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News from around the state

Gov. Henry McMaster Proposes $500 Million Investment In Rural Infrastructure Improvements

Governor Henry McMaster was joined today by the South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA), Municipal Association of South Carolina, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, and members of the General Assembly to make a major rural infrastructure proposal that would provide $500 million in American Rescue Plan (ARPA) funds to revitalize South Carolina’s water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure.

SBA Administrator Guzman Announces $44.8 Billion Through Signature Lending Programs

Today, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced the agency reached $44.8 billion in funding to small businesses through more than 61,000 traditional loans for fiscal year (FY) 2021.

Gas Prices Stabilize After Another 14 Cents Increase

Gas prices in the Carolinas have finally stabilized over the weekend after increasing another 14 cents last week in North Carolina alone, making today’s averages in both North and South Carolina a new 2021 high, and the most expensive daily average since October 2014.

Governor And Others Call For Expansion Of I-73

Governor Henry McMaster was joined by S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Secretary Christy Hall, members of the General Assembly, and local Horry County elected officials to call for the expansion of Interstate 73 (I-73) in South Carolina.

Fire Prevention Week: Test Smoke Alarms Now

This Fire Prevention Week (October 3-9), the American Red Cross of South Carolina urges you to test your smoke alarms and practice your two-minute escape drill before the threat of home fires increases with cold weather.

Social Media Video Platform’s Challenges Wreaking Havoc In Schools

A growing social media video platform, TikTok, is wreaking havoc in schools with its so-called “devious lick challenges.” In September, students were encouraged to steal or damage school property, then share a video with the hashtag on TikTok.

S.C. Has Nation’s Best Financial Report Publication Time

South Carolina now leads the nation on timely financial reporting, S.C. Comptroller Richard Eckstrom announced today.

New Grant Helps Pandemic-Challenged Historic Sites

Today the National Trust for Historic Preservation announces a new $3.5 million program designed to help preserve and interpret historic places that reflect the inclusive narrative of American cultural history, made possible through a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ American Rescue Plan Humanities Grantmaking for Organizations.

DHEC Now Accepting Applications For Projects Aimed At Reducing Diesel Emissions

Diesel emissions make up a significant portion of the mobile source air pollution in the state, which is why the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is offering grant funding for upgrading outdated diesel vehicles, engines and equipment.

Motorists Seeing Slight Relief At The Gas Pump

With fall approaching and the height of summer in our rearview, motorists in the Carolinas are starting to see slight relief at the pump as gas price averages dropped lower by a penny on the week.