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    Advocates against domestic violence push for tougher federal gun law

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    On Wednesday the U.S. Judiciary Committee listened to renewed legislation that aims at keeping guns out of the hands of domestic abusers and expanding the law to include dating-partners and people with restraining orders or stalkers. In South Carolina the number of women murdered by men more than doubles the national average. "When an abuser has a gun, victims will tell me, 'Sheriff its not if he will use that weapon against me it's a matter of when," said a Sheriff from Racine County, WI. Cu... More>>

    North Charleston wins Dixie Majors World Series Video included

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    A North Charleston baseball team is heading back to the Lowcountry with a championship trophy in hand. The North Charleston Dixie Majors baseball team, representing South Carolina, won the Dixie Majors World Series in Ozark, Alabama. North Charleston lost the first game to Texas Wednesday 11-1, forcing a second game. The second game came down to the final out, with South Carolina beating Texas 2-1, winning the series. More>>

    Police step up tractor trailer patrols Video included

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    It’s one of the most heavily traveled roads in the Low Country, I-95 and law enforcement is targeting the highway in an effort to prevent tractor trailer accidents. State transport police are teaming up with law enforcement in Georgia, North Carolina and Florida, in an effort called “safe drive on I-95.” From 2011-2013, there were nearly 400 collisions on I-95 involving tractor trailers, resulting in 20 fatalities and 200 plus injuries. State Transport Police tell News 2 that over 75% of t... More>>

    Next possible millionaires being groomed in Charleston Video included

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    Millionaires are working to make the next entrepreneurs dream come true. It’s called Harbor Accelerator and it’s happening right here in Mt. Pleasant. Monday, the non-profit started their 2nd group of entrepreneurs to come through the program which helps get startups to the next level. Over the next 14 weeks, 8 entrepreneurs will line the halls of Harbor Accelerators, working together to get their businesses to the next level. 22-year old Arianna Megaro, along with 7 others, have come here... More>>

    TSA demonstrates importance of explosive sniffing dogs Video included

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    Man's best friend is capable of doing more than humans when it comes to keeping the traveling public safe.The Transportation Security Administration has four explosive sniffing dogs in Charleston. Wednesday they demonstrated what the dogs, Brit and GGinley, are able to detect.Like many dogs in the program, GGinley is named in honor of one of the tragedies that makes his job important to our country. He's named after a firefighter lost on 9/11/2001. All TSA dogs with a double letter on their f... More>>

    Repairs to Charleston's High Battery complete

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    Charleston's iconic High Battery promenade is again open. The city announced Wednesday that work on the $2.7 million, 10-month project was finished on schedule and the Battery and the street nearby are again open. The work consisted of restoring the High Battery sidewalk and seawall that is more than a century old and runs along the city's famed Rainbow Row. The next phase of the project is engineering studies on repairing the Low Battery running almost a mile along the Ashley River on the ot... More>>

    RiverDogs GM agrees to prostate exam during ballgame

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    Earlier this month, Myrtle Beach Pelicans Vice President and General Manager Andy Milovich received an in-game prostate exam as he sang “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” during the seventh-inning stretch at a recent Pelicans home game.
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    Pants stolen from West Ashley church collecting items for families in need Video included

    Almost 400 pairs of pants were stolen from a west ashley church collecting clothes. Almost 400 pairs of pants were stolen from a west ashley church collecting clothes.
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    Almost 400 pairs of pants were stolen from a West Ashley church collecting clothes for families in need on Friday. More>>

    NC man arrested for solicitation of South Carolina minor

    Watson communicated electronically with a minor victim in South Carolina, involving more than 2,000 text and picture messages, with many of them sexual in nature. Watson communicated electronically with a minor victim in South Carolina, involving more than 2,000 text and picture messages, with many of them sexual in nature.
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    South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Robert Lee Watson of Hamlet, N.C., on 10 counts connected to the sexual solicitation of a South Carolina a minor.
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    Clemson, Auburn agree to football series in 2016, 2017

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    Clemson, S.C. – Clemson and Auburn have scheduled a home-and-home football series for the 2016 and 2017 seasons, it was announced Wednesday.
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    Bowman man charged with armed robbery of 5 at convenience store

    Police say the suspect, Arthur Lee Johnson, Jr., demanded cash from the victim's before letting them leave because they had a child. Police say the suspect, Arthur Lee Johnson, Jr., demanded cash from the victim's before letting them leave because they had a child.
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    A judge has denied bond for a 42-year-old Bowman man charged with robbing five individuals at a convenience store. More>>

    City of Charleston and CofC participating in Operation Move-Out

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    A large number of leases for rental properties in downtown Charleston are over at the end of July. In the past, this has resulted in a build-up of discarded household goods on the City sidewalks and streets as renters and college students move out. In an effort to better manage the removal of the trash from the public right of way, the City of Charleston and College of Charleston will conduct "Operation Move-Out." The Office of Community Relations at the College of Charleston donates $2,000.0... More>>

    Boeing to Assemble 787-10 Dreamliner in South Carolina

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    Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced today that final assembly of the 787-10, the newest and longest member of the 787 Dreamliner family of airplanes, will take place exclusively in North Charleston, S.C. Boeing will continue to assemble both 787-8s and 787-9s in Everett, Wash., and North Charleston. Design of the 787-10 is underway in Everett, with final assembly of the first 787-10 scheduled to begin in South Carolina in 2017. "We looked at all our options and found the most efficient and effective ... More>>

    Charleston County leader of AAA's top 20 substandard bridges list

    The Wappo Creek Bridge is listed as substandard by AAA. The Wappo Creek Bridge is listed as substandard by AAA.
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    Extra funds have ramped up South Carolinas efforts to repair and replace deficient bridges, but one in five of the state's bridges still remain substandard, according to AAA Carolinas. More>>

    Police identify one of two teen suspects arrested for Northwoods Mall shooting Video included

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    Wednesday authorities identified one of two suspects in the Northwoods Mall shooting as 16-year-old Timothy McClendon More>>

    Thirsty Thief Breaks Through Brick Wall For Beer

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    A man broke through the brick wall of a convenience store in the Lowcountry where sheriff's investigators say he stole a 12-pack of beer. The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is trying to identify the man who broke into the Enmark store on Commerce Place West in Bluffton early Tuesday morning. More>>

    New plant to bring 50 jobs to Harleyville

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    A company that makes chemicals used in the concrete industry is opening a new plant in Dorchester County.
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    SC teen heading to grand finale in food competition

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    Tommi Rae Fowler, won on the Food Network show, Chopped Teen Challenge Tuesday. She is now heading to the grand finale which airs August 12th on Food Network. Fowler, is a rising junior at Wren High School, competed in Food Network's "Chopped Teen Challenge" on July 29th at 10 pm. She competed against three others in a three round contest, which includes appetizers, entrees, and desserts. The contestants were given mystery ingredients and a certain amount of time to make their dish. "I feel ... More>>

    Six LGBT Couples To Apply For Marriage Licenses In Greenville

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    The Campaign for Southern Equality says that local LGBT couples will apply for marriage licenses on July 30th at 10 am in Greenville County. More>>

    Local leaders call for residents to help end violence throughout Charleston County Video included

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    With an average of 1 to 2 shootings per week, Charleston County leaders are asking communities to help police tackle the increase in crime by being engaged. On Tuesday afternoon local officials in Charleston Countytogether at Charleston City Hallcalled for an end toan increase inviolent crimes throughout Charleston County. The press conference was organized by the National Action Network and was attended by Mayor Joe Riley, police chiefs Greg Mullens and Eddie Driggers, Representative Wen... More>>

    Former marine fights back against attempted robbery Video included

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    The Charleston County Sheriff's Officeis trying to find two men responsible for an attempted robbery.Just before midnight on July 21st at the Kangaroo gas station on Ashley Phosphate, Anthony Morris and his wife were paying for their purchase.A man behind him may have seen that he was carrying several $100 bills. That man and a second suspect in a white SUV can be seen outside near the gas pumps.Morris says they followed him down Ashley phosphate to his Tedder Street home. Once there, one sus... More>>

    New standard for teaching evolution in SC gets approval

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    South Carolina biology teachers would be using a new standard for teaching evolution, after a joint education panel approved a change Tuesday. The joint committee of members of the Education Oversight Committee and state Board of Education passed the standard unanimously. It now goes to the full Education Oversight Committee on August 11th and, if it passes there, to the full state Board of Education on August 13th.The standard is a compromise, after member Sen. Mike Fair, R-Greenville, wante... More>>

    Governor meets with leaders in Atlantic Beach Tuesday Video included

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    Governor Nikki Haley will be meeting with Atlantic Beach officials Tuesday morning. In May, she met with local leaders and said Bike Fest should end after this year's violence that coincided with the Memorial Day Bike Fest. During the May meeting, she privately met with several Horry County leaders including Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes and Horry County Chairman Mark Lazarus. She was reportedly shown a five minute compilation of Bike Fest and Memorial Day Weekend clips found on YouTube. "I ... More>>

    CrossFit athletes at risk for muscle disease Video included

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    A disease that used to primarily show up in sports like football is raising concerns among CrossFitters. More>>

    Tax free holiday this weekend

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    Shoppers are gearing up for the upcoming 3 day sales tax holiday weekend. The tax free days start this Friday and run through the weekend. But, Retailers are saying.. that they are missing sales this week as shoppers are holding back spending …in anticipation of the holiday. One of the big ticket items this weekend, wedding dresses. One of the bridal shops we spoke to today, told us that over half of the brides they’ve seen over the past 3 months are waiting until this weekend to buy their... More>>

    Gamecocks and Bucs release fall schedule

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    The South Carolina Gamecock football team will open fall camp on Friday, August 1. The first week of practices, which are open to the public, will begin at 7:15 p.m. at the Bluff Road practice fields, across the street from Williams-Brice Stadium.Players will not be available for autographs prior to, during or after the practices. Pets are not permitted on the practice fields. All fans attending the practices must sta... More>>

    Former Gamecock Wharton retires from Panthers

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    Travelle Wharton, whose 115 games played and 111 games started are second among Panthers offensive linemen, announced his retirement Tuesday. Overall, Wharton ranks seventh in games started and 12th in games played in franchise history.Wharton, who came to the team as a third-round draft choice from South Carolina in 2004, played both guard and tackle for the Panthers, but spent the majority of his career at guard.“I ... More>>

    Two wanted for child neglect in Colleton County

    Charles Garten and Rebecca Schultz. Charles Garten and Rebecca Schultz.
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    Friday July 25 officers responded to a home on Jesse Round Lane in Colleton County for the welfare check of an infant. More>>

    Manhunt called off after Mount Pleasant pursuit, suspect still at large

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    Authorities are actively searching for a suspect who fled on foot after a vehicle pursuit with Charleston County Police. More>>

    The Sertoma Classic has become the traditional beginning to football season in the Lowcountry.

    44th annual Sertoma Classic kicks off high school football in the Lowcountry

    The Sertoma Classic, held at The Citadel's Johnson Hagood Stadium, has become the traditional beginning to the high school football season in the Lowcountry. The Sertoma Classic, held at The Citadel's Johnson Hagood Stadium, has become the traditional beginning to the high school football season in the Lowcountry.
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    The 44th annual Sertoma Classic is scheduled for August 21-22 at The Citadel's Johnson Hagood Stadium.
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    Local prosthetic company showcases sport and fitness prostheses Video included

    12 above and below knee amputees had the opportunity to try the Ottobock sport and fitness prostheses as they tried out the wakeboard cable at Trophy Lakes 12 above and below knee amputees had the opportunity to try the Ottobock sport and fitness prostheses as they tried out the wakeboard cable at Trophy Lakes
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    A free 3-day event in Charleston focused on active amputees and showcased an advanced collection of sport and fitness prostheses. More>>

    SC mom leaves child at playground while she worked; money raised for her legal fees

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    Debra Harrell of North Augusta, South Carolina is a shift manager at a local McDonald's. She admits she has brought her 9-year-old daughter to work with her and let her play on herlaptop during her shift. Harrell said she started allowing her daughter to play at a playground less than a mile from their home during her work shifts after the laptop was stolen from their home. Her mom gave her a cell phone and a key to her house. Then on June 30, a parent called police when she discovered the ch... More>>

    Myrtle Beach one of Yahoo Travel’s buzziest beach destinations

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    Myrtle Beach is one of the top 10 buzziest beach destinations in the U.S., according to Yahoo Travel.Yahoo personnel canvassed sites like Tumblr, Facebook, Reddit, Twitter, WordPress and YouTube and then cross-referenced those findings with travel sites like TripAdvisor and Adobe Digital Index to help compile their top 10 listMyrtle Beach’s buzz centered on its stage shows and entertainment, adrenaline-fueled waterspo... More>>

    General Motors award-winning & best-selling pick-up truck recalled 9 times

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    The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra have been recalled 6 times in 2014, which is more than any other vehicle sold in the country.Both pick-ups have seen 9 recalls issued since they went on sale last year. Those recalls did not affect all of the vehicles sold. Some were for fewer than 500 trucks for issues like loose floor mats.GM says the award-winning Silverado is still its best-selling vehicle in America and the Sierra is close behind. More>>

    Nissan recalling addition 226,000 vehicles because of defective airbags

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    Nissan is recalling more than 226,000 additional vehicles over a defective air bag that has affected much of the global auto industry. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Saturday that Nissan North America Inc. is recalling certain lines of its Infiniti, Maxima, Pathfinder and Sentra cars for the model years 2002 to 2004. Faulty air bags have already been blamed for the recall of millions of cars around the world in recent years, including those made by BMW, Chrysler, Ford... More>>

    2 Your Health run to live longer

    2 Your Health: Run to live longer

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    Whether you plod or race...running, even for a few minutes, can reduce your risk of death from heart disease compared to those who don't run at all. That's according to a new study published this week in the journal of the American College of Cardiology.Researchers studied some 55-thousand adults between the ages of 18 and 100, over a 15 year period, noting their overall health, if they ran and how long they lived. Compared to non-runners, investigators found those who ran had a 30 percent lo... More>>

    SC becoming more secretive

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    Watchdog groups in South Carolina are worried that several recent state Supreme Court rulings and other actions are making the state more secretive, making it harder for you to follow your government. One Supreme Court ruling was that public bodies do not have to publish agendas ahead of time. "Without an advance agenda, they (the public) don't know what's going to be discussed at their school board or their county council or city council meeting, and very important issues, they won't have a ... More>>

    "Running Wild With Bear Grylls" set to premiere tonight on NBC

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    "Running Wild With Bear Grylls" premieres Monday night on NBC.In this hour-long alternative series, the famed adventurer and survivalist will take six celebrities into the most remote and wild locations in the U.S. and around the world for a 48-hour journey of a lifetime.The celebrities who will be partnered one-on-one with Grylls in their own stand-alone episodes include actor Zac Efron ("Neighbors"), actor-director Ben Stiller ("The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"), actor Channing Tatum ("22 J... More>>

    Murder case possibly placed in jeopardy due to detective's affair with suspect's mother Video included

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    A former Charleston County Sheriff’s office detective puts a murder case in jeopardy after it is discovered that he slept with a murder suspect’s mother. The trial of defendant Reginald Gordon was set to begin on July 28 but may have been delayed due to a motion to dismiss filed by the defense attorney. It was discovered that detective Charles Lawrence was sleeping with the mother of Gordon’s co-defendant Derrick Brow... More>>

    Investigation underway into fire at Ashley Oaks Apartments in West Ashley Video included

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    An investigation is underway into an early morning fire at Ashley Oaks Apartments in West Ashley... More>>

    Deputies say father murdered son, family describes accidental shooting Video included

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    Charleston County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a shooting in North Charleston shortly after 10:00pm Saturday night.
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    Product to shield swimmers from sharks

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    A product to help keep sharks at away while you're in the water is now being sold in Florida.An Australian-based company is bringing the device, called a Shark Shield, to the Tampa Bay areaBefore now, it wasn't sold in the United States.It's worn around the ankle the antenna trails behind you in the water. Inside the antenna are two electrodes that create an underwater electric field.So when a shark comes close to someone wearing the shark shield -- the devices causes spasms and keeps the sha... More>>

    RiverDogs partner with Palmetto for Goodwill Hunting

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    The Charleston RiverDogs and Palmetto Goodwill have teamed up to host Goodwill Hunting, a tri-county scavenger hunt that runs Monday, August 4 through Sunday, August 10 at select Goodwill stores. Participants can win tickets to a RiverDogs game at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park and a chance to win a daily prize pack. Starting August 4, scavenger hunt items will be placed in select Goodwill retail stores in Berkeley, Dorchester, and Charleston counties. Clues leading to the Goodwill store where th... More>>

    Plane lands on Venice beach kills father, injures daughter, 9

    Man killed and his daughter was critical injured when they were hit by a plane making a crash landing on Caspersen Beach in Venice. Man killed and his daughter was critical injured when they were hit by a plane making a crash landing on Caspersen Beach in Venice.
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    An emergency landing by a small plane on Caspersen Beach in Venice claimed the life of a man walking with his young daughter Sunday, the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said. More>>

    Gas prices fall even more in SC

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    Average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina have fallen 4.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.24/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,028 gas outlets in South Carolina. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.51/g, according to gasoline price website.Including the change in gas prices in South Carolina during the past week, prices yesterday were 6.1 cents per gallon lower than the same day one yea... More>>

    Fatal accident in Charleston County

    Fatal accident in Charleston County Video included

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    Authorities are currently investigating a fatal accident in Charleston County.According to investigators, a Lincoln Towne Car was traveling east on Guerins Bridge Road towards US Hwy 17 when it collided with a semi tanker truck traveling south on US Hwy 17.
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    Nightclub owner accused of killing patron

    Nightclub owner accused of killing patron

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    ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) - A retired New York corrections officer is accused of killing a man at the Orangeburg nightclub he owned. The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reports (http://bit.ly/1uvFMjn ) 69-year-old James Williams was charged Saturday with murder in the July 19 death of 26-year-old Phillip Brunson at the Corner Pocket Club. According to an incident report, Williams told deputies Brunson tried to enter his club with a pistol, and when Brunson shot at a glass door, Williams returned... More>>

    SC State President optimistic after turbulence

    SC State President optimistic after turbulence

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    ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) - Thomas Elzey knew he was facing a challenge when he became president of South Carolina State University a year ago. He didn't realize how big a challenge. Elzey tells The Associated Press in an interview the Orangeburg school has had to deal with what he called "a perfect storm" of problems. For years there was infighting among the administration and its board, and Elzey says the school never took steps to deal with drops in enrollment and government aid that came with... More>>

    Winthrop trustees: Football still a possibility

    Winthrop trustees: Football still a possibility

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    ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) - Winthrop University trustees are still considering adding a football program, despite last month's firing of the university president who was leading the inquiry. Board Chairwoman Kathy Bigham told The Herald of Rock Hill (http://bit.ly/1xht5F0 ) the board could discuss the possibility after classes start next month. Officials are awaiting an economic impact study conducted by four Winthrop students who are seeking a master's degree in business administration. Professor... More>>

    Sea Turtle nests down compared to last year on Folly Beach Video included

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    Sea turtles have already started hatching on South Carolina beaches, typically nesting from May through August. But this year, there aren't as many sea turtle nestsonFolly Beachcompared to last year. Wildlife biologist with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Charlotte Hope, says there were 108 nests on Folly last year, and this year there are only 20 nests so far. "We're going to have a slightly lower year this year than even the 32 year average, ... More>>

    Unity Day

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    Even after the death a young man is ruled a suicide, local leaders claim he was racially profiled. Denzel Curnell, died in the presence of a Charleston city police officer and questions remain and some believe trust was lost between the department and the community. During the department’s annual “Unity Day” News 2 talked to police officers about how they are strengthening their relationship with the community.“Every ... More>>

    American doctor in Africa tests positive for ebola

    American doctor in Africa tests positive for ebola

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    BOONE, N.C. (AP) - An aid organization says that an American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus. North Carolina-based Samaritan's Purse issued a news release Saturday saying that Dr. Kent Brantly tested positive for the disease and was being treated at a hospital in Monrovia, Liberia. Brantly had been serving as medical director for the aid organization's case management center in the city. Samaritan's Purse spokeswoman Melissa Strickland sa... More>>

    Cleanup underway after CSX train derails in the Upstate

    Cleanup underway after CSX train derails in the Upstate

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    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - A CSX spokeswoman says it could be weeks before the cause of a train derailment in downtown Spartanburg can be determined. Authorities say a train carrying 90 tanks of ethanol derailed Friday, and crews spent most of the day cleaning up the damage and investigating. No injuries were reported, and no leaks were found. Spokeswoman Carla Groteau said it will take weeks of investigation to determine how the train derailed. CSX officials say the train was transporting etha... More>>

    Authorities investigating Berkeley County shooting, victim not cooperating

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    Authorities are investigating a shooting in Berkeley County but the victim isn't cooperating. According the police, Berkeley County Sheriff's deputies responded to a shots fired at Club Zone on County Line Rd. in the Cross area of Berkeley County. Deputies found spent shell casings on the ground. Several people were at the scene, but nobody was willing to offer any information.Later a sheriff's deputy with the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Department called from Orangeburg Medical Center after ... More>>

    DHEC asks trustee of closed landfill to resign

    DHEC asks trustee of closed landfill to resign

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - State environmental regulators are asking the company that's managing a closed hazardous waste landfill in Sumter County to resign as trustee. Department of Health and Environmental Control director Catherine Templeton told The Associated Press on Friday that Kestrel Horizons has done a good job overseeing the 279-acre site near Lake Marion, but its administrative fees are too high. She said the fees are further depleting the trust fund that's supposed to maintain the si... More>>

    SC Democrats busy just 100 days before election

    SC Democrats busy just 100 days before election

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Democrats plan a weekend of knocking on doors and talking to voters just 100 days before the November elections. State Democratic Party Chairman Jaime Harrison said volunteers will gather at the party headquarters in Columbia on Saturday morning to hear from him, gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen, lieutenant governor candidate Bakari Sellers and others about the party's message and the need for change. Harrison says those volunteers will then spend t... More>>

    Federal grant to help map SC coastal battlegrounds

    Federal grant to help map SC coastal battlegrounds

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    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Dozens of fortifications from the Revolutionary War and Civil War remain in the Charleston area, and now there will be a complete list of those sites. The South Carolina Battlefield Preservation Trust this month received a $75,000 American Battlefield Protection Program Grant from the National Park Service allowing researchers to create a database of battle sites in Charleston and Jasper counties. The project will list of the sites with their GPS coordinates along with... More>>

    After trip to Israel, Charleston visitor says canceling flights to the country is favoring one side of the war Video included

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    Flights to Israel's Tel Aviv airport both stopped and resumed this week.A once resident of Israel, Yosef Herzog made a stop in Charleston this weekend and tells News 2 he thinks canceling flightstoIsraelis taking sides in the war."The FAA handed a win to Hamas. This is exactly what they wanted," he said.Herzog was recently in Tel Aviv and insists he felt safe enough to return at any moment.Earlier this week,European Aviation Safety Agency recommended national authorities base decisions on fly... More>>

    Haley to see SC beach town officials on bikers

    Haley to see SC beach town officials on bikers

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    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Gov, Nikki Haley is planning to meet with leaders of Atlantic Beach, two months after she said the beach town's biker rally had to end following a Memorial Day shooting rampage in which three people were killed. The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports (http://bit.ly/1AjFhth) Haley and the Atlantic Beach Town Council are meeting on Tuesday at the community center. Town Manager William Booker said he expects the discussion to be held in executive session. Public bodies ar... More>>

    Hospital to expand water filtration system

    Hospital to expand water filtration system

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    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Greenville Health System says it will expand a new water filtration system to all of its campuses to prevent the type of outbreak that infected 15 patients and may have led to four deaths. The Greenville News reports () that medical quality director Dr. Robert Mobley Jr. said installation of the new filtration system is an extraordinary measure, but one the system has taken on to protect patients. Officials said last month that 14 people tested positive for atypical My... More>>

    2 women accused in death of South Carolina man

    2 women accused in death of South Carolina man

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    LAKE CITY, S.C. (AP) - The sheriff's office in Williamsburg County says two women are charged in the death of a man whose body was found in his home earlier this month. The Morning News of Florence reports (http://bit.ly/1os1TT8) that Sheriff John Bartell said Donna Hemmans and Tasha McClary are charged in the death of 39-year-old Charles Burroughs. Bartell said Burroughs' body was found in his home on July 11 with two gunshot wounds. Bartell identified one of the two women as Burroughs' girl... More>>

    Ladybug released at Magnolia Gardens

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    If ladybugs are lucky, then Magnolia Plantation and Gardens will have no shortage of luck anytime soon.Thousands of people flocked to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens on Saturday to help release nearly 150,000 of the red bugs. The bugs arrive to the plantation in style. They were brought in a redVW Bug decorated to look like the ladybug."These lady bugs are very beneficial for our gardens. So they eat aphids and scaled insects which are bugs that sort of harm the plants around here. So the lad... More>>

    Summerville power outage causes havoc

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    People in Summerville have their electricity back on Friday evening after a massive power outage earlier today. That outage left 12,000 without power there. SCEG officials tell News 2 that the outage was caused by a tree that made contact with a major distribution line. They say it took up to 45 minutes to get the power turned back on. For people in that area, meanwhile, the outage causing havoc with traffic and shutting down restaurants and stores. Officials at SCE G say they try to trim... More>>

    Fatal tractor trailer crash in Orangeburg County

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    A fatal accident Friday morning in Orangeburg County backs up traffic for hours as crews try to clean-up a potential hazmat situation.According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, an accident between a tractor trailer and a SUV happened about 10:45 Friday morning on I-26 Eastbound around the 159 mile marker in Orangeburg County.According to the Orangeburg County Coroner's office, the driver of the tractor-trailer, 55-year-old Benjamin Amstutz, of West Columbia, died on the scene from blunt ... More>>

    Finding loving permanent homes for older teens waiting for adoption remains a challenge for the State Video included

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    Region Three Adoptions will host a private meet and greet for older children waiting to be adopted and approved prospective adoptive parents. We introduce you to a teen waiting for a family and take a closer look at the state's adoption system. More>>

    350 immigrant children caught at border sent to South Carolina

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    350 children caught at the U.S. border with Mexico were sent to live in South Carolina between January 1st and July 7th of this year, according to federal officials. They’re now living with relatives or sponsor families. More than 30,000 unaccompanied children caught at the border have been sent to relatives or sponsors nationwide. Federal government officials say the law prevents them from telling the state who the children are, who they’re living with, or where in the state they are. Gov. N... More>>

    Minor league GM gets public prostate exam

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    There was as much attention on the press box as on the field at the Myrtle Beach Pelicans minor league baseball game as team's general manager had a public prostate exam. During the seventh inning stretch of Thursday's game, Andy Milovich bent over with his head out the press box window singing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" as the exam was performed as part of Prostate Cancer Awareness Night. Milovich had the exam as part of a challenge with a 10-year-old girl suffering from brain cancer who... More>>

    Target used company that had past security leak

    Target used company that had past security leak

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    Companies in the United States are not good at protecting their customers' information.Target lost data on 110-million customers when its computers were hacked.The company offered free identity theft protection from Experian, but Experian had troubles of its own.The credit monitoring company had a data leak through a subsidiary and unknowingly sold personal data of millions of Americans to a crook in Vietnam.That guy then sold the personal information to identity thieves around the world.Targ... More>>

    VIDEO: Intense gator battle at Odessa golf course Video included

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    GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) - A Greenwood hospital is warning more than 500 patients that their personal and medical information could be at risk after a laptop was stolen during a break in. Officials at Self Regional Healthcare told The Index-Journal of Greenwood (http://bit.ly/WPS1YY ) that the laptop was taken May 25. Police arrested two suspects a few weeks later who said they threw the laptop into Lake Thurmond. Divers have not been able to find the computer. Hospital officials say the laptop w... More>>

    Homeless couple: Man shot their dog in Sumter park

    Homeless couple: Man shot their dog in Sumter park

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    SUMTER, S.C. (AP) - A homeless couple in Sumter says a man came up to them in a park and shot and killed their dog without any warning, then ran away laughing. Sumter police are investigating the incident, and told The Sumter Item (http://bit.ly/1jZddWO ) that the man drove to the police station after the shooting to report it. Investigators say the man told them he shot the dog in self-defense after it growled and charged him at Memorial Park on Thursday morning. Brady and Nina Lambert say t... More>>

    Moncks Corner man gets 30 years in shooting death

    Moncks Corner man gets 30 years in shooting death

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    MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) - A Moncks Corner man has been convicted of killing his son and wounding his son's fiancee during a fight two years ago. A Berkeley County jury returned the guilty verdict on charges of murder and attempted murder against 62-year-old Johnny Irby on Thursday. Irby was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Prosecutors say Irby killed 35-year-old Telly Irby and wounded 32-year-old Michelle Wiggins in August 2012. Witnesses said Telly Irby had hit his father in the head during... More>>

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    General Motors expects to pay between $400 and $600 million dollars to compensate victims of a faulty ignition switch that led to at least 13 deaths.Families of those injured or killed can start filing for payments next month.The automakers has admitted its employees knew of the defective ignition switches ten years before recalling 2.6 million cars this year.General Motors could face criminal charges.The company has set aside an additional $874 million for the cost of repairing the record 30... More>>

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    For the first time ever in Charleston, FBI agents are giving citizens here a peak into what they do to prevent terrorism. In a 7-week “FBI Citizen’s Academy”, community leaders will get a behind the scenes look at how the FBI operates here. FBI agents say they get intelligence from citizens, and that’s a good reason to hold an academy… to connect with the people in the community. FBI agents say South Carolina, not unlike other states, is vulnerable to terrorism because of the large militar... More>>

    New mission statement for College of Charleston

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    Big changes could be coming to the College of Charleston.After the college's Board of Trustees meeting went into executive session Wednesday, the new president of the College of Charleston, Glenn McConnell, sent an email to the alumni of the school, outlining changes to the way the college will approach education. The mission statement for the school was revised, as the Board and McConnell set the direction for the College.McConnell says he wants to shift the college from a "comprehensive" un... More>>

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    Wednesday night around 1 a.m. a North Charleston Police Officer was arrested in North Charleston for possessing counterfeit money during a traffic stop. More>>

    Missing diver's remains found near Folly Beach

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    Officials from the Charleston County Coroner identified the remains of a missing diver, who didn't resurface two weekends ago near Folly Beach.
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    Police make arrests in connection with Summerville car break-ins

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    On July 18, 2014 five suspects were arrested by the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office in connection with thefts from several vehicles in the Cane Bay Subdivision of Summerville, SC. More>>

    Charleston County Council to look at pay raises

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    The Charleston County Council may approve the Council's first raise in more than 10 years, Thursday night.If the Council's Finance Committee approves the raise, The Chairman's salary would climb to just over $26,000 from $17,000.County Council members would see an increase from $14,000-$21,000.Raises would go into effect January 1, 2015. More>>

    Air Algerie plane disappears from radar

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    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - An Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has disappeared from radar on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers, the official Algerian news agency said Thursday. Air navigation services lost track of the plane 50 minutes after takeoff early Thursday, last sited at 0155 GMT, the agency said. "In keeping with procedures, Air Algerie has launched its emergency plan," the agency quoted the airline as saying. The flight path of Flight AH5017 from Ouagadougou, the cap... More>>

    Finding loving permanent homes for older children waiting for adoption remains a challenge for the state Video included

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    Region Three Adoptions will host a private meet and greet for older children waiting to be adopted and approved prospective adoptive parents. We introduce you to a teen waiting for a family and take a closer look at the state's adoption system. More>>

    Made in Charleston awards to be presented

    Made in Charleston awards to be presented

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    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Charleston is again bestowing awards on craftsman and artisans for their locally made products. The second annual 100 Percent Made in Charleston Awards ceremony is scheduled for Thursday at Charleston's popular City Market. Mayor Joe Riley will be handing out the awards, which recognize locally produced handcrafted products available at the Market. Last year, Riley presented awards for 98 products, including awards to 39 sweetgrass basket weavers. The market is one of ... More>>

    West Point professor to hold talk on Westmoreland

    West Point professor to hold talk on Westmoreland

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A history professor from the U.S. Military Academy is slated to discuss his book about Vietnam and the late Gen. William Westmoreland. Army Col. Gregory Daddis is also signing copies of his book "Westmoreland's War: Reassessing American Strategy in Vietnam." The event takes place Thursday at the Hollings Library on the University of South Carolina campus. It is free and open to the public. Westmoreland passed away in 2005 at age 91 while living in Charleston. He commande... More>>

    DHEC holding info session on EPA plans

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina environmental regulators are planning to hold a public meeting to talk about new federal regulations for power plants. On Thursday, the Department of Health and Environmental Control is hosting an information session at the agency's headquarters in downtown Columbia. Organizers say their agenda includes a basic overview of the EPA's Clean Power Plan, as well as a discussion on what roles various state agencies will play. DHEC says the Clean Power Plan prop... More>>

    University of SCarolina players to urge reading

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The University of South Carolina men's basketball team wants kids to take an interest in reading. Spokesman Jeff Stensland says USC students who participate in the "Cocky's Reading Express" literacy initiative will join the team and Cocky at the Richland County Library on Assembly Street on Thursday. The team and school mascot Cocky are attending. Cocky's Reading Express is a collaboration of the university's student government and the USC School of Library and Informati... More>>

    Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began Video included

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    A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. More>>

    2 Your Health Join the Fight For Air Climb at North Charleston Coliseum

    2 Your Health Join the Fight For Air Climb at North Charleston Coliseum

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    The Fight for Air Climb is one of the American Lung Association's signature fundraising events. With events in more than 65 cities, participants young and old climb to raise funds in support of the mission of the American Lung Association: to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.Saturday's unique event is planned for the North Charleston Coliseum and challenges participants as they walk, run or race up hundreds of steps. Sometimes called a "vertical road race", team... More>>

    New X-Men comic book saga starts in downtown Charleston! Video included

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    From seersucker to super heroes, the Marvel Universe is invading downtown Charleston. A brand new landmark chapter in the multi-million dollar X-men franchise kicks off on the pages of a new comic book set momentarily in Charleston. You could call it The Battle of the Battery: A Super Villain Invasion.Team 2 wanted the lowdown on the downtown drama. That was easier said than done because in just a week the colorful comics flew off local shelves faster than a speeding bullet."It's tying in wit... More>>

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    The U.S. Coast Guard tells WSAV that a local casino boat is stuck on a sandbar in Calibogue Sound, South Carolina with 124 people on board. More>>

    Myrtle Beach woman dies after car crashes into sweetgrass basket stand

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    A woman from Myrtle Beach died when the car she was driving crashed and flipped upside down near Charleston on Monday afternoon, officials said. At approximately 2:07 PM Monday officers from the Mount Pleasant Police Department responded to a single
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    Coast Guard rescues sailors off SC coast Video included

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    A Coast Guard cutter has reached a couple in distress on a sailboat about 130 miles off the South Carolina coast. More>>

    Woman forced from her FL home after huge sinkhole appears

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    A huge sinkhole has opened up outside a Spring Hill, Florida home. The hole is 30 feet deep and 40 feet wide and city officials have deemed the home unsafe.Now, the homeowner is forced to pack her stuff and leave just 18 months after moving in. Officials haven't determined the exact cause for the sink hole but a private contractor suspects heavy rain over the weekend may have played a role. More>>

    Charleston police say missing man found safe

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    Charleston police are asking you to be on the look-out for William "Billy" McClary. McClary was last seen leaving the Charleston Place Hotel at 205 Meeting Street around7pm Monday night, July 21st.He was last seen wearing khaki pants and a long sleeved button-down shirt that is a light blue and white checkered pattern. McClary is 75 years old and is 6'01".If you have any information you are asked to notify the Charleston Police Department or local law enforcement if outside the City of Charle... More>>

    Rebels to give Flight 17 black boxes to Malaysia

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    The leader of the pro-Russian rebels has agreed to hand over both black boxes from Flight 17 to Malaysian investigators who are in Ukraine, Malaysia's prime minister said early Tuesday. More>>

    Body of 11-year-old swimmer found in Myrtle Beach Video included

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    The body of the 11-year-old child who was missing in the surf Saturday night, was found Monday morning 
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    Former Destiny's Child member arrested in Horry Co.

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    A former member of Destiny's Child was arrested on the Grand Strand early Sunday morning. Farrah Franklin, 33, of Sherman Oaks, CA, was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 4:55 a.m. She was charged with one count of disorderly conduct, according to the center's website. Franklin was issued a $280 bond. More>>

    Georgetown Co. deputies locate missing 14-year-old girl

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    The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 14-year-old Charlotte Ann Wills who went missing from the Murrells Inlet area of Georgetown County last night at approximately 9:30.Charlotte was visiting with her grandmother at 3631 Tremont Avenue in Murrells Inlet. Charlotte was last seen by her gr... More>>

    Berkeley County woman struck, killed on highway

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    The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the death of a 27-year-old Berkeley County woman. Friday night at around 10:30, Inetha Pelote, from Cross, was walking near her home on Highway 45 when she was struck by a truck. "She was transported to MUSC and pronounced dead at 1:18 a.m. on July 19," Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury said. More>>

    DHEC warns against eating certain fish in both Carolinas Video included

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    The Department of Health and Environmental Control has fish advisories across both Carolinas including bodies of water in Horry County.DHEC says eating fish high in chemicals, like mercury, can cause heart disease or other health issues.DHEC suggests not eating Bowfin (Mudfish) or Largemouth Bass and recommends eating Black Crappie, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish and Warmouth only once a week.... More>>

    Prayer vigil remembers Heather Elvis seven months after her disappearance

    A group of about two dozen people met Friday night at Peachtree Landing to remember Heather Elvis, seven months after her disappearance. A group of about two dozen people met Friday night at Peachtree Landing to remember Heather Elvis, seven months after her disappearance.
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    Seven months after Heather Elvis disappeared, friends and family gathered Friday night to remember her.The group of about two dozen people met for a prayer vigil at Peachtree Landing in Socastee.That’s where police found Heather’s vehicle in December.Friends and family members wrote down memories and prayers for Heather.Even though there have been two arrests in the case, Heather’s parents say their nightmare is far f... More>>

    SLED release Curnell death investigative files Video included

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    The South Carolina Law Enforcement division continues investigating the death of 19-year-old Denzell Curnell who was killed last month.
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    A Look at Paula Deen's Comeback Video included

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    It's been quite a year for Savannah's Queen of southern food; there's not a person alive that would deny that."You know everything came to a screeching halt. This time last year, I went from a hundred miles an hour to zero," says Deen. Zero found her isolated while looking for a way to regroup. A new manager, a new public relations team and Paula Deen has slowly climbed back on the saddle with hopes of reclaiming her spot in the hearts of millions of people; some she knows are gone, others ha... More>>

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      A couple vacationing in Mexico was almost hit by lightning, a few sources including Washington Post reported Tuesday.
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      The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that happened in Horry County on Tuesday afternoon.The crash happened at 12:53 pm on the SC Highway 9 bypass at Log Cabin Road, the SC Highway Patrol said.
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