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Recent Articles by Laurel
S.C. attorney general says local governments cannot issue stay-at-home orders
Columbia City Council passed a stay-at-home ordinance Thursday, but the state attorney general says they don’t have the power to do that.
Published March 27, 2020 at 11:25 PM
Innovative medical device to help with ventilator shortages created by S.C. medical group
Primsa Health announced an innovation by its team that will help hospitals across the country that are strapped for medical equipment during the coronavirus outbreak.
Published March 25, 2020 at 8:14 PM
10-yr-old Amirah Watson found safe after missing for more than 6 weeks; mother arrested
Amirah was last seen on Jan. 31 at a meeting point in Dillon County, South Carolina where her father took her to meet her mother for a visit.
Published March 19, 2020 at 12:50 PM
S.C. governor closes all schools, recommends large gatherings cancel as number of coronavirus cases rises
The governor has closed all schools -- pre-k through college -- through the end of March.
Published March 16, 2020 at 10:55 AM
S.C. governor issues updated State of Emergency order
There are now 13 cases of coronavirus in the state.
Published March 14, 2020 at 4:05 AM
S.C. governor requests $45 million in surplus funds to go to DHEC for coronavirus response
The governor said the money should come from the taxpayer credit proposed in the 2020-21 budget passed by the House.
Published March 12, 2020 at 2:58 PM
Carolina Cup Races canceled due to coronavirus concerns
The horse races draw tens of thousands of people each year to Kershaw County in South Carolina.
Published March 12, 2020 at 12:33 PM
UofSC extends spring break, then using online classes to prevent coronavirus spread
School leaders are encouraging students to not return to campus between March 16 and April 3.
Published March 11, 2020 at 6:27 PM
2 confirmed coronavirus cases in S.C., 5 others with presumptive positive results
This story will be updated as officials provide new information Monday.
Published March 9, 2020 at 8:02 PM
Man accused of ‘sexual contact’ with 4 girls under age 11, deputies say other victims possible
The charges date back to crimes in 2011 and 2014, deputies said.
Published March 4, 2020 at 12:57 PM
Famous Budweiser Clydesdales will kick off St. Pat’s in Five Points
The festival is Saturday, March 21.
Published February 27, 2020 at 2:35 PM
Autopsy reveals heartbreaking details of 6-year-old Faye Marie Swetlik’s death
Little Faye disappeared from the front yard of her Cayce, South Carolina home Feb. 10. Her body was found three days later.
Published February 26, 2020 at 12:44 PM
S.C. deputy killed in the line of duty was veteran, family man
The shooting happened around 11:30 a.m. at a house on Thomas Sumter Highway (U.S. 521) in Dalzell.
Published February 25, 2020 at 11:32 PM
Remains of man missing since 2016 found in Lexington Co. woods
Taylor Johnson was 22 years old when he was last seen walking to his girlfriend's house in Gilbert.
Published February 24, 2020 at 11:25 PM
Deputies launch human trafficking investigation after woman escapes Kershaw Co. house
The woman said she was drugged and held against her will by a man who is a convicted felon and registered sex offender.
Published February 24, 2020 at 11:12 PM
Public memorial service held of Faye Marie Swetlik
Faye’s family wants everyone to wear bright colors, especially pink and purple, to honor Faye’s bright and bubbly spirit.
Published February 21, 2020 at 6:52 PM
Missing Clemson University student found dead in Tenn.
Deputies said they found the body of John Andrew Martin Jr., 21, along with his car in Sevier County.
Published February 20, 2020 at 4:51 PM
Investigators link death of 30-year-old neighbor to homicide of 6-year-old Faye Swetlik
Investigators were able to find Faye's body after discovering a key piece of evidence in the trash can of one of her neighbors.
Published February 15, 2020 at 9:50 AM
6-year-old Faye Swetlik found dead after disappearing from front yard in Cayce, S.C.
Her body was found in the neighborhood where she lived. It's also where she was last seen.
Kiana Miller and
Published February 14, 2020 at 9:02 AM
Woman killed by tree falling on her car while driving on I-20
It happened around 11:45 a.m. in the westbound lanes of the interstate.
Published February 13, 2020 at 11:54 PM
Vice president shares sorrow with S.C. about missing 6-year-old found dead on day of his visit
Vice President Mike Pence said he was “deeply saddened” to hear Faye’s body was found.
Published February 13, 2020 at 10:07 PM
Missing Whitmire teen with Down syndrome found safe
Austin McCall was found safe around 9:45 p.m., just a few hours after he was last seen.
Published February 13, 2020 at 9:44 PM
Search for missing 6-year-old Faye Swetlik still active, S.C. officials push back against rumors
The search for missing Faye Swetlik, 6, has entered day three and officials say they’ve received nearly 80 tips in her case.
Kiana Miller and
Published February 12, 2020 at 8:35 PM
Officials: No evidence of abduction during investigation into missing 6-year-old from S.C.
Faye's family said they last saw her playing in the yard Monday after school around 3:45 p.m.
Published February 12, 2020 at 8:11 AM
S.C. officials continue search for missing 6-year-old last seen playing in yard
The girl, who is 6, has strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing a floral skirt and polka dot boots.
Published February 11, 2020 at 3:14 PM
UofSC Aiken student found shot to death in car
A resident found the car on the side of Gunter Road and called deputies.
Published February 4, 2020 at 4:53 PM
S.C. student battling sickle cell disease gets surprise Super Bowl trip of a lifetime
Students at Crayton Middle School gathered for an assembly Thursday for the big reveal.
Published January 30, 2020 at 7:30 PM
$1 million Powerball ticket sold in Lexington remains unclaimed
The ticket matched all five white ball numbers in Wednesday night’s drawing.
Published January 23, 2020 at 11:58 AM
UofSC student who created racist social media post ‘no longer enrolled,’ dismissed from sorority
This is not the first time the use of a racial slur has rocked the campus community.
Published January 22, 2020 at 8:19 PM
Surveillance video captures moment EF-2 tornado rips through S.C. high school
Cameras captured the moment the tornado ripped through North Central High School, causing major damage.
Published January 17, 2020 at 3:44 PM
Gov. Cooper’s executive order put limits on number of customers in essential NC retailers
Harris Teeter grocery worker in Charlotte tests positive for COVID-19, company says
CATHERINE MUCCIGROSSO | The Charlotte Observer
Stimulus checks: Federal deposits expected to start within days
AIMEE PICCHI | CBS News
Construction workers tackle, hold kidnapping suspect until police arrive
WBTV Web Staff
NC lags other states in releasing Coronavirus-related information