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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At 100 feet, Lake Wateree has reached flood stage and is expected to reach 102 feet by Thursday, which means the next few days could be very long and wet for residents who live along the water.
Mike Halter has been a regular at Lake Wateree since the 1960's and says he can remember the lake flooding twice -- once in the late 90's and again in the early 2000's.
"There hasn't been this kind of issue in five, six, seven years," said Halter.
Halter understands the reasoning behind it and the reality that comes with it. The man-made lake is controlled by flood gates, but sometimes Mother Nature has the final say.
"When you get stuff like wind that will really whip out here that can cause problems, trees down, roof issues, things like that, but typically the water levels are more of a inconvenience at this point because they don't really get they use to," said Halter.
Neighbor Vicki Thomas says the damage is usually pretty manageable. Her dock is almost completely covered in water, but she's thankful her house falls under FEMA regulations, avoiding evacuation.
"The biggest thing is the mess that it leaves behind when it goes down and the damage that high winds can cause to your docks and to your boats and things like that that are left in the water," said Thomas.
Both residents say the benefits of lake life outweigh the negatives. Water levels are expected to drop back down to normal this weekend.
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 >>