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    City retools bar closing plan, asks for 3-year moratorium on new bars

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    An ordinance to force new downtown Charleston bars to close at midnight has caused quite a stir, but after talks with local businesses and a public meeting, the city’s planning director has decided to make some changes. More>>

    VA’s same-sex marriage ruling could ripple through Carolinas

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    Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Monday in a decision that could overturn similar prohibitions in the Carolinas and West Virginia. More>>

    Mary Ashley continues her fight for life on transplant list Video included

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    It’s been nearly two years since Mary Ashley was introduced to the Lowcountry on ABC News 4. She’s a young girl born with a rare kidney disease in desperate need of a transplant. More>>

    Former Cougar great weighs in on coach abuse saga Video included

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    It’s been nearly a month of questions and few answers in the College of Charleston head coaching limbo. More>>

    Patriots Point invites WWII vets to attend Spirit of ’45 Day

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    Patriots Point is inviting World War II veterans and their families to attend a special Spirit of ’45 tour on Tuesday. More>>

    Northwoods Mall to reopen after shooting in parking lot Video included

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    One man was wounded Monday afternoon in a shooting outside Northwoods Mall. The mall was evacuated as a result. More>>

    ‘Chivalrous’ Knight arrested for ‘defending girlfriend’s honor’

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    A North Charleston man was arrested Sunday afternoon in downtown Charleston on charges he assaulted another man. But the accused attacker, identified by police as 44-year-old William Knight, said he did it to defend the honor of his girlfriend.

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    Graham, Scott say SRS has money for fuel project

    Gov. Nikki Haley and members of South Carolina's congressional delegation say federal legislators have secured enough money to make sure a nuclear fuel project at the Savannah River Site goes forward. More>>

    Cypress Gardens bridge construction ahead of schedule, says SCDOT

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    Construction to replace a bridge in Moncks Corner that was taken out by a derailed train is ahead of schedule, according to the state’s transportation department. More>>

    1 person dies in head-on collision with 18-wheeler Video included

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    One person died early Sunday morning in a car accident on Highway 17 in Awendaw. More>>

    'Roundabout on steroids' coming to West Ashley Video included

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    A "roundabout on steroids" is coming to West Ashley, according to Charleston County Officials. The West Ashley Circle Project officially starts on Monday. More>>

    SC gas prices drop 4 cents per gallon

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    Average gas prices in South Carolina dropped 4 cents last week to $3.24 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy.com. More>>

    FDA: Organic, health foods recalled for salmonella, allergy concerns

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    The Food and Drug Administration announced several organic food recalls due to health concerns. More>>

    Dogs bounced in tight contest at Asheville

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    In a back-and-forth game that included four ties and three lead changes, the Asheville Tourists edged the Charleston RiverDogs by a final score of 9-6 on Sunday afternoon at McCormick Field in South Atlantic League action. More>>

    Ravenel challenges other Senate candidates to 11 debates

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    U.S. Senate candidate Thomas Ravenel on Sunday issued a debate challenge to his three fellow candidates. More>>

    LGBT couples to apply for marriage licenses Wednesday

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    Local LGBT couples along with help from the WE DO Campaign are striving for marriage equality. On July 30, six Greenville couples will apply for marriage licenses at the Greenville County Probate Court in order to call for the freedom to marry. More>>

    Family says father's fatal shooting of son was accidental Video included

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    A man shot and killed his own son Saturday night in an area deputies identified as North Charleston. However, police say the area is an unincorporated part of the county. More>>

    SC State President optimistic after turbulence

    Thomas Elzey knew he was facing a challenge when he became president of South Carolina State University a year ago. He didn't realize how big a challenge. More>>

    Orangeburg club owner arrested in fatal shooting

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    A club owner was arrested and charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a patron on July 19. More>>

    Extra-inning slugfest goes to RiverDogs

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    Pinch-hitter John Murphy drove in Gosuke Katoh with a two-out single in the 13th inning to send the Charleston RiverDogs to an 8-7 win over the Asheville Tourists in 13 innings on Saturday at McCormick Field in South Atlantic League action. More>>

    125 seniors feeling 'cool breeze' after program's help Video included

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    Project Cool Breeze handed out another 125 air conditions Saturday to seniors in need. More>>

    Poll: 1/3 of SC voters want to see Hillary Clinton on 2016 ballot Video included

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    According to a recent ABC News 4/Post and Courier poll, one-third of South Carolina voters wanted to see former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the race, including 68 percent of Democrats and 24 percent of Independents. More>>

    Haley to see Myrtle Beach town officials on bikers

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    Gov, Nikki Haley is planning to meet with leaders of Atlantic Beach, two months after she said the beach town's biker rally had to end following a Memorial Day shooting rampage in which three people were killed. More>>

    Few details in Berkeley County club shooting

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    At least one person was wounded early Saturday morning in a shooting at a club in Berkeley County. More>>

    Federal grant to help map SC coastal battlegrounds

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    Dozens of fortifications from the Revolutionary War and Civil War remain in the Charleston area, and now there will be a complete list of those sites. More>>

    Andujar lifts RiverDogs to sweep in Lexington

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    Miguel Andujar smashed a home run while driving in the first three runs for the Charleston RiverDogs in a 6-1 victory over the Lexington Legends on Friday evening at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in South Atlantic League action. More>>

    US plans wide seismic testing of Atlantic seabed

    The federal government is planning to use sound blasting to conduct research on the ocean floor along most of the East Coast, using technology similar to that which spawned a court battle between environmentalists and... More>>

    2 arrested on drug charges after Bluffton traffic stop

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    Two men were arrested Friday afternoon after officers stopped them for speeding. More>>

    Doctors seeing 'ghost virus' spreading through students, parents Video included

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    It peaks around the start of school, but already Lowcountry doctors are seeing a highly contagious, but common virus. Doctors are battling hand, foot, and mouth disease.  More>>

    Poll: Medical marijuana legalization has support of SC voters Video included

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    There is widespread support among South Carolina voters to legalize marijuana for medical uses. That’s according to data from a recent ABC News 4/Post and Courier poll. More>>

    Berkeley resource officers react to school shooting scenario

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    When a school shooting occurs, resource officers are often the first line of defense. On Friday, Berkeley County's resource officers were trained on responding to a school shooting. More>>

    Area golf tour's championship on Hilton Head

    Regional golf tour, eGolf, will hold its season-ending Tour Champion at Palmetto Hall Plantation on Hilton Head Island. More>>

    Extra patrols mounted on road onto Hilton Head

    Beware if you are driving onto Hilton Head Island. More>>

    Summerville neighbors upset with town response to leaning poles

    Summerville neighbors upset with town response to leaning poles Video included

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    It's hard to imagine people still having problems stemming from this winter's ice storms, but some people in Summerville say leaning power poles are a big problem. More>>

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