Legislators expect to pass a compromise Thursday to protect a program that helps South Carolinians afford rooftop solar panels. However, there are last-minute objections, including from advocates for the poor.
Former DHEC board member Rick Toomey faced a Senate screening panel Thursday as he seeks to become the agency’s director. DHEC’s board picked fellow director Toomey for the top job over 100 other applicants.
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources released a dramatic timelapse video showing a blue crab molting, the process where it sheds its worn-down, damaged shell for a new one, a process it repeats.
The body of a man who went missing in Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains was discovered being eaten by a bear, but a forensic report shows he died from overdosing on meth and was not attacked before dying.
Aggressive 1-year-old male deer was shot and killed by Aiken police after it got aggressive and attacked residents, according to SC DNR, which said the deer lost its fear of humans after it was raised by people.
Despite four years of storms that have destroyed dams statewide, SC legislators are discussing proposals to weaken the state’s dam-safety laws, exempting 1,600 dams from oversight. Critics are appalled.
SCE&G is on Wessinger Island in Lake Murray Tuesday, conducting a prescribed “hazard reduction burn” of brush and other plant life that could become risky in the face of a real fire. Residents may see smoke.
A NJ man pleaded guilty in SC for his role in an international reptile-smuggling conspiracy exchanging turtles between the U.S. and China and could face five years in prison, the U.S. Attorney’s office said.
A live giant African millipede was found by customs at the airport in Atlanta in a suitcase belonging to travelers headed to SC by Regal, a Beagle member of border protection, which seeks a home for the insect.
Australian miners who began digging for gold in Lancaster County two years ago say they have found more of the precious metal near the town of Kershaw. OceanaGold is seeking to expand the Haile Gold Mine so that it can extract more of the ore.
S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster told reporters December 11 the state does not have plans to join environmental groups in suing the Trump administration over offshore drilling tests, but stressed “nothing is off the table.”