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AG to Beaufort County: You’re responsible for marine debris removal

A lengthy dispute between the state and Beaufort County over responsibility for the cleanup of marine storm debris has been settled by the S.C. Attorney General’s Office. The office recently filed an opinion that determined the county should shoulder the burden. County leaders hope the cost of the cleanup will be reimbursed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Politics & Government

Guess who may pay for some Hurricane Matthew cleanup in gated communities? You

Preliminary estimates recently presented to Beaufort County officials put the cost of removing debris piles from private communities at nearly $300,000 — a figure that is expected to grow and will not be reimbursed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Because they could pose a potential health threat, the debris piles will be removed using public funds, regardless of whether the county could recoup the cost.

Beaufort News

You're going to love this view of 'Little Blue'

One of the last cabins at Hunting Island State Park, known as “Little Blue,” still sits in the Atlantic Ocean even after Hurricane Matthew went along the coast in October, 2016 as shown in this drone footage shot by Erik Anderson with May River Media on Jan. 20, 2017.

Videos

Wind long gone, Hurricane Matthew still batters Coastal Discovery Museum

Rex Garniewicz, president and CEO of Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, discusses how Hurricane Matthew continues to affect the museum's budget.
Teresa Moss tmoss@islandpacket.com
Wind long gone, Hurricane Matthew still batters Coastal Discovery Museum 1:10

Wind long gone, Hurricane Matthew still batters Coastal Discovery Museum

You're going to love this view of 'Little Blue' 0:23

You're going to love this view of 'Little Blue'

Downed trees from Hurricane Matthew pulled from Hunting Island's forest 1:18

Downed trees from Hurricane Matthew pulled from Hunting Island's forest

'We're moving forward': Harbour Town repairs continue apace 1:16

'We're moving forward': Harbour Town repairs continue apace