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NC families have until Dec. 7 to apply for $335 Extra Credit grant

The original deadline for the grant was Oct. 15, but a court order last month extended that deadline to Monday, Dec. 7.

S.C. man charged in connection with death of 5-day-old son

  DHEC: First round of COVID-19 vaccine could arrive in S.C. mid-December

Former S.C. jail officer charged with having sex with inmate

  DHEC: S.C. records 1,754 new COVID-19 cases, 21 additional deaths confirmed

Custodian arrested after camera found in staff restroom at N.C. elementary school

S.C. couple dies days apart after getting COVID-19

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‘Black Panther’ star Michael B. Jordan spotted on Fort Jackson

Richland Co. deputy gets armed man to put down gun without pulling her weapon

‘Crime knows no jurisdictional boundaries,’ Bladen, Columbus, Robeson sheriffs announce tri-county task force

Home sales up by nearly 20% in SC, new data finds

McMaster names Highway Patrol veteran to head state’s public safety department

WATCH: S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster to make a cabinet announcement

  DHEC: S.C. records 1,612 new COVID-19 cases, 35 additional deaths confirmed

The updated figures were released Wednesday afternoon.

S.C. governor reports for jury duty

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster reported for jury duty, declining a chance to be excused because of his age and position.

City officials pass out Narcan in holiday gift bags in Lancaster, S.C.

While food and supplies were passed out in the town of Lancaster, something else was in the gift bags – Narcan.

Nash Co. deputy dies from injuries in crash

Deputy Jared Michael Allison, who had been hospitalized at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville since November 26th, succumbed to his injuries Tuesday.

Thousands of South Carolinians will lose unemployment benefits this month

WANTED: ‘Too Tall Bandit’ responsible for at least 16 bank robberies from N.C. to Tenn., FBI says

COVID-19 vaccine to be free as N.C. health officials prepare for distribution

  DHEC: S.C. records 1,297 new COVID-19 cases, 13 additional deaths confirmed

Man dies after 50-foot fall in North Carolina state park

DHEC announces 1,174 new COVID-19 cases, 27 additional deaths

Coroner identifies high school football player killed in shooting

The Charleston County Coroner’s Office released the identity of the 15-year-old boy whose body was found Thursday at an apartment complex.

Criminal investigation underway after Trump hats auctioned off at political fundraiser

The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into criminal allegations surrounding a local political group. The group is accused of auctioning off merchandise allegedly hand signed by the president, that turned out to be fake.

N.C. man jailed on $2M bond for making “terrorist threats” against Brunswick County judge

A man is in the Brunswick County Detention Center under a $2 million bond for making “terrorist threats,” according to law enforcement.

S.C. Highway Patrol trooper assaulted at sobriety checkpoint, officials say

A driver was arrested Sunday after troopers say he assaulted a South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper at a sobriety checkpoint.

Father of victim in cold case still searching for answers in son’s murder

Every year on the anniversary of his son’s death, Paul Valentine sits outside his truck with a simple sign offering a cash reward for any information leading to a conviction in the case. This year it’s $10,000.

Foster dog and 11 puppies saved on Thanksgiving Day

Marion Pond has fostered dogs before with Eunoia Rescue, but none like her most recent one, Chiquita who went into labor Thanksgiving Day.

Man arrested for ‘weapons of mass destruction’ after explosive device found in Huntersville apartment

Police say 38-year-old Justin Lloyd Colman was arrested Sunday and has been charged with two counts of weapons of mass destruction and two counts of firearm by a felon.

SC House to meet this week to organize, not pass bills

The House plans to meet Tuesday and Wednesday to get ready for the 124th session of the General Assembly.

Winter Weather Preparedness Week starts in South Carolina

Emergency officials in South Carolina want residents across the state to spend next week preparing for winter and possible icy weather

77-year-old woman killed in drive-by shooting in SC

Deputies have not released any information on the shooting.

USCG rescue 3 from sinking vessel off NC coast

Members of the United State Coast Guard along with a good Samaritan rescued three mariners on Friday morning.

Crews put out fire at abandoned house in Downtown Charleston

The City of Charleston Fire Department says crews responded to the scene of a structure fire in Downtown Charleston Sunday morning.

DHEC to offer free HIV testing Tuesday for World AIDS Day

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control says they’ll be sponsoring a free testing event at local health departments Tuesday.

14 injured, 1 dead at shooting in SC nightclub

Authorities said deputies responded to a call about gunfire and multiple victims shortly early Saturday.

Tractor-trailer hits body in the Upstate, troopers say

The first crash happened at 4:05 a.m. Saturday.

DHEC: Total COVID-19 cases surpass 200,000 in South Carolina

State health officials reported over 1,700 new cases Saturday.

SC Aquarium offers early Cyber Monday sale, trying to save programs

The South Carolina Aquarium says they’re holding a Cyber Monday sale with big savings on memberships, while in need of more funding.

  Man wanted for taking out rifle at Moncks Corner Walmart arrested in North Carolina

Officials with the Moncks Corner Police Department announced the arrest of 53-year-old Terrence Lenard Middleton who was arrested by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department.

12-year-old Gamecock fan with cerebral palsy surprised with dream gameday experience

Banks Jones is a huge South Carolina Gamecocks fan and, thanks to some students at the university and a non-profit organization, his dreams are coming true.

Duke Energy warns of scams hitting customers

If you’re a utility customer at Duke Energy, it could be a pricey holiday season if you’re not careful.The company is reporting more than 25,000 customer scam attempts this year – the highest year on record.

Police: Hanahan man partially severs parents’ arms in machete attack on Thanksgiving Day

Authorities say Tyell Grant’s attack partially severed his mother’s arms and caused severe nerve damage, while the attack caused one of his father’s arms to be partially amputated.

  Push for adoptions of teenagers as 154 children await ‘forever families’ across S.C.

November is National Adoption Month, and in South Carolina, there are currently 154 children ready and waiting for their forever families.

Police: Three arrested for vandalizing downtown Charleston church

Officers arrested Nathan McElwain, 43, Jesse Earle, 29, and Sarah Sleeman, 30, for malicious injury to a place of worship.

Lexington Co. sergeant who served public for decades dies unexpectedly

Sgt. Cathy Etheredge, 60, had served with LCSD since 2003, but her law enforcement career spanned four decades and several agencies.

#OptOutside: Free admission offered at all S.C. State Parks on Friday

South Carolina State Parks wants to give people an incentive to be outside on Black Friday.

South Carolina teenage student athlete needs a kidney

Jasy Donaldson, 14, is hoping to find a living donor so she can stop dialysis

MUSC may start offering rapid COVID-19 testing at Charleston Airport next week

The Medical University of South Carolina may soon start offering rapid COVID-19 tests at the Charleston International Airport.

Union Co. couple uses lottery winnings to help feed those in need on Thanksgiving

A Union County couple is using their lottery payday to give back to the community.

12-year-old boy charged in shooting of classmate at N.C. middle school

A 12-year-old boy police say shot a 12-year-old girl at a North Carolina middle school Tuesday morning has been charged.

Age-progressed photo of missing S.C. woman released as mystery continues

It has been six years since an 18-year-old woman vanished while walking a half-mile from her uncle's home to the home she shared with her godmother.

McMaster authorizes DHEC to move forward with COVID-19 testing at schools

The South Carolina governor has given the green light to allow rapid tests kits to be sent to all public schools.

  DHEC: S.C. records 1,243 new COVID-19 cases, four additional deaths confirmed

The updated figures were released Wednesday afternoon.

UofSC president tests positive for COVID-19

University of South Carolina President Bob Caslen learned Tuesday night that he tested positive for COVID-19, the university confirmed.

Extended Benefits program to end in December in SC

A state’s unemployment rate recorded for three months helps to determine when the program begins and ends.

Jaime Harrison launches new PAC, keeps options open after Senate loss

Ultimately, the former South Carolina Party Chairman lost by 10 points, but the loss doesn’t mean Harrison is leaving politics.

Teacher accused of having relationship with student sentenced to 5 years of probation

A Lowcountry middle school teacher accused of soliciting a minor and criminal sexual conduct has been sentenced to 5 years of probation.

  DHEC: S.C. records 1,374 new COVID-19 cases, 23 additional deaths confirmed

The updated figures were released Tuesday afternoon.

Murder suspect surrenders to Robeson County Sheriff’s Office

A man accused of stabbing a man to death in Robeson County has turned himself in.

  S.C. sees increase in COVID-19 testing ahead of Thanksgiving holiday

COVID-19 testing locations across South Carolina have seen an increase in testing over the past two weeks.

Columbia Fire issues 130 mask violations in 3 days

Prior to this weekend, Jenkins said his team had only written about 50 tickets, more than half of them over Halloween weekend.

DHEC announces over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases, five additional deaths

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Monday 1,095 new COVID-19 cases and five additional deaths.

World War II veteran from Ladson turns 104 years old

Pinckney has 12 living children, 45 grandchildren, 76 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren. He lives in the College Park area.

DHEC: SC reports over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases, 9 new deaths

Officials released the latest data on the virus on Sunday.

Coast Guard rescues two men from capsized boat outside of North Charleston Jetties

Coast Guard crews rescued two people after their 40-foot vessel capsized outside of the North Charleston Jetties, Friday.

DHEC: Over 1,500 new COVID-19 cases in SC, 26 new deaths reported

State health officials released the latest numbers on the virus Saturday.

Police searching for missing Mount Pleasant teen

The Mount Pleasant Police Department says they’re looking for a missing teen suspected to be in the Charleston area.

University of South Carolina makes testing a priority as holiday break approaches

With the Thanksgiving holiday fast approaching, the university says they have the resources to complete about 2,000 tests per day.

  S.C. Dept. of Education leaders caught off guard by McMaster’s school test kit announcement

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster made a major announcement on Thursday that all public schools in the state would receive COVID-19 testing kits.

Christmas tree sellers taking COVID-19 precautions

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all our lives in different ways, and with a recent spike in cases it will change how many of us celebrate the holidays.

SLED releases statement, information into investigation of teen who drowned

The investigation into Weatherspoon’s death spanned four months and involved interviewing nearly 40 witnesses.

Baby killed in Fairfield County crash

The driver and a child in the front seat of the car were also hurt.

  DHEC: S.C. records 1,479 new COVID-19 cases, 26 additional deaths confirmed

The updated figures were released Friday afternoon.

3 arrested, more than $195K worth of fentanyl seized during traffic stop in Caldwell Co.

Three people were arrested and more than $195,000 worth of fentanyl was seized during a traffic stop in Caldwell County.

SC epidemiologist urges citizens to wear masks, social distance amid rise in COVID-19 cases

State Epidemiologist Dr. Linda Bell said she’s concerned by the numbers and the high positivity rate, saying that the state isn’t going in the direction she hoped.

23-year-old Livingstone College student dies from COVID-19 complications, school says

Livingstone College President Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins Sr. says officials learned that 23-year-old Jamesha Waddell, a senior, died Thursday morning.

McMaster urges South Carolinians to ‘Test Before Turkey’; announces COVID-19 test kits for schools

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and state health officials will hold a briefing Thursday evening on the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  McMaster attends groundbreaking for Buc-ee’s location in Florence

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster will make two stops in the Pee Dee on Thursday, the governor’s office said.

  Forging Ahead: DHEC leaders break down South Carolina’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

With less than two months to the close of 2020, we are on the cusp of an anticipated rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine.