Money to protect S.C. land has been cut while questioning state lawmakers watch the S.C. Conservation Bank. The bank has saved hundreds of thousands of acres from development, but has been under fire for how it has handled money.
South Carolinians could find out sooner — rather than later — what SCE&G knew and when, and how it responded to the V.C. Summer nuclear fiasco. The utility has until Friday to provide the records to state regulators.
The S.C. Public Service Commission granted a request Wednesday to reconsider higher water and sewer rates for up to 28,000 customers previously ordered to pay more to cover the legal expenses of a utility that lost a pollution case.
Black bears are more active around humans during their mating season. Still, they come onto human properties for a reason, typically food. Keeping trashcans closed and removing pet food is a good way to keep them away.
A 17-year-old was hospitalized after he was bitten by two snakes while mowing a Jacksonville, Florida lawn. The teen said doctors think the bites were from rattlesnakes but venom never entered his body.
An Arizona woman was hiking with her dogs and nearly stepped on a rattlesnake, when her golden retriever Todd jumped in front of her and protected her from a venomous bite. The puppy received antivenin and is expected to fully recover.
A family planning to go swimming in their pool found several rattlesnakes inside a pool noodle at their home in Buckeye, Arizona as a large rattlesnake emerged and several younger snakes were still inside, the fire department said.
Thousands of properties along South Carolina's coast, including Beaufort County and Hilton Head Island, could be subject to chronic flooding in the next 30 years, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists.
A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah helicopter crew rescued three boaters after their vessel capsized near St. Catherines Island, Ga, after the Charleston base received a call. The boaters were transported to Hunter Air Force Base.
Breeding and raising healthy animals is part of Riverbanks Zoo's mission to create self-sustaining animal populations for educational purposes in zoos. The zoo has recently welcomed baby giraffes, lions, koalas and an Eastern Lowland Gorilla.
A hot tub used by college students has failed health inspections at least six times in recent years. Health inspectors say improper maintenance could spread germs and disease to those using the hot tub at the Main Street complex.
A Florida resident visiting South Carolina saw a blacktip shark stuck on a Garden City beach, where it was rescued by a man who pulled the thrashing predator back into the water, to the delight of onlookers. The scene was caught on video.
Two boaters were thrown from a vessel in Lake Hartwell on Sunday night. One of the men survived, but rescue crews are searching for his partner. The Memorial Day weekend accident is unlikely to be the state's last as summer heats up.
People planning to visit Chimney Rock State Park in Rutherford County, N.C. for Memorial Day holiday weekend had their plans dashed because a retaining wall collapsed in the park’s parking lot because of heavy rains in the area, officials say.
Lois McCarty, whose husband Robert McCarty died during Columbia's 2015 flood, is suing railroad company Norfolk Southern for constructing an embankment she says altered the flow of Gills Creek and worsened flooding where her husband died.