Panel to hear from public on gaming laws

Currently, raffling and gaming in South Carolina are both illegal. Senate President Pro Tem Glenn McConnell wants to change that. Tonight, McConnell and his appointed special Senate Judiciary subcommittee will host a public hearing at the North Charleston City Hall. What it would do it would allow, for instance, the way we have the statute [...] [...] Read More

Troy Olsen: From Singing Tim McGraw Songs to Writing Them

New artists frequently visit the GAC offices to play us their music and tell us a little bit about themselves. When Troy Olsen stopped by, he kept GAC staffers entertained with his debut single, “Summer Thing” – plus lots of stories about growing up in Arizona, from being a true working cowboy to illustrating his [...] Read More

SC coast recovering from days of rain

The South Carolina coast is recovering from days of rain and flooding. It’s been a wet week in the Lowcountry as Tropical Storm Nicole moves past the Carolina coast. In Charleston, clean up crews are working hard to clean up any flooding from all the excess rain. This worker spoke with WCIV in Charleston. “They’ve [...] [...] Read More

SC Policy Council: State still paying for landing Boeing

Last week state officials saw the completion of framework of Boeing’s new jetliner plant in North Charleston. State Senate President Pro Tem Glenn McConnell calls landing Boeing a game-changer for South Carolina. It’s working together. That’s where this project started and that’s where this projects going to finish. And I hope that we and Boeing [...] [...] Read More

The Band Perry Finds Gold in Death

The Band Perry took a bit of a risk when it released “If I Die Young” this year. But the latest development for the trio is essentially a thumbs up for the siblings’ willingness to trust their guts. “This just in,” the band tweeted on Wednesday. “If I Die Young is now GOLD!! 500,000 in sales and counting!! A million thank yous to each one of you who lent your ears and hard earned dollars.” “If I Die Young” defied some conventions in the music business. People generally respond to songs that fit their mood, so music execs figure that the public is more responsive to upbeat songs in the summer and to ballads in the winter. “If I Die Young” was released in May, setting them up to have a slow song about mortality airing in summer months when a lot of people are thinking of vacations and the beach. Read More