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New Boeing Dreamliner Unveiled

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Boeing Dreamliner

Today, at its North Charleston facility, the newest Boeing Dreamliner was unveiled. The 787-10 is the third member of the 787 Dreamliner family and is built exclusively at Boeing South Carolina

President Donald Trump and S.C. Governor Henry McMaster attended the event. Trump told the thousands of Boeing employees who attended the event, “That is one beautiful airplane.”

Boeing Votes Against Unionization

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Boeing airplane

Boeing SC, one of the biggest industries in the Lowcountry, voted yesterday not to unionize the Charleston company, as 2,828 employess voted, with 74% of them not in support of the International Association of Machinists' attempt to unionize.

Joan Robinson-Berry, Vice President and General Manager of Boeing SC said, “We will continue to move forward as one team. We have a bright future ahead of us, and we're eager to focus on the accomplishments of this great team and to develop new opportunities."

SC House Remembers Rep. Joe Neal

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SC State House

Rep. Joe Neal, of Richland County, passed away suddenly this week. Neal was a pastor and 24-year veteran of the S.C. House. Speaker Jay Lucas, along with House Majority Leader Gary Simrill and House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford, paid tribute to Rep. Neal on the House floor today.

Fuel Efficiency School Buses Debut in the Lowcountry

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school bus

Starting today, students in Dorchester and Berkeley counties will be riding to school in a new alternative-fueled school bus. Twenty-six propane powered school buses are the first alternative fleet to replace the state's aging diesel buses.

Mike Bullman, director of maintenance for the South Carolina Department of Education said, “With aging diesel buses in our fleet, it was time to replace them, and propane was the option we thought worked best financially and environmentally-speaking over the long-term.”

SC Roads Featured on This Week in SC

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Bierbauer and Christy Hall

Of South Carolina's roadways, 2,000 have been deemed the worst of the worst. Charles Bierbauer sits down with S.C. DOT Secretary Christy Hall to discuss the state of S.C. Roads. Hall tells This Week in SC that the S.C. roadways are decaying rapidly, and the decay has almost doubled over the past five years. It will take ten years to fix the issues from the past five. The S.C. DOT will need $500 million a year for the next 25 years to fix these problems.

USC Students Involved in New Public Affairs Program

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Students learning camera

By Megan Sexton, USC

As a senior broadcast journalism major, Danielle Barilla says each of her internships has offered her new experiences and different challenges. This week, she starts a new job, helping to put together a weekly public affairs program produced by South Carolina ETV.

"This Week in SC" Premieres with Governor Nikki Haley as Guest

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Governor Haley and Charles Bierbauer

Gov. Nikki Haley is the inaugural guest on the launch of a new weekly public affairs program in South Carolina.

This Week in South Carolina highlights one topic each week with political leaders, newsmakers and policy makers in studio. The half-hour program premieres on Friday, January 20 at 7:30 p.m. on South Carolina ETV.

The program is produced by SCETV in association with the University of South Carolina College of Information and Communications.  Charles Bierbauer, dean of the college and former CNN reporter, hosts.    

Winter Weather Coming to the Palmetto State

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snow flake

As South Carolina prepares for possible winter weather this weekend, the S.C. Deparment of Transportation is prepping roads in advance. Crews will begin working on interstates and major roads in the upstate today and continue the work in the Midlands and the Pee Dee tomorrow. Snow and ice equipment is being readied in all 46 counties. The SCDOT reminds motorists to use extreme caution in winter weather and to slow down.

USC's Economists Release 2017 Economic Forecast

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money

The University of South Carolina’s economists at The Darla Moore School of Business unveiled their 2017 economic forecast and they expect gains for the state this upcoming year. The state continues to add more jobs and expects incomes to rise for S.C. families. Job growth is expected to be at 2.6% and the unemployment rate should drop from 4.7% to 4.5% in the next year.

Joey Von Nessen, a researcher, said “South Carolina’s economy is growing at a healthy pace, and we expect the state to continue to build on this momentum in 2017.”

Election Day: What You Need to Know

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voting booth

On November 8, South Carolina, along with the rest of the country, will head to the polls to cast their votes.  The SC Election Commission released all the information voters need to be aware of on Election Day.

Q. I need to vote absentee.  Can I still do that?  What is the deadline to return my absentee ballot?  Should I return my absentee ballot by mail?

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