Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 5:39 PM EDT2013-05-18 21:39:18 GMT
A Delta flight out of Charleston bound for New York City made an emergency stop in North Carolina Saturday morning after a warning indicator went off in the cockpit, according to an official with the airline. MichaelMore >>
A Delta flight out of Charleston bound for New York City made an emergency stop in North Carolina Saturday morning after a warning indicator went off in the cockpit, according to an official with the airline.More >>
By BRUCE SMITH Associated Press
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A new South Carolina tourism season is approaching, and the director of the state tourism department predicts this is the year the $15 billion industry returns to pre-Great Recession levels.
Duane Parrish says 2012 was a good year for the industry. Revenue per available room is a key measure of tourism performance, and it was up almost 7% statewide last year.
Parrish says the state outperformed the rest of the nation and other states in the South Atlantic area in that category. He also says the state is enjoying a bump in international business.
Parrish will share his thoughts with hospitality leaders from across the state Monday as the 3-day Governor's Conference on Tourism and Travel opens in Columbia.
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