Hurricane Matthew flood damage may be death knell for Nichols, SC

Residents of the small Pee Dee town of Nichols are trying to decide whether their town should be rebuilt or abandoned. Nichols was devastated by Hurricane Matthew. Feelings are raw in a town where the devastation lingers and financial help is not
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Residents of the small Pee Dee town of Nichols are trying to decide whether their town should be rebuilt or abandoned. Nichols was devastated by Hurricane Matthew. Feelings are raw in a town where the devastation lingers and financial help is not

Avery G. Wilks is The State’s senior S.C. State House and politics reporter. He occasionally fills in as an editor of The State’s award-winning State House team. He grew up in Chester, S.C., and graduated from the University of South Carolina’s top-ranked Honors College in 2015.