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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IRMO, SC (WIS) -
What was once an abandoned industrial site in Irmo will be a place to play sports within a year.
Ground was broken Thursday on an expansion at Saluda Shoals Park that includes soccer fields, tennis courts and a zip line. The site was formerly home to BC Components.
Officials with the Irmo-Chapin Recreation Commission have been working with DHEC to change the site from concrete to green space since it was purchased in 2004.
"The need for soccer and tennis in the Irmo community came to the top as a top priority," said recreation commission Executive Director Elizabeth Taylor.
She said the commission's master plan process identified the need to expand the park. In addition to athletic facilities, the expansion includes pavilions, restrooms, concession stands extending the lower Saluda Greenway Trail connecting Lake Murray to Riverbanks Zoo and providing river access for canoes, kayaks and tubes.
"There is a lot of enthusiasm and excitement surrounding this groundbreaking today," said Taylor. "People are excited about what this is going to do for recreation. They're excited about the visibility that it's going to give Saluda Shoals Park. They're excited about the revitalization of the Seven Oaks Business District."
"It's a good thing here in the community," said Irmo Mayor Hardy King. "And really bigger than the community because they'll get a lot of people not just from Irmo but Columbia and up and down Interstate 26 and 20, from all around here."
Construction begins immediately and work is expected to be completed in the spring of 2015.
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 >>