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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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -
South Carolinians are giving Governor Nikki Haley slightly higher marks on job performance since December, according to a new Winthrop Poll released Wednesday.
The poll of 1,038 respondents reported 43.7 percent of registered voters approve of the way Nikki Haley is handling her job as governor. 39.1 percent disapproved. In December, those numbers were nearly even. Among Republicans and Independents who are registered voters and lean Republican, her approval rating is almost 67 percent with only 16 percent disapproving.
The governor's approval rating has increased by approximately nine points since December, 2011 when 34.6 percent of SC voters approved of the job she was doing and 43 percent disapproved.
Governor Haley's spokesman said the governor is happy with the results. "Gov. Haley has always said that
poll numbers go up and down," said Rob Godfrey. "But her focus is on the state's jobs numbers, and
she's thrilled that they keep getting better and better."
Almost half of the South Carolina voters polled approve of the job President Obama is doing. Congress, however, received a low mark with more than 80 percent of registered voters disapproving of the way it is functioning.
Forty percent of voters approve of the performance of the South Carolina General Assembly.
Tea Party membership continues to remain much lower than 2010 highs. In numbers similar to the December poll, only about 1 in 10 Republicans and GOP leaning independents who are registered approve of the Tea Party consider themselves a member of the movement. Overall, only about 6 percent of all registered voters consider themselves members of the Tea Party movement. While membership in the Tea Party remains steady from December 2012, approval of the movement continues to drop across the board.
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 >>