Category: State

News from around the state

Ports Authority Shows Container Growth

South Carolina Ports Authority reported 10 percent container volume growth in September and strong results for the first quarter of the 2018 fiscal year.

Annual State Of The Port Given

South Carolina Ports Authority president and CEO Jim Newsome focused on the Port’s strategic plans for volume growth and infrastructure investments during the annual State of the Port.

Tropical Storm Nate On Verge Of Developing In Western Caribbean

AccuWeather reports Tropical Depression 16 has formed just southeast of the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua as of late Wednesday morning, and it may rapidly develop into a tropical storm or hurricane then threaten the central to northeastern Gulf of Mexico coast this weekend.

More Than One Million Traveled In South Carolina To View The Eclipse; Had $269 Million Impact

Roughly 1.6 million people traveled to or within South Carolina to view the total solar eclipse last month, according to research released today by the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism.

Ports Authority Executive To Lead Clemson Corporate Partnership Office

COLUMBIA — A seasoned business executive and Clemson alumnus with more than 20 years of experience in helping foster relations and recruit corporations to the state of South Carolina, has been named Clemson University’s associate vice president for the Office of Corporate Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives.

State Cotton Crop Looking Good This Year

After rain damaged it in the last two years, this looks to be a bumper year for the South Carolina cotton crop, just as a Clemson University economist predicted before planting even began.

West Nile Virus Update Given

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has confirmed eleven human cases of West Nile virus in South Carolina so far this year. One of the eleven, an individual in Anderson County, died last month. The virus has also been detected in one horse, 13 birds, and 75 mosquito samples.

Will The U.S. East Coast Escape A Direct Hit From Hurricane Maria?

AccuWeather Global Headquarters – September 22, 2017 – AccuWeather reports while Maria still has the potential to wander close to the United States, the core of the hurricane is most likely to remain offshore through next week.

Better Business Bureau Getting Reports Of Scam E-mails

Businesses throughout the area have been receiving electronic notifications stating that BBB has received an abuse, claiming that their company is violating the Fair Labor Standards Act and another that stated The Safety and Health Act.

SCDMV Making It Easier To Get Real ID

The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) is pleased to announce a more convenient way for South Carolina residents to confirm if the documents needed to order and buy a REAL ID driver’s license online in the future are on file with the agency.