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9:00 am on Friday May 23, 2014

Not a Bud of new SC Beer legislation: Anheuser-Busch fighting against proposed "Brewpub Bill"

Budweiser maker Anheuser-Busch isn't a fan of the progress being made for new beer laws in South Carolina. Thanks to Myrtle Beach's push to get Stone Brewing Company to make us and or South Carolina their East Coast home some real movement has...
8:20 am on Friday May 23, 2014

More questions emerge about Myrtle Beach's annexation plans

via My Horry News The two-year-old petition Myrtle Beach officials are using to annex more than 600 acres contains some signatures of people who no longer live in the area and at least one from a person who is dead. The city is planning to hold a...
7:32 am on Wednesday May 21, 2014

South Carolina Senate takes up bill to fix state-owned roads

A bill that would put more money toward fixing state-owned roads will be taken up for special order by the South Carolina Senate on Wednesday afternoon. Special order bills are debated, amended, and passed in one day.
8:34 am on Friday May 16, 2014

Bill limiting public’s ability to sue polluters moves forward in S.C. Senate

via The Sun News: "The bill would eliminate the ability of private citizens to file lawsuits under the state’s Pollution Control Act for any pollution discovered after June 6, 2012. The bill is intended to clarify language included in a 2012...
7:36 am on Thursday May 15, 2014

Bridges: a big issue in South Carolina

One out of every five bridges in South Carolina is in poor condition. The South Carolina Department of Transportation maintains 8,416 bridges and of those, only 66 percent are in good condition.
7:28 am on Thursday May 15, 2014

Skydive business owner says Horry County trying to close his doors

Amongst Horry County’s lease discussion with several aeronautical companies, one skydive business in North Myrtle Beach has filed both a local and federal lawsuit. Horry County will have third and final reading on several lease agreements for area...
8:02 am on Wednesday May 14, 2014

Texting While Driving Bill Strengthened, May Apply to All Drivers

A stronger texting while driving ban is now going to full House floor. A committee made some changes to the senate proposed bill that would not only ban texting and driving for beginner’s or restricted licenses, but also for all drivers.  The bill,...
9:04 am on Thursday May 8, 2014

Much Needed Grant for Area Tech Startups

As reported a couple of days ago, Grand Strand startups got a boost with large SC grant, The Sun News sat down with Mike Schroll, one of the driving forces behind procuring the $250K in matching grant funds for Horry and Georgetown startups. In the...
5:15 pm on Wednesday May 7, 2014

Bill could make big changes to Common Core standards in SC

"The standards in math and English are already being implemented in South Carolina. The state was already planning to review the standards in two years, but the Senate bill would move up that review to next year."
4:13 pm on Tuesday May 6, 2014

Grand Strand startups get a boost with large SC grant

The Grand Strand Technology Council has received a $250,000 state grant, the maximum award possible, to help the Grand Strand Startup Initiative, a collaborative plan to foster the development of startups in the region. Today the Office of...