Billie Jean Shaw, WIS News 10

Billie Jean Shaw

WIS News 10

Columbia, SC, United States

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Past articles by Billie:

Soda City Live: Community turkey giveaway

Organizers say this year’s goal is to give away at least 250 turkeys. → Read More

Sumter School District responds to concerned parent’s photo of school lunch

A photo taken of a recent lunch was shared on social media and discussed online. → Read More

Former Clarendon County deputy arrested in felony DUI, involved in deadly crash

Investigators said the victim was 31-years-old. → Read More

Awareness: Education in the Black community, erasing negative statistics

This week on Awareness we are focusing on education in the Black community. In an article by The Brookings Institution, the organization once wrote. → Read More

Awareness: Happy Juneteenth, celebrating freedom day

Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday. → Read More

Chris Rock’s mother reacts to Oscars slap, “when Will slapped Chris, he slapped all of us.”

In an exclusive, one-on-one interview with WIS’ Billie Jean Shaw, for the first time ever, Rock spoke out about the shocking incident when her son Chris Rock was slapped on live television by actor Will Smith, following a joke made about Jada Pinkett-Smith’s hair. → Read More

Awareness: One-on-one with R&B singer Anthony Hamilton, honoring the first Black Female Captain in Columbia

This week’s show was action packed with several phenomenal guests. → Read More

Awareness: November is National Adoption & National Hip-Hop History month

Billie Jean Shaw talks about two notable celebrations in November. → Read More

Awareness: Columbia leaders talk voting, absence of a hate crime bill in SC, and unsolved murders in Columbia

From Columbia’s mayoral race to the status of the hate crime bill in South Carolina to the nearly two-dozen unsolved murders in Columbia, stay in the know with this week’s ‘Awareness’ show. → Read More

Awareness: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This week on Awareness, Billie Jean Shaw discusses signs of breast cancer and prevention tips. → Read More

Awareness: Suicide Awareness Prevention

It was responsible for more than 47,500 deaths in 2019. That is one death every 11 minutes. → Read More

Huntersville COVID-19 vaccine clinic can serve 500 people per day

The clinic has the ability to accommodate up to 500 appointments per day, based on supplies. → Read More

More people traveling for spring break despite COVID-19 warnings from officials

Travel industry experts predict the Easter holiday, combined with spring break, will lead to the most Americans flying since the COVID-19 pandemic started. → Read More

Group 4 COVID vaccinations in North Carolina: Here's who is eligible

Nearly 3 million people are part of Group 4, including all adults with underlying health conditions that put them at risk for severe illness from COVID-19. → Read More

North Carolina opens Group 4 COVID-19 vaccinations early

Group 4 includes people with pre-existing conditions, such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes. North Carolina is among 13 states not yet vaccinating those people. → Read More

Big changes at UNC Charlotte for spring semester

Students and staff members will be required to take COVID-19 tests before returning to class, as well as fill out a daily symptom screening form. → Read More

210 residents are now out of Tent City and in county-funded motels

Mecklenburg County is offering free hotel rooms for 90 days, but there's still no long-term solution in place to address Charlotte's homelessness situation. → Read More

71-year-old Hickory man hikes in honor of his wife who died

Bob and Marie Cannistra were married for 10+ years. Six years into their marriage Marie’s health began to decline. She passed away and Bob hikes in her honor. → Read More

CMS board meets ahead of return to in-person learning

On Tuesday, the district leaders will meet, finalizing the CMS plan for returning to in-person learning after pressure from Gov. Roy Cooper and county health dept. → Read More

Novant Health, CMS team up for teacher COVID-19 vaccine clinic

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools said up to 165 employees age 65 and older will be eligible to schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine this weekend. → Read More