‘Lots at stake here’: Fiery final debate in tight SC Senate Race

The debate was wide-ranging, with questions focused on COVID-19 and health care, climate change and energy policy, race relations, and policing.

VIDEO: Graham, Harrison face off in final Senate debate just days before election

  Richland Co. Sheriff says his department is prepared for election, not expecting issues

DHEC: More than 2,100 cases of COVID-19 reported in K-12 schools so far this fall

  COVID-19 survivors hold remembrance event at South Carolina State House

  SC Democratic, Republican parties recruit record numbers of poll watchers for Election Day

Clemson receives approval to host limited number of fans for men’s, women’s basketball

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N.C. reports 2,800+ new COVID-19 cases for second-straight day

Sumter man sentenced to 5 years in prison for sexual exploitation of a minor

Camden woman dies in crash in Sumter County

Study: 1 to 2 million tons of US plastic trash go astray

  SC announces 680 new COVID-19 cases, 7 more deaths Friday

SC man accused of buying 19-year-old ‘sex slave’ in Texas

  First Alert Forecast: Breezy today, feeling more like fall this weekend

Less humidity and breezy winds today. Halloween looks cool and crisp!

COVID-19 cases linked to Charlotte church event jumps to 181

The United House of Prayer for All People on Beatties Ford Road was holding an annual gathering the weekend of Oct. 10, according to county commissioner and church member Vilma Leake. The events were held Oct. 4-11.

  LIST OF EVENTS: Guide to celebrating Halloween safely in the Midlands

Treating this year may be tricky but there are safe events planned.

Officer shot while serving warrant at Breonna Taylor’s home files counterclaim against her boyfriend

Louisville Metro Police Department Sgt. Jon Mattingly was hit in the femoral artery by Kenneth Walker during the raid.

  Prisma Health pediatrician says trick-or-treating can be done safely with caution

  Furry Friends Fridays: Meet Saturn

Former SC Comptroller General Lander dies at 90

  Friends continue search for missing Saluda man

  20-year-old Gaston woman shares story of stroke survival on World Stroke Day

Clemson QB Lawrence tests positive for COVID-19, will miss Saturday’s game vs. Boston College

Driver charged with attempted murder after hitting pregnant woman with vehicle

According to investigators, the driver hit her own friend and a pregnant woman with the vehicle following an argument.

New Orleans rapper Lil Wayne meets with Trump, gives endorsement of ‘Platinum Plan’

New Orleans-born rapper Lil Wayne has given his approval of President Trump’s “Platinum Plan.”

  Election offices face challenges with huge SC voter turnout

Richland County Voter Registrations and Elections Director Alexandria Stephens said they’ve already had 71,000 people vote in person and more than 40,000 ballots returned by mail in total.

  ‘It was love at first sight’: SC couple celebrates 70th anniversary during pandemic

While Dennie and Flossie Riley didn’t expect to spend their anniversary sheltered away at home due to the pandemic, they still found a way to make the day special.

  FBI did not report threat against Gov. McMaster, SLED says

The head of South Carolina’s Law Enforcement Division said his office was left in the dark about threats made against Gov. Henry McMaster.

  CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Man wanted for stealing money from woman at North Columbia store

Police are searching for a man who took money from a woman during a transaction at a store located on North Main Street on Wednesday.

S.C. dad gets second chance at life thanks to police officer’s kidney donation

A Greenville father and a Clemson Police officer rang a bell together at MUSC Charleston’s Transplant Center, marking the completion of a successful kidney donation.

Suspect stole items from Irmo convenience store during burglary, officials say

Officials said the incident happened on the 7700 block of Broad River Road around 3:30 a.m. on Thursday.

  FIRST ALERT: Zeta brings gusty winds and the potential of severe weather today, then cooler weather moves in

Today is an Alert Day for possible strong to severe storms courtesy of Zeta’s remnants.

'We’re all one big family’: City employee sketches portrait of fallen Myrtle Beach officer

Myrtle Beach Police Chief Amy Prock has received a special gift on behalf of the city’s Solid Waste Division.

  Sumter Co. deputies arrest 18-year-old in connection with October 2019 shooting

Officials said 18-year-old Sheron Robinson turned himself in on Wednesday to authorities in connection with the shooting death of Derrick Slater

Football game between North Augusta, River Bluff canceled

The game, which was slated to be River Bluff’s homecoming game, was canceled by North Augusta.

  WATCH: Timelapse captures eerily calm eye of Zeta moving over NOLA

About halfway through the video, the eye passes over, revealing a stunning pink-orange sunset.

  SC announces 918 new COVID-19 cases, 13 more deaths on Thursday

DHEC says the percent positive from the 6,945 tests reported to them statewide on Wednesday was 13.2%.

At least two positive COVID-19 cases reported by attendees at President Trump’s Gastonia rally

The rally was held at Gaston Municipal Airport on Oct. 21 where more than 20,000 people were in attendance.

Breonna Taylor’s mother calls for new prosecutor in daughter’s case

Tamika Palmer says Attorney General Daniel Cameron lied about the grand jury proceedings.

TROPICS: Zeta is weakening over land, will impact the Midlands today with strong, gusty winds and possible severe storms

Zeta will bring a chance of strong to severe thunderstorms to the Midlands today.

  Multiple agencies providing free rides to the polls in SC

According to a Pew Research Center study, more than 7 million Americans say they did not vote in the 2016 presidential election because of transportation issues.

  Kershaw Co. woman struggling to find solution after being scammed out of $20,000

People are falling for scams no matter the age, no matter the education.

Report: McMaster was one of several targets of group suspected of planning to kidnap Michigan governor

Gov. Henry McMaster was one of several people targeted by a group suspected of planning to kidnap the Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, according to The Detroit News.

Months after signing with Gamecocks, former A.C. Flora hoops standout no longer with team

WIS has learned Patrick Iriel is no longer with the South Carolina men’s basketball team.

  DHEC: 636 new COVID-19 cases, 32 more deaths announced in SC Wednesday

DHEC says the percent positive from the 4,096 tests reported to them statewide on Tuesday was 15.5%.

MLB says Turner violated protocols when he returned to field

Justin Turner violated coronavirus protocols when he celebrated with his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates and he refused instructions from security to leave the field, behavior that Major League Baseball said risked the safety of others.

Aiken investigators detail arrest of three in 12-year-old’s death

Edward “Junior” F. McKenzie Jr. was shot inside his home in the 1000 block of Wyman Street.

  More than half of SC’s preschool students aren’t ready for kindergarten

The Carolina Family Engagement Center has released six new booklets that focus on preparing a child for kindergarten.

  DHEC, UofSC roll out new, random COVID-19 testing program

The blue envelopes with the invitations are being sent 32,500 random people across the state across all backgrounds, races, and ethnicities.

  Orangeburg Co. Elections Office, others forced to change policies after federal ruling

Tuesday, a federal judge ruled county elections offices could no longer have “signature-matching” policies that could disqualify some absentee ballot votes.

  Victims in string of robberies in Richland, Lexington County share experience

Six of the robberies have taken place in Lexington County with the latest two happening in Richland County.

Boeing expects to reduce workforce by 30K after third-quarter profits report

The CEO of Boeing said Wednesday they expect a workforce of about 130,000 employees by the end of 2021, 30,000 fewer than it began with in 2020.

  Fire crews still working to put out massive fire at Sumter warehouse

The building is located near Lafayette Drive and Fulton Street.

Some S.C. poll workers still not trained on new system days before election

Some poll workers across South Carolina are still being trained to use the state’s new electronic poll books with just days to go before the general election, according to a spokesperson for the South Carolina Election Commission.

Sumter man arrested in connection with fatal shooting at motel in Lynchburg

On October 16 officials responded to a shooting at a motel on the 10000 block of Lynches River Road.

Chesterfield deputy saves unconscious infant diagnosed with COVID-19

On October 20, Deputy Shawn Gopaul was dispatched to the Pageland area in reference to an unresponsive infant.

SC Department of Education launches new program to help students amid COVID-19 pandemic

The ENGAGE South Carolina program has been created to help students from kindergarten through 12th grade who have been fully or partially disengaged from learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Carowinds reopening, with restrictions, for ‘Taste of the Season’ event

The holiday event will only be open at limited capacity on specific dates, so officials urge attendees to reserve their spots when available.

Man dies after being hit by vehicle at intersection in Sumter

The man was hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Liberty Street and South Guignard Drive just before 7:45 p.m. Tuesday.

  SC guide to voting in 2020 presidential election

There are three methods that anyone registered to vote may choose from: absentee-by-mail, absentee-in-person or in person on election day.

  VOTING 101: Answers to frequently asked questions about SC absentee voting

We sat down with the SC Elections Commission to ask some of the questions you had about absentee voting.

LIST: Richland County opens satellite locations for absentee voting, answers FAQs

In-person absentee voting begins Oct. 5 and goes through November 2, the day before election day.

LIST: Lexington County opens 4 locations for in-person absentee voting

The satellite locations are open on different dates. Here's the list.

Gamecocks, Wolfpack agree to play in 2030, 2031

The Gamecocks and Wolfpack have agreed to meet on the gridiron in 2030 and 2031.

S.C. surpasses 1 million absentee votes ahead of November election

More than one million South Carolina voters have cast an absentee ballot ahead of the Nov. 3 general election, state voting officials said.

Football season ends for White Knoll due to COVID-19

The Timberwolves were slated to play Lexington on October 30 and Conway on November 6.

Ceremony to be held Friday at SC State House to honor lives lost to COVID-19

The COVID Survivors for Change will hold the event on October 30 at 11 a.m.

  On-duty Horry detective involved in crash that killed man at U.S. 501, S.C. 544 overpass

An on-duty detective with the Horry County Police Department was involved in that killed a man Tuesday afternoon.

  Fire at Sumter recycling warehouse could burn for days, officials say

Officials say the fire was so massive, smoke from it could be seen from satellites.

DHEC: Data reveals drop in infant mortality rate

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control says infant mortality rates decreased between 2018 and 2019, but woman of color still have higher rates than others.

SC Ports Authority president to deliver State of the Port address

SC Ports Authority president and CEO Jim Newsome will deliver the State of the Port Address Wednesday at 11 a.m.

Federal judge rules SC ballots cannot be rejected for mismatched signatures

The ruling also requires that all ballots that were previously rejected for signature-related issues be reviewed.

Halloween decorations at St. Matthews home include Black Lives Matter cemetery

Maggie McCrery said she wanted to use the holiday to stand in solidarity with Black lives.

Oct. 31 Blue Moon will be first Halloween full moon in 76 years

According to information from NASA Earth and the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the last time a full moon fell on Halloween was in 1944.

  Deputies search for suspect connected with 8 robberies in 9 days

In each case, a man has kept a hand in his pocket to make people think he’s armed.

President Trump’s campaign website was briefly ‘defaced,’ campaign spokesperson says

Trump campaign spokesperson Tim Murtaugh says the campaign is working with law enforcement authorities to investigate the source of what it called an “attack.”

  After long lines in Chapin, Lexington Co. satellite voting speeds up in W. Columbia

In expectation of the demand, the county elections office announced a series of temporary satellite offices in early October.

  South Carolina should know by election night or next day results of 2020 races

South Carolina voters should know by election night or the next day the results of the 2020 races, state Election Commission Spokesperson Chris Whitmire said.

  Harrison, Graham continue to ask for donations in final week of tight U.S. Senate race

Both campaigns are also continuing to send out emails asking supporters to donate online.

  SC announces 755 new COVID-19 cases, 19 more deaths Tuesday

DHEC says the percent positive from the 5,770 tests reported to them statewide on Monday was 13.1%.

18 suspects arrested, 12 sought after year-long Clarendon Co. drug bust

Officials said the investigation spanned more than a year and resulted in a total of 96 drug offenses.