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News Minute: Here is the latest South Carolina news from The Associated Press

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NEW YORK (AP) - Boeing says final assembly of its 787-10 plane, a planned larger version of its "Dreamliner" aircraft, will take place in South Carolina. The company says the work will be done in North Charleston, South Carolina, because the plane is too large to efficiently transport it from North Charleston to a facility in Washington state.

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) - Santee Cooper has removed 42,000 tons of coal ash from ash lagoons at its old Grainger Generating Station near Conway. The Southern Environmental Law Center said Wednesday the information is contained in a report released this week.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina officials are looking for a person they say tried to use a drone to sneak cellphones and other contraband into a maximum-security prison. Corrections Department spokeswoman Stephanie Givens says officials found a crashed drone in bushes outside Lee Correctional Institution earlier this year.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Shoppers in South Carolina are about to their annual break from sales taxes. The sales-tax holiday extends from 12:01 a.m. Friday to midnight Sunday. It shaves state and local sales taxes from clothes, computers and other back-to-school items.

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