Category: State

News from around the state

Carolinas Gas Prices Don’t Move Much Despite Rising Crude Prices

Gas prices in the Carolinas haven’t moved much, even as the price of crude rises to multi-year highs.

More SC Families Say “YES” To Organ Donation In 2021 Than Any Previous Year

During unprecedented times, South Carolinians find the courage to give.

SCDOR To Begin Accepting Individual Income Tax Returns On January 24th

The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) will begin accepting Individual Income Tax returns for tax year 2021 on January 24, 2022, consistent with the date announced by the IRS.

Red Cross Facing National Blood Crisis

The American Red Cross is facing a national blood crisis – its worst blood shortage in more than a decade.

Governor Announces 2022-2023 Executive Budget

Governor Henry McMaster announced the FY 2022-2023 Executive Budget and provided his recommendations on how funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) should be invested by the General Assembly.

COVID-19 Booster Recommendations Expand

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced January 5 that it recommends children as young as 12 receive a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster at least five months after they finish the primary vaccine series, and the South Carolina Department of Health of Control (DHEC) supports this recommendation for having children “maximally vaccinated” against COVID-19, meaning they have received their initial vaccine series plus a booster.

DHEC Urging Residents To Become Familiar With Risks Of Radon

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is encouraging South Carolinians to become familiar with the risks of radon when it’s present inside a home.

The Biden Administration To Begin Distributing At-Home, Rapid COVID-⁠19 Tests To Americans For Free

To help ensure Americans have tests on hand if a need arises, the Biden Administration is purchasing one billion at-home, rapid COVID-19 tests to give to Americans for free. A half-billion tests will be available for order on January 19th and will be mailed directly to American households.

Looking for an At-home or In-person COVID-19 Test? What To Know Before You Go

The news is filled with stories of long lines at in-person COVID testing sites across the country. Reports of limited supplies of at-home tests kits have consumers headed online to see what they can buy.

South Carolina Passes One Million Mark For Total COVID-19 Cases

On New Year’s Day, South Carolina officially surpassed the one million mark for total COVID-19 cases, a milestone reached as the state is in the middle of an unprecedented wave of new cases spurred by the omicron variant.