1 — since he played just six snaps against Georgia in 2020.

Beamer told reporters on Sunday night that some of Saturday’s usage for Joyner simply had to do with scheme. The Gamecocks ran the ball so effectively, it was rare Joyner and the receivers needed to be heavily involved. Combine that with Joyner having to rotate at his position with Ahmarean Brown, and there just weren’t that many snaps up for grabs.

The most receiver snaps through four games, according to PFF, have gone to Jalen Brooks (113), Antwane Wells (108), Brown (102), Josh Vann (63), Xavier Legette (58) and Joyner (26). That accounts for the number of times a receiver lined up on a play where USC passed the ball.

Joyner has one rush for 3 yards and one catch for -1 yard, and has appeared in each game.

Joyner is truly an incredible story and a fantastic person. People will talk about his performance against UNC for the next 40 years. He shouldn’t have to buy a drink in Columbia for longer than that.

But with the combination of South Carolina’s talent upgrades at receiver this offseason and depending on the scheme, it’s hard to imagine Joyner being a major factor this year barring something completely unforeseen.

? Beginning to think the coaching staff is good at making adjustments during game when they see what other team is doing, but not so good at coming up with game plan before game — Lonnie W.

The Gamecocks have had all sorts of woes to start games since Shane Beamer took over as head coach. The second half? Not quite as much.

South Carolina’s defense was shredded for seven consecutive third-down conversions to start Saturday’s game against Charlotte. It took until 6:22 remained in the second quarter to find its first stop. From there? Charlotte finished the game with one conversion of its final seven tries on third down.

That’s adjusting.

South Carolina’s offense, too, has fallen into this trap. The Gamecocks have been outscored 272-175 in 16 games against FBS competition in the first half, including defensive scores. Compare that with a 201-155 mark in the second half of those same games.

Beamer has spent the bulk of his tenure maligning his squad’s slow starts. Take last year’s losses to Georgia, Tennessee and Texas A&M as evidence of as much. But the resiliency the Gamecocks have shown late in games is something that should be transferable in tight contests.

Saturday was another feather in the cap for the second-half adjustment crowd.

? Why can they only score this much on lower-tier teams? When it comes to playing major Power 5 schools they look like the teams they’ve beaten this year. — Berry O.

? We played the worst defensive team in the nation and what, scored 20 points in the first half and only 3 in the first quarter? — Eddie B.

Both these questions get at a few things I mentioned in the above answer, but let’s talk offense for a minute.

First off, I don’t really understand the ire toward quarterback Spencer Rattler so far this year. He’s been basically what was to be expected — some good, some bad.

Rattler currently ranks seventh in the SEC in total passing yards. If that were to hold, it’d be the best finish for a Gamecocks quarterback since Ryan Hilinski also finished seventh in 2019. Before that? Jake Bentley finished fourth in the league in passing in 2018.

That, of course, doesn’t excuse Rattler for leading the SEC in interceptions among quarterbacks who are attempting 15 or more throws per game. That has to be better.

It hasn’t been perfect by any stretch, but South Carolina is far more stable and more talented at quarterback than it has been probably since Bentley or Dylan Thompson lined up under center.

USC does absolutely need to show more in games against Power Five teams. In 12 games against major conference opponents, the Gamecocks have been outscored 390-242 — that includes 304-115 in the eight contests USC has lost under Beamer.

Two things can be true: South Carolina played well offensively on Saturday AND Charlotte is really, really, really bad defensively. But, again, what’s the alternative? That South Carolina looked terrible against a bad defense?

The Gamecocks had their issues on Saturday. But they did score points on all seven drives the first-team offense was out there and the running game looked as good as ever under Beamer.

That result isn’t a guarantee South Carolina lights the world on fire offensively the rest of the year, but it’s a step after an embarrassing performance against Georgia the week before.

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