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McMaster: Nuclear Project To Push Forward, Despite Westinghouse Bankruptcy

NEW YORK, N.Y. – U.S. nuclear power giant, Westinghouse Electric, filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, court records show.  The company, owned by Japan’s Toshiba, has been struggling in recent years. Toshiba says acquiring Westinghouse has led to billions of dollars in losses. The chapter 11 filing has been largely expected. Westinghouse is building and engineering two new nuclear reactors for SCANA subsidiary…

Governor McMaster Names Board of Economic Advisors Chairman

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) –  Gov. Henry McMaster has named a former business and banking executive to lead South Carolina’s economic advisory board. Edward Grimball of Edisto Island is the next chairman of the Board of Economic Advisors, which reviews and approves revenue projections that lawmakers use to write the state budget. McMaster said Tuesday he’s confident the board under Grimball…

Harvest Hope Food Bank Needs Donations, say Officials

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–A local food bank is in need of donations. According to officials with Harvest Hope Food Bank, they’re facing a shortage this time of year,  they tell ABC Columbia News the warehouses are down to less than a day’s supply. Harvest Hope is the state’s largest food bank, covering 20 counties and feeding nearly 50,000 people each week….

Special Olympics Rally at State House

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Supporters of the Special Olympics will rally on the State House steps Tuesday. According to organizers, the annual Statehouse Rally will take place at 11am. During the event 2,000+ students, teachers and supporters from around the state are expected to show up to rally their support for the 25,588 athletes in our state competing in the Special…

DSS Child Abuse Verdict

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – The South Carolina Department of Social Services says the abuse of a toddler that led to a $3.75 million verdict against the agency is a heartbreaking tragedy. DSS spokeswoman Karen Wingo said Monday the number of child abuse investigations has nearly doubled from 2013 to 2016 as complaints are investigated more often. New DSS Director Susan…

USC Fans Still Celebrating: Road to the Final Four

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Gamecock fans are still riding high after the University of South Carolina’s Men’s Basketball team stunned Florida Sunday for a spot in the Final Four. Fans, students and die hards are celebrating across the Midlands and the state. Near campus it was a celebration like none have seen, complete with dips in the fountain near the campus…