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Humberto continues to strengthen; Rip current risk to remain high through Tuesday

Police: 22-year-old dies after falling from Ocean Boulevard hotel balcony

Widow of veteran looking for late husband’s lost wedding ring

Woman sues S.C. nail salon after she set her hands on fire while smoking

‘Above and beyond’: Tega Cay cops take care of baby as mom charged for drugs

‘Ding dong!’ Hilarious kid follows instructions when doorbell is broken

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Lowcountry man charged in $4 million drug bust, arrested again after $100k worth of drugs found

Police searching for 15-year-old runaway last seen in Aynor

  Rock Hill plays host to two major cycling events & inaugural festival

  Students arrested in fight at high school in Rock Hill

Report: Husband ran back inside Mt. Pleasant home to try and save wife during fire that killed both

SC driver killed after being struck by tractor-trailer

Warrants: Sumter double murder suspect used large folding knife to kill mother, missing daughter

Warrants released by the Sumter Police Department detail the horrific crime scene investigators found at the Lantana Apartments on August 5, when they discovered Sharee Bradley, 29, dead and her 5-year-old daughter, Navaeh Adams, missing.

Lawsuit: 2 students with special needs sexually abused by classmate at Lowcountry high school

A lawsuit filed against the Orangeburg Consolidated School District states that two special needs students at Edisto High School were sexually abused by a special needs classmate.

More than a thousand weapons found in South Carolina schools

Numbers we requested from the state Department of Education show 1,066 guns, knives and other weapons were reported in statewide school districts.

Deputies confiscate $15,000 worth of drugs in Orangeburg County investigation

The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office arrested 27-year-old Alonzo Mays and 26-year-old Andre Gulley.

Multiple people taken to hospital after car crash off Highway 521 in Lancaster

SC deputies: Twins arrested for breaking into cars during hurricane evacuation

  York County prepares to use new voting machines next month

  ‘March for Freedom from Gun Violence’ rally to be held in Chester

Bond granted for couple charged with murder, accused of deliberately leaving child in car

Former ‘Southern Charm’ star Thomas Ravenel is sentenced

  Several firefighters, officers respond to large house fire in Lancaster

According to fire officials, the incident is happening on Plantation Road, within the Lancaster city limits.

Rock Hill man trafficked meth pills shaped like Red Bull cans and dollar bills

Some of the pills were shaped like miniature cans and others were pressed into the shape of tiny money.

  VIDEO: Myrtle Beach pier manager rescues shark caught in fishing net

The manager of Second Avenue Pier in Myrtle Beach came to the rescue of a shark after it became tangled up in a fisherman’s cast net.

  Body of missing SC man found in car

Timothy Taylor Wash, 26, was reported missing by a family member Sunday evening.

Conway police searching for 16-year-old runaway

The Conway Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a runaway teen.

  SC mom launches movement after daughter reprimanded over school attire

Parents in the Fort Mill School District are expected to turn out to the school board’s meeting to address recent concerns surrounding the district’s dress code policy Tuesday night.

Man arrested after stand-off with Rock Hill police, US Marshals

A man with charges for armed robbery and multiple other offenses was arrested on Tuesday afternoon after initially barricading himself within a residence in Rock Hill.

Man charged in chase, crash that left deputy seriously injured

A man was charged in a chase that led to a crash that left a deputy seriously injured in Chesterfield County in early August.

  Father sentenced to prison for brutal beating death of 3-year-old son

A 34-year-old father will spend the next 23 years in prison for allegedly beating his son to death and trying to cover it up to police.

Horry County police find parents of lost little boy

Horry County police are reaching out to the community, asking for help in finding the parents of a lost little boy.

SC Housing offering $15,000 to help with home down payment for qualified buyers

The agency recently released its 2019 SC Housing Needs Assessment, showing an affordable housing crisis for our state.

Body found in car in Cheraw identified as 63-year-old woman

Cheraw Police Chief Keith Thomas says the body was found in a car on Marlboro Street in an area where cars are usually not parked overnight.

  SC police searching for man who assaulted female jogger

The Cheraw Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man who assaulted a female while she was jogging on Saturday morning.

  Civil War cannonballs found on beach after Hurricane Dorian

“I wanted to get a metal detector and especially after the hurricane and see if there’s anything, any history or artifacts that kind of washed up on the shore,” Lattin said. “We actually just got lucky with no equipment, just spending a day at the beach.”

Florence man rescues beagle tied to tree during Hurricane Dorian

A passerby came to the rescue of a little beagle who he said was tied to a tree and shivering as Hurricane Dorian hit the Grand Strand and Pee Dee.

Family of eight homeless after Hurricane Dorian destroys home

A family of eight are homeless are Hurricane Dorian caused a tree to crash into their mobile home.

  JEEP WATCH 2019: Man behind the wheel of infamous SUV ‘definitely paying for it now’

The man who said he was driving the Jeep that got stuck in the sand of Myrtle Beach Thursday during Hurricane Dorian is speaking out.

8 road deaths in 5 days. What’s happening in York, Lancaster counties? What can you do?

Those wrecks claimed eight lives. Two Rock Hill teens died on U.S. 521. A Rock Hill man died on S.C. 97, another on U.S. 21. A Clover woman died on Lincoln Road.

‘Enough is enough’: Fort Mill eighth grader’s ‘humiliation’ prompts dress code battle

Frustrated, the student's mother reached out to other parents in the Fort Mill school district. They had their own tales of dress code violations - particularly with their daughters.

  West Nile case confirmed in York County

A case of West Nile virus has been confirmed in Rock Hill by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

Officials: Train derails after colliding with tractor-trailer in Calhoun County

Officials are working to clear a scene in Calhoun County following a train derailment.

  “Bloody Five,” residents along SC Hwy 5 warn of dangers of the road

Residents of dangerous highway in South Carolina warn drivers.

  ’He never met a stranger’: York County remembers chief bailiff killed in head-on collision

Charles Dunlap, known affectionately as “Doodie”, was on his was to work early Thursday on Highway 5 when the accident happened.

  Hilton Head Island residents breathe sigh of relief

Most of the cleanup Thursday has been for downed trees. Emergency Manager Tom Dunn says they’ve responded to more than 80 of those calls.

  JEEP WATCH: Owner explains why Jeep was left on beach during Hurricane Dorian

A red Jeep captured the attention of the nation Thursday while Hurricane Dorian’s heavy rains and gusty winds battered the Grand Strand coastline.

Deputies, DEA make $1.1 million drug bust in SC

The street value of the drugs would be $1.1 million, representing an estimated 42,000 doses of methamphetamine, that were headed for Anderson County streets, Foster said.

  Charlotte woman offers space for families affected by Dorian

From utter destruction in the Bahamas, to flooding in Charleston, to a tornado on Emerald Isle, this Charlotte woman is watching and wants to do what she can.

Lowcountry man captures surreal video of island of trees floating by during Hurricane Dorian

A Lowcountry man was in the midst of preventing water from getting into his home during Hurricane Dorian’s swipe of the coast Thursday when he saw something strange.

  HILARIOUS: S.C. kids spoof ‘Jeep Watch 2019’ while waiting out Dorian

One “cub reporter” in Hartsville was busy covering her own Jeep Watch … a Little Tikes Jeep Watch to be exact!

‘Public servant’: Charles “Doodie” Dunlap, York County deputy, bailiff, dies in crash

In all, Dunlap served in law enforcement and the fire service for about 50 years, officials said.

  VIDEO: Viewer captures video of water overtaking Murrells Inlet Marshwalk

Storm surge from Hurricane Dorian is sending water to the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk.

  Red Cross steps in to help nearly 120 assisted-living evacuees in York County

Nearly 120 Horry County assisted-living residents were evacuated to York County earlier this week, and leaders of the facility say after seeing all of the outages and storm conditions Hurricane Dorian brought early this Thursday morning, they’re glad they made that call.

Tree crashes into SC boy’s bedroom during Hurricane Dorian

Sara Hughes and her family were trying to sleep through the rain and wind from Hurricane Dorian Thursday morning when they heard a noise.

VIDEO: Tornado spotted in North Myrtle Beach; warnings issued throughout morning

A tornado was spotted in the area of North Myrtle Beach early Thursday morning.

  Grammy-award winning producer and songwriter, Lashawn Daniels, dies in SC wreck

Daniels, who is known across the music world as Big Shiz, wrote hit songs for artists like Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez and Whitney Houston.

SC deputies capture young gator...and name it Dorian

Berkeley County Animal Control officers responded Wednesday in the hours before Hurricane Dorian approached the South Carolina coastline to an unwelcome subject.

  Waffle House Index: How waffles and hash browns help indicate hurricane damage

If you’ve ever been somewhere during a hurricane, it’s likely the Waffle House stayed open. It’s been a part of the the company’s history since Hurricane Hugo hit Charleston in 1989 and they’ve been working to remain open everyday since.

Police: Man drowns while trying to save girl who fell in lake

A man drowned while he was trying to rescue a child who fell into a lake in Lake City, police said.

Thousands sign petition calling Fort Mill student dress code ‘unrealistic, unfair’

The petition describes the district’s current dress guidelines as “unrealistic, arbitrarily enforced, and unfair,” particularly for female students.

  Rock Hill hotels see influx of Hurricane Dorian evacuees

York County leaders say because of all the hurricanes the Carolina coast has seen in recent years the influx has not come as a surprise, but it has become somewhat of a trend.

Troopers begin process of breaking down I-26 lane reversal

Lane reversal operations on I-26 will stop at noon on Wednesday, according to South Carolina Department of Transportation officials.

Surfside Beach imposes a curfew ahead of Dorian

The town of Surfside Beach is imposing a curfew beginning Wednesday night ahead of Hurricane Dorian.

Deputies in Lexington seek missing 50-year-old man after body found at his home

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the community’s assistance in finding Vincent Shivers.

Man shot, killed in Chester

Police say they were called to a shooting on York Street at Brawley Street.

SCDOT: I-26 Lane reversals end Wednesday at noon

South Carolina Department of Transportation has announced the I-26 lane reversals will end on Wednesday at noon.

  Winthrop hosting more than 100 evacuated College of Charleston students as Hurricane Dorian approaches

The school says they have everything they could need ready for the students, including mental health professionals on hand, to help deal with any potential worry over what is happening back at the coast.

  Myrtle Beach homeowners prepare for hurricane with help from the city

The city offered free sand at one of it’s office locations so residents could make ‘do-it-yourself’ sandbags to help prevent flooding and property damage.

City of Rock Hill opens up RV lot for those affected by Hurricane Dorian

Rock Hill city officials announced on Tuesday that they would be opening up an RV lot to the public for those affected by Dorian as it approaches the coast.

2 NC men dead, 2 from Rock Hill hurt in York County crash, fire near Lancaster bridge

The wreck happened around 4:40 p.m. on S.C. 5 at Cureton Ferry Road, according to S.C. Highway Patrol.

Winthrop hosting evacuated College of Charleston students as Hurricane Dorian approaches

Winthrop will host 110 College of Charleston students, according to a release from the university.

  Carolina crews brace for Dorian impacts

Hurricane Dorian is eyeing the U.S. after hovering over the Bahamas for a day and a half, causing deadly destruction. Response crews are prepared and plans are in place to handle what Dorian could bring to the Carolinas.

Hurricane watch issued for coastal South Carolina, including Grand Strand, ahead of Dorian

A Hurricane Watch has been issued for Horry and Georgetown counties ahead of potential impacts from Hurricane Dorian.

College Park Road exit opens, I-26 lane reversal remains in effect

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has announced that both sides of I-26 between Charleston and Columbia will be switched to westbound travel beginning Monday at 12 p.m.

  Hundreds already using emergency shelters one day after mandatory evacuations along SC coast

With mandatory evacuations now underway along the South Carolina coast, there are more than a dozen emergency shelters available to accommodate those who need a place to stay, as we continue to await possible impact from Hurricane Dorian.

Lyft offering discounted rides to South Carolina shelters

Lyft is offering discounted rides for those evacuating to South Carolina shelters.

Atlanta Braves offering free tickets to Hurricane Dorian evacuees

The Atlanta Braves are extending an invitation to anyone who has evacuated to Atlanta due to Hurricane Dorian.

  Murrells Inlet goats to be evacuated ahead of Hurricane Dorian

The famous goats that inhabit Goat Island at the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk will be seeking shelter before Hurricane Dorian gets too close the South Carolina coast.

  Nearly 200 Lancaster County employees get pay bump in effort to raise minimum salaries

On Sunday, the county’s recently approved classification compensation plan went into effect, raising 189 county employees’ salaries by up to three percent.