My Take - WIS News 10 Editorial

  My Take: Severe weather can happen at any time - it’s why we FIRST ALERT

There are few things we take more pride in at WIS than alerting you to threatening weather.

  My Take Guest Editorial: Black History Month

Many history makers we celebrate during the month were great servant leaders with an unwavering commitment to improving the quality of life for others.

  My Take: Litter in our community gets a lot of attention

People of the Midlands are fed up with trash all along our roads and say something must be done. Here are just a few of the many comments we received.

  My Take: More violence in Columbia

This time, a 21-year-old man’s life was cut short after being shot at a gathering on Gervais Street. Darold Dantzler the second was killed and two others were hurt. As of this recording, no arrests have been made.

  My Take Guest Editorial: Blight is a big issue in Richland County

My name is Joyce Dickerson. I am a member of the Richland County Council. I would like to respond to continuing concerns about trash in our community. Sadly, blight is a major issue in Richland County.

  My Take: Who is going to do something about the trash along SC roadways?

We've spoken to leaders who acknowledge the problem. But right now, the threat of fines doesn't seem to be a deterrent.

  My Take: The developments of the Allen Benedict Court tragedy

Two men were found dead from carbon monoxide poisoning. In the aftermath, hundreds of residents were forced to evacuate the complex for temporary shelter. It’s a nightmare that isn’t over yet.

  VIDEO: Cafeteria workers have impromptu dance party

When that feeling hits you, sometimes you just need to bust a move!The cafeteria workers at East Robeson Primary in Lumberton, NC did just that to make their workday a little more fun.

My Take: The 2019 State of the State address

During the nearly hour-long speech, the Governor laid out a wide-ranging agenda for 2019, one which touched on topics including workforce development, protecting natural resources and battling the opioid crisis.

  My Take: The partial government shutdown feels like it has no end in sight

And who is being hurt? It goes well beyond the 800 thousand federal employees who will start to miss paychecks.

  My Take: A new year brings about an old problem with gun violence

Five people were shot at a club on Decker Boulevard. Sadly, the shootings are all too common.

  My Take: More deaths on SC roadways as 2018 comes to an end

On a seemingly daily basis, we report on people dying on South Carolina roadways. As the week began, 962 people had been killed on highways for the year.

  My Take Guest Editorial: Let’s try something that works for a change

A recent “My Take” about Governor McMaster’s plan to put a School Resource Officer in every school, is an excellent example of insanity, as defined by doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting a different result.

  My Take: In memory of former President George H.W. Bush

This week, the United States lost its 41st President. George H.W. Bush passed away at the age of 94 after years of declining health.

  My Take: WIS would like to say thanks as the holiday season begins

This Thanksgiving, be sure to eat plenty, relax with family and take a moment to seriously consider what you are really thankful for.

  My Take: Guns being found in schools needs to stop

When you hear the words “gun” and “school” in the same sentence, it immediately elicits a feeling of panic.

My Take: SC voters hit the polls in force on Election Tuesday

This week, voters hit the polls and made their voices heard. While the final numbers are not yet available, the overall turnout appears to be significant.

  My Take: Another mass shooting has happened again

Another senseless tragedy has left multiple victims dead. A shooting rampage at a Synagogue in Pittsburgh over the weekend ended with 11 lives lost and a community forever changed.

  My Take: South Carolina roads continue to get more dangerous

We’ve made it a point at WIS to make you aware of the dangers surrounding you and the ones you present as you drive across the state.

  My Take: Our thoughts are with law enforcement in Florence

The Florence Police Department is mourning the loss of a co-worker and a friend.

My Take: Weeks after arrival, Florence left flooding, damage in SC

It has been two weeks since the devastating Hurricane Florence rocked the Carolinas. It was days of furious rain and incredible uncertainty for hundreds of thousands.

  My Take: Florence created danger scenario for the Carolinas

A nightmare scenario is playing out for hundreds of thousands across the Carolinas.

My Take: SC roads are so dangerous in 2018

Mind you – it's only September - we're well on pace to 1,000 deaths.

  My Take: Bicyclist struck and killed on SC roadway is another fatal accident on dangerous roads

A Midlands family is dealing with a terrible tragedy. Saturday, while riding his bicycle, 40 year old Justin Turner was struck and killed.

  My Take: Democracy worked in favor of Tri-County Electric Co-op customers

So many angry electric customers had those two words in their minds when they showed up last Saturday to do something unprecedented.

  My Take: What is an 'anonymous source?'

Once again, anonymous sources are back in the headlines.

My Take: Has the buzz about the Soda Cap Connector fizzled out?

They're air-conditioned. They have WiFi. And the drivers who pilot them always seem to greet you with a smile.

My Take: BullStreet development is in the weeds...literally

Is it beautification...or just an eyesore? An area designed to promote Columbia's BullStreet district instead has some people scratching their heads.

  My Take: What you should know about the proposed plastic bag ban in Richland Co.

Plastic bags could become a thing of the past in Richland County if some council members have their way.

  My Take: Too many deadly collisions on SC roads in 2018

We are at a halfway point in 2018 and to be frank, too many people have died on our roads in the state.

  My Take: Be safe and enjoy the Fourth of July holiday

The July 4th holiday is upon us.  The summer patriotic holiday is often a time for vacations and family get-togethers, barbecues and of course, fireworks. But the real reason behind this holiday, of course, is the celebration of the birth of our nation.

  My Take: Struggles with mental health are real, learn to help someone in need

Already this year, we have seen countless well-known people share stories about their struggles with mental health.

My Take: Did you get to vote in the primaries?

Did you take the time to vote on Tuesday?  This week South Carolina saw a landslide of unexpected and surprising results in the statewide Primary.

  My Take: Traffic fatalities should be a big concern for all South Carolinians

Traffic deaths are way up in the Midlands. In Lexington County, 38 people have died on the roads since Jan. 1.

  My Take: Our hearts go out to our WYFF news family

The entire news community is grieving this week following the loss of two valued journalists.

  My Take: What Memorial Day is all about

Memorial Day is almost here. For many, it's the unofficial start to summer. A time of cookouts, days at the pool and family vacations.

  My Take: Congratulations, Mayor Benjamin!

Congratulations are in order for Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin. This week, he became the 76th President of the U.S. Conference Of Mayors.

  My Take: Where is your action on the failed nuclear energy plant, SC legislators?

The S. C. legislature made it their number one priority at the start of the 2018 session that they were going to pass something on nuclear.

  My Take: Prison reform in South Carolina has to happen

Over the past two weeks, the issue of conditions at Department Of Corrections prisons has exploded.

  My Take: A'ja Wilson is a tribute to Gamecocks athletics

Thursday was another banner day in the proud tradition of South Carolina Gamecocks sports.

  My Take: Pursuing the truth in news

There's a lot of talk these days about "fake news" and so-called "network bias." In the social media age, it takes just a few seconds to fire off a message someone considers a "fact."