Category: State

News from around the state

Final S.C. Motor Fuel Fee Starts July 1st

For the sixth consecutive year, South Carolina’s Motor Fuel User Fee—which helps support road, bridge, and infrastructure construction—increases at the pump starting July 1. Users will pay $0.02 more per gallon, as the fee goes from $0.26 to $0.28 per gallon.

DHEC, SCEMD Encourage Residents To Review Protocols To Prepare For Hurricanes

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and the South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) are encouraging residents to remember the life-saving health and safety protocols promoted each year.

SCEMD Reminds Public To “Know Your Zone”

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division, county emergency managers, the National Weather Service along with all members of the State Emergency Response Team urge individuals, businesses and communities to begin preparations ahead of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

SCDHEC Reminds Residents To Prepare For Severe Weather

As the 2022 hurricane season officially begins, the South Carolina Department of Health and Control (DHEC) reminds residents to be prepared for severe weather and also reminds residents of the key roles DHEC plays in helping our state prepare for, respond to, and recover from weather events such as hurricanes and tropical storms.

Forecasters Predicting Above-Average Hurricane Season

Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service, are predicting above-average hurricane activity this year — which would make it the seventh consecutive above-average hurricane season.

Primary Early Voting Ends, Election Day Voting Set To Open June 14

With the early voting period ending today, the S.C. Election Commission wants to share important reminders about voting on Election Day.

REAL ID Deadline Is Less Than A Year Away

South Carolinians must have a REAL ID in less than one year or they will be turned away from boarding a domestic, commercial flight, entering a secure federal building, or visiting a military installation unless they have another form of federally approved identification.

DHEC Ends Monitoring Of Two People With Close Contact To Monkeypox

The South Carolina Department of Health of Environmental Control (DHEC) has ended its monitoring of two close contacts who were on a flight with an individual from the United Kingdom who tested positive for monkeypox.

COVID-19 Booster Shots Recommended For Ages 5-11

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Thursday, May 19 it is recommending COVID-19 booster shots for ages 5-11 at least five months after their initial vaccine series.

Women In Philanthropy Announces Opening Of Grant Cycle

Women in Philanthropy (WIP), the giving circle fund of Eastern Carolina Community Foundation, is pleased to announce the opening of the 2022 grant cycle.