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) -
Veterans in South Carolina have mixed emotions after they heard the news about the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki Friday.
For Susan Raines, she said this is the first bit of good news about the VA she's heard in months.
Raines has been taking care of her father, a Vietnam veteran with brain cancer and said Shinseki's resignation is the first indicator change could be coming to the VA.
When President Obama announced Shinseki's resignation, Raines said she felt an emotion that she's missed since January.
"Relief. Relief," Raines said. "I thought maybe the ball has started rolling now. They can start getting things heading in the right direction."
Raines' father was diagnosed with Stage IV brain cancer at the beginning of the year.
Raines said her father went through the VA for a referral, but said it's been a nightmare.
"My sister and I went rounds, upon rounds, upon rounds with the VA... It's very sad that we're having to fight as hard as we have," Raines said.
Most of the national attention into claims of wrongdoing by the VA has focused on Phoenix in recent weeks but in the Midlands', the Dorn VA Medical Center has been cited in previous reports for delays in its gastroenterology treatment.
Veterans and their families have told WIS delays in treatment from the medical center made their situation worse.
"They have let so much slide by," Raines said.
But Shinseki's resignation isn't enough Raines said.
She said she is still worried about what's to come.
"At the same time you have your doubts," she said.
With 42 hospitals still under investigation, there's still a lot of unanswered questions from the VA Administration.
At this point, we don't know if Dorn is one of the 42 hospitals under investigation by the office of the Inspector General.
The hospitals aren't being named in an effort to make sure no records are tampered with before investigators can get to them.
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 >>