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) -
Gov. Nikki Haley met with South Carolina State University's Board of Trustees Friday afternoon in hopes of aiding the struggling university come to grips with its troubles.
"How can I help you?" Haley asked to the board to start the meeting.
Soon after, Haley heard from the board on how they might be able to move forward from the challenges that have brought unwanted attention to the school.
The university found itself under federal investigation as the FBI spent four months listening in on and recording cell phone conversations from former board chairman Jonathan Pinson's phone.
Pinson, and the university's chief of police were eventually indicted on federal financial kickback charges.
The university's then-president, George Cooper, resigned from his seat after an investigation of his own uncovered violations that he called "beyond" his control. Eight employees were fired as a result.
The university has also struggled with its finances, with millions of dollars cut from its budget in an effort to overcome budget deficits. Enrollment has dropped in the past few years, causing a further drop in revenue.
In the meeting, trustee Dr. John Corbitt touched upon many of those issues, and said perception has lead students and others to believe that everyone on the board are "crooks."
Haley suggested the board open up its meetings in an effort to create transparency. However, she was also blunt in her assessment of what the board needs to do moving forward.
"You can't keep functioning this way," Haley said.
The governor posted a small statement on her Facebook page shortly after the meeting ended, calling the university one of South Carolina's greatest assets.
"They were honest," said Haley. "I'm thankful for that, and I look forward to working with SC State's leaders to bring stronger accountability, leadership, and trust for what is a flagship university in our state."
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 >>