Friday, August 22 2014 8:13 AM EDT2014-08-22 12:13:32 GMT
Photo of armed robbery suspect (Source: University of South Carolina Division of Law Enforcement and Safety
A USC student was robbed at gunpoint early Thursday morning, according to the University of South Carolina Police Department. The student was walking through the USC Horseshow around 12:40 a.m. when heMore >>
A USC student was robbed at gunpoint early Thursday morning, according to the University of South Carolina Police Department.More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:42:01 GMT
Elgin police need help locating two men who they say broke into a car wash in the area and stole money from the control boxes. Investigators say the suspects broke into the Elgin Car Wash on Rose StreetMore >>
Elgin police need help locating two men who they say broke into a car wash in the area and stole money from the control boxes.More >>
Ah, that golden dust that covers everything this time of year. It may choke allergy-sufferers and drive people who like clean cars and porches crazy, but all that pollen in the air means money to South Carolina.
The trees that make that pollen contribute $17 billion dollars to the South Carolina economy and provide 90,000 jobs that provide $4.1 billion in payroll, according to the South Carolina Forestry Commission. Timber is the state's number one manufacturing industry and cash crop. Two-thirds of South Carolina is forested.
The Forestry Commission says timber and wood products are the number-one export from the Port of Charleston by volume, accounting for one-third of the products shipped.
So next time you sneeze or curse that golden dust, keep in mind that it's the color of money for SC.
That's my Perspective.
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