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The Latest: Curfew, Evacuation Order in Effect For Beaufort County Barrier Islands

September 9, 2017 - Posted in Weather by Gavin Jackson
Troopers and National Guard troops.

The latest on hurricane preparations in South Carolina (all times local): 6:30 p.m. BEAUFORT -- Sheriff P.J. Tanner announced that a dawn to dusk curfew is now in effect for Beaufort County barrier islands under the governor's evacuation order due to hazardous effects from...

Gas Tax Increase Already Funding 200 Miles of Pavements

July 20, 2017 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Statewide improvement projects across the state according to the S.C. Department of Transportation

More than 200 miles of roadways are set to be repaved across the state due to the gas tax increase lawmakers approved in May. The South Carolina Department of Transportation announced Thursday that $26.5 million worth of projects are moving forward. SCDOT Secretary Christy...

BMW South Carolina Celebrates 25 Years

June 27, 2017 - Posted in News by Aimee Crouch
BMW

The BMW Group celebrated the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Spartanburg manufacturing plant with the unveiling of the all-new BMW X3. The BMW X model is produced in the South Carolina plant for both the U.S. and global markets and in 2016 produced more than 40,000...

The Columbia Floods and the Problem with Impervious Surfaces

June 19, 2017 - Posted in News by Imani King
The Columbia floods and the Impervious Problem

The word catastrophic was coined to describe the 2015 floods in Columbia, South Carolina. The severe flooding trapped residents in their homes, standing by for rescue teams' assistance. Photos from the Weather Channel compare normal conditions to flood conditions and the...

Lindsay Blair, SWITCH | Crusaders Against Human Trafficking

June 15, 2017 - Posted in News by Kaitlyn Park
Lindsay Blair of SWITCH

Lindsay Blair is the Survivor Services Director for SWITCH, a nonprofit in Greenville, South Carolina. Their mission is "to end human trafficking and sexual exploitation in the Upstate of South Carolina through awareness, prevention, demand, intervention, and restoration."...

Clemson Football Team Honored at The White House

June 12, 2017 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
President Donald Trump stands with Clemson football team and South Carolina politicians at the White House on June 12, 2017.

President Donald Trump honored the 2016 NCAA Football National Championship-winning Clemson football team at the White House on Monday. The Clemson Tigers defeated the Alabam Crimson Tide 35-31 in January to win the national title that eluded them the year before. Trump,...

Charleston Harbor Receives Fund for Deepening

May 30, 2017 - Posted in News by Aimee Crouch
Charleston Port

The 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...

Richland County Library Wins National Award

May 16, 2017 - Posted in News by John Underwood
RCPL Main Branch

The Richland County Library in Columbia was recently honored by The Institute of Museum and Library Services as a recipient of the 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The award is the highest honor that is given to museums and libraries, and Richland County’...

S.C. Forestry Commission Celebrates Nine Decades

April 27, 2017 - Posted in News by Aimee Crouch
Forestry Commission Celebration

The 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...

Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery in South Carolina

April 3, 2017 - Posted in News by Kaitlyn Park
broken hotel sign

Human trafficking has come to the forefront of many Americans' minds through reporting, investigation and even popular culture. With legislation in 2012, South Carolina made a pledge to end the crime. But in 2016 alone, 73 reports related to human trafficking were made in...

New Inland Port Breaks Ground

March 14, 2017 - Posted in Local by Aimee Crouch
SC Ports

Last 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...

New Boeing Dreamliner Unveiled

February 17, 2017 - Posted in News by Aimee Crouch
Boeing Dreamliner

Today, 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...

Boeing Votes Against Unionization

February 16, 2017 - Posted in Local by Aimee Crouch
Boeing airplane

Boeing SC, one of the biggest industries in the Lowcountry, voted yesterday not to unionize the Charleston company, as 2,828 employess voted, with 74% of them not in support of the International Association of Machinists' attempt to unionize. Joan Robinson-Berry, Vice...

Fuel Efficiency School Buses Debut in the Lowcountry

February 10, 2017 - Posted in Local by Aimee Crouch
school bus

Starting today, students in Dorchester and Berkeley counties will be riding to school in a new alternative-fueled school bus. Twenty-six propane powered school buses are the first alternative fleet to replace the state's aging diesel buses. Mike Bullman, director of...

People's Rally in SC State Capital: #WhyWeMarch

January 21, 2017 - Posted in News by Kaitlyn Park
people rally at the South Carolina state house

Women, men and children of all ages gathered on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, for a People's Rally and Strategy Summit at the South Carolina State House. The rally was planned as a sister event for the Women's March on Washington, D.C. Attendees marched to Columbia's Music Farm...

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