South Carolina

  COVID-19 rapid testing kits delivered to SC schools

School districts, like Rock Hill Schools, are preparing testing plans now. Those include a way to get rid of used tests, nurse training and testing consent forms for parents.

  SC epidemiologist Linda Bell says ‘still a lot we don’t know’ about vaccine distribution

Lancaster mother pleads guilty in beating death of toddler son. Sentencing to come

  Mother claims school left 5-year-old son unsupervised, alone by road

  SC prosecutor: NC man intended to shoot at Trump supporters on York County bridge

  Richland Co. deputy gets armed man to put down gun without pulling her weapon

  Lancaster restaurant, open for more than 30 years, closing its doors due to pandemic

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Former Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone pleads guilty to domestic violence charge

Driver killed, officer injured in crash during vehicle stop

  City officials pass out Narcan in holiday gift bags in Lancaster, S.C.

  DHEC reports 100% hospital beds occupied in York County; hospital explains they still have beds available

  WANTED: ‘Too Tall Bandit’ responsible for at least 16 bank robberies from N.C. to Tenn., FBI says

$500 reward offered after school in Fort Mill vandalized, fires set

Police: Missing, endangered teen last seen near Murrells Inlet found safe

A teen reported missing from the Murrells Inlet area late Monday night has been found, according to authorities.

New Myrtle Beach VA clinic receives certificate of occupancy

A new Veterans Affairs clinic is one step closer to opening.

A.C. Flora student dies in crash Thanksgiving weekend

Lonnie John Bailey Pratt, known as Bailey, died early Sunday morning.

11 York County Sheriff’s Office employees have COVID, 22 on quarantine

The 11 workers who are positive are from the enforcement and detention divisions of the sheriff’s office,

Myrtle Beach extends mask ordinance through December

Foster dog and 11 puppies saved on Thanksgiving Day

77-year-old woman killed in drive-by shooting in SC

Aiken Co. Coroner identifies man fatally shot in Seventh Lounge parking lot

14 injured, 1 dead at shooting in SC nightclub

Police: Hanahan man partially severs parents’ arms in machete attack on Thanksgiving Day

#OptOutside: Free admission offered at all S.C. State Parks on Friday

South Carolina State Parks wants to give people an incentive to be outside on Black Friday.

Police arrest one man accused of kidnapping two people at Myrtle Beach hotel

The Myrtle Beach police have one person in custody in connection to a kidnapping at a hotel.

South Carolina teenage student athlete needs a kidney

Jasy Donaldson, 14, is hoping to find a living donor so she can stop dialysis

Girl, 7 dies in South Carolina fire; 2 firefighters hurt

Authorities say a 7-year-old girl died and another person in a South Carolina home has been injured in a fire.

Deputies investigate after two shot, one killed, in Chester County

A male and a female were found with a gunshot wound around 10:30 p.m. on Kati Lane in Richburg.

  NFL player Darius Leonard provides 100 Thanksgiving meals in his hometown of Lake View

Indianapolis Colts Linebacker Darius Leonard is a hero in the small town of Lake View for a variety of reasons.

  Police investigating after gun battle at Tanger Outlets damages several vehicles

The investigation began at 1:33 p.m. when police officers responded to Tanger Outlet Boulevard for a shooting. When officers arrived they found evidence that a shooting had occurred in the parking lot.

UofSC president tests positive for COVID-19

University of South Carolina President Bob Caslen announced Wednesday he has tested positive for COVID-19.

  Summerville woman meets son’s lung recipient for the first time

A Summerville woman will share Thanksgiving dinner with the recipient of her son’s lungs.

Age-progressed photo of missing S.C. woman released as mystery continues

It has been six years since an 18-year-old woman vanished while walking a half-mile from her uncle's home to the home she shared with her godmother.

McMaster authorizes DHEC to move forward with COVID-19 testing at schools

The South Carolina governor has given the green light to allow rapid tests kits to be sent to all public schools.

Three York County library branches closed after staff exposed to COVID-19

Three branches of the York County Library are closed after staff members were exposed to coronavirus, officials said.

Teacher accused of having relationship with student sentenced to 5 years of probation

A Lowcountry middle school teacher accused of soliciting a minor and criminal sexual conduct has been sentenced to 5 years of probation.

  Gilbert man arrested, accused of sending sexually explicit images to a minor

He was arrested by the Camden Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

  Rock Hill masks mandate up for repeal for the fourth time

Despite this increase – Rock Hill city council will talked tonight about ending its mask mandate. This is the fourth time city council will vote on a repeal.

World War II veteran from Ladson turns 104 years old

Pinckney has 12 living children, 45 grandchildren, 76 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren. He lives in the College Park area.

  Officials: Charlotte schools teacher arrested for meth possession in York County, S.C.

A teacher at a school in Charlotte has been suspended after he was charged with possession of illegal drugs in York County, police and school officials said.

  Chester Co. deputy involved in Fort Lawn, S.C. shooting

Negotiations are still underway, and the community should avoid this area.

Police searching for missing Mount Pleasant teen

The Mount Pleasant Police Department says they’re looking for a missing teen suspected to be in the Charleston area.

2 arrested, 1 on the loose after police chase leads to lockouts at multiple schools in Fort Mill

Two people were arrested and one person is still on the loose after a police chase in Fort Mill led to lockouts at multiple schools.

  Test before turkey: People in Charlotte flocking to COVID-19 testing sites ahead of Thanksgiving

It’s the weekend before Thanksgiving and some families are spending it differently than in years past.

2 men charged with shooting woman in head during robbery

Xavier Golson, 23, and Jose Haygood, 25, were arrested and charged in the shooting.

  SC Education Dept., State Supt. were ‘unaware’ of governor’s school testing kit announcement

According to South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), there are more than 2,000 cases among students in South Carolina. and more than 900 cases among school staff.

4 jump and run after chase ends with car going up in flames on I-77 in S.C.

Four people jumped and ran from a scene after a chase ended with a car going up in flames on a major interstate in South Carolina.

  Woman accused in death of Horry County man locked children in rooms with electronic lock, warrants say

One of the two suspects charged in connection to the death of a man who was reported missing last month now faces child neglect charges.

LCSD: Missing 13-year-old from Red Bank found safe

Bryson Byrd was reported missing Friday morning.

All SC public schools to get rapid COVID-19 testing kits

Schools should have the tests after the Thanksgiving holiday, health officials say.

  ‘Test before turkey’: S.C. governor, health officials emphasize COVID-19 precautions over Thanksgiving

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster and health officials spoke on the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and encouraged holiday safety before Thanksgiving.

  DHEC: ‘Vaccine distribution plan hits marks, general population possibly won’t receive for months’

Moderna and Pfizer’s vaccines are the verge of federal approval. It could come as soon as December. South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control’s assistant state epidemiologist says it could take two weeks or longer once the companies ask for it.

School Board: Elementary teacher reprimanded for hitting student with clipboard

The South Carolina State Board of Education says they are ordering a Georgetown County teacher to undergo anger management classes after she hit a student with a clipboard.

Inmate dies following attack at Lee Correctional

Authorities identified the inmate as 28-year-old Travis Lee.

  Graham facing ethics complaint over Georgia ballots question

They accuse the South Carolina Republican of pressuring a Georgia elections official to toss out legally cast absentee votes in the presidential race.

First flu-related death of season reported in SC

DHEC and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that everyone 6 months of age and older get vaccinated.

  SCDHEC says ‘misunderstanding’ prompted state Department of Education’s plexiglass shields to be unacceptable

The guidance says students need to sit three feet apart with masks on and plexiglass shields between them to not be considered close contact, but what kind of shields work has led to some confusion.

  WBTV wins big at RTDNAC

WBTV News is taking home multiple awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas, RTDNAC, Convention from over the weekend.

Carnival cancels all cruises leaving from Charleston through end of February

Carnival Cruise Line says it canceling all cruises from U.S. homeports through Jan. 31 and from Charleston specifically through February.

Man arrested for attempted murder in Rock Hill, S.C. car dealership

Demarkeyo McClinton was arrested for his alleged involvement in a Rock Hill shooting.

Elementary students to return to school in-person four days a week in Lancaster County

These students will be back in classrooms for four days a week, Monday through Thursday, Friday being a flex day.

  Rock Hill Schools virtual students struggling, district outlines resources for those students

This week so far in Rock Hill - 3 students and 5 staff members tested positive for COVID-19. Another 30 students are under quarantine - and 24 in isolation.

‘Sisters-in-arms’: Two sets of sisters graduate Marine Corps training at Parris Island in S.C.

“Sisters by blood, now sisters-in-arms.”

  Woman accused of shooting into car during road rage incident on highway in Fort Mill turns herself in

Police say 23-year-old Nautykah Samone Bolden was arrested and taken to the York County Jail under a $60,000 bond.

Deputies find dogs, puppies abandoned, emaciated in Georgetown; 1 arrested

A man faces more than a dozen charges in an animal cruelty case in Georgetown County.

She survived 1918 Spanish Flu and 2020 Covid. Chester’s ‘Alteration Lady’ dies at 106

Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker said Sterling was believed to be among the oldest, if not the oldest, person in Chester County.

Man accused of shooting pregnant woman, murdering 3 men in Sumter

The woman survived but her baby is in critical condition.

SC pediatrician sees increase in anxiety, depression among young kids

Researchers with the Center for Disease Control compared emergency department visits from April to October 2020 to the same time in 2019 using data provided by hospitals.

Expect fewer warnings, more citations if you’re not wearing a mask

The citations now also carry a heftier fine than they did originally.

5 killed in head-on crash on Upstate interstate, troopers say

The crash happened around 2:15 a.m., Sunday, according to authorities.

Campaign photographer for President Trump running for Myrtle Beach mayor

A Grand Strand photographer who served as President Donald Trump’s personal campaign photographer announced he’s running for Myrtle Beach mayor.

4-year-old killed in accidental shooting in North Charleston

The North Charleston Police Department says a 4-year-old died after accidentally shooting himself Saturday morning.

Missing Columbia woman with medical condition found safe

Ashley Lane Till, 49, last spoke with her family Saturday, Nov. 7, police said.

Police: Accused ‘porch pirate’ arrested when he shows up at court in same shirt from surveillance pics

A South Carolina man is in custody after wearing the same shirt to a courtroom that he wore to steal packages off porches in a Goose Creek neighborhood, according to Goose Creek police.

Former Lancaster, S.C. correctional officer facing drug, contraband charges

Kayla Marie Klimczak was arrested last Friday.

Marion County man reunited with Marine ring passed down from his father and uncle

He said the ring holds much significance for his family because the ring had been passed down from generation to generation.

Woman killed after being hit by car in South Carolina

Amy Evans, 46, was walking along Grace Avenue in Lancaster County when she was hit from behind by a vehicle.

  Lancaster man admits in court to killing teen, then chopping and burning body.

A Lancaster man who killed a teen roommate in 2018 before dismembering and burning the body has been sentenced to 60 years in a South Carolina prison.

Clemson to open special dorm community for LGBTQ students

Clemson University will open its first “living-learning community” for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students next fall.

  Army vet helping Lancaster County fight COVID-19

A doctor that spent years in the Army is now using that knowledge to help his community fight COVID-19.

Charleston airport reopens after suspicious package prompts evacuation

Officials at the Charleston International Airport say they received word Wednesday afternoon that people could return to the airport after a suspicious package forced an evacuation Wednesday morning.