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6:52 am on Thursday June 5, 2014

Texting while driving ban heads to Haley to become law

South Carolina's General Assembly has passed a ban on texting while driving, now it only needs Gov. Nikki Haley's signature.
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.
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,...
9:51 am on Thursday March 20, 2014

Highway workers hope higher speeding fines in work zones will become law in South Carolina

A new bill at the statehouse looks to double the fines for speeding in a work or construction zone. That bill in the senate would install a fine of $620 up from the current $310. However, a subcommittee may raise them even more to $1,000 for a first...
11:00 pm on Friday March 7, 2014

Texting while driving almost illegal for some in SC

Texting while driving is one step closer to becoming illegal in the state of South Carolina for novice drivers. Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee nearly unanimously passed the measure. A novice driver would be someone with a beginner's permit...
3:49 pm on Thursday September 19, 2013

Body of missing boater found

The body of a boater who was last seen near Wimbee Creek has been recovered.
10:28 am on Monday September 16, 2013

Search continues for missing boater

Search continues for man that went missing in Beaufort County waters on Wednesday, September 11.
11:42 am on Thursday September 12, 2013

Crews still searching for boater near Beaufort County

The 54-year-old man was last seen in the water near 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
5:43 am on Wednesday September 11, 2013

Beaufort County passes texting while driving ban

While texting and driving has been banned in the City of Beaufort, it has also been banned in unincorporated areas of Beaufort County as of Monday night.
4:44 am on Wednesday September 11, 2013

Mt. Pleasant approves ban on texting while driving

It's no to touching your phone for calls, maps, music, or whatever else while driving in Mount Pleasant after a 6-3 vote on Tuesday.