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SC's Haley touts point-of-sale law

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says a new property tax break will help spur growth in the state's second-home industry.

Teachers Have First Day Fears Too

Whitney Goldys, a first year teacher at Catawba Trail Elementary, says being a teacher is amazing. But, she says teachers are also nervous on the first day of school.

New School Opens

Catawba Trail Elementary near Sandhills, opens its doors as the newest Elementary school in Richland Two.

Educators Protest Refusal of Federal Funding

About 50 people have gathered outside the headquarters of the Department of Education to protest the South Carolina school chief's refusal to pursue what could have been $144 million in federal money to keep teaching jobs.

Bittersweet Ending to Free Health Care Event

Thanks to the efforts of more than 1,500 volunteers, SC Mission 2011: Midlands, a free health care event held on August 5 and 6 at the Carolina Coliseum, provided health care services to more than 2,000 people. However, not everyone received treatment.

When things go wrong...

If you weren't watching Friday's edition of ABC Columbia News at Noon, then you missed some unexpected visitors showing up at the Corner of Main and Gervais. After some technical difficulties took place for our interview segment, we had to move on with weather and some headline updates... that is, until this happened. Check out the entire video... coming to you from Main and Gervais.

Orientation Helps New Students Overcome Fears

Overcoming transitional fears, is a big step for Freshman and other new students and Dreher High School is stepping up to make sure students are ready and prepared for the first day of school.

Clyburn says he hopes to cut deeper than $1.5T

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn says he hopes to use his appointment to Congress's debt-reduction supercommittee as a way to ensure tax loopholes are closed, waste is found and even military spending cuts are considered.

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