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 >>
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PHOENIX (CBS5) -
A Valley woman has opened her heart and her closet to make sure dozens of girls don't miss out on prom magic.
Seven years ago, Judy North turned a closet at her home into a dressing room for families who can't afford to buy a dress for the prom, much less everything that goes with it.
"My goal was to make this girl feel like a princess on her prom night," North said. "The person that she is inside that she doesn't see."
North said she gets referrals from schools all over the Valley. For most, she loans the outfits with a simple promise that the girls will bring them back.
But for a special few who have been excelling at school despite difficult circumstances at home, North sponsors them with a shopping trip.
"Oh my gracious," North said. "I'm just so glad that I am a part of it. The blessings to me are far greater than they are for them. To see these girls that wouldn't have had (the opportunity), don't have any self-esteem at all and feel that they're worth something."
North often pays out of her own pocket, enlisting friends when she can to spring for students of their own.
Jane Rogers has donated dresses in the past but this year she had something grander in mind for her co-worker and friend.
"Judy, you do a wonderful thing every year around this time," Rogers said. "You open your home for girls to come and get a dress, and feel special. Because of that and everything you do, I want to pay it forward to you and on behalf of CBS 5, I'm able to give you $500 for your cause."
To make prom night that much more memorable, North provides photos and special cards that capture the beauty only happiness can bring.
Many of the girls North has helped have gone on to great success in college. One of them, who didn't think she would be able to go to prom, ended up being voted prom queen.
People can donate dresses by following this email link.
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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 10:35 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:35:14 GMT
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.Prices are about $3.11 in the area on Labor Day, which, when compared toMore >>
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:32:26 GMT
With a severe thunderstorm moving its way through the Midlands, customers across Richland and Lexington counties currently find themselves without power. South Carolina Electric & Gas is reporting overMore >>
Over 4,000 outages have been reported across the Midlands according to SCE&G.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 >>