Mild winter weather benefits local tourism businesses, unsettles others

Photo by TheDigitel Myrtle Beach

So far, the meteorological theme for February has been "70's and sunny." While it's hard to complain about, it's not necessarily good news for everyone.

For outdoor enthusiasts and local business owners, it's pretty great. On the tourism front, local hotels are reporting better than average occupancy. However, some local businesses are feeling the winter lull despite the favorable weather. WMBF has more details here.

Local runners, bikers, and dog owners are loving the mild temperatures. However, folks with allergies and plants to take care are a little nervous. WBTW has more information here. South Carolina peach farmers are really concerned as they have started to see blooms even though we're not yet out of the freezing season. The Aiken Standard reports more here.

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