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 copy of a speech by Delaware Gov. Jack Markell at the Democratic National Convention.
I am privileged to be the governor of Delaware, home to America's Vice President—our favorite son—Joe Biden. Joe has never forgotten his middle-class roots or the lessons he learned. And you know what? Mitt Romney hasn't forgotten his roots or the lessons he's learned either. And that's what worries me aboutMitt Romney. Mitt Romney says that he should be your president because he was a business executive.
Now, I've got nothing against business executives running for office. After all, I am one. Before I entered public life, I earned my MBA at night while working during the day. I helped lead the wireless revolution at Nextel, and grew with it from 13 to 3,000 employees. I'm a proud card-carrying capitalist. And make no mistake: I believe in private equity, which helped back Nextel.
But as someone who has been a businessman and a governor, let me level with you: just because Mitt Romney was a successful private equity executive, that does not mean he deserves to be president. Because when you move from business to government, what matters are the lessons you learn and what those lessons say about your priorities. And Mitt Romney learned all the wrong lessons. As an executive in private equity, Mitt Romney's focus was on the bottom line. And that makes sense: his constituents were his financial shareholders. When he closed factories and sent jobs overseas, it was to benefit his shareholders. That was his job, and he was good at it.
When you are a governor, or the president, it's different. Your shareholders are teachers, construction workers, and hardware store owners. And your bottom line is not what goes into your pocket—but what goes into theirs. That's the difference. When your constituents are your financial shareholders, perhaps it makes sense to take control of a company, suffocate it with debt, and get rid of the workers' pensions. That kind of thing worked for Mitt Romney when he sat in his corporate office. But it won't work for the country if Mitt Romney's sitting in the Oval Office. Mitt Romney saw the death of Detroit as good for investors. He couldn't see what the auto industry meant for the millions of middle-class families who depend on those jobs.
And Barack Obama? He immediately understood what was at stake. He saw saving the auto industry as good for his shareholders—the American people. President Obama made the tough call and saved the auto industry.
Luckily, we have a clear choice in this election. President Obama understands that while government alone cannot create jobs, it sure can create an environment for companies to grow, invest, and hire. That's why President Obama has a plan to create jobs and build a strong economy to last. You can read it for yourself at Barack Obama.com/plan.
Every day, President Obama is working for the men and women of the middle class who do the hard work of this great nation—investing in you, your education, your job skills, and the roads and bridges we all depend on. When I began as governor, I received a phone call no governor wants to get. One of our top employers, a refinery, was planning to shut down, and lay off all the workers. In fact, they did just that. Days after the plant closed, I visited the workers. I could see in their eyes that they weren't ready to quit. I promised I would fight for them. So I worked with labor, with investors, with a talented new management team—all committed to keeping the refinery running—and we saved those jobs. You see, my shareholders were those refinery workers. I had to deliver for them.
Let me ask you: what do you think Mitt Romney would have done if that call came in? Well, Mitt Romney has already told us what he would do. Mitt Romney says he likes to fire people. Barack Obama? He likes to see people hired. From the moment he took office, President Obama has delivered for the middle class. He believes that we need to grow our economy from the middle out, and not from the top down, that we need to keep America a land of middle-class opportunity. And to keep faith with that promise—the promise of America—it's up to us.
We must work for it. We must fight for it. And we must re-elect Barack Obama the President of the United States.
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 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-25 15:57:36 GMT
Authorities are responding to a wreck Saturday morning on I-26 east bound near mile marker 195. South Carolina Highway Patrol says one lane of traffic is open east bound at Sheep Island Road. TroopersMore >>
Authorities are responding to a wreck Saturday morning on I-26 east bound near mile marker 195.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 9:55 AM EDT2013-05-25 13:55:47 GMT
The South Carolina Aquarium on Charleston Harbor has 5,500 creatures ranging from bald eagles and river otters to sharks and stingrays. And it's opening a new exhibit to help visitors see just how staffers care...More >>
The South Carolina Aquarium on Charleston Harbor has 5,500 creatures ranging from bald eagles and river otters to sharks and stingrays. And it's opening a new exhibit to help visitors see just how staffers care for those...More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 9:52 AM EDT2013-05-25 13:52:23 GMT
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A North Carolina woman was arrested Friday morning for indecent exposure after officers saw her wearing a thong swimsuit. Tiara Monique Garness, 22, was arrested at about 5 a.m.More >>
A North Carolina woman was arrested Friday morning for indecent exposure after officers saw her wearing a thong swimsuit.More >>
TAMPA, FL (WTSP/CNN) – Authorities in Tampa, FL, made a startling discovery during a foreclosure eviction. Police found 66-year-old James Hopkins living on the property that belonged to someone else. TheyMore >>
Authorities in Tampa, FL, made a startling discovery during a foreclosure eviction.More >>
NEW YORK (CNN) - It's seen as the official start of summer, but it appears most people will be spending Memorial Day close to home. Triple A expects the volume of travel this holiday weekend to drop byMore >>
It's seen as the official start of summer, but it appears most people will be spending Memorial Day close to home.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 >>
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