Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:55:24 GMT
Deep in a mine shaft in the California desert, the body of a pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine was discovered after a search of nearly two months.More >>
A former Marine charged Tuesday with murder after the body of his alleged lover was found in an abandoned California mine shaft had been looking into how to dispose of a human body, a sheriff's investigator said.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:46 AM EDT2014-08-19 12:46:09 GMT
Twenty people have been rounded up in a month as part of a crackdown on drugs in Saluda County, according to the sheriff's office.Saluda County Sheriff John Perry said most of those arrested on chargesMore >>
Twenty people have been rounded up in a month as part of a crackdown on drugs in Saluda County, according to the sheriff's office.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on byMore >>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:27:43 GMT
A Maine teenager's mug shot is going viral online after he decided to make a statement with what he wore. Robert Edward Burt, 19, was booked in the Somerset County Jail earlier this month, to performMore >>
Robert Edward Burt, 19, was booked in the Somerset County Jail earlier this month, to perform a sentence from an arrest earlier this year.More >>
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - With just ten days to go until the debate in Myrtle Beach for Republican Presidential hopefuls, Mitt Romney was in Conway Friday to campaign for votes. Romney was wrapping up a two day visit in South Carolina before heading to New Hampshire for that state's primary.
Some people say the trip to South Carolina was a surprising and early move, considering Romney sidestepped New Hampshire to come straight to the Palmetto State following his narrow victory in Iowa.
A visit from the front runner in the Republican race for President brought a certain level of excitement to the Peanut Warehouse in Conway. Romney brought more than excitement though; Governor Nikki Haley and Senator John McCain came with their endorsements.
"He hasn't just taken a vote. He's made decisions," Haley said. "We need someone who's made decisions. We need someone who had the courage and the backbone to do it. We know that Governor Romney is the person who should be the next President of the United States."
With Romney's encouragement Haley did most of the talking on stage, but Romney took a few moments to attack President Barack Obama.
"[We wondered] what would happen if we elect someone without experience to the White House, now we know," Romney said. "It's not a pretty picture."
McCain added to that, with his personal endorsement.
"I know the things he stands for and believes in," McCain said in an interview after the rally. "I also believe he has the best chance of winning the general election."
McCain said he has moved past disagreements with Romney from back in 2008 when the men competed against each other for the Republican nomination for President. McCain said he believes Romney is conservative enough to win South Carolina, and more than anything he feels business experience makes Romney the man for the job.
"He is the person that I think has the experience and background in order to get our economy back on track," McCain said. "Mitt Romney believes that business creates jobs and economic growth creates jobs. President Obama believes that government creates jobs."
Since McCain was popular enough to win South Carolina in 2008 his endorsement could make a difference for people like Stephanie Rawlinson with the Florence County Republican Party.
"I think it says a lot that Senator McCain got behind Romney obviously after they were competitors in the last race," Rawlinson said. "I think it's important that we respect that and take that into consideration when go into the polls on January the 21st."
McCain hopes it says enough to help Romney win South Carolina's primary and therefore the Republican nomination.
"I think if he does well in South Carolina that it will be very hard to keep him from the nomination," McCain said.
McCain said he will be coming back to South Carolina with Romney. So as the state's primary gets closer he will be telling many more voters first-hand about his endorsement of Romney.
Monday, August 18 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:58:47 GMT
One lane of the interstate has been reopened after it was shut down due to a deadly crash early Monday morning. The South Carolina Highway Patrol reports the collision happened around 3:21 a.m. on theMore >>
One person is dead and five others were injured when a tire blew on the vehicle they were riding in early Monday morning on Interstate 26.
Monday, August 18 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:39:10 GMT
A home was badly damaged in a fire on Quail Rd Sunday. (Source: Beth Baldauf)
A home is likely a total loss after a fire swept through most of the structure Sunday afternoon. Crews were called to a home on Quail Lane near Trenholm Rd and found the home engulfed in flames. No injuriesMore >>
A home is likely a total loss after a fire swept through most of the structure Sunday afternoon. More >>
Sunday, August 17 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-08-18 00:10:48 GMT
Forrest Wood Cup weigh-in Sunday. (Source: Tom Round)
It was a big pay day for Anthony Gagliardi Sunday. The Prosperity native took home the $500,000 grand prize in the Forrest Wood Cup held in Columbia. Anglers from across the nation headed to Lake MurrayMore >>
It was a big pay day for Anthony Gagliardi Sunday.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:00 AM EDT2014-08-20 08:00:09 GMT
Some of the most beautiful places in South Carolina are just a short drive away from the Midlands. And some of the most interesting places in the state are right in our back yard.Local author and formerMore >>
Some of the most beautiful places in South Carolina are just a short drive away from the Midlands. And some of the most interesting places in the state are right in our back yard.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:55 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:55:40 GMT
You may not have heard of Morgan Reeves or seen any of his election ads on television. That's because the state gubernatorial candidate doesn't have any and he doesn't have any campaign contributions.More >>
Independent candidate Morgan Reeves is looking to level the playing field when it comes to campaigning for elections. More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:53:16 GMT
For many businesspeople like real estate Jennifer Harding, Fort Jackson is worth fighting for. A loss of jobs on the Army post would have an especially drastic impact on her business."It means a loss ofMore >>
The loss of 3,100 Fort Jackson personnel could have a heavy affect on businesses around the Army post. More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:30:17 GMT
A slow speed chase in Kershaw County by a 92-year-old man raised a question of how old is too old to drive. The call came in near dusk in Kershaw County. "A reckless driver headed east on I-20 towardsMore >>
A slow speed chase in Kershaw County by a 92-year-old man raised a question of how old is too old to drive. More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:52 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:52:08 GMT
The suspect wanted for shooting into an occupied Sumter home has turned himself in. Terrance D. Haynesworth, 32, was wanted by the Sumter Police for a shooting that took place on Sampson Street on MondayMore >>
Terrance D. Haynesworth turned himself after being wanted for a shooting on Sampson Street. More >>