Category: State

News from around the state

Governor Trying To Help Hurricane-Affected Areas With Mosquito Control

overnor Henry McMaster today sent a letter to S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis requesting the transfer of $4 million from the Unclaimed Property Account to the S.C. Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) to help with mosquito abatement services in areas affected by Hurricane Florence.

Free Codes Education Available To S.C. Residents

The S.C. Department of Commerce’s Office of Innovation, in collaboration with Build Carolina, announced SC Codes, a new statewide program designed to provide free access to code education for all residents.

DISASTER ASSISTANCE INFORMATION: September 29, 2018

Information on disaster assistance available in South Carolina

Carolinas On Schedule For Fantastic Fall Color Season

As some sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway reopened for the first time after being cleared from Hurricane Florence, there was little to suggest the storm would put a damper on a vibrant fall color season in the southern Appalachians.

USDA Grants Flexibility On SNAP Benefits

The U.S. Department of Agriculture granted flexibility to allow South Carolina residents on September 20th to replace food purchased with SNAP benefits that was lost due to power outages and flooding caused by Hurricane Florence.

State Approved For Quick Release Funds

At the request of Governor Henry McMaster and South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Secretary Christy Hall, SCDOT has been approved for $8 million in Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) “Quick Release” Emergency Funds.

Small Business Optimism Soars

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index soared to 108.8 in August, a new record in the survey’s 45-year history, topping the July 1983 highwater mark of 108.

Flooding Continues As Some Residents Begin Recovery

The South Carolina Emergency Response Team is monitoring and preparing for the water levels of rivers to rise.

Beware Of Hurricane Florence Scam Artists

The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is advising consumers to be on the lookout for scams in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

One SC Fund Accepting Donations

Central Carolina Community Foundation is accepting financial donations to the One SC Fund.