Winthrop employee spends $200,000 on school credit card (AUDIO)

A former Winthrop University employee is accused of charging more than $200,000 on the school’s credit card–for his own use. Winthrop Police Chief Frank Zebedis says George Robert Walker, the print shop supervisor, turned himself in to school police Wednesday. He has been arrested and charged with two counts of breach of trust over $5,000. [...] [...] Read More

SC Equality leader encourages members of gay community to “come out”

This is South Caroline Pride week, organized by the gay and lesbian organization SC Pride. Events have taken place in Columbia all week. Saturday events include a noon march down main street Columbia, and a free festival in Finlay Park afterwards which is open to the public, featuring 1980′s pop star Taylor Dayne. The civil [...] [...] Read More

SC’s Atlantic Beach is back with pride

A local festival billed as a “generation-to-generation” event in South Carolina’s Atlantic Beach has recently undergone changes that officials say brings back a time and place that was once enjoyed by generations gone by. Atlantic Beach Reunion, a brand new event, has been joined with the Gullah Geechee Festival, now in its eighth year. Together they’re being held Saturday and Sunday, September [...] [...] Read More

Wilson defends travel expenses amid investigation

US Representative Joe Wilson’s campaign is defending the congressman, calling accusations that he violated House ethics rules “ridiculous.” Wilson’s office released a statement Tuesday condemning a House Ethics Committee investigation into his and five others’ travel expenses, saying it was a waste of taxpayer money. The investigation began after a Wall Street Journal article in March revealed that Wilson and other House members [...] [...] Read More

Hootie donates song “with a little love”

Grammy award-winning musical artists Hootie and the Blowfish are stepping up their charity efforts by donating the rights to their hit song “Hold my Hand” to aid the working poor. The native Columbia, South Carolina band is teaming up with Benedict College Gospel Choir to produce a new a capella recording of the song, with [...] [...] Read More