President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for next year would provide $120 million to restart licensing activities at the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in Nevada. That budget item got the attention of Aiken County, where the Savannah River Site temporarily hosts much of the radioactive waste which could eventually end up at Yucca. The county and state of South Carolina were among the entities which filed a lawsuit after the Nuclear
Included in the evening's final newscast: -- An investment banker whose gubernatorial campaign seemed certain for success before the state Supreme Court ruled him ineligible has died. -- A man was arrested after he barricaded himself inside a store at a Columbia mall with a gun Sunday night. -- All South Carolina public schools could require computer-science classes for graduation. -- Visitors can now see a 3D scaled model of a
Mandatory computer science classes could become a requirement for graduation in South Carolina public schools starting in 2019. According to The Post and Courier, a bill that passed the state House of Representatives last week would establish new requirements for computer science education in grades 9-12, create summer education programs for new teachers and require that every high school in the state offer at least one computer science
A Charleston investment banker whose charismatic campaign for governor seemed certain for success before the state Supreme Court ruled him ineligible has died. Charles "Pug" Ravenel was 79 years old and passed Saturday from natural causes, according to an obituary published in the Post and Courier newspaper. Ravenel had only recently moved back to the Lowcountry when he sought the Democratic Party's 1974 nomination for governor. Despite his
Included in the noon newscast: -- SC House votes to allow parents to legally abandon children up to 1 year old at hospitals, fire stations and churches. -- Gamecocks men's basketball team still celebrating after reaching Final Four weekend.
A 3D-scaled model of Fort San Marcos, which was built on the Santa Elena site near Port Royal in 1577, is now on display at the Santa Elena History Center in Beaufort. University of South Carolina archaeology professor ChesterDePratter told South Carolina Radio Network that the model shows what his team guessed the fort looked like because it was constructed with wood which rotted away long ango with no artifacts surviving the centuries.
South Carolina saw a strong month for new jobs in February, but an increase in those listed as “unemployed” kept the state’s jobless rate unchanged for the month, according to new data released Friday. The state Department of Employment and Workforce on Friday released data showing South Carolina’s unemployment rate remained at 4.4 percent in February, even as […]
For three years in a row, sudden weather changes have hurt South Carolina peach farmers. Early reports from the state Department of Agriculture suggest that 80 to 90 percent of this year’s crop is ruined and will not grow back. The cold snap last week brought temperatures below freezing for three days and could cause […]