Hobcaw Barony in Georgetown County, a 16,000-acre spread of maritime forest, marshes, inlets and ocean north of Georgetown, is marking its 300th anniversary this year.
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Alligator season is underway in South Carolina in both the affected and unaffected areas hit by Hurricane Florence and its aftermath.
Hurricane Florence was nothing if not unpredictable. But National Hurricane Center forecasters nailed it. They indicated as early as six days out that the catastrophic storm was most likely to strike where it did, in North Carolina near the South Carolina border.
Folly Beach to reopen to visitors Saturday afternoon. Intermittent downpours and gusts strong enough to knock over trees were expected through the Charleston area on Saturday morning.
Hurricane Florence will be felt more in some areas of South Carolina than others. Here's what to expect
In 2016, the tiny Pee Dee town of Nichols was nearly wiped out by floods after Hurricane Matthew. As it struggles to rebuild and bring back displaced residents, Hurricane Florence's rains threaten to do it again.
At 8 p.m., Tropical Storm Florence reached South Carolina.
Federal meteorologists couldn't rule out that Florence might make landfall farther south. Three computer models still indicated the storm would straddle the South Carolina coastline before turning in closer to Charleston.
Hurricane Hugo was not a direct hit but still left a staggering toll of devastation on the Charleston area. Hurricane Florence is currently larger than Hugo, though its projected path doesn't match the scenario cited in this story.