On April 20, the governor cancelled an executive order which closed access to beaches, and gave local leaders the decision to reopen their beaches. . Social distancing rules at open beaches remain in place . CHARLESTON, S.C. — Most of the South Carolina's major public beaches will stay closed to the broader public for now, despite being told by the governor they could reopen if they want. Just enter your email below to
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