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Posted on September 28, 2013 at 8:01 AM

Updated Saturday, Sep 28 at 8:01 AM

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A retired University of South Carolina economics professor is joining the board that invests South Carolina's $27 billion pension portfolio. The Retirement System Investment Commission unanimously chose Ronald Wilder to replace outgoing commissioner Travis Pritchett.

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Travel spending by Gov. Nikki Haley is down compared to the last years of Mark Sanford's administration. The review of travel spending records by The Greenville News shows the Governor's Office spent about $286,000 on travel for the fiscal year ending in July. That's down about 40 percent from what Sanford spent in fiscal 2008-2009.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — People who attend the annual Taste of Charleston in Mount Pleasant will be able to get answers to their questions about the new federal health care law. The HealthAviator Mobile Insurance Marketplace will be at the culinary event today and tomorrow at Boone Hall Plantation.

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Spartanburg County residents are getting help in fixing up their homes this weekend. A nonprofit group called Christmas in Action is holding its annual Fall Rebuilding Day today. This year, the group is doing home improvement repairs, from roof replacement to painting, for a selected group of Cowpens residents.

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