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    All lanes back open after fatal accident on University Boulevard near Charleston Southern University Video included

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    North Charleston Police continue to work a three vehicle accident that has closed University Boulevard near Charleston Southern University. More>>

    Common Core dispute pits Zais against education boards

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    A dispute over how to rewrite South Carolina's math and reading standards pits leaders of South Carolina's two education boards against Education Superintendent Mick Zais, three months before voters replace him. Zais has promised to use a new law to kill Common Core standards before he leaves office in January. The one-term Republican lacks the authority to do so. But he has influence over the review process. The law directs educator panels to review current math and reading standards, which ... More>>

    Cres Com Bank on Dorchester Road robbed Thursday

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    Around noon Thursday police responded to the Cres Com Bank at Dorchester Road and Appian Way in reference to a bank robbery. More>>

    SC drivers can expect to see lower prices at the pump

    Gas prices in South Carolina average $3.24 per gallon, compared to $3.38 a month ago. Gas prices in South Carolina average $3.24 per gallon, compared to $3.38 a month ago.
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    Motorists in South Carolina are paying the lowest price at the pump in over a month and in July began paying less per gallon than a year ago. The downward trend is expected to continue, according to AAA Carolinas. More>>

    Gamecocks ranked 9th, Tigers 16th in Coaches poll

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (July 31, 2014) – The University of South Carolina football team begins the 2014 season ranked ninth the preseason Amway Coaches Poll, released by USA Today. The Clemson Tigers are ranked 16th in that same poll.The Gamecocks, coming off their third-straight 11-2 campaign, received 1,009 points, including one first-place vote. Defending national champion Florida State was an overwhelming pick to repeat as national champions, collecting 56 of the 62 first place votes and 1,543 po... More>>

    Local student gets scholarship from United Health Foundation's Diverse Scholars Initiative

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    Jorge Jaramillo from Simpsonville, South Carolina was awarded a scholarship from United Health Foundation’s Diverse Scholars Initiative to pursue a career in primary health care. .. More>>

    Southern fast-casual restaurant concept to open additional South Carolina location

    Chicken Salad Chick finds home in Summerville

    The new Chicken Salad Chick will be located at 400 Azalea Blvd, Suite G, Summerville, SC 29483. The new Chicken Salad Chick will be located at 400 Azalea Blvd, Suite G, Summerville, SC 29483.
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    Chicken Salad Chick, the nation's newest fast-casual restaurant concept, announced today the development of a new franchise location in the Charleston area. More>>

    Stingrays renew affiliation agreement with the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League

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    The South Carolina Stingrays, celebrating 22 seasons of hockey in the Lowcountry, renewed the affiliation agreement with the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL) Stingrays President Rob Concannon and Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Spencer Carbery announced Thursday.
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    Consumer Reports: Best Greek yogurt Video included

    Among the Greek vanilla yogurts, Wallaby Organic Whole Milk is the best in the tests. Among the Greek vanilla yogurts, Wallaby Organic Whole Milk is the best in the tests.
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    Yogurt continues to grow in popularity. Sales now top 7 billion dollars a year. A lot of the latest growth is propelled by Greek-style yogurt More>>

    Public to comment on Charleston's Upper Peninsula Effort Video included

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    An effort to change a portion of Charleston's peninsula will be getting underway beginning with a public meeting Thursday. It's a part of what is called the... More>>

    Hyundai issuing 2 recalls for Sonata Sedans

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    Hyundai is recalling 883,000 of its 2011-2014 Sonata sedans because of a faulty shift cable, and it issued a second recall on its 2015 Sonata and ordered drivers to park the newly introduced sedan due to a problem with its brakes. In the 2011-2014 sedans, the shift cable may disconnect, allowing the car to roll away after parking or preventing it from being shifted out of park. The maker received nearly 1,200 warranty claims due to the problem. Dealers will inspect the cable and repair the co... More>>

    SC same-sex couples denied marriage licenses, despite court ruling

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    Today, five same-sex couples in Greenville went to try to get their marriage licenses. As soon as they applied, all five were denied. More>>

    House approves VA health care overhaul; SC congressman votes against

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    The House has approved a compromise bill to refurbish the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' health care.The 420-5 vote Wednesday sends the bill to the Senate, where approval is expected by the end of the week.South Carolinacongressman MarkSanford was one of the five who voted against the bill. Sanford released a statementto News 2Wednesday night about his vote:"I applaud what the bill did to deliver on the sacred but tainted promise the federal government has with veterans acr... More>>

    Advocates against domestic violence push for tougher federal gun law

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

    North Charleston wins Dixie Majors World Series Video included

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

    Police step up tractor trailer patrols Video included

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

    Next possible millionaires being groomed in Charleston Video included

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

    TSA demonstrates importance of explosive sniffing dogs Video included

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

    Repairs to Charleston's High Battery complete

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

    RiverDogs GM agrees to prostate exam during ballgame

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

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

    NC man arrested for solicitation of South Carolina minor

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

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

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

    City of Charleston and CofC participating in Operation Move-Out

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

    Boeing to Assemble 787-10 Dreamliner in South Carolina

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

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

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

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

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

    New plant to bring 50 jobs to Harleyville

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    A company that makes chemicals used in the concrete industry is opening a new plant in Dorchester County.
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    Broken water main that flooded UCLA is shut off

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    (AP) - Officials say a broken water pipe that flooded parts of the UCLA campus has been shut off after releasing millions of gallons of water.Los Angeles Department of Water and Power assistant general manager Jim McDaniel says the pipe was shut off around 7 p.m., some 3 1/2 hours after it broke under Sunset Boulevard and began spewing water onto the nearby campus.McDaniel says an estimated eight to 10 million gallons were released. He says the entire city of Los Angeles uses 55 million gallo... More>>

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

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

    Former marine fights back against attempted robbery Video included

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

    New standard for teaching evolution in SC gets approval

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

    CrossFit athletes at risk for muscle disease Video included

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

    Tax free holiday this weekend

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

    Gamecocks and Bucs release fall schedule

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

    Former Gamecock Wharton retires from Panthers

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

    Two wanted for child neglect in Colleton County

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Nissan recalling addition 226,000 vehicles because of defective airbags

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

    2 Your Health run to live longer

    2 Your Health: Run to live longer

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

    SC becoming more secretive

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Charleston County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a shooting in North Charleston shortly after 10:00pm Saturday night.
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    RiverDogs partner with Palmetto for Goodwill Hunting

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

    Fatal accident in Charleston County

    Fatal accident in Charleston County Video included

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

    Nightclub owner accused of killing patron

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

    SC State President optimistic after turbulence

    SC State President optimistic after turbulence

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

    Winthrop trustees: Football still a possibility

    Winthrop trustees: Football still a possibility

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

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

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

    Unity Day

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

    American doctor in Africa tests positive for ebola

    American doctor in Africa tests positive for ebola

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

    Cleanup underway after CSX train derails in the Upstate

    Cleanup underway after CSX train derails in the Upstate

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

    Authorities investigating Berkeley County shooting, victim not cooperating

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

    DHEC asks trustee of closed landfill to resign

    DHEC asks trustee of closed landfill to resign

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

    SC Democrats busy just 100 days before election

    SC Democrats busy just 100 days before election

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

    Federal grant to help map SC coastal battlegrounds

    Federal grant to help map SC coastal battlegrounds

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

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

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

    Haley to see SC beach town officials on bikers

    Haley to see SC beach town officials on bikers

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

    Hospital to expand water filtration system

    Hospital to expand water filtration system

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

    2 women accused in death of South Carolina man

    2 women accused in death of South Carolina man

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

    Ladybug released at Magnolia Gardens

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

    Summerville power outage causes havoc

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

    Fatal tractor trailer crash in Orangeburg County

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

    350 immigrant children caught at border sent to South Carolina

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

    Minor league GM gets public prostate exam

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

    Target used company that had past security leak

    Target used company that had past security leak

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

    Patient data on Greenwood hospital's stolen laptop

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

    Homeless couple: Man shot their dog in Sumter park

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

    Moncks Corner man gets 30 years in shooting death

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

    General Motors expects to pay $400-$600 million dollars in victim compensation

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

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

    New mission statement for College of Charleston

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

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

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    Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian jetliner with 298 people aboard, sharply escalating the crisis and threatening to draw both East and West deeper into the conflict. The rebels denied... 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

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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>>

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

    Delayed release of SC's September unemployment numbers released Friday

    The Department of Employment and Workforce is scheduled to release jobless figures for September on Friday afternoon. The Department of Employment and Workforce is scheduled to release jobless figures for September on Friday afternoon.
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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina officials are ready to release the state's unemployment rate, an announcement that's several weeks late because of the federal government shutdown. The Department More>>

    Gregg Middle School mentoring clubs help to promote student teacher interaction Video included

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    Minutes matter at Gregg Middle School in Summerville, especially when you're talking about Mustang Minutes, which includes mentoring and fun activities More>>

    Gregg Middle School holds special ceremony to honor veterans Video included

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    Gregg Middle School held a special ceremony to honor veterans More>>

    Cool School: Gregg Middle School Video included

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    Academic success, and strong community support, Gregg Middle School has a family atmosphere More>>

    St. Andrew's School of Math and Science receives Cool School award Video included

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    St. Andrew's School of Math and Science receives Cool School award More>>

    Two men wanted for shooting Legare Farm pigs

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    The search is on to find two men accused of shooting pigs on Johns Island's Legare Farms. Charleston Sheriff's Deputies got the call Wednesday November 6, 2013 at approximately 2:20 p.m. The call came More>>

    St. Andrews School of Math and Science help students excel through hands on learning Video included

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    Fun, exciting, creative, some of the words students at St. Andrew's School of Math and Science use to describe their school More>>

    Goose Creek's 2013 Christmas lighting to feature fireworks display

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    The City of Goose Creek will host the 2nd annual Lakeside Light Display behind the Municipal Center on Thursday December 5th. This year's event will kick off with a spectacular fireworks display at More>>

    Cool School: St. Andrews School of Math and Science

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    St. Andrew's School of Math and Science makes learning fun for students More>>

    Berkeley County Middle College High receives Cool School award Video included

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    News 2 presents Berkeley County Middle College High with our Cool School award. More>>

    Berkeley County Middle College High offers unique educational opportunities for students Video included

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    It's a unique educational opportunity that's helping students attain college degrees early and save money at the same time More>>

    Cool School: Berkeley County Middle College High Video included

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    Berkeley County Middle College High is a county wide magnet school that offers a unique educational experience for students More>>

    Marrington Elementary receives Cool School award Video included

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

    Cool School: Marrington Elementary School Video included

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    Marrington Elementary has awards and outstanding community support from military families More>>

    Pinewood Preparatory School receives Cool School award Video included

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    News 2 presents Pinewood Prep with our Cool School award More>>

    Katie's Krops at Pinewood Prep grows into national movement Video included

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    An inspiring student at our Cool School of the week Pinewood Prep is doing what she can to help others, not only in her community, but across the country More>>

    Pinewood students excel in academics, the arts, and athletics Video included

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    Pinewood Prep in Summerville has a winning combination, academics, athletics, and the arts More>>

    Octavia's Red Carpet welcome Video included

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    Pinewood Preparatory School rolls out the Red Carpet for News 2's Octavia Mitchell. More>>

    Cool School: Pinewood Preparatory School Video included

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    Pinewood Preparatory School in Summerville has a long list of points of pride, from academics, to athletics, to the arts. More>>

    Fourth annual "Mac Off" raises money for charity

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    There was a cheesy challenge at Patriots Point Saturday afternoon to raise money for a good cause. The fourth annual "Mac Off" was held in Mt. Pleasant. Those who attended had the chance to sample different More>>

    Funeral arrangements for Alex Apps

    The page, called Justice for Alex, hopes to bring national attention to the case about William Alexander Apps, age 25, who went missing a week ago and was found dead Monday in Charleston. The page, called Justice for Alex, hopes to bring national attention to the case about William Alexander Apps, age 25, who went missing a week ago and was found dead Monday in Charleston.
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    Funeral plans have been made for a young SC man who was killed during a fake plan by two men who pretended to want to buy his pick-up truck. A Facebook page has been set up pledging to pursue justice More>>

    DHEC announces flu vaccines for insured adults on the way

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    COLUMBIA, SC (PRESS RELEASE) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced today that flu vaccines for adults with health insurance are on their way to the state. More>>

    Jerry Zucker Middle School of Science receives Cool School award Video included

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    News 2 presents Jerry Zucker Middle School of Science with our Cool School award More>>

    Zucker Middle School students benefit from Joint Base Charleston mentoring partnership Video included

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    Jerry Zucker Middle School of Science and Joint Base Charleston are neighbors, and they share a special partnership More>>

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      It's been quite a year for Savannah's Queen of southern food; there's not a person alive that would deny that."You know everything came to a screeching halt. This time last year, I went from a hundred miles an hour to zero," says Deen. Zero found her isolated while looking for a way to regroup. A new manager, a new public relations team and Paula Deen has slowly climbed back on the saddle with hopes of reclaiming her spot in the hearts of millions of people; some she knows are gone, others ha...
      It's been quite a year for Savannah's Queen of southern food; there's not a person alive that would deny that."You know everything came to a screeching halt. This time last year, I went from a hundred miles an hour to zero," says Deen. Zero found her isolated while looking for a way to regroup. A new manager, a new public relations team and Paula Deen has slowly climbed back on the saddle with hopes of reclaiming her spot in the hearts of millions of people; some she knows are gone, others ha...
    • SCs emergency plan working; No additional costs yet from storm

      SCs emergency plan working; No additional costs yet from storm

      Wednesday, January 29 2014 7:38 PM EST2014-01-30 00:38:21 GMT
      The SCDOT builds into its budget money for salt, sand, and plowing snow.The SCDOT builds into its budget money for salt, sand, and plowing snow.
      South Carolina's Emergency Management Division says the state's plan for handling a winter storm like this has worked well, and so far the storm has not cost state taxpayers any additional money. "Not
      South Carolina's Emergency Management Division says the state's plan for handling a winter storm like this has worked well, and so far the storm has not cost state taxpayers any additional money. "Not
    • All lanes back open after fatal accident on University Boulevard near Charleston Southern University

      All lanes back open after fatal accident on University Boulevard near Charleston Southern University

      Thursday, July 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 20:12:28 GMT
      North Charleston Police continue to work a three vehicle accident that has closed University Boulevard near Charleston Southern University.
      North Charleston Police continue to work a three vehicle accident that has closed University Boulevard near Charleston Southern University.
    • Common Core dispute pits Zais against education boards

      Common Core dispute pits Zais against education boards

      Thursday, July 31 2014 3:59 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:59:12 GMT
      A dispute over how to rewrite South Carolina's math and reading standards pits leaders of South Carolina's two education boards against Education Superintendent Mick Zais, three months before voters replace him. Zais has promised to use a new law to kill Common Core standards before he leaves office in January. The one-term Republican lacks the authority to do so. But he has influence over the review process. The law directs educator panels to review current math and reading standards, which ...
      A dispute over how to rewrite South Carolina's math and reading standards pits leaders of South Carolina's two education boards against Education Superintendent Mick Zais, three months before voters replace him. Zais has promised to use a new law to kill Common Core standards before he leaves office in January. The one-term Republican lacks the authority to do so. But he has influence over the review process. The law directs educator panels to review current math and reading standards, which ...
    • Disturbing social media trend grows

      Disturbing social media trend grows

      Thursday, July 31 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:48:26 GMT
      A growing social media trend has parents and firefighters worried nationwide, KPRC reported.
      A growing social media trend has parents and firefighters worried nationwide, KPRC reported.
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