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Irene hurts Myrtle Beach weekend hotel occupancy

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Researchers at Coastal Carolina University say that weekend hotel occupancy is taking a hit in Myrtle Beach because of Hurricane Irene, even though the storm is forecast to move onshore about 175 miles up the coast in North Carolina.

Being Prepared: Having a storm kit

Even though Hurricane Irene is not poised to move through the Midlands of South Carolina, it is important to make sure you have a Disaster Preparedness Kit so that if disaster strikes, you will be ready.

SC officials warn of water dangers from Irene

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — With a tropical storm watch posted for most of the South Carolina coast, emergency officials are warning boaters to stay off the water and swimmers to stay out of the water.

Coast Guard increases state of alert in SC

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Coast Guard has increased its alert level on the South Carolina coast and is advising large vessels to make preparations to leave or to let the agency know they are staying as Hurricane Irene approaches.

Romney won't be at SC forum, Gingrich will be

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is not coming to U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint's forum for Republican presidential hopefuls on Labor Day, but former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has accepted an invitation.

Jockey critically injured at Ind. horse track

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — The Hoosier Park casino and horse track says a jockey from South Carolina was critically injured when his horse crashed into a railing as it crossed the finish line during a quarterhorse race.

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