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Kathleen Parker: Still searching for Dail Dinwiddie

I knew in that instant that something terrible had happened because, above all, Dail was responsible and would never leave her little charge unattended.


Florida took wise storm precautions

True, destruction was not as dire as predicted, but better to prepare for the worst than gamble with the lives of residents and visitors and those charged with protecting them.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 8:12 p.m.

FEMA estimates one-fourth of Keys homes could be destroyed

With 25 percent of the homes in the Florida Keys feared destroyed, emergency workers Tuesday rushed to find Hurricane Irma’s victims – dead or alive – and deliver food and …


Utilities warned 1+ year before nuke plant flop

Utility companies were warned more than a year ago that a South Carolina nuclear reactor project was doomed, yet failed to heed warnings that could have saved the venture.


Court: DirecTV owes $15M to South Carolina in tax dispute

A court has ruled that pay-television giant DirecTV owes South Carolina nearly $15 million because of the way the company calculates its tax bill in the state.


Group: Order could lead to threats against health workers

An executive order signed last month by South Carolina’s governor creating a public list of doctors and medical practices affiliated with abortion providers is “an invitation for intimidation, threats, and …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 12:33 p.m.

South Carolina couple sues Amazon over eclipse glasses

In court papers filed in federal court this week, Thomas Corey Payne and Kayla Harris of Charleston said they began experiencing the symptoms after viewing the total solar eclipse Aug. …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 1:47 p.m.

Shoplifters kill 81-year-old Sears guard, sheriff says

Authorities say an 81-year-old Sears worker tasked with preventing shoplifting was killed by two men who shoved him down while stealing television sets.


Hostage situation ends in Charleston after gunman shot

A fired dishwasher shot and killed a chef and held a person hostage for about three hours before he was shot by police at a crowded restaurant in a tourist-heavy …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 9:01 p.m.

Southern Utah grad transfer Randy Onwuasor, who visited Gonzaga, picks LSU

Southern Utah graduate transfer Randy Onwuasor, who visited Gonzaga last week, has committed to LSU.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 3:56 p.m.

Billions lost in nuclear power projects, with more bills due

This week, having spent more than $10 billion, executives with South Carolina Electric & Gas and Santee Cooper acknowledged that all their assumptions were wrong.


South Carolina inmate captured in Texas after second escape

An inmate was recaptured in Texas early Friday after his second escape from a maximum security prison in South Carolina, prison officials said.


I strangled prisoners to try to land on death row, inmate confesses

One by one, Denver Simmons recalled, he and his partner lured inmates into his cell. William Scruggs was promised cookies in exchange for doing some laundry; Jimmy Ham thought he …


Big baby: South Carolina mom gives birth to 14-pound son

A South Carolina couple is looking for some bigger baby clothes after their son was born at a whopping 14.4 pounds.


UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 8:53 p.m.

Republican aligned with Trump wins South Carolina House seat

Republican Ralph Norman won a special election Tuesday to fill the South Carolina congressional seat vacated by Mick Mulvaney, who resigned to the White House budget director.


UPDATED: Sat., May 27, 2017, 12:02 p.m.

Transfer C.J. Bryce joining his former coach at N.C. State

North Carolina Wilmington transfer C.J. Bryce has decided to join his former coach at North Carolina State.


UPDATED: Sun., May 21, 2017, 8:09 p.m.

Transfer C.J. Bryce interested in GU, leaning toward Carolina schools

UNC-Wilmington transfer C.J. Bryce has shown interest in Gonzaga but told ESPN.com he’ll probably choose between North Carolina State and South Carolina.


Recount starts in South Carolina U.S. House race

Officials are now recounting the roughly 35,000 ballots cast in the Republican primary for an open U.S. House seat in South Carolina.


UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 9:42 a.m.

Fiery crash kills South Carolina family of 4, truck driver

A family of four died when they were hit by a tractor-trailer in a fiery crash that also killed the truck driver and closed a major North Carolina interstate for …


Too much caffeine caused student’s death

A 16-year-old South Carolina high school student who collapsed in a classroom last month died from ingesting too much caffeine, the county coroner said Monday.


South Carolina asks: Are frozen ‘Booze Pops’ food or alcohol

Charleston officials are asking South Carolina regulators to reconsider a decision to treat frozen ice pops made with alcohol as food and not liquor.


Pitts Jr: Still awaiting justice for Levar Jones

It has been 14 months since he admitted his guilt, and though he is in jail, Groubert has yet to be sentenced.


UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 10:15 p.m.

Church shooter Dylann Roof pleads guilty to state murder charges

Convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof was given nine consecutive life sentences in prison after he pleaded guilty to state murder charges Monday, leaving him to await execution in a …


UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017, 10:21 p.m.

Six key moments that shaped Gonzaga’s greatest basketball season

The season opener was 30 seconds old and Nigel Williams-Goss already had a pair of buckets and Jordan Mathews drilled a 3-pointer.


Authorities: 4 inmates found dead at a South Carolina prison

Four inmates were found dead Friday morning in a dorm at one of South Carolina’s maximum-security men’s prisons, authorities said.


Two teens fall to their deaths from 18th-floor hotel balcony in South Carolina

Authorities say two teenage girls fell to their deaths from the 18th-floor balcony of a beachfront hotel in South Carolina.


South Carolina women win first national title, beat Mississippi State

A’ja Wilson scored 23 points to help coach Dawn Staley and South Carolina win their first national championship with a 67-55 victory over Mississippi State on Sunday night.


UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017, 9:55 p.m.

Fans shake Gonzaga’s foundation as their beloved Bulldogs make history

Moments before the Gonzaga basketball team put its finishing touches on its historic 77-73 win over South Carolina on Saturday, a sea of young faces and flailing arms jumped to …


UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017, 9:29 p.m.

Couches set ablaze as students celebrate Gonzaga win

Shortly after Gonzaga’s history 77-73 win over South Carolina, some rowdy fans set two couches ablaze in the alley north of the 800 block of East Sinto Avenue.


UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 3:33 p.m.

Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof to plead guilty to murder charges

Convicted South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof is set to plead guilty to state murder charges to avoid a second death sentence.