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  • Power Briefly Transferred To Democrat

    Power Briefly Transferred To Democrat

    Friday, August 1 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-08-01 14:37:29 GMT
    The  Republican governor had outpatient surgery on her right arm Friday morning for "radial nerve compression."The Republican governor had outpatient surgery on her right arm Friday morning for "radial nerve compression."
    Gov. Nikki Haley is home after temporarily transferring some executive power to Democratic Lt. Gov. Yancey McGill. A Haley aide told The Associated Press that the Republican governor had outpatient surgery on her right arm Friday morning for "radial nerve compression."
    Gov. Nikki Haley is home after temporarily transferring some executive power to Democratic Lt. Gov. Yancey McGill. A Haley aide told The Associated Press that the Republican governor had outpatient surgery on her right arm Friday morning for "radial nerve compression."
  • 2014 Tax Free Weekend Underway

    2014 Tax Free Weekend Underway

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:21 AM EDT2014-08-01 08:21:13 GMT

    South Carolina's tax free weekend starts at midnight on August 1st and goes through August 3rd.

    South Carolina's tax free weekend starts at midnight on August 1st and goes through August 3rd.

  • SC Will Not Ignore Common Core When Writing New School Standards

    SC Will Not Ignore Common Core When Writing New School Standards

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:34:40 GMT
    This meeting Thursday was for senators to clarify their intent in a law dealing with Common Core standards.This meeting Thursday was for senators to clarify their intent in a law dealing with Common Core standards.
    State lawmakers were assured Thursday that South Carolina will not ignore the current Common Core standards in math and English when new standards are written. State education superintendent Mick Zais had ordered the panels writing the new standards to ignore Common Core completely, prompting lawmakers to call a meeting.
    State lawmakers were assured Thursday that South Carolina will not ignore the current Common Core standards in math and English when new standards are written. State education superintendent Mick Zais had ordered the panels writing the new standards to ignore Common Core completely, prompting lawmakers to call a meeting.
  • NC battling buzzards at the state's boat ramps

    NC battling buzzards at the state's boat ramps

    North Carolina wants the public's help in dealing with a growing problem - buzzards at boat ramps across the state.
    North Carolina wants the public's help in dealing with a growing problem - buzzards at boat ramps across the state.
  • Parts stolen from trains parked in Gastonia

    Parts stolen from trains parked in Gastonia

    Police are investigating the theft of thousands of dollars in train parts from trains parked in Gastonia in the last month.
    Police are investigating the theft of thousands of dollars in train parts from trains parked in Gastonia in the last month.
  • Inmate Escaped In Macon County NC

    Inmate Escaped In Macon County NC

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:16 AM EDT2014-07-31 10:16:18 GMT
    An inmate considered a “Trustee” in the Macon Detention Center escaped on July 30th while taking out trash.
    An inmate considered a “Trustee” in the Macon Detention Center escaped on July 30th while taking out trash.
  • Same-Sex Couples Denied Marriage Licenses; Petition Drive Begins

    Same-Sex Couples Denied Marriage Licenses; Petition Drive Begins

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:05:49 GMT
    Ryan Wilson, director of SC Equality, looks at an online petition that started Wed.Ryan Wilson, director of SC Equality, looks at an online petition that started Wed.
    Several same-sex couples tried to get marriage licenses in Greenville Wednesday but were denied because of the state’s ban on gay marriages. A petition drive to stop defending that ban also got started.
    Several same-sex couples tried to get marriage licenses in Greenville Wednesday but were denied because of the state’s ban on gay marriages. A petition drive to stop defending that ban also got started.
  • How To Treat A Snakebite

    How To Treat A Snakebite

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:27:45 GMT

    What if you or someone else suffers a snakebite?  Do you know what to do and what not to do?

    What if you or someone else suffers a snakebite?  Do you know what to do and what not to do?

  • Thirsty Thief Breaks Through Brick Wall For Beer

    Thirsty Thief Breaks Through Brick Wall For Beer

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:50 AM EDT2014-07-30 14:50:00 GMT
    Courtesy:  Beaufort County Sheriff's OfficeCourtesy: Beaufort County Sheriff's Office
    A man broke through the brick wall of a convenience store in the Lowcountry where sheriff's investigators say he stole a 12-pack of beer. The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is trying to identify the man who broke into the Enmark store on Commerce Place West in Bluffton early Tuesday morning.
    A man broke through the brick wall of a convenience store in the Lowcountry where sheriff's investigators say he stole a 12-pack of beer. The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is trying to identify the man who broke into the Enmark store on Commerce Place West in Bluffton early Tuesday morning.
  • Parents of missing teen charged with theft

    Parents of missing teen charged with theft

    The adoptive parents of missing Rowan County teenager Erica Parsons are facing federal conspiracy and theft of fund charges.
    The adoptive parents of missing Rowan County teenager Erica Parsons are facing federal conspiracy and theft of fund charges.
  • Son says NC-based missionary fighting Ebola

    Son says NC-based missionary fighting Ebola

    By The Associated Press The son of a North Carolina-based missionary says his mother is fighting the Ebola virus while in isolation in Liberia.
    By The Associated Press The son of a North Carolina-based missionary says his mother is fighting the Ebola virus while in isolation in Liberia.
  • NC Escaped Inmates Caught In Georgia

    NC Escaped Inmates Caught In Georgia

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:39 AM EDT2014-07-30 11:39:42 GMT
    Here are the most recent pictures of the pair. They are considered armed and dangerous.Here are the most recent pictures of the pair. They are considered armed and dangerous.

    Phillip and Calvin Metcalf have been captured by officials in Calhoun, Georgia at around 5 am this morning, according to deputies in Avery County.

    Phillip and Calvin Metcalf have been captured by officials in Calhoun, Georgia at around 5 am this morning, according to deputies in Avery County.

  • Georgia Pushes Adults To Finish College Programs

    Georgia Pushes Adults To Finish College Programs

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:24 AM EDT2014-07-30 08:24:07 GMT
    Georgia is launching a campaign to get adults back in school who started but didn't finish their degrees.Georgia is launching a campaign to get adults back in school who started but didn't finish their degrees.

    Georgia is launching a campaign to get adults back in school who started but didn't finish their degrees. The "Go Back Move Ahead" campaign launched on Tuesday. Leaders of Georgia's four-year university and technical college systems say nontraditional students are essential to meeting college completion goals and to filling jobs.

    Georgia is launching a campaign to get adults back in school who started but didn't finish their degrees. The "Go Back Move Ahead" campaign launched on Tuesday. Leaders of Georgia's four-year university and technical college systems say nontraditional students are essential to meeting college completion goals and to filling jobs.

  • 5 Hospitalized In Georgia Chemical Spill

    5 Hospitalized In Georgia Chemical Spill

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:21 AM EDT2014-07-30 08:21:53 GMT
    Forsyth County fire officials say five people working at the county's water plant have been hospitalized in a chemical spill.Forsyth County fire officials say five people working at the county's water plant have been hospitalized in a chemical spill.

    Forsyth County fire officials say five people working at the county's water plant have been hospitalized in a chemical spill. Fire Chief Jason Shivers says the workers were unloading sodium hydroxide from a truck when residual gas was released and caused eye irritation Tuesday afternoon.

    Forsyth County fire officials say five people working at the county's water plant have been hospitalized in a chemical spill. Fire Chief Jason Shivers says the workers were unloading sodium hydroxide from a truck when residual gas was released and caused eye irritation Tuesday afternoon.

  • NC man arrested in 20-year-old rape case

    NC man arrested in 20-year-old rape case

    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police detective say they have arrested a man for his part in a 20-year-old sexual assault case.
    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police detectives say they have made an arrest in a 20-year-old sexual assault case.
  • New Standard for Teaching Evolution in SC Gets Approval

    New Standard for Teaching Evolution in SC Gets Approval

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:27:02 GMT
    An education panel discusses the new evolution standard Tuesday.An education panel discusses the new evolution standard Tuesday.
    South Carolina biology teachers would be using a new standard for teaching evolution, after a joint education panel approved a change Tuesday.
    South Carolina biology teachers would be using a new standard for teaching evolution, after a joint education panel approved a change Tuesday.
  • South Carolina Not Shaken By Same-Sex Marriage Court Ruling

    South Carolina Not Shaken By Same-Sex Marriage Court Ruling

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:52 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:52:52 GMT
    South Carolina says it's not shaken by a court ruling allowing same-sex marriage in Virginia. Monday, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the state's ban on gay marriage.
    South Carolina says it's not shaken by a court ruling allowing same-sex marriage in Virginia. Monday, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the state's ban on gay marriage.
  • MORE DETAILS: Family Releases Statement on Father, Daughter Death

    MORE DETAILS: Family Releases Statement on Father, Daughter Death

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:51 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:51:17 GMT
    911 calls tell the story story of what happened before and after the tragic freak accident
    911 calls tell the story story of what happened before and after the tragic freak accident
  • Man dies in fire in western North Carolina

    Man dies in fire in western North Carolina

    A man has died in a fire at a home in western North Carolina, but his mother and a dog escaped the flames.
    A man has died in a fire at a home in western North Carolina, but his mother and a dog escaped the flames.
  • Greenville police say dog shot over parking space

    Greenville police say dog shot over parking space

    Greenville police have arrested a man on an animal cruelty charge after they say he shot a dog he said would not leave a parking space.
    Greenville police have arrested a man on an animal cruelty charge after they say he shot a dog he said would not leave a parking space.
  • NC father charged with assaulting softball coach

    NC father charged with assaulting softball coach

    Salisbury police have arrested a man and accused him of assaulting a softball coach.
    Salisbury police have arrested a man and accused him of assaulting a softball coach.
  • About 84,000 GA Children To Begin Pre-School

    About 84,000 GA Children To Begin Pre-School

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:40 AM EDT2014-07-29 08:40:21 GMT
    Department of Early Care and Learning officials say about 84,000 children are expected to enroll in Georgia's pre-kindergarten program this year.Department of Early Care and Learning officials say about 84,000 children are expected to enroll in Georgia's pre-kindergarten program this year.

    Department of Early Care and Learning officials say about 84,000 children are expected to enroll in Georgia's pre-kindergarten program this year. Department spokesman Reg Griffin says during the 2013-14 school year, the state's voluntary pre-kindergarten program served 66 percent of 4-year-old children in the state. Griffin says nearly 82,000 children were enrolled in the program last year.

    Department of Early Care and Learning officials say about 84,000 children are expected to enroll in Georgia's pre-kindergarten program this year. Department spokesman Reg Griffin says during the 2013-14 school year, the state's voluntary pre-kindergarten program served 66 percent of 4-year-old children in the state. Griffin says nearly 82,000 children were enrolled in the program last year.

  • NC Senate leaders hint at budget details

    NC Senate leaders hint at budget details

    North Carolina Senate leaders say they hope to have a final budget to vote on this week.
    North Carolina Senate leaders say they hope to have a final budget to vote on this week.
  • SC Becoming More Secretive

    SC Becoming More Secretive

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:44:35 GMT
    DeAngelo Gantt Sentenced In Deadly ShootingDeAngelo Gantt Sentenced In Deadly Shooting
    Watchdog groups in South Carolina are worried that several recent state Supreme Court rulings and other actions are making the state more secretive, making it harder for you to follow your government.
    Watchdog groups in South Carolina are worried that several recent state Supreme Court rulings and other actions are making the state more secretive, making it harder for you to follow your government.
  • Lt. Gov Candidates Address SC Senior Needs, Lack of Resources

    Lt. Gov Candidates Address SC Senior Needs, Lack of Resources

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:22:13 GMT
    Candidates for Lieutenant Governor are releasing plans to address South Carolina’s senior needs.Candidates for Lieutenant Governor are releasing plans to address South Carolina’s senior needs.
    From overcrowded nursing home to a lack of transportation—candidates for Lieutenant Governor are releasing plans to address South Carolina’s senior needs.
    From overcrowded nursing home to a lack of transportation—candidates for Lieutenant Governor are releasing plans to address South Carolina’s senior needs.

  • Doctor who contracted Ebola in grave condition

    Doctor who contracted Ebola in grave condition

    A relief group official says two American aid workers have tested positive for the Ebola virus while working to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease at a hospital in Liberia.
    An American doctor who contracted the Ebola virus felt a deep calling to work in Liberia and was exhausted after months of treating patients with the deadly disease.
  • US Court: Va. Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

    US Court: Va. Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:23 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:23:33 GMT
    A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban.A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban.
    A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond ruled Monday that state constitutional and statutory provisions barring gay marriage and denying recognition of such unions performed in other states violate the U.S. Constitution.
    A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond ruled Monday that state constitutional and statutory provisions barring gay marriage and denying recognition of such unions performed in other states violate the U.S. Constitution.
  • Man injured in fall from NC waterfall

    Man injured in fall from NC waterfall

    First responders in Saluda say a man has been injured while rappelling near Bradley Falls.
    First responders in Saluda say a man has been injured while rappelling near Bradley Falls.
  • Georgia opens criminal case against ex-president

    Georgia opens criminal case against ex-president

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:45 AM EDT2014-07-28 12:45:58 GMT
    Georgian authorities say they are opening a criminal case against former president Mikhail Saakashvili.
    Georgian authorities say they are opening a criminal case against former president Mikhail Saakashvili.
  • Paula Deen to open restaurant this summer

    Paula Deen to open restaurant this summer

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:44 AM EDT2014-07-28 11:44:25 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
  • 14-Year-Old Boy Drowns In SC Lake

    14-Year-Old Boy Drowns In SC Lake

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:43 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:43:28 GMT
    A 14-year-old boy drowned at Lake Wateree State Park while swimming with his family.A 14-year-old boy drowned at Lake Wateree State Park while swimming with his family.

    A 14-year-old boy drowned at Lake Wateree State Park while swimming with his family. The Herald of Rock Hill reports that Jeramie Coleman drowned Saturday. Fairfield County Coroner Barkley Ramsey says the teen swam too far into the lake and began struggling. Bystanders tried unsuccessfully to rescue him.

    A 14-year-old boy drowned at Lake Wateree State Park while swimming with his family. The Herald of Rock Hill reports that Jeramie Coleman drowned Saturday. Fairfield County Coroner Barkley Ramsey says the teen swam too far into the lake and began struggling. Bystanders tried unsuccessfully to rescue him.

  • Bobby Cox Inducted Into BB Hall Of Fame

    Bobby Cox Inducted Into BB Hall Of Fame

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:00 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:00:49 GMT
    Bobby Cox, who guided the Atlanta Braves to an unprecedented 14 straight division titles and 15 playoff appearances, has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.Bobby Cox, who guided the Atlanta Braves to an unprecedented 14 straight division titles and 15 playoff appearances, has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

    Bobby Cox, who guided the Atlanta Braves to an unprecedented 14 straight division titles and 15 playoff appearances, has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

    Bobby Cox, who guided the Atlanta Braves to an unprecedented 14 straight division titles and 15 playoff appearances, has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

  • 350 Immigrant Children Caught at Border Sent to South Carolina

    350 Immigrant Children Caught at Border Sent to South Carolina

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:02:02 GMT
    Some South Carolina business leaders are pleased Congress appears willing to take up immigration reform this year. Some South Carolina business leaders are pleased Congress appears willing to take up immigration reform this year.
    350 children caught at the U.S. border with Mexico were sent to live in South Carolina between January 1st and July 7th of this year, according to federal officials. They’re now living with relatives or sponsor families.
    350 children caught at the U.S. border with Mexico were sent to live in South Carolina between January 1st and July 7th of this year, according to federal officials. They’re now living with relatives or sponsor families.
  • Myrtle Beach Minor League GM Gets In-Game Prostate Exam

    Myrtle Beach Minor League GM Gets In-Game Prostate Exam

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:45:12 GMT
    Andy Milovich (Courtesy: WBTW)Andy Milovich (Courtesy: WBTW)
    A minor league baseball manager in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, has done his part to spread prostate cancer awareness - he had a prostate cancer exam before a field packed with baseball fans. Myrtle Beach Pelicans' general manager Andy Milovich stuck his head out of the press box to sing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the 7th inning stretch while a doctor below and out-of-sight performed the screening.
    A minor league baseball manager in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, has done his part to spread prostate cancer awareness - he had a prostate cancer exam before a field packed with baseball fans. Myrtle Beach Pelicans' general manager Andy Milovich stuck his head out of the press box to sing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the 7th inning stretch while a doctor below and out-of-sight performed the screening.
  • Man pleads guilty in NC Ponzi scheme

    Man pleads guilty in NC Ponzi scheme

    A man accused of running a Ponzi scheme that bilked about 25 Charlotte investors out of more than $2.5 million has pleaded guilty to securities fraud.
    A man accused of running a Ponzi scheme that bilked about 25 Charlotte investors out of more than $2.5 million has pleaded guilty to securities fraud.
  • SC Police Could Start Ticketing Uber Drivers

    SC Police Could Start Ticketing Uber Drivers

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:28:52 GMT
    Police in South Carolina might start writing tickets for drivers for the smartphone app Uber, saying its drivers don’t follow city codes for paid drivers.
    Police in South Carolina might start writing tickets for drivers for the smartphone app Uber, saying its drivers don’t follow city codes for paid drivers.
  • NC House fails to concur on moped regulations

    NC House fails to concur on moped regulations

    The North Carolina House has rejected a Senate version of a bill creating new regulations for mopeds.
    The North Carolina House has rejected a Senate version of a bill creating new regulations for mopeds.
  • Trench collapse kills civilian at Fort Bragg

    Trench collapse kills civilian at Fort Bragg

    Fort Bragg officials say a construction worker was killed when a trench fell in on him as he was installing pipes.
    Fort Bragg officials say a construction worker was killed when a trench fell in on him as he was installing pipes.
  • 2 charged in fatal attack on UNC professor

    2 charged in fatal attack on UNC professor

    A professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has died after an attack near campus, and two people have been charged.
    A professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has died after an attack near campus, and two people have been charged.
  • NC Senate passes Medicaid reform legislation

    NC Senate passes Medicaid reform legislation

    The North Carolina Senate has given tentative approval to a bill that changes how Medicaid is administered and paid for in the state.
    The North Carolina Senate has given tentative approval to a bill that changes how Medicaid is administered and paid for in the state.
  • Senator: No arms to Iraq unless Congress gets info

    Senator: No arms to Iraq unless Congress gets info

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:12 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:12:28 GMT
    A Democratic senator says he'll block arms sales to Iraq if Congress doesn't get an assessment of Iraqi forces.
    An influential Democratic senator threatened Thursday to block U.S. arms sales to Iraq if Congress doesn't get an assessment of Iraqi forces and assurances the weapons won't fall into the hands of extremist militants.
  • Marines investigate corporal who vanished in Iraq

    Marines investigate corporal who vanished in Iraq

    Marine Corp officers in North Carolina are launching a formal investigation into whether a Lebanese-American Marine deserted his unit in Iraq or later after returning to the United States.
    Marine Corp officers in North Carolina are launching a formal investigation into whether a Lebanese-American Marine deserted his unit in Iraq or later after returning to the United States.
  • Man Arrested In Thomasville Standoff

    Man Arrested In Thomasville Standoff

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:00:09 GMT
    Police in Thomasville who arrested a man after a standoff say he's the same man seen in a video in Charlotte riding on top of his girlfriend's car on Interstate 77. Twenty-two-year-old Rakeem Nishan Leverett of Lexington was arrested around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday on charges of assault, larceny and resisting arrest.
    Police in Thomasville who arrested a man after a standoff say he's the same man seen in a video in Charlotte riding on top of his girlfriend's car on Interstate 77. Twenty-two-year-old Rakeem Nishan Leverett of Lexington was arrested around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday on charges of assault, larceny and resisting arrest.
  • UNC inviting ex-athletes back to complete degrees

    UNC inviting ex-athletes back to complete degrees

    North Carolina is inviting former athletes who left before completing coursework to return and earn their degrees.
    North Carolina is inviting former athletes who left before completing coursework to return and earn their degrees.
  • NC Senate Gives Initial OK To Sales Tax Changes

    NC Senate Gives Initial OK To Sales Tax Changes

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:42 AM EDT2014-07-24 08:42:29 GMT
    Debate on legislation that alters how counties can raise local sales taxes opened old fault lines between urban and rural North Carolina.Debate on legislation that alters how counties can raise local sales taxes opened old fault lines between urban and rural North Carolina.
    Debate on legislation that alters how counties can raise local sales taxes opened old fault lines between urban and rural North Carolina. The Senate tentatively approved Wednesday a measure that would place a cap on what counties can levy in sales taxes. A final senate vote could come Thursday.
    Debate on legislation that alters how counties can raise local sales taxes opened old fault lines between urban and rural North Carolina. The Senate tentatively approved Wednesday a measure that would place a cap on what counties can levy in sales taxes. A final senate vote could come Thursday.
  • NC Sterilization Agency Reports 780 Claims Filed

    NC Sterilization Agency Reports 780 Claims Filed

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:38 AM EDT2014-07-24 08:38:09 GMT
    Nearly 800 people thought to be victims of North Carolina's sterilization program have submitted forms to claim compensation from the state.Nearly 800 people thought to be victims of North Carolina's sterilization program have submitted forms to claim compensation from the state.
    Nearly 800 people thought to be victims of North Carolina's sterilization program have submitted forms to claim compensation from the state. The Office for Justice of Sterilization Victims says as of July 17, it has received 780 forms from potential eugenics board victims.
    Nearly 800 people thought to be victims of North Carolina's sterilization program have submitted forms to claim compensation from the state. The Office for Justice of Sterilization Victims says as of July 17, it has received 780 forms from potential eugenics board victims.
  • Willie Nelson, Farm Aid coming to N. Carolina

    Willie Nelson, Farm Aid coming to N. Carolina

    Willie Nelson and the annual Farm Aid concert and food festival are coming to North Carolina.
    Willie Nelson and the annual Farm Aid concert and food festival are coming to North Carolina.
  • DSS Will Ask to Hire 202 More People to Handle Caseload

    DSS Will Ask to Hire 202 More People to Handle Caseload

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:36:52 GMT
    Jessica Hanak-Coulter, DSS deputy director, testifies Wed.Jessica Hanak-Coulter, DSS deputy director, testifies Wed.
    The South Carolina Department of Social Services will ask lawmakers next year for the budget to hire 202 more people, 109 of which would be caseworkers to lessen the burden on those with heavy caseloads now.
    The South Carolina Department of Social Services will ask lawmakers next year for the budget to hire 202 more people, 109 of which would be caseworkers to lessen the burden on those with heavy caseloads now.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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
    Associated Press file photoAssociated Press file photo
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • '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.
  • 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
  • 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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