Tag Archives: Darlington Raceway

Governor punts health-related powers to Commerce – again

August 5, 2020

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  By RICK BRUNDRETT Gov. Henry McMaster has once again granted the S.C. Department of Commerce – which isn’t a public health agency – the power to make health-related decisions in response to the coronavirus outbreak in the state. Last week, McMaster announced that “gatherings,” defined in his executive order as a “planned or spontaneous […]

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Southern 500 in Darlington racing with plenty of tax dollars

August 30, 2019

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By RICK BRUNDRETT The thousands of fans who are expected to attend the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Sunday aren’t the only folks supporting the annual NASCAR race. For years, taxpayers have subsidized the private stock-car racetrack dubbed “The Track Too Tough to Tame.” State comptroller general records, for example, show that the […]

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S.C. lawmakers racing to give more incentives to Darlington Raceway

April 20, 2018

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By RICK BRUNDRETT The decades-old Darlington Raceway is getting a pricey facelift – and also could soon receive another big taxpayer-backed gift under fast-track legislation that the raceway’s president says was the company’s idea. If it passes, the S.C. House bill would be the second stand-alone legislation since 2013 benefiting the raceway, which annually hosts […]

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