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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FORT JACKSON, SC (WIS) -
Liz Bonilla was looking forward to coming to Fort Jackson for her son's graduation from basic training Thursday. But a winter ice storm forced Fort Jackson commanders to cancel graduation.
Of all the friends and family members who came to Columbia for graduation this week, Bonilla's venture probably was the most trying. She lives in San Diego. And she is vision-impaired.
"It was disappointing not to see him in his dress blues and see him walk," Bonilla said of her 18-year-old son, Alex. "But I couldn't me more proud and I'm thankful I was here to be a part of it."
Bonilla's journey started Monday evening with a car ride from San Diego to Los Angeles, where she and her 13-year-old son caught a flight to New York. Once in the Big Apple, the pair had a two-hour layover before catching a flight to Charleston. There, a Blue Star Mother picked them up and drove them to a hotel at Fort Jackson, arriving late Tuesday morning.
Then a winter storm dumped snow and ice on the region for two days, forcing officials at Fort Jackson to cancel the Thursday graduation ceremony.
"I am not a snow person," Bonilla said. She's lived her entire life in southern California. "I'm not liking it."
But Bonilla and her sons made the best of it. Columbia Blue Star Mothers took Bonilla to the grocery store to pick up food and supplies.
"I'm so grateful for them," she said. "They helped us get everything we needed. I'm so thankful I got linked to Blue Star Mothers in South Carolina. The hospitality has been better than I ever expected. I'm grateful for their outreach. "
Despite missing out on her son's big moment, Bonilla said the effort to make the trip was worth it. They were able to spend time together before he goes to Virginia for Airborne training.
"I couldn't be more proudand I'm thankful I was here to be a part of it," she said from her hotel room. "I'm very proud of him. Definitely you could see he's getting to be the man I always wanted him to be and always knew he could be. It was beautiful just to be here."
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 >>