Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - While much still needs to be done along the road to recovery five years after Katrina, yacht clubs on the coast are back in business.
In 2005, the storm demolished South Mississippi's waterfront. Yacht clubs up and down the coast were destroyed.
"It was totally devastated. We were not different than anyone else. Everyone on the beach was devastated. It was horrible," said Ralph Pringle with the Biloxi Yacht Club.
Buddy Clark, Commodore of the Pass Christian Yacht Club, will never forget the day Katrina hit.
" As soon as the information started coming in, we knew that this was going to be gone," Clark said.
But five years after Katrina, all of the yacht clubs on the coast are back, rising from the ruin of the storm. Sailing and yacht clubs have been a big part of our coastal culture since the mid 19th century.
"Pass Christian is the second oldest yacht club in America. It was established in 1849," said David Taylor as he stood on the balcony of the new yacht club in the Pass.
From Hancock County to Jackson County, the new yacht clubs are symbols of South Mississippi's resilience. The clubs were among the first structures to come out of the ground following Katrina's violent assault on the coast.
Taylor said it was important to rebuild.
"The yacht club was where we went before the storm and so it was right that we get going again."
"The coast, in general, was so devastated, our group decided we wanted to do it right and build a better facility then we had in the past," said Pringle.
That was the challenge. Because of certain vulnerability on the waterfront, structures were built at a higher elevation. Modern hurricane resistant construction was employed. This is about more than concrete, wood and glass. It's a story about people and our coastal lifestyle.
"It represents an attitude in Biloxi and all along the coast," Pringle said. "Katrina is not going to knock us down. We are going to come back."
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:58 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:58:33 GMT
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.Prices are about $3.11 in the area on Labor Day, which, when compared toMore >>
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:32:26 GMT
With a severe thunderstorm moving its way through the Midlands, customers across Richland and Lexington counties currently find themselves without power. South Carolina Electric & Gas is reporting overMore >>
Over 4,000 outages have been reported across the Midlands according to SCE&G.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>