U.S. Geological Survey will conduct low-level airborne surveys: USGS has contracted Terraquest Airborne Geophysics Limited to conduct low-level airborne surveys over several coastal counties beginning now – July 25th. This survey will help scientists and geologists further evaluate earthquake hazards in the region by mapping buried faults and associated subsurface geology.
Rain ahead: Today, showers and thunderstorms are likely, mainly after 3 p.m. It will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 89. Tonight, there is a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. It is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a low around 72.
On Tuesday there are expected to be Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. Read the full forecast here.
As teen suicide rates rise, brain imaging is starting to answer questions of why: Suicide deaths across all ages have risen nationwide for almost two decades, and South Carolina has seen the biggest jump in the Southeast at 38 percent, federal data shows. Suicide is now the second-leading cause of death among teens and young adults here.Scientists are discerning far more about the biology of suicide, a key factor to knowing why this is happening. And how to address it. Read the full story here.
Berkeley County museum expanding its telling of area’s African American history: While the center features some exhibits on the slaves who, under forced labor and extreme hardship, produced wealth for white plantation owners, the museum aims to expand its telling of history of Berkeley County’s African-Americans. Read the full story here.
Global marriage organization recognizes Berkeley pair as 'longest-married couple': Reggie Salisbury still holds his wife’s hand—an act of affection repeated day in and day out for their 71 years of marriage. Read the full story here.
BCD Council of Governments lays out plans for mass transit routes, station designs: On Thursday, the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments held a first look at the current plans for the Lowcountry Rapid Transit project. It will be the first dedicated mass transit system in the state. Full story here.