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TOP FIVE:  Teen pregnancy, teachers, insurance, youth camps, storm impact

TOP FIVE: Teen pregnancy, teachers, insurance, youth camps, storm impact

Here are five stories related to South Carolina you might have missed:

1. Teen birth rate plummets, but STDs remain a concern in South Carolina

2. Four-in-five South Carolina teachers are white

3. South Carolina is one of 15 states to file, but not pass legislation to allow out-of-state insurance purchase

4. Number of escapes from youth camps is unknown

5. Hurricanes impact jobs — but they aren’t completely to blame for weak report

Click the headline above to learn more.

by · 10/10/2017 · News, Top Five
NEWS: S.C. better prepared to weather big storms, experts say

NEWS: S.C. better prepared to weather big storms, experts say

By Lindsay Street, Statehouse correspondent  |  Four people died and more than a quarter million residences lost power in South Carolina earlier this week as sea levels rose and high winds bellowed in Tropical Storm Irma. The storm’s glancing blow packed a big punch, leaving the state reeling from its fourth natural disaster in four years.

But experts say there is a silver lining to this and previous storms: South Carolina is getting good at dealing with disasters.

“If you look at our state compared to other coastal states, we’re doing a fabulous job,” said Susan Cutter, director of University of South Carolina’s Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute. “We are becoming quite a hurricane-savvy population. …

by · 09/15/2017 · News
Water covers U.S. Highway 76 in Marion County after a dam breach in the area on Oct. 11, 2016. (Photo by Cody Crouch/SCDOT)

PHOTO ESSAY: Aftermath of Hurricane Matthew

Special to Statehouse Report | In the days after Hurricane Matthew slammed and skirted South Carolina’s coast causing millions of dollars of damage, S.C. Department of Transportation photographers Cody Crouch and Rob Thompson traveled throughout the Pee Dee, Grand Strand and Lowcountry documenting the power of the storm. Here are 10 photos culled from hundreds that show the impact of the natural disaster on infrastructure, the landscape and lives.

by · 10/21/2016 · Features, Photo
Hurricane Hugo in 1989 as it approached South Carolina.

HISTORY: Hurricanes

S.C. Encyclopedia | The term “hurricane” comes from the West Indian word “huracan,” which means “big wind” and is used to describe severe tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and the eastern Pacific Ocean. In the western Pacific, hurricanes are known as typhoons.

SCORECARD: From flag removal to Gowdy to Harrell

SCORECARD: From flag removal to Gowdy to Harrell

This week’s Scorecard: Thumbs up for flag removal poll numbers, Planned Parenthood. In the middle on slow movement for child protections, Trey Gowdy. Down for Bobby Harrell, General Assembly and the storm.

by · 10/02/2015 · Features, Scorecard
NUMBER:  $28,100,000,000

NUMBER: $28,100,000,000

$28.1 billion: That’s how much it would cost to rebuild 112,000 homes in the Charleston area that could be damaged from storm surge after a direct hit of a major hurricane, according to a new report.