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How to attend or watch Faye Marie Swetlik’s public memorial service Friday

Faye’s family wants everyone to wear bright colors, especially pink and purple, to honor Faye’s bright and bubbly spirit.

  SCDOT crews monitor, prep Pee Dee roads as winter weather moves through Carolinas

LIST: HCS, other districts announce delays; Robeson County schools closed Friday

  President Donald Trump holding rally in North Charleston

Missing Clemson University student found dead in Tenn.

  Deputies arrest driver accused of striking school crossing guard and driving off

N.C. soldiers return home from sudden Middle East deployment

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Cayce DPS officers grieve what they call the worst case of their careers

  Panel of S.C. senators listen to private company’s presentation to buy Santee Cooper

#RocksForFaye: Free community art event dedicated to keeping Faye Swetlik’s memory alive

N.C. man killed after colliding with parked tractor-trailer, troopers say

Trump to visit South Carolina ahead of Democratic primary

Missing 16-year-old Berkeley Co. boy found, taken to hospital

Officials release cause of death for 6-year-old Faye Swetlik, neighbor who ‘abducted and killed her’

The cause of death for 6-year-old Faye Swetlik is asphyxiation, according to autopsy results released by Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher Tuesday afternoon.

South Carolina’s lawsuit to block offshore drilling moves forward

A federal judge has allowed South Carolina’s lawsuit to block offshore drilling to move forward.

Deputies ask for help in search for missing N.C. man who is partially blind

The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office is asking the community to be on the lookout for a 75-year-old man who is partially blind.

Bond set at $25,000 for Colleton County Sheriff R.A. Strickland

Bond was set at $25,000 for Colleton County Sheriff R.A. Strickland who was also ordered to have no contact with the sheriff’s office.

Deputies looking for missing Colleton Co. man

School district: 149 students, 14 staff scheduled to take TB test at Lumberton Junior HS

  Coroner: 6-year-old Faye Swetlik died from asphyxiation; death ruled a homicide

  NC company charges veterans for benefits advice they could get for free

New videos show Faye Swetlik’s bubbly personality as the community continues to mourn

Where’s 10-yr-old Amirah Watson? Police issue warrant for mother’s arrest

  Tourism industry brings in record-breaking $23.8 billion for South Carolina

South Carolina’s tourism industry had another record-breaking year.

Medical examiner identifies body found in Fairmont as missing man

A body found in Fairmont has been identified as a missing man, according to Fairmont Police Chief Jon Edwards.

Darius Rucker to serve as 2020 South Carolina Tourism Ambassador

One of South Carolina’s favorite sons will now help to bring more vacationers to the Palmetto State.

Police locate family member of two young boys found alone in Chester, S.C.

Police in Chester say they have located a family member of two young boys who were found alone Monday afternoon.

  S.C. lawmakers look to modify Homestead Exemption with bill to offer larger property tax cut

Right now, the current Homestead Exemption is for $50,000. The proposed changes would raise the amount to $75,000.

Man accused of stealing S.C. deputy’s patrol car, wrecking it

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man, after deputies say he stole a Greenville county patrol car, and wrecked it on a road in Pickens County.

  ’Things can happen in a split second’: Horry County families mourn the loss of 6-year-old Faye Swetlik

The news of what happened to 6-year-old Faye Swetlik was hard on many South Carolinians, with some parents saying it’s a reality check.

Funeral expenses for Faye Swetlik to be covered

The family of Faye Swetlik will not have to pay any money for the little girl’s funeral. Caughman Harman Funeral Home said all expenses will be covered.

Man accused of breaking into several homes, threatening to kill, sexually assault women in Sumter, police say

Police have arrested a man they say broke into several homes in Sumter and threatened to kill or sexually assault the women who lived there.

Greenville County patrol car stolen, wrecks in Pickens County, deputies say

A Greenville County patrol car was stolen from a deputy’s home and was found wrecked by a rescue truck in Pickens County, according to the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.

Carolina Beach Boardwalk set as filming location in ‘Lost Boys’ pilot

With filming set to begin next month, new details about where the new ‘Lost Boys’ TV show is planning to shoot are becoming available.

Boy wanted for killing mother, 6-year-old brother and shooting father captured in North Carolina

This comes one day after Levi Norwood’s father came home to find his wife and other son shot to death.

Man charged following Thursday night gun battle with Charleston Co. deputy

Authorities say a domestic violence suspect has been hospitalized following a gun battle with a deputy in the Summerville area late Thursday night.

Middle school band teacher charged with sex crimes fired by New Hanover County Schools

Peter Frank's employment has been terminated by the board of education.

Friend of Faye Swetlik’s mother asks for public to stop spreading rumors

Jenee Scott says she has seen a lot of awful rumors and speculation on social media and asks that everyone give the family space to go through the grieving process.

Police investigate after male’s body found in Fairmont

The Fairmont Police Department, along with the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office, are working to determine the identity of the man.

Huntersville Police dog offering ‘free kisses’ for Valentine’s Day

The Huntersville Police Department posted a photo of K-9 Igor on Facebook Friday offering some “free kisses.”

President Trump holding ‘Keep America Great’ rally in Charlotte this March

The event will take place on Monday, March 2, at Bojangles’ Coliseum.

Darius Rucker’s “Wagon Wheel” keeps rolling, certified eight times platinum

Country singer Darius Rucker was surprised to learn that his song “Wagon Wheel” is now among the top five most popular country songs ever.

  Authorities: Deaths of 6-year-old S.C. girl, neighbor linked; 911 calls released

Authorities identified the man whose body was found Thursday around the same time the body of missing 6-year-old Faye Marie Swetlik was discovered.

Summerville Police searching for missing 14-year-old girl

Summerville Police are asking for the public's help to find a teen who has been missing since early January.

Daughter arrested after police find mother’s decomposed body at Charleston apartment

Investigators have arrested a 44-year-old woman after police officers found her mother's body in a horrific condition at a Charleston apartment.

Classmates show love for Faye Swetlik with Valentine’s Day cards

Students from Springdale Elementary School showed their love for Faye Swetlik by making heartfelt Valentine’s Day cards for her, this before the tragic announcement that she was found dead not far from where she disappeared.

  'An innocent kid’: Homicide investigation begins after investigators find body of 6-year-old S.C. girl

Authorities announced Thursday afternoon the body of 6-year-old Faye Swetlik has been found.

S.C. teen accused of sexually assaulting 10-year-old girl

A teenager was arrested and charged with criminal sexual acts with a 10-year-old girl in Cherokee County, deputies said.

Community devastated by death of Faye Swetlik after days of praying for her safe return

Neighbors are in shock that 6-year-old Faye's body was found in her neighborhood Thursday morning.

  Vice president shares sorrow with S.C. about missing 6-year-old found dead on day of his visit

Vice President Mike Pence said he was “deeply saddened” to hear Faye’s body was found.

Missing Whitmire teen with Down syndrome found safe

Austin McCall was found safe around 9:45 p.m., just a few hours after he was last seen.

Owner of stolen urn found

The gold and black urn was found inside a red box on Feb. 1 in a wooded area off Lakeland Avenue, off of Summerow Road.

Vice President Pence in S.C. Thursday for 9th Annual Patriot Dinner

The vice president will visit West Columbia and Charleston.

  Police ask for help identifying 2 vehicles in neighborhood where 6-year-old S.C. girl disappeared

Officials with the city of Cayce released a video Wednesday in connection to the search for missing 6-year-old Faye Swetlik.

2 arrested, charged in attempted robbery case in Robeson County

Two people were arrested in connection to an attempted robbery case in Robeson County.

  Law enforcement says it ‘can’t comment’ on whether family of missing 6-year-old face polygraph tests

The Cayce Department of Public Safety said it will now hold daily press briefings to update the public about the status of the investigation and search into a missing child.

Police arrest man accused of stealing from Lumberton jewelry store

Lumberton police tracked down the man accused of stealing for a jewelry store.

Dog found abandoned and severely injured in York Co. leads to possible dog fighting investigation

The dog was found on January 28 on the dirt road portion of Ratchford Road, near Alexander Love Highway.

Governor McMaster presents proclamation to rock band KISS

Before the iconic rock band KISS took the stage in Columbia on Tuesday, they were greeted by Gov. Henry McMaster with a very special gift.

Woman charged after officer finds meth pipe in child’s pants during traffic stop, police say

A woman has been charged after an officer found a meth pipe in the pants of a child in the back seat during a traffic stop Wednesday morning.

‘We’ve got to find her’: Faye Swetlik’s grandmother just wants her home

As the search continues for missing 6-year-old Faye Swetlik, community members in Cayce are turning to prayer.

  Officials: No evidence of abduction during investigation into missing 6-year-old from S.C.

Faye's family said they last saw her playing in the yard Monday after school around 3:45 p.m.

Former VP Joe Biden held South Carolina launch party in Columbia

Jill and Joe Biden were in Columbia Tuesday night and joined campaign co-chair and U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) for a South Carolina campaign launch party.

‘Armed and very dangerous’ man wanted in connection to murder in Union Co.

According to the Monroe Police Department, 20-year-old Elijah Demon Bennett, also known as Speedy, is wanted for first degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, and conspiracy to commit robbery.

Missing children found safe in N.C.

A 10-year-old boy and and 8-year-old girl have been found safe after they were reported missing in Davidson County Tuesday night.

Neighbors shocked, terrified day after 6-year-old girl disappears

State and federal law enforcement agencies have gotten involved in the search for a missing 6-year-old girl from South Carolina.

  It’s Your Money: Hurricane damage costs South Carolina millions during last 6 months

The South Carolina Insurance Reserve Fund reported paying around $6 million to more than 30 entities from July- December 2019 for hurricanes damages.

Community activist hopes ‘In God We Trust’ signs will stop the violence

On the heels of a triple murder, a Berkeley County community activist is turning to a higher power to try to stop the killing.

WATCH: Authorities to provide update on search for missing 6-year-old S.C. girl

Cayce city officials are set to provide an update on the search for missing 6-year-old Faye Marie Swetlik.

S.C. officials continue search for missing 6-year-old last seen playing in yard

The girl, who is 6, has strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing a floral skirt and polka dot boots.

  Investigation underway after body found at Williamsburg-Florence County line

An investigation has started Tuesday afternoon after a body was discovered along Beaulah Road on the Willamsburg-Florence County line, authorities said.

Gamecocks capture their first win vs. UConn in program history

Led by senior Tyasha Harris and freshman Aliyah Boston each recording double-doubles, the Gamecocks defeated the Huskies for the first time 70-52 in program history.

S.C. partners with Homeland Security to promote human trafficking awareness

The Myrtle Beach Police Department’s leader announced a major partnership to help raise awareness about human trafficking.

Gamecock fan celebrates remission of cancer ahead of big game

While South Carolina gears up for their big showdown against UConn, one Gamecock fan is already celebrating a big victory of his own.

Surveillance video captures man stealing from Lumberton jewelry store

Lumberton police are searching for a man who they said stole a couple of items from a jewelry store.

Coronavirus fears could help lower gas prices across Carolinas

As drivers see a double-digit drop in gas prices over the past month in the Carolinas, analysts say fears of the coronavirus could lower those prices even more.

Robeson County school district confirms tuberculosis case at Lumberton Junior HS

The Public Schools of Robeson County sent a letter to parents on Monday about a confirmed case of tuberculosis at Lumberton Junior High School.

Governor orders flags flown at half-staff in honor of N.C. soldier killed in Afghanistan

Governor Cooper has ordered U.S. and N.C. flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of Sgt. 1st Class Javier Jaguar Gutierrez, who was killed in a so-called insider attack in eastern Afghanistan.

Victim says relative kidnapped her after killing 2 other family members

Officials have shared the names of two people who were killed over the weekend in Columbia.

Cluster of white sharks ping off coast of Carolinas

A group of white sharks continues to hang around the coast of the Carolinas, and experts are at a loss as to why.

Charleston Korean War veteran surprised with wish before aggressive cancer treatment

Ahead of intense cancer treatment, the Marine Corps League of the Lowcountry granted the wish of a home-bound Korean war veteran with a ceremony to join the organization.