via National Weather Service Twitter

Hurricane Ian is expected to make its greatest impacts in South Carolina on Thursday night and into Friday, according to a general Tuesday forecast by the National Weather Service.

Expect a breezy Wednesday with gusts up to 25 mph. Conditions are expected to be dry, but upper-level moisture should increase. Temperatures should top out in the mid 70s with lows in the upper 50s and lower 60s. By Thursday, the storm is expected to be positioned over central Florida with high pressure headed toward the central Appalachians. Winds will strengthen with showers later in the day.

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S.C. abortion law unlikely to change. The House will vote on Tuesday about the changes in the state’s abortion laws. However, Republicans across the Senate and House are divided among the various changes made in the abortion law. Some find it too strict, while others find it not strict enough.

Studies show pandemic led to more income inequality in Charleston area. The Charleston area was ranked third nationally for metropolitan areas in the United States that saw income equality worsen the most between 2019-2020, according to a new study from MagnifyMoney.

Charleston elementary school celebrates Black culture through performing arts. Charleston’s Meeting Street Elementary at Brentwood and Meeting Street Academy students and alumni hosted a performance celebrating Black culture through its Watoto Academy of Performing Arts, a youth arts program at the two schools.

North Charleston’s top executive staffer dies. Ray Anderson, special assistant to North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey, was reported to have died Sept. 25 while hiking in North Carolina. He was 69.

Charleston to mitigate floodwaters with passive recreation. The City of Charleston’s Stormwater Management department is seeking $365,000 to help mitigate floodwaters in the Shadowmoss neighborhood in West Ashley. A portion of the money will go toward the Church Creek Drainage Project, while another portion will go toward passive recreation like playgrounds and walking trails.

Studies show Charleston most lucrative for Airbnb hosts. According to HomeAdvisor, rental property owners in Charleston have an average daily mortgage cost of $58 with an average daily cost of an Airbnb rental around $369. The study revealed that homeowners can make their monthly expenditures in just five days of renting.

350-unit apartment building proposed for North Charleston. Another housing project is in the works in North Charleston, with developers planning to fill in more than two acres of freshwater wetlands. The developer plans to lessen the impact by building a stormwater retention pond and rerouting water from the pond to an existing culvert.


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