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  1,011 new cases of COVID-19, 18 more deaths announced in SC

DHEC also announced 7 new probable cases of the virus, as well as, 7 new probable deaths.

Solider returns home to Myrtle Beach after deployment in Afghanistan

  Memorial for DUI victim destroyed, victim’s wife pleads for people to be careful

  DHEC: 1,178 new cases of COVID-19, 67 more deaths announced in SC

Deputies recover thousands of dollars of equipment stolen from Lowcountry churches

  REI to open its doors in BullStreet District in one week bringing major retail to the developing area

Lexington Police in search of ‘armed and dangerous’ man in connection with robbery

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  State representative pushing for co-prescription bill as opioid overdoses climb

  Colleton County man’s recovery from COVID-19 called miraculous

Police release report on 5-year-old girl killed in Summerville apartment shooting

Ole Miss, Auburn added to 2020 Gamecocks football schedule

  Person struck by lightning in Blythewood, officials say

  Independent schools in SC received at least $34 million in PPP loans

Police searching for missing North Charleston woman

North Charleston Police are searching for a woman they say disappeared after having a heated argument with her husband.

Richland Co. deputies seek woman accused of pointing gun at Walmart employee at Killian Road location

Authorities said the woman had her child seated in the shopping cart and put the child and other customers nearby in danger as she waved the gun around.

Clarendon Co. man arrested in connection with deadly shooting in Manning

Officials said Jeffery Weeks was arrested in connection with the shooting that took place on the morning of August 7.

  SC announces 1,265 new COVID-19 cases, 21 more deaths Friday

South Carolina is nearing the 100,000 cases mark.

Caught on Camera: Police car set ablaze in Lexington Co., suspect wanted

RCSD: Man wanted for stealing car with 4-year-old boy inside

Raw sewage flowing into Saluda River from flooded treatment plant in Columbia

SC Tax Free Weekend to be held August 7-9

  Flash flooding causes damage at apartment complex near St. Andrews Road

  Gray Collegiate guard McDuffie commits to NC A&T

  SC school buses will be disinfected with electrostatic sprayers

School districts will be using electrostatic sprayers twice a day to disinfect each school bus. Some school districts already have their own.

  SC SNAP recipients can now use benefits online for Amazon, Walmart

The South Carolina Department of Social Services announced Wednesday SNAP recipients are now able to use their benefits online to purchase food.

‘Angel of Hope’ statue remains untouched in S.C. dunes after Hurricane Isaias

Hurricane Isaias battered the dunes in Cherry Grove on Monday night, but there is one spot where it looks like the storm never happened.

  Columbia man arrested for researching mass shootings, illegally obtaining more than 100 guns will remain in custody

Edward Daniel Kimpton, 25, signed a plea of not guilty and waived his right to a bond hearing.

  SC for Ed data shows districts still looking for over 1,000 teachers before school year

Education leaders said that many teachers are retiring or quitting, but there aren’t enough replacements to meet the demand, leaving some districts may be faced with more shortages than ever before.

Lexington Co. deputy recovering after being injured in crash

Cain suffered critical neck, head, and face injuries and was hospitalized for more than a week after being involved in a crash on July 27.

  SC announces 1,295 new COVID-19 cases, 44 more deaths Thursday

DHEC says 1,492 people are hospitalized and 276 of them are on ventilators.

Charleston police searching for missing 15-year-old runaway

Authorities are looking for 15-year-old Trinity Daniels who was last seen leaving her apartment on Orange Grove Road in early July.

Clemson ranked No. 1 in preseason Coaches Poll

Clemson is scheduled to open its season at Wake Forest on Sept. 12.

  S.C. unemployment filings count since start of pandemic now tops 700K

The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce says more than 700,000 people in the state have filed an initial claim for unemployment benefits since mid-March when the coronavirus pandemic began.

  S.C. representative says resuming face-to-face learning during high COVID-19 spread is ‘irresponsible'

Wendy Brawley has her concerns about students heading back to the classroom this fall.

Police: Missing 17-year-old girl found safe, back with family

Officials with the North Charleston Police Department say a missing 17-year-old girl has been found safe. On Thursday, police said the girl has been reunited with her family.

  Fact or Fiction: Profiting off pandemic patients?

Some social media posts that are circulating question whether the count of COVID cases is accurate, claiming that hospitals could be inclined to inflate the numbers for financial benefit.

  Only slight improvement in available child care, organizations can now apply to temporarily fill that need

In early April, DSS announced more than 50% of all licensed child care facilities in South Carolina had closed.

Horry County crews help battle multiple house fires in Ocean Isle Beach

Horry County firefighters came to the aid of crews battling multiple structure fires in Ocean Isle Beach early Thursday morning.

Police searching for Charleston teen missing more than a week

Police are searching for a 16-year-old girl who has been missing for a week.

  SC announces 1,175 new COVID-19 cases, 45 more deaths Wednesday

DHEC says 1,469 people are hospitalized and 270 of them are on ventilators.

  SC education leaders discuss survey results regarding teachers’ COVID experiences

South Carolina teachers were surveyed in June regarding their experiences teaching during the COVID pandemic.

  Fight over private school grants could be heading to the SC Supreme Court

On Tuesday, opponents of the SAFE grants filed a petition to take the case directly to the South Carolina Supreme Court.

Pair of Gamecocks have opted out of upcoming football season

Head coach Will Muschamp said both players will remain on scholarship, but they both have returned home to be with their families.

N.C. man pleads guilty to attacking, strangling woman over 20 years ago in Myrtle Beach area

A judge sentenced a North Carolina man to 10 years in prison for attacking and strangling a woman in the Myrtle Beach area more than 20 years ago.

Coroner: Newberry Co. man identified as victim of motorcycle crash in Chapin

Officials said the collision happened on the 2200 block of Chapin Road just after 3 p.m. on August 1.

SC Coaches for Charity to be held virtually on Thursday

The virtual event will allow fans to hear from their favorite college football coaches from around the state for free.

Missing 16-year-old from Columbia found safe in Alabama

Officials thank everyone who shared the alert to help find him.

  SCHSL sets new dates for fall sports, football season to start Sept. 25

The league voted to begin football’s regular season on September 25.

  S.C. Aquarium releases its 300th rehabilitated sea turtle back into the ocean

The South Carolina Aquarium will release six Kemp’s ridley sea turtles Wednesday morning, marking its 300th release of rehabilitated turtles.

GreenWise Market locations in SC closing permanently

The Lexington location opened on Dec. 4, 2019 while the Mount Pleasant location opened May 23, 2019.

  SC bus driver expresses COVID-19 concerns: ‘We’re the first to come in contact with students'

According to safety measures in place by the South Carolina Department of Education, buses will have no more than 67% capacity with only one student per seat, when possible.

  About 50 dogs seized from home in Chester County, S.C.

The incident happened at a home on Berrywood Lane in Fort Lawn, South Carolina.

  DOR final audit reports Richland County misspent over $30 million taxpayer dollars

The Penny Tax Program, passed in 2012, is meant to fund transportation projects including highways, roads, bridges, mass transit systems, and other transportation projects.

  Ryan Reynolds says he regrets having wedding at Boone Hall Plantation

Ryan Reynolds says he regrets having his wedding at Boone Hall. Reynolds and Blake Lively got married at the plantation in 2012.

  SC families with internet issues say they have no choice but to send children back to school

The coronavirus pandemic continues to shine a light on how many South Carolinians are truly in the dark when it comes to internet access.

  ‘Pathways from Prison’ initiative at Claflin University aims to change lives of inmates

This new initiative at Claflin University is designed to transform inmates’ lives in South Carolina federal and state prisons.

  SC announces 1,168 new COVID-19 cases, 52 more deaths Tuesday

DHEC says 1,458 people are hospitalized and 254 of them are on ventilators.

  Columbia extends face mask requirement for 2 more months

This ordinance will expire on the 61st day after its enactment.

SLIDESHOW: Damage from Isaias stretches across Grand Strand

Hurricane Isaias brought category one winds and storm surge as passed offshore of the Grand Strand Monday night.

  Sen. Graham ‘disappointed’ in cancelation of 2020 Palmetto Bowl

Sen. Lindsey Graham took a moment during a press conference on Monday to discuss the cancelation of this year’s rivalry game between South Carolina and Clemson.

The Citadel reports 3 new COVID-19 cases

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases at The Citadel has now reached 42, officials at the military school said Monday.

Over 100 baby sea turtles found dead in Cherry Grove after Hurricane Isaias

A combination of the high tide and storm surge from Hurricane Isaias appears to have resulted in the deaths of over 100 baby sea turtles in the Cherry Grove area of North Myrtle Beach.

  ‘Didn’t expect it to be as bad as it was’: Isaias takes out part of N. Myrtle Beach pier

Locals and tourists also said the storm surge brought about a foot of water about two blocks away from the beach.

Officials: Missing 16-year-old girl located in W. Virginia

A 16-year-old girl who has been missing since May has now been located.

Crews in NMB rescue drivers on flooded roads, respond to multiple house fires

North Myrtle Beach crews responded to several house fires Monday night as Hurricane Isaias impacted the Grand Strand.

HCFR crews help battle multiple house fires in Ocean Isle Beach after Isaias makes landfall

Horry County Fire Rescue crews assisted firefighters in Ocean Isle Beach battle multiple house fires as Hurricane Isaias passed through the Carolinas.

  Lawmakers, health officials seek to bridge the broadband internet gap in SC

On Monday, Senator Lindsey Graham met with healthcare leaders across the state ahead of introducing a bill this week called the Governor’s Broadband Development Fund.

Man arrested in connection with deadly boat crash on Broad River

A 27-year-old from Chapin and 28-year-old from Irmo died in the crash.

  DHEC: 1,105 new COVID-19 cases, 11 more deaths in SC

Monday's report brings the total number of people with confirmed cases since the outbreak began to 92,404 and confirmed deaths to 1,721.

  Everyone must wear face masks inside SC restaurants starting at 5 p.m. Monday, governor orders

Gov. Henry McMaster announced the order July 29 in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

  WATCH: Cayce police looking for witnesses of deadly weekend shooting

Two people died in the shooting and another was seriously hurt.

Deputies: One dead, two others injured during shooting at large gathering in Fairfield County

According to the sheriff’s office, the shooting happened in the Blair area on Cole Trestle Road early Sunday morning.

Sumter woman dies after being dragged by car during fight, driver arrested

Officials said Tomekia Moore is charged with felony driving under the influence resulting in death, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, and failure to render aid.

CPD: Man shot in residential area of north Columbia

It happened in the 5100 block of Middleton Street, near North Main Street.

Myrtle Beach Police searching for missing swimmer

Myrtle Beach Police are searching for a missing swimmer.

Teacher among four from South Carolina killed in Alaska plane crash

The Spartanburg County School District Six Facebook page said Dawkins Middle school art teacher, Heather Hulsey, died in a plane accident during a trip to Alaska.

94-year-old woman missing in Orangeburg County found safe

Mazie Boyd has been found and is safe, deputies say.

  SC announces 1,110 new COVID-19 cases, 27 more deaths

DHEC says 1,427 people are hospitalized and 230 are on ventilators.

  Is SC‘s curve plateauing? It’s too early to tell, but masks help.

Gov. Henry McMaster has refused to enact a statewide mask ordinance, but this week called on local governments to come up with their own rules or guidance to encourage their citizens to wear a mask.

Rosewood community creates a petition for Black Lives Matter mural

Ideas for the project began last month and it was decided that colors and themes representing the LGBTQ community would be featured as well in the mural.

  SC announces 1,491 new COVID-19 cases, 35 more deaths

DHEC says 1,453 people are hospitalized and 235 are on ventilators.