Intentionally set blazes, in some cases started by shooting small fire bombs from helicopters into the forest, not only improve habitat for ground nesting birds such as wild turkeys, but they clear brush that makes the threat of catastrophic fires worse on federal lands, state and federal officials say.
The 1940's era billboard on the north side of the Gervais Street bridge on the way into Columbia -- the one that spoils the picturesque sight line there -- is finally coming down, according to Columbia city councilman Howard Duvall.
David Soto has become an internet sensation for having the rare ability to skin a deer in minutes. David works in Dalzell, S.C. at peach Orchard Processing, where they sell a knife named after him, "the Davide Blade." Videos of him skinning deer have attracted millions of viewers on outdoors websites. WARNING: This video contains graphic content.
Chronic wasting disease is a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy of white-tailed deer. It is referred to as the mad cow disease of deer. DNR wildlife biologist Charles Ruth talks about the disease and how it affects the South Carolina deer herd. Video by Matt Walsh, footage submitted by DNR
Shafeka Carter has an inspirational plaque about overcoming adversity on front porch of her home in Pine Glen neighborhood that was rebuilt after being flooded last fall. She received it from a friend.
17 people died in the October 2015 South Carolina flood. Hundreds of families were displaced while their homes were torn down and rebuilt after being flooded or inundated with mold in the wake of the storm. University of South Carolina professor Patrice Franz Penney explains how the traumatic events of the storm affected children 1 year later.
It took two days to recover Sampson "Twon" Pringle’s body after he was swept away by flood waters in October 2015. Firefighters found him in Cary Lake, just downstream from where his truck broke down. Pringle left behind Smith, two daughters, his mother and two sisters.