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Grand Strand local returns after visiting DNC

The Democratic National Convention wrapped up this week in Philadelphia, and some of our very own locals were there to see it happen. (Source: WMBF News) The Democratic National Convention wrapped up this week in Philadelphia, and some of our very own locals were there to see it happen. (Source: WMBF News)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The Democratic National Convention wrapped up this week in Philadelphia, and some of our very own locals were there to see it happen.

Sally P. Howard has been to nine democratic conventions and said seeing Hilary Clinton become the first woman to accept the nomination takes the cake.

"Leading up to that, to finally having a female, a woman, run for president and be nominated, is monumental to me," said Howard.

Howard has been delegating for democratic nominees since Jimmy Carter in the late 1970s.

"Every convention takes a life of its own, and every convention has what's happening there and then," Howard said.

Howard also witnessed Bernie Sanders take the stage to deliver his speech. While she may not agree entirely with the former nominee, Howard said she is thankful for what he brought to the table.

"A lot of young people, a lot of new people to the party. Activity this time to the issues and whatever. And we have open arms for all of those Bernie supporters," she said.

Howard said she's never seen a convention with a former president in Bill Clinton, the current president and first lady, and the current nominee all speaking to the same crowd. And while the convention was a lot of fun, the objective was clear.

"The president said he was handing the baton to Hillary Clinton. Well before she can get it, it's all these activists and volunteers to get out there and deliver that baton to her. So there's lots of work to do. The unknown factor of Donald Trump is just that. You don't take anything for granted," she said.

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