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  1. South Carolina's unemployment rate drops to 3.4 percentRead the original story

    Sep 21, 2018 | WMBF

    The Department of Employment and Workforce said Friday that the jobless rate in South Carolina in August was 3.4 percent. That's down from 3.6 percent in July.

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  2. Waterway under Socastee Swing Bridge closed, SCDOT monitors water levelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2018 | WMBF

    HORRY COUNTY, SC According to the South Carolina Department of Transportation, the Intracoastal Waterway is closed beneath the Socastee Swing Bridge. No marine traffic is able to pass.

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  3. What to do with your sandbags after FlorenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2018 | WMBF

    Counties, towns, and cities in the Lowcountry are all asking residents to save unused sandbags if possible because Hurricane season isn't over for another 2.5 months. Folly Beach Mayor Tim Goodwin said that if citizens can't keep their bags, they should take the sand back to the site where they got it from, or recycle the bags.

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  4. Charleston Co. won't make up missed recycling service days from FlorenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2018 | WMBF

    Charleston County environmental management said they won't be making up any missed service days, which means if Tuesday Sept. 11 is your normal recycling pickup day, it won't be collected until Tuesday Sept.

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  5. Tri-County leaders urge evacuees to use caution as they returnRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2018 | WMBF

    Tri-County leaders are urging caution as people who evacuated the error prior to Hurricane Florence's landfall return to their homes. Representatives from Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester Counties spoke to reporters at the Charleston County Emergency Operations Center Saturday afternoon in North Charleston.

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  6. Florence turns downtown Charleston into a ghost townRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2018 | WMBF

    "It's eerie," Josh Goodson said. "We are used to seeing foot traffic on both sides to where you can't see down towards the end of the block and now it's like a ghost town."

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  7. First Alert: Tropical Storm Warning issued for Tri-County as...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2018 | WMBF

    A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties as Hurricane Florence makes its approach to North Carolina. The latest data shows the Tri-County being affected by tropical storm force winds early Friday morning until Saturday morning with winds between 35 mph to 45 mph and gusts of 60 mph.

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  8. Police: Two women assaulted within minutes of each other on West Ashley GreenwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2018 | WMBF

    Charleston police detectives are investigating after two women were assaulted within minutes of each other on the West Ashley Greenway on Wednesday. According to a report, the suspect rode his bicycle up to the first victim, punched her arm and threw an object at her.

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  9. 'Unpredictable' Hurricane Florence forces Gov. McMaster tell...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2018 | WMBF

    Hurricane Florence will begin to slow down and weaken once it makes landfall near the South Carolina-North Carolina border at the end of the week. In addition to an ever-changing forecast, the National Weather Service says for the first time ever, a Tropical Storm Watch has been issued.

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  10. Charleston city officials holding 10 a.m. press conference on Hurricane FlorenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2018 | WMBF

    That was the message from Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg Wednesday morning who along with Police Chief Luther Reynolds and other officials who made the message loud and clear to leave Charleston as soon as possible. The message came two days after Gov. Henry McMaster ordered a mandatory evacuation of coastal counties because of Hurricane Florence.

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  11. Evacuations begin across Grand Strand as residents flee FlorenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2018 | WMBF

    Before the start of the 12 p.m. evacuation on Tuesday, traffic on S.C. 544 in Horry County began to slow as residents prepared to leave. By later in the day, it was flowing smoother.

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  12. I-26 lane reversals begin for mandatory evacuation of coastal countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2018 | WMBF

    Gov. Henry McMaster has ordered the mandatory evacuation of coastal counties in South Carolina except for Jasper, Beaufort and Colleton. Troopers closed I-26 eastbound between Charleston and Columbia early Tuesday morning and flipped all lanes to the westbound direction at 11 a.m. Crews have set up hurricane evacuation lanes from the I-26 and the I-77 interchange near Columbia to the I-26 and I-526 interchange in Charleston.

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  13. CARTA to begin emergency service on TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2018 | WMBF

    CARTA will operate an emergency circulator on the Charleston peninsula beginning at 12 p.m. on Tuesday. It will include 14 stops and will run in addition to regular service Officials anticipate CARTA to run at full capacity into Wednesday or until conditions become unsafe.

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  14. Many area businesses close as Florence nearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2018 | WMBF

    In a letter to their valued customers, Walmart Stores Inc. said that all local stores that are located in the mandatory and voluntary evacuation zones will be closed after 11:30 p.m. on Monday, September 10. Walmart went on to say that customers can check their store's Facebook page, or call to check on the status and to confirm when the store will be reopened. All Little River Medical Center sites will remain closed tomorrow, Tuesday, September 11, in anticipation of the potential impact of Hurricane Florence.

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  15. SC governor lifts mandatory evacuation order for Beaufort, Jasper and Colleton countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2018 | WMBF

    South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster lifted the mandatory evacuation order for Beaufort, Jasper and Colleton counties Tuesday morning. There will be no lane reversals in those counties.

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  16. SC coastal residents prepare to evacuate ahead of Hurricane FlorenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2018 | WMBF

    Governor Henry McMaster announced that evacuations for all coastal zones will begin on Tuesday, ahead of Hurricane Florence, according to a tweet from Rep. Alan Clemmons. In a tweet, Clemmons said McMaster announced to the General Assembly the evacuation of all three coastal zones will start Tuesday at 12 p.m. All schools and state offices in the coastal counties will also close Tuesday at the same time.

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  17. Hurricane evacuations to reverse traffic on some highwaysRead the original story

    Sep 11, 2018 | WMBF

    South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has issued an order to evacuate the state's coast that will reverse the flow of traffic on several highways to help those fleeing Hurricane Florence. The State reports McMaster's Monday order will start reversing traffic on several major highways including Interstate 26 in Charleston at noon on Tuesday.

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  18. Thousands in Lowcountry prepare for Hurricane FlorenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2018 | WMBF

    Hundreds of thousands of people are preparing for the possibility that Hurricane Florence could have severe impacts in the Lowcountry. "You know, lines out to the streets," Charleston resident Josh Foster said.

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  19. Closings and cancellations ahead of Hurricane FlorenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2018 | WMBF

    In a letter to their valued customers, Walmart Stores Inc. said that all local stores that are located in the mandatory and voluntary evacuation zones will be closed after 11:30 p.m. on Monday, September 10. Walmart went on to say that customers can check their store's Facebook page, or call to check on the status and to confirm when the store will be reopened. All Little River Medical Center sites will remain closed tomorrow, Tuesday, September 11, in anticipation of the potential impact of Hurricane Florence.

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  20. Gov. McMaster issues mandatory evacuation for SC coast, including Beaufort and Jasper countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2018 | WMBF

    South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster issued a mandatory evacuation ahead of Hurricane Florence for all coastal counties in South Carolina on Monday, including Beaufort, Colleton, and Jasper counties. The evacuation goes into effect tomorrow at noon.

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