Rare sighting: in October, a charter fishing boat spotted a whale shark 36 miles off Charleston’s coast. Whale sharks are found in open tropical oceans, feed exclusively on plankton, are no danger to humans, and are considered an endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Source: Myrtle Beach Online


For S.C.’s premature birth rate of 11.2 percent, the state scored a D on the March of Dimes’ 2018 Premature Birth Report Card. Overall, the U.S. received a C. Source: March of Dimes

According to Wallethub, S.C. is the eighth fattest state in the U.S. for 2018. S.C. also had above average rates of obese adults, obese children, physically inactive adults, adults with high cholesterol, adults eating less than 1 serving of fruits or vegetables per day, adults with type two diabetes, and adults with hypertension. Source: Wallethub

Have you noticed the white arrows painted on the road around Charleston? The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments painted them as part of an aerial surveying project for a bus rapid transit system. Source: P&C

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