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News Minute: Here is the latest South Carolina news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EDT

CHERAW, S.C. (AP) - As South Carolina continues its wait to see how the rains of Florence will impact the state's low-lying communities, Gov. Henry McMaster's flight over soggy parts of the state Monday turned from an observation trip to a rescue mission when he spotted two people stranded atop a flooded vehicle.

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) - Residents and officials in Conway, South Carolina, worry that homes will flood because the state wants to instead save the main highway into Myrtle Beach. On Monday, the Waccamaw River that cuts the city in half was already flooded and hadn't crested. Officials say they must keep the road open, or hundreds of thousands of people will be isolated. So the state is building a higher wall in its last stand on U.S. Highway 501.

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina man has pleaded guilty to attempted murder for attacking a man with a hammer. The State reported Monday that 34-year-old John Patterson Hodges has been sentenced to 15 years in prison following his plea last week. A 11th Circuit Solicitor's Office release says Hodges and the man were arguing in February when the man attempted to walk away. It says Hodges then hit him in the back of the head with the hammer.

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - Heavy rainfall from the remnants of Hurricane Florence sent tens of thousands of gallons of untreated wastewater into a tributary of North Carolina's Cape Fear River basin over the weekend. The City of Greensboro said in a statement Tuesday that about 63,000 gallons of untreated wastewater flowed from a sanitary sewer main for about four hours on Sunday.

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