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10:02 am on Friday March 28, 2014

30th anniversary of 1984 Carolinas tornado outbreak

March 28, 1984 is a day that is burned into the memory of many Carolinians. Friday is the 30th anniversary of one of the worst tornado outbreaks to ever strike the Carolinas, which brought several strong and violent tornadoes to the region,...
6:32 am on Wednesday April 4, 2012

Unhealthiest counties in SC, Pee Dee has strong hold

Flickr user Malingering The Pee Dee region in South Carolina has some of the unhealthiest counties. Darlington, Marlboro, Williamsburg, Dillon,  and Marion counties top the list of the most unhealthy counties in the state. Marion being the most...
4:32 am on Tuesday September 15, 2009

Male fish in Pee Dee taking on female characteristics

Image by Flickr user cliff1066Image by 20090915-bass.jpg The State has the wire report that male fish in parts of the Pee Dee River are developing female characteristics at an alarming rate. Uh oh. The article goes on to explain that it may have to...
4:26 am on Tuesday August 25, 2009

Coal power plant planned for coastal S.C. may be dead (updated)

Update August 25: The State has followed with a more flushed out piece; it does a good job of bringing you up to speed. As somone already in the loop, I found The State's editorial on the issue to be more interesting. They point out that Santee...
6:42 am on Tuesday April 14, 2009

Groups band together in suit against Pee Dee Coal Plant

Image by Santee CooperImage by 20080610powerplant.jpg The proposed Pee Dee power plant has received much criticism as too great a risk to the environment. Santee Cooper has countered that it’s a totally modern clean-as-can-be facility.   Six groups...
4:44 am on Friday February 13, 2009

Here's what's next for the proposed coal plant near Florence

After the state's DHEC issued a permit OK'ing a $2.2 billion coal power plant near Florence, The State has done a piece that also talks about what's next for the plant. Read more stories on this subject in our coal topic page.In short, the plant is...
10:30 am on Thursday February 12, 2009

DHEC refusing to block path for new coal plant

Despite yesterday's posturing (one, two) about why we should scrap a proposed coal plant near Florence, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has said it's obliged to not block the power plant's path as long as it's following the...
10:50 am on Wednesday February 11, 2009

State agencies fighting over proposed coal plant

Image by Flickr user davipt Image by 20090211-coal.jpg Update February 11, 3:15 p.m.: Governor Mark Sanford has officially announced he's against the proposed coal plant and says we should pursue nuclear options. Go read about it. First reporting:...
3:50 am on Sunday January 18, 2009

Proposed Pee Dee coal plant sees growing opposition

Read more stories on this subject in our coal topic page.The head of the National Wildlife Federation has joined the Sierra Club, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and the head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in saying: "Hey,...
1:35 pm on Thursday July 10, 2008

Proposed S.C. power plant seeking new permit

Image by Santee CooperImage by 20080610powerplant.jpg The proposed Pee Dee power plant has received much criticism as too great a risk to the environment. Santee Cooper has countered that it's a totally modern clean-as-can-be facility. A permitting...
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