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) -
The city of Columbia wants to keep it at 100 this summer -- 100 days without the sound of gunfire or street fights that so often lead to the loss of a young life.
"This is reality," said Dr. Germon Miller-Bey, coordinator for the RICH program. "This is not a video game. You don't get a second life in a violent situation."
RICH stands for Rebuilding Individual Character Habits. Miller-Bey walks the streets of Columbia to let teen males -- especially African American ones -- about the program that meets 5 days a week during the summer.
Miller-Bey's program teaches everything from legal awareness to vocabulary enhancement.
"They assist each other," said Miller-Bey. "That is something that people don't see African American young men doing. We talk about gangs and crews, but a gang is no more than a group of people who have to come together for a particular reason."
This summer, Miller-Bey wants the reason to be empowerment and broadening horizons.
"It's not the gang that commits, it's not the crew that commits the crime, it's the individuals that step out," said Miller-Bey.
The Summer Work Experience Leadership Program, or SWELP, is sponsored by the Columbia Urban League.
"It gives them an opportunity to earn money over the summer and I can tell you I remember when I got my first paycheck. I felt empowered," said JT McLawhorn.
Studies show young people who learn the value of work are 16 times less likely to be unemployed and five times as likely to be well-paid.
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 >>