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News Minute: Here is the latest South Carolina news from The Associated Press

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina Ports Authority saw an 8 percent growth in container volume during the fiscal year that ended June 30. The authority said Monday that the equivalent of more than 1.6 million 20-foot containers moved through the Port of Charleston. That's about 2 percent more than expected.

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - The summer tourism season got off to a slow start in the Myrtle Beach area because northern and Midwestern schools had to make up days in June because of last winter's frequent snows. But tourism officials are expecting a strong July and August along the Grand Strand which is the heart of the state's $18 billion dollar tourism industry.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A group of scientists is reporting that rising sea levels will mean extreme floods along the coast of the Carolinas in coming years with billions of dollars in property at risk. Their report found that the South Carolina coast is likely to see extreme floods of more than 4 feet above high tide within 40 years.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A new report finds that visitors to national parks in South Carolina spent almost $80 million and the parks supported 1,100 jobs last year. The report by economists with the U.S. Geological Survey found that more than 1.5 million visitors went to National Park Service sites in the state during 2013.

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