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7:30 am on Wednesday May 25, 2011

The other sting of hurricanes: Wind, hail insurance rates on the rise in Beaufort County

TheDigitel If you could insure Hunting Island beach, I certainly wouldn't want to pay the bill. It seems as there is one thing scarier to Beaufort County residents than the threat of a hurricane this season — paying more for insurance. The threat of...
6:33 am on Tuesday February 24, 2009

Cable, electric, water, bus, groceries all aim to get more costly

Image by Flickr user travelling.steve Image by 20090224-up.jpg Virtually everywhere you look prices are or are threatening to rise, all while folks aren't making any more, if not flat out losing their jobs. Read more stories on this subject in our...
12:06 pm on Tuesday February 10, 2009

Legislator: Charge obese state employees $25 more for health insurance

Image by Flickr user Malingering Image by 20090210-obese.jpg Obese state workers would pay $25 more a month for health insurance, under proposed state legislation. The fee would be levied on those with a BMI (body mass index) of more than 30....
12:12 pm on Tuesday October 7, 2008

Electricity price hike moving forward

Image by Flickr user jim orsiniImage by 20081007electric.jpg A state agency is recommending that South Carolina Electric & Gas get the first of its two requested rate hikes. Here are details on SCE&G's two requested rate hikes from a press...
3:57 pm on Saturday September 13, 2008

Ike stirs panic at Charleston's gas stations

Image by Flickr user Indy CharlieImage by 20080912gas.jpg Fear and gas prices are highly intertwined. Update September 13: Reports are coming in that the rush on pumps has lead to some gas stations running out. NBC News 2 thought they'd take a...