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South Carolina's legislative session starting Tuesday is expected to focus on reforming the state's long-ignored K-12 schools with a boost in teacher pay and a closer look at how districts perform. But other issues — as well as a few lawmakers — will grab headlines through May.
The town of James Island is one step closer to joining its coastal neighbors in banning single-use plastic bags, straws and foam containers.
Here's what Charleston's recent ban on single-use plastics and foam items will mean for the local environment and your wallet.
Charleston City Council has initially approved a ban on single-use plastics, but it's on shaky ground.
With surprisingly little controversy, no discussion, and no comments from any business or member of the public, Mount Pleasant Town Council unanimously agreed to ban straws, plastic lids and utensils.
The town would join Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, Mount Pleasant, Hilton Head and Surfside.
Mount Pleasant moves toward banning plastic straws, lids and cutlery, as part of pending ban.
Mount Pleasant: No more carry-out "clamshell" containers, no more groceries in plastic bags, and no more plastic straws unless customers specifically request them.
COLUMBIA — Big business was a big winner in the South Carolina legislative session that technically ended Thursday, while little else on legis…
COLUMBIA — Some legislators' effort to prevent local governments from banning plastic bags headed Thursday to the Senate floor for a debate th…