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    NC college students create nail polish to help protect women from date rape

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    Students in the Materials Science Engineering department at North Carolina State University teamed up to invent a nail polish that changes color when it comes in contact with date-rape drugs. Rohypnol, Xanax, and GHB often go undetected because they are often odorless and colorless. Rohypnol, used to be in white tablet form but recently it's been formulated as to be green with a blue core. The manufacturer made the change to try and identify tampered drinks at clubs. But generic versions of... More>>

    Heat can kill; know the safety tips to prevent tragedy

    Two 13-month-old toddlers from the Pee Dee died after being left in hot cars in 2014. Two 13-month-old toddlers from the Pee Dee died after being left in hot cars in 2014.
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    Nearly every 10 days, a child dies from being left in a hot vehicle. Wednesday, a 3-year-old boy in Southern California died after becoming trapped in a hot car. Police say he was playing alone in the front yard of his home, while his parents and older brother napped inside. Somehow the boy became trapped in the car and the was later found unresponsive. No word on how long the boy was inside the car. He was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.Police don't suspect foul play, no ... 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>>

    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>>

    SC bunny owner creates wheelchair for disabled pet

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    Scooty Poof, is a disabled bunny who needed some assistance to get around.Her owner came up with a way to help Scooty Poof out. Laura McClellan created a mini wheelchair for the adopted bunny.McClellan says Scooty Poof's back legs don't work properly because she had babies too young. McClellan says she is starting to outgrow her wheelchair but she hasn't made a bigger one yet. Scooty also getsto roam on herown without... More>>

    Tornado backdrop for wedding photos

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    Wedding pictures are supposed to capture that special moment like no other. Colleen Niska definitely captured quite a moment for a couple tying the knot in Saskatchewan, Canada. The unnamed couple was posing for pictures when professional photographer Colleen Niska started snapping pictures with a tornado in the background.The couple and Colleen had never seen a tornado before and it was miles away. They had already tied the knot and wanted to get the dramatic shot walking down the road with ... More>>

    Homemade air conditioners for $8

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    There are some very clever folks out there! These homemade air-conditioner instructions will help you skip the expense of air conditioning this summer.
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    VIRAL VIDEO: Cute 'Ninja' Kitten Shows Doberman Who's Boss

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    This dog vs. cat video is going viral. More>>

    Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus Comes to Virginia

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    The Chikungunya virus has rarely been seen in the Commonwealth but the CDC reports six Virginians have been infected this year alone. More>>

    Rate of teachers leaving Hannah-Pamplico High School "alarming" Video included

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    Teachers are leaving Hannah-Pamplico High School in what some parents say are alarming numbers.  More>>

    Cell phones for soldiers

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    Cell Phones for Soldiers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides free communication tools to active duty military members and veterans. More>>

    NC bride-to-be rescues snorkeler from drowning at beach

    Haley Todd (Facebook image) and an image of a past weddding at the Oceanic Restaurant at Wrightsville Beach (also from Facebook) Haley Todd (Facebook image) and an image of a past weddding at the Oceanic Restaurant at Wrightsville Beach (also from Facebook)
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    A North Carolina bride-to-be saved a man from drowning this past weekend while she was checking out a possible rehearsal dinner spot on Wrightsville Beach, WECT-TV reported.
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    Gas prices keep falling in SC

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    South Carolina, June 9- Average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina have fallen 2.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.39/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,028 gas outlets in South Carolina. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.63/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in South Carolina during the past week, prices Sunday were 19.3 cents per gal... More>>

    Mom wants answers after bus aide seen hitting autistic son Video included

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    Lori Lamb tells News Channel 8 she's lost all trust in the Pasco County School District. A bus camera captured a bus aide hitting her 10-year-old autistic son, Jeffery. When Lamb saw the video, she broke down. "He's a big man," Lori said. "He's not some 98 pound weakling. He's 57 years old. Shame on him." The disturbing video shows the man, investigators tell us is James Lambert, hitting the boy, threatening him with a fist, and then slapping him again. Lambert is out of jail on bond and f... More>>

    Mothers, grandmothers at the bar? Leaders' plan to stop late night violence Video included

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    The list grows: In North Charleston, four people were shot at Club Camouflage and three people were shot after a fight at Willie's. The brother of Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White was shot and killed after an altercation outside Lake House on James Island. Then Friday morning four people were shot after leaving Honey Bees night club in North Charleston. "Until you get active in your community in stopping this violence. Don't go to the bars. If you really want to have fun, you can't ... More>>

    VIRAL VIDEO: What Happens When You Boil Coke

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    Do you drink soda? Check this out. More>>

    Caught on video: Wedding party ends up in lake as dock collapses during photo shoot

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    More than 20 members of a wedding party – including the bride and groom – took a dip in a lake when the dock they were standing on collapsed. T... More>>

    VIRAL VIDEO: Sunbather Has Close Call With Landing Plane

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    Animal Planet series will feature man who lives and works on the Great Pee Dee River Video included

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     A new Animal Planet series called "American River Renegades" will feature one man who lives and works on the Great Pee Dee River. More>>

    Special Taste of the Market will honor hometown heroes

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    On June 19 Taste of the Market will honor local civil servants, military personnel, hometown heroes and community leaders. More>>

    Videos of cat in shark costume riding Roomba hits 13 million views

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    HOUSTON - Max the cat is becoming very popular and has recently hit 2 milestones - 13 million views and 13 years old. More>>

    Mother bear scoops up cub near busy highway; all caught on video

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    A Black Bear rescued her cub on a busy stretch of roadway and it was all caught on video. It happened at Kootenay National Park, Canada. Tornado hunter, Ricky Forbes captured it on video. It shows the tiny cub backing away from the traffic and then the momma bear reaching down and plucking it to safety. The mother bear scooped up the baby in her mouth and got it to safety. More>>

    VIRAL VIDEO: Horse Playing In Kiddie Pool

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    This horse is having a blast splashing and rolling in a kiddie pool. More>>

    VIRAL VIDEO: Man Plants Tree In Massive Pothole

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    An Indianapolis realtor who is fed up with the city's pothole problem took matters into his own hands. At the end of his video prank, he left the mayor's phone number and urged people to call to "adopt a pothole today." More>>

    Second Annual Sweet Grass Music Festival is May 2-3

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    The second annual Sweet Grass Music Festival will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 2-3, 2014 at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant, S.C., across from the beautiful Charleston Harbor. More>>

    Annual North Charleston Arts Festival Set for May 2-10

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    The annual North Charleston Arts Festival is just one month away, set to kick off on May 2 and conclude on May 10. More>>

    Culinary Tours presents Taste of the Market in May

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    Charleston Culinary Tours presents a special Taste of the Market on May 15th at 6-8:30pm at the Palmetto Carriage lot on Anson Street by the City Market that celebrates local civil servants, military personnel, hometown heroes and community leaders.
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    VIRAL VIDEO: Tiny Hamsters Eating Tiny Burritos

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    In the late 90s the Internet brought you dancing hamsters. Look how far we've come. More>>

    VIRAL VIDEO: Clever Dog Plays Fetch With Himself

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    Super clever Jack Russell dog plays fetch with himself up and down some steps in London, UK. 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>>

    5th annual Walk Against Domestic Violence

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    The 5th Annual Community WALK AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE will take place on Saturday April 12, 2014, at St. Johns High School Running Tracks, 1518 Main Road, Johns Island, SC, at 8:30 a.m.. More>>

    Tips and information for the 2014 Cooper River Bridge Run Video included

    The Cooper River Bridge Run is set for April 5th, 2014 The Cooper River Bridge Run is set for April 5th, 2014
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    The Cooper River Bridge Run is set for April 5th, 2014. Knowing where to park, what time roads will close and where to claim lost property all will play a part in helping you have a more memorable experience. 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>>

    6th grader sets Girl Scout cookie record

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    An Oklahoma City Girl Scout has some major bragging rights. The sixth-grader sold more than 18,000 boxes of cookies, a new personal record as well as world record. Katie Francis has plenty to celebrate 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>>

    News 2 and WEZL 103.5 invite you to the Blood Drive for Life

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    Celebrate March is Red Cross Month and become an everyday hero by giving the gift of life for patients in need. 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>>

    2013 20 Days of Giving Video included

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    Thanks to your donations we have had so much success with Toys for Tots over the last 25 years that we have decided to significantly expand the drop off locations in 2013 for this great cause. More>>

    News 2 Special Report - Gender lines of playtime Video included

    Watch the News 2 Special Report - Gender lines of playtime Tuesday at 6 p.m. Watch the News 2 Special Report - Gender lines of playtime Tuesday at 6 p.m.
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    A girl playing with an soldier action figure or a boy playing with Barbie dolls... If your child likes to play with these toys should you be worried? More>>

    News 2 Special Report - School Bus Safety Video included

    Watch News 2's Special Report - School Bus Safety Thursday at 6pm. Watch News 2's Special Report - School Bus Safety Thursday at 6pm.
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    Is your child safe on the school bus? Thursday at 6 p.m. News 2's Veronica Macias investigates. More>>

    News 2 Special Report: Food For Thought Video included

    Watch News 2's Special Report: Food For Thought Tuesday at 6pm. Watch News 2's Special Report: Food For Thought Tuesday at 6pm.
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    Tuesday at 6 p.m. learn how one Lowcountry school district is working to prevent lunchroom waste fill students with healthy food to focus their minds. More>>

    News 2 Special Report - The Wounds of War Video included

    Thursday at 6pm News 2's Cuthbert Langley will explore the challenges faced by many veterans as they return home in the Special Report: Wounds of War. Thursday at 6pm News 2's Cuthbert Langley will explore the challenges faced by many veterans as they return home in the Special Report: Wounds of War.
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    For many soldiers war and combat continue when they return home. More>>

    Special Report - Dishonorable Practice Video included

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    The Veterans Support Organization claimed it gave more than 70% of its donations directly to veterans. More>>

    2 Your Health Special Report - Surviving Sickle Cell Video included

    Thursday at 6pm in a Special Report - Surviving Sickle Cell, Carolyn Murray will profile a child with sickle cell and discuss the causes, symptoms and treatments for the disease. Thursday at 6pm in a Special Report - Surviving Sickle Cell, Carolyn Murray will profile a child with sickle cell and discuss the causes, symptoms and treatments for the disease.
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    Sickle Cell Anemia is a hereditary blood disorder caused by an abnormal type of hemoglobin called hemoglobin S. Hemoglobin is a protein inside red blood cells that carries oxygen. More>>

    2 Your Health Special Report - Weigh it forward Video included

    The 2 Your Health Special Report - Weigh it forward premieres Tuesday November 5 at 6 p.m. The 2 Your Health Special Report - Weigh it forward premieres Tuesday November 5 at 6 p.m.
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    Tuesday November 5 Carolyn Murray will introduce you to a Lowcountry woman battling her weight and weight related health issues who is getting a second chance to live a healthy life. More>>

    Special Report - Haunted History in Charleston, South Carolina Video included

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    Every year tourists flood the downtown streets of Charleston, SC for the culture and history. Many visitors come to explore the Holy City's Haunted History. More>>

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    • Numerous reports of bed bugs at popular Charleston hotel

      Numerous reports of bed bugs at popular Charleston hotel

      Sunday, August 31 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-09-01 03:33:06 GMT
      A family says that when they checked out of the Comfort Inn in downtown Charleston, they realized they weren't alone in their room…and that they had been bitten by bed bugs overnight."We ended up with a room that had known bedbugs."Dr. Vivian Bea says she and her family are in the process of moving and decided to book a few nights at the Comfort Inn on Bee Street to unwind for the long holiday weekend. However, when the family woke up on Saturday morning in room 504, Vivian says they noticed ...
      A family says that when they checked out of the Comfort Inn in downtown Charleston, they realized they weren't alone in their room…and that they had been bitten by bed bugs overnight."We ended up with a room that had known bedbugs."Dr. Vivian Bea says she and her family are in the process of moving and decided to book a few nights at the Comfort Inn on Bee Street to unwind for the long holiday weekend. However, when the family woke up on Saturday morning in room 504, Vivian says they noticed ...
    • World's largest gator caught and finally in record books

      World's largest gator caught and finally in record books

      Friday, June 20 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-06-20 21:42:31 GMT
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      A group of hunters from Texas now hold the world record for the largest American alligator caught legally. Justin Wells, of Bossier City, Louisiana, along with his three friends, Ryan Haltom, Tommy Bass and Jarrett Janus,caught the gator seven years ago in the Chalk Creek.
      A group of hunters from Texas now hold the world record for the largest American alligator caught legally. Justin Wells, of Bossier City, Louisiana, along with his three friends, Ryan Haltom, Tommy Bass and Jarrett Janus,caught the gator seven years ago in the Chalk Creek.
    • August Mugshots

      August Mugshots

      Monday, August 11 2014 4:01 PM EDT2014-08-11 20:01:35 GMT
      August arrests in Upstate South Carolina and western North Carolina.
      August arrests in Upstate South Carolina and western North Carolina.
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    • Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial to begin

      Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial to begin

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:11 AM EDT2014-09-02 06:11:09 GMT
      Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a judge with the start of the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.
      Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a federal judge at the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.
    • $2.4B Revel casino to shut down early Tuesday

      $2.4B Revel casino to shut down early Tuesday

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:01 AM EDT2014-09-02 06:01:16 GMT
      Little more than two years after opening with high hopes of turning around Atlantic City's struggling casino market, Revel will close its doors Tuesday morning.
      Little more than two years after opening with high hopes of turning around Atlantic City's struggling casino market, Revel will close its doors Tuesday morning.
    • 9-foot Joe Frazier statue rising in Philadelphia

      9-foot Joe Frazier statue rising in Philadelphia

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:51 AM EDT2014-09-02 05:51:17 GMT
      Busloads of tourists line up every day in Philadelphia to take photos with a statue of Rocky Balboa, the fictional heavyweight fighter made famous by Sylvester Stallone.
      Busloads of tourists line up every day in Philadelphia to take photos with a statue of Rocky Balboa, the fictional heavyweight fighter made famous by Sylvester Stallone.
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