Judge OKs Distribution For $192M South Carolina Failed Nuclear Project Settlement

Investors who lost fortunes in the failure of a multi billion-dollar nuclear reactor construction deal in South Carolina will soon begin to see their portions of a $192 million settlement, under a recently approved distribution. Last week, a federal judge …

Original source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2021/07/21/623696.htm

South Carolina Shifts Insurance Fraud Investigations to Insurance Department

South Carolina is transferring its insurance fraud investigations from the attorney general to the insurance regulator. Ray Farmer, director of the South Carolina Department of Insurance (SCDOI), said he has entered into an agreement with Attorney General Alan Wilson and …

Original source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2021/07/12/621224.htm

DHEC warns of harmful algae in South Carolina lakes

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COLUMBIA, S. C. (WACH) — Many people are headed to the lake for the holiday weekend, but DHEC is issuing a warning about potentially harmful algae. Bryan Rabon, manager of DHEC’s Aquatic Science Program, says that the harmful algae is often seen during the summer months. Algal blooms exist in natural water bodies nearly everywhere and are not unique to South Carolina. They occur when tiny plant-like organisms called algae and cyanobacteria overgrow in rivers, lakes, and oceans.

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North Carolina Doctor Sued by Former Employees Alleging Sexual Misconduct

A North Carolina doctor who pleaded guilty in March to assault on a female has been sued by two former employees who allege sexual misconduct. Dr. Diaa Eldin Hussein, who has practices in Morganton, Marion and Lenoir, is facing civil …

Original source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2021/06/30/620791.htm

South Carolina Governor Signs Bill Preventing COVID Suits Against Businesses

Gov. Henry McMaster again said South Carolina is recovering better from the COVID-19 pandemic than just about any other state as he held a ceremonial signing of a bill preventing people from suing companies over the virus The new law …

Original source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2021/06/28/620462.htm

North Carolina Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Medical Marijuana

A bipartisan effort to legalize marijuana for medical use in North Carolina got a legislative committee hearing on Wednesday. But it’s unclear whether enough legislators are ready now to alter their views on pot to make it law. With nearly …

Original source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2021/06/25/620240.htm

An investigation is underway into the arrest of two siblings in South Carolina that was caught on video

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After a video was shared on social media showing the arrests Wednesday of two siblings by police in Rock Hill, South Carolina, state law enforcement officials are looking into the circumstances which have sparked two nights of protests.

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Burns & Wilcox Purchases Morehead City, North Carolina Office Building

Burns & Wilcox announced the purchase of an office building located in Morehead City, North Carolina at 800 Arendell. The newly acquired building is already the home of the company’s Morehead City-based team. Formerly owned by Wells Fargo Bank, the …

Original source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2021/06/23/619834.htm

North Carolina Looks to Protect Outer Banks Highway from Storms, Sea Level Rise

A task force has been formed with the aim of saving the main highway on North Carolina’s Outer Banks from storms, erosion and sea level rise. The Virginian-Pilot reported last week that the task force will focus on protecting seven …

Original source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2021/06/22/619689.htm