Double-digit unemployment is a reality in South Carolina -- it's now 11 percent! And in counties like Allendale, it's even higher. Our state has nearly a quarter million unemployed. It's a grim picture. But is it hopeless? No.
At WIS, we are dedicating ourselves to an effort to arm you with information you can use to get through the current crisis. We call it "Survive in '09." Because there will be brighter days ahead, we just don't know when. But we have some idea how to get there, and in the coming months, our news folks and I will be taking action -- digging at the roots of the problem, looking for answers to the problems we all face, and holding our public officials accountable.