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Crews find potential time capsule in base of Calhoun Statue in downtown Charleston

Crews have reportedly found what’s believed to be a time capsule hidden in the base of the former Calhoun statue.

House Speaker wants to add 2 justices to SC Supreme Court

NCDHHS: State’s first identified case of B.1.1.7 COVID-19 variant is in Meck Co.

Advocacy groups renew push to reform civil asset forfeiture law

3 North Carolina catfish records were broken during pandemic

Muschamp, USC agree to lower buyout settlement

  ‘Viruses live to mutate’: DHEC emphasizes importance of getting second dose of vaccine

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From SC to DC: Jaime Harrison focuses on Democrats’ national goals as new DNC chair

  DHEC says new online scheduling platform, vaccine question call line to go live next week

Financial relief now available to thousands of South Carolinians who’ve gone months without work

Report: COVID-19 impact on SC teaching jobs still unclear; districts to be surveyed again

McMaster: SC National Guard troops returning home this weekend after serving at Capitol

Walmart expanding COVID-19 vaccine program to South Carolina

SC newborn dies after testing positive for meth, mother charged with homicide

An autopsy conducted at the Medical University of South Carolina concluded the child’s death was caused by the mother's drug use.

N. Charleston elementary students express happiness, hope in letters to Biden, Harris

North Charleston elementary students expressed their happiness and hope of meeting President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in letters the children wrote to the newly elected duo.

Sumter man charged with stealing, selling more $850K worth of scrap metal

Officials say 42-year-old Samuel Prescott Jr. stole scrap metal on multiple occasions from a business located on Industrial Road and sold it to a business.

  DHEC: S.C. registers over 3,500 new COVID-19 cases, 23 new deaths announced

The updated figures were released Friday afternoon.

Sen. Goldfinch calls on McMaster to make general head of S.C.’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort

‘This is unconscionable’: National Guardsmen relocated from Capitol to parking garage

SC Heartbeat Bill heads to full Senate after lawmakers vote out exceptions for rape, incest

Investigators identify victims of 1976 cold case out of Sumter County

‘We can breathe:’ Biden immigration plans could affect SC immigrants

6-year-old boy dies after being attacked by dog in Hampton Co.

  S.C. lawmakers grill DHEC leaders on vaccine distribution process, speed

For four hours on Thursday, leaders with the Department of Health and Environmental Control faced tough questioning from several South Carolina about the vaccine distribution across the state.

  Excitement builds among lottery players as Mega Millions jackpot hits nearly $1 billion

It’s the second highest Mega Millions jackpot in history.

Opponents worry bill could expand private influence over SC public schools

Some state lawmakers are pushing to expand schools of choice in South Carolina under a new designation called “schools of innovation."

  Deputies: Coyote pulled from SC elementary school restroom

Berkeley County school traffic deputies and staffers worked together to expel a coyote that wandered into an elementary school building Wednesday.

  DHEC: S.C. registers over 3,300 new COVID-19 cases, 39 new deaths announced

The updated numbers were released Thursday afternoon.

  SC reports 3rd consecutive drop in weekly first unemployment claims

South Carolina employment officials released the latest totals of first-time unemployment claims, showing nearly 6,700 people filed in the week ending Saturday.

Clyburn: Bush called him a ‘savior’ for boosting Biden

Clyburn believes Wednesday was historic.

Local SC fashion designer dresses V.P. Kamala Harris, Former First Lady Michelle Obama

First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, showing her commitment to American-made designers, wore a blue coat and dress by Alexandra O’Neill.

  ‘Every dose of these vaccines should be used’: DHEC issues new guidance to speed up vaccination process

The Department of Health and Environmental Control has released new guidance to accelerate the process of getting people vaccinated in South Carolina.

North Carolina cities OK ban on hairstyle discrimination

Two city councils in North Carolina have unanimously passed ordinances protecting against discrimination for wearing hairstyles such as braids, dreadlocks or afros.

DHEC, CDC review shows ‘South Carolina is getting fair, appropriate allocations’ of vaccine

Questions have been raised over why data shows South Carolina may not be getting as much vaccine as neighboring states.

DHEC creating new phone line to handle only vaccine-related calls in S.C.

The Department of Health and Environmental Control said it will soon be easier to get vaccine appointment help in South Carolina.

  Charleston police identify murder, carjacking suspect shot in officer-involved shooting

Authorities identified the suspect as Montrez Cyrus Simmons who is a suspect in a recent murder in Georgetown, a carjacking in Mount Pleasant and a second armed carjacking Tuesday night in Charleston.

  Law enforcement outnumbers protesters at SC Statehouse on Inauguration Day

Law enforcement officers heavily guarded South Carolina’s capitol Wednesday as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris took their oaths of office in Washington.

Kroger pharmacies in S.C. offering appointments for COVID-19 vaccine

Those eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in South Carolina have an additional place to make an appointment.

  DHEC: S.C. registers over 3,500 new COVID-19 cases, 56 new deaths announced

The updated figures were released Wednesday afternoon.

40-year-old teacher, coach at middle school in Rowan County has died of COVID

A well-known and loved teacher and coach at a middle school in Rowan County has died of COVID-19, according to sources close to the family.

‘Thank you for your service to our nation!’: Sen. Graham poses with S.C. National Guard troops before inauguration

“Thank you for your service to our nation!” Graham tweeted along with pictures of him and the troops.

S.C. couple charged with homicide by child abuse, SLED says

A man and woman have been charged with homicide by child abuse in connection with the death of a juvenile, according to Justin Lee Campbell, a spokesperson with the City of Simpsonville.

S.C. state parks offer mountains to sea virtual field trips

South Carolina state parks are offering virtual field trips to students who can’t travel in person.

Murder, carjacking suspect shot following chase with police in Charleston

Police say a man wanted for multiple violent crimes in the Lowcountry including murder and carjackings has been arrested following a chase in the Charleston area which led to the suspect getting shot.

FBI makes first federal arrest in North Carolina related to U.S. Capitol insurrection

Late Tuesday afternoon, special agents and officers arrested Christopher Raphael Spencer of Pilot Mountain, North Carolina.

Tips lead to discovery of more than 200 pounds of drugs, rifles at Crowfield Plantation home

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office arrested 24-year-old Nathan Dean Martinko. Sheriff Duane Lewis said Martinko’s arrest came following an investigation that was initiated after several community tips.

  ‘More vaccine doses are on the way’: Graham, McMaster meet with S.C. health leaders on vaccine distribution

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is now getting involved in the effort to get more vaccines to the state.

  DHEC: S.C. registers over 2,500 new COVID-19 cases, 11 new deaths announced

The updated figures were released Tuesday afternoon.

SCHA: 69% of doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine distributed throughout S.C. hospitals

A majority of hospitals in South Carolina have distributed all of the COVID-19 vaccine doses they have received to date, according to officials.

Publix COVID-19 vaccination appointments fully booked in S.C. hours after opening

Publix said appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine are fully booked, just one day after announcing they would be administering the shot.

IRS warns South Carolinians of potential COVID-19 relief payment scams

As the Internal Revenue Service continues to distribute the second round of Economic Impact Payments, the agency is urging South Carolinians to be on the lookout for scams.

‘Moving at an unacceptable pace’: S.C. lawmakers form committee to review COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Two South Carolina leaders announced on Monday the formation of a committee that will review the state’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

Rising costs drive S.C. firefighters out of communities

As rental and home prices increase throughout the state, some firefighters say they can’t afford to live in the communities they work in.

Four charged with murder after body found in trunk in N.C.

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office said a Roanoke Rapids police officer stopped the car around 1 a.m. Monday.

‘I still can’t believe it’: Gamecock hoops legend Wilson in awe of statue

While the statue captures the reigning WNBA MVP in her element on the court as a Gamecock, it’s something that still leaves former South Carolina women's basketball star A'ja Wilson in awe.

No. 4 South Carolina, Boston beat No. 15 Arkansas 104-82

The Gamecocks current force down low took control of the things in beating the Razorbacks.

  Despite COVID-19, Pee Dee community comes together to remember Martin Luther King

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday to honor the life and service of the civil rights icon.

  DHEC leader addresses drive-thru vaccine clinic at S.C. State Fairgrounds, why it wasn’t publicized

DHEC's interim public health director wants to assure people that a vaccine clinic at the South Carolina Fairgrounds was not a secret.

  ‘Something’s not right,’ Family believes missing New Hanover County teen is in danger

Its been 55 days since anyone has seen a 15-year-old boy missing from Carolina Beach.

  ‘Our top priority right now is giving those shots’: McMaster urges S.C. hospitals to speed up COVID-19 vaccine rollout

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is urging hospitals across the state to speed up the process of administering the COVID-19 vaccine.

  DHEC: S.C. registers over 2,900 new COVID-19 cases, 8 new deaths announced

The updated figures were released Monday afternoon.

Publix to begin offering COVID-19 vaccines by appointment in S.C.

Those eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in South Carolina will now have one more place to make an appointment.

Small earthquake recorded in Midlands of SC

The magnitude 2.1 earthquake happened just before 6 a.m. Monday in Sumter County.

‘Bold and transformative’: Gov. Henry McMaster reflects on MLK’s legacy

Gov. Henry McMaster reflected on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday.

‘It still hurts’: York County deputies pay tribute to detective killed three years ago during ambush

Not only did he protect and serve, but he also changed many lives in the meantime.

Ga. & S.C. saw increase in gun sales in 2020

2020 was a tumultuous year that stirred-up uncertainty, and fear in many Americans.

Protestors gather at State House over free speech concerns

Florence resident Shawn Laurie organized the event, titled “Drive4America”.

Charleston Police release suspect information in Democratic HQ vandalism

Anyone with information on who the suspect is or his whereabouts is asked to contact the Charleston Police Department.

SC’s King Day at the Dome rally going virtual in 2021

The NAACP is holding an event on Zoom starting at 10 a.m. Monday.

Colleton County detective dies after catching COVID-19

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office says one of their detectives has died after contracting COVID-19.

DHEC: SC eclipses 350K total COVID-19 cases, 77 new deaths reported

State health officials reported the latest data on the virus Sunday.

  Grand Strand lawmakers send letter asking for federal assistance with COVID-19 vaccine

The letter dated Friday is asking for assistance for the state to receive more doses.

Charleston Co. Democratic Party headquarters vandalized

The Charleston County Democratic Party says their headquarters has been vandalized.

DHEC: Over 4,500 new COVID-19 cases in SC, reporting error resolved

The state health agency said it resolved an internal system error that made this week's results incomplete.

State, local law enforcement discuss safety measures in place leading up to Inauguration Day

The South Carolina State House will be closed to the public from Jan. 16 to 20.

DHEC agrees to update pollution permits for three coal plants affecting waterways

The decision comes after a lawsuit claimed the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control was failing to enforce water pollution protections.

Kershaw County sheriff, former deputy named in lawsuit over alleged assault

The lawsuit names Sheriff Lee Boan and Johnathan Goldsmith over an incident where Goldsmith knocked out a Kershaw man, Tony Sims, in mid-October following a suspicious vehicle call.

Deputies: Among armed robberies, suspects threw $20 bills, wished customers ‘Merry Christmas’ in S.C.

Lancaster County deputies charged 21-year-old Reco Lamont Miller for his alleged role in three armed robberies at businesses from Dec. 14-23, 2020.

‘No specific threats to the state of South Carolina’ ahead of Inauguration, officials say

The FBI has warned of the potential for armed protests at all 50 statehouses, as well as the U.S. Capitol. State officials say the South Carolina State House and the surrounding area are secure.

Beaufort Memorial Hospital canceling COVID-19 vaccine appointments due to decrease in expected shipment

Beaufort Memorial Hospital is canceling COVID-19 vaccination appointments after the hospital says it was informed it would not receive the expected dosage shipments in the coming weeks.

SC hospitals will receive 20-25% of requested COVID-19 vaccine doses next week

The SCHA says hospitals will still receive the same out of Pfizer vaccine that it has been getting.