THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals
Marva Cherry, Appellant,
Williamsburg County School District, Self-Insured Employer, Respondent.
Appeal From Williamsburg County
John M. Milling, Circuit Court Judge
Unpublished Opinion No. 2003-UP-053
Submitted November 20, 2002 – Filed January 16, 2003
Marva J. Cherry, of Salters; for Appellant.
Kirsten Leslie Barr, of Mt. Pleasant; for Respondent.
PER CURIAM: Marva Cherry appeals the award of 10% permanent impairment to her low back, contending she should have been awarded benefits for permanent total disability for neck and shoulder problems related to the accident.
We affirm pursuant to Rule 220(b)(2), SCACR and the following authorities: First Savings Bank v. McLean, 314 S.C. 361, 363, 444 S.E.2d 513, 514 (1994) (Appellant has abandoned his issues where he fails to “provide arguments or supporting authority for his assertion.” The party challenging the ruling below has the burden of showing error.); Fields v. Melrose Ltd. P’ship, 312 S.C. 102, 106 n.3, 439 S.E.2d 283, 285, n.3 (Ct. App. 1993) (An issue is deemed abandoned on appeal, and therefore, not presented for review, if it is argued in a short, conclusory statement without supporting authority.); Video Gaming Consultants, Inc. v. S.C. Dep’t of Revenue, 342 S.C. 34, 42 n.7, 535 S.E.2d 642, 646 n.7 (2000); Glasscock, Inc. v. U.S. Fid. & Guar. Co., 348 S.C. 76, 81, 557 S.E.2d 689, 691 (Ct. App. 2001) (“South Carolina law clearly states that short, conclusory statements made without supporting authority are deemed abandoned on appeal and therefore not presented for review.”). 
CONNOR, STILWELL, and HOWARD, JJ., concur.
 We decide this case without oral argument pursuant to Rule 215, SCACR.