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Creating functional art from recycled skateboards

In a small Forest Acres household workshop, Larry Reaves is creating products that blend form and function using the medium of recycled skateboards.

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Nichols: A town still in need

Nichols, South Carolina was devastated by the floods caused by Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Now the town has asked the state legislature for $700,000 to help rebuild. 

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Nerd culture, comics thrive in Columbia

Columbia is becoming known for his hospitality to nerd subculture. The capital city plays host to three specialized comic and fantasy conventions annually. 

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Columbia encourages development of student housing

The City of Columbia is providing tax breaks to developers to encourage building near USC's campus and it's benefiting local businesses as well.

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Are you tuning in?: Podcasts are picking up a new attentive audience

Podcasts are gaining popularity as "on the go" programming that tantalizes the imagination.  

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Upstate winemakers clear path for millennial vintners

Upstate winery owners Josh and Deb Jones got married, eliminated their student debt and bought a winery all by age 29. Now, they are taking advantage of the growing agritourism trend in the Palmetto state.

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Back in Columbia, professional baseball commits to local community

Columbia celebrated the arrival of the Columbia Fireflies last year as another chapter in the capital city's love affair with baseball. Now a beer celebrates the connection between America's pastime and the local community.

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Artist Tyrone Geter: Searching for a universal language

Tyrone Geter has spent his artistic life searching for ways to express a universal language. Now people are starting to discover the deep revelations in his larger-than-life pieces.

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Stress causes students to abuse 'study drugs' on college campuses

Final!exams!are right around the corner bringing abuse of study drugs on college campuses into the spotlight. For those who aren't prescribed these drugs, the side effects can do far more harm than good.

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Open carry bill heads to the Senate

After!heated debate in the S.C. House of Representatives, legislation allowing gun owners to openly carry a handgun without a permit will now seek to pass through the Senate.

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Gamecock women bring home National Championship

The University of South Carolina Women's basketball team has achieved their dream. They defeated Mississippi State 67-55 Sunday night to bring home the first basketball national championship in the program's history.

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  • New bill would require seat belts on South Carolina school buses

    New bill would require seat belts on South Carolina school buses

    By Brailey Johnson, Carolina News

    South!Carolina lawmakers want to put seat belts on school buses to make them safer, but not everyone is on board with the bill.  The new legislation would require all school buses to have shoulder and lap belts by 2020. 

  • Constitutional carry bill pushes forward

    Constitutional Carry Bill Pushes Forward

    Texans have the right to openly carry their firearms, without a permit. Now South Carolina lawmakers are pushing for similar legislation. The Constitutional Carry bill passed in the House and is now awaiting its future on the Senate floor.

    Texans have the right to openly carry their firearms, with proper training and a permit. Now South Carolina lawmakers are pushing for similar legislation. The Constitutional Carry bill passed in the South Carolina House and is now awaiting its future on the South Carolina Senate floor. 

  • 'Throw It In The Dirt!' man uses baseball to remember his mother.

    'Throw It In The Dirt!' man uses baseball to remember his mother.

       

    If you have ever watched a University of South Carolina baseball game in person or on TV; you have probably heard "Throw it in the dirt!" being yelled. get to know the man behind the infamous chant. 

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