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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Sanford suspends GOP presidential primary challenge to Trump

Mark Sanford is ending his longshot 2020 Republican presidential bid.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019

‘Flash drought’ brings dust and dread to Southern farmers

A furnace-like “flash drought” is intensifying as it blasts away the little moisture left across a vast swath of the South, shriveling up crops and backyard gardens and raising alarm …


Family on South Carolina vacation pulls 44 pounds of cocaine from ocean

A family visiting South Carolina fished a big package from the ocean, took it to their rental home and opened it up, finding about 44 pounds of cocaine.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

Booker loses organizing chief in key state of South Carolina

Democratic presidential hopeful Cory Booker is losing a key staff asset in the critical early-voting state of South Carolina.


Sheriff: 2 dead, 8 wounded in South Carolina bar shooting

The shooting occurred in Lancaster, a community about 45 miles south of Charlotte, North Carolina. Coroner Karla Deese told news outlets that the dead have been identified as Henry Lee …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019

Pig-headed pig’s escapades cause owner to face citations

For the fourth time, Leroy – a Vietnamese pot-bellied pig – wandered over to Brennan Elementary School in Columbia, South Carolina, leading officials to slap Mcgregor Wallace with citations for …


Washington State’s Mike Leach ‘excited’ for Ryan Hilinski to make first start at South Carolina

Ryan Hilinski is expected to make his first start at quarterback for South Carolina this Saturday, taking the place of injured No. 1 Jake Bentley when the Gamecocks play FCS …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019

Dreadful heat, humidity envelops South with little relief in sight

Most of the South – from Texas to parts of South Carolina – will be under heat advisories and warnings as temperatures will feel as high as 117 degrees, forecasters …


Police: Woman throws snake at driver in carjacking

Police say a woman stole a vehicle after throwing a snake at the driver, then crashed through barricades set up for a pole-vaulting exhibition in South Carolina.


UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019

South Carolina’s ‘World Famous Fish Fry’ reels in 2020 Dems

It’s been part of South Carolina politics for nearly three decades, but House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn’s “World Famous Fish Fry” is a little different this year, becoming a showpiece …


UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019

Police: Woman was drunk, but no DUI for toy truck joy ride

A South Carolina woman who police say was driving drunk will not be cited with a DUI because her vehicle of choice was a toy truck.


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019

Storms in South kill girl in Florida, bring tornado threat

A strong storm system barreling through the South on Friday killed an 8-year-old girl in Florida and threatened to bring tornadoes to large parts of the Carolinas and southern Virginia.


Ex-US Senator Ernest ‘Fritz’ Hollings of South Carolina dead at age 97

Ernest F. “Fritz” Hollings, the silver-haired Democrat who helped shepherd South Carolina through desegregation as governor and went on to serve six terms in the U.S. Senate, has died. He …


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019

Women’s NCAA Tournament: Baylor beats South Carolina 93-68, returns to Elite Eight in Greensboro Regional

Kim Mulkey has led Baylor to two national titles, so she knows the traits a contender ought to have.


Lowcountry charm and Gullah history packed into one tiny island

Separated from Hilton Head’s southwest tip by less than a mile of water, Daufuskie couldn’t be more different from its densely populated neighbor.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019

Storm-lashed South Carolina reassesses global warming’s role

When he took the job 15 years ago, Horry County Emergency Manager Randy Webster figured his biggest disasters would be wind and surge rolling over his county’s beaches, South Carolina’s …


Two officers face possible charges after two passengers drowned in van during Hurricane Florence

Charges are expected to be filed against two South Carolina law enforcement officers who were transporting two mental patients who drowned while locked in the back of a van during …


South Carolina mass shooting: Slain deputy mourned

A South Carolina sheriff’s deputy who died from wounds suffered in a mass shooting earlier this month was remembered Sunday at her funeral as a dedicated peace officer who always …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018

$1.537 billion Mega Millions ticket sold in South Carolina

Lottery officials say someone bought a ticket in South Carolina to win the Mega Millions jackpot with a final total of $1.537 billion, shy of the all-time world record.


Dozens hurt in floor collapse at S. Carolina apartment party

The floor of a clubhouse near Clemson University where a large party was taking place collapsed early Sunday, hurtling dozens of people into the basement, authorities said.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018

Official: Searchers find body in hurricane-stricken town

Search and rescue teams have found a body in the Florida Panhandle town nearly wiped out by Hurricane Michael, and authorities said there is little doubt the death toll will …


Suspect in shooting of 7 officers is competitive rifleman

A Vietnam veteran who bragged online about maintaining his target-shooting skills was being held Thursday in the shooting of seven law enforcement officers, one of whom died, as deputies tried …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018

Officer killed, 6 other officers shot in South Carolina

Seven South Carolina law enforcement officers were shot Wednesday, one fatally, in a confrontation with a man who held children hostage as he fired on the officers, officials said.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018

Storm’s uncertain track sows fear; 10 million in crosshairs

Hurricane Florence put a corridor of more than 10 million people in the crosshairs Wednesday as the monster storm closed in on the Carolinas, uncertainty over its projected path spreading …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018

‘Big and vicious’: Hurricane Florence closes in on Carolinas

Motorists streamed inland on highways converted to one-way routes Tuesday as more than 1 million people in three states were ordered to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018

Florence strengthens to Category 4, takes aim at Carolinas

Florence exploded into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane Monday as it closed in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds up to 130 mph and water that could wreak …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018

Hurricane Florence could cause dangerous surf along U.S. coast

Florence could cause dangerous surf and rip currents along parts of the U.S. East Coast this weekend as the storm swirls across the Atlantic, according to forecasters at the National …


Woman tells police she’s a ‘clean, thoroughbred, white girl’

A woman seen speeding through a stop sign at 60 mph told officers they shouldn’t arrest her because she’s a “very clean, thoroughbred, white girl,” police said.


S. Carolina school district abolished snow days – and will make students learn online

A school district in South Carolina has done away with the much-loved snow days – requiring students to do classwork online.


South Carolina candidate who ousted Mark Sanford leaves hospital post-crash

A South Carolina Republican who ousted U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford left the hospital Friday, several weeks after she was severely injured in a car wreck, saying she remains focused on …