Aimee Crouch

Charleston Harbor Receives Fund for Deepening

By Aimee Crouch

Charleston PortThe Charleston Harbor Deepening Project has received $17.5 million in construction funding as part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2017 Fiscal Year Work Plan. An additional $16.1 million is dedicated to the project for operations and maintenance, which includes dredging of the harbor. This project will make the Charleston Harbor the deepest on the East Coast by the end of the decade and will be able to accommodate fully-loaded new Panamax container ships without tidal restriction. S.C. Ports Authority President and CEO Jim Newsome said, "The significance of this funding for the timeline...

Lee Correctional Facility Making Music

By Aimee Crouch

DrumsFor the last four years, a chamber music ensemble from Carnegie Hall in New York City comes to Bishopville to spend a week as part of a program through the S.C. Department of Corrections. The group, Decodas, works with inmates at the Lee Correctional Facility to compose original music and then perform it in concert. It’s bringing much more than just music to the facility.

S.C. Forestry Commission Celebrates Nine Decades

By Aimee Crouch

Forestry Commission CelebrationThe SC Forestry Commission celebrated its 90th anniversary with a tree planting ceremony at the State House and announced the economic impact of the state's forestry industry. A Clemson University study found that the industry has a $21 billion impact on the state's economy and is number one in the manufacturing sector, in terms of jobs and labor income. The industry employs over 84,000 people. Other highlights of the study include: - Forestry represents the number 1 harvested crop in the state. - Forest products represent the number 1 export commodity from the Port of Charleston. The full...

USC Rhodes Scholar Recognized by Senate

By Aimee Crouch

SC State HouseUniversity of South Carolina senior Jory Fleming, a recipient of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, was recognized on the floor of the S.C. Senate this week. Jory is a double major in geography and marine science, with a minor in geophysics.

Stories From Her Kitchen, Charleston Wine and Food Festival

By Aimee Crouch

Stories From Her KitchenFor the 12th year, the Charleston Wine and Food festival has brought in chefs from all over the world to cook and entertain the thousands of visitors that ascend on the Holy City. We kept it local though, and caught up with some of our favorite Southern chefs, who just happen to be women.

The Sport of Duck Hunting

By Aimee Crouch

The Catfish FarmSouth Carolina has long been known as a sportsman’s paradise – boating, fishing, and hunting. We visited with the SC Department of Natural Resources and The Catfish Farm in Marion, S.C. to find out how we can protect the future of one of the state’s most popular outdoor sports – duck hunting.

SC Farmers See Devastating Loss

By Aimee Crouch

peachesIn the past several days, South Carolina has seen record high and record low temperatures. Due to the record low temperatures, peach farmers are facing extreme damage to this year’s harvest. Because of the unseasonably warm winter the state has seen this winter, the peach crop was in early bloom. Hugh Weathers, S.C. Department of Agriculture Commissioner, said, “Peaches are a signature South Carolina crop, and this weather anomaly has devastated peach farmers. However, as South Carolina farmers have shown time and again, they are resilient and with the help of allied-industry partners, they...

New Inland Port Breaks Ground

By Aimee Crouch

SC PortsLast week, The S.C. Ports Authority broke ground on the state's newest inland port. The port, located in Dillon off of I-95, is expected to open in early 2018. When opened, the facility is expected to handle 45,000 containers annually. Governor Henry McMaster spoke to the importance of the industry for the state's economy and employment. "Our ports are a tremendously important part of South Carolina's growing economic engine, and Inland Port Dillon will play a crucial role in helping our companies move goods more efficiently than ever. This new facility will mean even more jobs and industry,...

General Assembly Honors Clemson Football

By Aimee Crouch

Dabo SwinneyToday, the S.C. House and Senate held a Joint Assembly to honor the National Football Champions, the Clemson Tigers. Coach Dabo Swinney spoke to the legislature about their winning season.

New Boeing Dreamliner Unveiled

By Aimee Crouch

Boeing DreamlinerToday, at its North Charleston facility, the newest Boeing Dreamliner was unveiled. The 787-10 is the third member of the 787 Dreamliner family and is built exclusively at Boeing South Carolina President Donald Trump and S.C. Governor Henry McMaster attended the event. Trump told the thousands of Boeing employees who attended the event, “That is one beautiful airplane.” Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing Chairman, President and CEO, said, “What’s happening here at Boeing South Carolina is a true American success story. In just a few short years, our team has transformed a greenfield site into a modern...

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