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DHEC Investigating Two Possible Cases Of 2019 Novel Coronavirus In South Carolina

Today the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced it is investigating two possible cases of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus.

S.C. Tourism Reports Another Record Year

Tourism in South Carolina is now a record $23.8 billion industry, supporting one in every 10 jobs and generating $1.8 billion in state and local taxes, according to figures released today by the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism.

Governor Presents Tourism Achievement Awards At Conference

In an awards luncheon at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Travel, Governor Henry McMaster recognized people and places who made significant contributions to tourism in South Carolina.

SBA Announces Funding Competition To Organizations Providing Training To Women Veteran Entrepreneurs

The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced that nonprofit organizations, state and local agencies, and institutions of higher learning are eligible to compete for funding of up to $300,000 to deliver entrepreneurship training to women service members, women veterans and women military spouses.

EPA And USDA Announce Continued Commitment To Support Rural Water Systems

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that will help rural water systems face the challenges of aging infrastructure, workforce shortages, increasing costs, limited management capacity and declining rate bases.

Niagara Bottling Coming To South Carolina

Niagara Bottling, a leading beverage manufacturer in the U.S., today announced plans to establish operations in Florence County.

Winter Weather Driving Tips Given

With many parts of the Carolinas expected to experience a wintery mix on Thursday, AAA Carolinas encourages motorists to be prepared as severe weather can be both frightening and dangerous for commuters and is also a factor in over 2,000 deaths annually.

South Carolina Export Sales Top $41.5 Billion In 2019

For the 10th consecutive year, the state of South Carolina set a record for total export sales in 2019.

Early Bird: America’s Beloved Purple Martins Return To South Carolina

In a sure sign that spring is not far behind, the first Purple Martins of the year have been spotted in South Carolina.

All South Carolina Counties Declared Drought Free

The S.C. Drought Response Committee met Thursday, January 30, via conference call to update the drought statuses of all counties in South Carolina. Due to above average rainfall totals statewide during December and January, it was a quick decision and a unanimous vote to remove the drought status