Friday, September 7 2012 8:57 PM EDT2012-09-08 00:57:35 GMT
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - According to numbers released by Verizon this afternoon, Charlotte cell phone use was off the charts during the DNC. People made 31 % more calls than they typically do and thereMore >>
Wireless carrier reaches numbers which show many people spent quite a bit of time talking while they were in Uptown Charlotte.More >>
Friday, September 7 2012 8:30 PM EDT2012-09-08 00:30:20 GMT
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - John Wilson and David Beddinger came up with the idea to show support for the thousands of Police, Fire and Medic personnel who worked countless hours during the DNC. "WorkingMore >>
John Wilson and David Beddinger came up with the idea to show support for the thousands of Police, Fire and Medic personnel who worked countless hours during the DNC.More >>
Thursday, September 6 2012 11:09 PM EDT2012-09-07 03:09:56 GMT
The following are President Barack Obama's remarks as prepared for delivery. Michelle, I love you. The other night, I think the entire country saw just how lucky I am. Malia and Sasha, you make me soMore >>
The following are President Barack Obama's remarks as prepared for delivery.More >>
Thursday, September 6 2012 11:06 PM EDT2012-09-07 03:06:42 GMT
Below are the full remarks of Vice President Joe Biden at the Democratic National Convention.My fellow Democrats, and my favorite Democrat. Jilly, I want you to know that Beau, Hunt, Ashley, and I areMore >>
Below are the full remarks of Vice President Joe Biden at the Democratic National Convention.More >>
Thursday, September 6 2012 10:08 PM EDT2012-09-07 02:08:01 GMT
The following is a transcript of a speech by Ted Strickland, former governor of Ohio at the Democratic National Convention. I'm Ted Strickland, and I come from Duck Run, Ohio. Let me tell you, folks in Ohio knowMore >>
The following is a transcript of a speech by Ted Strickland, former governor of Ohio at the Democratic National Convention.More >>
The following is a transcript of a speech by Tim Kaine, candidate for the U.S. Senate, Virginia, former governor of Virginia, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee at the Democratic National Convention.
It's great to be here, especially with my friends from Virginia! A few years ago, few imagined that Virginia would be a battleground state. Virginia had last voted for a Democrat for president in 1964, but we proudly cast our electoral votes in 2008 for President Obama. In 2006 and 2008, we elected two outstanding senators—Jim Webb and Mark Warner. And together, we're going to win again in 2012!
How did Virginia go from red to purple? We did it with grassroots excitement and hard work. And we showed Virginians that Democrats get results. When I was governor, during the worst recession since the Great Depression, Virginia maintained one of the lowest unemployment rates in America. We kept our AAA bond rating. We were named most business-friendly state, best managed state and best state to raise a child.
We cut billions from the state budget, while making critical investments in schools, roads and bridges. We worked with Democrats, Republicans and independents to get results.
Over the last four years, the GOP pushed ideology and wedge issues. Last week, they passed a platform demanding privacy for Super PACs and denying privacy to women making health care decisions. Meanwhile, Democrats fought for the middle class.
We cut taxes for 95 percent of American families. We went from 25 months of job losses to 29 straight months of private-sector job growth. The auto industry is back. Manufacturers are hiring again, but we've got to do more. And there's a real choice.
The other side fights to protect subsidies for Big Oil. We want to invest in our small businesses. They want bigger tax cuts for those who need it least. We want to invest in our communities—the roads, bridges and infrastructure that will make us more competitive. They want to slash education and job training. We want to invest in our future.
There's just as stark a choice when it comes to fixing our budget. The last time they were in charge, the other side turned a record surplus into a massive deficit with two wars, trillions in tax breaks, loopholes and entitlements they wouldn't pay for. Now, they're pushing budget-busting tax cuts and economy-busting spending cuts.
To pay for their plan, they'd slash middle-class tax breaks, raising taxes on the middle class. They'd turn Medicare into a voucher system. And rather than raise taxes on the wealthy by a single penny, they'd put thousands of defense jobs at risk. Let's be clear: That's not fiscally responsible. That's fiscally reckless.
We can't afford to try it again! We need to move forward, because while we've made progress, we still have a long way to go. We'll only get there if we elect leaders who put results ahead of ideology.
I support President Obama, because he's that kind of leader. He said he'd end the war in Iraq, and he has. He said he'd draw down troops in Afghanistan, and today every Virginia National Guard unit is home for the first time in a decade. He said he'd go after bin Laden and take out al-Qaida. He did, and a SEAL team earned our nation's gratitude.
He said he'd pass health care reform, and he did. He promised he'd fight for equal pay for women, college affordability for students and fair treatment for LGBT Americans—and he's kept his word. He's a tough leader who gets results.
Next week, we commemorate the 11th anniversary of 9/11. Many Virginians lost their lives at the Pentagon that day and in the wars we've fought since. As governor, I went to funerals of Virginia Guard members. I know people who lost their kids and soldiers who returned, their lives forever changed. Their sacrifice reminds us we're not Democrats or Republicans first. We're Americans first.
We've been through tough times, but we're tough people. Tough times don't last. Tough people do. Let's come together, show how tough we are and prove our best days will always be ahead of us.
Friday, May 24 2013 4:08 PM EDT2013-05-24 20:08:26 GMT
School officials say a lockdown at North Charleston Elementary School on 4921 Durant Ave. has been lifted. According to officials, the school was under a code yellow administrative lockdown due to policeMore >>
The North Charleston Police Department is on the lookout for two men who demanded to be let in a home and ransacked two rooms at the residence.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 12:21 AM EDT2013-05-25 04:21:28 GMT
Good friend and co-worker Charlene Williams says there was no one quite like Kim Nesmith. "She was one of the best friends that a person could have. You would want her in your corner. You would want KimMore >>
A mother-of-two killed after crashing into a parked car, but it wasn't the accident that killed her. The 31-year-old had a heart attack behind the wheel. Now, family and friends remember a woman who they say left an impression anywhere she went.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 8:11 PM EDT2013-05-25 00:11:04 GMT
Nearly 2 million dollars, that’s the amount of scholarship money offered to a small group of high school graduates in Goose Creek. They're all part of a special arts program on the campus of Goose Creek High School. It's called the Berkeley Center for the Arts, also known as BCA.More >>
Nearly 2 million dollars, that’s the amount of scholarship money offered to a small group of high school graduates in Goose Creek. They're all part of a special arts program on the campus of Goose Creek High School. It's called the Berkeley Center for the Arts, also known as BCA. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:49 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:49:02 GMT
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - After an intense six month program, 19 men crossed the stage at Burke High School Friday to receive a badge welcoming them to the ranks of the Charleston Fire Department. "ThisMore >>
After an intense six month program, 19 men crossed the stage at Burke High School Friday to receive a badge welcoming them to the ranks of the Charleston Fire Department.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 4:32 PM EDT2013-05-24 20:32:37 GMT
A transportation reform organization says the news is not good when it comes to South Carolina's bridges. Transportation for America says out of 50 states and the District of Columbia our state ranks 15thMore >>
A transportation reform organization says the news is not good when it comes to South Carolina's bridges.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 4:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 20:17:05 GMT
Police say a motorcyclist in West Ashley had to tip his bike over to the side in order to get rid of a drunk woman who had hopped into the rear seat. On Thursday at 8:50 a.m., a man on a motorcycle approachedMore >>
Police say a motorcyclist had to tip his bike over to the side in order to get rid of a drunk woman who had hopped into the rear seat.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 3:55 PM EDT2013-05-24 19:55:22 GMT
The 37th season of the internationally known Spoleto Festival USA is about to get under way. The festival founded in Charleston by the late composer Gian Carlo Menotti opens Friday on the steps of CharlestonMore >>
The 37th season of the internationally known Spoleto Festival USA is under way. The festival opened Friday with a brass fanfare, speeches and a shower of confetti in front of Charleston City Hall.More >>
Two suspected drug dealers are behind bars following a traffic stop near Ridgeville. The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office charged 23-year-old Jonathan Shawn Platt of Gaston and 25-year-old Josh Way McKnight of Holly Hill.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 2:27 PM EDT2013-05-24 18:27:12 GMT
The Georgetown County Sheriff's Office have identified a man suspected of taking money from the Pawley's Island Bakery earlier this month. Investigators are looking for Jimmie Singletary of Kingstree,More >>
The Georgetown County Sheriff's Office have identified a man suspected of taking money from the Pawley's Island Bakery earlier this month. Investigators are looking for Jimmie Singletary of Kingstree, SC.More >>
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