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Ralph Norman Wins House Seat

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Republican Ralph Norman, who had aligned himself with President Donald Trump, has won a special House election in South Carolina. The seat was left vacant when Mick Mulvaney resigned to take a job as White House budget director. Norman, a millionaire real estate developer, defeated Democrat Archie Parnell on Tuesday. Related USC Student Working at AU…

Swimmer’s Body Found in Congaree River

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)- Department of Natural Resources officials tell us they have recovered a body on the Congaree River. The identity has not been released at this time but crews believe it is the person who has been missing since Sunday. Rescue crews have been searching for days for a swimmer who was separated from a group of friends Sunday…

President Donald Trump Tweets About SC Election

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Voters Tuesday headed to the polls to fill the Congressional seat left vacant when Mick Mulvaney was appointed as White House Budget director. Republican Ralph Norman and Democrat Archie Parnell are vying for the 5th district, and President Donald Trump is weighing in. Trump tweeted “Big day tomorrow in Georgia and South Carolina” The President tweeted that…

Permit for New South Carolina Interstate Approved

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – A decades-long proposal to build a four-lane, nonstop path to the heart of South Carolina’s tourism industry has cleared a major hurdle, but funding remains questionable. South Carolina Congressman Tom Rice announced Tuesday that the Army Corps of Engineers has issued a permit allowing construction of Interstate 73 to the Grand Strand. The permit covers the…

Human Trafficking Forum Held to Raise Awareness in Midlands

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)- A local organization is sending a warning for Midlands parents about a growing problem in our state. Human Trafficking is being called a hidden crime. “The numbers are increasing,” Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Coordinator, Vicki Jackson said. “Human trafficking prays on vulnerability and every single one of us has a vulnerability.” “To really hear some of the…

Man Who Put Myrtle Beach Shooting on FB Live Speaks

Myrtle Beach, S.C. (WPDE) — “Stay away from this area if you’re watching this feed there’s multiple people been shot,” said Bubba Hinson as he broadcasted a fight that quickly become a shooting near 5th Ave. and Ocean Blvd. in Myrtle Beach. He said he started a Facebook Live when he noticed a crowd of over 75 people moving down…

SC Escapee Easy to Spot for Police

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) – Authorities say a jail escapee arrested in a downtown alley in a South Carolina city was easy to spot because he was still in his green jail jumpsuit. Orangeburg Department of Public Safety Lt. John Fischer said the officer spotted the man who was out of place with his attire around 10:35 a.m. Friday, about eight…

SC Unemployment Rate Down

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– It seems many of your neighbors are back to work in South Carolina. New numbers released from the SC Department of Workforce point to the lowest unemployment rate since 2000. According to the Department of workforce, South Carolina’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.1 percent in May, that’s down from  4.3 in April and 4.4 percent in March.