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Scott, Graham respond to report Marine Corps is considering closing Parris Island

  DHEC: 647 new COVID-19 cases in S.C., 20 additional deaths confirmed

S.C. police officer killed in head-on crash, coroner says

Chesterfield County woman charged in connection with man’s overdose death

  S.C. victims’ services groups will receive millions in grant money

SC Election Commission works to update electronic poll books

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President Trump signs Executive Order on pre-existing conditions in Charlotte

Soldier who’s been deployed for 13 months surprises mom at N.C. restaurant

S.C. governor suspends Chester Co. supervisor facing meth manufacturing, drug trafficking charges

During last day of legislative session, SC lawmakers unanimously pass rural broadband bill

  S.C. records over 600 additional COVID-19 cases, 16 new deaths

Elderly man, five animals killed in Duplin County home explosion

  DHEC: S.C. has seen ‘steady increase’ in opioid overdoses throughout pandemic

Statistics released from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control show opioid overdoses have increased across the state since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Colony Apartment community to receive free Wi-Fi following generous donation from Charlamagne Tha God

The first installation will support the residents of the Colony and North Pointe Apartments.

South Carolina approves 2nd round of federal COVID-19 aid

The state already sent $500 million to the unemployment fund.

Police: No arrests, assaults, injuries during Charlotte protests after officers not charged for death of Breonna Taylor

A march is getting underway in Charlotte Wednesday night after the Louisville police officers involved in the Breonna Taylor case were not charged for her death.

Group gathers in Charleston to protest Breonna Taylor decision

Educators across SC take personal day to advocate for yearly pay increases, better working conditions

  S.C. records over 600 additional COVID-19 cases, 25 new deaths

Man charged after brothers, ages 5 and 11, shot while playing on Charlotte apartment balcony

  SC for Ed: 27% of teachers plan to leave profession

Frustrations grow as unemployed South Carolinians wait for extra assistance

Girlfriend of suspect in shooting death of 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant in N.C. arrested

The girlfriend of the suspect in the shooting death of 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant in Wilson has been arrested.

Elton John postpones ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour stop in Columbia to 2022

Fans with tickets for the sold-out performance can use those tickets for the postponed date.

SCGOP says someone shot bullet into window of office in Lancaster Co.

The South Carolina Republican Party says someone shot a bullet into a window of their office in Lancaster County.

  ’I just want to be heard’: SC woman who called TV show in desperation finds hope

At the start of the pandemic, she left her job as a nursing assistant at a nursing home in Hilton Head because her doctor said she had too many underlying health conditions to be in an environment where COVID-19 was circulating.

Elgin man accused of associating with ISIS terrorists

Officials say that around May 2019 an online chat group was created where someone could only become a member if they were invited in, following vetting by Matthews or another trusted member.

Feds bust major meth trafficking ring in Lexington, 17 arrested

Officials seized about 35 kilograms (77+ pounds) of methamphetamine, 116 firearms, and “various quantities” of heroin and fentanyl.

Man arrested, charged with ill-treatment of animals in Berkeley County

Deputies arrested Anthony Jamison, 35, and charged him with two counts of Ill-Treatment of Animals.

  Mother of Faye Swetlik speaks to WIS for first time ahead of park ceremony Tuesday

The Springdale Police Department is inviting members of the public to remember the bubbly little girl during the event, where a tree will be planted and a bench dedicated in Faye’s honor.

  S.C. records over 700 additional COVID-19 cases, 30 new deaths

The updated figures were released Tuesday afternoon.

  S.C. restaurant sues state, Gov. McMaster over mask requirement

A Spartanburg County restaurant is suing the state of South Carolina and Gov. Henry McMaster over the executive order requiring masks in restaurants.

S.C. teachers group calls for use of personal day Wednesday for protest

The group SC for ED encouraged teachers across the state to take a personal day Wednesday to take part in a virtual protest over Facebook.

Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin form new NASCAR team, sign Bubba Wallace

Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin are teaming up to form a new NASCAR team and have signed rising star Bubba Wallace as a driver.

Two weeks left to register in S.C. for 2020 general election

South Carolinians have two weeks left to register for the 2020 General Election.

SC parents stop man accused of looking under bathroom stall at Cracker Barrel, chief says

Long said a 15-year-old girl spotted Douglas Lane, 53, looking underneath the bathroom stall.

  S.C. records nearly 400 additional COVID-19 cases, 13 new deaths

The updated figures were released Monday afternoon.

5 children reported missing from North Charleston since August

Police in North Charleston are searching for five children last seen on Aug. 21.

Silver Alert issued for N.C. man believed to be suffering from cognitive impairment

A Silver Alert has been issued for 50-year-old Robert Lee Wise, who was last seen on Edgedale Drive in High Point.

Midlands woman celebrated with parade for her 100th birthday

Scott’s family decided because of the COVID-19 pandemic that they would hold a birthday parade instead of a party.

Jacob Blake’s family leads peaceful rally for racial justice in uptown Charlotte

Blake's family, joined by many others, started at Romare Bearden Park and marched to the “Black Lives Matter” mural painted on South Tryon Street.

Largest container ship to visit U.S. east coast arrives in Charleston

The largest ship to ever visit the U.S. east coast is coming to Charleston Sunday.

N. Carolina man faces over 300 sex-related charges

The Hoke County sheriff said Sunday that Joshuah Taylor Bradshaw, 30, was apprehended by the FBI in Mississippi and returned to the county.

SC Legislature 2-week special session ends with money talk

The House and Senate are expected to hash out differences on how to spend the $700 million in federal COVID-19 aid.

Police say 2-year-old shot in central N. Carolina has died

Fayetteville police said in a news release they were notified of the boy’s death on Saturday.

  DHEC: 420 new COVID-19 cases in SC, 13 new deaths

The state health agency released the latest data on the virus Sunday.

Trump making 4th visit in as many weeks to North Carolina

Trump is set to address a crowd Saturday evening at the Fayetteville Regional Airport.

Million Womxn SC hold vigil in honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, calls on Senate to delay appointment

The Million Womxn organization plans to mourn the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Saturday evening.

‘No mo chemo’: Family celebrates end of chemo for 6-year-old boy with parade

Doctors diagnosed Eli with leukemia shortly after his third birthday. He is now 6.

DHEC: Over 134,000 COVID-19 cases now in SC, 9 new deaths reported

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

Sumter officials searching for 16-year-old girl suffering from mental illness

Officials say Johnasia Blake was last seen on September 13, around 8 p.m., by her mother at their home on Thistledown Drive.

Man charged with murder in case of N.C. man who went missing after planned car sale

A man accused of stealing the vehicle of a missing Raleigh man is now charged with murder, according to jail records.

  DHEC stresses masks are working as agency releases new data on mask ordinances

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control released updated data on Friday on the effectiveness of mask ordinances in the fight against the coronavirus.

  DHEC announces coronavirus-related deaths surpass 3,000 in S.C.

DHEC provided updated coronavirus case numbers on Friday.

2 SC boys taken from foster care home, mother wanted for questioning

Officials are looking for 9-year-old Matthew and 7-year-old Jerry Kinman.

Impacts of Sally could almost double Congaree River water levels in a few days

The river could reach 17 feet within three days as rain from Sally runs down the watershed after hitting North Carolina and the Upstate, according to Congaree River Keeper Bill Stangler.

Broad River correctional officer dies after testing positive for COVID-19

This is the second death of a staff member associated with COVID-19 at the prison.

  S.C. records over 700 additional COVID-19 cases, 27 new deaths

The updated figures were released Thursday afternoon.

  S.C. superintendent encourages school districts to return to face-to-face learning for some students

South Carolina’s state superintendent is encouraging schools to offer a return to face-to-face learning for students who need it the most.

S.C. has paid more than $4 billion in unemployment claims since pandemic began

South Carolina’s Department of Employment and Workforce said the payout of state and federal unemployment benefits surpassed the $4 billion mark since the pandemic began.

Spartanburg Co. Sheriff’s Office ends search for 75-year-old endangered man, found safely

The direction of Lynch’s travel is currently unknown.

A rare blue moon will light up the night sky this Halloween

This year’s blue moon will be a monthly blue moon. There will be a full moon on Oct. 1 and Oct. 31, 2020. Because October has two full moons scheduled, the latter full moon is dubbed as the blue moon.

State grant program could give relief to minority businesses hit by COVID-19

Businesses across the state have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and some minority businesses have been hit even harder.State lawmakers say there may be some relief on the way.

'It does not need to be this complicated’; N.C. lieutenant governor pushes for schools to reopen without mask mandate

Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Forest has called for all North Carolina K-12 public schools to reopen without requiring students or teachers to wear masks.

Driver released from hospital after shipping container falls on truck at N. Charleston terminal

A driver has been released from the hospital after a shipping container fell on his truck trapping him inside the cab. It happened on Tuesday afternoon at the Cargo Operations area at the North Charleston terminal.

  S.C. records nearly 500 additional COVID-19 cases, 28 new deaths

The updated figures were released Wednesday afternoon.

SC lawmakers vote to expand absentee voting due to COVID-19 pandemic

The bill passed with a 115-1 vote.

Former SC teacher’s license revoked after ingesting illegal substance in front of class

A student recorded a video showing what appears to be the teacher snorting a substance from the surface of his desk.

Chick-fil-A testing out Honey Pepper Pimento Chicken Sandwich in N.C., S.C.

Chick-fil-A is testing out a brand new chicken sandwich at select restaurants in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Authorities arrest two more people in connection to 2015 Robeson County homicide

The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday that two more people have been arrested in connection to a homicide that happened nearly five years ago.

Aces’ Wilson named AP WNBA Player of the Year

Wilson was named the WNBA Western Conference Player of the Week twice this season and the conference’s Player of the Month in August.

Coroner identifies 6-year-old boy who died after rescue from riptide

The Charleston County Coroner’s Office released the identity of a child who died a day after he was rescued from a riptide off Folly Beach with two other people.

  S.C. records over 700 additional COVID-19 cases, 22 new deaths

The updated figures were released Monday afternoon.

Hunterville officer receives napkin with handwritten prayer on windshield

A Huntersville police officer left a Dunkin' Donuts with more than just coffee Tuesday morning. He left with a handwritten note on a napkin that he says he’s going to keep with him.

  Three area long-term care facilities allowed to begin limited outdoor visitation

Three area long-term care facilities have been given the go-ahead for limited outdoor visitation.

President Trump to host ’Great American Comeback’ event in North Carolina

President Donald Trump is returning to North Carolina for another campaign event.

DHEC: Discrepancies in COVID test results blamed on delayed reporting

There have been some recent discrepancies when it comes to the number of reported COVID-19 cases in South Carolina.State health officials say that’s because some testing sites don’t report results on time.

DEW offering free courses to unemployed South Carolinians

More than 4,000 courses and certifications are available.

SC senators considering hazard pay bonus for some essential state employees

Senators are considering a one-time bonus for frontline state employees making $50,000 or less a year.

SC Lt. Gov. Evette tests positive for COVID-19

Lt. Governor Pamela Evette said she was tested on Friday and received the positive result on Saturday.