Aimee Crouch

Boeing Votes Against Unionization

By Aimee Crouch

Boeing airplaneBoeing SC, one of the biggest industries in the Lowcountry, voted yesterday not to unionize the Charleston company, as 2,828 employess voted, with 74% of them not in support of the International Association of Machinists' attempt to unionize. Joan Robinson-Berry, Vice President and General Manager of Boeing SC said, “We will continue to move forward as one team. We have a bright future ahead of us, and we're eager to focus on the accomplishments of this great team and to develop new opportunities." The eventful week continues for Boeing on Friday, when they roll out the first 787-10 plane...

SC House Remembers Rep. Joe Neal

By Aimee Crouch

SC State HouseRep. Joe Neal, of Richland County, passed away suddenly this week. Neal was a pastor and 24-year veteran of the S.C. House. Speaker Jay Lucas, along with House Majority Leader Gary Simrill and House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford, paid tribute to Rep. Neal on the House floor today.

Fuel Efficiency School Buses Debut in the Lowcountry

By Aimee Crouch

school busStarting today, students in Dorchester and Berkeley counties will be riding to school in a new alternative-fueled school bus. Twenty-six propane powered school buses are the first alternative fleet to replace the state's aging diesel buses. Mike Bullman, director of maintenance for the South Carolina Department of Education said, “With aging diesel buses in our fleet, it was time to replace them, and propane was the option we thought worked best financially and environmentally-speaking over the long-term.” These Blue Bird Vision Propane buses emit 80% fewer smog-producing hydrocarbons and...

SC Roads Featured on This Week in SC

By Aimee Crouch

Bierbauer and Christy HallOf South Carolina's roadways, 2,000 have been deemed the worst of the worst. Charles Bierbauer sits down with S.C. DOT Secretary Christy Hall to discuss the state of S.C. Roads. Hall tells This Week in SC that the S.C. roadways are decaying rapidly, and the decay has almost doubled over the past five years. It will take ten years to fix the issues from the past five. The S.C. DOT will need $500 million a year for the next 25 years to fix these problems. For more with Christy Hall, watch This Week in SC Friday at 7:30 on SCETV.

USC Students Involved in New Public Affairs Program

By Aimee Crouch

Students learning cameraBy Megan Sexton, USC As a senior broadcast journalism major, Danielle Barilla says each of her internships has offered her new experiences and different challenges. This week, she starts a new job, helping to put together a weekly public affairs program produced by South Carolina ETV. This Week in South Carolina premieres at 7:30 p.m. Friday, featuring interviews with the state’s news and policymakers. Charles Bierbauer, dean of the College of Information and Communications and a longtime correspondent for CNN and ABC News, will host the program, which will broadcast from the Kennedy...

"This Week in SC" Premieres with Governor Nikki Haley as Guest

By Aimee Crouch

Governor Haley and Charles BierbauerGov. Nikki Haley is the inaugural guest on the launch of a new weekly public affairs program in South Carolina. This Week in South Carolina highlights one topic each week with political leaders, newsmakers and policy makers in studio. The half-hour program premieres on Friday, January 20 at 7:30 p.m. on South Carolina ETV. The program is produced by SCETV in association with the University of South Carolina College of Information and Communications. Charles Bierbauer, dean of the college and former CNN reporter, hosts. The weekly program will air new episodes each Friday on SCETV at 7:30 p.m...

Winter Weather Coming to the Palmetto State

By Aimee Crouch

snow flakeAs South Carolina prepares for possible winter weather this weekend, the S.C. Deparment of Transportation is prepping roads in advance. Crews will begin working on interstates and major roads in the upstate today and continue the work in the Midlands and the Pee Dee tomorrow. Snow and ice equipment is being readied in all 46 counties. The SCDOT reminds motorists to use extreme caution in winter weather and to slow down. The S.C. Emergency Management Division also reminds residents how they can be prepared for a winter storm by insulating pipes, knowing how to shut off water valves, and making...

USC's Economists Release 2017 Economic Forecast

By Aimee Crouch

moneyThe University of South Carolina’s economists at The Darla Moore School of Business unveiled their 2017 economic forecast and they expect gains for the state this upcoming year. The state continues to add more jobs and expects incomes to rise for S.C. families. Job growth is expected to be at 2.6% and the unemployment rate should drop from 4.7% to 4.5% in the next year. Joey Von Nessen, a researcher, said “South Carolina’s economy is growing at a healthy pace, and we expect the state to continue to build on this momentum in 2017.” But the state will see changes, due to a “paradigm shift” in...

Election Day: What You Need to Know

By Aimee Crouch

voting boothOn November 8, South Carolina, along with the rest of the country, will head to the polls to cast their votes. The SC Election Commission released all the information voters need to be aware of on Election Day. Q. I need to vote absentee. Can I still do that? What is the deadline to return my absentee ballot? Should I return my absentee ballot by mail? A. Voters can vote absentee in-person at their county voter registration and elections office up until 5:00 p.m. on the day before the election. Voters can also vote absentee by mail. However, since first-class U.S. Postal Service mail delivery...

Conversations with the Candidates

By Aimee Crouch

flags with vote signWith Election Day one week away and many focused on the race for the White House, there are several federal races in South Carolina on the ballot. We talked with qualified candidates running for both the U.S. House and Senate, as part of a special series the past few weeks, about issues facing South Carolina. Congressional District 1 Conversation with Mark Sanford (R) and Dimitri Cherny (D) Congressional District 2 Conversation with Joe Wilson (R), Arik Bjorn (D), and Eddie McCain (American Party) Congressional District 5 Conversation with Fran Person (D) and Rudy Barnes (American Party)...

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