South Carolina

Environment
6:12 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

No Swim Advisory After Sewage Spills Into Lake Wylie

A photo of a sewer system overflow on January 11, 2014 from one of Tega Cay Water Service's manholes into Lake Wylie. On March 7, 48,500 gallons of sewage burst from two manholes and a wasterwater treatment plant into Lake Wylie.
Credit Courtesy of the Tega Cay Water Citizens Advisory Council

More than 48,000 gallons of raw sewage leaked into Lake Wylie on Friday. This is just two weeks after the EPA issued a notice of violation against the private sewage-treatment company for repeated sewage spills in Tega Cay, South Carolina.

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Crime
1:31 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Four Pounds Of Heroin Seized In Lancaster Co.

The Lancaster County Sherrif's office seized 4 pounds of heroin valued at up to $500,000 from the vehicle of Joseph Chasteen and Cody Howard.
Credit Courtesy of the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office

A tip from Charlotte police to Lancaster authorities led to the seizure of four pounds of heroin valued at half a million dollars.

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division chief Mark Keel says the high price of opiate-based prescription painkillers like oxycotin is making heroin more popular.

"Unfortunately heroin is coming back. We're starting to see more heroin today. And a lot of that has to do with narcotic drugs or prescription drugs that people are getting taking place for those drugs because prescription drugs can be very expensive."

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Environment
5:08 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Tega Cay Considers Purchasing Private S.C. Utility

A photo of a sewer system overflow on January 11, 2014 at one of Tega Cay Water Service's wastewater treatment facilities. On Saturday, February 8, an additional 500 gallons of sewage burst from a manhole because of grease and roots blockage.
Credit Courtesy of the Tega Cay Water Citizens Advisory Council

The Tega Cay city council will meet Monday night to discuss whether to purchase a private sewage-treatment company and bring it under the city's control.

Last week, South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control fined the Tega Cay Water Service $136,000 for repeated sewage leaks.


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Environment
5:54 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

S.C. Fines Tega Cay Water Services $136K For Sewage Spills

A photo of a sewer system overflow on January 11, 2014 at one of Tega Cay Water Service's wastewater treatment facilities.
Credit Courtesy of the Tega Cay Water Citizens Advisory Council

UPDATE: The city manager of Tega Cay says the city received an offer from the Tega Cay Water Service to acquire its assets for $7.86 million, according to a letter obtained by the Fort Mill Times. On Thursday, the city said it will propose a counter offer in the upcoming weeks. 

South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control has fined a sewage-treatment company $136,000 for repeated sewage leaks, many of them, into Lake Wylie.


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Business
10:12 pm
Sun January 5, 2014

Chinese Textile Manufacturer Finds A Good Deal In South Carolina

Last month, a Chinese textile company announced it would invest $218 million to bring more than 500 jobs to Lancaster County, South Carolina in the next five years.

The Keer Group is building its first facility outside China in Indian Land. But in exchange for bringing jobs to South Carolina, the company will pay less than half of the property tax rate and receive a 7.7 million dollar bond to help pay for construction.  


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Local News
1:25 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Cabela's Announces Plans For Fort Mill Store

A rendering of the Cabela's store planned for Fort Mill, S.C.
Cabela's

If you like to hunt, fish, hike, or camp, you’re probably familiar with Cabela’s. But right now, the closest Cabela’s store is in West Virginia. The company announced Wednesday that that's about to change.

Cabela's is buying 20 acres in Fort Mill, just off of I-77 near Carowinds, where it plans to build a new store.

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Local News
9:45 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Carolinas, Other States To Boeing: Oh Oh, Pick Me!

In its factory in Monroe, Cyril Bath produces U-shaped parts for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Credit Michael Tomsic

“We've got just what you need.”

That's basically what Boeing is hearing this week from leaders in the Carolinas, Missouri, California and about a dozen other places. They're submitting bids to build Boeing's new 777X airplanes - and win the thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in investment that come with them.


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Local News
5:34 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

About 2,200 People Get Through Health Insurance Marketplace In NC, SC

Credit healthcare.gov

In the Carolinas, about 2,200 people have signed up for health insurance through the new federal marketplace, or exchange.  That's according to federal data released Wednesday.

So the marketplace that's part of the Affordable Care Act is kind of working.

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Local News
8:14 am
Wed November 6, 2013

South Carolina's Growing Importance To Boeing

The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner rolled out of the North Charleston plant in April 2012.
Credit boeing.com

Boeing is reported to be in the final stages of negotiating with the machinists union to build its new passenger plane in the Seattle area, rather than North Charleston as some had speculated. Nevertheless, South Carolina's importance to Boeing's business is growing.


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Hunting
10:24 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Illegal Dumping Of Dead Deer, Dogs On Rise In York County

Credit Courtesy of York County Sheriff's Office

Surveillance cameras are set up along some rural roads in York County, SC, in an effort to stop hunters from dumping skinned deer. Sergeant Broadus Strain says hunters are leaving the deer on the side of roads and in creeks under bridges. He says people are also dumping dog carcasses in the area.

"A lot of people like to get out and walk and keep their community clean, they'll find something like this and it really upsets them, because they really don't want the coyotes and other dogs and stuff to come in, especially around their livestock," Strain says. 

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