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    C of C men's basketball coach was fired Tuesday. C of C men's basketball coach was fired Tuesday.

    College of Charleston hires new basketball coach

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    The College of Charleston announced a new head coach for the men's basketball team Tuesday evening.Earl Grant, currently an assistant coach at Clemson, will be replacing former Head Coach Doug Wojcik after Wojcik was fired amid allegations of verbal abuse.RELATED: CofC coach firedGrant is no stranger to the Lowcountry. He played basketball for Stall High School and started his coaching career at the Citadel in 2002 before spending six seasons under Gregg Marshall at the College of Charleston.... More>>

    College of Charleston looks to admit top ten percent of local high schools to gain more diverse students

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    Berkeley, Dorchester and Charleston County students who worked hard to land a spot in the top ten percent of their high school could soon gain automatic acceptance to a nearby college.The College of Charleston is working to give automatic acceptance to those students in an effort to meet their diversity goals.Right now the diversity numbers at the college are slim. In 2013, they only had 15% minorities and about 64% of their overall student body is female."We are hoping this initiative will p... More>>

    Maley investigating whether disabled overbilled

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    South Carolina's inspector general says he's launching an investigation into whether disabled residents are being overcharged for their care.Patrick Maley told The Associated Press on Tuesday he has no timeline on his investigation but aims to report his findings as soon as possible for the sake of potential victims.His inquiry comes after a former commissioner for the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs went public with allegations that several of the agency's providers were incorre... More>>

    West Ashley man admits to deputies that he poured anti-freeze into his neighbor's yard to kill their dog

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    A West Ashley man is facing a cruelty to animals charge after deputies say he admits to pouring anti-freeze into his neighbor's yard to kill their dog.Mary Sutton says the neighborhood and street she lives on, Avalon Circle, is a nice, quiet part of West Ashley. "It's really pet friendly. Everybody's always walking their dogs... there's more pets than kids."That's why the crime her neighbor is accused of is so hard to imagine. "It was a pretty little dog. You know, nobody should do nothing li... More>>

    Top SC neuroscientist taking position at Rutgers

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    A top neuroscientist from the Medical University of South Carolina is joining Rutgers University as director of its recently founded Brain Health Institute. The New Jersey university announced Tuesday that Gary Aston-Jones will head the institute it created last year to conduct research into brain disorders. It includes scientists in New Brunswick, Piscataway, Newark and Camden. For the past eight years, Aston-Jones has been director of the Neuroscience Institute and the Center for Cognitive ... More>>

    Swinney: 3 suspended Clemson players to return

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    CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Three players suspended from No. 23 Clemson's opening week at loss at Georgia are returning to face South Carolina State on Saturday.Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said that left guard David Beasley, defensive end Corey Crawford and defensive back Garry Peters would be back this week after missing the 45-21 loss to the Bulldogs because of one-game suspensions announced in March.The three, along with Shaq Anthony, an offensive lineman who announced his transfer from Clemson las... More>>

    McClellanville man sentenced to 20 years for Georgetown nightclub shooting

    21-year-old Joshua Rashaun Taylor. 21-year-old Joshua Rashaun Taylor.
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    Thursday August 28, 2014, 21-year-old Joshua Rashaun Taylor was sentenced to 20 years in prison for Assault and Battery of a High and Aggravated Nature and a concurrent sentence of 5 years for Possession of a Weapon During the Commission of a Violent Crime. More>>

    Police arrest man after he crashes through Mount Pleasant laundromat Video included

    23-year-old Caleb Sawchuk crashed into a laundromat on Highway 17 Tuesday 23-year-old Caleb Sawchuk crashed into a laundromat on Highway 17 Tuesday
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    Police in Mount Pleasant arrested 23-year-old Caleb Sawchuk Tuesday after the vehicle he was driving crashed into a laundromat on Highway 17 North. More>>

    Suspect wanted for attempted armed robbery in Marion Square

    Surveillance photos were taken approximately 10 minutes prior to the incident. (Please take notice of the heavily tattooed left arm in this photo). Surveillance photos were taken approximately 10 minutes prior to the incident. (Please take notice of the heavily tattooed left arm in this photo).
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    Sunday August 31, 2014 at 10:05 p.m., a suspect, white or possibly Hispanic, 507-509, with tattoos on his left arm, wearing all black and a bandana on his head) approached two victims in Marion Square asking for money. More>>

    Spurrier: RB Davis likely to play vs East Carolina

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says injured tailback Mike Davis has received treatment on his bruised ribs the past few days and is likely to see action Saturday night when the 21st-ranked Gamecocks take on East Carolina.Davis hurt himself in the loss to Texas AM last week. Spurrier thought his 1,000-yard rusher would be "sort of doubtful" to play this week. But the coach said Tuesday it was looking like Davis would be well enough to play.The junior gained 1,183 yar... More>>

    Officials identify victim of fatal shooting Monday in Awendaw Video included

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    Tuesday September 2, 2014, at approximately 5:45 a.m., Manning Isiah Milligan, of Seewee Road, was arrested by the Charleston County Sheriff's Office for Murder and Possession of firearm during the Commission of a Violent Crime. More>>

    Riley Park's playing field, groundskeeper earn SCSTMA awards

    The SAL Sports Turf Managers Association has named Riley Park as the league's "Professional Baseball Field of The Year" and Mike Williams again claimed the annual "Groundskeeper of the Year" Award.  The SAL Sports Turf Managers Association has named Riley Park as the league's "Professional Baseball Field of The Year" and Mike Williams again claimed the annual "Groundskeeper of the Year" Award.
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    The playing field at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park has once again been recognized as the "Best Playing Field" in the South Atlantic League and as a result, the popular head groundskeeper has engineered yet one more award. 
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    Kraft Foods recalls over 7,500 cases of Kraft American Singles

    No complaints or illnesses have been reported. If you have one of the affected packages, return it to the store where it was purchased for a full refund. No complaints or illnesses have been reported. If you have one of the affected packages, return it to the store where it was purchased for a full refund.
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    Kraft Foods announces a voluntary recall of more than 7,500 cases of craft singles cheese slices. More>>

    Blitz On 2 - Week 1 High School Football schedule & scores Video included

    Blitz On 2 Week 1 all the high school football highlights from around the Lowcountry. Blitz On 2 Week 1 all the high school football highlights from around the Lowcountry.
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    For all the High School Football highlights from around the Lowcountry tune in to Blitz On 2 with Brendan Clark Friday night at 11:10 p.m. only on News 2. More>>

    Orangeburg man wanted for murder

    Carlos Andrew Gaines is wanted for murder. Carlos Andrew Gaines is wanted for murder.
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    The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office is asking for the community's help in locating a 28-year-old Orangeburg man wanted for murder..
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    News 2 kicks off Cool Schools 2014-2015

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    Our Cool School segments will begin the week of September 22nd.

     

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    Cher coming to North Charleston; tickets go on sale Friday, September 5

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    Cher is adding shows to her "D2K Tour 2014" including one in North Charleston on November 19 with tickets going on sale Friday, September 5. More>>

    Body found in Awendaw with apparent gunshot wound Video included

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    The Charleston County Sheriff's and Coroner's offices are investigating an apparent homicide in Awendaw. More>>

    First ever "Watersports Week" coincides with "Restaurant Week" in Charleston Video included

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    A historically slow week for tourism begins today, and in an effort to turn things around, people in the city of Charleston are working to keep the spirit of summer spending alive.Whether it's dining out with family or taking a boat ride with friends, summer or not, in Charleston, it's hard to be bored. But as summer ends and many tourists leave, business unfortunately slows down.In an effort to combine some of Charleston's greatest assets and keep money coming in, this week after Labor Day k... More>>

    Officials investigating car fire on Folly

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    Emergency crews responded to a car fire on Folly Beach Monday evening.Folly Beach Public Safety says they responded to the Old Coast Guard Base on the east end of Folly Beach on Labor Day for a car fire.No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.This is a developing story. Check back for updates. More>>

    Woman found it in Summerville

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    A News 2 viewer found a Marine's graduation ring while More>>

    At least four fatalities end the weekend, as well as the "100 Deadly Days"

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    There were four Lowcountry deaths over the weekend.Labor day marks the end of theHighway Patrol's"Target Zero" campaign, aimed at eliminating fatalities during the "100 Deadly Days." Although, Charleston, Berkeley and Beaufort didn't stop at zero.Saturday morning at 12:49, 55-year-old Sedaris Mabry of Moncks Coroner, was struck by a truck on North Live Oak Drive. According to the Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury, the accident happen near Berkeley Middle School. The truck left the scene ... More>>

    The St. Paul's Music Festival is going strong this Labor Day

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    The 2014 St. Paul's Music Festival is being held by the Towns of Ravenel and Hollywood this Labor Day. The TAMS will finish up the lineup the afternoon at 6:00pm. The event is being held at Wide Awake Park in Hollywood at 5053 Trexler Ave.Gate prices: Adult $15.00/Children $5.00. More>>

    Horry County looks at first aid stands at beach

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    Horry County officials want to add three first aid stations to some popular beaches near North Myrtle Beach. County Councilman Brent Schulz told The Sun News of Myrtle Beach that the first aid stations would be staffed and would give people at the beach a place to get out of the sun and get treatment for minor problems. The stations would be placed at the end of streets by the beach. Schulz says he has heard they are popular in Florida and California. Officials will meet with North Beach Serv... More>>

    2 women, 4 kids hurt in Lake Keowee jet ski wreck

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    Authorities say two jet skis collided on Lake Keowee, injuring the two drivers and four children who were riding along. Department of Natural Resources spokesman Robert McCullough said one of the jet skis ran over the other one around 7 p.m. Sunday on the lake near Cane Creek. McCullough says the two women driving the jet skis were critically injured and taken to the hospital by helicopter. Each woman had two children behind her. McCullough says the children weren't as badly injured. McCullou... More>>

    South Carolina political campaign goes to the dogs

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    In some ways, political campaigning has gone to the dogs in South Carolina. With dogs in almost half of American homes, a number of South Carolina politicians feature their pet dogs in television ads, on websites and on Facebook pages. The best-known seems to be Boots, the bulldog who appears with Republican Henry McMaster in his TV ads for lieutenant governor. College of Charleston political scientist Gibbs Knotts says dogs are part of American culture more than ever before and a dog in an a... More>>

    2 children die when boat capsizes on Lake Hartwell

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    Authorities say a 9-year-old and a 5-month-old boy have died after a boat capsized on Lake Hartwell. The Anderson County Coroner's Office told local media outlets that the older boy, Christian Henderson, was pulled from the water and could not be resuscitated, while divers found the baby, Timothy Dragoo, about four hours after the boat flipped. Neither child was wearing a life jacket. Department of Natural Resources spokesman Robert McCullough says the pontoon boat was pulling into a dock on ... More>>

    CofC has 2 finalists for the next head basketball coach

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    The College of Charleston has decided on two finalists to take over as head basketball coach. More>>

    UPDATE: 2 senators want US to arm Ukraine forces

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    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Two prominent U.S. senators say the Obama administration should not only push for tougher sanctions on Russia for its role in Ukraine, but should also send weapons to help Ukraine defend itself.
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    Suspected serial bank robber strikes again

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    (CNN) -- Authorities are on the hunt for a suspected serial bank robber after he struck again this month after a nearly two-year hiatus. The suspect is said to have held up the First Nebraska Bank in Nebraska City, Nebraska, on August 22.
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    Numerous reports of bed bugs at popular Charleston hotel Video included

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    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 ... More>>

    Remembering french town of Sainte Mere Eglise liberated on D-Day

    French citizens honored during WWII anniversary ceremony at Patriots Point

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    Tomorrow marks the 75th anniversary of the beginning of World War II. At 5:45 in the morning , local time, a German battleship opened fire on Polish troops in Danzig.The shelling started Nazi Germany's invasion of Poland and the beginning of a war that would last nearly six years and result in the deaths of more than 45 million people. More>>

    Pedestrians seriously hurt

    Charges escalate to Reckless Homicide in Folly hit-and-run

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    The Charleston County Sheriff's Office said Andrew Robert Lanzaro was arrested on Saturday morning, after he reportedly struck two pedestrians and fled the scene at about 2:15 a.m. The incident happened on West Ashley Avenue between 2nd and 3rd Street. Two people werestruck by a 2004 Honda CRV, when itswerved off the road. Authorities said the car,which belongs to Lanzaro,was located by the Folly Beach Police Department at his residence. The vehicle had severe front end damage to the windshie... More>>

    Music and water take over the Joe on Sunday Video included

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    Say goodbye to summer in epic fashion while raising funds for Windwood Farm. The DELUGE Concert, featuring 300,000 gallons of water, live bands and water-based games and fun, takes place at Joe Riley Park on August 31. According to Event Producer, Rebecca Gosnell, "No one in their right mind would turn out for an outdoor concert in August, unless of course it was under a deluge of water. So we will be pumping 300,000 gallons over the stadium seats, down from the second floor roof and the spri... More>>

    College football game day means big business in the Low Country Video included

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    Clemson's season opener ended not long ago, with the 16th ranked Tigers taking on number 12 Georgia. In the Low Country, these games also mean big business for local sports bars, and for stores that sell sports merchandise. "It has been busy from what I can see." Danielle Glassberg says when she married her husband; she was also married into the Clemson football fan base."We are buying our Clemson shirts for the season. We are going to a game in a couple of weeks so we need to make sure we ar... More>>

    Dispatch confirms a crews are responding to a fire at McCrady's

    Fire reported at popular downtown restaurant

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    Fire crews are responding to a fire at McCrady's on East Bay Street. Dispatch tells News 2 that the fire was called in alittle after 2:30 p.m. News 2 has a crew on the way. More>>

    Jasper County Plantation Employees Charged With Killing Protected Hawks, Owls

    Jasper County Plantation Employees Charged With Killing Protected Hawks, Owls

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    Three Lowcountry men were charged with unlawful trapping and killing of migratory birds at Mackay Point Plantation in Jasper County, according to United States Attorney Bill Nettles. William Martin, 59, of Yemassee, Keith Gebhardt, 54, of Yemassee, and Mark Argetsinger, 63, of Beaufort were sentenced in federal court in Charleston.The crime the men are charged with is a violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.  More>>

    Charleston chefs battle it out over shrimp and grits

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    The inaugural Shrimp and Grits Charleston will be held on August 30 from 7 PM to 10 PM at the Charleston Visitor's Center bus shed. The event will bring together 15 of the top chefs on the Charleston peninsula. The only requirement for the dish is that it has shrimp and grits, the rest is left up to the chef. The festival is also a celebration of all things local. The grits are from Adluh, the shrimp is donated by the South Carolina Seafood Alliance. There will be beers and cocktails from sev... More>>

    End of "100 Deadly Days" begins with two fatalities in Berkeley County

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    Labor day marks the end of the year's "100 Deadly Days" of summer and the weekend started with two deaths on Berkeley County roads.Saturday morning at 12:49, 55-year-old Sedaris Mabry of Moncks Coroner, was struck by a truck on North Live Oak Drive. According to the Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury, the accident happen near Berkeley Middle School. The truck left the scene of the accident and was found near 17-A and State Road by a Berkeley County Sheriff's deputy. At 2 a.m., 30-year-old... More>>

    Colleton Solar Farm: A ray of hope for South Carolina

    Colleton Solar Farm: A ray of hope for South Carolina

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    It's a farm, just outside of Walterboro, that is unique for the Colleton County area. This farm doesn't have any animals and it provides energy. Those who support solar energy say the Colleton Solar Farm is not only providing a ray of hope for the county but also South Carolina. The 14 acre space, just off of interstate 95 was once used for agricultural purposes, according to Mark Walling with Coastal Electric Cooperative. With more than 10,000 solar panels, and currently the largest to dat... More>>

    Police search for suspect in Red Roof Inn armed robbery

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    Police are looking for the suspect of an armed robbery that happened at the Red Roof Inn in North Charleston.Charleston County Dispatch confirms that North Charleston Police responded to the Red Roof Inn on Northwoods Boulevard shortly after3:00 am on Saturday.The North Charleston Police Department has not returnedany calls to News 2 at this time,but over-heard on the scanners, theyare looking for a suspect who was wearing a clown mask at the time of the robbery.We will update this story as s... More>>

    Heavy traffic expected in the Carolinas this Labor Day Weekend Video included

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    Well it's a bittersweet time of year, Labor Day weekend is upon us...and for many people traveling in the Carolinas, expect heavy volume for most of the weekend.Caroline McClellan drove her and her two young boys from Charlotte to Charleston on Friday afternoon and she says the roads were rough. "We've had a couple of spots where we had to slow down. There were a couple of wrecks. We had to slow down to bumper-to-bumper complete stops for about 20 minutes at a time, and we had two stints of t... More>>

    Fact Check: Sheheen Ad Says Haley “Hid” Computer Hacking Scandal

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    A new TV ad from Democratic candidate for South Carolina Vincent Sheheen attacks Gov. Nikki Haley for her handling of the security breach at the state Department of Revenue in 2012. The ad says, "When hackers stole the Social Security numbers of 3.6 million South Carolinians, Haley hid it from us for over two weeks." It's true that Gov. Haley waited more than two weeks to announce the breach, but there's a reason she didn't. The State Law Enforcement Division and the Secret Service asked her ... More>>

    College of Charleston student creates city guide app Video included

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    As you are making plans for what to do this Labor Day weekend, there's an app for that. An app called ionCharleston was developed right here in the Low Country, by a business student at the College of Charleston. 22-year old Kenny Ridgell is the President of the company… and then there's school. “I'm a full time student… I'm taking around 13 hours, and thinking about picking up a computer science class to get some coding, pretty busy… working around 40 hours a week and going to school.” ... More>>

    SC woman pleads guilty in NC kidnapping plot

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    A South Carolina woman has admitted lying to federal agents during their investigation of the gang-related kidnapping of North Carolina prosecutor's father.
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    Tony Stewart says Ward's death will affect him forever

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    Tony Stewart says the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will "affect my life forever" as he returned to the track for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint-car race in New York. Stewart spoke Friday for the first time Ward died at an Aug. 9 dirt-track event in upstate New York. The three-time NASCAR champion has not raced since Ward's death. Stewart will race in Atlanta on Sunday night for the first time in three weeks. He says he took time out of respect for ... More>>

    House fire North Charleston

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    A home on Saddle Creek in North Charleston caught fire Friday morning... More>>

    Fort Hood shooter writes to ISIS leader, asks to become 'citizen' of Islamic State

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    (CNN) -- The Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood has written a letter to the leader of ISIS, asking to become a citizen of the Islamic State's caliphate, his attorney said Thursday. More>>

    Taco Bell offering free food for lifetime in "Eleven Lasting Dollars" Contest

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    Taco Bell is offering free food for a lifetime. More>>

    Itsy Bitsy Spiders Weaving Trouble Lead to Recall of Suzuki Cars

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    Suzuki has recalled about 19,000 Kizashi mid-size sedans in the U.S. because spiders drawn to gasoline vapors weave webs that can block a hose to vent those gases.
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    Locals upset about new power-lines cutting through Hampton Park Video included

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    In downtown Charleston, Hampton Park is a place to relax, to work-out, or to visit as a tourist...but some say the park is now divided.Downing Child lives in the Hampton Park Terrace neighborhood and she says SCEG's new power line rebuilding project is taking away from the park's natural beauty."It looks like it's either a ski lift or a highway," said Child. “These are not just hurricane-proof, they're monsters! They are really just too big for this beautiful park and historic residential str... More>>

    FBI Citizens Academy: SWAT Team Video included

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    For the past month, we have been bringing you stories from the FBI Citizens Academy here in Charleston… and tonight, the 7 week course ended with a graduation for the attendees. But first a look at the SWAT team in the Low Country. Supervisory Senior Resident Agent Brian Womble, FBI, Charleston, “Our SWAT team is used frequently when we do any kind of high risk arrests around the state of South Carolina, they also deploy and support operations outside of South Carolina.” To prepare for hi... More>>

    Charleston Southern swamps NAIA Point 61-9

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    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Austin Brown, a transfer from UAB, threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more in his first game as Charleston Southern beat Point 61-9 on Thursday night.Brown completed 9 of 12 passes for 160 yards as the Buccaneers rolled in the season-opener, which was their first-ever night home game.Charleston Southern rolled up 336 yards on the ground and finished with 502 yards of total offense, picking up 27 first downs.Point had 152 yards of offense, but scored its points on... More>>

    Kenny Football: Hill surpasses Manziel's mark with huge win over S. Carolina

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Kenny Hill broke Johnny Manziel's single-game passing record with 511 yards and No. 21 Texas AM beat No. 9 South Carolina 52-28 on Thursday night, ending the Gamecocks' 18-game home win streak.Hill's performance in his first career start proved there is plenty of life in the Aggies' offense without Manziel, a Heisman Trophy winner and first-round selection in the NFL draft. Hill finished 44 of 60 with three touchdowns.Hill was steady and confident in the pocket, leading ... More>>

    Riding for a cause: Raising money for veterans Video included

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    A trio of web designers based in Daniel Island are embarking on a cross-country motorcycle ride for charity.The men are riding more than 5,500 miles round trip from Charleston to Las Vegas. More>>

    Berkeley County Councilman to make council resolution asking DHEC to shut down GenEarth plant until they get some answers Video included

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    Our investigation into the GenEarth plant in Berkeley County has revealed more new information. DHEC says the company is in violation of their permit and state law for several reasons, including a strong odor problem at the plant, and at sites where they distribute burned human sewage.Thursday afternoon, DHEC sent us a copy of a letter they sent the company on Wednesday. The letter says the plant's odor mitigation plan is not working. DHEC says they are receiving more and more complaints. The... More>>

    New helmets arrive at Berkeley High School, proper fit key Video included

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    New helmets arrived at Berkeley High School Thursday, and are now protecting b-team players who started the season in helmets research showed put them at an increased risk of concussion. Related | Watch Brad Franko's investigation that prompted the change in Berkeley County The new Riddell Revolution Speed helmets received 5-stars (best available) by the Virginia Tech Helmet Ratings. They replace the 24 Riddell VSR-4 helmets that VT gave 1-star, and the company urged all players to transition... More>>

    State leaders pushing for legislation on domestic violence

    Domestic Violence victim speaks out and tells of brutal attack

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    On Thursday a victim of domestic violence speaks out about her violent and traumatic encounter to News 2. She is speaking out in support of a push for more legislation that will protect women that find themselves in her same shoes. Christy Coleman survived a brutal attack and build up the courage to testify against her attacker in court. Her abuser was sentenced to three years in prison this week. More>>

    No coach, but CofC finally releases basketball schedule

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    CHARLESTON, S.C. – The College of Charleston men's basketball team will face a tough non-conference and Colonial Athletic Association slate during the upcoming 2014-15 season including eight opponents which advanced to postseason play a year ago.The Cougars will host NCAA Division III opponent Emory (Ga.) University in an exhibition game scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 8, at noon (ET) at TD Arena. The Eagles advanced to ... More>>

    The Citadel opens with Coastal Carolina Saturday

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    CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Citadel opens its 107th season of intercollegiate football on Saturday when first-year head coach Mike Houston leads the Bulldogs onto the field at Johnson Hagood Stadium for a 6 p.m. kickoff against nationally-ranked Coastal Carolina. The Bulldogs and Chanticleers will meet on the football field for the first time ever as The Citadel opens its season at Johnson Hagood for the fifth consecutive year. The Chanticleers enter the contest ranked sixth in the FCS Coaches' P... More>>

    Clemson season ticket sales reach 6-year high

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    CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson Athletic Ticket Office announced today football season ticket totals have approached 56,000, marking the highest distributed total since the 2008 season. The total does not include nearly 12,000 student tickets available to each game.“As we continue to move forward and compete for ACC and national championships, this level of support from our passionate fans is not only appreciated, it's vi... More>>

    Disorderly Conduct keeps Johnson from getting CofC job

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    Anthony Johnson told News 2's Brendan Clark Thursday that he did not get the job as head coach for the College of Charleston basketball team because of a disorderly conduct charge back in 2011.In a text, Johnson said police were called to his home back in 2011 and that he pled no contest to disorderly conduct. He cites this as the reason he did not get the job at his Alma Mater.AJ, a former Cougar and 12-year NBA veteran, was seen as the top candidate to take over for Doug Wojcik, who was fir... More>>

    Joan Rivers rushed to a New York hospital

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    Actress and comedian Joan Rivers has been rushed to a New York hospital. Multiple sources tell NBC News Rivers stopped breathing while having throat surgery at a clinic in Manhattan Thursday morning. The 81 year old was taken to Mt. Sinai hospital in critical condition. We will continue to follow this developing story and will have the latest online and on air. More>>

    Suspect arrested for his role in an attempted armed robbery

    Suspect arrested for his role in an attempted armed robbery

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    Charleston Police have arrested a suspect for an attempted armed robbery of a Chinese food delivery driver.Ethan Lamont Jenkins, 19, North Charleston, is charged with attempted armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. A driver was making a delivery to a Rose Lane residence on July 31, 2014 when he was approached by a man, who police say was Jenkins, armed with a handgun, who demanded his money. The driver refused and the gunman then tried to grab the... More>>

    Make sure SEC Network is ready to go for tonight's game

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    It certainly has all the ingredients for a great game to start the season, but make sure you can... More>>

    1.5M to travel in Carolinas this holiday weekend

    1.5M to travel in Carolinas this holiday weekend

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    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - An estimated 1.5 million people in the Carolinas will be traveling this Labor Day to enjoy the last weekend of the summer season. AAA Carolinas says that's up about 1.5 percent from a year ago and the highest number in the past six years. Almost 90 percent of those traveling will be driving. And there's good news for motorists at the pump with gas prices down almost a quarter in South Carolina and down 22 cents a gallon in North Carolina since the Fourth of July. The s... More>>

    Hello Kitty not a cat!

    Hello Kitty not a cat!

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    Globally-popular children's character "Hello Kitty" turns 40 this year and with that birthday, comes a surprise revelation. Her creators say "Hello Kitty" is not a cat!That's according to Sanrio, the Japanese company that owns and manages the "Hello Kitty" brand.The Los Angeles Times reports Sanrio now officially describes "Hello Kitty' as a little girl from London.Sanrio forbids any depiction of the character walking on all fours, or in other distinctly cat-like activities.In fact, "Hello Ki... More>>

    Omaha police bullet kills 'Cops' film crew member

    Omaha police bullet kills 'Cops' film crew member

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    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - When the call came from an officer who needed help facing an armed robber at a fast-food restaurant, two members of a reality television show riding along with Omaha police hustled to record the confrontation. Within minutes, one crew member was dying from a bullet shot by an officer. Thirty-eight-year-old Bryce Dion of Boston was the audio supervisor for "Cops." He's the first crew member of the long-running TV show ever killed while filming police in action. Omaha Police ... More>>

    Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

    Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

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    Parents are worried about their children playing football, but most haven't decided to keep their kids from putting on a helmet and stepping onto the field. According to an Associated Press-GfK poll, nearly half of parents said they're not comfortable letting their child play football amid growing uncertainty about the long-term impact of concussions. In the poll, 44 percent of parents weren't comfortable with their child playing football. The same percentage was uncomfortable with ice hockey... More>>

    Man sentenced in illegal pesticide case

    Man sentenced in illegal pesticide case

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    MACON, Ga. (AP) - The owner of an Ala.-based company that authorities say incorrectly used pesticide at nursing homes had been sentenced to two years in prison. Steven Murray of Pelham appeared in federal court on Wednesday. Prosecutors say his company, Bio-Tech Management, used the pesticide Termidor inside nursing homes in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Alabama, contrary to the manufacturer's instructions and created false reports to conceal it. Authorities say that jeopardized... More>>

    Investigation underway after shots fired in Georgetown

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    The Georgetown County Sheriff's Office is investigating reports of shots fired at 215 Oatland Road in Georgetown. More>>

    Doctors say with recent storms, come allergies Video included

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    Charleston has had a lot of rain lately, and with that rain, comes allergies. Believe it or not your allergy symptoms might be a good predictor of a storm.Chief Meteorologist Rob Fowler, "Many times a cold front, a cold front approaching storm, what that does is it kicks up the winds ahead of the front, and often times the allergens, the pollen producers are there and now what you are doing is, you are making them airborne, so you are scooping them up into the thunderstorm and then they dispe... More>>

    Students suspended from Haut Gap Middle School

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    Two students are suspended for three days after they were caught trying to start a fire with hand sanitizer on Wednesday afternoon. Erika Taylor, spokesperson for the Charleston County School District, said the students were alone in a classroom at Haut Gap Middle School and were caught by a teacher after noticing the smell of something burning. The children were not injured and the fire department did not respond. Taylor said the students were suspended for 3 days. It is not known if the stu... More>>

    The Blitz Picks for week 1 of HS football season Video included

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    The Blitz Picks are back for another season.This year Billy Baker of the High School Sports Report will join News 2's Brendan Clark everyWednesday night at 11:00 to talk about the top matchups in high school football.Both Brendan and Billy bring decades of experience to the table when discussing Lowcountry athletics.The top 6 games talked about this week include:Summerville @ Cane Bay-Both teams coming of wins in week zero.Berkeley @ Stratford-Stags win last Friday while Knights struggled at ... More>>

    SC House meets to vote on 2 vetoes, costs taxpayers $34,000

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    The South Carolina House of Representatives met for a one-day special session Wednesday to vote on two bills Governor Nikki Haley vetoed. The session cost taxpayers about $34,000 in mileage, hotel, and meal costs. House Speaker Bobby Harrell says the bills couldn't have waited until lawmakers return in January. “If you didn't come back until after the elections, the next General Assembly doesn't have the authority to deal with vetoes from the previous General Assembly. This General Assembly i... More>>

    DHEC: GenEarth, Berkeley County Plant accused of awful odor, is breaking state law Video included

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    GenEarth, the bioenergy plant near Moncks Corner that has many people in Berkeley County complaining of horrible odors, is now being accused of breaking state law. The SC Department of Health and Environmental Control sent the company a letter August 21st accusing the company of violating the law. The letter was sent two days after News 2's Raymond Owens talked to residents at some Moncks Corner neighborhoods about a strong odor, described as being similar to burned sewage, that was in the ar... More>>

    Anthony Johnson withdraws from CofC men's Basketball coach search

    Anthony Johnson withdraws from CofC Men's Basketball coach search

    C of C men's basketball coach was fired Tuesday. C of C men's basketball coach was fired Tuesday.
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    The top two candidates for men's head basketball coach at the College of Charleston withdrew their names from consideration Wednesday.Former CofC star Anthony Johnson was considered the front-runner to replace Doug Wojcik, who was fired on August 5th amid allegations of verbal and physical abuse of players. Late this afternoon, Johnson told News 2's Brendan Clark he was withdrawing for personal and family reasons.The ... More>>

    Tropics getting active

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    As we near the half way point of hurricane season, the tropics are starting to get active. And just on time too. The peak of hurricane season is in August and September when the majority of named storms occur. During August, 27% of name storms occur and the most active month, September, produces 35% of named storms.Right now, we are tracking four different areas across the tropics. Hurricane Cristobal has been churning in the Atlantic since this past weekend. It will continue its track toward... More>>

    Georgetown Sheriff’s investigators searching for a burglary suspect

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    Georgetown County Sheriff's Investigators are asking for the public's help finding 37 year old Kristopher Baron Cooper of 614 Wraggs Ferry Road in Georgetown in connection with a burglary.On August 18, 2014, two suspects forced their way through the back door of Wedgefield Plantation Country Club at 129 Clubhouse Lane in Georgetown. The suspects stoleseveral golf clubs and computer equipment from the clubhouse and fuel from the maintenance shed.The two suspects initially appeared on surveilla... More>>

    Harrell: Stemming domestic violence to be priority

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    South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell says preventing domestic violence will be a top priority for the House next year. Harrell announced Wednesday the creation of a 10-member bipartisan committee that will meet over the off-session with the intention of introducing proposals when legislators return in January. South Carolina consistently reports high rates of domestic violence incidents. The latest report by the Violence Policy Center ranks South Carolina first in the country in the rat... More>>

    2 Your Health Trident Medical says patients suffer due to psychiatric bed shortage

    2 Your Health Trident Medical says patients suffer due to psychiatric bed shortage

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    When you go to the emergency room you expect urgent treatment for acute illnesses but at Trident Hospital in North Charleston, ER's are often used as waiting rooms for people in need of a psychiatric hospital bed. The result is backed up hospital system and compromised medical care. Trident has created a solution, a new mental health unit, but state red tape is preventing them from moving forward.The CEO and the Director of Mental Health for Trident Hospitals wanted to show what they have ke... More>>

    Berkeley County inmate back in custody after escaping custody

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    A 20 year old female inmate is back in custody after running from a deputy at Trident Hospital early this morning. Chelsea Renee Sones had been transported to the hospital complaining of pain in her abdomen and had been treated at the ER and released. As she was being escorted to a patrol car at 12:39 am to be taken back to the detention center, she bolted from the scene and managed to elude the deputy.Officers from several jurisdictions, including North Charleston, Charleston and the Highway... More>>

    News 2 Investigation prompts Berkeley County to replace football helmets Video included

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    Dozens of Berkeley County football players issued Riddell VSR-4 helmets at the beginning of the season, have new helmets today, or will have them this week, because of a News 2 Investigation that revealed those helmets put them a greater risk for concussion, according to researchers at Virginia Tech. Related Story| News 2 Investigates: How safe are football helmets at Lowcountry schools “After you brought this to our attention, we did some more research on this, we talked to our equipment peo... More>>

    College of Charleston to offer two-day suicide intervention class

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    The College of Charleston will offer a two-day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training(ASIST)class starting September 22, 2014. The class is free and open to the public. This intensive ASIST training course is recommended for people who have one-on-one interaction with students like residence life, academic advising, public safety, EMS, educators and tutors. It would be helpful for people who are pursuing careers with high-risk populations like counselors, doctors, and educators. As a... More>>

    A more friendly force: Charleston PD launches Community Action Team Video included

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    The Charleston Police Department has been combatting issues with image, now there is a new effort. This week the department launched... More>>

    9-1-1 wants people with Internet phones (VoIP) to update their address

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    Consolidated dispatch employees from Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties will address local media outlets Wednesday at 2p.m.in regardsto an issue with Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phonesor Internet phone service. Leaders are asking citizens to update their current address to avoid any problems with locating a caller during an emergency situation.VoIP phones are normal phones with a handset, cradle and buttons. However, instead of having a standard phone connection, IP phones c... More>>

    Accident between train and car in North Charleston, closes East Montague Ave

    Accident between train and car in North Charleston, closes East Montague Ave

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    Crews with the North Charleston Police Department are on scene of a vehicle vs train accident on East Montague Avenue and Gaynor Street.According to Charleston County dispatch, crews received the call at 6:32am.We have a crew headed to the scene and will bring you the latest as it becomes available. More>>

    Rising sea levels could threaten $6 billion of property in the Lowcountry

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    Experts predict that rising seas will bring floods threatening nearly $6 billion worth of property in the South Carolina Lowcountry.
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    USC Increasing Patrols After Crimes; Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

    40-year-old Kevin O’Neal was arrested Tuesday as a suspect in an armed robbery on USC’s Horseshoe last week. 40-year-old Kevin O’Neal was arrested Tuesday as a suspect in an armed robbery on USC’s Horseshoe last week.
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    The University of South Carolina is increasing patrols by campus police after four crimes in a week, three on campus and one just on the edge.
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    community support pours in

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    A Mount Pleasant family is grieving the loss of their 18-year-old daughter and sister after she dies suddenly while away at school in the up state.Clemsonfreshman Virginia Gilliam died on August 24 after what started out as a urinary tractinfection."Anybody that knew Virginia,knew shesaw the world through a child's eyes. Again, I knew that, my family knew that and i'm not a big social media guy but since then i've just been seeing all this out pouring,"Herb Gilliam.Social Media he says has b... More>>

    Dorchester Co. partners with DD4 to enforce work ethic skills

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    Dorchester County officials are preparing your students for their career with a lesson in work ethics. County officials started the program 2 years ago, after hearing from industries that graduating students were lacking work ethics. Now, the program is expanding into more classes there for the school year. One thing you notice at Woodland High School, these halls have no late stragglers. Once class has started…it's their job to get to class on time. Erin Garant, English teacher, Woodlan... More>>

    2 Your Health:People with cognitive impairment may be at increased risk of stroke

    2 Your Health:People with cognitive impairment may be at increased risk of stroke

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    People with cognitive impairment are significantly more likely to have a stroke than people with normal cognitive function, according to a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. "Given the projected substantial rise in the number of older people around the world, prevalence rates of cognitive impairment and stroke are expected to soar over the next several decades, especially in high-income countries," said study author Bruce Ovbiagele, M.D., Medical University of So... More>>

    Gamecocks LB Moore won't start opener

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina linebacker Skai Moore, the team's leading tackler last season, won't start the season opener against Texas AM on Thursday night after missing a treatment session for a shoulder injury.Gamecocks defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward said sophomore Jonathan Walton would start over Moore, who led No. 9 South Carolina with 56 tackles and four interceptions as a freshman. Ward said the move was to make sure that Moore does what he's supposed to in the future.Ward ... More>>

    Berkeley Elementary receives our Cool School award Video included

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    News 2 presents Berkeley Elementary with our Cool School award.  More>>

    Berkeley Elementary's character education program promotes self motivation and peaceful resolutions Video included

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    Students at Berkeley Elementary are self motivated and self disciplined. It's a school with national distinction. We're in Moncks Corner for our last Cool School of the week before the summer break. More>>

    Cool School: Berkeley Elementary School Video included

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    Berkeley Elementary school has national distinction. We're in Moncks Corner for our last Cool School of the week before the summer break. More>>

    S.C. man sentenced to six months for allowing asbestos to blow onto beach

    Man sentenced to six months in prison after prosecutors say he allowed asbestos to blow onto beach during renovation work at the Regency Towers in Myrtle Beach. Man sentenced to six months in prison after prosecutors say he allowed asbestos to blow onto beach during renovation work at the Regency Towers in Myrtle Beach.
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    A Little River man has been sentenced to six months in prison after prosecutors say he allowed cancer-causing asbestos to blow onto the beach while his company renovated an oceanfront condominium.
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    Angel Oak Elementary receives News 2 Cool School award Video included

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    News 2 presents Angel Oak Elementary with our Cool School award. More>>

    Body of missing man found near boat landing in Berkeley County

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    Authorities are investigating the death of a man reported missing from the Quinby Creek Boat Landing in Berkeley County. More>>

    Community partnerships provide valuable resources for Angel Oak students Video included

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    Community partners are helping Angel Oak Elementary as they work towards making academic gains. We're on Johns Island for our Cool School of the week. More>>

    Cool School: Angel Oak Elementary Video included

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    They're a small school with a large support system, named after a historic tree on Johns Island.  Angel Oak Elementary is our Cool School of the week.
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    Bonner's arts integration helps to strengthen academics Video included

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    Art forms help to stimulate learning at H.E. Bonner Elementary in the Macedonia community of Berkeley county. We're in Moncks Corner for our Cool School of the week. More>>

    Cool School: H.E. Bonner Elementary Video included

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    H.E. Bonner Elementary is a neighborhood school located in the Macedonia community of rural Berkeley county. We're in Moncks Corner for our Cool School of the week. More>>

    H.E. Bonner receives News 2 Cool School award Video included

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    News 2 presents H.E. Bonner with our Cool School award.  More>>

    East Cooper Medical Center to host 5th Annual 'We Know Women' Event

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    East Cooper Medical Center is hosting their 5th Annual We Know Women Event on Thursday, May 29.
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    Development group seeking $60M for Lowcountry land

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    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - An economic group says there's not enough land for development in Beaufort County and wants almost $60 million to buy several large parcels. The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports the Lowcountry Economic Alliance would like to attract aerospace companies, defense contractors and information-technology companies to the fast-growing county on South Carolina's south coast. But alliance executive director Kim Statler says there are no parcels of land big enough... More>>

    First Baptist School of Charleston receives Cool School award Video included

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    News 2 presents First Baptist School of Charleston with our Cool School award. More>>

    Cool School: First Baptist School Video included

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    Students thrive in a Christian based strong academic setting in the heart of downtown Charleston. First Baptist School is our Cool School of the week. More>>

    Flowertown Elementary receives News 2 Cool School award Video included

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    News 2 presents the Flowertown Busy Bees with Cool School award More>>

    Attorney requests mom of slain SC teen stop Facebook posts about daughter's death

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    An attorney for a Laurens County man charged with murder is asking a judge to order the victim's mother to stop posting about her daughter's death and the criminal case on Facebook and other social media sites. More>>

    Research project brings history to life at Flowertown Elementary Video included

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    Students at Flowertown Elementary are breathing life into the pages of history. We're in Summerville for our Cool School of the week. More>>

    Police investigating playground fire in Goose Creek

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    The Goose Creek Police Department is investigating after a playground caught on fire Sunday. According to Captain John Grainger with the Goose Creek Police Department, crews responded to the fire at FairFax Park on Fairfax Boulevard around 6:00 Sunday evening. First responders reported heavy black smoke coming from the area, and that the playground equipment was fully engulfed in flames. The Goose Creek City Fire Department arrived on scene, and were able to extinguish the fire rather quickl... More>>

    Cool School: Flowertown Elementary School Video included

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    Flowertown Elementary is a quaint small-town themed school with strong academics, arts, and healthy living initiatives. We're in Summerville for Cool School of the week. More>>

    Fort Johnson Middle School takes pride in academic success Video included

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    Fort Johnson Middle School takes pride in its academic success, as students prepare to compete in a national competition. We're on James Island for our Cool School of the week. More>>

    Cool School: Fort Johnson Middle School Video included

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    Stellar academics, athletics, and musical programs, Fort Johnson Middle School continues to shine. We're on James Island for our Cool School of the week. More>>

    Flash flooding closes several roads in 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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    Cool School: Cainhoy Elementary Middle School Video included

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    Cainhoy Elementary Middle School continues to make academic gains, and has strong community support.  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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    Williams Memorial provides fun activities for students Video included

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    Williams Memorial Elementary, a rural school in the town of St. George strives to keep students active, involved, and engaged. We're in Dorchester county for our Cool School of the week. From music to drama, Williams helps students explore and develop their talents. Students here at Williams Memorial Elementary in St. George love their school. Principal Jeffrey Beckwith says, "We have a great arts program, extra curricular activity is a big focus for us. There's not a whole lot in St. Georg... More>>

    Cool School: Williams Memorial Elementary Video included

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    Williams Memorial Elementary is an award winning school in St. George. From arts, to academics, they take pride in their accomplishments. We're in Dorchester county for our Cool School of the week. Williams Memorial started after the Civil War as an elementary school for African-American children. The school is named after the first principal, the Reverend S.D. Williams. Williams Memorial Elementary is a diverse Title One School in Dorchester District Four, with 720 students, in pre-k throu... More>>

    Coastal Christian Prep receives Cool School award Video included

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    News 2 presents Coastal Christian Preparatory School with our Cool School award. More>>

    Coastal Christian Preparatory School provides fun faith based educational experience Video included

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    They're a hidden treasure tucked away in the Old Village of Mount Pleasant. Mission work is at the heart of Coastal Christian Prep. More>>

    College Park Middle School named "School to Watch"

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    It's national recognition for one Berkeley county school. College Park Middle School is a School to Watch. More>>

    Two Lowcountry churches helping people who need shelter

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    Two local churches are opening their doors for people who may need shelter from the cold. The Unity Baptist church at 950 Whipple Rd. in Mt. Pleasant will open its doors at 5pm Tuesday to provide shelter More>>

    Cool School: College Park Middle School Video included

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    Students at College Park Middle School are on the move in the right direction. We're in Berkeley county for our Cool School of the week. More>>

    Chicora School of Communications receives Cool School award Video included

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    News 2 presents Chicora School of Communications with our Cool School award. More>>

    Chicora School of Communciations' Angels provide additional support Video included

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    Chicora School of Communications has angels all year long, and the school takes pride in it's community support. More>>

    Joseph Pye Elementary receives News 2 Cool School award Video included

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    News 2 presents Joseph Pye Elementary with our Cool School award More>>

    Pye Elementary helps students make global connections Video included

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    From dance, to music, to international communication. Pye Elementary's global initiatives have students on the move More>>

    Pye Elementary's STEAM approach combines science and creativity Video included

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    Pye Elementary uses innovative approach to learning that merges creativity and science More>>

    Sale in Charleston County: Debt going to the highest bidder Video included

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    Why buy this tax debt? There are a couple of reasons. More>>

    Cool School: Joseph Pye Elementary Video included

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    Engaged students, innovative programs, unique partnerships, awards, Joseph Pye Elementary School in Dorchester county has a lot to be proud of More>>

    Hanahan Elementary School receives Cool School award Video included

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    News 2 presents Hanahan Elementary School with our Cool School award More>>

    City of Hanahan and community provide additional support for Hanahan Elementary Video included

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    Volunteers are everywhere at Hanahan Elementary School thanks to vital community support and a partnership with City of Hanahan. More>>

    Cool School: Hanahan Elementary School

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    Awards and community support, Hanahan Elementary has plenty of both. We're in Berkeley county for our Cool School of the week More>>

    Trinity Montessori School receives Cool School award Video included

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    News 2 presented Trinity Montessori School with our Cool School award. More>>

    Charleston Co. Jury convicts man of domestic violence, 4th offense

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    A Charleston County jury found Ronald Steed, guilty of Criminal Domestic Violence regarding a May attack on his wife. The victim was attacked by her husband while in the bathroom of their marital home. More>>

    Berkeley County duo arrested for starting Myers Road fire Video included

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    The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office arrested two people accused of starting a structure fire at 633 Myers Road near Highway 176 Tuesday night.  Investigators say 32 year-old Jessie James Jennings and More>>

    Missing Goose Creek student raises concerns about school safety

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    Many parents in the Berkeley County School District are concerned about security after a 10-year-old girl was able to walk off the campus of Boulder Bluff Elementary. More>>

    Social media helps find missing Boulder Bluff Elementary student in Berkeley Co.

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    Missing ten year old Zoey Reynolds was found safe Wednesday afternoon about a block from Boulder Bluff Elementary School where she walked out of her classroom and off campus around 9:00a.m. Butch Abrams More>>

    Trinity Montessori School experience promotes unique learning Video included

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    Students at Trinity Montessori School are developing unique learning that challenges and develops concentration. We're in West Ashley for our Cool School of the week. More>>

    Cool School: Trinity Montessori School Video included

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    They're a small school, with big hearts. Trinity Montessori offers a unique educational experience.  More>>

    Gregg Middle School receives Cool School award Video included

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    Delayed release of SC's September unemployment numbers released Friday

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