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) -
Those who know Dr. Todd Crump say Columbia's Free Medical Clinic is what it is today because of his impact.
"He's so dedicated, it pretty much makes us all want to emulate his energy and dedication," said Free Medical Clinic Board Member Rachel Vidal.
Some may call him Superman.
"Todd is definitely an inspiration to everybody," said Vidal.
But move over Clark Kent, this hero flies even more under the radar.
"I would think in his life it's like having two full-time jobs, so I honestly don't know how he's able to do it," Vidal said.
By day Crump serves as Lexington Medical Director's Emergency Room physician and by night, and any other time he gets, he's the volunteer director of the Free Medical Clinic in Columbia.
"When I first started, we were just open a couple of nights a week in the evening, but we had such an incredible need that we felt the need to expand," Crump said.
Crump started volunteering his time at the clinic back in 1997.
In 2002, he was asked to be director and has served in that role ever since.
"I really think, every day Dr. Crump makes a difference here, with the staff, with the facilities," said Free Medical Clinic Board Member Susan Black. "It's not just the interaction with the patients. It's also all of his administrative leadership he's provided, guided."
The clinic is the largest free-standing clinic in South Carolina and relies on donations and volunteers to operate. Last year they saw 14,000 patients.
"Monday's our busiest day at the clinic," Crump said. "We see at least 40 patients every Monday."
And while his dedication often means he'll work more than 100 hours a week, Superman Crump says he wouldn't have it any other way.
"You get so attached to some of these folks and you share in their life story and that's one of the greatest things about being here," Crump said. "It's not just practicing medicine but getting to know the patients in great depth."
As a recipient of the Community Builders Award, the Michael J. Mungo Foundation awarded Crump $1,000 for The Free Medical Clinic.
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 8:58 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:58:33 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 >>