Possible showers this afternoon: Today there is a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Tonight there is a chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3am. It is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. Full forecast here.
Severe damage from thunderstorm wasn’t a tornado, says National Weather Service: The 400 Block of Highway 52 in Moncks Corner, S.C. saw some pretty serious destruction over the 4th of July holiday. Many people thought the damage to power lines, trees, and buildings was caused by a tornado. According to the National Weather Service, the extreme winds were actually not caused by a tornado. Steven Taylor is their Senior Forecaster. He explained that the destruction was actually caused by what's called a “wet microburst.” Read more and watch drone footage of the damage here.
Goose Creek man accused of embezzling funds from veterans’ organization: A judge set bond Friday for a man accused of embezzling money from a Veterans of Foreign Wars Post. John Dillon Cox, 41, of Goose Creek, is charged with breach of trust with fraudulent intent (value for greater than $10,000), according to the police department. Full story here.
Why SC is likely stuck with a stockpile of the nation’s most dangerous nuclear materials: South Carolina could be stuck with a massive stockpile of the nation’s most dangerous nuclear material for decades, despite a federal mandate and years of promises that the state wouldn’t become America’s plutonium dumping ground. A restricted internal report obtained by the Aiken Standard and The Post and Courier suggests that the state is likely to become a long-term repository for enough plutonium to build the bomb dropped on Nagasaki nearly 2,000 times over. Full story here.
For sale, iconic Pink Dolphin boasts years of history, memories and 'personality': For the last 17 years, its bright, pink hue and unique heart-shaped dolphin fountain have drawn locals and visitors alike to the cheery Summerville bed and breakfast.Situated along East Richardson Avenue, on a slight slope that gives passersby the illusion the two-story brick home—complete with large, white columns—is sitting lopsided, the business has welcomed guests from around the world. Full story here.