COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A statewide texting-while-driving ban might soon be a reality for South Carolina, though many wonder whether it will be effective. Both legislative chambers passed separate bills last week that supporters say will create consistency and replace the current hodgepodge of bans in cities and towns across the state. Each bill now crosses over to the other
Columbia, SC (WOLO)-Unemployment has dropped again in South Carolina. March's rate now stands at five point five percent, that's down from February's five point seven percent. The last time unemployment was this low in South Carolina was March 2008.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) -- Friday morning the cast of 'Disney on Ice Rockin' Ever After,' took time out to teach kids with the South Carolina Special Olympics the basics of ice skating. The event took place at Colonial Life Arena, ABC Columbia News was there and we spoke with participants and instructors. Click the video link to watch the magical
Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler says the fall happened shortly after midnight Thursday. The name of the victim has not been released while family members are notified. Authorities are investigating but they do not suspect foul play. A police report says an officer was flagged down by the manager of the Windsurfer Motel on North Ocean Boulevard at the
LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Lexington County Coroner Harry Harman has died after more than three decades in office. He was 79. Janice Summers with Caughman-Harman Funeral Home says Harman died Friday. First elected in 1977, the longtime coroner had been in a care facility for a little over a year following a February 2013 car accident. Authorities said that Harman
Lexington Co., S.C. (WOLO)-- A long-time public servant in the Midlands has passed away. Caughman Harman funeral home confirms that Lexington County Coroner Harry Harman has died. The cause of Harman's death is not being released at this time. He was seriously injured in an accident in February of last year which lead to an extended hospital stay. Harman had
West Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)--A man accused of a recent break-in, assault, and shooting goes before a judge. Bond was denied Friday morning for Nathaniel Hunter. Investigators say early Saturday morning Hunter broke into a woman's apartment on Comanchee trail in West Columbia. According to deputies, Hunter attempted to sexually assault the 28 year old woman and her 6 year old
Richland Co., S.C. (WOLO)--Richland County deputies are hoping the Easter spirit will lead some people to turn in their guns. Saturday the sheriff's department is partnering with the Faith Coalition on Gun Violence to trade peace lilies for unwanted, unused, unsafe, or improperly stored firearms. The event runs from 10:00 in the morning Saturday through 3:00 in the afternoon at
Gaston, S.C. (WOLO)--One person has died following a head on collision in Gaston. Troopers with the Highway Patrol say just before 9:00 Thursday night 52 year old James Binks was driving a 2001 Buick north in the south bound lane on Highway 321 near Woodcote Dr. Investigators say Binks hit another car head on causing the Buick to burst into
Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)-- Columbia firefighters say a child playing with a lighter lead to $20,000 in damage to a Midlands home. A spokesperson for the fire department says the fire started around 8:30 Friday morning at a home on James St. off of Columbia College Dr. No injuries were reported.