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News from around the state

McMaster Wins Governor Of South Carolina

Henry McMaster won Governor of South Carolina in Tuesday’s General Election.

Free Medical And Dental Screenings For Veterans To Be Held

CareSouth Carolina and the CareFIRST Carolina Foundation are offering free medical and dental screenings for veterans during the inaugural “Stand Up For Veterans” event scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 17.

DHEC Confirms 2018 Season’s First Flu-Related Death In State

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced that the state has suffered its first flu-associated death of the season.

Hurricane Florence Survivors Have Less Than One Month To Apply For FEMA Benefits

Hurricane Florence survivors in South Carolina have less than one month left to register with FEMA. The last day to apply for FEMA assistance is Nov. 20, 2018.

SSI Benefits Will Increase In 2019

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 67 million Americans will increase 2.8 percent in 2019, the Social Security Administration announced.

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.


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.