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The best countertops make a statement in your home that other features cannot. You've worked hard to incorporate unique designs and flavors throughout your home, so why should your countertops be any different?

At Real Deal Countertops, we aspire to combine the beauty and durability of natural stone with unrivaled, personalized attention to all customers. With the highest quality materials and the most helpful customer service, we give our clients the opportunity to make informed decisions that they feel good about for years. Our story in the countertop fabrication and manufacturing industry began more than 19 years ago, when Rafael Quedevez started out as a sales representative in Massachusetts. Working his way up through the ranks, Rafael soon made his way to South Carolina to open and manage his own companies. In 2013, we created real Deal Countertops. Since that time, we are proud to have served more than 5,000 customers in South Carolina and beyond.

Our leadership team combines more than 40 years of experience in the home remodeling service industry. Always striving to create a better product for our customers, we use the latest in robotics technologies and the sharpest minds in the business to craft countertops of unparalleled quality. Unlike other countertop companies in St. George, SC, we only source the finest stone slabs in the world.

At Real Deal Countertops, we offer a wide range of styles and materials to choose from, including:

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Quartzite

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Caesarstone

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Silestone

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Marble

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Sensa

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Pollar White

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Vicostone

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Quartz

We are committed to ensuring that granite, marble, and other unique, exotic stones are attainable to all who desire them. If you're in search of a trustworthy counter company with a team of knowledgeable, helpful experts, you have come to the right place!

Most Popular Countertops in St. George, SC

Choosing the best countertops for your kitchen is an important decision, but it doesn't have to be a hard one. One of the best ways to narrow down your search is to find out what kind of countertop material you'd like to use. While it's true that material and style trends change over time, there are several counters that have always been top sellers.

Some of the most popular countertops we sell include:

Marble Countertops in St. George, SC

There's no way around it - marble adds jaw-dropping beauty to just about any room and is known for its good looks. It is a dense stone that comes in many different hues like greens, browns, pinks, greys, whites, and more. While marble countertops often have otherworldly beauty, they can be susceptible to stains and cracks. Marble is also considered one of the most expensive counters to choose from, though the truth is marble comes in a wide range of qualities and prices.

  • Pros: Stunning beauty, plenty of beautiful choices.
  • Cons: Not always used in kitchens due to chance of staining.
  • Popular Colors: Portinari, Shadow Storm, Super White, Lumen, Calacatta Linconni, Nobulato Honned, Shadow, Grey Imperiale Honed.
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Granite Countertops in St. George, SC

When it comes to popularity, granite countertops take the cake. Granite countertops usually contain a blend of quartz, feldspar, mica, and other minerals. Granite can add an edge of elegance and even a country-chic feel to your kitchen, making it a well-rounded stone. Granite is durable and scratch-resistant, though it can require sealing and DIY chip repair.

  • Pros: Luxurious, rich look featuring natural stone that is durable, heat resistant, and scratch-resistant.
  • Cons: Hard material that may require DIY chip repair and sealing.
  • Popular Colors: Blue Jeans, Creama Pearl, Alure, Galaxy White, Luna Pear, Steel Grey, Ubatuba, Oro Brazil.

Quartz Countertops in St. George, SC

Quartz is a manufactured material that represents one of our favorite four-letter words: easy! If you're looking to add a high-end feel to your kitchen or bathroom, quartz is an excellent material to consider. Like granite, quartz countertops can add a decadent vibe to any room. Unlike granite, you may not have to seal quartz quite as often (if ever).

  • Pros: Quartz countertops come in plenty of colors to choose from and are easy to clean. They are also strong, scratch-resistant, and don't require sealing.
  • Cons: Quartz is not as heat resistant as other materials like granite counters. Sharp corners tend to crack, but that can be remedied with rounded corners.
  • Popular Colors: Noble Grey, Raw Concrete, Frosty Carrina, Shitake, Pebble, Pietra Grey, Sierra Madre, Arctic.
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Silestone Countertops in St. George, SC

A manufactured material made from quartz crystals, Silestone countertops are equal parts gorgeous and practical. Known for being a durable, non-porous choice, Silestone is resistant to stains, scratches, and even some forms of bacteria. Homeowners who choose Silestone do so because they can get a high-end look without having to worry too much about maintenance. Silestone counters look great in many different homes, from contemporary abodes with modern accents to vintage-looking kitchens.

  • Pros: Silestone countertops are non-porous, meaning germs and bacteria can't lodge themselves inside this material. This makes Silestone counters great for kitchens and bathrooms alike. This material also comes in a wide variety of colors and resists scratches and chips. Overall, Silestone is an excellent choice if you want to make a solid long-term investment without much upkeep.
  • Cons: While Silestone is great if you're looking for a low-maintenance counter option, it can be sensitive to harsh chemicals like bleach and ammonia. Silestone is also not recommended for outdoor use since the resins used to make the material do not do well with UV light.
  • Popular Colors: Daria, Gray Expo, Lagoon, Calacatta Gold, Arctic, Blanco City, Gris Expo, Desert Silver

Quartzite Countertops in St. George, SC

Not to be confused with quartz countertops, which are manmade, quartzite is a naturally occurring stone that is quarried much in the same way that granite is. If you're a fan of marble counters, quartzite mimics its looks without as much upkeep. Like granite, it is a very durable choice and adds an upscale feeling to almost any room you choose.

  • Pros: Since it doesn't require any special cleaners, quartzite looks great without much maintenance. When it gets dirty, soap and water should be all you need to clean. Quartzite is also a great long-term option since it doesn't wear down quickly at all.
  • Cons: Heat is required to form quartzite. However, you should avoid putting hot pots and pans on your quartzite countertops. Because quartzite comes in many different varieties, some forms of quartzite need to be sealed more often than others.
  • Popular Colors: Maya, Fusion, Locomotion, Callacata, Airy Concrete, Cocada White
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Which Countertop is Right for You?

If you're just beginning your search for new countertops, it can be a little overwhelming trying to whittle down your options. We've got good news - with over 19 years in the industry, our team of experts has learned a thing or two about countertops. When you come to the Real Deal Countertops showroom, one of our goals is to educate you about our products and your countertop options, so you can make an educated purchasing decision.

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How Will You Use Your Countertops in St. George?

The first and perhaps most crucial part of your countertop choice should stem from how you and your family use your countertops. For example, if you have kids, your counters will probably see a lot of activity. Between standard eating times and "in-between" meals that teens are known for, your counters might double as food prep stations. As such, you might need a countertop material that is resistant to most food and beverage stains. If you own a rental property that sees a lot of foot traffic from strangers, you might want to consider an economical material that is also durable.

  • Do you cook a lot?
  • Do you host a lot of parties?
  • How long will you be living in your home?
  • How long will you be living in your home?
Once you figure out exactly how you'll be using your countertops, you can begin to narrow down your choices.
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How Much Upkeep Is Too Much?

Be realistic and honest with yourself about this question. Before you fall in love with how a countertop material looks, be sure you understand how much upkeep is needed. Some materials require more care, while others don't need much at all.

Keep these points in mind:
  • Materials like quartz only need to be wiped down occasionally.
  • Materials like granite, marble, and limestone will need to be sealed at least once a year.
  • Some materials may be durable but aren't stain resistant.

The bottom line is this: Assess the maintenance demands that come along with the materials you're looking at. Marble countertops in St. George, SC are elegant, but if you'e unwilling to keep them looking their best, why bother buying the material?

You should be aware that most countertop materials will require some form of upkeep, even if it' minimal. To help keep your counters in pristine condition, consider these care and precaution tips:

  • Many common foods contain acids that will dull or even damage the surface of stone countertops.Use coasters to protect your counters, especially if you'e drinking something with citrus juices or alcohol.
  • Do not place scalding hot pots or pans directly on your countertops.
  • Use mats or trivets to place under hot dishes.
  • If you spill liquid on your countertops, blot the spill with a paper towel ASAP. Wiping the spill will cause it to spread.
  • Use mild soap and plain water to clean up stains.

Which Colors and Materials Match Your Home's Aesthetics?

For many homeowners, this question is almost always top-of-mind. After all, you want to choose colors and materials that fit well with other features in your home. When selecting your countertop materials, try to choose a tone that contrasts with your other amenities, like your cabinets. Don't go for a perfect match. As an example, black granite is a beautiful contrast to white cabinets.

Consider these questions when choosing your countertop materials:
  • Are there one or two colors that you love more than others?
  • Does your choice go well with the color of your kitchen's walls?
  • Do you want to switch up your kitchen's style or keep it the same?
  • Will you be painting your kitchen a different color in the future?
  • Will you be replacing your appliances soon?
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Real Deal Countertops Pro Tip:

Because your home's accessories and paint job may change with time, your countertops should have a versatile color. That way, you won't have problems matching them with new paint colors or appliances.

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Countertop Remodeling Done Right

At Real Deal Countertops, our #1 priority is your satisfaction. Unlike some countertop companies in St. George, we make it a point to exceed our customer's expectations. We strive for excellence with every transaction we complete and pledge to faithfully implement innovative techniques to ensure that our products remain affordable. With the help of Real Deal Countertops, remodeling your kitchen and bath will be painless and easy.

The appearance of a kitchen or bath depends on the right countertop selection, proper fabrication, and expert installation. Are you interested in granite countertops in St. George, SC? Maybe quartzite is a better choice for your family. Whatever you choose, know that our skilled installers and fabricators will make a template so that all custom pieces fit perfectly in your home.

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We're here to help answer all your questions. Please feel free to give our office a call today at 866-707-1414 Before you know it, you will be ready for your new set of Real Deal Countertops!

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Latest News in St. George, SC

U.S. Under-17 Women’s Youth National Team Calls Up 20 Players For Trip To England

USA Will Face England U-17s at St. James Park, England FA’s National Training Center; Five Players on Roster Were Part of USA’s 2022 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup TeamCHICAGO (Feb. 5, 2023) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s Youth National Team will travel to England from Feb. 10-19 to play two matches against England’s U-17 WYNT at St. George’s Park in Burton upon Trent, England. The games will take place on February 15 and 18.Twenty players have been called up for the firs...

USA Will Face England U-17s at St. James Park, England FA’s National Training Center; Five Players on Roster Were Part of USA’s 2022 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup Team

CHICAGO (Feb. 5, 2023) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s Youth National Team will travel to England from Feb. 10-19 to play two matches against England’s U-17 WYNT at St. George’s Park in Burton upon Trent, England. The games will take place on February 15 and 18.

Twenty players have been called up for the first action of the year for this age group, five of whom represented the USA at the 2022 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup in India. Nineteen of the players were born in 2006 and one, midfielder Melanie Barcenas, was born in 2007.

Each of the five players who were in India saw significant action. Forward Emeri Adames played in all four games and had one assist. Defenders Jordyn Bugg and Nicola “Nikki” Fraser each saw action in three games. Forward Onyeka Gamero, who was one of the top players at the World Cup, played every minute of three matches and had a goal and an assist while forward Amalia Villareal played in three matches and had one goal and two assists.

Several other players on the roster including Barcenas, midfielder Claire Hutton (who was a part of the USA’s 2022 Concacaf U-17 Championship and scored six goals in the tournament) and midfielder Eleanor Klinger saw training time with the U-17s last year.

This group of players is age-eligible for the 2024 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup, which has an age cutoff of players born on or after January 1, 2004.

The 20 players on the roster come from 12 different states and 18 different youth clubs with three players from the San Diego Surf. Defender Carla Small, who attends IMG Academy in Florida, hails from Waipahu, Hawaii.

GOALKEEPERS (2): Sonoma Kasica (Florida Premier FC; St. Petersburg, Fla.), Kealey Titmuss (Nationals; Grand Blanc, Mich.)

DEFENDERS (7): Aven Alvarez (North Carolina Courage; New Hill, N.C.), Jordyn Bugg (San Diego Surf SC; El Cajon, Calif.), Nicola Fraser (Real Colorado National; Highlands Ranch, Color.), Tanna Schornstein (San Diego Surf SC; San Diego, Calif.), Tabitha Sine (Dallas Texans; Coppell, Tex.), Carla Small (IMG Academy; Waipahu, Hawaii), Kamryn Winger (Virginia Development Academy; Woodbridge, Va.)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Melanie Barcenas (San Diego Surf SC; San Diego, Calif.), Kendall Bodak (NEFC; Monson, Mass.), Claire Hutton (World Class FC; Bethlehem, N.Y.), Eleanor Klinger (Internationals SC; Cleveland, Ohio), Grace Restovich (St. Louis Scott Gallagher; St. Louis, Mo.), Avery Robinson (Florida Elite Soccer Academy; St. Johns, Fla.)

FORWARDS (5): Emeri Adames (Solar SC; Red Oak, Tex.), Onyeka Gamero (Beach FC; Cerritos, Calif.), Miri O'Donnell (FC Bay Area Surf; San Ramon, Calif.), Jaden Thomas (FC Dallas; Dallas, Texas), Amalia Villarreal (Michigan Jaguars; Lansing, Mich.)

U.S. Soccer selects Orlando to host USA-El Salvador for Concacaf Nations League Group D Finale

CHICAGO/ORLANDO (Feb. 8, 2023) – The U.S. Soccer Federation has selected Orlando to host the U.S. Men’s National Team’s climactic match of the 2023 Nations League Group D against El Salvador on March 27 at Exploria Stadium.USA-El Salvador will be broadcast live on TNT and Universo and streamed on Peacock. Coverage begins at 7 p.m., with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. ET. Fans can follow the USMNT on Twitter (@USMNT), Instagram (...

CHICAGO/ORLANDO (Feb. 8, 2023) – The U.S. Soccer Federation has selected Orlando to host the U.S. Men’s National Team’s climactic match of the 2023 Nations League Group D against El Salvador on March 27 at Exploria Stadium.

USA-El Salvador will be broadcast live on TNT and Universo and streamed on Peacock. Coverage begins at 7 p.m., with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. ET. Fans can follow the USMNT on Twitter (@USMNT), Instagram (@USMNT), Facebook and the official U.S. Soccer App.

After a thrilling 3-2 defeat of Mexico in extra time of the inaugural championship match in 2021, the USMNT continues its title defense with two matches to close out Group D. Currently in second place with four points and one behind El Salvador, the USA opens the window away to Grenada on March 24 at Kirani James Athletic Stadium in Saint George (8 p.m. ET; WBD Sports, Universo, Peacock). In their first meeting, a four-goal bonanza from Jesús Ferreira propelled the United States to a 5-0 shutout win on June 10 in Austin.

Victories in both remaining matches would guarantee the USA a place in the Final Four, which will be held in June.

Presales for the match will begin Monday, Feb. 13, with the public sale beginning on Monday, Feb. 20.

Coaches Circle and Presidents Circle members supporting the U.S. Soccer Development Fund can receive individual customer support and concierge services for their ticketing needs. Click here or contact circles@ussoccer.org for more information.

For the opportunity to buy tickets before the general public, fans should consider becoming U.S. Soccer Insiders. Membership is free for Standard Insiders.

Circle Insiders Presale (Circle Insiders)

Monday, Feb. 13 | 10 a.m. ET

VIP Insiders Presale (VIP Insiders)

Tuesday, Feb. 14 | 10 a.m. ET

Premium Insiders Presale (Premium & Premium Family Insiders)

Wednesday, Feb. 15 | 10 a.m. ET

Standard Insiders Presale (Standard Insiders)

Friday, Feb. 17 | 10 a.m. ET

Orlando Season Ticket Holders

Friday, Feb. 17 | 10 a.m. ET

Visa Presale (Visa cardholders only)

Sunday, Feb. 19 | 10 a.m. ET

Public Sale

Monday, Feb. 20 | 10 a.m. ET

As the official payment technology sponsor of U.S. Soccer, Visa® has made special arrangements for Visa cardholders to participate in an advance sale of tickets. These advance sales will take place from Sunday, Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. ET to Monday, Feb. 20 at 8 a.m. ET through the purchase links at ussoccer.com. As the preferred card of U.S. Soccer, Visa will be the only payment method accepted during the Visa presale. Terms and conditions apply.

Exploria Stadium has been a venerable fortress for the USMNT, with the USA posting an unblemished 5-0-0 record at the venue. In addition to World Cup Qualifiers, the stadium previously hosted a Concacaf Nations League group match. In 2019, the USMNT unloaded on Canada in a 4-1 win in League A play. Gyasi Zardes grabbed a brace, Jordan Morris tallied a goal and an assist while Aaron Long also scored in the victory that made Gregg Berhalter the second-fastest coach in team history to reach 10 wins.

The U.S. Men’s National Team came from behind to tie El Salvador 1-1 in a Concacaf Nations League group stage match played on a rain-soaked, mud-patched field at Estadio Cuscatlán. After El Salvador’s Alexander Larin put the home side up 10 minutes before the half, second half substitutes Luca de la Torre and Jordan Morris combined to bring the USA level in second half stoppage time, with Morris heading in de la Torre’s cross for the tying goal.

Created to maximize the quality, quantity and frequency of competitive matches for all of Concacaf’s 41 Member Associations, the 2022/23 CNL Group Stage will continue to be played in a three League format (A, B, C), with home and away round robin play on the FIFA Match Windows of June 2022 (double window) and March 2023. The Group Stage will be followed by the Concacaf Nations League Finals in June 2023 and will consist of semifinals, third place match, and final.

All 41 Concacaf Member Associations have been allocated in a League pot based on their Concacaf Ranking following the conclusion of the FIFA Men’s International Window of March 2022.

Sports on TV: Saturday, March 4, 2023

(All times Eastern)Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts Saturday, March 4AUTO RACING6:25 a.m.ESPN2 — Formula 1: Practice, Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain9:55 a.m.ESPN2 — Formula 1: Qualifying, Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain1:30 p.m.FS2 — NASCAR Cup Series: Qualifying, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas2 p.m.FS1 — NASCAR Cup Series: Qualifying, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas4:30 p.m....

(All times Eastern)

Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts

Saturday, March 4

AUTO RACING

6:25 a.m.

ESPN2 — Formula 1: Practice, Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain

9:55 a.m.

ESPN2 — Formula 1: Qualifying, Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain

1:30 p.m.

FS2 — NASCAR Cup Series: Qualifying, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas

2 p.m.

FS1 — NASCAR Cup Series: Qualifying, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas

4:30 p.m.

FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity Series: The Alsco Uniforms 300, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas

BOXING

9 p.m.

SHO — Showtime Championship: Brandon Figueroa vs. Mark Magsayo (Featherweights), Ontario, Calif.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL (MEN’S)

12 p.m.

CBS — Alabama at Texas A&M

ESPN — Ohio St. at Michigan St.

ESPN2 — Iowa St. at Baylor

ESPNEWS — Penn at Princeton

FOX — Seton Hall at Providence

12:30 p.m.

USA — George Mason at Richmond

1 p.m.

SECN — Georgia at South Carolina

2 p.m.

CBS — Kentucky at Arkansas

ESPN — Tennessee at Auburn

ESPN2 — Louisville at Virginia

FOX — St. John’s at Marquette

2:30 p.m.

ESPNU — Georgia Tech at Boston College

USA — St. Bonaventure at UMass

3:30 p.m.

CBSSN — Missouri Valley Tournament: TBD, Semifinal, St. Louis

SECN — Mississippi at Missouri

4 p.m.

CBS — Stanford at Oregon

ESPN — Kansas at Texas

ESPN2 — Florida St. at Virginia Tech

4:30 p.m.

USA — VCU at George Washington

5:30 p.m.

PAC-12N — Utah at Colorado

6 p.m.

ACCN — Pittsburgh at Miami

CBSSN — Missouri Valley Tournament: TBD, Semifinal, St. Louis

ESPN2 — Oklahoma St. at Texas Tech

SECN — LSU at Florida

6:30 p.m.

ESPN — Duke at North Carolina

7 p.m.

FS1 — Butler at Xavier

7:30 p.m.

FOX — UConn at Villanova

8 p.m.

ACCN — Notre Dame at Clemson

CBSSN — Davidson at Rhode Island

ESPN2 — Ohio Valley Tournament: TBD, Championship, Evansville, Ind.

PAC-12N — California at Oregon St.

8:30 p.m.

SECN — Mississippi St. at Vanderbilt

9 p.m.

ESPNU — Hawaii at UC Santa Barbara

FS1 — Creighton at DePaul

10 p.m.

CBSSN — Wyoming at San Diego St.

ESPN — Arizona at UCLA

ESPN2 — West Coast Tournament: TBD vs. Loyola Marymount, Quarterfinal, Las Vegas

11 p.m.

FS1 — Arizona St. at Southern Cal

12:30 a.m. (Sunday)

ESPN2 — West Coast Tournament: TBD vs. Santa Clara, Quarterfinal, Las Vegas

COLLEGE BASKETBALL (WOMEN’S)

11 a.m.

CBSSN — Atlantic 10 Tournament: TBD, Semifinal, Wilmington, Del.

12 p.m.

ACCN — Atlantic Coast Tournament: TBD, Semifinal, Greensboro, N.C.

FS1 — Big East Tournament: TBD vs. UConn, Quarterfinal, Uncasville, Conn.

1:30 p.m.

CBSSN — Atlantic 10 Tournament: TBD, Semifinal, Wilmington, Del.

2:30 p.m.

ACCN — Atlantic Coast Tournament: TBD, Semifinal, Greensboro, N.C.

BTN — Big Ten Tournament: TBD, Semifinal, Minneapolis

FS2 — Big East Tournament: Marquette vs. St. John’s, Quarterfinal, Uncasville, Conn.

4:30 p.m.

ESPNU — Southeastern Tournament: TBD, Semifinal, Greenville, S.C.

5 p.m.

BTN — Big Ten Tournament: TBD, Semifinal, Minneapolis

6:30 p.m.

ESPNU — Southeastern Tournament: TBD, Semifinal, Greenville, S.C.

7 p.m.

FS2 — Big East Tournament: TBD vs. Villanova, Quarterfinal, Uncasville, Conn.

9:30 p.m.

FS2 — Big East Tournament: TBD vs. Creighton, Quarterfinal, Uncasville, Conn.

COLLEGE HOCKEY (MEN’S)

4:30 p.m.

FS2 — Big Ten Tournament: Michigan St. at Notre Dame, Quarterfinal, Game 2

COLLEGE HOCKEY (WOMEN’S)

12 p.m.

ESPNU — Hockey East Tournament: Providence at Northeastern, Championship

COLLEGE WRESTLING

10 a.m.

BTN — Big Ten Tournament: Session 1, Ann Arbor, Mich.

7:30 p.m.

BTN — Big Ten Tournament: Semifinals, Ann Arbor, Mich.

GOLF

12:30 p.m.

GOLF — PGA Tour: The Arnold Palmer Invitational, Third Round, Bay Hill Golf Course, Bay Hill, Fla.

2:30 p.m.

GOLF — PGA Tour: The Puerto Rico Open, Third Round, Grand Reserve Country Club (Old), Río Grande, Puerto Rico

NBC — PGA Tour: The Arnold Palmer Invitational, Third Round, Bay Hill Golf Course, Bay Hill, Fla.

5 p.m.

GOLF — PGA Tour Champions: The Cologuard Classic, Second Round, Omni Tucson National – Catalina Course, Tucson, Ariz.

9:30 p.m.

GOLF — LPGA Tour: The HSBC Women’s World Championship, Final Round, Sentosa Golf Club – Tanjong Course, Singapore

HORSE RACING

4 p.m.

CNBC — 1/ST RACING TOUR: From Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita Park

LACROSSE (MEN’S)

11 p.m.

ESPNU — NLL: Las Vegas at San Diego (Taped)

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS

8 p.m.

ESPNEWS — UFC 285 Prelims: Undercard Bouts, Las Vegas

8:30 p.m.

ESPN — UFC 285 Prelims: Undercard Bouts, Las Vegas

MLB BASEBALL

6 a.m.

MLBN — Spring Training: Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego, Peoria, Ariz. (Taped)

9 a.m.

MLBN — Spring Training: Tampa Bay vs. Toronto, Dunedin, Fla. (Taped)

1 p.m.

MLBN — Spring Training: NY Mets vs. Miami, Cape Coral, Fla.

4 p.m.

MLBN — Spring Training: Colorado vs. Seattle, Peoria, Ariz. (Taped)

8 p.m.

MLBN — Spring Training: LA Dodgers vs. Kansas City (Split Squad), Surprise, Ariz.

11 p.m.

MLBN — Spring Training: Tampa Bay vs. NY Yankees, Tampa, Fla. (Taped)

2 a.m. (Sunday)

MLBN — Spring Training: San Diego vs. Arizona (Split Squad), Scottsdale, Ariz. (Taped)

6 a.m. (Sunday)

MLBN — Spring Training: Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia, Clearwater, Fla. (Taped)

NBA BASKETBALL

8:30 p.m.

ABC — Philadelphia at Milwaukee

NFL FOOTBALL

1 p.m.

NFLN — NFL Scouting Combine: Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers & Tight Ends, Indianapolis

NHL HOCKEY

12:55 p.m.

ABC — NY Rangers at Boston

3:30 p.m.

ABC — Colorado at Dallas

7 p.m.

NHLN — Toronto at Vancouver

SKIING

1 p.m.

CNBC — FIS: Alpine Skiing World Cup, Aspen, Colo.

SOCCER (MEN’S)

7:30 a.m.

USA — Premier League: Newcastle United at Manchester City

10 a.m.

USA — Premier League: Leeds United at Chelsea

12:30 p.m.

NBC — Premier League: Leicester City at Southampton

4:30 p.m.

FOX — MLS: Portland at LAFC

SWIMMING

2:30 p.m.

CNBC — TYR: Pro Swim Series, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Taped)

TENNIS

10 a.m.

TENNIS — Dubai-ATP Final

3:30 p.m.

TENNIS — Santiago-ATP, Austin-WTA, Monterrey-WTA Semifinals

10 p.m.

TENNIS — Acapulco-ATP Final

XFL FOOTBALL

4 p.m.

FX — Seattle at Vegas

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Mt. Moriah Baptist Church stepping up to fill community needs, reduce health inequities

Mt. Moriah Baptist Church is looking to reduce food insecurity, homelessness, and lack of access to health and education in Spartanburg Co.SPARTANBURG, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - A Spartanburg community is challenged by food insecurity, homelessness and lack of access to health and educational resources. But one historic church has stepped in to make a difference.“When a church is situated in a community, it should love that community” said Pastor Larry Crudup, the new lead pastor at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.The ...

Mt. Moriah Baptist Church is looking to reduce food insecurity, homelessness, and lack of access to health and education in Spartanburg Co.

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - A Spartanburg community is challenged by food insecurity, homelessness and lack of access to health and educational resources. But one historic church has stepped in to make a difference.

“When a church is situated in a community, it should love that community” said Pastor Larry Crudup, the new lead pastor at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.

The doors at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church almost never close. Though the pews are empty and there’s no pastor at the pulpit, on Thursdays they offer something else. One hour of line dancing, twice a day.

“The thing we were trying to do is just to get us to move as much as possible,” said Stella Johnson, the line dance class instructor.

“For me it’s more about getting the heart rate up more than it is about the fancy footwork” she said.

Johnson, with the assistance of Martha Kernis, lead the class, it’s been her passion for 10 years.

“When you get other people around you, it motivates you to come out, it motivates you to give all that you got” said Johnson. ”It gives them an outing, a place to go, somewhere they can feel safe and keep doing what they need to do to get their bodies right.”

It’s all about the exercise—especially for those with arthritis and other health challenges. But if dancing is not your thing, Mt. Moriah has a gym too.

“Not just the line dancing but a number of the programs provide a sense of community and belonging for people who probably would never step through the doors of the church” said Pastor Crudup.

Recently, the church earned the George Newby Jr. Leadership Award and a grant from the Mary Black Foundation. The $25,000 grant money will be invested into the food pantry, which serves the community weekly.

“So there are all of these critical issues that we’re trying to address in small ways that we’re seeing have a bigger impact on people’s lives than we thought that they originally would” said Pastor Crudup.

And it’s not anything new, they’ve done it for 40 years, expanding the church ministry outside the four walls.

“Some people think church is a little stuffy, but here we have a whole line dancing crew” he said.

The line dance classes are free every Tuesday and Thursday at 9am and 6pm. Anyone is welcome to attend. The food pantry does giveaways every Wednesday. Plus, they offer diabetes counseling, mobile clinics, and student tutoring. To learn more click here.

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Giving Up Is Not an Option: Book Censorship News, March 3, 2023

We’re all tired.The coordinated attacks on everything from Drag Queen story hours to Pride displays to individual books in libraries is going into its second year.While many have been waking up to this — which happens when it’s not just in those red communities, but in your own as well — we’re hitting the point of quitting.In this week’s recap of the American Booksellers Association’s Winter Institute, the response to book bans was a resounding…...

We’re all tired.

The coordinated attacks on everything from Drag Queen story hours to Pride displays to individual books in libraries is going into its second year.

While many have been waking up to this — which happens when it’s not just in those red communities, but in your own as well — we’re hitting the point of quitting.

In this week’s recap of the American Booksellers Association’s Winter Institute, the response to book bans was a resounding…we don’t have solutions.

What do you mean you don’t have solutions?

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As the largest organization for booksellers whose majority are not public employees and thus, not subject to the laws and governance of the public, this level of giving up is complicity. It is lazy, it is unethical, and it’s blatantly incorrect.

How many of us have laid out the solutions for you, week after week, day after day, for nearly two years? Who have done the work for you in writing talking points, in petitions, in tireless and often thankless (and stolen and uncredited) work that exposes exactly who is behind the rise of fascism book bans.

The solution is showing up to the polls.

The solution is writing to your representatives.

The solution is informing your customers through accurate, up-to-date information, more than a book display highlighting the same tired white men classics wheeled out every time it’s convenient to make a buck, rather than educate or enlighten communities about what’s really at stake — and who.

The solution is running for school and library board.

The solution is showing the fuck up.

It is not sitting back, shrugging your shoulders, then thinking other big organizations which have also done absolutely nothing — ALA doesn’t answer the phone when members call, their Unite Against Book Bans puts more space on their homepage to selling T-shirts than showcasing what is happening right now (they do not even have a petition for those in Oklahoma or other states pushing for book rating systems in their legislatures — no one cares it’s against best practices if there is no actual weight behind enforcing those best practices), and publishers have not been doing work beyond when they can make a buck off book sales (some don’t even reach out to their own authors when their books are under fire).

Mealy mouthed neutrality is what the censors want.

If you want solutions, look to those risking it all to offer it.

Giving up is complicity. Worrying about your sales when you’re a private business, rather than spending time educating yourself or your clients how they can ensure First Amendment rights for all is complicity.

And here’s the thing that makes this so enraging: many of those who are part of these organizations or companies do not take this nonsense stance of neutrality or inaction. Many are begging for help.

The problem is, money matters more than people.

Capitalism is driving censorship and we’re going to soon become a nation where only those with money, who are straight and white and Christian and aligned with the right, will be able to get what they want. Everyone else will be begging for a cup of water in a blistering desert.

It’s almost exactly what happened with abortion, isn’t it? There are pregnant folks dying in Florida and Tennessee and Texas because they don’t have access to abortion, because they are in states where they are required by law to give birth, even to unviable fetuses.

And yet someone like Jessa Duggar can get one without a second thought. (Though, of course, those stories are cloaked under lies and falsehoods — “miscarriage” via a dilation and curettage — by mainstream media, which also treats censorship like it’s not a thing).

Solutions are only lacking if you’re not looking, and the only looking that seems to be happening is at money.

Not people.

Book Censorship News: March 3, 2023

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