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Living off the land, a story of thankfulness

Updated: 11/25/2015 - A grandmother will not be buying her turkey from the grocery store this Thanksgiving. In fact, she hasn't bought meat or produce from a store in many years and she is more thankful than ever for it.

OYS: Preparing for Black Friday how to tell the gimmicks from the deals

Updated: 11/25/2015 - If you are planning on lining up on Black Friday make sure you know the deals from the gimmicks. The countdown is on until one of the biggest shopping days of the years. The National Retail Federation predicts the total for this holiday season sales will reach more tan 630 billion dollars.

OYS: Senior financial abuse

Updated: 11/23/2015 - Nobody wants to see their parents or grandparents taken advantage of but the statistics are staggering: one in five seniors will become a victim of financial fraud during their lifetime. The thief could be a stranger, a caregiver, or even a family member.

UPDATE| OYS: Cutting the cable cord

Updated: 11/19/2015 - It has served as an umbilical cord of sorts for television watchers but now more and more people are beginning to cut the cable cord. Now more than ever there are more options to watch your favorite movies and shows for less.

OYS: World pancreatic cancer day

Updated: 11/13/2015 - November 13th is World Pancreatic Cancer Day. Pancreatic cancer is the twelfth most common type of cancer yet claims nearly as many lives as the most common type of cancer which is breast cancer.

UPDATE| OYS: Good news for Team USA kickboxing that was almost out of a home

The future of Team USA Kickboxing could be in jeopardy. The coach tells News 12 the billing company he uses for his gym, the training grounds for Team USA, isn't giving him his money. New's 12's Liz Owens counted more than $24,000 in deposits that appear to be missing from his business account.

OYS: Deadline for Damaged Dams

Updated: 10/28/2015 - The clock is ticking for dam owners in South Carolina. Department of Health and Environmental Control gave dam owners until Friday to have an engineer look at dams that burst during the recent flood.

OYS: After 25 years of service, postmaster says mailboxes are now too short

Updated: 10/27/2015 - An entire neighborhood could soon lose mail service if they don't change their mailboxes. The local post master claims nearly a hundred mailboxes in the Saddlebrook neighborhood are too short for mail delivery. The U.S. Post Office has been delivery mail to those homes for twenty-five years.

OYS: Choosing a charity

Updated: 10/22/2015 - A warning for those who plan to donate to the South Carolina flood victims to do their homework before giving.

OYS: How to spot a flood-damaged car

Updated: 10/20/2015 - A New warning for South Carolina and neighboring states. If you are thinking of buying a new car then beware of flood-damaged vehicles being sold as good new cars.

OYS: Stopping speeders in neighborhood streets

Updated: 10/19/2015 - Pennsylvania Avenue has grown a lot over the years. More children and a lot more cars. Some neighbors fear that combination could lead to a death if drivers don't slow down soon.

OYS: Protecting Your Personal Info When Trashing Old Electronics

Updated: 10/09/2015 - Americans generate more than thirty-four million tons of e-waste. That's throwing away around 142,000 computers and 416,000 phones every day. It's not only bad for the environment but it also puts your personal information at risk

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