The City of Rock Hill earned a 2018 Governor's Cup award for the city's 2017 UCI BMX World Championships event. The award recognizes outstanding practices in tourism promotion, marketing and development.
The SC Municipal Insurance and Risk Financing Fund board of trustees appointed Shaun Greenwood, city administrator of the City of Forest Acres, to fill an unexpired term on the board.
Southern Living magazine's "The South's Best Small Town 2018" list ranked the City of Aiken No. 1 and the City of Beaufort No. 6. In "The South's Best Cities" category, the City of Charleston was No. 1 and the City of Greenville was No. 6.
The Government Finance Officers Association awarded the City of Aiken, City of Beaufort, City of Charleston, City of Clinton, City of Greenville, Town of Hilton Head Island, Town of Lexington and the Town of Mount Pleasant with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for each municipality's annual budget for the fiscal year beginning in 2017.