South Carolina

South Carolina's Growing Importance To Boeing

Nov 6, 2013
boeing.com

Boeing is reported to be in the final stages of negotiating with the machinists union to build its new passenger plane in the Seattle area, rather than North Charleston as some had speculated. Nevertheless, South Carolina's importance to Boeing's business is growing.


Courtesy of York County Sheriff's Office

Surveillance cameras are set up along some rural roads in York County, SC, in an effort to stop hunters from dumping skinned deer. Sergeant Broadus Strain says hunters are leaving the deer on the side of roads and in creeks under bridges. He says people are also dumping dog carcasses in the area.

"A lot of people like to get out and walk and keep their community clean, they'll find something like this and it really upsets them, because they really don't want the coyotes and other dogs and stuff to come in, especially around their livestock," Strain says. 

Julie Rose

The Catawba Indians want to build a $340 million casino and resort in Kings Mountain, North Carolina – which is 45 miles northwest of their reservation in Rock Hill, South Carolina.  They've applied for federal permission to make the land a sort of annex to their reservation. 

They may also need approval from North Carolina's governor and General Assembly – but both are cool to the concept. So why not just build a casino on the tribe's existing reservation just off I-77? 


PCB Worries Put SC Sludge Fertilizer On Hold

Oct 3, 2013
Betsy Hill/Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities Department

There's a lot of sludge in South Carolina that's destined for landfills. That's because the sludge produced from some wastewater treatment plants has tested positive for PCBs.

Eight pre-school centers in York and neighboring counties could close Friday, if the partial government shutdown is not resolved by then. 


South Carolina College Cuts Tuition By 43 Percent

Sep 11, 2013
Converse College

A women's college in South Carolina is reducing undergraduate tuition by 43 percent. That means tuition at Converse College in Spartanburg  will be $16,500 a year. It's currently about $29,000. College president Betsy Fleming says the move is in response to growing concern about rising tuition.

"I hope that this move will change the course and conversation in higher education, moving away from a high tuition, high discount model to a lower tuition that actually represents cost," Fleming says. 

SC Suspends License Of Fort Mill Midwife Center

Sep 11, 2013
carolinasbirthcenter.com

A Fort Mill birth center in which midwives deliver babies remains closed one week after South Carolina’s health department suspended its license.

The health department won’t comment on its investigation, but a statement from Carolina Community Maternity Center says the suspension occurred after a mother had to be rushed to a hospital and the birth resulted in, quote “a bad outcome.”

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South Carolina students can take online classes offered by the state.  But up until last month, there was a limit to the number.  A new law has lifted that cap, making it easier for students to take classes online that their schools don’t offer. 

As post-election commentaries pronounce a host of reasons why former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford won his congressional race Tuesday (the better candidate in political workmanship, the novice challenger, etc.),, we might want to view a more important component of his victory: The voters of South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District.

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Fifty-five South Carolina lawmakers have signed on to legislation that would prohibit health care providers from asking patients about gun ownership. 

At issue is confusion around what is in the Affordable Care Act.

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