This Week in South Carolina

State House Week for April 06, 2018

April 6, 2018 - Posted in News by Russ McKinney
State House Week

Action on the future of Santee Cooper, and the future solar energy industry were debated by the SC House of Representatives this week.

State House Week for March 30, 2018

March 30, 2018 - Posted in News by Russ McKinney
State House Week

Fallout from the V.C. Summer nuclear fiasco dominated action at the State House this week.

State House Week for March 23, 2018

March 23, 2018 - Posted in News by Alfred Turner
State House Week

Keeping schools safe, and passage of a new state "liquor bill" highlight action at the Statehouse this week.

Program Brings New York Musicians to Write and Perform with South Carolina Prisoners

March 5, 2018 - Posted in News by Tut Underwood
Program Brings New York Musicians to Write and Perform with South Carolina Prisoners

Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville counts numerous musicians among its inmates. Such is their talent that they have attracted the attention of DeCoda, a New York-based chamber music group. For four years now, the prison has sponsored a program with the group in...

Work and Economy in South Carolina During World War I

March 5, 2018 - Posted in News by Walter Edgar
Spinners and doffers in Lancaster Cotton Mills. Lancaster, S.C., circa 1912.

South Carolina in 1918 was still struggling with the changes to its economic and social systems brought about by the Civil War and Reconstruction. The United States’ entry into World War I affected the daily work life of South Carolinians and the state’s economy in a way...

Narrative: The Best Wedding Gift

February 15, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
Kelvin and Chanta Moore, Columbia 2016

This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, an oral history project based on the idea that the stories of everyday people are the most important and interesting of all. At the StoryCorps mobile booth in Columbia in 2016, Kelvin Moore and his wife Chanta...

Narrative: A Daughter's Love Passed Down

February 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
Tonya German and her mother Nancy Wegner, Columbia 2016

This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, an oral history project where friends and loved ones interview each other. At the StoryCorps mobile booth in Columbia in 2016, Tonya German spoke with her mother Nancy Wegner about her early life, starting...

The Latest Winter Weather Outages, Conditions And Closings

January 3, 2018 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Press Conference on Winter Weather

7:15 p.m. The following are the only current weather alerts from the National Weather Service for South Carolina: A winter weather advisory was issued at 7:09 p.m. and is in effect until 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, for the following counties: Allendale; Beaufort; Charleston;...

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...

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,...

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...

"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...

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