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New Program Aims to Better Connect Veterans, Active Duty Military with Legal Resources

November 9, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
SC Attorney General Alan Wilson announced new program to help veterans, active duty military, and members of the reserves.

Attorney General Alan Wilson announced a new program that will help Veterans, active duty military, and members of the reserve get free legal help. The program is called V.A.L.O.R., which stands for Veterans, A ctive/ Reserve L egal O ut R each. Wilson said the program will...

Poll Finds Southerners Split on Racial Issues, Confederate Monuments

November 8, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina 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...

South Carolina's State Retirement System Revamped

November 7, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Peter Pigeon

For many years, South Carolina’s retirement system has been projected to be unable to meet the benefit payments promised to its retirees. In April of this year, Governor Henry McMaster signed a bill designed to fix that issue. Our next guest says that the impact of this...

Global Climate Change Summit COP23 Begins in Germany

November 6, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Presents by Kaitlyn Park
ice bergs melting

Today, Nov. 6, 2017, marks the beginning of the world's largest Climate Change Summit. Representatives from almost 200 countries will gather in the city of Bonn, Germany for the United Nations' 23rd climate change conference of the parties, COP23, under the U.N. Framework...

Local Impacts of Climate Change in Savannah, GA | Sea Change

November 3, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Presents by Kaitlyn Park
Savannah bridge

Anyone who has paid attention to the news in the last two decades has become familiar with the phrase "climate change." A topic of political and cultural discussion, individuals across the world have had to consider what effects climate change could have on the planet. But...

SC Kids Donate Sweet Treats to Deployed Service Men, Women

November 2, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Children and families in South Carolina will have a chance to exchange Halloween candy for toys and send deployed U.S. troops a "sweet" reminder of home this holiday season

Children and families in South Carolina will have a chance to exchange Halloween candy for toys and send deployed U.S. troops a "sweet" reminder of home this holiday season during Operation Troop Treats , an annual candy exchange hosted by the local Kool Smiles dental...

South Carolina, Nation Share a Shortage of Nurses

October 30, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Tut Underwood
A nurse instructs students on the use of IV medications.

Nursing has been described as a virtually recession-proof occupation, one that will always be in demand. Even so, the heads of nursing departments at both the University of South Carolina and Midlands Technical College decry the critical need for bedside nurses, in spite of...

State House Corruption Probe and South Carolina Politics

October 29, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Alfred Turner
South Carolina Focus

The curtain surrounding the ongoing probe into alleged Statehouse corruption was raised some this week as special prosecutor David Pascoe alleged for the first time in open court that the powerful Republican political consultant, Richard Quinn, Sr. is at the center of what...

"I Made It Here: I'm Back": The Midlands Flood Recovery Group Celebrates 200 Home Repairs

October 25, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Olivia Aldridge
Teenagers in blue shirts laugh together while standing against a wall

Early this month, South Carolina reached the 2-year anniversary of the devastating rains of October 2015, offering a natural opportunity to pause and observe the many tragedies that the widespread flooding wrought, and the many triumphs of recovery that have followed. The...

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

October 20, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene 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...

Flood Recovery Stalls For Retired Veteran; Homeowner Warns About Contractor Fraud

October 18, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Retired Army Major Miguel Santana stands in front of his home in Columbia. Santana says he is a victim of contractor fraud and it's stalling his flood recovery.

Since 2005, the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) has received over 70,000 complaints from 50 states, 6 territories, and 4 countries involving over 50 natural and man-made disasters. Retired Army Major Miguel Santana says after the October 2015 flood, he became a...

Fort Jackson Remembers Trainees As Brave Aspiring Soldiers

October 17, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Soldiers participate in final salutes for Privates Timothy Ashcroft and Ethan Shrader during a memorial service

This past September, Timothy Joseph Ashcraft of Cincinnati, Ohio and Ethan McKay Shrader of Prospect, Tennessee enlisted in the United States Army. The two were members of the 2nd Battalion 13th Infantry Regiment and were in their 8th week of training when they were killed...

This Week in SC - The Opioid Crisis

October 16, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Aimee Crouch
opiod

Rep. Eric Bedingfield and SCDAODAS Director Sara Goldsby address the growing opioid epidemic in our state.

Nichols: One Year Later, Residents Continue to Recover, But Where Will Businesses Rebound?

October 13, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
One year after Hurricane Matthew caused flooding in Nichols, businesses still haven't returned to the downtown district.

About 75 families have returned to repaired homes in Nichols, South Carolina. The small town in Marion County was home to 260 homes before Hurricane Matthew brought strong winds and devastating floods in 2016. All but three sustained flood damage and most businesses were...

South Carolina Sends 150 Guardsmen to Puerto Rico

September 28, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
An image of Hurricane Maria over Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, 2017.

Gov. Henry McMaster signed an executive order Thursday to send 150 engineer soldiers with the S.C. National Guard to assist in recovery efforts following the widespread destruction wreaked by Hurricane Maria. The engineers are part of a multi-state Engineer Task Force...

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