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 >>
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LITTLE MOUNTAIN, SC (WIS) -
It's not called 'Big' for a reason. The town of Little Mountain is one blinking traffic light and 290-something citizens. There's only a handful of places to work, and Alfred Metts says that's okay with him.
"I'd like for 'em to leave us alone," said Metts. "We don't care about growing."
Metts has lived in Little Mountain for 73 years. He's seen plenty, but what has happened in his town over the past several months has been unprecedented.
No one ran for mayor in December, so voters wrote in two different candidates. However, both of them declined the position because their wives were ill.
So why does no on want to be the mayor of Little Mountain?
"You'll have to ask someone who knows more about it than me," said Metts.
So we headed down the street to the other side of the light. That's where we find tax specialist Jana Jayroe. She was on town council years ago.
"The former mayor has done so much work, and he has done a lot of really great things for the town, and when nobody wanted to step up, I said, 'I'll try it if you promise you'll help me,'" said Jayroe.
The previous mayor, who decided to retire, obtained thousands in grant money and managed income from the town. These are things Jayroe will soon take on.
Because of her job, she was hoping to start April 16, but says the attorney general's office says she is already in charge simply because she filed paperwork.
"Theoretically. I'm the mayor," said Jayroe. "We have a Mayor pro-tem, and right now, I'm just leaving everything to the Mayor pro-tem."
Jayroe says she's in once tax season is completed. Her goal is to recruit young families to town -- just maybe not a flood of them. After all, the town has a name to uphold.
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 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 >>