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AAA: Gas Prices in the Carolinas Spike as Oil Trends More Expensive

Motorists in the Carolinas are spending a lot more at the pump as the price of gasoline moves gradually higher.

SCDSS Launches Online Central Registry And Database System

SCDSS is proud to announce the launch of the state’s Online Central Registry and Database system.

DHEC Recommends Second COVID-19 Booster Shot For Certain Individuals

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is recommending a second, COVID-19 booster shot for certain individuals to further prevent severe cases in higher risk groups.

Carolinas Gas Prices Are On Downward Trend

Gas prices in the Carolinas are still on the downward trend as President Biden’s decision to release one million barrels of oil per day for six months (180 million barrels) from the SPR (Strategic Petroleum Reserve) aided in sending the global price of crude falling to near $100 bbl. The release is intended to stem rising energy prices.

WIC Families Get Temporary Increase

The South Carolina Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program is extending the temporary increase of the cash value benefits (CVB) for fruit and vegetable purchases through September 30, 2022.

National Poison Prevention Month Being Observed

The Palmetto Poison Center invites the public to join them in observing National Poison Prevention Week, which began on March 20, 2022.

Fuel Prices Decline From Record Highs

The price of oil suffered steep losses last week, enabling the price of gasoline to back off from record highs. The lower global price of crude oil is now more than $20 cheaper and hovering near $105/bbl.

Residents Can Help DHEC Track West Nile Virus Through Dead Bird Submission

Residents can help the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) track West Nile virus this spring and summer by submitting certain species of dead birds for lab testing.

Fuel-Saving Tips Offered

With the rising price of gas, AAA offers these fuel-saving tips.

Federal Funding For COVID-19-Related Funeral Costs Is Still Available

Federal funding for COVID-19-related funeral costs is still available.