Retailers here and across the state are hoping to ring up large sales this weekend during the state's ninth annual tax-free shopping weekend.
It began at 12:01 a.m. Friday and concludes at midnight Sunday.
South Carolina is one of six states to host tax-free shopping weekends this weekend. The others are North Carolina, Virginia, Alabama, Tennessee and Missouri.
During the weekend, the state's sales and use tax is lifted on purchases of clothes, shoes, school supplies, book bags, computers, computer parts, printers and more.