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8:41 am on Thursday August 7, 2014

Solar energy law in effect in SC

Wednesday in Columbia, Governor Nikki Haley ceremonially signed a bill that will allow for solar leasing. It will give businesses and homeowners a more affordable way to install solar panels. The new law also encourages utility companies to offer...
9:31 am on Friday August 1, 2014

SC will not ignore Common Core when writing new school standards

State lawmakers were assured Thursday that South Carolina will not ignore the current Common Core standards in math and English when new standards are written. State education superintendent Mick Zais had ordered the panels writing the new standards...
3:20 pm on Thursday July 31, 2014

Uber drivers cited by Myrtle Beach police

Myrtle Beach police handed out their first citations Saturday night to Uber drivers operating within city limits [...] Three people were given two citations each for Operating without a Business License, which carries a fine of $1,092, and Operating...
9:45 am on Thursday July 31, 2014

Same-sex couples denied SC marriage licenses; petition drive begins

via WBTW.com Several same-sex couples tried to get marriage licenses in Greenville Wednesday but were denied because of the state’s ban on gay marriages. They were part of Campaign for Southern Equality’s “We Do” campaign. Supporters of gay marriage...
12:14 pm on Tuesday July 29, 2014

Gov. Haley wants to stop Bikefest, Atlantic Beach mayor vows to keep it

Governor Nikki Haley still vows to put an end to Atlantic Beach's annual Memorial Day weekend Bikefest, and the town's Mayor still vows to keep it. Gov. Haley met with Mayor Jake Evans and the Atlantic Beach town council Tuesday morning in a meeting...
3:32 am on Thursday July 24, 2014

Bike sharing likely for downtown Charleston

The program would offer some 200 bikes at some 20 stations throughout the peninsula. 
8:29 am on Wednesday July 23, 2014

Myrtle Beach Police prepare to cite Uber drivers

Looks like the City of Myrtle Beach will be following in the footsteps of the City of Charleston... via CarolinaLive "Myrtle Beach police are about to crack down on Uber, a ride sharing company that officials say isn't licensed to operate in the...
1:03 pm on Sunday July 20, 2014

Charleston police plan to sting UberX drivers, Uber says it will pay fines

After meeting with local taxi companies concerned with the ride-sharing app UberX, the Charleston Police Department plans to roll out a series of efforts that would discourage local drivers from offering the car service [...] Police also plan to...
11:34 am on Sunday July 20, 2014

Local group petitions to make Conway smoke-free

The Wellness Council for South Carolina and Breathe Clean Conway have started a petition to make the City of Conway smoke-free.
11:29 am on Sunday July 20, 2014

Feds to announce SC ocean wind tracts in North Myrtle Beach

South Carolina's nascent wind power industry will take a significant step forward in September when the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management identifies the offshore tracts available for lease to wind power farms. It is also significant that the...