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VC Summer Fallout Bill at State House

COLUMBIA, SC (AP)–Legislation at the State House is moving forward that could prevent something like the VC Summer abandonment from happening again. A Senate Committee passed proposals to allow an advocate to work on behalf of ratepayers when the public service commission sets utility rates. Another bill introduced reviews and oversight of Scana Corporation and Santee Cooper. The legislation will…

WATCH: Southern Cuisine Served at State House

The fastest way into someone's heart is through the stomach.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — The fastest way into someone’s heart is through the stomach. South Carolina’s hospitality industry knows that’s true for many of the millions of tourists who travel to our beaches and cities every year. It’s also why organizers of an event at the State House on Wednesday served a tasty helping of Southern cuisine. The idea is…

WATCH: Mental Health Advocacy at State House

Advocates say when it comes to those living with mental illness education can lead to understanding.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Advocates say far too often you only hear about mental illness when an act of violence is committed. Wednesday at the South Carolina State House the point was made that only 6% of those with mental illness have violent tendencies. That means 94% of the mentally ill do not have violent tendencies. Advocates say in comparison…

Thousands rally to “End the R-word”

Approximately 2,000 students, teachers, family members and volunteers gathered to celebrate the Special Olympics and to pledge to support the elimination of the R-word and advocate for respect.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Spreading the word to end the R-word. An event took place Tuesday afternoon on the South Carolina State House grounds. Approximately 2,000 students, teachers, family members and volunteers gathered to celebrate the Special Olympics and to pledge to support the elimination of the R-word and advocate for respect. Barbara Oswald with the South Carolina chapter of…

Watch: Franklin Graham Stops in Midlands on ‘Decision America Tour’

Franklin Graham made a stop at the South Carolina state house Tuesday to deliver a message of faith to South Carolinians.

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO) — Thousands of South Carolina residents rallied at the state house Tuesday afternoon as part of Franklin Graham’s ‘Decision America Tour.’ During the rally, the crowd joined in song and prayer together to hear Graham’s message. “We’re here today because we see that our nation is in trouble, it’s in serious trouble,” said Graham. Graham’s stop in…