Marissa Tansino joined the WMBF News Team in June of 2017 as a Reporter/Multimedia Journalist. Born and raised right outside of Boston, Marissa has aspired to be a broadcast journalist ever since she can remember. At the tender age of five, her aspirations began when her parents started taking home videos of her at her kitchen table pretending to be a news anchor. After graduating high school, Marissa packed up and moved to the Ocean State and took her passion for storytelling with her to the University of Rhode Island. She began her career as a journalist writing for the school newspaper, The Good 5 Cent Cigar. During her junior year of college she interned at WJAR in Providence where she learned the skills that helped her begin producing a weekly newscast as a spinoff to the newspaper called 5 Cent Cigar News. Looking back on her yearlong internship at WJAR and experience producing, anchoring and reporting for 5 Cent Cigar News, she deems it one of the most valuable experiences she had during her time at URI. Although she is a Boston girl at heart, she is excited to begin her new chapter down South, exploring the city of Myrtle Beach and getting to know the community.
The South Strand Recreation Center was filled with St. James Elementary School parents Wednesday night who talked about mold concerns and made sure they all knew what their next steps are moving forward.
Since the data from the most recent round of testing at St. James Elementary School was released, a local doctor said it’s possible that some who have weaker immune systems may develop certain symptoms as a result of what was found in the school.
Parents are still searching for answers weeks after the second round of testing was done at St, James Elementary School and just days after cleaning was done in the school as the district says was recommended by third party professionals.
The city of Loris is still working through completing audits for 2015-2016 and city administrator Damon Kempski said the loss of financial documents about three years ago has complicated that process over time.