Pedestrian Deaths on the Rise

Pedestrian deaths are on the rise in South Carolina. As of March 10, 2019, 28 pedestrians have died in the Palmetto State, compared to 24 during the same time frame in 2018.   Several factors are responsible for the increase and while these factors focus on the actions of pedestrians, it is important to remember […]

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Ignition-Interlock Bill Proposed in South Carolina

The South Carolina Senate has just passed a bill aimed at curbing drunk driving and we are hoping the House will follow suit.   Senate Bill 18 requires DUI offenders to install an ignition interlock device on their vehicles. Currently, South Carolina laws only require ignition-interlock devices for repeat offenders and for first-time offenders who […]

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Tracy’s Story: A Mother’s Message to End Distracted Driving

At 3:42 p.m., 18-year-old Sarah Edwards received a text message and at 3:42 p.m., Sarah’s vehicle was underneath a log truck after swerving into its lane and hitting it head on.   Looking down to read the message, Sarah had veered across the center line on Chandler Road in Chocowinity, North Carolina, where she then […]

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Parnell’s Driver Training

This month, we are highlighting AAA Approved Parnell’s Driver Training, which is an early intervention school to help teens and adults adopt safer driving skills for various situations and be aware of the potential hazards they will face on the road.   Parnell’s Driver Training serves the Pee Dee South Carolina area, owned and operated […]

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Hands-Free NC Legislation Makes Advancements

AAA Carolinas supports proposed legislation in North Carolina that would make it illegal to use hand-held communication devices, such as cell phones, behind the wheel while driving.   Rep.Kevin Corbin (R- Macon) filed HB 144, titled “Hands Free NC,” in the House today, in response to mounting traffic fatalities caused by distracted driving. Reps. John […]

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Your Weekend Guide to Charleston, S.C.

Editor’s Escape A quick getaway to Charleston, S.C., is always an easy decision for our family. It’s one of my favorite places, so I’ll never pass up an opportunity to get down there. Boasting everything from historic tours and sundrenched beaches to eclectic dining options and varied accommodations, it’s not surprising that Charleston was recently […]

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Battling Beauforts

These coastal Carolinas communities share more than a name. By Cele & Lynn Seldon We say Bew-fert, they say Bo-fert, but — however you pronounce it — we’re talking about two top coastal Carolina towns. Named after English politician Henry Somerset, Duke of Beaufort, these charming and historic county seats have much more in common […]

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Mills to Meals

By Kimberly Button Across the Carolinas, mills were the backbone of the economy for many communities for generations. When industries left to relocate overseas, entire cities and towns suffered, as did supporting businesses. Today, these former mills are gaining new life. A new generation is rescuing the historic structures and revitalizing neighborhoods, while also providing […]

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