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Winter Weather Expected in South Carolina

January 2, 2018 - Posted in News by Kaitlyn Park
cars driving in winter storm

In a release from South Carolina's Emergency Management Division (SCEMD), residents in South Carolina's coastal counties should monitor local weather conditions and continue winter safety precautions. The National Weather Service predicts the possibility of a wintry mix of...

Riley Institute Announces Wilkins Leadership Awards

January 2, 2018 - Posted in News by Furman University
Wilkins Leadership Award

Furman University’s Riley Institute has announced that Rep. Weston Newton (R-Beaufort and Jasper Counties) and Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden Jr. (USMC-Ret.), former astronaut and head of NASA, are recipients of the David H. Wilkins awards recognizing outstanding legislative...

McMaster Declares Public Health Emergency Over Opioid Epidemic

December 18, 2017 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
McMaster Declares Public Health Emergency Over Opioid Epidemic

Gov. Henry McMaster declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency Monday in his latest push to help combat the growing problem in South Carolina. McMaster called the epidemic a “silent hurricane” from the state Emergency Operations Center surrounded by Cabinet...

Former Rep. Rick Quinn Pleads Guilty In Ongoing Corruption Case

December 14, 2017 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Former Rep. Rick Quinn, R-Lexington, in Richland County Court on Dec. 13, 2017.

Former state Rep. Rick Quinn could face jail time after pleading guilty to a statutory misconduct in office charge, stemming from an ongoing State House corruption probe that’s ensnared several current and former state lawmakers, as well as his politically-connected father...

USC Economists Say SC Economy to Remain Strong in 2018

December 8, 2017 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
USC Economic Outlook

University of South Carolina economists said the state’s economy will remain strong in 2018, despite a tight labor market and large layoffs in the Midlands area. Job creation, the single best indicator of economic performance, is expected to grow at 2.1 percent in 2018,...

Rep. Todd Atwater Announces Attorney General Bid

December 7, 2017 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Rep. Todd Atwater

Rep. Todd Atwater, R-Lexington, announced on the State House steps Wednesday his run for attorney general. Atwater is taking aim at current Attorney General Alan Wilson, a fellow Republican from Lexington County, who is running for his third term in office. The crux of...

Gov. Henry McMaster Announces Running Mate Pamela Evette

November 29, 2017 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Pamela Evette named Gov. Henry McMasters 2018 running mate on Nov. 28, 2017.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster named Upstate businesswoman Pamela Evette as his running mate in the 2018 gubernatorial race on Tuesday afternoon. Evette, 50, is president and CEO of Quality Business Solutions, a Travelers Rest-based company, which generates nearly $1...

Narrative: Growing Up as Preacher's Kids in Georgetown

November 21, 2017 - Posted in News by Laura Hunsberger
Henry "Harry" Bull Jr., Sarah Clarkson, and Margaret Clarkson, Columbia 2016

This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, an oral history project that collects the voices of our times. At the StoryCorps mobile booth in Columbia in 2016, Margaret Clarkson interviewed her uncle and mother about growing up in Georgetown, South...

What To Watch For in The 2018 SC Governor's Race

November 16, 2017 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
2018 South Carolina Gubernatorial Candidates

The full interview with Professor Gibbs Knotts, College of Charleston political science department chair, on the state of the 2018 South Carolina governor’s race. Catch up on who the candidates are and where the race stands a year away from Election Day here . What does the...

Where the SC Governor's Race Stands A Year Away from Election Day

November 10, 2017 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
The South Carolina state flag

To understand the 2018 governor’s race, rewind a year to the election of President Donald Trump. Trump’s win moved up South Carolina’s gubernatorial race calendar, when shortly after he won, he named then Gov. Nikki Haley to become his United Nations ambassador. Moments...

"I've Never Been Beaten Like That Before, In My Life": Former POW Leads Columbia Veterans Day Parade

November 8, 2017 - Posted in News by Thelisha Eaddy
Fort Jackson trainees during 2016 Columbia Veterans Day Parade.

50 years ago, Columbia resident Jack Van Loan was a prisoner of war in North Vietnam. Recently, Van Loan spoke with South Carolina Public Radio about the six years he spent in captivity. Today, the retired Col. of the U.S. Air Force is preparing to serve once again, this...

Poll Finds Southerners Split on Racial Issues, Confederate Monuments

November 8, 2017 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Southern states

A Winthrop Poll of 11 southern states found that both blacks and whites felt under attack and believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, but were heavily divided over the future of Confederate monuments, President Donald Trump and the economy. The poll, released...

GOP Gubernatorial Challenger Demands Ethics Changes

November 2, 2017 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
S.C. GOP gubernatorial candidate Catherine Templeton outside of her childhood home near Irmo on Nov. 1, 2017.

South Carolina Republican gubernatorial candidate Catherine Templeton held a press conference to call for resignation of indicted Sen. John Courson and Rep. Rick Quinn over alleged corruption charges. The backdrop was her former childhood home near Irmo, located in Courson’...

First Look Inside the In-Demand Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

October 20, 2017 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Inside the 787-10 Dreamliner at Boeing South Carolina in North Charleston on Oct. 5, 2017.

Boeing recently unveiled a newly painted Singapore Airlines 787-10 Dreamliner as one of the company’s recent advancements to full-scale production of its newest aircraft. Photos from early October show the twin-aisle jet after a visit to the North Charleston plant’s new...

Rep. James Smith Announces His Bid for Governor

October 18, 2017 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
S.C. Rep. James Smith, D-Richland, formally announces his gubernatorial bid on Oct. 17, 2017.

Richland Democrat Rep. James Smith formally kicked off his gubernatorial campaign Tuesday in downtown Columbia. Smith, 50, is a Columbia native who has served in the South Carolina House of Representatives since 1997. Smith is running against Charleston businessman Phil...

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