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Wife of Rep. Clyburn dies, remembered fondly

COLUMBIA (AP) - Emily Clyburn, the wife of House Majority Whip and Sumter native Jim Clyburn, who helped raise millions of dollars to help students attend the alma mater they shared, died in Columbia on Thursday morning, according to the … more

Husband who reported wife missing now charged in her death

SUMMERVILLE (AP) — Police in South Carolina have arrested a former high school principal accused of killing his wife. News outlets report 64-year-old James Yarborough called Summerville police … more

Former inmate works with nonprofit to help prisoner reentry

By ZOE NICHOLSON The Greenville News SPARTANBURG - The Upstate suffers from a labor shortage, and a few businesses are turning to a former prison inmate for help. In 2003, Don Williams was days away from finishing a year-long sentence for a … more

S.C. man tries to save wife; both die in fire

MOUNT PLEASANT (AP) - Authorities said a South Carolina man ran back into his burning home to save his wife before both of them died from smoke inhalation. Mount Pleasant police released new information Friday into the deaths of 80-year-old … more

Vapes spiked with illegal drugs show dark side of CBD craze

Jay Jenkins says he hesitated when a buddy suggested they vape CBD. "It'll relax you," the friend assured. The vapor that Jenkins inhaled didn't relax him. After two puffs, he ended up in a coma. That's because the vapor he inhaled wasn't … more

AP finds synthetic marijuana sold as CBD in S.C.

LEXINGTON (AP) - An Associated Press investigation shows a dark side to booming sales of the cannabis extract CBD. Some people are substituting cheap and dangerous street drugs for the real thing. For the investigation, a reporter purchased five … more

USC student who helped Americans in Iraq may be sent back

COLUMBIA - Zaid Alibadi risked his life to help the American troops serving in his native Iraq. The U.S. government recognized the danger he faced when it admitted his mother and brother to the country as refugees who faced reprisals because of … more

S.C. to consider abortion ban, but bill faces uncertain future

COLUMBIA - A small group of South Carolina senators held a daylong hearing Tuesday on whether South Carolina should join about a half-dozen other states in banning nearly all abortions, but the Southern state might not be ready to follow some of its … more

Massive S.C. education overhaul bill faces another delay

COLUMBIA — A small group of state senators had hoped to vote Monday on a massive bill overhauling South Carolina's education system, but the chairman says he needs more time to work out … more

Some sheriffs say fixing DNA backlog will cost taxpayers more

For years, every law enforcement agency in South Carolina sent DNA evidence to be tested in one place — the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division on Broad River Road in Columbia. And as … more

Best-selling novelist, S.C. native Dorothea Benton Frank dead at 67

NEW YORK (AP) - Novelist Dorothea Benton Frank, who set such best-sellers as "Sullivan's Island" in her native South Carolina, has died. She was 67. Frank died Monday after a brief battle with leukemia, publisher William Morrow announced. For the … more

Sept. 24, 1985: Frances Gibbes is 1st woman to enroll at USC

In 1893, the state Legislature approved a bill requiring South Carolina College, now the University of South Carolina, to admit women. On Sept. 24, 1895, Frances Guignard Gibbes was the first woman admitted to the college. The daughter of Wade … more

S.C. department warns to keep tax records safe in storms

Taxes are probably the last thing you want to think about during the threat of a hurricane, but the South Carolina Department of Revenue says you need to make sure your tax records are safe. SCDOR shared these tips in a … more

Appeals court reinstates lawsuit in Charleston church shooting

By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer RICHMOND, Va. - A lawsuit over a faulty background check that allowed a South Carolina man to buy the gun he used to kill nine people in a racist attack at a Charleston church was reinstated Friday by a … more

Stedman Graham visits Lee Correctional inmates

BISHOPVILLE - Before meeting his longtime partner, megastar Oprah Winfrey, Stedman Graham worked as a guard in a Chicago prison - and on Wednesday, for the first time in decades, he entered prison again to speak to inmates about finding your purpose … more

Residents don't trust reports that S.C. city water is safe

DENMARK (AP) - Officials of a South Carolina city said it has safe drinking water, but a lack of trust has left residents relying on bottled water or springs outside city limits. The Post and Courier reported Denmark officials cite state and … more

Experienced thieves steal $300,000 worth of precious metal

CHARLESTON - The moon was nearly full that July night as a pair of thieves slipped along the darkened river, home to alligators, eagles and a handful of homes that sit near the water. The bandits' faces, arms and legs were concealed as they headed … more

Daily ferry service in Charleston set to begin in October

CHARLESTON (AP) - Population growth and crowded highways have paved the way for a passenger ferry service in the Charleston area that's expected to begin in October. The Daniel Island Ferry is expected to carry up to 49 passengers from a Wando … more

Volunteers serve as guardians of city drains in Charleston

CHARLESTON (AP) - A volunteer program where Charleston residents maintain clog-prone city drains has brought in a few dozen members since 2017, including members of the mayor's family, a College of Charleston researcher, military veterans and a … more

Medical students use 3D printing for girl's prosthetic hand

GREENVILLE (AP) — For Lily Larimer, having a "robot hand" is a great way to break the ice and play with her friends at school. Her parents say it gives her confidence and the ability to do … more
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