Next month SCANA shareholders will vote on a proposed merger with Dominion Energy, one year to the day after SCANA and its partner Santee Cooper pulled the plug on the V.C. Summer nuclear-expansion project — a $9.4 billion loss. If shareholders approve the merger, the state’s Public Service Commission will decide whether to accept it.
Bill amended in 2018 legislative session passes both chambers and is signed into law by the governor. Removed from the bill was the creation of a new bureaucracy: the Office of the Homeowners Association Ombudsman.
When I was announced as the new president and publisher of five McClatchy Co. newspapers in the Carolinas, including The Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette, some were wondering, “Who is this guy and what might we expect?”
The SC Solar Habitat Act would encourage planting native plants around commercial solar installation, supporting agriculture and wildlife and preserving the soil. The Senate is set to debate the bill this week.
Raising SC teacher pay is easiest way to fight the shortage that is leaving students without permanent teachers in the classroom. Giving teachers more respect, support and autonomy also would help, but that’s tougher to do.
April 21 is an important day for public school students in Beaufort County. It is a day our citizens will decide whether or not students and teachers will be put first and provided with sufficient permanent classroom space and highly-demanded career and technology education for our county’s future.
Citizens Advocating Responsible Education (CARE) does not oppose referendums that support public education per se but we do not support this referendum primarily because we have no confidence in the school district leadership or the school board’s ability to provide adequate financial oversight.
The current flu season, one of the most active in recent years, has commanded the attention of our entire state and nation. And for good reason: The flu can be a serious threat. This contagious respiratory illness can cause mild to severe illness, with potentially serious complications resulting in hospitalization or death.
Residents of Beaufort County know that we are immensely fortunate to live in an area of unparalleled beauty, but few realize that pro-active county land conservation initiatives over the past two decades have also helped achieve quantifiable economic benefits by conserving large portions of our natural Lowcountry surroundings.