Governor Henry McMaster

Governor McMaster announces Vetoes, thanks Lawmakers

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–Out of the State House, teamwork was the message this week as Governor Henry McMaster addressed his budget vetoes. On Wednesday, the governor announced 28 vetoes, totaling 41 million dollars in the state’s nine billion dollar budget. Most of those items were rejected because McMaster says the requesting lawmakers were not clear about where the money was going. The…

CPD: 21 year old arrested in connection with Greene Street arson

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Columbia Police say they have arrested 21 year old Frank John Wilberding in connection with an arson on Greene Street Tuesday morning. According to Columbia Police, Wilberding was arrested shortly before noon Tuesday near the intersection of Laurens and Greene Streets. Police say he is charged with two counts of Arson Second Degree and Possession of a controlled…

Governor names first South Carolina State Child Advocate

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has named South Carolina’s first State Child Advocate. On Monday, the Governor announced that Amanda F. Whittle will be the first person to fill the position. It was created by a bill during last year’s legislative session, according to the Governor’s office. In a release, the Governor’s office announced that Whittle has…

Governor McMaster on Senator Fritz Hollings’ Passing

COLUMBIA,  SC (WOLO) — Former Senator and former South Carolina Governor Fritz Hollings has passed away at the age of 97, according to reports. South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster released the following statement on the passing of Senator Fritz Hollings: “One of South Carolina’s greatest lions roars no more. Fierce, bold, and robust – the sounds of Fritz Hollings’ vision…

Live update: Expectations of Governor McMaster’s State of the State

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–Governor Henry McMaster will deliver his first State of the State address as a full term elected governor of South Carolina. ABC Columbia’s Alexis Frazier is live at the State House with expectations for tonight’s address, set for 7pm. “Governor Henry McMaster will lay out his vision of what he thinks the government in South Carolina needs to…

SC Cooking: Governor names Chef Ambassador

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster announced his pick for the 20-19 South Carolina Chef Ambassador program. Every year, a Chef Ambassador is selected from the state’s four regions– the Upstate, Midlands, Pee Dee, and the Lowcountry. This years chefs include Brandon Carter from Blufton, Marc Collins from Charleston, Tania Harris from Greenville, and Kelley Vogelheim from Florence. Jessica…

Watch: SC Governor Henry McMaster takes oath of office at Inauguration

COLUMBIA,S C (WOLO)– It is official. South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster officially took the oath of office on the steps of the State House Wednesday. He officially begins his first full term in office. The Oath of Office was delivered by Supreme Court Chief Justice Donald W. Beatty on the steps of the Northside of the State House. Pamela Evette was…

Christmas open house to be held at SC Governor’s Mansion

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–Tis the season at The South Carolina Governor’s Mansion. Governor Henry McMaster and his family are hosting the annual Christmas Open House on Monday, December 3, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Governor’s Mansion. The event is free of charge and open to the public. No reservations are required. In a release, the First Family is…

Governor’s Mansion to host Christmas Open House

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–The South Carolina Governor’s Mansion will soon be decked out for the holidays. Governor Henry McMaster and his family are hosting the annual Christmas Open House on Monday, December 3, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Governor’s Mansion. The event is free of charge and open to the public. No reservations are required. In a release,…