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Florida closes schools, South Carolina orders evacuations as Hurricane Matthew nears

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Florida canceled classes along its Atlantic coastline and theme parks kept a watchful eye as Hurricane Matthew picked up speed heading to the East Coast. Further …


Boy, 6, dies days after South Carolina school shooting

A 6-year-old boy who was critically wounded in a school shooting died Saturday, days after a 14-year-old boy opened fire on a school playground, authorities said.


More than another call: Chief talks about school shooting

When two volunteer firefighters rolled up to an elementary school shooting, they said they found only a wrecked black pickup truck at the playground. There was no gunman, and no …


Authorities: South Carolina elementary school shooter killed father before rampage

Authorities on Wednesday responded to a shooting at an elementary school in South Carolina. It was not immediately clear precisely where in or around the school gunfire occurred, but local …


Mother killed newborn by putting him in refrigerator, police say

A South Carolina mother charged with killing her newborn son by putting him in the refrigerator was expected to appear before a judge on Tuesday.


Officer: Jail inmate assaults man charged in church massacre

Dylann Roof, the white man charged in the massacre of nine black parishioners at a Charleston church, was assaulted Thursday by a black inmate at the South Carolina jail where …


S. Carolina megachurch ousts founder as senior pastor

ANDERSON, S.C. – The founder of South Carolina’s massive NewSpring Church has been ousted as senior pastor over problems including alcohol use.


Town bans sagging pants, threatens fines

Wearing saggy pants could get expensive in tiny Timmonsville, South Carolina.


Men taped themselves throwing firecrackers at dogs, police say

Police say detectives monitoring social media over the holiday weekend watched a live video of two men throwing fireworks at dogs chained in a backyard in South Carolina.


‘Operation Good Time’ prostitution bust nets 54 arrests

Police say 54 people have been arrested in South Carolina during a prostitution bust dubbed “Operation Good Time.”


Feds give details about review of North Charleston police

Federal officials offered details Tuesday about their official two-year review of the police department in North Charleston, where a former officer faces state and federal charges in the shooting death …


Kathleen Parker: Black votes matter, especially in South

The reality is that Sanders failed to earn their votes in part by treating the South as a lost cause.


13 SC Boeing workers charged with state income tax evasion

Officials with the South Carolina Department of Revenue expect more arrests after 13 Boeing workers were charged with evading state income taxes.


South Carolina bill would ban transgender people from using bathrooms of their choosing

South Carolina would ban transgender people from using public bathrooms, showers or changing rooms of their choice under a bill introduced in the state Senate on Wednesday.


South Carolina Secessionist Party to raise Confederate flag

The Confederate flag will return temporarily to the South Carolina State House this summer.


Missing children found safe in rural South Carolina

Three children reported missing from their homes in a swampy area of rural South Carolina were found safe Thursday morning at a nearby home, sheriff’s deputies said.


Man accused of killing 2 people over unpaid cab fare

A South Carolina man faces two counts of murder after police say he confessed to shooting two people demanding an unpaid cab fare, burning their bodies and burying them in …


Teacher resigns over nude pictures taken from her cellphone

Some South Carolina high school students have started an online petition to bring back a teacher who resigned after a student spread a nude picture of her through text messages …


Cockfighting could be a felony in home of fighting Gamecocks

In a state where the flagship university’s mascot is a fighting gamecock, some legislators are trying to toughen the penalties for cockfighting, which is illegal in all 50 states.


Kathleen Parker: Messages of inclusion, exclusion clash

Campaign messages from Clinton, Trump place Americans in separate worlds.


Dana Milbank: Former president a reminder of softer conservatism

George W. Bush rejects angry rhetoric of Trump, Cruz.


Barbara Bush to campaign with son in South Carolina

Jeb Bush says that his mother, Barbara Bush, will campaign for him again in South Carolina with days to go until the state’s Republican primary.


Kathleen Parker: Sanders winning authenticity race

Socialist with a Brooklyn accent an unlikely fit for South Carolina voters.


No. 2 South Carolina sells out for first time

No. 2 South Carolina will have a packed house when the Gamecocks host No. 1 Connecticut on Monday night, the program’s first sellout at 18,000-seat Colonial Life Arena.


Tough time for black women – like black men – with police

Civil rights groups and organizations representing women say closer attention is needed to what’s happening between police and women of color. .


Sheriff fires deputy for tossing teen across classroom

A deputy who flipped a disruptive student out of her desk and tossed her across her math class floor was fired on Wednesday. The sheriff called his actions “unacceptable,” and …


South Carolina still on edge from floods; 2 die in truck

Rivers rose and dams bulged Wednesday as South Carolina faced another anxious day of waiting for the floodwaters to recede, and search teams found the bodies of two people who …


College football roundup: Utah spoils Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan coaching debut with 24-17 win

Running back Devontae Booker had 124 combined yards and a touchdown and Utah spoiled Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan coaching debut, beating the Wolverines 24-17 on Thursday night in Salt Lake City. …


Kathleen Parker: Saluting the surrendering of pride for the greater good

The past may not be past, as William Faulkner once put it. But it sure seems to be leaving. As I watched the broadcast of the Confederate battle flag being …


NCAA moves quickly to remove ban on South Carolina

The NCAA will end a nearly 15-year ban on South Carolina hosting sanctioned championship events following the decision to remove the Confederate flag from the state’s capitol grounds. Gov. Nikki …