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7:28 am on Sunday November 30, 2014

A failure in funding S.C.'s criminal system is costing safety

A recent string of Charleston inaction on a suspect highlights how a lack in cash is allowing those accused of violent acts to stay on the street longer.
6:56 am on Sunday August 31, 2014

Six years on, South Carolina cash flow still hurting

Although the nation as a whole is seeing more tax dollars, a fiscal check of The Palmetto State shows that we're still beneath the pre-Great Recession mark for fiscal health — and that includes fewer jobs for 25- to 54-year-olds. News comes out of a...
7:59 am on Monday March 3, 2014

Coast RTA bracing for cuts in Horry County funding

Coast RTA is bracing for funding cuts from Horry County Council. Myers Rollins, the local bus service’s CEO, told the Coast board this week that he’s preparing two budgets: one that includes the more than $1 million the county typically provides and...
4:50 am on Monday September 9, 2013

Despite a partial funding recovery, local library hours remain below state requirements

Beaufort County Council is confused as to why an additional $166,000 won't be used to extend library hours, and if libraries can't extend hours from 40 per week to at least 68 they could see further state budget cuts.
10:47 am on Tuesday June 25, 2013

$1 Billion for South Carolina's roads

Much needed funding for South Carolina's massive and aged road system has been signed into law by Gov. Nikki Haley, but as much as $28 billion more is estimated to be needed over the next 20 years.
3:19 pm on Friday June 21, 2013

Property taxes, trash fees to increase as Beaufort fights contracting funds

A forecast downturn in property values has the City of Beaufort needing to trim an estimated $600,000 to $700,000. A property tax hike of 4.32% will cover about a quarter, and a $2.70 increase in trash rates will cover a quarter, and a quarter in...
4:33 am on Friday June 14, 2013

'Project Robot' likely to land first tenant at Beaufort Commerce Park

A debated $850,000 county economic incentive package is looking likely to land the first business at the City of Beaufort's $1.85 million Beaufort Commerce Park.
8:06 am on Wednesday June 5, 2013

Funding OK'd for bike lane on Ashley River Bridge

11:07 am on Thursday April 4, 2013

Report: Savannah close to get harbor deepening dollars

1:36 am on Thursday March 7, 2013

Federal budget sequestration likely to trim Blue Angels from Beaufort air show (Updated)

Flickr user EyeNo Update: The Navy has yet to officially cancel the April Blue Angels appearance in Beaufort, and The Island Packet writes that the air show organizers are waiting on official word of the cancellation. The paper also notes that...