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    Runners race for Riverdogs 'Run Forrest Run 5K'

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    The Riverdogs are playing a doubleheader Saturday night to make up for Friday’s rained out game, but before the first pitch was tossed, runners laced up their shoes for the Run Forrest Run 5K.  More>>

    Easter egg hunt a success at Magnolia Plantation

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    The rain may have spoiled some of the biggest Easter egg hunts in the Lowcountry, but at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, the hunt went on.  More>>

    Storm, flooding triggers road closures in downtown Charleston

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    Charleston police say streets are being shut down due to flooding. Currently there are four as a result of large pools of water. More>>

    Direct Air founder files for personal bankruptcy

    One of the founders of Myrtle Beach-based Direct Air has filed for personal bankruptcy protection, a move that halts a lawsuit filed against him by the trustee in the airline's corporate bankruptcy case. More>>

    Missing mother found safe, Charleston police say

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    Charleston police say a missing West Ashley mother has been found safe. 
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    One dead in crash on Highway 61

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    One person was killed Friday evening in a single-car wreck on Highway 61 in Dorchester County. More>>

    4 injured in Murrells Inlet house fire

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    Four people were injured Saturday morning in a house fire and now several agencies are investigating.  More>>

    Furyk, Martin join Choi atop leaderboard

    Jim Furyk finished off a second-round 66 Saturday to join K.J. Choi and Ben Martin tied for the lead halfway through the rain-delayed RBC Heritage. More>>

    SC towns and counties spur state to ban texting

    A statewide texting-while-driving ban might soon be a reality for South Carolina, though many wonder whether it will be effective. More>>

    Berkeley deputies say missing woman found

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    The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office says a missing elderly woman who walked away from a gas station Friday afternoon has been found.
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    Police find missing elderly man on Rivers Avenue

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    Charleston police say a missing elderly man was found shortly after midnight Saturday.
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    Good Friday marked with services across Lowcountry Video included

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    The end of the Lenten season comes this weekend.  Many Christians spend time in church to reflect on Jesus Christ's death on the cross, and resurrection on Easter. More>>

    Choi leads rain-delayed RBC Heritage

    The second round of the RBC Heritage was cut short because of rain Friday, with K.J. Choi shooting a 4-under 67 for a one-stroke lead over Robert Allenby. More>>

    Weather forces move in RBC Heritage spectator parking

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    RBC Heritage has adjusted parking in an effort to ensure spectator safety this weekend. Weather has forced this change. More>>

    Founding member of volunteer rescue squad passes away Video included

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    Robert Leon Dunlap, a founding member of the Charleston County Volunteer Rescue Squad, passed away at his home Thursday evening. He was 83. More>>

    Officials, veterans break ground on Vietnam Experience exhibit Video included

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    Patriots Point on Friday broke ground on a new exhibit all about the Vietnam War. The museum's director said Patriots Point is expanding to create the new area. More>>

    RiverDogs postponed; doubleheader on Saturday

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    The Charleston RiverDogs and the Rome Braves were postponed due to rain on Friday evening at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park. More>>

    Shem Creek makes foray into lingerie with Bits of Lace

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    Doors opened Friday on the second location of Bits of Lace, a mainstay on King Street in downtown Charleston. More>>

    Haas withdraws with wrist injury

    Former FedEx Cup champion Bill Haas withdrew Friday from the RBC Heritage with a wrist injury. More>>

    1 arrested, 3 stolen cars located in joint investigation

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    One man was arrested and three stolen cars were found after a joint investigation between Berkeley County deputies and Summerville police. More>>

    OK Gov. questioned repercussions in Veronica custody dispute

    Email correspondence shows that Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin sought to speak with advisers about repercussions with the Cherokee Nation as she considered intervening in a custody dispute involving a Cherokee girl. More>>

    Officer spots AK-47 in car, arrests Miami man

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    A Miami man was arrested early Friday morning after a night of clubbing in North Charleston when a police officer spotted an AK-47 in the floorboard of his car. More>>

    2 arrested on gun, drug charges in North Charleston

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    Two people were arrested Thursday afternoon after police officers found a handgun and nearly 30 grams of marijuana was found. More>>

    Meeting on aging in place scheduled for Charleston

    Officials from local government and representatives from churches and neighborhoods are scheduled to meet to discuss creating a Charleston village as a way to help baby boomers stay in their homes as they age. More>>

    SC unemployment fell to 5.5 percent in March

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    South Carolina's unemployment rate is continuing to go down. More>>

    Replicas of Columbus' ships visiting Georgetown

    Replicas of Columbus' ships the Nina and the Pinta are visiting South Carolina although the Santa Maria is not. More>>

    Charleston County Council questions funding for Folly Road Video included

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    Council members are hoping to save money by diverting $15 million from the proposed Maybank Highway expansion to the Folly Road project. Now questions are raised about whether it can be done without jeopardizing other funds.
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    Murrells Inlet woman finds 63-year-old love letter, tracks down its writer Video included

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    A Murrells Inlet woman has a new friend in Michigan after she found a love letter he wrote more than 60 years ago. More>>

    Wade caps RiverDogs comeback win

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    The Charleston RiverDogs scored the final four runs, including a go-ahead single by Tyler Wade, to defeat the Rome Braves 8-7 on Thursday evening. More>>

    Pedaling across the state to provide clean water Video included

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    Scotty's Ride for Water, a five-day bike ride across the state, was a huge success and raised more than $60,000 for Water Missions International.
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    Audit uncovers misuse of purchase cards at VA

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    The Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit of the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center's Engineering Service after getting a tip on their hotline. More>>

    Stingrays' Quick makes return to ice for playoffs Video included

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    The playoff-bound Stingrays played 72 games in the regular season, but captain Kevin Quick missed 62 of them after snapping his left leg in half at a game in Greenville. More>>

    Birth centers watch clock as bill deadline approaches Video included

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    Time is running out for a bill designed to help birthing centers stay open across the state. Supporters are anxious to see the bill move to the state Senate.
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    Council considers diverting money away from Maybank project for Folly Road Video included

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    Charleston County Council's finance committee met Monday evening to talk about possibly diverting money from a proposed project on Maybank Highway to a project to alleviate problems at Camp and Folly roads. More>>

    MUSC offers presidency to David Cole

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    The Medical University of South Carolina Board of Trustees has offered the position of president of the university and its affiliated medical centers to David Cole, M.D.
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    Citadel announces speakers for commencements

    Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James will deliver the commencement address when cadets graduate from The Citadel next month. More>>

    VA hospital opts for warning over fine for soda refill

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    After a story about federal officers fining a man for not paying for soda refills at the VA Hospital in Charleston, the hospital has said the man will only be warned for the infraction. More>>

    Riverdogs debut 'Original' beer Thursday night

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    With the help of Palmetto Brewery, the RiverDogs have their own special beer brewed exclusively for consumption at The Joe. "The Original" will make its debut tonight. More>>

    Veterans volunteer at Patriots Point ahead of Vietnam 50th anniversary

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    In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, Patriots Point is hosting several special events. In preparation, veterans are sprucing up the USS Yorktown and USS Laffey. More>>

    Beaufort deputies: Missing woman found dead, suicide suspected

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    A missing Beaufort County woman was found dead in a secluded Hampton County cemetery Wednesday, a day after she was reported missing.
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    Google Data Center evacuated

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    Berkeley County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a threat made to the Google Data Center on Highway 52. More>>

    SPD: Summerville BB&T robbed

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    Summerville Police are investigating a bank robbery that happened Thursday afternoon. More>>

    Drug suspect: ‘I need to stop selling and get a real job’

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    A North Charleston man told arresting officers that he needed to quit selling drugs and find a real job after he was caught a second time with drugs. But deputies say he led them on a chase down Highway 78 first. More>>

    3 inmates accused of complicated Georgetown bank robbery plot

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    Three Georgetown County inmates spent their time in the jail planning a bank robbery that included a school-based diversion only to be foiled Wednesday by deputies and detention center officers. More>>

    Busiest March in 6 years for Myrtle Beach airport

    It's been a good spring for drawing air travelers to South Carolina's Grand Strand. More>>

    SC could buy some alternative-fuel school buses

    A state budget proposal would provide new buses that run on alternative fuel to South Carolina school districts willing to pay part of the bill. More>>

    RiverDogs triple up on Drive for sweep

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    Two early triples and Eduardo de Oleo's first home run of the season sparked the Charleston RiverDogs, but Brandon Thomas' ninth-inning single was the winner in an 8-7 sweep-clinching victory. More>>

    Cold, wet winter has delayed some SC produce

    Farmers markets are opening across South Carolina, but in some areas local produce has been delayed a bit because of this year's cold, wet winter. More>>

    Driver crashes car into Gerald's garage

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    It wasn't such a great day at Gerald's for one Lowcountry driver. More>>

    Dorothy Barnett agrees to extradition order in Australian court

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    A mother charged with kidnapping her daughter from her Lowcountry home nearly 20 years ago has agreed to be extradited back to the United States.
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    Committee suggests new schools In Mt. Pleasant Video included

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    Reorganized Blue Ribbon Committee of Council on Education has ideas on how to fix overcrowded schools East of the Cooper. It wants the Charleston County School Board to prioritize their needs. More>>

    Lyrid meteor shower starts tonight

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    Astronomy buffs have yet another reason to stare up at the night sky this week with the annual Lyrid meteor shower. More>>

    Spieth ready for more after Masters success; Day withdraws Video included

    Jordan Spieth says he gave no thought to withdrawing from the RBC Heritage after the grind of the Masters. Instead, he feels energized by his runner-up finish to Bubba Watson. More>>

    SC port volume up sharply during March

    Container volume at the Port of Charleston is up sharply with March the busiest month at the port in almost six years. More>>

    SC bill banning abortions beyond 19 weeks stalls

    A bill banning abortion in South Carolina beyond 19 weeks of pregnancy has stalled in the state Senate, with lawmakers raising concerns that the bill also bans contraception. More>>

    Indictment paperwork shows Berkeley County deputy sold 2 guns

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    A Goose Creek man was charged Monday in a two-count indictment of selling firearms to people who are prohibited from owning them. More>>

    Mt. Pleasant public forum's focus on proposed park Video included

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    Officials plan to break ground on a new town hall later this year, but they also want to know what kind of park will surround it on nearly two acres of land. More>>

    A warm cup of Joe with a Cop

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    The quarterly 'Coffee with a Cop' event took place in downtown Charleston on Wednesday. More>>

    SC gas prices up; still cheaper than last Easter

    South Carolina drivers have seen a steady increase in gas prices in recent months, but motorists taking to the road this weekend will still find it a bit cheaper to drive than a year ago. More>>

    Brewing program would be first in SC

    Something new is brewing on the South Carolina coast. Horry-Georgetown Technical College will be offering a degree in brewing. More>>

    Grower: early SC peach crop hit by March freeze

    Peach lovers may have to wait a while this year. Growers say a late March freeze caused major damage in the Aiken area and the fruit might be scarce until July. More>>

    5 primary challengers to Sen. Graham to debate

    Five of the six Republicans running against U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham are meeting in a debate in Aiken. More>>

    Sen. Graham honors WWII veteran on Yorktown Video included

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    U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham spent part of his day Tuesday at Patriots Point to attend an awards ceremony to honor a WWII veteran.
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    Wade propels RiverDogs to series victory

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    Tyler Wade had a career-high four hits and three runs scored, carrying the Charleston RiverDogs in a 6-2 win against the Greenville Drive on Tuesday night. More>>

    A CSU legacy remembered Video included

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    Antwan Ivey was a star running back for Charleston Southern University in 2008 and 2009 before transferring. More>>

    Report: Murder suspect boarded school bus with gun Video included

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    A man wanted in connection to the shooting death of another man last week boarded a school bus in Dorchester County with a gun, according to details in an incident report from the sheriff's office.
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    North Charleston man accused of sexual conduct with boy, 3

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    A North Charleston man was charged with criminal sexual conduct after social services officials called police. More>>

    RiverDogs’ 9th annual golf tournament set for May 6

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    Mardi Gras may be over but the celebration continues at the Charleston RiverDogs' 9th Annual Charity Golf Tournament that features food, drink and rowdy fun as the club introduces its Mardi Golf theme. More>>

    Charleston police release suspect description in bank robbery

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    Charleston police were called to theFirst Palmetto Savings Bank Tuesday for reports of a robbery. More>>

    North Charleston police respond to suspicious package

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    Crews from North Charleston police and fire and the Charleston County Bomb Squad responded to a suspicious package Tuesday afternoon. More>>

    Residents of Bull Street home forced out by flames, smoke Video included

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    Firefighters spent the early morning hours battling a house fire on Bull Street in downtown Charleston. Residents of the home were forced to evacuate.
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    Suspect arrested just 14 minutes after burglary

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    Charleston police officers arrested a North Charleston man Monday 14 minutes after the burglary he is accused of was committed.
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    Coroner: Man found dead in Givhans was murdered

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    A Moncks Corner man found dead in Givhans was shot in the back of the head, according to the coroner's office.
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    Missing Georgia woman found at Orangeburg business

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    A Georgia woman who was discharged from an Orangeburg hospital and disappeared has been found.
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    O’Neill does it all in rout of Greenville

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    Michael O'Neill hit his second home run of the season and did much more in an 11-3 victory for the Charleston RiverDogs against the Greenville Drive on Monday evening. More>>

    CPD: Ladson man arrested, heroin confiscated

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    Charleston Police have arrested a man on narcotic charges after members of the CPD Special Investigations Unit and Team 4 executed a search warrant. More>>

    Need last-minute tax help on deadline day? Video included

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    It's a day tax procrastinators dread. April 15 is deadline day for tax returns. More>>

    SC Education agency pulls out of testing program

    South Carolina Education Superintendent Mick Zais has withdrawn the state from testing for new standards next year. More>>

    Fiancee searching for answers in Dorchester County murder Video included

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    A Moncks Corner woman is pleading for information in the murder of her once-missing fiance who was found dead last week in nearby Givhans.
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    Rare ‘blood moon’ lunar eclipse Monday night

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    For night owls, this week featured another celestial phenomenon. Shortly before 2 a.m. EST, the Earth positioned itself between the sun and the moon to create the first of four "blood moons" in the next two years. More>>

    Berkeley County school board looking for solution to dangerous crosswalk

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    The Berkeley County school board voted last week to ask several government agencies to help with traffic near Sangaree Elementary and Intermediate schools.
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    Haley signs Emma's Law

    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has signed a law requiring more people convicted of driving under the influence to install a device that won't let their vehicles start if the drivers have been drinking. More>>

    YesCarolina a movement of entrepreneurship in area schools Video included

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    Ten years ago, Jimmy Bailey started YesCarolina, a nonprofit that teaches educators the strategy of entrepreneurship. So far, 600 South Carolina teachers have been trained through the program.
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    CofC, former professor named in sex assault lawsuit by student

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    A College of Charleston student filed suit against the school and a former professor who resigned last year in the face of sexual misconduct allegations with students. More>>

    Prosecutor: Alimony payments led to Folly man's murder-for-hire plot Video included

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    The family of a Folly Beach man made a tearful request Monday afternoon in federal court to keep him behind bars until his next court appearance. More>>

    3 men wanted on a series of Orangeburg burglaries

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    Orangeburg deputies are hunting for three men after recovering a cache of stolen electronics, guns, and jewelry. More>>

    Pinewood’s Patel retains geography bee title for 4th year

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    If there's one thing Pinewood Prep eighth grader Krish Patel knows, it's geography. That knowledge has landed him a fourth state title in the National Geographic Bee. More>>

    Man arrested for defecating in lobby of downtown Charleston hotel

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    A Goose Creek man got to spend some time behind bars after he allegedly took off his pants and defecated on the floor of a downtown Charleston hotel early Sunday morning. More>>

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