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  • Movie filming expected on Asheville streets

    Movie filming expected on Asheville streets

    A movie will be filming in downtown Asheville next week.
    A movie will be filming in downtown Asheville next week.
  • Durham police investigate bus explosion

    Durham police investigate bus explosion

    Durham police are investigating an apparent chemical explosion on a city bus.
    Durham police are investigating an apparent chemical explosion on a city bus.
  • Summerville man dies in pond at sand mine

    Summerville man dies in pond at sand mine

    A 29-year-old Summerville man has died after he fell into a pond at a sand mine in Colleton County.
    A 29-year-old Summerville man has died after he fell into a pond at a sand mine in Colleton County.
  • Riverbanks Zoo tops 1 million visitors

    Riverbanks Zoo tops 1 million visitors

    Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia has a fifth straight year with attendance of more than 1 million people.
    Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia has a fifth straight year with attendance of more than 1 million people.
  • Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff

    Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff

    Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in a Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a general election matchup against Democrat Michelle Nunn.
    Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in a Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a general election matchup against Democrat Michelle Nunn.
  • Man Shot At Prosperity Block Party Charged With Murder

    Man Shot At Prosperity Block Party Charged With Murder

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:54 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:54:06 GMT
    Authorities say a man wounded in a shooting at a party in Newberry County last weekend has been charged with murder in the death of another person at the gathering.
    Authorities say a man wounded in a shooting at a party in Newberry County last weekend has been charged with murder in the death of another person at the gathering.
  • SC 45th Nationwide in Children’s Well-Being

    SC 45th Nationwide in Children’s Well-Being

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:25:37 GMT
     About 23 percent of the state's children were in poverty in 2005, rising to 27 percent in 2012. About 23 percent of the state's children were in poverty in 2005, rising to 27 percent in 2012.
    South Carolina still ranks near the bottom in the overall well-being of its children. That's a finding from the latest Kids Count survey released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The ranking of 45th overall in children's ability to succeed is the same as last year's report.
    South Carolina still ranks near the bottom in the overall well-being of its children. That's a finding from the latest Kids Count survey released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The ranking of 45th overall in children's ability to succeed is the same as last year's report.
  • Conn. man wanted for murder killed by police in SC

    Conn. man wanted for murder killed by police in SC

    A man wanted on a murder charge in Norwalk. Connecticut, has been shot and killed by police outside a motel in St. George.
    A man wanted on a murder charge in Norwalk. Connecticut, has been shot and killed by police outside a motel in St. George.
  • Historically black colleges face uncertain future

    Historically black colleges face uncertain future

    By JEROME BAILEY Jr. Associated Press For generations, historically black colleges and universities have played a key role in educating young African-Americans.
    By JEROME BAILEY Jr. Associated Press For generations, historically black colleges and universities have played a key role in educating young African-Americans.
  • Sheheen's plan for SC roads doesn't raise gas tax

    Sheheen's plan for SC roads doesn't raise gas tax

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen is releasing his plan to improve South Carolina roads without raising the gas tax.
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen is releasing his plan to improve South Carolina roads without raising the gas tax.
  • 200 pairs of panties stolen at east Georgia mall

    200 pairs of panties stolen at east Georgia mall

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:06 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:06:41 GMT
    Authorities are investigating the theft of 200 pairs of panties at an east Georgia shopping mall.
    Authorities are investigating after a thief at an east Georgia shopping mall made off with a bagful of women's unmentionables.
  • Coast Guard heads to sailors off SC coast

    Coast Guard heads to sailors off SC coast

    A Coast Guard cutter is on its way to help a couple of sailors in distress about 140 miles off the South Carolina coast.
    A Coast Guard cutter is on its way to help a couple of sailors in distress about 140 miles off the South Carolina coast.
  • Primary runoff for Ga. schools post, Congress

    Primary runoff for Ga. schools post, Congress

    Georgia voters will soon decide 21 primary runoff elections, including nominations for Congress and the statewide superintendent's post.
    Georgia voters will soon decide 21 primary runoff elections, including nominations for Congress and the statewide superintendent's post.
  • First SC Bridge Built Using New Money Source Opens

    First SC Bridge Built Using New Money Source Opens

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:32:23 GMT
    This new bridge in Cherokee Co. officially opened Monday.This new bridge in Cherokee Co. officially opened Monday.
    The first bridge in South Carolina built using a new source of money is open to traffic, after a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday. The bridge is on Jumping Branch Road near Blacksburg.
    The first bridge in South Carolina built using a new source of money is open to traffic, after a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday. The bridge is on Jumping Branch Road near Blacksburg.
  • CWP Applications Double in 3 Years in SC

    CWP Applications Double in 3 Years in SC

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:55:20 GMT
    The number of concealed weapons permit applications, or CWPs , has more than doubled in South Carolina over the last three years. Because of the attention on CWPs after new laws in August of last year and February of this year, we took a look at the numbers and what the state is doing to keep guns out of the wrong hands.The new law last August prohibits anyone declared by a judge to be mentally unfit from buying a gun, and reports those court rulings to the National Instant Background Check S...
    The number of concealed weapons permit applications, or CWPs , has more than doubled in South Carolina over the last three years. Because of the attention on CWPs after new laws in August of last year and February of this year, we took a look at the numbers and what the state is doing to keep guns out of the wrong hands.The new law last August prohibits anyone declared by a judge to be mentally unfit from buying a gun, and reports those court rulings to the National Instant Background Check S...
  • Clemson reported 15 NCAA violations in past year

    Clemson reported 15 NCAA violations in past year

    Clemson reported 15 NCAA violations during the last academic year, although none of them were considered "severe" or "significant" - the two highest levels of infractions.
    Clemson reported 15 NCAA violations during the last academic year, although none of them were considered "severe" or "significant" - the two highest levels of infractions.
  • RJ Reynolds vowing to fight $23.6B in damages

    RJ Reynolds vowing to fight $23.6B in damages

    The nation's No. 2 cigarette maker is vowing to fight a jury verdict of $23.6 billion in Florida in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer.
    The nation's No. 2 cigarette maker is vowing to fight a jury verdict of $23.6 billion in Florida in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer.
  • 200 Pairs Of Panties Stolen At East Georgia Mall

    200 Pairs Of Panties Stolen At East Georgia Mall

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:59 AM EDT2014-07-21 14:59:40 GMT
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    Authorities are investigating after a thief at an east Georgia shopping mall made off with a bagful of women's unmentionables. Richmond County sheriff's officials say a thief stole 200 pairs of panties from Victoria's Secret in Augusta Mall.
    Authorities are investigating after a thief at an east Georgia shopping mall made off with a bagful of women's unmentionables. Richmond County sheriff's officials say a thief stole 200 pairs of panties from Victoria's Secret in Augusta Mall.
  • Report: Higher seas mean extreme floods in SC, NC

    Report: Higher seas mean extreme floods in SC, NC

    Rising sea levels will mean extreme floods along the coast of the Carolinas in coming years with billions of dollars in property in danger according to new reports from a nonprofit group of scientists.
    Rising sea levels will mean extreme floods along the coast of the Carolinas in coming years with billions of dollars in property in danger according to new reports from a nonprofit group of scientists.
  • Pregnant woman struck and killed by car

    Pregnant woman struck and killed by car

    Authorities say a pregnant woman has been killed as she tried to cross a highway in northeast Georgia.
    Authorities say a pregnant woman has been killed as she tried to cross a highway in northeast Georgia.
  • Semi wreck snarls traffic on Atlanta freeway

    Semi wreck snarls traffic on Atlanta freeway

    Authorities say a jack-knifed semitrailer is causing big traffic delays near a busy freeway interchange just northwest of Atlanta.
    Authorities say a jack-knifed semitrailer is causing big traffic delays near a busy freeway interchange just northwest of Atlanta.
  • Columbia to discuss Mental Health development

    Columbia to discuss Mental Health development

    The City of Columbia is holding a meeting to talk about what will happen with downtown property formerly belonging to the South Carolina Department of Mental Health.
    The City of Columbia is holding a meeting to talk about what will happen with downtown property formerly belonging to the South Carolina Department of Mental Health.
  • SC crews search for missing 11-year-old swimmer

    SC crews search for missing 11-year-old swimmer

    Authorities are continuing to search for an 11-year-old swimmer who went missing near Myrtle Beach.
    Authorities are continuing to search for an 11-year-old swimmer who went missing near Myrtle Beach.
  • Crews battle fire at Charlotte industrial site

    Crews battle fire at Charlotte industrial site

    Crews have put out a fire at an industrial site in northwest Charlotte.
    Crews have put out a fire at an industrial site in northwest Charlotte.
  • 1 dead after Newberry block party shooting

    1 dead after Newberry block party shooting

    Deputies are investigating a shooting that left one person dead and another wounded in Newberry County.
    Deputies are investigating a shooting that left one person dead and another wounded in Newberry County.
  • One Dead After Early Morning Shooting At Prosperity Block Party

    One Dead After Early Morning Shooting At Prosperity Block Party

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:20 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:20:42 GMT
    One person is dead and anther injured afters shots rang out at an early morning block party in Newberry County.One person is dead and anther injured afters shots rang out at an early morning block party in Newberry County.
    Deputies with the Newberry County Sheriff's Office are investigating a shooting that left one dead and another injured at an early morning block party in Prosperity.
    Deputies with the Newberry County Sheriff's Office are investigating a shooting that left one dead and another injured at an early morning block party in Prosperity.
  • SC’s Earthquake Risk Among Highest on New Map

    SC’s Earthquake Risk Among Highest on New Map

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-07-18 22:21:53 GMT
    A new map from the US Geological Survey showing the risk of earthquakes across the country puts South Carolina among the highest-risk areas. A large area around Charleston is one of the highest hazard areas in the nation, and most of the state is at elevated risk.
    A new map from the US Geological Survey showing the risk of earthquakes across the country puts South Carolina among the highest-risk areas. A large area around Charleston is one of the highest hazard areas in the nation, and most of the state is at elevated risk.
  • South Carolina Jobless Rate Holds At 5.3%

    South Carolina Jobless Rate Holds At 5.3%

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:05 AM EDT2014-07-18 14:05:20 GMT
    There has been no change in the jobless figure since April according to the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.There has been no change in the jobless figure since April according to the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.
    South Carolina's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.3 percent in June for the second straight month. There has been no change in the jobless figure since April according to the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.
    South Carolina's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.3 percent in June for the second straight month. There has been no change in the jobless figure since April according to the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.
  • 21 arrested in coastal drug sweep

    21 arrested in coastal drug sweep

    A yearlong investigation by federal, state and local agencies into heroin sales on the South Carolina coast has resulted in 21 arrests.
    A yearlong investigation by federal, state and local agencies into heroin sales on the South Carolina coast has resulted in 21 arrests.
  • Charleston considers midnight bar closings

    Charleston considers midnight bar closings

    Charleston Mayor Joe Riley says the city needs to require some bars to close earlier or other businesses will refuse to locate nearby.
    Charleston Mayor Joe Riley says the city needs to require some bars to close earlier or other businesses will refuse to locate nearby.
  • South Carolina woman makes clothes from castoffs

    South Carolina woman makes clothes from castoffs

    Some of Jillian Owens' passion for fashion was motivated by a desire for new garments without the creation of more waste.
    Some of Jillian Owens' passion for fashion was motivated by a desire for new garments without the creation of more waste.
  • NC, Va. groups to monitor coal ash in Dan River

    NC, Va. groups to monitor coal ash in Dan River

    Two water protection groups say they'll continue to monitor the Dan River to identify coal ash from a massive spill in North Carolina that flowed into Virginia.
    Two water protection groups say they'll continue to monitor the Dan River to identify coal ash from a massive spill in North Carolina that flowed into Virginia.
  • Risk of earthquake increased for one-third of US

    Risk of earthquake increased for one-third of US

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-07-17 23:23:35 GMT
    A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about half of the United States and lowers it for nearly a quarter of the nation.
    A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about one-third of the United States and lowers it for one-tenth.
  • Risk of earthquake increased for about half of US

    Risk of earthquake increased for about half of US

    A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about half of the United States and lowers it for nearly a quarter of the nation.
    A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about half of the United States and lowers it for nearly a quarter of the nation.
  • NC boy hit, hurt by water bottle thrown from car

    NC boy hit, hurt by water bottle thrown from car

    The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says a 2-year-old boy was injured when he was struck by a water bottle thrown from a passing vehicle.
    The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says a 2-year-old boy was injured when he was struck by a water bottle thrown from a passing vehicle.
  • Senate's idea to reform NC Medicaid OK'd by panel

    Senate's idea to reform NC Medicaid OK'd by panel

    The Senate's idea of Medicaid reform in North Carolina has cleared a hurdle in the chamber despite opposition from several medical organizations and Gov. Pat McCrory's administration, which prefer a House...
    The Senate's idea of Medicaid reform in North Carolina has cleared a hurdle in the chamber despite opposition from several medical organizations and Gov. Pat McCrory's administration, which prefer a House plan.
  • MUSC chaplain faces sex charge

    MUSC chaplain faces sex charge

    A chaplain at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing a man when he was a teenager.
    A chaplain at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing a man when he was a teenager.
  • Georgia unemployment rate at 7.4 percent

    Georgia unemployment rate at 7.4 percent

    The unemployment rate in Georgia climbed to 7.4 percent in June, a slightly increase from May.
    The unemployment rate in Georgia climbed to 7.4 percent in June, a slightly increase from May.
  • Shooting in DeKalb injures 17-year-old

    Shooting in DeKalb injures 17-year-old

    DeKalb County police are investigating a shooting that wounded a 17-year-old teen.
    DeKalb County police are investigating a shooting that wounded a 17-year-old teen.
  • Travelers Chapel invites Grand Strand tourists to 'Pray, Pause and Worship'

    Travelers Chapel invites Grand Strand tourists to 'Pray, Pause and Worship'

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:58 AM EDT2014-07-17 11:58:31 GMT
    There are thousandsof churches in South Carolina and one of the most unique ones is right here in Horry County. It's so unique, you may have never noticed it. Still, the Travelers Chapel is changing people from all over the country in aPositively Carolina way.If you don't know you're looking for it, you may never see it. TheTravelers Chapel, off Highway 501 near Conway, is one of the smallest churches in the country."A chiropractor in Conway at time, went to Washin...
    There are thousandsof churches in South Carolina and one of the most unique ones is right here in Horry County. It's so unique, you may have never noticed it. Still, the Travelers Chapel is changing people from all over the country in aPositively Carolina way.If you don't know you're looking for it, you may never see it. TheTravelers Chapel, off Highway 501 near Conway, is one of the smallest churches in the country."A chiropractor in Conway at time, went to Washin...
  • Richland County pays $750,000 in beating

    Richland County pays $750,000 in beating

    Richland County is paying $750,000 to settle a lawsuit after the beating of a handcuffed, homeless inmate in the county jail.
    Richland County is paying $750,000 to settle a lawsuit after the beating of a handcuffed, homeless inmate in the county jail.
  • 2 Tennessee women float from GA to SC island

    2 Tennessee women float from GA to SC island

    Two Tennessee women are safe after a storm blew their paddleboards from a Georgia island to a South Carolina island.
    Two Tennessee women are safe after a storm blew their paddleboards from a Georgia island to a South Carolina island.
  • Lottery earns more than $945 million for education

    Lottery earns more than $945 million for education

    Georgia Lottery Corp. officials say a record $940 million in revenue has been transferred to the Georgia Lottery for Education Account.
    Georgia Lottery Corp. officials say a record $940 million in revenue has been transferred to the Georgia Lottery for Education Account.
  • Teen Dies In ATV Accident

    Teen Dies In ATV Accident

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:26 AM EDT2014-07-17 08:26:19 GMT
    A teen died last night after an ATV accident in Newberry.A teen died last night after an ATV accident in Newberry.

    A teenager has died in Newberry County after an ATV accident on Wednesday night in which the coroner says the teen was not wearing a helmet.

    A teenager has died in Newberry County after an ATV accident on Wednesday night in which the coroner says the teen was not wearing a helmet.

  • 'The Escapade' Passengers Back on Dry Land

    'The Escapade' Passengers Back on Dry Land

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 11:50 PM EDT2014-07-17 03:50:40 GMT
    The Coast Guard says the 94 passengers and 24 crew members who were stuck aboard 'The Escapade' casino ship are now back on dry land. 7 additional crew members remain on board with the ship.
    The Coast Guard says the 94 passengers and 24 crew members who were stuck aboard 'The Escapade' casino ship are now back on dry land. 7 additional crew members remain on board with the ship.
  • Slain transgender woman was NBA player's sibling

    Slain transgender woman was NBA player's sibling

    A transgender woman found slain in Baltimore is the sibling of an NBA player.
    A transgender woman found slain in Baltimore is the sibling of an NBA player.
  • 87 year old WWII vet fined for catching dolphin in net

    87 year old WWII vet fined for catching dolphin in net

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-07-17 01:00:55 GMT
    An 87-year-old WWII veteran says it's not right that he is being fined $6,500 for finding a dead dolphin in his gill net. Outside the Georgetown County Courthouse, C.P. Mincey said, "we enjoy fishing for spots in the fall of the year." Mincey and his wife Betty live in Marion County. But during the fall, they spend time at the family beach house in Garden City. It's what happened on November 3rd on last year that brought him to the Georgetown County Courthouse this week. When he pulled his...
    An 87-year-old WWII veteran says it's not right that he is being fined $6,500 for finding a dead dolphin in his gill net. Outside the Georgetown County Courthouse, C.P. Mincey said, "we enjoy fishing for spots in the fall of the year." Mincey and his wife Betty live in Marion County. But during the fall, they spend time at the family beach house in Garden City. It's what happened on November 3rd on last year that brought him to the Georgetown County Courthouse this week. When he pulled his...
  • SC man charged with hugging child to death

    SC man charged with hugging child to death

    A South Carolina sheriff says a 26-year-old man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter more than a year after he hugged a 14-month-old child so tightly that the boy stopped breathing and died.
    A South Carolina sheriff says a 26-year-old man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter more than a year after he hugged a 14-month-old child so tightly that the boy stopped breathing and died.
  • Dad pleads guilty to helping Army son with bribes

    Dad pleads guilty to helping Army son with bribes

    Federal prosecutors say the father of a former soldier has pleaded guilty to helping his son launder $250,000 in bribes from contractors in Afghanistan.
    Federal prosecutors say the father of a former soldier has pleaded guilty to helping his son launder $250,000 in bribes from contractors in Afghanistan.
  • SC man charged with hugging child to death

    SC man charged with hugging child to death

    A South Carolina sheriff says a 27-year-old man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter more than a year after he hugged a 14-month-old child so tightly that the boy stopped breathing and died.
    A South Carolina sheriff says a 27-year-old man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter more than a year after he hugged a 14-month-old child so tightly that the boy stopped breathing and died.
  • Lines break in attempts to tow stalled casino boat

    Lines break in attempts to tow stalled casino boat

    Authorities say they've tried several times to tow a casino boat that ran aground off Georgia's coast, but the attempts failed when the tow lines broke.
    Authorities say they've tried several times to tow a casino boat that ran aground off Georgia's coast, but the attempts failed when the tow lines broke.
  • Bank of America takes $4 billion litigation hit

    Bank of America takes $4 billion litigation hit

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 2:58 PM EDT2014-07-16 18:58:27 GMT
    Bank of America said Wednesday that its second quarter earnings were hit by higher litigation expenses.
    Bank of America said Wednesday that its second-quarter earnings were hit by higher litigation expenses.
  • More than 350 dogs removed from Ga. property

    More than 350 dogs removed from Ga. property

    Authorities in Cherokee County say more than 350 dogs were found living in squalid conditions on a property near Cumming.
    Authorities in Cherokee County say more than 350 dogs were found living in squalid conditions on a property near Cumming.
  • Lines break in attempts to tow stalled casino boat

    Lines break in attempts to tow stalled casino boat

    Authorities say they've tried several times to tow a casino boat that ran aground off Georgia's coast, but the attempts failed when the tow lines broke.
    Authorities say they've tried several times to tow a casino boat that ran aground off Georgia's coast, but the attempts failed when the tow lines broke.
  • Man electrocuted trying to steal copper in Marion

    Man electrocuted trying to steal copper in Marion

    Authorities say a man has been electrocuted while trying to steal copper from the roof of a building in Marion.
    Authorities say a man has been electrocuted while trying to steal copper from the roof of a building in Marion.
  • FBI: 3 cartel members accused of kidnapping SC man

    FBI: 3 cartel members accused of kidnapping SC man

    The FBI says three men affiliated with a Mexican drug cartel are accused of kidnapping a South Carolina man and holding him for ransom in a dispute over $200,000 in marijuana.
    The FBI says three men affiliated with a Mexican drug cartel are accused of kidnapping a South Carolina man and holding him for ransom in a dispute over $200,000 in marijuana.
  • SC receives more than $1M in clean vessel funds

    SC receives more than $1M in clean vessel funds

    South Carolina is receiving more than $1.1 million from the federal government to help handle wastewater from recreational boaters.
    South Carolina is receiving more than $1.1 million from the federal government to help handle wastewater from recreational boaters.
  • SC Supreme Court Says Autopsy Reports Are Not Public

    SC Supreme Court Says Autopsy Reports Are Not Public

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 11:23 AM EDT2014-07-16 15:23:10 GMT
    The justices ruled that autopsies are medical records and fall under privacy provisions of the state's open records law. The justices ruled that autopsies are medical records and fall under privacy provisions of the state's open records law.
    The South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled that autopsy reports are not public records. The justices ruled 4-1 Wednesday that autopsies are medical records and fall under privacy provisions of the state's open records law. 
    The South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled that autopsy reports are not public records. The justices ruled 4-1 Wednesday that autopsies are medical records and fall under privacy provisions of the state's open records law. 
  • Democratic Governors releases ad critical of Haley

    Democratic Governors releases ad critical of Haley

    The Democratic Governors Association's first TV ad of 2014 in South Carolina criticizes Gov. Nikki Haley's child welfare agency.
    The Democratic Governors Association's first TV ad of 2014 in South Carolina criticizes Gov. Nikki Haley's child welfare agency.
  • FBI: Kidnapped SC Man Rescued After 6 days In NC

    FBI: Kidnapped SC Man Rescued After 6 days In NC

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 10:14 AM EDT2014-07-16 14:14:21 GMT
    The FBI said in a statement that the man was found around 5 a.m. Tuesday in a home in Cumberland County in North Carolina.The FBI said in a statement that the man was found around 5 a.m. Tuesday in a home in Cumberland County in North Carolina.
    Federal agents say they have rescued a 23-year-old St. Matthews man in North Carolina six days after he was kidnapped as part of an international plot. The FBI said in a statement that the man was found around 5 a.m. Tuesday in a home in Cumberland County in North Carolina.
    Federal agents say they have rescued a 23-year-old St. Matthews man in North Carolina six days after he was kidnapped as part of an international plot. The FBI said in a statement that the man was found around 5 a.m. Tuesday in a home in Cumberland County in North Carolina.
  • More than 100 animals seized at NC residence

    More than 100 animals seized at NC residence

    Authorities have seized more than 100 animals, including dogs, ducks and birds from a home in Belville in Brunswick County.
    Authorities have seized more than 100 animals, including dogs, ducks and birds from a home in Belville in Brunswick County.
  • NC House to consider final Common Core bill

    NC House to consider final Common Core bill

    The North Carolina Legislature is one step away from passage of a bill that repeals the state's Common Core education standards.
    The North Carolina Legislature is one step away from passage of a bill that repeals the state's Common Core education standards.
  • NC Senate to discuss Medicaid overhaul proposal

    NC Senate to discuss Medicaid overhaul proposal

    The Senate says it has a North Carolina Medicaid reform bill to discuss after the House passed its own plan recently that would shift financial risk of the government health insurance to doctors and hospitals.
    The Senate says it has a North Carolina Medicaid reform bill to discuss after the House passed its own plan recently that would shift financial risk of the government health insurance to doctors and hospitals.
  • Public asked to comment on NC oil, gas development

    Public asked to comment on NC oil, gas development

    The public now has a chance to comment on proposed rules for regulating oil and gas development in North Carolina.
    The public now has a chance to comment on proposed rules for regulating oil and gas development in North Carolina.
  • Arraignment for prostitute in Google exec's death

    Arraignment for prostitute in Google exec's death

    An upscale prostitute charged with leaving a Google executive to die when he overdosed on heroin is scheduled to appear in court for an arraignment and possible bail hearing.
    An upscale prostitute charged with leaving a Google executive to die when he overdosed on heroin is scheduled to appear in court for an arraignment and possible bail hearing.
  • SC DJJ Revealing Little About Upstate Teen’s Death in Custody

    SC DJJ Revealing Little About Upstate Teen’s Death in Custody

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-07-15 22:27:30 GMT
    The suicide happened in this building at DJJ in Columbia.The suicide happened in this building at DJJ in Columbia.
    The South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice is not saying much about how an Upstate teen died while in custody Sunday night. It happened at the DJJ Detention Center in Columbia.
    The South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice is not saying much about how an Upstate teen died while in custody Sunday night. It happened at the DJJ Detention Center in Columbia.
  • Lawyer: Mother of boy left in hot car devastated

    Lawyer: Mother of boy left in hot car devastated

    A lawyer for a suburban Atlanta woman whose husband was arrested after their son was left for hours in a hot SUV says she is devastated by the boy's death.
    A lawyer for a suburban Atlanta woman whose husband was arrested after their son was left for hours in a hot SUV says she is devastated by the boy's death.
  • FBI: Kidnapped SC man rescued after 6 days in NC

    FBI: Kidnapped SC man rescued after 6 days in NC

    Federal agents say they have rescued a 23-year-old St. Matthews man in North Carolina six days after he was kidnapped as part of an international plot.
    Federal agents say they have rescued a 23-year-old St. Matthews man in North Carolina six days after he was kidnapped as part of an international plot.
  • A look at state regulations changed after review

    A look at state regulations changed after review

    Gov. Nikki Haley touts the work of a task force she created last year to review business regulations. So far, 31 of Haley's 60 suggestions stemming from that review have been adopted:
    Gov. Nikki Haley touts the work of a task force she created last year to review business regulations. So far, 31 of Haley's 60 suggestions stemming from that review have been adopted:
  • Medical examiner: Crisco died of heart problems

    Medical examiner: Crisco died of heart problems

    The state medical examiner's office says the death of former N.C. Commerce Secretary and congressional candidate Keith Crisco was due to heart problems.
    The state medical examiner's office says the death of former N.C. Commerce Secretary and congressional candidate Keith Crisco was due to heart problems.
  • South Carolina man charged with felony bigamy

    South Carolina man charged with felony bigamy

    A South Carolina man is jailed in Buncombe County on a felony bigamy charge.
    A South Carolina man is jailed in Buncombe County on a felony bigamy charge.
  • Snake Cuts Power To Hundreds In Horry County

    Snake Cuts Power To Hundreds In Horry County

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-07-15 15:14:06 GMT
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    People in Horry County who might have been late for work can blame the snake. The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports that a snake got into an Horry County Electric Cooperative substation early Tuesday and came in contact with an electronics circuit. 
    People in Horry County who might have been late for work can blame the snake. The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports that a snake got into an Horry County Electric Cooperative substation early Tuesday and came in contact with an electronics circuit. 
  • SC man gets life for killing wife, granddaughter

    SC man gets life for killing wife, granddaughter

    A 68-year-old man who shot and killed his 9-year-old granddaughter and bedridden wife because he didn't want them to live without him has been sentenced to life in prison.
    A 68-year-old man who shot and killed his 9-year-old granddaughter and bedridden wife because he didn't want them to live without him has been sentenced to life in prison.
  • New app allows SC students to report bullying

    New app allows SC students to report bullying

    The Beaufort County School District is going high tech with its campaign to end bullying in school.
    The Beaufort County School District is going high tech with its campaign to end bullying in school.
  • Coast Guard calls off search for missing SC diver

    Coast Guard calls off search for missing SC diver

    The Coast Guard has called off the search for a diver missing off the South Carolina coast after searching for more than two days.
    The Coast Guard has called off the search for a diver missing off the South Carolina coast after searching for more than two days.
  • Man killed blocks from Atlanta police headquarters

    Man killed blocks from Atlanta police headquarters

    Authorities are investigating the killing of a man a few blocks from Atlanta police headquarters.
    Authorities are investigating the killing of a man a few blocks from Atlanta police headquarters.
  • Once Blind Turtle To Return To Wild Today

    Once Blind Turtle To Return To Wild Today

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 4:25 AM EDT2014-07-15 08:25:15 GMT
    You're invited to Briar the turtle's send-off party on July 15th.You're invited to Briar the turtle's send-off party on July 15th.
    A turtle that once faced blindness is now set to return to her natural habitat after treatment by wildlife officials on July 15th.
    A turtle that once faced blindness is now set to return to her natural habitat after treatment by wildlife officials on July 15th.
  • Update coming on black history museum in SC

    Update coming on black history museum in SC

    Officials in Charleston are scheduled to provide an update on the $75 million International African-American Museum planned for the city where the Civil War began.
    Officials in Charleston are scheduled to provide an update on the $75 million International African-American Museum planned for the city where the Civil War began.
  • NC voters see runoff primaries in 37 counties

    NC voters see runoff primaries in 37 counties

    Voters in three dozen North Carolina counties are choosing their party's nominees in a second round of primary elections, mostly for local races including district attorneys, county commissioners and sheriffs.
    Voters in three dozen North Carolina counties are choosing their party's nominees in a second round of primary elections, mostly for local races including district attorneys, county commissioners and sheriffs.
  • Senate nixes House coal ash bill, negotiating next

    Senate nixes House coal ash bill, negotiating next

    Legislation designed to clean up coal ash ponds at Duke Energy power plants in North Carolina is now heading to final negotiations after the Senate rejected the House version of the bill.
    Legislation designed to clean up coal ash ponds at Duke Energy power plants in North Carolina is now heading to final negotiations after the Senate rejected the House version of the bill.
  • SC Finally Has Inventory of State-Owned Buildings and Land

    SC Finally Has Inventory of State-Owned Buildings and Land

    Monday, July 14 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-07-14 22:29:40 GMT
    This auditorium in Columbia is no longer used by the state Dept. of Mental Health.This auditorium in Columbia is no longer used by the state Dept. of Mental Health.
    The state of South Carolina finally knows how many buildings and how much land it owns, after years of no one having any idea. Gov. Nikki Haley had issued an executive order for state agencies to compile the list, and it’s finally finished.
    The state of South Carolina finally knows how many buildings and how much land it owns, after years of no one having any idea. Gov. Nikki Haley had issued an executive order for state agencies to compile the list, and it’s finally finished.
  • NC budget talks remain slow on education, Medicaid

    NC budget talks remain slow on education, Medicaid

    North Carolina budget talks remain slow as House Republicans held a meeting with empty seats and Gov. Pat McCrory tried to keep pressure upon senators to ease back on their teacher pay proposal.
    North Carolina budget talks remain slow as House Republicans held a meeting with empty seats and Gov. Pat McCrory tried to keep pressure upon senators to ease back on their teacher pay proposal.
  • No charges against cop in Charleston teen's death

    No charges against cop in Charleston teen's death

    A prosecutor has decided not to file charges against a police officer in the death of a 19-year-old man at a Charleston apartment, saying the evidence is clear the teen shot himself.
    A prosecutor has decided not to file charges against a police officer in the death of a 19-year-old man at a Charleston apartment, saying the evidence is clear the teen shot himself.
  • Judge orders mediation in Sanford divorce

    Judge orders mediation in Sanford divorce

    A South Carolina Family Court judge has ordered U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford and his ex-wife Jenny to work with a mediator in resolving a dispute over money for their two youngest sons.
    A South Carolina Family Court judge has ordered U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford and his ex-wife Jenny to work with a mediator in resolving a dispute over money for their two youngest sons.
  • Body of Charleston boater found

    Body of Charleston boater found

    Authorities have identified a man whose body was found in the Stono River.
    Authorities have identified a man whose body was found in the Stono River.
  • Greenville hospital investigation focuses on water

    Greenville hospital investigation focuses on water

    Federal health officials are focusing on water as the possible source of bacteria that infected 15 patients at Greenville Memorial Hospital since March.
    Federal health officials are focusing on water as the possible source of bacteria that infected 15 patients at Greenville Memorial Hospital since March.
  • FAA: Small plane accident in Ga. woods

    FAA: Small plane accident in Ga. woods

    Federal investigators were expected at the site of a plane crash in west Georgia after an amateur-built experimental biplane with two people aboard was destroyed by fire after crashing in a wooded area.
    Federal investigators were expected at the site of a plane crash in west Georgia after an amateur-built experimental biplane with two people aboard was destroyed by fire after crashing in a wooded area.
  • Ravenel presents signatures for US Senate ballot

    Ravenel presents signatures for US Senate ballot

    Former South Carolina treasurer Thomas Ravenel is expected to turn in the 10,000 signatures he needs to run as an independent for U.S. Senate.
    Former South Carolina treasurer Thomas Ravenel is expected to turn in the 10,000 signatures he needs to run as an independent for U.S. Senate.
  • Teen disappears while diving off Folly Beach

    Teen disappears while diving off Folly Beach

    The Coast Guard is looking for an 18-year-old man who disappeared while taking off his gear after a dive off Folly Beach.
    The Coast Guard is looking for an 18-year-old man who disappeared while taking off his gear after a dive off Folly Beach.
  • 1 dead, 1 wounded in Columbia shooting

    1 dead, 1 wounded in Columbia shooting

    Investigators say an argument led to a shooting in a Columbia neighborhood that left one man dead and a second person injured.
    Investigators say an argument led to a shooting in a Columbia neighborhood that left one man dead and a second person injured.
  • Town Residents Rally Behind Former Latta Police Chief

    Town Residents Rally Behind Former Latta Police Chief

    Sunday, July 13 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-07-13 15:33:07 GMT
    Former Latta Police Chief Crystal Moore hugs a person as she leaves office in April. Photo courtesy WBTW-TVFormer Latta Police Chief Crystal Moore hugs a person as she leaves office in April. Photo courtesy WBTW-TV
    A small town in South Carolina has rallied to save the job of the police chief, who says she was fired because she is gay. Voters in Latta stripped all the power from the mayor who fired Police Chief Crystal Moore with a two-thirds vote in June, just two months after Moore lost her job.
    A small town in South Carolina has rallied to save the job of the police chief, who says she was fired because she is gay. Voters in Latta stripped all the power from the mayor who fired Police Chief Crystal Moore with a two-thirds vote in June, just two months after Moore lost her job.
  • Former NC Teacher Gets Life Sentence For Molesting Students

    Former NC Teacher Gets Life Sentence For Molesting Students

    Sunday, July 13 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-07-13 14:11:08 GMT
    John Thomas Patterson (mugshot courtesy Iredell Co. Sheriff's Office)John Thomas Patterson (mugshot courtesy Iredell Co. Sheriff's Office)
    A former North Carolina fourth-grade teacher will spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted of molesting students dozens of times in the 1970s and 1980s. An Iredell County jury on Friday found 66-year-old John Thomas Patterson of Mooresville guilty on dozens of counts of molesting students at the former Mount Mourne Elementary School.
    A former North Carolina fourth-grade teacher will spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted of molesting students dozens of times in the 1970s and 1980s. An Iredell County jury on Friday found 66-year-old John Thomas Patterson of Mooresville guilty on dozens of counts of molesting students at the former Mount Mourne Elementary School.
  • $50K Spent In Search For Woman Who Faked Drowning

    $50K Spent In Search For Woman Who Faked Drowning

    Saturday, July 12 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-07-12 19:53:55 GMT
    The fruitless search for a North Carolina woman who apparently faked her drowning at the South Carolina coast cost taxpayers about $50,000.The fruitless search for a North Carolina woman who apparently faked her drowning at the South Carolina coast cost taxpayers about $50,000.
    The fruitless search for a North Carolina woman who apparently faked her drowning at the South Carolina coast cost taxpayers about $50,000. The Coast Guard's cost for using a boat, helicopter and personnel to search for 42-year-old Amy Robinson was more than $42,000, while the city of North Myrtle Beach spent about $8,000.
    The fruitless search for a North Carolina woman who apparently faked her drowning at the South Carolina coast cost taxpayers about $50,000. The Coast Guard's cost for using a boat, helicopter and personnel to search for 42-year-old Amy Robinson was more than $42,000, while the city of North Myrtle Beach spent about $8,000.
  • Search for NC woman who faked drowning near $50K

    Search for NC woman who faked drowning near $50K

    The fruitless search for a North Carolina woman who apparently faked her drowning at the South Carolina coast cost taxpayers about $50,000.
    The fruitless search for a North Carolina woman who apparently faked her drowning at the South Carolina coast cost taxpayers about $50,000.
  • Mosquito-borne virus reported in South Carolina

    Mosquito-borne virus reported in South Carolina

    Health authorities are reporting South Carolina's first case of a tropical disease transmitted by mosquitoes.
    Health authorities are reporting South Carolina's first case of a tropical disease transmitted by mosquitoes.
  • Botched home birth may have caused NC infant death

    Botched home birth may have caused NC infant death

    Saturday, July 12 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-07-12 15:18:39 GMT
    North Carolina authorities say the newborn baby found buried in a suburban Raleigh yard may have bled to death after a botched home delivery.
    North Carolina authorities say the newborn baby found buried in a suburban Raleigh yard may have bled to death after a botched home delivery.
  • SC Statehouse Tours Now Available Every Saturday

    SC Statehouse Tours Now Available Every Saturday

    Saturday, July 12 2014 10:56 AM EDT2014-07-12 14:56:08 GMT
    Visitors now have more opportunities to tour the South Carolina StatehouseVisitors now have more opportunities to tour the South Carolina Statehouse
    Visitors now have more opportunities to tour the South Carolina Statehouse. Beginning Saturday, the Statehouse will be open from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. every Saturday of the month for either self-guided tours or tours with a guide.
    Visitors now have more opportunities to tour the South Carolina Statehouse. Beginning Saturday, the Statehouse will be open from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. every Saturday of the month for either self-guided tours or tours with a guide.
  • DSS Accused Of Keeping Abusive Siblings Together

    DSS Accused Of Keeping Abusive Siblings Together

    Saturday, July 12 2014 10:55 AM EDT2014-07-12 14:55:21 GMT
    A lawsuit accuses South Carolina's social services agency of knowingly placing siblings in the same foster homes, even though they knew one was abusing the other.A lawsuit accuses South Carolina's social services agency of knowingly placing siblings in the same foster homes, even though they knew one was abusing the other.
    A lawsuit accuses South Carolina's social services agency of knowingly placing siblings in the same foster homes, even though officials knew one was abusing the other.
    A lawsuit accuses South Carolina's social services agency of knowingly placing siblings in the same foster homes, even though officials knew one was abusing the other.
  • Despite New Law Allowing It, SC Families Can’t Get Cannabis Oil

    Despite New Law Allowing It, SC Families Can’t Get Cannabis Oil

    Friday, July 11 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-07-11 22:55:40 GMT
    A new South Carolina law allows the possession of cannabis oil, with a doctor’s prescription, for the treatment of epilepsy. But there’s a big problem—no one can get it. Federal law prohibits the cannabis oil, which is made from the marijuana plant, from being shipped across state lines.
    A new South Carolina law allows the possession of cannabis oil, with a doctor’s prescription, for the treatment of epilepsy. But there’s a big problem—no one can get it. Federal law prohibits the cannabis oil, which is made from the marijuana plant, from being shipped across state lines.
  • New Civil War Art Exhibit at SC State Museum

    New Civil War Art Exhibit at SC State Museum

    Friday, July 11 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-07-11 21:24:56 GMT
    New Civil War Art Exhibit will open Saturday, July 12 at the South Carolina State Museum.
    New Civil War Art Exhibit will open Saturday, July 12 at the South Carolina State Museum.
  • First Case Of Chikungunya Virus This Year Confirmed In SC

    First Case Of Chikungunya Virus This Year Confirmed In SC

    Friday, July 11 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-07-11 21:05:29 GMT
    State health officials say they have confirmed the first case of chikungunya virus this year in a South Carolina resident. The SC Department of Health and Environmental Control says a person from the Upstate got the virus on a recent trip to Haiti.
    State health officials say they have confirmed the first case of chikungunya virus this year in a South Carolina resident. The SC Department of Health and Environmental Control says a person from the Upstate got the virus on a recent trip to Haiti.
  • Pipe bombs found during Aiken traffic stop

    Pipe bombs found during Aiken traffic stop

    Investigators say a man stopped by police for speeding and arrested in a grocery store parking lot in Aiken had two pipe bombs in his car.
    Investigators say a man stopped by police for speeding and arrested in a grocery store parking lot in Aiken had two pipe bombs in his car.
  • Sheheen Posts $1.7M On Hand, Haley Has $4.5M

    Sheheen Posts $1.7M On Hand, Haley Has $4.5M

    Friday, July 11 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-07-11 15:00:45 GMT
    Haley defeated Sheheen in 2010 by 4.5 percentage points.Haley defeated Sheheen in 2010 by 4.5 percentage points.
    Democratic state Sen. Vincent Sheheen has $1.7 million for his rematch with Gov. Nikki Haley, who touts a campaign-record fundraising quarter that boosted her available cash to nearly $4.5 million. Campaign reports filed late Thursday show Sheheen's campaign raised more than $500,000 in the quarter that ended July 1. Haley raised twice as much.
    Democratic state Sen. Vincent Sheheen has $1.7 million for his rematch with Gov. Nikki Haley, who touts a campaign-record fundraising quarter that boosted her available cash to nearly $4.5 million. Campaign reports filed late Thursday show Sheheen's campaign raised more than $500,000 in the quarter that ended July 1. Haley raised twice as much.
  • NC woman scammed at hotel during hurricane

    NC woman scammed at hotel during hurricane

    A 72-year-old woman who fled to a Jacksonville hotel during Hurricane Arthur says she was scammed out of her personal information by someone posing as a hotel manager.
    A 72-year-old woman who fled to a Jacksonville hotel during Hurricane Arthur says she was scammed out of her personal information by someone posing as a hotel manager.
  • NC coal ash bill destined for compromise committee

    NC coal ash bill destined for compromise committee

    A key senator says his chamber will reject a competing version of legislation designed to clean up coal ash ponds at Duke Energy's North Caroilna power plants.
    A key senator says his chamber will reject a competing version of legislation designed to clean up coal ash ponds at Duke Energy's North Caroilna power plants.
  • Common Core compromise bill approved by NC Senate

    Common Core compromise bill approved by NC Senate

    One chamber of the General Assembly has signed off on North Carolina's pathway to eliminate Common Core in the public schools while allowing education policymakers to retain some of those academic standards in...
    One chamber of the General Assembly has signed off on North Carolina's pathway to eliminate Common Core in the public schools while allowing education policymakers to retain some of those academic standards in another...
  • Haley's campaign says she has $4.5M available

    Haley's campaign says she has $4.5M available

    Gov. Nikki Haley's campaign says she raised more than $1 million in the last quarter and has nearly $4.5 million cash available to spend in her re-election bid.
    Gov. Nikki Haley's campaign says she raised more than $1 million in the last quarter and has nearly $4.5 million cash available to spend in her re-election bid.
  • Duke vs. Duke In Legal Dispute

    Duke vs. Duke In Legal Dispute

    Thursday, July 10 2014 11:07 AM EDT2014-07-10 15:07:23 GMT
    Photos courtesy Associated PressPhotos courtesy Associated Press
    When you think of "Duke" - what comes to mind? The family of the late actor John Wayne and Duke University are in a legal dispute.
    When you think of "Duke" - what comes to mind? The family of the late actor John Wayne and Duke University are in a legal dispute.
  • Haleys report earning more than $280,000 in 2013

    Haleys report earning more than $280,000 in 2013

    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and her husband reported earning more than $282,000 in her third year as the state's CEO.
    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and her husband reported earning more than $282,000 in her third year as the state's CEO.
  • Critical habitat designated for loggerhead turtles

    Critical habitat designated for loggerhead turtles

    Federal agencies say 685 miles of beaches and nearly 200,000 square miles of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico are critical habitat for threatened loggerhead sea turtles.
    Federal agencies say 685 miles of beaches and nearly 200,000 square miles of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico are critical habitat for threatened loggerhead sea turtles.
  • WNC Plant Closing For Several Weeks

    WNC Plant Closing For Several Weeks

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-07-09 15:50:50 GMT
    Horsehead Corporation in Mooresboro, NC, is closing for up to three weeks for what the company says are repairs, upgrades, and efforts to replace equipment.
    Horsehead Corporation in Mooresboro, NC, is closing for up to three weeks for what the company says are repairs, upgrades, and efforts to replace equipment.
  • 3 corrections officers hurt at SC prison

    3 corrections officers hurt at SC prison

    Three corrections officers have been hurt after a disturbance at a state prison in Dorchester County.
    Three corrections officers have been hurt after a disturbance at a state prison in Dorchester County.
  • Red Cross urges South Carolinians to prepare for 1st Tropical Storm of the season

    Red Cross urges South Carolinians to prepare for 1st Tropical Storm of the season

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-07-01 21:12:14 GMT
    The Red Cross urges South Carolinians to take the time now to get prepared for the first tropical storm of hurricane season that could affect the Carolinas by Thursday.The Red Cross urges South Carolinians to take the time now to get prepared for the first tropical storm of hurricane season that could affect the Carolinas by Thursday.
    The Red Cross urges South Carolinians to take the time now to get prepared for the first tropical storm of hurricane season that could affect the Carolinas by Thursday. Everyone is encouraged to download the Red Cross’ free mobile apps for Flooding, Tornados, Shelters, Hurricanes, First Aid and more.
    The Red Cross urges South Carolinians to take the time now to get prepared for the first tropical storm of hurricane season that could affect the Carolinas by Thursday. Everyone is encouraged to download the Red Cross’ free mobile apps for Flooding, Tornados, Shelters, Hurricanes, First Aid and more.
  • Toddler dies in hot car; police say father forgot to drop off child at daycare

    Toddler dies in hot car; police say father forgot to drop off child at daycare

    Thursday, June 19 2014 1:10 PM EDT2014-06-19 17:10:18 GMT
    Father, Jutsin Harris has been booked on murder charges after his son was left in hot car.Father, Jutsin Harris has been booked on murder charges after his son was left in hot car.
    Police in Atlanta are investigating the death of a toddler who was left in a car in sweltering temperatures.It happened at a shopping mall in Cobb County. Police say the father was supposed to take his 22-month-old to daycare, but forgot and went to work.Dana Pierce, Cobb County Police spokesperson said, "Apparently, he forgot the child was in the car seat, in the back of the automobile. And went to work, he left work sometime around 4-4:15, only to discover the child... in the backseat.Polic...
    Police in Atlanta are investigating the death of a toddler who was left in a car in sweltering temperatures.It happened at a shopping mall in Cobb County. Police say the father was supposed to take his 22-month-old to daycare, but forgot and went to work.Dana Pierce, Cobb County Police spokesperson said, "Apparently, he forgot the child was in the car seat, in the back of the automobile. And went to work, he left work sometime around 4-4:15, only to discover the child... in the backseat.Polic...
  • 7th anniversary of Sofa fire that left 9 SC firefighters dead

    7th anniversary of Sofa fire that left 9 SC firefighters dead

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 8:10 AM EDT2014-06-18 12:10:24 GMT
    June 18, 2014 marks a somber anniversary of the Sofa Super Store fire that left nine firefighters dead. The store was comprised of a showroom building and warehouse but had no fire sprinkler system. The fire started in a covered loading dock area built between the showroom and warehouse buildings. When the fire started, employees and customers were there because it was during normal business hours. Charleston firefighters arrived within three minutes after the alarm, and other firefighters fr...
    June 18, 2014 marks a somber anniversary of the Sofa Super Store fire that left nine firefighters dead. The store was comprised of a showroom building and warehouse but had no fire sprinkler system. The fire started in a covered loading dock area built between the showroom and warehouse buildings. When the fire started, employees and customers were there because it was during normal business hours. Charleston firefighters arrived within three minutes after the alarm, and other firefighters fr...
  • SC meth lab explodes, baby burned

    SC meth lab explodes, baby burned

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-06-10 15:12:32 GMT
    Richland County Sheriff's deputies are searching for two suspects after a three-month-old boy and a man were injured after a meth explosion. It happened Tuesday morning at the Alpine Regency Mobile Home Park. Richland County Sheriff's Department Spokesman Sgt. Curtis Wilson confirmed the explosion was caused by meth. Wilson said two adults dropped the father of the three-month-old off at Palmetto Health Richland and...
    Richland County Sheriff's deputies are searching for two suspects after a three-month-old boy and a man were injured after a meth explosion. It happened Tuesday morning at the Alpine Regency Mobile Home Park. Richland County Sheriff's Department Spokesman Sgt. Curtis Wilson confirmed the explosion was caused by meth. Wilson said two adults dropped the father of the three-month-old off at Palmetto Health Richland and...
  • Stone Brewing Company not coming to the beach

    Stone Brewing Company not coming to the beach

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 10:08 AM EDT2014-06-10 14:08:57 GMT
    The Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation was notified by a representative from the South Carolina Department of Commerce on Monday that the Myrtle Beach area is not among the final locations selected by Stone Brewing Company for their East Coast expansion. "While we are disappointed that we did not win the project, we couldn't be more proud of the effort that was put forth by this community. This project is a great example of how we can all work together to create good jobs...
    The Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation was notified by a representative from the South Carolina Department of Commerce on Monday that the Myrtle Beach area is not among the final locations selected by Stone Brewing Company for their East Coast expansion. "While we are disappointed that we did not win the project, we couldn't be more proud of the effort that was put forth by this community. This project is a great example of how we can all work together to create good jobs...
  • USC student to receive Medal of Honor

    USC student to receive Medal of Honor

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 12:47 PM EDT2014-05-20 16:47:58 GMT
    An Afghanistan war veteran who absorbed the blast of a grenade to protect a fellow Marine will receive the medal of honor next month, becoming the eighth living recipient for actions in Afghanistan or Iraq.President Barack Obama will present the medal to retired Cpl. William "Kyle" Carpenter during a White House ceremony on June 19.Carpenter, now 24 years old, was wounded Nov. 21, 2010, while guarding a patrol base in a small village in Helmand Province.According to a Marine Corps summary of ...
    An Afghanistan war veteran who absorbed the blast of a grenade to protect a fellow Marine will receive the medal of honor next month, becoming the eighth living recipient for actions in Afghanistan or Iraq.President Barack Obama will present the medal to retired Cpl. William "Kyle" Carpenter during a White House ceremony on June 19.Carpenter, now 24 years old, was wounded Nov. 21, 2010, while guarding a patrol base in a small village in Helmand Province.According to a Marine Corps summary of ...
  • Country singer Scotty McCreery and friends robbed in Raleigh apartment

    Country singer Scotty McCreery and friends robbed in Raleigh apartment

    Monday, May 5 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-05-05 16:36:17 GMT
    American Idol winner Scotty McCreery attends NC State and was visiting friends at a near campus when they became victims of a home invasion robbery. It happened at an apartment located on Raleigh's Wolf Tech Lane early Monday morning. Raleigh Police said three armed people came into the home and proceeded to take wallets, cash, and electronics before taking off. Police are working to get a description of the suspects. Nobody was hurt. McCreery, 20, won the tenth season of American Idol and ...
    American Idol winner Scotty McCreery attends NC State and was visiting friends at a near campus when they became victims of a home invasion robbery. It happened at an apartment located on Raleigh's Wolf Tech Lane early Monday morning. Raleigh Police said three armed people came into the home and proceeded to take wallets, cash, and electronics before taking off. Police are working to get a description of the suspects. Nobody was hurt. McCreery, 20, won the tenth season of American Idol and ...
  • Huge gator surprises SC lawmaker driving from Myrtle Beach

    Huge gator surprises SC lawmaker driving from Myrtle Beach

    Monday, May 5 2014 9:04 AM EDT2014-05-05 13:04:56 GMT
    South Carolina Rep. Wendell Gilliard sent video to our Media General station WCBD in Charleston showinga gator crossing the road Sunday afternoon.The email stated, "Saw this [Sunday] coming from Myrtle beach." He had gone to Sandy Island boat landing andwhile leaving the dock areahe encountered the very large gator crossing the road.The video shows Gilliard's vehicle approach as the gator crossedin the opposite lane.Gilliard added in the email, "I see why the people on Sandy Island need a fer...
    South Carolina Rep. Wendell Gilliard sent video to our Media General station WCBD in Charleston showinga gator crossing the road Sunday afternoon.The email stated, "Saw this [Sunday] coming from Myrtle beach." He had gone to Sandy Island boat landing andwhile leaving the dock areahe encountered the very large gator crossing the road.The video shows Gilliard's vehicle approach as the gator crossedin the opposite lane.Gilliard added in the email, "I see why the people on Sandy Island need a fer...
  • SC 12-year-old girl found dead, classmates point to bullying

    SC 12-year-old girl found dead, classmates point to bullying

    Friday, May 2 2014 6:11 AM EDT2014-05-02 10:11:52 GMT
    Twelve-year-old Celeste WillsTwelve-year-old Celeste Wills
    Twelve-year-old Celeste Wills was found dead at her home Wednesday afternoon. Authorities are not saying how she died or whether bullying was behind her death.
    Twelve-year-old Celeste Wills was found dead at her home Wednesday afternoon. Authorities are not saying how she died or whether bullying was behind her death.
  • SC men arrested with pot in 'Scooby Doo' lunch box

    SC men arrested with pot in 'Scooby Doo' lunch box

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 9:31 AM EDT2014-04-30 13:31:05 GMT
    Two Rock Hill men have been arrested after police say they found pot and pipes inside their "Scooby Doo" lunch box. The Herald of Rock Hill reports that 20-year-old Trenton Simmons and 26-year-old Brittany Robinson were arrested Monday and charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and possession of marijuana near a school. Police say they went to a home after getting a tip about men using drugs there. They found Simmons and Robinson in woods nearby. Police also fo...
    Two Rock Hill men have been arrested after police say they found pot and pipes inside their "Scooby Doo" lunch box. The Herald of Rock Hill reports that 20-year-old Trenton Simmons and 26-year-old Brittany Robinson were arrested Monday and charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and possession of marijuana near a school. Police say they went to a home after getting a tip about men using drugs there. They found Simmons and Robinson in woods nearby. Police also fo...
  • Trio jailed after Florence Police Officer and suspect shot during chase

    Trio jailed after Florence Police Officer and suspect shot during chase

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-04-29 19:23:26 GMT
    The suspect car involved in the chase crashed into a telephone pole. Photo from Curtis Graham/WBTWThe suspect car involved in the chase crashed into a telephone pole. Photo from Curtis Graham/WBTW
    A police chase in Florence on Monday afternoon ended with  a police officer and a suspect being shot, authorities say.  The chase involved Florence Police pursuing a vehicle and ended near National Cemetery
    A police chase in Florence on Monday afternoon ended with  a police officer and a suspect being shot, authorities say.  The chase involved Florence Police pursuing a vehicle and ended near National Cemetery
  • Myrtle Beach one of 10 best beaches for families in 2014

    Myrtle Beach one of 10 best beaches for families in 2014

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-04-29 15:02:39 GMT
    The editors at FamilyVacationCritic.com have chosen Myrtle Beach as one of its 2014 top 10 best beaches for families. “Myrtle Beach might as well be a distant cousin of Disney World,” is how FamilyVacationCritic.com described the area. The editors focused on the abundance of restaurants, family-friendly attractions and water parks. “We pride ourselves on being a world-class family beach destination that visitors can enjoy during the warm summer months,” said Brad Dean, president and CEO of...
    The editors at FamilyVacationCritic.com have chosen Myrtle Beach as one of its 2014 top 10 best beaches for families. “Myrtle Beach might as well be a distant cousin of Disney World,” is how FamilyVacationCritic.com described the area. The editors focused on the abundance of restaurants, family-friendly attractions and water parks. “We pride ourselves on being a world-class family beach destination that visitors can enjoy during the warm summer months,” said Brad Dean, president and CEO of...
  • 11-month-old boy dies from injuries in NC tornado

    11-month-old boy dies from injuries in NC tornado

    Monday, April 28 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-04-28 18:16:30 GMT
    Authorities say an 11-month-old boy has died from injuries suffered when a tornado struck his home in eastern North Carolina.
    Authorities say an 11-month-old boy has died from injuries suffered when a tornado struck his home in eastern North Carolina.
  • Friday marks 5 years since Brittanee Drexel went missing

    Friday marks 5 years since Brittanee Drexel went missing

    Friday, April 25 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-04-25 21:21:03 GMT
    Friday, April 25, 2014 marks the 5 year anniversary of the disappearance of Brittanee Drexel. There will be a vigil held at 7:30 by her memorial tree in Market Common. When she disappeared, Brittanee, who's from Rochester, New York, was 17 years old on Spring Break with some friends. She was last seen on surveillance video leaving the Bluewater Resort, walking North on Ocean Boulevard. Her mother, Dawn, has held ou...
    Friday, April 25, 2014 marks the 5 year anniversary of the disappearance of Brittanee Drexel. There will be a vigil held at 7:30 by her memorial tree in Market Common. When she disappeared, Brittanee, who's from Rochester, New York, was 17 years old on Spring Break with some friends. She was last seen on surveillance video leaving the Bluewater Resort, walking North on Ocean Boulevard. Her mother, Dawn, has held ou...
  • SC teen dies in boating accident

    SC teen dies in boating accident

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:13:01 GMT
    Two people are dead and two others missing after a boating accident on Lake Erie in Ohio. Among the dead is 17-year-old Paige Widmer of Pelion, South Carolina. A spokesperson for the Ottawa County, Ohio
    Two people are dead and two others missing after a boating accident on Lake Erie in Ohio. Among the dead is 17-year-old Paige Widmer of Pelion, South Carolina. A spokesperson for the Ottawa County, Ohio
  • Man falls to his death from balcony of Myrtle Beach hotel

    Man falls to his death from balcony of Myrtle Beach hotel

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:14 AM EDT2014-04-18 13:14:04 GMT
    A 22-year-old man has died after falling seven floors from the balcony of a Myrtle Beach hotel. Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler says the fall happened shortly after midnight Thursday. The name
    A 22-year-old man has died after falling seven floors from the balcony of a Myrtle Beach hotel. Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler says the fall happened shortly after midnight Thursday. The name
  • NC teacher sent obscene photos and video to students, police say

    NC teacher sent obscene photos and video to students, police say

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:41:01 GMT
    A former middle school teacher in Cleveland County has been arrested and accused of sending obscene videos and pictures of herself to students.  Caron Elizabeth Blanton, age 34, of Mooresboro was arrested
    A former middle school teacher in Cleveland County has been arrested and accused of sending obscene videos and pictures of herself to students.  Caron Elizabeth Blanton, age 34, of Mooresboro was arrested
  • 3 arrested after meth lab fire injures 6-year-old in Orangeburg County

    3 arrested after meth lab fire injures 6-year-old in Orangeburg County

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 1:34 AM EDT2014-04-16 05:34:12 GMT
    3 arrested after neth lab fire injures 6-year-old in Orangeburg County3 arrested after neth lab fire injures 6-year-old in Orangeburg County
    Three people are behind bars after a meth lab fire injures a 6-year-old girl in Eutawville, according to the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office.According to Sheriff Leroy Ravenell, officers were called 107 Cypress Shore in Eutawville on April 7 in reference to a fire in a camper caused by a hot plate. A hot plate was not located in the camper by the fire department but components were located in the cooking of methamphetamine.Four children were in the home during the time of the fire.24-year-...
    Three people are behind bars after a meth lab fire injures a 6-year-old girl in Eutawville, according to the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office.According to Sheriff Leroy Ravenell, officers were called 107 Cypress Shore in Eutawville on April 7 in reference to a fire in a camper caused by a hot plate. A hot plate was not located in the camper by the fire department but components were located in the cooking of methamphetamine.Four children were in the home during the time of the fire.24-year-...
  • 7-year-old SC girl shot by boy at birthday party

    7-year-old SC girl shot by boy at birthday party

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-04-15 14:07:11 GMT
    Authorities say a 7-year-old girl was killed at a birthday party in South Carolina after a 5-year-old boy accidentally fired a gun that he thought was a toy. Lexington County Sheriff James Metts says
    Authorities say a 7-year-old girl was killed at a birthday party in South Carolina after a 5-year-old boy accidentally fired a gun that he thought was a toy. Lexington County Sheriff James Metts says
  • Teen falls to his death from 15th floor while on vacation

    Teen falls to his death from 15th floor while on vacation

    Monday, April 7 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-04-07 17:14:49 GMT
    A thirteen-year-old boy was pronounced dead Saturday after falling fifteen stories off a balcony at Palazzo Condominiums in Panama City Beach, Florida. Authorities say Zachary Dickman of Plainfield, Indiana
    A thirteen-year-old boy was pronounced dead Saturday after falling fifteen stories off a balcony at Palazzo Condominiums in Panama City Beach, Florida. Authorities say Zachary Dickman of Plainfield, Indiana
  • Mom of teen killed in crash pushes for law after disturbing Facebook posts

    Mom of teen killed in crash pushes for law after disturbing Facebook posts

    Thursday, April 3 2014 9:39 PM EDT2014-04-04 01:39:04 GMT
    With one click of button. Hundreds, sometimes thousands of people have access to a simple post. But when does posting go too far? It's been nearly a month since Sheila Quick's daughter, Allison English,
    With one click of button. Hundreds, sometimes thousands of people have access to a simple post. But when does posting go too far? It's been nearly a month since Sheila Quick's daughter, Allison English,
  • SC Trooper awarded Medal of Valor after shootout, wild chase in Horry County

    SC Trooper awarded Medal of Valor after shootout, wild chase in Horry County

    Monday, March 31 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-03-31 20:11:37 GMT
    An SC Highway Patrolman who was shot at several times in a wild high-speed chase in Horry County was awarded the Medal of Valor by the SC Highway Patrol.  L/Cpl. Douglas J. Sarvis, of Troop Five, which
    An SC Highway Patrolman who was shot at several times in a wild high-speed chase in Horry County was awarded the Medal of Valor by the SC Highway Patrol.  L/Cpl. Douglas J. Sarvis, of Troop Five, which
  • HCPD contacts FL authorities about Elvis case after skeletal remains found

    HCPD contacts FL authorities about Elvis case after skeletal remains found

    Friday, March 21 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-03-21 22:06:34 GMT
    The Horry County Police Department is in contact with the Volusia County Sheriff's Office in Florida after skeletal remains were reportedly discovered earlier this week. Lt. Robert Kegler with the Horry
    The Horry County Police Department is in contact with the Volusia County Sheriff's Office in Florida after skeletal remains were reportedly discovered earlier this week. Lt. Robert Kegler with the Horry
  • NC school decides boy can carry 'My Little Pony' backpack

    NC school decides boy can carry 'My Little Pony' backpack

    Friday, March 21 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-03-21 20:33:26 GMT
    Buncombe County school officials say a 9-year-old boy can use his "My Little Pony" backpack when he returns to class. The boy's family said he was prevented from carrying the backpack to Candler Elementary
    Buncombe County school officials say a 9-year-old boy can use his "My Little Pony" backpack when he returns to class. The boy's family said he was prevented from carrying the backpack to Candler Elementary
  • SC father of girl killed by drunk driver wants lawmakers to pass Emma's Law

    SC father of girl killed by drunk driver wants lawmakers to pass Emma's Law

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-03-18 12:51:17 GMT
    David Longstreet is urging lawmakers to pass Emma's Law that would require ignition interlocks. His 6-year-old daughter, Emma, was killed January 1, 2012, because of a drunk driver. Billy Hutto Jr., was
    David Longstreet is urging lawmakers to pass Emma's Law that would require ignition interlocks. His 6-year-old daughter, Emma, was killed January 1, 2012, because of a drunk driver. Billy Hutto Jr., was
  • Bond denied; Texts, phone calls unveiled in Heather Elvis case hearing

    Bond denied; Texts, phone calls unveiled in Heather Elvis case hearing

    Monday, March 17 2014 9:46 PM EDT2014-03-18 01:46:03 GMT
    The married couple charged with murder and kidnapping in the case of Heather Elvis is scheduled to appear in court Monday afternoon for a bond hearing. Tammy Moorer, 42, and Sidney Moorer, 38, will appear
    The married couple charged with murder and kidnapping in the case of Heather Elvis is scheduled to appear in court Monday afternoon for a bond hearing. Tammy Moorer, 42, and Sidney Moorer, 38, will appear
  • North Myrtle Beach gives final approval to beach tent ban

    North Myrtle Beach gives final approval to beach tent ban

    Monday, March 17 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-03-18 01:17:12 GMT
    On Monday evening, the North Myrtle Beach City Council voted to ban the use of shading devices, other than umbrellas along the city's nine miles of beach from May 15 to September 15 annually. This means
    On Monday evening, the North Myrtle Beach City Council voted to ban the use of shading devices, other than umbrellas along the city's nine miles of beach from May 15 to September 15 annually. This means
  • SC driver plows into festival crowd with 3 dead, 23 hurt, officials say

    SC driver plows into festival crowd with 3 dead, 23 hurt, officials say

    Monday, March 17 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-03-17 19:22:50 GMT
    A man and woman were killed early Thursday after a suspected drunken driver fleeing from arrest crashed through barricades set up for the South By Southwest festival and struck the pair and others on a
    A man and woman were killed early Thursday after a suspected drunken driver fleeing from arrest crashed through barricades set up for the South By Southwest festival and struck the pair and others on a
  • Inmate found dead at Florence County Detention Center

    Inmate found dead at Florence County Detention Center

    Sunday, March 16 2014 7:45 PM EDT2014-03-16 23:45:21 GMT
    Tavar PeoplesTavar Peoples
    The Florence County Coroner's Office and Sheriff's Office investigate the death of an inmate at the Florence County Detention Center.  A correctional officer found Tavar Peoples, 24, of Effingham, dead
    The Florence County Coroner's Office and Sheriff's Office investigate the death of an inmate at the Florence County Detention Center.  A correctional officer found Tavar Peoples, 24, of Effingham, dead
  • Raw video released of SC deputy shooting 70-year-old man grabbing cane

    Raw video released of SC deputy shooting 70-year-old man grabbing cane

    Friday, March 14 2014 9:46 PM EDT2014-03-15 01:46:17 GMT
    WBTW-TV has obtained dashcam video from the York County Sheriff's Office that shows a deputy shooting a70-year-old man reaching for a cane. The dashboard camera video is of the incident that happened
    WBTW-TV has obtained dashcam video from the York County Sheriff's Office that shows a deputy shooting a70-year-old man reaching for a cane. The dashboard camera video is of the incident that happened
  • Heather Elvis' dad files police report about 'being marked' after paint found

    Heather Elvis' dad files police report about 'being marked' after paint found

    Friday, March 14 2014 6:44 AM EDT2014-03-14 10:44:51 GMT
    The father of a missing Myrtle Beach woman that police say has been murdered filed a complaint Wednesday about being harassed.  Terry Elvis, age 54, is the father of Heather Elvis, age 20, who went missing
    The father of a missing Myrtle Beach woman that police say has been murdered filed a complaint Wednesday about being harassed.  Terry Elvis, age 54, is the father of Heather Elvis, age 20, who went missing
  • 3-year-old SC boy dies after wreck with suspected drunk driver

    3-year-old SC boy dies after wreck with suspected drunk driver

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-03-12 16:59:39 GMT
    A 3-year-old Columbia boy is reportedly on life support after the car he was riding in was struck by a driver who had been drinking, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. Josiah Jenkins, has severe head
    A 3-year-old Columbia boy is reportedly on life support after the car he was riding in was struck by a driver who had been drinking, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. Josiah Jenkins, has severe head
  • Medical fund started for 6-year-old SC girl after 2 dogs attack

    Medical fund started for 6-year-old SC girl after 2 dogs attack

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-03-12 02:45:45 GMT
    A 6-year-old girl remains in the hospital after she was attacked by 2 dogs on Sunday.Kayla Smith suffered severe injury to her head and was in surgery Monday so doctors at Childrens Hospital at  MUSC could
    A 6-year-old girl remains in the hospital after she was attacked by 2 dogs on Sunday.Kayla Smith suffered severe injury to her head and was in surgery Monday so doctors at Childrens Hospital at  MUSC could
  • SC dad breaks down while talking about dog attack that ripped daughter's scalp

    SC dad breaks down while talking about dog attack that ripped daughter's scalp

    Monday, March 10 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-03-11 03:05:59 GMT
    According to eyewitnesses, a 6-year-old girl was attacked by two dogs over the weekend in a Goose Creek neighborhood. According to the victim's father officials have not filled out paperwork on this
    According to eyewitnesses, a 6-year-old girl was attacked by two dogs over the weekend in a Goose Creek neighborhood. According to the victim's father officials have not filled out paperwork on this
  • 9 arrested in Georgetown County drug sting

    9 arrested in Georgetown County drug sting

    Monday, March 10 2014 8:13 AM EDT2014-03-10 12:13:53 GMT
    Nine people were arrested on drug charges in a 36-hour period starting on Wednesday, according to the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office. Our media partners at South Strand News report the charges include
    Nine people were arrested on drug charges in a 36-hour period starting on Wednesday, according to the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office. Our media partners at South Strand News report the charges include
  • Missing mom and baby found safe, Brunswick County authorities say

    Missing mom and baby found safe, Brunswick County authorities say

    Friday, March 7 2014 5:50 PM EST2014-03-07 22:50:18 GMT
    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Detectives say that a Shallotte woman  who was missing along with her 13 month old daughter has been found.
    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Detectives say that a Shallotte woman  who was missing along with her 13 month old daughter has been found.
  • NC pair faces more than 100 sex charges

    NC pair faces more than 100 sex charges

    Thursday, March 6 2014 1:39 PM EST2014-03-06 18:39:19 GMT
    Amos Lavon Hardy, 36, of Carolina Beach Rd., Wilmington has been charged with 70 counts of first degree sex offense with a child. These charges are in addition to his previous charges on from February
    Amos Lavon Hardy, 36, of Carolina Beach Rd., Wilmington has been charged with 70 counts of first degree sex offense with a child. These charges are in addition to his previous charges on from February
  • Divers search boat landing in Heather Elvis case, create "forensic re-enactment"

    Divers search boat landing in Heather Elvis case, create "forensic re-enactment"

    Friday, February 28 2014 8:26 PM EST2014-03-01 01:26:20 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - Law enforcement officers were back at the scene looking for evidence where missing 20-year-old Heather Elvis' car was found in December. According to Horry County Police Lt.
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - Law enforcement officers were back at the scene looking for evidence where missing 20-year-old Heather Elvis' car was found in December. According to Horry County Police Lt.
  • Thief covers camera with feminine pad during Myrtle Beach burglary

    Thief covers camera with feminine pad during Myrtle Beach burglary

    Friday, February 28 2014 3:19 PM EST2014-02-28 20:19:43 GMT
    A Myrtle Beach hotel gift shop robber used a feminine pad to cover up a surveillance camera while he grabbed money from the place, police said. The incident happened on Feb. 19 just after 1 am at Ocean
    A Myrtle Beach hotel gift shop robber used a feminine pad to cover up a surveillance camera while he grabbed money from the place, police said. The incident happened on Feb. 19 just after 1 am at Ocean
  • Heather Elvis' dad writes poem about daughter who police say was murdered

    Heather Elvis' dad writes poem about daughter who police say was murdered

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 4:03 PM EST2014-02-26 21:03:28 GMT
    Still trying to deal with the news that 2 people were charged in his still-missing daughter's death, the father of Heather Elvis posted a poem to her on Facebook Wednesday afternoon. Terry Elvis and his
    Still trying to deal with the news that 2 people were charged in his still-missing daughter's death, the father of Heather Elvis posted a poem to her on Facebook Wednesday afternoon. Terry Elvis and his
  • Paula Deen to open restaurant this summer

    Paula Deen to open restaurant this summer

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 2:13 PM EST2014-02-26 19:13:05 GMT
    Paul Deen plans to open a restaurant this summer at Pigeon Gorge, Tennessee, a hub for tourists in the Smoky Mountains. The new restaurant and store will be called "Paula Deen's Family Kitchen." The
    Paul Deen plans to open a restaurant this summer at Pigeon Gorge, Tennessee, a hub for tourists in the Smoky Mountains. The new restaurant and store will be called "Paula Deen's Family Kitchen." The
  • SC middle school teacher faces new sex charge

    SC middle school teacher faces new sex charge

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 10:49 AM EST2014-02-26 15:49:17 GMT
    A Sumter middle school teacher is facing a new sex charge after a third student has come forward. Sumter County Sheriff's investigators say 31-year-old Elizabeth Moss was taken back into custody Tuesday
    A Sumter middle school teacher is facing a new sex charge after a third student has come forward. Sumter County Sheriff's investigators say 31-year-old Elizabeth Moss was taken back into custody Tuesday
  • Terry Elvis: Together we're going to find Heather

    Terry Elvis: Together we're going to find Heather

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 11:31 PM EST2014-02-26 04:31:38 GMT
    Less than 24 hours after murder charges were brought upon two people connected to the disappearance of 20-year-old Heather Elvis, her parents are breaking their silence and speaking out. News 13's Meghan
    Less than 24 hours after murder charges were brought upon two people connected to the disappearance of 20-year-old Heather Elvis, her parents are breaking their silence and speaking out. News 13's Meghan
  • Body of missing SC teen found; 2 brothers charged with murder

    Body of missing SC teen found; 2 brothers charged with murder

    Friday, February 21 2014 8:51 PM EST2014-02-22 01:51:53 GMT
    Police believe a missing teen from Orangeburg County has been murdered. The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office says Bryant McKnight and Jerry McKnight have been arrested and charged with murder. Deputies
    Police believe a missing teen from Orangeburg County has been murdered. The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office says Bryant McKnight and Jerry McKnight have been arrested and charged with murder. Deputies
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