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6:52 am on Thursday June 5, 2014

Texting while driving ban heads to Haley to become law

South Carolina's General Assembly has passed a ban on texting while driving, now it only needs Gov. Nikki Haley's signature.
9:49 am on Tuesday June 3, 2014

'Stone bill' craft beer rule is now law in S.C.

Craft beer options brewed in the Palmetto State should soon blossom further: the "Stone bill" has been signed into law by Gov. Nikki Haley and will allow craft breweries to brew more beer and serve food. 
8:32 am on Tuesday June 3, 2014

SC asked to cut carbon emissions more than half

One of South Carolina's major utilities is warning a federal proposal that the state cuts its power plant carbon dioxide emissions by more than half by 2030 will increase the cost of power and drive away industry...
8:11 am on Tuesday June 3, 2014

Atlantic Beach stands by Bikefest

The Atlantic Beach Town Council Meeting introduced another side to the Bikefest argument Monday night. Mayor Jake Evans says they want to keep it. Bikefest was not on the Agenda, but the people of Atlantic Beach voiced their thoughts on the event...
11:03 am on Friday May 30, 2014

Governor Haley calls for an end to BikeFest

via CarolinaLive.com Governor Nikki Haley said Friday that it is "time for Bikefest to come to an end." Haley addressed members of the media and the community this morning after a closed door meeting with area officials about this past weekend's...
9:01 am on Friday May 30, 2014

Upstate Senator blocks sex education bill

via WBTW.com "A bill aimed to improve sex education in the Palmetto State is dead after an Upstate Senator blocked it from advancing. The legislation would ensure that medically accurate information is taught, teachers are trained and schools held...
5:18 pm on Wednesday May 28, 2014

Brewing bill compromise reached, makes way for Stone Brewing Co. to locate in SC

S.C. Sen. Luke Rankin said late Tuesday afternoon that Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt told him that Stone Brewing Co. would move to South Carolina if the legislature passes a bill to accommodate its operation. But Stone Brewing Co. spokeswoman...
5:28 am on Wednesday May 28, 2014

Drink up before midnight: New Charleston rule on alcohol sales

Charleston City Council voted 12-to-1 for a plan to restrict some new downtown businesses from selling alcohol past midnight.
12:35 pm on Tuesday May 27, 2014

Local Parents petition Horry County Schools over attendance policy

A group of local parents have taken to GoPetition.com to air their grievances about school attendance policy. Of the concerned parents complaints are the current attendance policy, "eliminates the rights of the parent to make essential, responsible...
3:58 pm on Monday May 26, 2014

Facebook page against BikeFest springs up overnight, over 9K 'likes'

The Facebook page "Myrtle Beach Against BikeFest" was created less than 24 hours ago and already has nearly 10,000 likes. The page is a reaction to the tragic events that transpired over the past three days. The page creators have also set up a...