SC Lottery Chief weighs in on $500M Mega Millions jackpot

A half-billion dollars is up for grabs as Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing approaches. It’s the largest lottery jackpot ever. South Carolina Education Lottery Director Paula Harper Bethea said on Thursday’s edition of Palmetto Mornings on WRHI that the jackpot has been growing for two months. If anyone’s lucky enough to win the 500-million-dollar jackpot… [...] Read More

Fort Mill garbage collectors unionize

Garbage truck drivers who work for Republic Services in Fort Mill have joined the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. The drivers voted 30 to 24 this month to become members of Local 71 based in Charlotte. They are perhaps the first unionized garbage collectors in the region. Drivers who supported union membership say they sought outside [...] Read More

Duke Energy backs down on electric rate hike request in SC, NC

Duke Energy has backed off from its initial 17-percent rate hike requested in the Palmetto State earlier this year. Late Wednesday, Duke announced it was dropping its electric rate hike request to just under six percent. In North Carolina, Duke had asked for a 15 percent rate hike, but that too was stripped down to [...] Read More