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‘Bumpy, just nasty’: Study ranks S.C. roads worst in America

  NC student with autism, down syndrome, lives out dream of performing with marching band

Judges sentences man who sold drugs that killed former UofSC student

Bill introduced to protect SC nurses, doctors in hospitals

Panel of lawmakers move forward with education reform bill

S.C. Lottery ends ‘Cash Madness’ scratch-off game after one day

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Kids moved from classroom minutes before car crashed into Wilmington preschool

14-year-old girl from Georgia may be in SC with 23-year-old man, deputies say

Cows cast away by Dorian found alive on N Carolina island

Elton John to return to Columbia for final leg of farewell tour

Rowland police identify suspect wanted for allegedly stealing car with 3-year-old inside

  ‘I was scared. I was praying’: N.C. mother endures unthinkable as man drives off with 3-year-old child inside car

Sentencing hearing begins for SC school shooter who entered guilty pleas

Five people testified Tuesday in the first day of a sentencing hearing for the suspect in the 2016 shooting at Townville Elementary School.

Juveniles who escaped NC detention center apprehended after 2 days on the run

North Carolina Department of Public Safety officials say the boys who escaped a local juvenile corrections facility have been captured.

Officials look into horse stabbings on North Carolina border

A nonprofit group which helps at-risk horses is reporting a series of stabbings involving horses in North Carolina and South Carolina.

N.C. police warn public of ‘scam’ involving ‘untrustworthy drug dealers’

With tongue planted firmly in cheek, one North Carolina police department took to social media to warn the public of a “scam” involving “untrustworthy drug dealers.”

Man charged in Robeson County crash that killed his 6-year-old daughter

SC trooper fired after using service weapon during chase with suspect

Colleton County sheriff places himself on leave of absence following arrest

Jill Biden talks veteran issues in North Charleston

  South Carolina lawmakers considering bill that would exempt military retirees from paying state income taxes

UofSC suspends Lambda Chi fraternity after hazing investigation

Arrest warrant obtained for Marine wanted in Virginia homicide

A murder warrant has now been obtained for a Camp Lejeune Marine, suspected in a Virginia murder over the weekend.

New light show at SC State Fairgrounds to celebrate the holiday season

Carolina Lights will allow families to drive through the displays in the comfort of their warm cars.

Kentucky woman arrested after saying she had bomb in her bag at S.C. airport, official says

A Kentucky woman was arrested Saturday after saying she had a bomb in her bag at the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport

‘I about fell over’: N.C. Army veteran wins $276,688 Cash 5 jackpot

Ernest Dodson of Greensboro plans to use his $276,688 Cash 5 jackpot winnings to pay off all his debts — and get a new big-screen television.

Firehouse Subs employee fired after writing racial slur on receipt

An employee with Firehouse Subs in Columbia, South Carolina has been fired after writing a racial slur on a customer’s receipt where his name should have been.

Sumter community says goodbye as 5-year-old Nevaeh Adams is laid to rest

The Sumter community filled the Canty Memorial Church of God in Christ as 5-year-old Nevaeh Adams was laid to rest.

Silver Alert canceled for 16-year-old mom, infant baby

A 16-year-old girl and her infant daughter are missing, and the N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for their whereabouts.

SC sheriff arrested on domestic violence charge

The sheriff of Colleton County was booked into the county detention center Saturday on a domestic violence charge.

Molly’s Kids: Indian Land mother donates her kidney to her son. Both doing well.

Jeff Brown and his wife Erin have waited over two years to give this update: Their son, Lukas, just received a new kidney. Mom Erin was the donor.

  SCDOT data shows roundabouts are making South Carolina roads safer

Jeff Ingold and his family has lived near the intersection of Laurel Road and Two Notch Road in Lexington County for more than 20 decades.

SLED investigating Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office

Agents with the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division have opened an investigation into the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office, according to officials.

  Gov. McMaster visits Horry County, calls on state to be leader in flood mitigation

The South Carolina Flood Water Commission released its final report Friday that outlines top recommendations to reduce flood risk across the state.

Greta Thunberg joins local student for youth-led climate strike in Charlotte

Thunberg, who has nearly 3 million followers on Twitter, has gotten attention for mobilizing a global youth movement against climate change and Friday she will stand beside 14-year-old Mary Ellis Stevens.

Country music icon Alan Jackson brings 2020 tour to Columbia, S.C.

Country music legend Alan Jackson is coming to South Carolina.

$20 million in drugs, 40 firearms seized in S.C. drug trafficking operation, deputies say

A large-scale drug trafficking operation in Pickens County has ended in the seizure of $20 million worth of drugs and 40 firearms, according to Pickens County Sheriff Rick Clark.

Missing Sumter woman last seen with man she met on social media found safe

The woman was last seen leaving her home on Halloween night.

South Carolina issuing 400,000 rebate checks this week to taxpayers

Hundreds of thousands of $50 rebate checks will be headed out in the mail over the next week.

South Carolina’s fallen officers of 2018 to be honored at ceremony Friday

For the 14th year, the South Carolina Fraternal Order of Police (SCFOP) will hold a ceremony to honor the lives lost in the line of duty. This time recognizing the fallen officers of 2018.

Report: SC McDonald’s serves Charleston man sweet tea with three bags of weed

A Charleston man said a sweet tea he purchased through a McDonald’s drive thru came with three bags of weed.

USGS: 2.0-magnitude earthquake reported in S.C.

A low-magnitude earthquake struck South Carolina Thursday morning.

  13-year-old N.C. double murder suspect back in custody

A 13-year-old double murder suspect from Robeson County is back in custody, according to the Department of Public Safety.

N.C. teacher accused of sex with student found dead with husband in home after SWAT situation

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools teacher, recently accused of sex with a student, was found dead along with her husband following a SWAT situation at their home in Huntersville Wednesday morning.

  South Carolina continuing to phase in new trackable temporary license plates

The new temporary license plates have a unique alphanumeric code that can be traced back to the owner of the newly-purchased vehicle.

POLICE: Abducted ECU student uses text messages to gain her freedom

Police say an ECU student was abducted from a Greenville street but was able to text friends about her ordeal that led to her freedom.

Police: Knife found in student’s book bag at elementary school in Georgetown

Authorities say a knife was found in a student’s book bag at an elementary school in Georgetown Wednesday afternoon.

1-year-old S.C. girl hit by bullet in Upstate while her mother held her, police say

A 1-year-old child was hit by a bullet Tuesday night in Gaffney, according to Capt. Ron Ramsey, with the Gaffney Police Department.

One killed, two injured in crash involving two 18-wheelers, SUV on I-74

One person was killed and two more injured in a three-vehicle crash Tuesday night on Interstate 74, according to authorities.

Suspect dead, deputy recovering after shooting at Fayetteville hospital

A deputy and suspect were shot Wednesday morning just after 8:15 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville, NC.

  Abortion ban bill headed to Senate floor, exceptions for rape and incest restored

A panel of lawmakers voted to re-add exceptions for rape and incest to a bill that would ban most abortions in the state Tuesday afternoon.

3 charged in human trafficking investigation involving teen in Gaston County

Three men were taken into custody in Gaston County on Monday following a months-long investigation into a human trafficking case involving a teenage victim.

‘High degree of concern’: N.C. teen charged in deaths of two brothers escapes

The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a 13-year-old who escaped from the county’s juvenile court around 12 p.m. Tuesday.

Brunswick County man gets over 75 years in prison for raping children

A Brunswick County man will spend nearly eight decades in prison after he was convicted of nearly a dozen child sex crime charges.

SC fetal heartbeat bill to head for vote with exceptions back in place

A bill that would ban most abortions in South Carolina will make its way to the state Senate floor in January with a notable change.

One year ago, Hania Aguilar was kidnapped outside her Lumberton home

Tuesday marks one year since Hania Aguilar was abducted outside her home in Lumberton. Weeks later, the 13-year-old was found dead.

First widespread usage of new SC voting machines to be used in Tuesday elections

Tuesday at the polls, voters will be using brand new machines. They are a part of the state’s $51 million polling system upgrade.

Reward being offered after pit bulls stolen from home in Rock Hill

An animal rescue serving the Charlotte area has reached out to the public for help after two of their beloved pit bulls were stolen from their home.

  SLED: Horry County had third highest sexual battery rate in S.C. in 2018

New statistics from the State Law Enforcement Division show Horry County has one of the highest sexual battery rates in South Carolina.

Sheriff: Man assaults woman in Concord, had just returned from deportation

A man who had been deported from the United States to Mexico, came back to Cabarrus County, then broke into a home and assaulted a woman and a man, according to the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office.

Suspect on the run after leading deputies on chase in Robeson County

Robeson County deputies are searching for a man who they said led them on a chase Saturday.

Authorities search for young N.C. woman who went missing Friday

Deputies with the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 21-year-old woman.

Woman dies from burn wounds 10 months after husband allegedly set her on fire

A woman who Colleton County deputies say was set on fire by her husband back in January has died, the coroner’s office has confirmed.

  What happens if the National Flood Insurance Program expires? Local experts weigh in

The National Flood Insurance program provides flood insurance for nearly five million homeowners and business owners.

11-year-old NC boy dies after being struck by car while trick-or-treating

An 11-year-old boy who was critically injured when he was struck by a vehicle while attending a trick-or-treat event at a church in North Carolina died Sunday, his father told reporters.

Activists in national forum discuss Charleston’s role in reparations for slavery

Leaders with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) hosted a forum to open a dialogue on what reparations mean to the African American community.

Columbia man sentenced to life for killing girlfriend then setting house on fire

Amanda Peele was 39-years-old when she died. She was the mother of five children.

New safety measures taking shape in aftermath of UNC Charlotte mass shooting

UNC Charlotte Chancellor Philip Dubois released a new statement Friday regarding the university’s recovery efforts in the wake of last April’s deadly mass shooting.

  South Carolina’s golf industry could benefit from permanent daylight saving time

Lawmakers passed a bill in the South Carolina State Senate that would make daylight saving time permanent in the state, if Congress gave state's the ability to make that change.

  SLED: Murders in S.C. reach five-year high

The number of murders in South Carolina reached a five-year high in 2018, according to a new report from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

Deputies arrest 2 teens accused of shooting man during robbery

Two teenagers have been charged in connection with a shooting that sent one man to the hospital a couple of weeks ago.

Gastonia police officer shot during FBI investigation in north Charlotte

An officer with the Gastonia Police Department was shot in north Charlotte on Friday morning during an investigation involving multiple agencies, according to the FBI.

  Police: Man in this SUV tried to abduct two girls at school bus stop in Rock Hill

Police in Rock Hill have released a photo of a vehicle involved in the attempted abduction of two young girls in Rock Hill in October.

High school football game in Fort Mill canceled after cases of HFMD confirmed

A high school football game in Fort Mill will not be held on Friday evening after several players on one school’s team were confirmed to have Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease.

Berkeley Co. man catches massive 77-pound catfish

They’re now looking for a name for the big catch.

CMS suspends teacher while investigating sex offense charges

A CMS teacher is being investigated by the school system after she was arrested on Thursday for multiple sex crimes.

5-year-old SC boy hit by car while trick-or-treating, driver charged

It happened around 7:40 p.m.

Lack of bathrooms putting a damper on South Carolina State Guard’s operations

During the flood in 2015, a septic tank flooded at the S.C. State Armory. The bathrooms and showers at their facilities haven't worked since.

Robeson County’s new Traffic Enforcement Division starts Friday

The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office is rolling out a new division to help keep people safe on the roads.

New lawsuit claims South Carolina driving rule penalizes poverty

On Thursday, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and other groups filed a lawsuit against the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles.