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South Carolina is different than North Carolina.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster announced on Friday that he will lift the state’s rules on approvals for large gatherings and selling alcohol at bars after 11 p.m. These orders change today.

The old rules state that any event seeking to have more than 250 people attend must seek approval for a permit from the South Carolina Department of Commerce. That is no longer needed.

Governor McMaster said, “With the spread of the virus consistently decreasing across the country and more of the most vulnerable South Carolinians being vaccinated every day, I believe these targeted and limited safety measures are no longer necessary, the virus is still among us and we all must continue to make responsible decisions to take care of ourselves and our loved ones, but those decisions are for South Carolinians to make.”

Will North Carolina follow?