President Joe Biden has declared a major disaster exists in Charleston, Georgetown and Horry counties following Hurricane Ian in late September. The declaration opens up federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts.  

According to the White House, “Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

“Federal funding is also available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by Hurricane Ian in Berkeley, Charleston, Clarendon, Georgetown, Horry, Jasper and Williamsburg counties.”

In other recent news:

BIG GAME: Clemson and S. Carolina battle at noon Saturday. Clemson (10-1) is seeking to extend a streak of wins to eight over the University of South Carolina Gamecocks (7-4) in a gridiron rivalry set for noon Saturday. Everything you need to know about the big game.

BLACK FRIDAY is here. The super-shopping time of Black Friday is here, but it’s really been around for a months-long sales pitch, according to this story.

State parks offer free admission today.  As an incentive to get people into nature, state parks today offer free admission.

Dorchester Co. volunteers pick up 50 tons of trash. Volunteers have gathered 100,000 pounds of trash since January.

City of Charlston gives 2nd round of bonuses to employees. The goal: retention.

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