South Carolina

South Carolina recognized for storm preparedness by National Weather Service

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) — Whether it’s tornadoes, hurricanes or winter storms, South Carolina is no stranger to severe weather. Tuesday, the National Weather Service (NWS) recognized the Palmetto State as being certified as Storm Ready.   “South Carolina is only one of five Storm Ready states across the country. That’s a big initiative that South Carolina undertook over the past several…

S.C. teachers grow more frustrated over pay

South Carolina lawmakers work to stop looming teacher shortages with pay increases

(WCCB) — South Carolina lawmaker are taking steps to try and fend off a looming teacher shortage. Wednesday the House unanimously passed a resolution that would restore incremental pay raises. But as Drew Bollea reports,  teacher retention remains problematic as more and more educators are facing frustrations. Some now even considering leaving the profession altogether. Categories: Local News, News, Politics,…

Supreme Court reinstates South Carolina ballot witness requirement

(AP Photo/Nati Harnik) By: JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats had sought to have the requirement put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, but Republicans had defended it as deterring fraud. While the high court reinstated the requirement, voters have already started returning ballots. The court said that any ballots cast before the court’s action Monday evening…

SC surpasses 5 thousand confirmed COVID-19 cases

As of Friday evening DHEC says SC has more than 5,000 coronavirus cases

Columbia,SC (WOLO) — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) released their latest tally of coronavirus cases statewide. As of 5:30PM Friday April 24,  DHEC reported 168 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, and 8 additional deaths across South Carolina. The total number of people that have now been confirmed with the quickly spread virus stands…

DHEC: 12 additional deaths related to coronavirus, 139 new cases in SC

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Wednesday, announced 12 additional deaths related to Coronavirus. DHEC also announced 139 new cases of the novel coronavirus,  bringing the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 2,552, and those who have died to 63. Health officials say the additional deaths occurred in 10…

7th COVID-19 related death announced in South Carolina

The South Carolin a Department of Health and Environmental Control says the seventh South Carolina resident has succumb to the virus

Image: SC DHEC logo Image Columbia, SC (WOLO) —  The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has announced two additional deaths in South Carolina bringing the total number of deaths statewide to 7. Jonathan Knoche, a physician with DHEC released a statement writing, “Sadly, we have to announce again today that we’ve lost fellow South Carolinians due…