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  Beloved NC teacher killed in animal attack

An investigation is underway to try and determined what kind of animal attacked and killed a 77-year-old teacher in North Carolina

  South Carolina bill looks to ban local tobacco regulations

Man arrested after leading cops on slow-speed chase in stolen Charleston Fire vehicle

California Senator Kamala Harris makes her case for presidency in West Columbia

POLICE: 5 arrested in connection to trafficking 500 lbs. of weed in the mail from California to SC

Legendary NASCAR artist, Sam Bass, dies at 57

Silver Alert cancelled after missing Lincoln County teenager found safe

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  SC family suing Kanye West for copyright infringement in Charleston federal court

Chanticleer super fan Savannah Thompson welcomed as new university ambassador

Local lawmaker sponsors bill allowing nighttime golf cart driving

SC lawmakers push to reform civil forfeiture

16-year-old charged with sexually assaulting woman near Winthrop University

Suspect in Hania Aguilar’s death climbed into living room window, raped woman in 2016, according to case documents

Police search for missing Wilmington woman

Detectives with the Wilmington Police Department are asking for the public’s help to locate a woman who disappeared early Friday morning.

Dave Chappelle hand-delivers tickets to Charlotte couple who were scammed out of hundreds on Craigslist

Not only did Chappelle hand-deliver the tickets, he sat down to chat with the couple and took time to take pictures with several people in the hotel restaurant.

  Community groups, lawmakers push for bills they say will prevent a Parkland shooting

About a dozen community-based groups got together at the State House to advocate for a safer South Carolina.

SC one of the loneliest places to live on Valentine’s Day

Are you lonely this Valentine’s Day? Turns out, if you live in the Palmetto State, you’re not alone!

Federal, state agencies deny allegations in I-73 lawsuit

Oral surgeon accused of sexually assaulting patients held under $1 million bond

Unclaimed $1.5B jackpot could put hole in S. Carolina budget

Complaint: Man opens fire on officers doing surveillance near his property

Proposed SC bill would let parents off the hook for leaving children if ‘basic needs are met’

FBI Top Ten fugitive killed during arrest operation in NC

School board members speak out against proposed ethics changes

For the first time since the filing of a massive education reform bill, the Senate Education subcommittee heard testimony for the first time.

Lawmakers seek harsher penalties for looters

A new bill could lead to harsher penalties for people who steal during declared states of emergency.

Report: Animal control responded to call for cat bigger than 'full-grown lab’ in Goose Creek

The homeowner had described that cat as bigger than her full grown lab and “definitely black.”

SC library officials tell county council Drag Queen Story Hour canceled

A Drag Queen Story Hour planned at an Upstate library has been canceled, officials say, but organizers say they believe it will still happen.

NC residents impacted by Florence eligible for recovery case manager

North Carolina residents whose lives were impacted by Hurricane Florence may be eligible to get a case manager to help them with their recovery.

‘Man v. Food’ to visit Wrightsville Beach for filming

The Cooking Channel show Man v. Food will film along the strand at Wrightsville Beach.

  A look into how Charleston County deputies transports mental health patients

A bill filed in response to the drowning deaths of two mental health patients last year is hoping to change the way mental health patients are transported in the state.

NC man wanted for allegedly firing weapon that led to school lockdown

A man is wanted by the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office for weapons charges.

Referendum would say ‘goodbye’ to 70-year-old dilapidated Florence Memorial Stadium

A referendum coming to vote in the coming weeks would put an outdated Florence Memorial Stadium out of commission and sanction the construction of new athletic complexes for three Florence One District Schools.

Proposed SC bill looks to put bounty on coyotes

A newly proposed two-part bill would attempt to combat coyote issues in the state.

Deputies: Lowcountry teen took pictures of naked toddler, uploaded them to pedophile site

Deputies have arrested a Lowcountry teenager accused of taking pictures of a 3-year-old naked toddler and posting them to a pedophile site.

At least 82 birds killed in large fire at Awendaw exotic bird breeding business

Investigators are working to determine what caused a fire early Monday morning at an Awendaw bird breeding business that housed hundreds of exotic birds.

NC boys going viral after stopping to honor U.S. flag

A moment of patriotism caught by a North Carolina fire department last week is being shared on social media thousands of times.

WHOA BABY! 7 coworkers in Irmo all give birth within months of each other

No, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you- these coworkers in Irmo are all new mommies!

SC town seized $135 for each person from traffic stops

A small South Carolina town along a popular route to the coast seized the equivalent of $135 for each of its residents during traffic stops over two years.

SC lawmakers considering a bill that could help keep power lines on during bad weather

Many of us in the Palmetto State know what it’s like when a storm hits, leaving some areas in the dark. But one state lawmaker thinks there could be a solution. Lawmakers say the bill they’re considering would help keep the power on during bad weather.

Midlands child with rare immune deficiency to receive bone marrow transplant

5-year-old Brelynn Seeger, of Blythwood, has dealt with a very rare Combined Variable Immune Deficiency (CVID), called IKAROS, ever since she was just 11-months-old.

Conway Police locate runaway 13-year-old

Conway Police Department is asking for the public’s help searching for a runaway child Sunday. 13-year-old Markell Riley of Conway was last seen in the Sixteenth Avenue in Conway, SC around 7:40pm on February 10.Police describe Riley as 5′0 tall, with black hair and brown eyes, last seen wearing

‘We can’t do it alone’: Robeson County Sheriff kicks off litter pickup program

Volunteers with various Robeson County law enforcement and government agencies gathered Saturday to make their community cleaner.

Florence Regional Airport briefly shut down after streaker sprints through runway

The Florence Regional Airport is running on schedule Sunday after a an indecent exposure incident caused the airport to temporarily shutdown. Major Michael Nunn with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office says shortly after noon Sunday a partially clothed woman sprinted through the runways and into a

Authorities say 20-year-old missing Lumberton man found safe

Authorities are asking for the public’s help searching for a missing Lumberton man believed to endangered.20-year-old Tevin Newell of Lumberton was reported missing on February 9, last seen on Glen Cove Drive.

Three arrested, charged after Scotland County gambling sting

Police say a three-month long investigation into an illegal gambling operation led to the arrests of three men Friday. The Scotland County Sheriff’s Office says three men are charged with Felony operating video gaming machines and misdemeanor gambling.

Robeson County traffic stop leads to drugs, cash, arrest

Robeson County deputies say a routine traffic stop led to the discovery of drugs, cash, and the drivers arrest Friday. Investigators arrested and charged Jamie Ray Jones, 39, of Maxton, NC, on Kyra Lane, Pembroke. Deputies say Jones was driving with a quantity of cocaine, marijuana, drug parapherna

Legislation hoping to stop overpopulation of pit bulls

Many are worried about the overpopulation of pit bulls in the state of South Carolina. There is legislation hoping to stop it. Representative Chip Huggins (R-Lexington) said when the issue was brought to his attention he knew something needed to be done.

SC bill would allow creation sciences to be taught in public schools

A proposed bill would allow for South Carolina high school students to enroll in a religious studies elective, taught by a church leader or religious studies group.

2 Robeson County schools placed on lockdown due to shooting in area, officials say

Two Robeson County schools were placed on lockdown and extra officers were sent to a third school because of shootings in the area, according to the school district.

Man dies from injuries sustained in house fire, one person in critical condition

A 74-year-old man died Friday from injuries he sustained during a house fire earlier this week.

SC man charged in pregnant girlfriend’s shooting death

A South Carolina man is accused of shooting and killing his girlfriend who was 9 months pregnant.

Advocates cite ‘sense of urgency’ as work on SC energy bill continues

Thousands of jobs and billions of dollars of investments are on the line according to solar companies in South Carolina.

Bill could bring South Carolina one step closer to regulating mold in public buildings

A proposed bill could bring South Carolina one step closer to regulating mold, which is something not currently required by state law.

Middle school locked down after suspended student comes near campus with a pellet gun, according to authorities

A middle school in Maxton was placed on lockdown just before 12 p.m. Thursday after a call came in of a suspended 14-year-old student on or near the campus with a pellet gun.

SC lawmakers one step closer to cracking down on teen vaping

The Surgeon General is calling teen vaping an “epidemic” and South Carolina lawmakers are one step closer to getting a handle on it.

Pastor accused of having sex with young girl, impregnating her twice

A minister in the Upstate has been arrested for allegedly having sex with an underage girl.

Judges deny request for former SC cop Michael Slager’s appeal to be reheard

His attorneys had initially filed for a possible rehearing on Jan. 18.

State lawmakers, SC Governor, explore potential sale of Santee Cooper

According to a report from a consulting firm, there are more than a dozen bidders for the state-owned power utility, Santee Cooper.

Police: Social media helps Horry Co. custom shop owner track down stolen motorcycles in Charleston

Police in Charleston may now be investigating the theft of several motorcycles from Horry County.Police responded to North Sherwood Drive Tuesday night in West Ashley over a stolen vehicle.

South Carolina senator reintroduces abortion ban bill

A South Carolina senator has reintroduced legislation that would ban abortions in the state and possibly criminalize the act, according to the Associated Press.

Four injured after 18-wheeler runs over drainage pit on I-95 that workers were in

Four people were injured early Wednesday morning after an 18-wheeler truck ran across a drainage pit on Interstate 95 that had workers in it.

License suspended for oral surgeon accused of sexually assaulting patients

A Wilmington oral surgeon who was arrested last week on charges of sexually abusing four patients has had his license suspended by the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners.

SC man high on meth squeezed 7-month-old child to death, police say

Rogers is currently being held at the Oconee County Oconee County Detention Center.

SC lawmakers working to ban minors from using tanning beds

Two South Carolina Lawmakers are working to prevent minors from using tanning beds.

City officials talk crisis communication in Columbia

Grand Strand and Pee Dee leaders gathered in Columbia Tuesday to talk about police department best practices and crisis communication in the event of a disaster.

Bill wants to offer legal protection for underage human trafficking victims

A Senate bill could help save the lives of human trafficking victims. S. 188 filed by wants to offer protection for victims of human trafficking under the age of 18.

Coroner ID’s pair found in Irmo home, rules deaths a murder-suicide

The names of the two people found dead in an Irmo home late Monday night where a baby was also found unharmed have been released.

Remains found under billboard in 1998 identified as boy, 10

The remains of a child found under a billboard in North Carolina have been identified two decades later.

Deputy assaulted after stopping to check on driver

The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office said a deputy was assaulted after stopping to check on a driver Sunday afternoon.

Myrtle Beach man facing 20 counts of child pornography

A Myrtle Beach man has been taken into custody on 20 counts of child pornography.

SC bill hopes to crack down on overpopulation of pit bulls in shelters

A bill introduced last month in the South Carolina State House of Representatives would require pit bull owners to register and microchip their dogs if they aren’t spayed or neutered.

Sheriff: Dispute between brothers ends with one stabbing the other

A dispute between brothers ended violently Monday afternoon after one reportedly stabbed the other, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.

Fugitive wanted for attempted murder in Bamberg County

Priester, 30, is wanted for two attempted murder warrants in Bamberg County in connection to his involvement in an alleged shooting incident in August 2018.

SC bill could charge dealers with involuntary manslaughter for death due to overdose

A proposed bill could lead to drug dealers being charged with involuntary manslaughter if the person they distribute drugs to overdoses and dies.

Bills aim to add mental health education in middle school curriculum

A bill filed by Rep. JA Moore (D-Berkeley) will require middle schools to offer a mental health and wellness course elective to 7th graders. Those in 9th grade would be required to take a unit of mental health and wellness as well.

Conway native meets doppelganger – ‘TODAY Show’s’ Dylan Dreyer

Christina Brooks appeared on the TODAY Show to meet her long-lost twin. As it turns out, it’s NBC News meteorologist and weekend host Dylan Dreyer.

Family says teacher who found beloved missing cat claimed $10,000 reward

The Sullivan’s Island family who posted a reward for $10,000 for the return of its pet says a teacher who found the cat has claimed that reward.

Reward doubled as search continues for teen missing since December

Relatives of a missing South Carolina teenager have doubled the reward for information leading to the Lobeco teen who vanished on his way to school.

Officers called after man dropped off at hospital with multiple gunshot wounds

Authorities are investigating after a 40-year-old man was shot multiple times on Sunday in Robeson County.

NCSBE sets hearing for election fraud investigation

More than two months after originally putting the certification of North Carolina’s 9th congressional district race on hold, there is finally a date-certain for learning an outcome.

$17.5 million Horry County railroad construction project beginning Monday

Beginning Monday R. J. Corman Railroad Company alongside Horry County government will begin a nearly $10 million rehabilitation project on nearby railroads.