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4/20: marijuana legalization advocates quiet in the Lowcountry

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April 20th is the day marijuana advocates have long used to promote the drug's legalization. At a smoke shop on Folly Road Sunday, no customers would discuss marijuana use, but admitted to waiting outside four hours before the store opened its doors so they could invest in deals on pipes. Meanwhile in Denver this weekend, business is booming. The state claims millions of dollars in revenue since pot was legalized and the once feared crime increase has not materialized. Vape pens are essentia... More>>

Beer bill aims to bring big brewers to South Carolina Video included

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A bill filed this week could be a game changer for South Carolina beer breweries. "It will increase production, right now they're limited to 2,000 barrels of beer a year. This would really raise the stakes to 500,000," Brook Bristow, attorney for the SC Beer Association said. Bristow wrote the bill that's called the "Stone Bill," intended to lure Stone Brewing to the Palmetto State. They're a west coast brewery looking to expand on the east coast. Opponents say this bill could hurt local busi... More>>

Coast Guard responds to reports of pollution

Coast Guard responds to reports of pollution

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The Coast Guard is responding to reports of pollution from an unknown source causing pools of thick, purple diesel-type product and sheens in the water at Bristol, Ashley River, and Charleston City Marinas Saturday night. More>>

Knoxville woman finds body under deck during Easter egg hunt

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A mother was shocked to discover the odor she'd smelled was a dead body underneath the deck of her Knoxville home. More>>

Flash flooding closes several roads in Downtown Charleston

Fishburne and Killian Streets, Downtown Charleston Fishburne and Killian Streets, Downtown Charleston
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The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a flash flood warning for parts of Charleston and Berkeley Counties until 2:15 a.m. Saturday.Flash flooding has already closed several roads in Downtown Charleston. According to Charleston Police, the following streets are closed, as of 12:15 a.m. Saturday: · Area Bounded by Calhoun, Ashley, Rutledge, Bennett, Gadsden · Calhoun Street Lane 2 from Ogier to Rutledge · Ogier Street from Calhoun to Vanderhorst · Ashley Avenue North of Fishburn... More>>

More evidence mounts in case of missing Gaboon Viper

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(WCBD) More evidence has surfaced that lead experts to believe that the Gaboon Viper is still on the loose in Harbor Pointe Apartments. What is now only pieces of the snake's skin was approximately 95% of the shed skin when it was found, only missing part of the head.
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Police arrest two suspects caught smoking marijuana in vehicle

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Thursday afternoon a police officer on bike patrol in North Charleston noticed two individuals smoking what appeared to be marijuana while sitting in a vehicle outside an apartment building.
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Local group growing next farming generation

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A local group is working to bring up the next generation of farmers. Low Country Local First says the aging population of farmers threatens the industry. That’s why they are helping to teach apprentices how to farm. Jim Martin has a day job, but says he is getting back to his roots. He grew up on a farm, and is picking up farming again by growing vegetables on a plot of land he is renting. “It’s one of those things where you see that you’ve spent months, from seed to transplant out to the... More>>

Latta council votes for referendum to weaken mayor after police chief fired Video included

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Earlier this week Latta Mayor Earl Bullard fired the town's Police Chief, Crystal Moore. Latta Town Councilman Jared Taylor told News13 the mayor decided to fire Moore because she received 7 reprimands. More>>

Father accused of killing son so he could play video games, police say

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Sheriff's deputies in north Florida say a man suffocated his young, crying son so he could play video games. Authorities say 24-year-old Cody Wygant is charged with third-degree murder and child neglect. More>>

SC unemployment fell to 5.5 percent in March

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South Carolina's unemployment rate is continuing to go down.
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10-year-old rides bike 213 miles to raise money Video included

Scotty raised $62,951 that he gave to Water Missions International. Scotty raised $62,951 that he gave to Water Missions International.
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On April 13, 2014, Scotty Parker, a 10-year-old from Hanahan, S.C. began riding his bike from the Upstate to Charleston, a distance of 213 miles, to raise money for safe water provided through local non-profit, Water Missions International.  More>>

Correctional officer back to work after being punched by inmate Video included

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A Berkeley County corrections officer is back to work after being punched in the face by an inmate. The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office says this incident happened on March 28th. Another corrections officer was injured in the incident, involving inmate Benjamin Dubois. According to the police report, the detention officer was moving Dubois to another cell, because they say he kept covering the camera in his cell as well as kicking the door According to the police report,Dubois had a medic... More>>

Surveillance images released in Summerville bank robbery Video included

Police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the suspect Police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the suspect
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Thursday afternoon at approximately 12:20 p.m. a white male robbed the BBT bank at 10105 Dorchester Road in Summerville. More>>

Police arrest suspect in Ridgeville, recover stolen vehicles

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A joint investigation by the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office and the Summerville Police Department resulted in the arrest of one person and the recovery of three stolen vehicles. More>>

Beaufort marine squadron returns home to Marine Corps Air Station

Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312 will return from a nine-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, April 17-18 Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312 will return from a nine-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, April 17-18
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After 9 months supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, Marine Fighter attack Squadron 312 has a homecoming date. More>>

Trending: World's most haunted island up for auction

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A small "haunted" island off the coast of Italy near Venice will hit the auction block in May.
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Annual 'Take Back the Night' event raises awareness about sexual violence Video included

The annual Take Back the Night event in Marion Square on Thursday, April 17th from 6-9pm.  The annual Take Back the Night event in Marion Square on Thursday, April 17th from 6-9pm.
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The Charleston-based, non-profit organization People Against Rape, in partnership with the College of Charleston's Cougar Activities Board, is hosting the annual Take Back the Night event in Marion Square on Thursday, April 17th from 6-9pm. More>>

SC teacher accused of sleeping with student, pleads guilty

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Carol Ann Hope, 38, of Hartsville, pleaded guilty in Horry County court Wednesday to criminal sexual conduct with a minor. She taught in Chesterfield County but lived in Darlington County. In 2011, More>>

VIRAL: Baby squirrel wears cast for broken ankle

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City Wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center in Washington D.C. released a picture of one of their patients that went viral this week. More>>

Boy who received experimental drug from NC company, released from hospital

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Josh Hardy, a 7-year-old Virginia boy who received an experimental anti-viral drug made in the Research Triangle Park, has been discharged from a hospital in Memphis, Tenn. According to Hardy's mother More>>

Dismissed Clemson QB Kelly issues apology

Former Clemson QB Chad Kelly issues an apology. Former Clemson QB Chad Kelly issues an apology.
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CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Former Clemson quarterback Chad Kelly apologized for his behavior with the Tigers and believes he can learn from the experience. Kelly issued a statement Wednesday through his uncle, Dan Kelly, the vice president of Jim Kelly Inc. Chad Kelly is the nephew of former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly. Chad Kelly was dismissed from the team Monday by Clemson coach Dabo Swinney for a pattern of conduct detrimental to the team. Kelly argued with coaches on the sidelines of S... More>>

DSS director testifies before panel investigating child deaths Video included

SC Dept. of Social Services Director Lillian Koller testifies before the Senate DSS Oversight Subcommittee. SC Dept. of Social Services Director Lillian Koller testifies before the Senate DSS Oversight Subcommittee.
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The director of South Carolina's Department of Social Services is testifying before a Senate subcommittee created to investigate the agency. The investigation comes from claims that the agency missed cases of abuse that led to child deaths. County coroners have testified in previous meetings about investigating the deaths of children whose care was connected to DSS. Last month, a Greenville woman told lawmakers the agency misinformed her family about the difficulties of adopting a teenage b... More>>

Ten year old gives aid to the homeless Video included

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Wednesday, a ten-year-old boy hosted a food and clothing drive to help the homeless in Charleston. The drive took place at James Island Elementary. John Cromwell, a 5th grader at James Island Elementary School, wanted to do something for the homeless in the area.
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2 Your Health New technology keeps runners on the move

2 Your Health New technology keeps runners on the move

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There are few people who can boast running thousands of miles but Deanna Smith can.30 half marathons and 25 full marathons and dozens of running injuries.She hopes that new technology will end her running problems and keep her on the roadfor many more years.In just 48 hours, Smith will join the chorus of pounding feet during the cooper river bridge run."Running with 13 kids and we've been training for the run so i have to be ready," Smith said.The 6.2 miles is a hop and a skip for this athlet... More>>

Dorchester County Sheriff says new jail needed Video included

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Dorchester County will be getting a new jail located in Summerville near the Sheriff’s office. The existing facility is in St. George. The sheriff’s office says the facility is too small and overcrowded. The Dorchester County Sheriff’s office says there are a number of security issues due to the facility being out here in St. George vs. Summerville.. Inmate transportation back and forth, the age of the facility, overcrowding of the facility present security problems. “We’re rated at over ... More>>

Clemson gets a starting quarterback

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says senior Cole Stoudt is the team's starting quarterback coming out of spring, and injured freshman Deshaun Watson will have the chance to compete for the job this fall. More>>

MUSC surgeon sees Google Glass in future medical care

MUSC surgeon sees Google Glass in future medical care Video included

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Dr. Joe Sakran says it's pretty clear why Google Glass caught his eye, but it's possibilities are changing the way medicine will be practiced.
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Stingrays' Spencer Carbery named ECHL Coach of the Year

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The South Carolina Stingrays, along with the ECHL, announced today that Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Spencer Carbery has been named the league’s recipient of the John Brophy Award as ECHL Coach of the Year. “I'm very honored and proud to be selected as the ECHL Coach of the Year,” said Carbery. “I also feel very humbled because of all the exceptional coaches we currently have in this league and the impressive list of previous recipients. This award is a reflection of not only ... More>>

Bucs beat No. 6 Gamecocks, 4-1

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Charleston Southern head coach Stuart Lake put it simply, “this is as big a win as we’ve had at CSU.”The Buccaneers held No. 6 South Carolina hitless into the sixth inning to beat the Gamecocks, 4-1, on Tuesday night at Carolina Stadium.CSU notches its third win in five days to improve to 19-20. South Carolina falls to 28-8.CSU led from its opening at-bat to beat the Gamecocks for the first time since 1997. Leaving Columbia with a win over one of college baseball’s elite has extra meaning for... More>>

3 arrested after meth lab fire injures 6-year-old in Orangeburg County

3 arrested after neth lab fire injures 6-year-old in Orangeburg County 3 arrested after neth lab fire injures 6-year-old in Orangeburg County
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Three people are behind bars after a meth lab fire injures a 6-year-old girl in Eutawville, according to the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office.According to Sheriff Leroy Ravenell, officers were called 107 Cypress Shore in Eutawville on April 7 in reference to a fire in a camper caused by a hot plate. A hot plate was not located in the camper by the fire department but components were located in the cooking of methamphetamine.Four children were in the home during the time of the fire.24-year-... More>>

Deputies: Murder suspect boards school bus minutes after crime Video included

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A Harleyville murder suspect allegedly boarded a school bus filled with students just minutes after the crime, according to Deputies.Officials said Steve Elmore is accused of murdering Mark Anthony Daniel early Friday morning off of Iris Lane in Dorchester County.It's a small, two lane road that was Laura Williams' definition of tranquility until that morning."I just walked my granddaughter out to get on the bus," Williams said."I just heard a gunshot, and I came out the door, and I saw a gen... More>>

Things to do this weekend: Wadmalaw Island

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If you are looking for something to do this weekend, We may have your answer… It’s nearly 20 miles from downtown, around an hour from Summerville, we are talking about Wadmalaw Island… We start with the Charleston tea plantation, where you can drink all the tea you want and get a lesson on how tea is made from it’s very beginnings. “We are really the only tea plantation in America that has a factory that you can visit, you can walk in and see the tea being made during our harvest period fr... More>>

Firefighter hurt while battling Downtown Charleston fire

Firefighters work to clean up after overnight fire on Bull Street. Firefighters work to clean up after overnight fire on Bull Street.
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At 2:45 AM emergency personnel with the City of Charleston Fire Department, St. Andrews Fire Department, Charleston County EMS and City of Charleston Police Department were alerted to a possible structure fire in the 100 block of Bull Street.
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Medal ceremony for WWII Veteran aboard USS Yorktown Video included

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Senator Lindsey Graham visited Patriots Point today.WWII veteran Claude James Clifton, Jr. was awarded medals he did not receive after his service.
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VIRAL VIDEO: A flight attendant gives an unusual pre-flight safety announcement

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A SWA flight attendant is getting some attention after her pre-flight safety announcement has gone viral. Watch it above. More>>

Bank robbed at gun point in West Ashley

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Tuesday, Charleston City police received a call at 11:30 AM about a possible robbery at First Palmetto Bank in West Ashley. Officials say a male suspect entered the bank with a gun and demanded money. He was given an undisclosed amount and left the bank on foot. There were no injuries reported. Charleston City Police are still investigating. Stay with News 2 for the latest on this story. More>>

Moncks Corner neighbors on factory: "The smell is horrendous." Video included

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A factory in Moncks Corner is creating a stink, literally. "The smell is indescribable. It's horrendous. It's intolerable. It's unacceptable. It's absolutely disrupted our way of life," Daniel Barb said. Barb lives with his family just across the street from GenEarth just off of Oakley Road in Moncks Corner. According to its website, GenEarth is an environmentally friendly company that works to dispose of waste water, food processing wastes and products of food service businesses.The facility... More>>

Sen. Graham in Mt. Pleasant today for WWII medal ceremony

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
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A memeber of the "Greatest Generation" will be honored on the USS Yorktown with a medal ceremony.U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) will be in the Lowcountry to participate in the event.The ceremony starts at 1:30 p.m. More>>

Sen. Ted Cruz visiting Charleston Tuesday Video included

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a potential Republican presidential contender in 2016, is again visiting South Carolina. Cruz is scheduled to speak Tuesday at the Free Enterprise Foundation's annual awards dinner at The Citadel. The foundation, based at the state military college, is a research institution dedicated to fostering a greater understanding of free enterprise. It's the third time in a year that Cruz has visited South Carolina, site of the South's first GOP primary i... More>>

Mt. Pleasant police release photos of Groves burglary person of interest

Person of interest in burglary in Groves neighborhood in Mt. Pleasant. Person of interest in burglary in Groves neighborhood in Mt. Pleasant.
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Mount Pleasant police released two images showing a "person of interest" in a burglary Sunday afternoon.According to the homeowners, they left for only a short time when a stolen moving truck parked in their neighborhood provided the cover for thieves to kick-in the back door and start taking electronics to that truck.If you have any information on who this person is, call Crime Stoppers at (843) 554-1111. More>>

Officials to look at US-Canadian maritime effort

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The Canadian ambassador to the U.S. is joining officials from both countries in South Carolina for a look at a joint maritime law enforcement effort. The program, called Shiprider, is a joint project of the U.S. Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Law officers from both agencies work from the same vessels to enforce the law along waterways on the border. Ambassador Gary Doer is joining U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Peter Brown and others on Tuesday at the C... More>>

'Blood Moon'

Tuesday's celestial event

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When asked if excited about Tuesday morning’s lunar eclipse, Professor Terry Richardson says he is not waking up for the celestial event. Normally students would have a viewing party at the observatory but with all the cloud cover nothing was scheduled for April 15. "They're more disappointed since the forecast looks bad,” said Richardson about his astronomy students that would normally be among the sky watchers. ... More>>

2 Your Health Does spring bug you?

2 Your Health Does spring bug you?

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It's springtime and the living is bug-infested. Warmer temperatures may longer days, but it's also a time when insects are everywhere. And of course many can carry serious diseases. There are things you should look for to protect yourself? Mosquitoes can transmit the west nile virus, as well as eastern equine encephalitis.Fleas can cause bites that can itch and can turn into infections if scratched. Ticks can infect people with lye disease, and other serious problems. So arm yourself. When go... More>>

Kelly dismissed from Clemson Football

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Dabo Swinney, Head Coach of Clemson Football, annouced Monday that quarterback Chad Kelly has been dismissed from the football team. “I have dismissed Chad Kelly for conduct detrimental to our program,” stated Swinney. “He has had a pattern of behavior that is not consistent with the values of our program. I hope he will mature and grow from this and become the man and player I know he can be. I wish him nothing but the best in the future academically and athletically.” Kelly was a red-shirt... More>>

Local PTSD veteran support grows Video included

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A local PTSD group that meets to support our veterans is growing. They say more veterans are coming out with PTSD in the Low Country. The group says they have added a second location in North Charleston in addition to their group in Summerville. Counselors here in the Low Country say that they are seeing an increase in older veterans from wars like Vietnam coming forward, they say that’s why they’ve open a second location at the Red Cross in North Charleston. Frank Ruse is a 20 year navy... More>>

Sheriff's deputy arrested on weapons charges

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On Monday, Tony Riley, a deputy with the Berkeley County Sheriffs Office, was arrested by the ATF. He is being charged with two counts of selling a firearm to a prohibited person. The maximum penalty he could recieve is a fine of $250,000 and/or imprisonement for up to ten years for each count.The case was being investigated by the FBI. It has now been turned over to Assistant United States Attorney Nick Bianchi of the Charleston office for prosecution.Riley, a Sergent, was demoted from Lieu... More>>

Disabled veteran assaulted during armed robbery

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The Goose Creek Police Department is asking for help identifying the individuals that committed an armed robbery at Sunoco. More>>

Want neighbors to look out

Mount Pleasant burglary happened in broad daylight by thieves posing as movers Video included

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A couple from the Groves area of Mount Pleasant say a pair of crooks made away with more than $3000 worth of electronics from their home while they were away on Sunday afternoon. Helen Sanborn said she had only left to the grocery store to grab a few things and was away for some 30 minutes. It proved to be enough time for a pair of thieves with a budget rental truck. “I hit the remote to the garage and walked in thinking that maybe my husband got home before I di... More>>

DHEC wants public's help tracking West Nile in SC

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Public health officials are seeing the public's help in tracking the arrival of the West Nile virus in South Carolina. The Department of Health and Environmental Control says people can give the agency dead birds like blue jays, crows and finches for testing. DHEC is accepting the birds through Nov. 30. The agency has information on its website to help people safely handle and transport the birds. Officials say assistance from the public helps DHEC test a wider area and... More>>

Rick Santorum to speak in Charleston Monday

Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum is traveling to South Carolina for several Republican Party events. Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum is traveling to South Carolina for several Republican Party events.
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum is traveling to South Carolina for several Republican Party events. The Pennsylvania Republican plans to be in Charleston on Monday to give a keynote address at a lunch meeting of the Charleston County Republican Women. Later that day, he is planning to attend a meeting of the Charleston County Republican Committee at North Charleston City Hall. Santorum's office says he will also be attending private fundraisers in Charleston and Colu... More>>

Local runner remembers last year's Boston Marathon bombings Video included

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For Richard Blalock, last year's Boston Marathon was a race of opportunity.It was his chance to prove people wrong who said he would never be able to run again after losing his leg in 2009. "For me, it was almost like running the impossible dream because I never really thought I'd be able to run it," Blalock said. But, he was able to run the race. After months of training, Blalock qualified for the race. So, on April 15, 2013 Blalock and his two guides set out to conquer his dream. The race b... More>>

Turbo Tax Filers in SC May Encounter Delays Because of Potential Error Video included

You can curb ID Theft when a document is stolen by following key steps layed out by an FTC Report. You can curb ID Theft when a document is stolen by following key steps layed out by an FTC Report.
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Turbo Tax Filers in SC May Encounter Refund Delays Because of Potential Error More>>

Berkeley Middle School receives News 2 Cool School award. Video included

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News 2 presents Berkeley Middle School with our CoolSchool award. More>>

SC wife fatally shoots husband while 4 toddlers are in their home, police say

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A North Augusta woman is in jail after a deadly shooting.The shooting happened at the North Augusta Gardens Apartments on West Hugh Street, off Georgia Avenue.Investigators say 20-year-old Terry Cook More>>

Long-time substitute teacher told to "unfriend" students on Facebook

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Carol Thebarge, a long-time substitute teacher, is out of work after she was told she couldn't be friends with students on Facebook. Affectionately known as Mrs. T, Thebarge is 79 years old. She taught More>>

Berkeley Middle School students thrive in technology driven atmosphere Video included

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Tablets, digital document cameras, homework text alerts, Berkeley Middle School is proud of the many advantages the school's technology provides. More>>

2 Charleston area brothers found dead in Williamsburg County, coroner says

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Williamsburg County Coroner Harrison McKnight said someone found the bodies of two men around 11:30 Tuesday morning. More>>

Toddler now charged with attempted murder

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A 9-month-old Pakistani boy has now been charged and booked on attempted murder charges. His family members allegedly threw bricks at police trying to collect an unpaid gas bill in February. Police officials More>>

Mars, Earth and Sun set to be aligned Tuesday night

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Tuesday night something will happen that only takes place every two years. Mars, Earth and the sun will be arranged in a nearly-straight line. Mars reaches a point in its orbit called "opposition," when More>>

Sleepwalking 10-year-old grabs keys and smashes into parked cars, police say

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A sleepwalking child is believed to be the person responsible for several damaged cars. Toledo police say the 10-year-old girl was asleep when she left the house in her parents car. The 10-year-old's More>>

Father Charged In Child's Accidental Shooting Video included

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Sheriff's deputies say a 10 year old girl was killed in a shooting that involved her brother. Authorities say it appears to have been an accident. More>>

Oconee Co. Elementary Principal Arrested Video included

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Blue Ridge Elementary Principal, Idasa Cobb has been arrested on charges of failure to report child abuse or neglect, according to the Oconee County Detention Center. More>>

Best Buys Of April (And When You Should Wait)

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This month you'll find price cuts on some things you may not have expected, from sneakers to vacuums. More>>

Fort Dorchester High School student brings gun to school

Fort Dorchester High School student brings gun to school Fort Dorchester High School student brings gun to school
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North Charleston Police are investigating after a student brought a gun to school Friday morning. According to Dorchester District 2spokesperson Pat Raynor, thestudent had an unloaded gun in his pocket during gym class. Another student saw the gun when it fell from his pocket, and immediately reported it to the teacher. The gun was confiscated, and the student who had just transferred to Fort Dorchester High, was taken into custody by law enforcement. More>>

NC man picked up for trying to entice girl into vehicle with candy, according to police

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Police arrested a Newton man after he reportedly tried to kidnap an 11-year-old girl by offering her candy. The girl was walking along S. College Avenue around 6:20 Wednesday night when a man driving a More>>

North Charleston Creative Arts Elementary receives Cool School award Video included

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News 2 presents North Charleston Creative Arts Elementary with our Cool School award More>>

Mom of teen killed in crash pushes for law after disturbing Facebook posts

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With one click of button. Hundreds, sometimes thousands of people have access to a simple post. But when does posting go too far? It's been nearly a month since Sheila Quick's daughter, Allison English, More>>

Street collapses under pressure from water main break

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A gushing water main break led to a partial street collapse in several intersections in downtown Knoxville. Crews were alerted to street flooding from the break at 10:30 Wednesday night and they worked More>>

Man gets stuck in Mullins Arby's vent after trying to break-in, police say

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After spending the night in the air ventilator shaft inside the Mullins Arby's on Highway 76, a man was freed Tuesday morning. Police say the guy tried to break in sometime between midnight and 7 a.m. More>>

VIRAL VIDEO: Motorcycle Crashes Off Cliff

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SC House passes Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Treatment Research Act

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According to Representative Jenny Horne, the South Carolina House has passed the Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Treatment Research Act.Representative Jenny Horne introduced the bill after News 2 aired a story about 3-year-old Julian Castillo, who suffers dozens of seizures every day.Under the proposal, patients inSouth Carolina could legally use an oil derived from the marijuana plant under a doctor's care.According to the bill, the oil is not an illegal drug if the patient has a prescription o... More>>

NC teens busted for crime spree including murder; police say it was just for the thrill of it

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Four teenagers are charged in connection with a violent crime spree. Charlotte Mecklenburg Police say the crimes started early Sunday and ended with a man shot to death. Police said Randy Shawn Lloyd, More>>

North Charleston Creative Arts Elementary's arts program helps to develop and nurture student talent Video included

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Art, music, drama, dance, North Charleston Creative Arts Elementary is in its first year as an official school, and offers exciting programs for students. More>>

TN Substitute Teacher Accused of Stapler Assault on Students Video included

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The Carter County Sheriff's Office says a substitute teacher is behind bars after allegations surfaced that she stapled three students at Central Elementary School. The incident happened Monday, according More>>

Animated PSA shows dangers of texting and walking

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The dangers of texting and walking got a new sort of treatment in a public service announcement in Japan. More>>

Newest member of the News 2 team.... Video included

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After receiving a call from a viewer who noticed an alligator on the bank of the News 2 pond we snapped a few pictures.Welcome to the News 2 family. More>>

Army dad goes to extremes to teach daughter to clean her room

Photo supplied by Lewis Levine, who is not the father teaching the lesson. Photo supplied by Lewis Levine, who is not the father teaching the lesson. Photo supplied by Lewis Levine, who is not the father teaching the lesson. Photo supplied by Lewis Levine, who is not the father teaching the lesson.
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LUDOWICI, GA - A Fort Stewart soldier went to "extreme" lengths to teach his teenage daughter a lesson on Monday. More>>

Man behind the surfboard, dies at age 80

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Hobart "Hobie" Alter, whose development of the foam surfboard and the "Hobie Cat" sailboat brought masses to the water, has died. He was 80. A statement on the Hobie sporting goods website says Alter More>>

Do you know who owns this pig?

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St. Petersburg Police are wondering if you know the owner of this pig. More>>

Video shows man throwing punch at McDonald's drive-thru Video included

Howard Carl Wilson, 68, is charged with assault. Jail booking photo Howard Carl Wilson, 68, is charged with assault. Jail booking photo
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A Winter Haven man is charged with assault after cell phone video showed him throwing a punch at a woman in a McDonald's drive-thru. More>>

Millions of Vehicles Recalled, What You Need To Know

A recall sticker will be placed on the outside of your envelope to alert you of the defect. A recall sticker will be placed on the outside of your envelope to alert you of the defect.
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Millions of vehicles have been recalled from manufacturers GM and Nissan. Now you need to be on the alert for a recall notice for what to fix on your vehicle. More>>

North Charleston Police search for Wal-Mart robbery suspect

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Authorities are searching for a man, believed to involved in a robbery at the Wal-Mart on Dorchester Road at Oakbrook Monday.  More>>

Cool School: North Charleston Creative Arts Elementary Video included

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They are a new school, filled with exciting new opportunities and programs for students. North Charleston Creative Arts Elementary is our Cool School of the week. More>>

New Scam Targets Renters With Threat Of Arrest Video included

Scam Targets Renters Claiming They Owe Money Scam Targets Renters Claiming They Owe Money
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A new scam is targeting renters, claiming they will be arrested if they don't pay up. More>>

River Oaks Middle School receives News 2 Cool School award Video included

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News 2 presents River Oaks Middle School with our Cool School award. More>>

Pit bull mauls 4-year-old to death inside home

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A pit bull attack has led to the death of a 4-year-old in Houma, Louisiana. It happened inside an apartment complex where the family lives. Apparently the mother and daughter were watching TV when the More>>

Proposed legislation to stem meth production in SC

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A bill that would require prescriptions to buy cold medicines containing an ingredient used to make methamphetamine is on the agenda of a Senate Medical Affairs subcommittee Thursday. The bill allows retailers such as pharmacies to monitor the purchase of an illegal quantity of cold and allergy products containing ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and phenylpropanolamine by utilizing a centralized, state-wide electronic database. Drug users exploit the ephedrine-based products to produce and sell m... More>>

VIRAL VIDEO: Puppy To Adult In 40 Seconds

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Dunder goes from youngster to full grown in under a minute in this doggy time lapse video. More>>

River Oaks Middle students gain aviation knowledge and experience through unique Civil Air Patrol program Video included

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It's a cool and unique program at River Oaks Middle School. The Civil Air Patrol program allows students opportunities to learn about aviation and they actually get to fly airplanes. More>>

Cool School: River Oaks Middle School Video included

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River Oaks Middle School has well-rounded students, excelling in academics, fine arts, and athletics. We're in Dorchester county for our Cool School of the week. More>>

15 Motorcycles from charity ride in NC involved in crash

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The North Carolina State Highway Patrol said a multiple vehicle accident Saturday involving motorcycles closed the eastbound lanes of U.S. 64 near Wendell. The Highway Patrol said as many as 15 motorcycles More>>

Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell selected to be College of Charleston's next president Video included

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The Board of Trustees at the College of Charleston unanimously voted to select Lieutenant Governor Glenn McConnell as its 22nd president Saturday evening. This decision comes after the Board spent all of Saturday debating the three candidates. While the Board spent most of the day in Executive Session, the decision was made in the public. "We believe that Glenn McConnell is the best person to lead the College of Charleston, and we expect to quickly conclude the contract negotiations and forma... More>>

SC House subcommittee passes “Emma’s Law” to fight DUIs

Supporters of Emma’s Law packed a House hearing room Thursday morning Supporters of Emma’s Law packed a House hearing room Thursday morning
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A South Carolina House subcommittee unanimously passed "Emma's Law" Thursday morning, a bill aimed at preventing DUIs and saving lives. It's named after 6-year-old Emma Longstreet, who was killed by a drunken driver as Emma and her family were on their way to church in 2012.  More>>

NC school: Boy can carry 'My Little Pony' backpack

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Buncombe County school officials say a 9-year-old boy can use his "My Little Pony" backpack when he returns to class. More>>

Cainhoy Elementary Middle School receives News 2 Cool School award Video included

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News 2 presents Cainhoy Elementary Middle School with our Cool School award.All week we've shown you all the cool things taking place at Cainhoy Elementary Middle School in Berkeley county. Cainhoy has Palmetto Gold and Silver awards, and has made Adequate Yearly Progress, AYP three years in a row. Cainhoy Elementary Middle School promotes high academic standards in an environment of student-centered, technology enhanced instruction. The school has strong support from community and business ... More>>

Cainhoy Elementary Middle School's helping hands provide valued additional support Video included

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You've heard the saying, it takes a village. At Cainhoy Elementary Middle in Huger, that saying is a way of life, and has led to strong academic gains. More>>

NC Marine to be unit's 1st female sergeant major

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Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Lanette Wright is becoming the first female senior enlisted leader of a Marine Expeditionary Unit. Wright is scheduled to take over Friday in a 1 p.m. ceremony from Sgt. Maj. Octaviano More>>

Haut Gap Middle School receives Cool School award Video included

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News 2 presents Haut Gap Middle School with our Cool School award.  More>>

Bill Would Keep Common Core Standards in SC Schools, For Now

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The South Carolina Senate Education Committee approved a bill Wednesday that would keep Common Core Standards in state classrooms, but would review them no later than 2018. "Basically, the state's taking More>>

Haut Gap students take pride in Green and healthy living initiatives Video included

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Solar panels, composting, recycling, and wellness, The Advanced Studies Magnet Haut Gap Middle School on Johns Island is proud of it's green and healthy living initiatives. More>>

Cool School: Haut Gap Middle School Video included

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Strong academic gains, solar power green initiatives, the arts, community and business partnerships. There is a lot to be proud of at Haut Gap Middle, an advanced studies magnet school. More>>

Boston Public Schools pull condoms with suggestive wrappers; distribute generic ones instead

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Boston Public Schools give out free condoms to students who receive safe sex counseling. Recently some of the condoms they distributed had suggestive messages such as "Hump One", "One Lucky Lady", and More>>

Sedgefield Middle School receives Cool School award Video included

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News 2 presents Sedgefield Middle School with our Cool School award More>>

Sedgefield Middle School celebrates diverse student culture Video included

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More than a dozen countries, and several languages, all represented under one roof at Sedgefield Middle School in Berkeley county. More>>

NC couple marries in hospital so sick father can attend

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A North Carolina couple tied the knot on Friday at a hospital in Greensboro, so the bride's father could attend. Krystal and Michael Neddham were originally supposed to be married in June, but they changed More>>

Police ask for help finding missing Charleston woman

Zalia "Zia" Chas was last seen about 6:30 p.m. Saturday February 22, 2014 near I-26 and Cypress Street. Zalia "Zia" Chas was last seen about 6:30 p.m. Saturday February 22, 2014 near I-26 and Cypress Street.
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Charleston police are asking for help in finding an 18-year-old woman reported missing Saturday February 22, 2014. More>>

Cool School: Sedgefield Middle School Video included

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Academic improvement, excited students, Sedgefield Middle School in Berkeley county continues to make gains. We're in Goose Creek for our Cool School of the week. More>>

Police investigate West Ashley shooting

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Authorities say one person has been injured in a shooting near Citadel Mall Saturday afternoon.Charles Francis with the Charleston City Police Department says the shooting happened around 12:40 pm on Hazelwood More>>

Top students, schools earn academic accolades at QUEST Competition

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Students from 42 public schools throughout the tri-county area battled for top honors at the 28th Annual Quest Academic Competition held today at Trident Technical College. Students participated in four More>>

Palmetto Christian Academy Receives News 2 Cool School award Video included

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News 2 presents Palmetto Christian Academy with our Cool School award. More>>

Book with scenes of rape, torture OK'd by NC school board

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BOONE, N.C. (AP) - Watauga County school officials say teachers can still have their students read the book "The House of Spirits." The county board of education voted 3-2 Thursday night to allow continued More>>

Palmetto Christian Academy students extend helping hands around the world Video included

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Palmetto Christian Academy, an outreach ministry of East Cooper Baptist Church strives to make an impact on surrounding communities, and communities around the globe. More>>

Palmetto Christian Academy offers competitive and fun educational experience while developing well rounded students Video included

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Rigorous academics, competitive athletics, comprehensive arts program, all in a nurturing, faith focused environment. Palmetto Christian Academy in Mount Pleasant is our Cool School of the week. More>>

Cool School: Palmetto Christian Academy Video included

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Faith, family, fun, Palmetto Christian Academy places focus on developing well rounded students, nurturing academic, emotional, and spiritual growth. More>>

Arrests in Heather Elvis case do not slow search efforts

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Friday volunteers were still posted at the "Tip Tent" in Socastee even after the news of two arrests made in connection to the Heather Elvis case. While a majority of Horry County's focus was on the arrests More>>

USC Upstate, College of Charleston Budgets Cut Because of Required Books

SC House budget writers want to cut $70,000 from next year's budgets for USC Upstate and the College of Charleston SC House budget writers want to cut $70,000 from next year's budgets for USC Upstate and the College of Charleston
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SC House budget writers want to cut $70,000 from next year's budgets for USC Upstate and the College of Charleston because of gay-themed books they required their freshmen to read. More>>

St. Andrews Middle School receives Cool School award

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News 2 presents St. Andrews Middle School with our Cool School award. More>>

Attorney for Sumter County teacher accused of sexual assault says client is innocent of all charges

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Elizabeth Moss' attorney, Rose Mary Parham, released the following statement, "These allegations arose after Beth disciplined some of her students at school. She is innocent of all charges and looks forward to her day in court." More>>

Gov. Haley suspends Williamsburg County sheriff after wire fraud indictment

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COLUMBIA, SC (WBTW) - South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signed an executive order to suspend the Williamsburg County sheriff after being indicted on wire fraud charges. More>>

NC teen dies from bacterial infection

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The Orange County Health Department says 14 people who came in contact with an East Chapel Hill High School student who died Wednesday of a bacterial infection are on antibiotics. More>>

NC policeman took secret photos of teen girls in academy, officials say

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A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer is accused of secretly taking pictures of juvenile girls that captured parts of their underwear as they participated in the department's high school academy. More>>

St. Andrews Middle students excel through Odyssey of the Mind

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St. Andrews Middle School students are top notch when it comes to academic competitions. The school has stellar participation in a world creative problem solving competition, called the Odyssey of the Mind. More>>

Addlestone Hebrew Academy receives Cool School award Video included

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News 2 presents Addlestone Hebrew Academy with our Cool School award. More>>

Cool School: St. Andrews Middle School Video included

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Special programs, music, and unique clubs, St. Andrews Middle School is focused on making academic gains. We're in West Ashley for our Cool School of the week. More>>

Dorchester County families spend another day without power Video included

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It was certainly a rough day for power crews and those living in the dark since Wednesday. The power outage has forced thousands of residents to start thinking about a warm and well lit place to stay. More>>

NC college students charged after AK-47s, drugs found in apartment

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Police say they charged three men -- two of them ECU students -- and seized 7 guns and drugs from a Greenville apartment complex.The bust happened Thursday around 1:30 a.m. at an apartment off of Copper More>>

Cool School: Addlestone Hebrew Academy Video included

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They are a unique school that serves students across the Lowcountry. Addlestone Hebrew Academy in West Ashley is our Cool School of the week. Addlestone Hebrew Academy is Charleston's only Jewish community day school, with students from across the Lowcountry. The school, comprised of students from both Jewish and other faiths has been around for nearly sixty years. They have 135 students from 18 months to 8th grade. Addlestone takes pride in it's dual curriculum of Judaic and general studie... More>>

SC family shocked to find teen daughter's fake sex site profile

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Imagine if you saw your own picture staring back at you from a vulgar website. What about your child's picture? It's an issue WSPA-TV gets calls and emails about from viewers all the time. One Upstate More>>

Amazing video: Cheerleader flips, makes half-court shot -- again! Video included

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Last February, Ashlee Arnau hit a front-flip half-court shot in a video that quickly made the internet rounds.  Arnau --  a cheerleader at William Carey University in Mississippi -- managed to do it again More>>

Caught on tape: Woman steals TV reporter's car

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A Florida TV news reporter's camera was rolling when a woman decided to drive off with a Sarasota TV station's vehicle. News reporter Josh Taylor was investigating an alleged rental property scam when More>>

Stratford star commits to CSU, adds to impressive recruiting class Video included

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Stratford captain and linebacker Michael Simmons has already committed to Charleston Southern for football, contributing to a growing and thriving class full of Lowcountry talent. Simmons says he has More>>

Cane Bay High School receives Cool School award Video included

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News 2 presents Cane Bay High School with Cool School award. All week, we've shown you all the cool things taking place at Cane Bay High School in Berkeley county. Cane Bay is a diverse school located in Summerville, a Palmetto Gold award winning school with excellent ratings for two years in a row. The Cobras are tops when it comes to academics and the fine arts. Cane Bay High School values community support, and they make helping others in need a priority daily. Congratulations to the Ca... More>>

Cane Bay High School makes helping others a priority Video included

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Cane Bay High School values community support, and they make helping others in need a priority everyday. We're in Berkeley county for our Cool School of the week. Reaching out to help others in need is embedded in the DNA of Cane Bay High School. Fine arts students are creating bowls for charity. Art teacher Barbara Richardson says, "We're creating bowls that we're going to be selling for a fundraiser for helping hands of Goose Creek. We're donating them as part of the Super Bowls for Charity... More>>

SCs emergency plan working; No additional costs yet from storm

The SCDOT builds into its budget money for salt, sand, and plowing snow. The SCDOT builds into its budget money for salt, sand, and plowing snow.
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South Carolina's Emergency Management Division says the state's plan for handling a winter storm like this has worked well, and so far the storm has not cost state taxpayers any additional money. "Not More>>

Customers without electricity asked to limit water use

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Mount Pleasant Waterworks is asking customers without electricity to limit use of their water use. This would including flushing the toilet and running water for prolonged periods. Limiting use of the More>>

Cool School: Cane Bay High School Video included

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Cane Bay High School has a beautiful state of the art facility, and when it comes to arts and academics, major bragging rights as well. We're in Berkeley county for our Cool School of the week. Cane Bay High school is a diverse school located in the Berkeley county area of Summerville. The school opened six years ago, and now has 15-hundred students. Cane Bay is a Palmetto Gold award winning school, with excellent ratings for two years in a row. They offer the most advanced placement course... More>>

Williams Memorial Elementary receives Cool School award Video included

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News 2 presents Williams Memorial Elementary with our cool school award. All week, we've shown you all the cool things taking place at Williams Memorial Elementary in Dorchester county. Williams Memorial Elementary is a diverse school in Dorchester District Four with 720 students, in pre-k through fifth grade. Williams is a good and excellent rated school, with Palmetto Gold and Silver awards. Williams provides students with a variety of arts, sports, and extra curricular activities to ke... More>>

Vehicle crash into North Charleston business

Vehicle crash into North Charleston business Video included

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North Charleston police and firefighters are are currently on the scene of a vehicle crash at Gerald's Tires and Brakes on Rivers Avenue.Officials responded to the accident at the Brake and Tire Service Center at 4900 Rivers Ave, around 6:17am Thursday morning.No word on any injuries at this time. More>>

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  • 4/20: marijuana legalization advocates quiet in the Lowcountry

    4/20: marijuana legalization advocates quiet in the Lowcountry

    Sunday, April 20 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-04-20 19:01:05 GMT
    April 20th is the day marijuana advocates have long used to promote the drug's legalization. At a smoke shop on Folly Road Sunday, no customers would discuss marijuana use, but admitted to waiting outside four hours before the store opened its doors so they could invest in deals on pipes. Meanwhile in Denver this weekend, business is booming. The state claims millions of dollars in revenue since pot was legalized and the once feared crime increase has not materialized. Vape pens are essentia...
    April 20th is the day marijuana advocates have long used to promote the drug's legalization. At a smoke shop on Folly Road Sunday, no customers would discuss marijuana use, but admitted to waiting outside four hours before the store opened its doors so they could invest in deals on pipes. Meanwhile in Denver this weekend, business is booming. The state claims millions of dollars in revenue since pot was legalized and the once feared crime increase has not materialized. Vape pens are essentia...
  • Beer bill aims to bring big brewers to South Carolina

    Beer bill aims to bring big brewers to South Carolina

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:04 AM EDT2014-04-20 12:04:32 GMT
    A bill filed this week could be a game changer for South Carolina beer breweries. "It will increase production, right now they're limited to 2,000 barrels of beer a year. This would really raise the stakes to 500,000," Brook Bristow, attorney for the SC Beer Association said. Bristow wrote the bill that's called the "Stone Bill," intended to lure Stone Brewing to the Palmetto State. They're a west coast brewery looking to expand on the east coast. Opponents say this bill could hurt local busi...
    A bill filed this week could be a game changer for South Carolina beer breweries. "It will increase production, right now they're limited to 2,000 barrels of beer a year. This would really raise the stakes to 500,000," Brook Bristow, attorney for the SC Beer Association said. Bristow wrote the bill that's called the "Stone Bill," intended to lure Stone Brewing to the Palmetto State. They're a west coast brewery looking to expand on the east coast. Opponents say this bill could hurt local busi...
  • Coast Guard responds to reports of pollution

    Coast Guard responds to reports of pollution

    Coast Guard responds to reports of pollution

    Sunday, April 20 2014 6:48 AM EDT2014-04-20 10:48:36 GMT
    The Coast Guard is responding to reports of pollution from an unknown source causing pools of thick, purple diesel-type product and sheens in the water at Bristol, Ashley River, and Charleston City Marinas Saturday night.
    The Coast Guard is responding to reports of pollution from an unknown source causing pools of thick, purple diesel-type product and sheens in the water at Bristol, Ashley River, and Charleston City Marinas Saturday night.
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