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12:31 pm on Friday July 25, 2014

SC homeowners insurance ranks 11th highest in nation

Horry County has the third-highest homeowners insurance rates. Since this is a coastal area, higher premiums are expected, but now even inland too. Marion falls in at number 9 on the list, while Dillon and Florence come in ranked 12 and 13.
7:47 am on Friday May 30, 2014

Pay-it-forward, Hidden Cash Scavenger Hunt Finds its way to Myrtle Beach (UPDATE)

Update at Bottom First Report 5/30/14 8:00am: The pay-it-forward scavenger hunt for envelopes of cash that started in San Francisco, CA has made its way to Myrtle Beach. About a week ago, HiddenCash on Twitter started the pay-it-forward campaign...
2:05 pm on Friday December 13, 2013

Some SC businesses and consumers think new $100 bill looks fake

Businesses and consumers said the new $100 bill looks fake and is making them run to the bank to double check their cash.The bill has a new look and went into circulation in October of 2013. The Secret
3:39 pm on Wednesday April 3, 2013

SCE&G to give back for Earth Month

South Carolina Electric and Gas Company has announced it will donate $1 to the non-profit organization Palmetto Clean Energy for every one of its customers who signs up for paperless billing during Earth Month this April.  Approximately 30% of of...
11:36 am on Friday February 1, 2013 launches

Image by Flickr user 401(K) 2013Crowdfunding hits Charleston as February 1 marks the origination of, a new local website with the purpose of connecting Charleston-area entities with the necessary funding to find success. With...
11:33 am on Wednesday November 14, 2012

Counterfeit money crippling area businesses (Update: Found money that was fake)

photo by flickr user lazarello Update November 14, 2012: A counterfeit $20 was used to buy a beverage at a local convenience store.  When confronted about where she got it, the customer told police she found it on the ground outdoors. The moral of...
4:56 am on Friday October 26, 2012

Future Kings Road Boat Landing (Update: work begins)

Update October 26th, 2012: The ground breaking ceremony for the new boat landing.   The new boat landing will have a 28-foot wide, two-lane concrete boat ramp on the Intracoastal Waterway and will feature a 200 linear foot floating dock along the...
12:15 pm on Tuesday June 5, 2012

Dunking for the Cure

This past Saturday at Pearlstine Distributors, we held our annual company picnic. One of our employees had an idea to help raise money for a good cause. A dunking booth was set up, and we had 3 employees volunteer to be the ”dunkees”. Fellow...
10:19 pm on Sunday June 3, 2012

Notes on Quotes-Edgar Allan Poe on Sweating It Out!

By Gordon Mercer and Marcia Gaines Mercer         “The best things in life make you sweaty.”  Edgar Allan Poe, 1809-1849    Author and poet, Edgar Allan Poe, was stationed in the U. S. Army at Fort Moultrie on Sullivan’s Island under the name of...
5:50 am on Thursday May 31, 2012

Alternative art space Tivoli celebrates making it official

Inside Tivoli Studios on a Tuesday afternoon, it's hot and there's a bird flapping around in the rafters. The soft drone of oscillating fans pushes the warm air around the open space. But much more than stale breezes and displaced fledglings fill...