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12:19 pm on Monday December 30, 2013

South Carolina adds another 50,000 residents

The Palmetto state grew some 1.07% from mid-2012 to mid-2013, according to the latest Census Bureau estimates.
2:14 pm on Wednesday December 18, 2013

New area code for South Carolina Revealed

South Carolina 4th area code has been revealed and it will be 854,but no one will be getting one of the new phone numbers until sometime in 2015. The new 854 will be the first "overlay" area code in South Carolina, so some confusion is expected. It...
10:13 am on Wednesday December 18, 2013

New 854 area code to come to Lowcountry

As 843 area code phone numbers dwindle, the S.C. Office of Regulatory Staff has requested a fourth combo for the state to join 803 and 864.
6:35 am on Wednesday September 11, 2013

The 843 area code running out, get ready for a new combo

South Carolina is expected to run out of phone numbers in the 843 area code by 2015, and the North American Numbering Plan Administrator is requesting a fourth combo for the state to join 803 and 864.
4:59 am on Monday July 2, 2012

Local population growth propels Grand Strand area to '10 Fastest Growing Metro Areas'

Flickr User: .m for matthijs Generally South Carolina areas were growing, but more rural areas of the state saw population losses. The latest update comes from U.S. Census population estimates from April 2010 to July 2011; the Grand Strand area was...
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...
5:37 am on Friday May 25, 2012

Father and Son Duo Launch Senior Care Business in Surfside Beach

Family business endeavors don’t always fare well in the end, but father and son business partners Craig and Don Randall of Surfside Beach, S.C. seemed to have found the right recipe for success. After launching a successful business in the scrap...
5:51 am on Tuesday March 27, 2012

New initiative challenges Charleston to 'Lighten Up' and lose 100,000 pounds

Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr., committee Co-Chairmen Dr. Marcus Newberry and Dr. Patrick O’Neil and members of the community steering committee are challenging the Charleston community to lose a combined 100,000 pounds in an effort to fight obesity....
3:49 am on Tuesday March 29, 2011

Examining the population shift in downtown Charleston over the past 30 years

Image by Flickr user THEfunkymanIn the last 30 years, Charleston County has undergone a racial shift in which downtown's black majority of the 1980s has been replaced with a large white majority for the first time in memory. While the peninsula's...
1:26 pm on Wednesday March 23, 2011

2010 US Census numbers are in. Now what?

Photo by massdistraction It's been 10 years since we took a snapshot of who is living in what parts of The Grand Strand.  Horry County's population grew 37%, with a 2010 population of 269,291. That will significantly impact our share of federal tax...