Tourism, which now pumps about $18 billion into the South Carolina economy, has recovered from the Great Recession and has been setting records in recent seasons. And the director of the state Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, Duane Parrish, says the trend should continue in 2014.
The Obama Administration's State Department has issued its final opinion on the Keystone pipeline. It concludes that the pipeline will have no material adverse environmental impact.
Sandra Bundy's insight:
On the surface the points made here appear valid. What is of concern are the potential enviornmental impacts from tar sands production. There are many risks with approving the Keystone pipeline, ask the folks in Kalamazoo. Isn't a better option to invest in cleaner alternatives, including smart growth and alternatives to dependence on cars? Does increasing our carbon footprint 3 to 4 times using tar sands production make sense?
The government has been pushing more short sales at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac through financial incentives, and banks are streamlining the process. But all the progress that has been made could end abruptly.
Sales of single-family houses along the Grand Strand are up over last year, but prices have dropped nearly $63,000 since they spiked in 2007 because of foreclosures and short sales, according to a new study.
The salvage efforts of sunken treasure off Charleston’s coast are caught up in more federal court motions less than a month after crews recovered nearly 1,000 ounces of gold from the so-called Ship of Gold.
Sandra Bundy's insight:
The lure of sunken treasure is not without big costs.
Sea turtles: One volunteer stands out in an international crowd Coastal Observer Betsy Brabson was walking the beach at DeBordieu Colony a little more than 20 years ago when she stopped to see what the commotion was all about.
"During the past summer a child got wrapped up in a fishing line while on the beach in North Myrtle Beach, prompting just one of a number of complaints the city government received concerning people fishing along the shore."
Very hard to do any surf fishing with lots of people around and unfortunate our surf fishing ..............
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