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  Pro-life and pro-choice advocates debate fetal heartbeat bill

Pastor Foster testified before a House Judiciary Subcommittee Thursday morning. He said he would like to see the Personhood Act signed into law, but he also supports H.3020.

  WMBF News puts CBD products to the test

Deputies search for man wanted in breaking and entering case

  Lethal Libido: FDA warns the public of dangerous over-the-counter male enhancement pills

  SC Senator introduces resolution pushing for sale of Santee Cooper

  ‘Fetal heartbeat’ bill proposes abortion restrictions, stirs up controversy

  EMTs let a man walk away to his eventual death in SC

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NC man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting teen girl during sleepover

  VIDEO: SC teen thought to never talk again speaks for first time in nearly 2 years

10-year-old boy among those flown to hospital after serious crash

SC pilot found dead after plane disappears from radar

Educators, senators work together to change education bill

  SC bill would require online training course for bartenders, servers

  ‘They are suffering:’ SC neighbors trying to help after ducks found injured with blow darts

Wildlife conservationists are looking for answers after a pair of ducks were found injured at the International Club in Murrells Inlet.

Fort Bragg collects cards for WWII veteran’s 100th birthday

A special member of Fort Bragg is turning 100 years old this week, and staff members need your help to make him feel special.

  Bill seeking to regulate mold in public buildings in SC passes state House, Senate

A proposed bill that could bring South Carolina one step closer to regulating mold is now one step closer to becoming a reality.

VP Mike Pence coming to Myrtle Beach to campaign for Sen. Lindsey Graham

Vice President Mike Pence is set to visit Myrtle Beach later this month as Sen. Lindsay Graham starts his 2020 re-election effort.

Beto O’Rourke to make first SC stop as presidential candidate next weekend

Reward offered after Murrells Inlet ducks tortured with blow darts

Country legend Charlie Daniels honored as honorary deputy at Florence show

Police: Man had shotgun, brass knuckles, knives and propane tanks in Market Common

10 inmates released from SCDC early due to miscalculations of sentences

Graham blocks measure calling for release of Mueller report in Senate, despite unanimous House vote

Search underway for missing plane that was headed for SC

Search crews are hunting for a missing plane that was headed to South Carolina Thursday evening but never arrived, according to officials.

Alleged shooter in New Zealand mosque attacks mentions Dylann Roof as inspiration

The man who authorities say killed at least 49 people Friday in shootings at two New Zealand mosques mentions Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof as inspiration.

New legislation could let you take more of your favorite craft beer home

Some legislation being debated in the South Carolina Senate would allow breweries to open a satellite taproom away from their production area.

President Trump signs bill naming Fort Sumter, Fort Moultrie national parks

Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie are officially national parks after President Donald Trump signed a public lands bill into law this week.

Deadline nears for second round of Hurricane Florence recovery grants

Friday is the deadline for non-profit organizations, governments and community-based groups to apply for the second round of competitive grants for Hurricane Florence relief.

Winner of $1.5B Mega Millions jackpot was woman who decided to take ‘scenic drive,’ lawyers say

The winner has chosen to remain anonymous and chose a cash option of a one-time payment of $877,784,124,

  McMaster: Carolina Panthers hope to relocate facilities, 150+ employees to South Carolina

Governor Henry McMaster announced Wednesday that a meeting with leadership from the state’s general assembly and the Carolina Panthers are looking to moving their football operations to South Carolina.

Four men sentenced for smuggling turtles internationally, SC District Attorney says

Four men are sentenced for smuggling turtles internationally, the South Carolina District Attorney office says.

Budget debate in SC House shifts to discussion on abortion

The budget debate in the House spent time on abortion.

  Judge denies jail informant’s request for lawyer after filling lawsuit tied to Brittanee Drexel disappearance

A federal judge has stricken down an inmate’s request to be represented by an attorney after filing a lawsuit in reference to the 2009 disappearance of Brittanee Drexel.

Bill would allow Daylight Saving Time all year in SC

A Senate committee has passed a bill that says lawmakers want South Carolina to stay on Daylight Saving Time all year if the federal government allows it.

Ellen DeGeneres gives Summerville teens full-ride scholarships to CofC

Jaheim President and Darius Smith appeared on the show

  Federal investigators issue subpoenas in NC-9 investigation

The Department of Justice has issued subpoenas for a federal grand jury investigation into allegations of election fraud in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District.

  SC Criminal Justice Academy to change structure in an effort to graduate more officers

Officers hired by HCPD in October 2018 won’t be out on patrol until a year after they were hired, but according to the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, that’s all going to change as it restructures how officers are trained and certified.

  Proposed bill would make cancer an occupational disease for firefighters

A proposed bill in the house would make cancer an occupational disease for firefighters.

Authorities search for fugitive in connection to organized crime ring spanning many counties

The Scotland County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a man wanted for multiple felonies tied to an organized crime operation.

Police arrest woman accused of stealing $4K puppy from pet store

Summerville police arrested a woman Saturday who pet store employees say stole an expensive puppy from their store by concealing it in her jacket.

Columbia runner becomes first African American female to complete 15 marathons, each, in under three hours

Columbia runner Shawanna White recently became the first African American female to complete 15 marathons in under three hours.

Police: Texas mom abandoned five children in ‘feces filled’ home for Myrtle Beach ‘getaway’

Authorities in Texas say a mother endangered her five children by leaving them alone and unsupervised while she was in Myrtle Beach. Round Rock Police tell KXAN 28-year-old Chrystal Walraven left behind five children in a home — including an infant who investigators initially thought was dead.

23 sent to hospital after ‘serious’ car vs. bus crash near Georgetown Co. elementary school

Multiple agencies are still investigating Saturday after a Williamsburg County transport bus collided with a car near a Georgetown County elementary school.Georgetown County Fire and EMS Assistant Chief Tony Hucks says 19 passengers have been transported to area hospitals after the collision. Huck

  2020 Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris stops in Myrtle Beach

Kamala Harris’ campaign stop in Myrtle Beach was anything but traditional, no armed security, no podium. Instead the California Senator stood on a chair in Big Mike’s Soul Food and answered questions on her platform.“This is about a collective vision, not on who we are right now,” Harris began. “Bu

Sheriff: Gun found on middle school campus; 14-year-old in custody

A 14-year-old student was taken into custody after deputies said he brought a gun to his middle school.

NMB healthcare aide accused of stealing $11K from former mayor

A woman trusted to take care of a former mayor is now accused of stealing from her.

College of Charleston students rally for change after racist video surfaces

Hundreds of students gathered at the College of Charleston courtyard Friday to speak up and speak out on a racist video circulating on social media.

Judge rejects bid for new trial for man convicted of killing Michael Jordan’s father

A North Carolina judge said on Friday he won’t allow a man convicted of killing Michael Jordan’s father to have a new trial.

  College of Charleston students walk out in protest over racist video

A group of College of Charleston students walked out of class Friday afternoon in protest of a social media video showing what appears to be students making racist statements.

Troopers identify FedEx truck driver killed in fiery accident

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol has identified the FedEx driver who was killed when his truck caught fire Thursday morning after a crash on Interstate 40.

  College of Charleston investigating after social media video appears to show students making racist statements

Officials with the College of Charleston are investigating and promise “appropriate action” after they say a social media video surfaced showing what appears to be students making racist statements.

  SC Representatives have sights set on budget plan debate

A day after the House of Representatives passed a massive education reform bill, they are on to another major task. A $29.95 billion dollar budget debate.

Fifth arrest made on election-related crimes connected to NC-9 investigation

Two women have now been arrested on election-related crimes connected to the investigation into election fraud in North Carolina’s 9th District.

House passes extensive education reform bill after hours of debate

After six hours of debate, the South Carolina House of Representatives voted to pass a massive education reform bill Wednesday evening.

  Chicago man makes crosses by hand for all Alabama tornado victims

In all the sadness that that surrounds the tragedy people in lee county are facing right there is a glimpse of hope that drove all the way from Chicago to simply show love to the families who lost loved ones.

Rep. Tom Rice supports federal grant for I-73 construction

Congressman Tom Rice released a statement Tuesday night praising the South Carolina Department of Transportation for applying for federal money to build I-73.

Man who kidnapped 4-year-old Johns Island girl sentenced to 3 life sentences

The man charged with attacking a Johns Island woman and kidnapping her 4-year-old daughter will face three life sentences behind bars.

Police say woman smashed mirror, posed as an officer

Police say a woman is accused of smashing a mirror at the sight of her own reflection while dancing at a North Carolina nightclub and then posing as a law enforcement officer.

Fired Robeson County deputy speaks out about Hania Aguilar investigation

One of the Robeson County sheriff’s deputies who lost his job following an internal investigation in connection to the death of 13-year-old Hania Aguilar is speaking out about the case.

Robeson County deputies arrest man wanted for murder in NC

A man wanted for murder was arrested Monday morning in Robeson County, according to the sheriff’s office.

Family receives keys to new home built with Hurricane Matthew recovery funds

A family in Robeson County now has a place to call home after losing their house during Hurricane Matthew.

UofSC’s student-led Dance Marathon raises $1.038 million for children’s healthcare

Hundreds of USC students are currently locked into a 14 hour Dance marathon to raise money for children’s health.

  Group launches study on the potential impact of gaming, gambling in South Carolina

According to a 2017 Winthrop University poll, 67 percent of South Carolinians were in favor of allowing casinos if the revenue was used for a specific need, such as roads.

American Airlines apologizes after SC woman, son with rare skin condition removed from flight

Jordan Flake posted on Feb. 28 that she and her 12-month-old son, Jackson, had boarded their American Airlines flight before an airline employee came and asked about her skin condition.

Oak Island, NC, motel destroyed in overnight fire

A large number of first responders are working to control the heavily-involved structure fire including crews from Southport, St. James, Sunny Point, and Sunset Harbor.

Winner claims $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot in South Carolina

The South Carolina Education Lottery Commission announced Monday the winner of the $1.5 billion jackpot from the Oct. 23 Mega Millions drawing.

NCSBE sets date for new 9th Congressional District election

The North Carolina State Board of Elections set a date for the new 9th Congressional district election in a meeting Monday afternoon.

‘It’s natural and it helps’: SC Army veteran hopes to offer pain relief with new cannabis store

A Midlands Army veteran is finding healing, away from the front lines, after a health crisis ended her 25-year Army career.

NCHP: Driver’s speed was ‘excessive’ leading up to fatal Robeson County crash

North Carolina Highway Patrol says speed played a factor in a fatal crash Saturday in Robeson County.According to Trooper C.D. Lowry with the North Carolina Highway Patrol 34-year-old Lyn Hunt died as a result of the wreck off S Robeson Road. Troopers responded to the call around 7:06 pm Saturday.

  WATCH: SC student with autism gets dream shot in state championship game

"Well my classmates and friends are good and they are so very happy for me," Major said.

Cinderella Project Boutique gives free prom dresses: ‘You never know what someone is going through'

The Young Lawyers Division of the South Carolina Bar is kicked off their 18th annual Cinderella Project, providing gently used and new prom dresses, shoes, and accessories to high school students all over the state.

Performer responsive after collapsing during Lumberton community festival

Authorities are thanking quick-witted first responders Saturday after a scary moment avoided a tragic ending.Lumberton Rescue and EMS explained the situation on its Facebook page. Officials say a performer at the Rumba on the Lumber community festival suddenly suffered from cardiac arrest.

FEMA approves $41.5 million for NC Hurricane Florence response

The Federal Emergency Management Agency approved a $41.5 million reimbursement to North Carolina Emergency Management for its emergency response to Hurricane Florence.

Renewed push for ‘constitutional carry’ in South Carolina

There are bills filed at the State House that would allow anyone who can legally purchase a gun, to carry it on public places that permit it.

Police: 15-year-old girl posed as ex-boyfriend, asked for nude pics from other teens

A 15-year-old female student faces child pornography charges after police said she posed as her ex-boyfriend and asked for other students to send nude pictures.

NC Walmart greeter with cerebral palsy accepts new position to save his job

After the Walmart in Marion, NC saw the petition and the outpouring of support from the community, they announced on Facebook that Jay has accepted a position as a Self-Checkout Host. The move has saved his job.

NC authorities arrest three, shut down five businesses in illegal gambling operation

Two Lumberton men were among three arrested following an investigation into illegal video gambling in Bladen County, N.C.

Report: Man once said he wanted to date Mt. Pleasant woman he allegedly murdered

Police have announced the arrest of a 44-year-old man for the murder of a Mount Pleasant woman.

  Municipalities and retailers chime on bill that want to ban plastic bag bans

There is a renewed push in the State House to ban plastic bag bans.

Workers discover skeletal remains near railroad tracks

There’s an investigation into some skeletal remains found near railroad tracks In Lumberton.

‘Operation Rise and Shine’ nabs 41 suspects wanted in NC

The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Eastern District of North Carolina and U.S. Marshal Service, served warrants throughout the county.