As S.C. lawmakers moved to slash SCE&G’s rates, the Cayce-based utility and Virginia-based Dominion Energy made a last-ditch offer to avoid the Legislature’s ax, offering bigger refunds to S.C. power customers.
James Smith, the Democratic candidate for S.C. governor, said Friday he has hired Scott Hogan as campaign manager as the Columbia Democrat tries to upset Republican Gov. Henry McMaster in November’s general election.
Clemson University raised tuition, housing and food costs for the 2018-2019 school year, costing students at least an additional $258 per year. Tuition increased by a larger percentage at University of South Carolina, but Clemson still costs more.
The Rev. Wendell Estep is retiring as pastor of First Baptist Church in downtown Columbia, SC. He preaches his last sermon Sunday, July 22, 2018. First Baptist is one of the largest, most influential religious centers in Columbia.
Seven coworkers at a Spartanburg, South Carolina, business won a Powerball jackpot of $50,000 on a ticket they purchased Friday the 13th, the SC Education Lottery said. They plan to keep playing lotto.
A co-author of the textbook “21st Century Wellness,” used for a required fitness class at UNC-Chapel Hill, is defending the book, which has been criticized for referring to cancer and diabetes as “diseases of choice.”
Employment is up in South Carolina, and in York, Lancaster and Chester counties. Hospitality and tourism are a driving force. York and Lancaster counties have employment levels below the national average.
The Investigation Discovery (ID) channel on Tuesday, July 24 premieres “Bad Henry,” a true-crime documentary about Charlotte, NC, serial killer Henry Louis Wallace, who strangled 10 women. Detective Garry McFadden of “I Am Homicide” is featured.
The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced an 80-year-old woman from a cruise ship 150 miles from Wilmington, North Carolina. She was taken to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington for treatment. (Video has no sound.)