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News from around the state

Consumers Spending $69 Per Month More On Fuel Compared To Last Summer

Consumers are spending $69 more a month to fill-up compared to last summer.

$49 Million Announced For Charleston Harbor Deepening Project

Today the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced $49 million for the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project in the Fiscal Year 18 Work Plan, critical funds that will be coupled with financial support from the State of South Carolina to further the progress of deepening the Charleston Harbor to 52 feet.

Higher Gas Prices Not Deterring Memorial Day Travelers

AAA Carolinas projects an estimated 1,260,000 North Carolinians and 593,250 South Carolinians will travel this Memorial Day weekend, the highest Memorial Day travel volume since 2005 and an increase of 5% from last year.

SCDPS Buckle Up SC Campaign Is May 21-June 3

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) begins its annual Buckle, Up SC, enforcement mobilization on May 21, 2018. The special enforcement period will run through June 3, 2018.

American Red Cross Reminds South Carolinians To Stay Weather Aware

As the threat of heavy rains and the potential for flooding comes to South Carolina this week, the Palmetto SC Region of the American Red Cross is reminding everyone to stay weather aware.

Gas Prices Jump Up

At $2.87, the national gas price average jumped six cents on the week in part due to the White House’s decision to re-impose sanctions on Iran.

South Carolina Army National Guard to Send Support To Texas Border

Gov. Henry McMaster and S.C. Adjutant General Robert E. Livingston Jr. today announced that the South Carolina Army National Guard will send troops and equipment to the Texas Border in support of Operation Guardian Support, President Trump’s mission to secure the southern border.

Gasoline Demand Sets March Record As Carolinians Pay Over 25-cents More Compared To Last March

Motorists are paying between 26 and 30 cents more per gallon than they did this time last year throughout the Carolinas.

Real ID Cards Now Available

Governor Henry McMaster was joined by SC Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) Director Col. Kevin Shwedo to announce that South Carolina’s new driver’s licenses and identification cards, including those compliant with the federal REAL ID Act of 2005, are now available for purchase SCDMV branches statewide.

Eagle Solar Announces Project In Orangeburg

Eagle Solar Group today announced plans to construct a new, state-of-the-art solar farm in Orangeburg County. The company is investing $87.9 million in the new operations.