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    Athlete of the Week: Goose Creek's Pedro Manigault Video included

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    Last year, Pedro Manigault was a star quarterback for West Ashley. This year, he transferred to Goose Creek for his senior season, but two weeks into camp he tore his ACL and MCL in a non-contact drill. More>>

    Parents, staff weigh in on proposed DD2 bell schedule change Video included

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    High school kids were off and running before 7 a.m. Wednesday in Dorchester District 2. Come next school year that could change.
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    The Huddle: Palmetto Pigskin Preview Edition

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    With the high school football season kicking into high gear and everyone playing this Friday, ABC News 4's Scott Eisberg and the Port and Courier's Andrew Miller huddled up to make some season predictions. More>>

    911 officials warn about Internet-based home phones Video included

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    More people are using Internet-based phones to call 911, Charleston County officials said Wednesday. They wanted people to be aware of the risks, before it was too late. More>>

    STEM career fair pairs students, companies looking to hire Video included

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    Companies in science, technology, engineering, and math fields are working to fill jobs in the Charleston area and a STEM-based career fair on Wednesday helped connect companies and students. More>>

    Palmetto Pigskin Preview: A look at the high school season Video included

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    Long summer days are giving in to big Friday nights under the lights at high schools across the Lowcountry. One thing is for sure, though: this is shaping up to be a big year for football. More>>

    Dozens of Georgetown homes the focus of zoning department Video included

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    The City of Georgetown's zoning department is tasked with keeping the city beautiful, and that's why officials are planning to tear down or fix up every worn out or abandoned home in city limits. More>>

    More coaching turmoil at CofC as candidates withdraw from search Video included

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    There's more turmoil in Charleston as the two finalists for the head coaching position walked away from the table. Sources with information on deal negotiations said there would be an announcement Wednesday, but shortly after that Mike Young and Anthony Johnson walked out on the process.  More>>

    Firefighter communities prepare to say goodbye to longtime friend, colleague Video included

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    Steve Skipton, a Goose Creek firefighter and 9/11 first responder battling Stage 4 cancer, died Saturday evening surrounded by friends and family. He was 41. More>>

    SC business owner charged in arson of own shop

    The owner of a Norway auto repair shop has been charged with third degree arson after prosecutors say he hired a man to burn his business. More>>

    Harrell appoints 10-member panel to improve SC domestic violence laws Video included

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    On the heels of a massive, months-long investigation by the Post and Courier and ABC News 4 on the state's weak domestic violence laws, lawmakers are swinging into action. More>>

    Roper Hospital backdrop for volunteer coordinator’s wedding

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    When planning a wedding, a bride and groom don't often look to a hospital for venue inspiration, but that's exactly what happened for Roper Hospital's volunteer coordinator. More>>

    Local non-profit sends aid to Ebola-stricken Liberia

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    A Lowcountry based non-profit is working to help people in the African nation of Liberia.
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    NCPD: Driver cited after train hits vehicle

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    North Charleston police responded to a train accident on East Montague Avenue Wednesday morning. More>>

    Greenville takes series opener with unearned run during ninth inning

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    An error and a passed ball helped the Greenville Drive score the winning run in the ninth inning of the Drive's 2-1 victory over the Charleston RiverDogs on Tuesday evening in front of 3,314 fans at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park in South Atlantic League action. More>>

    Lincoln’s principal excited to be part of CCSD’s core building plan Video included

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    The school survived Hurricane Hugo, but there's some question whether Lincoln Middle-High School will survive Charleston County's to-do list. More>>

    The Huddle Week 1: Breaking down the big games Video included

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    ABC News 4's Scott Eisberg and the Post and Courier's Andrew Miller make their picks on the biggest games of the week in high school football. How will they fare? Tune in each week to find out! More>>

    Autistic student stranded at Summerville bus stop Video included

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    It isn't the problem parents expected to deal with during their son's first week of school, but one mother says her special needs child was never picked up from his bus stop until Friday. More>>

    Mt. Pleasant family mourns daughter who died on first weekend at Clemson Video included

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    Just days after dropping their daughter off for her freshman year at Clemson University, a Mount Pleasant family is now preparing for her funeral. Virginia Gilliam recently graduated from Wando High School and died suddenly after a short illness. More>>

    Prosperity Center now offering renters' rights classes Video included

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    One Berkeley County nonprofit says it's seen an increase in renters being taken advantage of by their landlords. That's why the Prosperity Center is now offering renters' rights classes through South Carolina Legal Services. More>>

    Mount Pleasant Council updates plan for population growth, more seniors Video included

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    Mount Pleasant is experiencing a massive growth spurt; nearly 71,000 people now call it home and officials are planning for a population of 100,000 in the next 20 years. More>>

    Cypress Gardens feeling financial pinch of bridge outage Video included

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    Transportation officials say the construction of a new bridge in Berkeley County is a month ahead of schedule, but one business in the area says it's seen a 15 percent decrease in admissions while the bridge is impassable. More>>

    CofC gets initial OK to pursue doctoral programs

    The College of Charleston has received initial approval toward efforts to offer doctoral degrees that align with area businesses' needs. More>>

    SC-based Sonoco packaging acquires German firm

    Hartsville-based packaging company Sonoco is buying the German firm Weidenhammer Packaging Group for $383 million. More>>

    2 couples safe after being stranded on sandbar

    Two couples from the Charleston area are safe after their fishing boat broke down, forcing them to spend the night on a sandbar near Beaufort. More>>

    Leaders provide update on Charleston Fisher House

    Leaders in Charleston are scheduled to provide an update on the progress of a new Fisher House in the city. More>>

    Accused animal abuser pleads guilty to 10 counts of animal abuse Video included

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    The man accused of one of the worst cases of animal abuse ever seen by investigators pleaded guilty to 10 counts of ill treatment to animals, but he's still waiting for a sentencing hearing. More>>

    Police: Clerk stabbed in chest in Dollar Store robbery

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    North Charleston police are investigating an armed robbery that happened at the Value Dollar on Rivers Avenue over the weekend. More>>

    2 couples safe after being stranded on sandbar

    Two couples from the Charleston area are safe after their fishing boat broke down, forcing them to spend the night on a sandbar near Beaufort. More>>

    Goodwill class to focus on renters' rights Video included

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    A free workshop is being held Tuesday to teach renters what they can do when problems arise. More>>

    Public workshop planned for Stony River Park ideas

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    The Charleston County Parks And Recreation Commission is asking for input on a green space that's just waiting to be used. More>>

    SCHP: Biker killed after swerving to miss birds

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    South Carolina Highway Patrol officials said a flock of birds contributed to a deadly motorcycle crash.
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    Council to discuss future of Mt. Pleasant

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     A specially called meeting with just one item on the agenda could go a long way towards planning for the future in Mount Pleasant.
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    Leaders provide update on Charleston Fisher House

    Leaders in Charleston are scheduled to provide an update on the progress of a new Fisher House in the city. More>>

    CCSD board sets priority in construction projects Video included

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    The Charleston County School Board discussed a list of more than 30 projects it would like to see happen by the year 2022 at Monday night's meeting. More>>

    Pair of Yankees minor leaguers suspended 50 games

    Two minor leaguers in the New York Yankees' system have been suspended for violating baseball's drug program. More>>

    Coroner IDs body found at Remley's Point as man involved in police chase

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    After searching for days, the man's body washed up. On Monday, the coroner's office identified the man as 19-year-old Brandon Curtis, of Hanahan. His body was found Friday, officials said. More>>

    'Gray area' clouds state's stand your ground law Video included

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    South Carolina's stand your ground law was enacted in 2006, but it does not address cases of criminal domestic violence. The recent stabbing death of a man involved in an argument with his girlfriend brought to light the gray area in the law. More>>

    Ervin returns to political spotlight with run for governor Video included

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    A former Upstate lawmaker with Lowcountry connections is pushing forward with his plans to become South Carolina's next governor. Tom Ervin describes himself as an independent Republican. More>>

    Weekend warrant blitz nets Charleston deputies 16 arrests in Hollywood, Ravenel Video included

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    Ravenel and Hollywood may be small towns, but authorities say they've become hot spots for crime. That's why Charleston County Sheriff's deputies made their presence known over the weekend with a crime crackdown. More>>

    State-owned utility loans $11M for rural projects

    The state-owned utility Santee Cooper has approved almost $11 million in loans to rural counties to help pay for industrial development projects. More>>

    Prosecutor has several options on Harrell case

    The prosecutor who's considering ethics allegations against House Speaker Bobby Harrell has several options for the case that's been handed to him from the attorney general. More>>

    Beaufort working on sea level rise plan

    Workshops are being held on South Carolina's lower coast as Beaufort County develops a plan to deal with sea level rise. More>>

    Rip current, small craft advisories on SC coast

    The National Weather Service has issued a small craft advisory for the South Carolina coast and a rip current warning for the state's lower coast. More>>

    North Charleston gun shop owner releases surveillance video burglary Video included

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    Scott Warthan owns a gun shop, and it's been burglarized twice in three years even though he's changed names and locations. The most recent robbery was caught on surveillance video and he's hoping someone will recognize the thieves. More>>

    Charleston forces extra innings but falls to Rome in 12 innings

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    An incredible ninth-inning rally helped the Charleston RiverDogs take the Rome Braves into extra innings, but a wild pitch in the 12th inning gave the Braves a 5-4 walk-off win on Sunday afternoon at State Mutual Stadium in South Atlantic League action. More>>

    New SC identity theft unit handles 3,000 calls

    A new identity theft unit in South Carolina has taken over 3,000 calls from concerned people since it was formed 10 months ago. More>>

    Tropical Storm Cristobal forms near Bahamas

    The U.S. Hurricane Center says a tropical depression that dumped heavy rains on parts of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Cristobal. More>>

    2014 Sertoma, Week 0 in the books: scores, highlights, more Video included

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    The temperatures were near record highs, but that didn't keep football teams off the field at Johnson Hagood stadium for the annual Sertoma Classic. More>>

    ‘Dogs rally for 3-2 extra-inning victory at Rome

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    Facing a two-run deficit after seven innings, the Charleston RiverDogs came from behind to take a 3-2 win against the Rome Braves in 11 innings at State Mutual Stadium in South Atlantic League action.  More>>

    Tropical depression forms, aims for Bahamas

    The U.S. Hurricane Center says a tropical depression has formed and it is dumping heavy rains on parts of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic as it heads for the Bahamas. More>>

    State rep wants body cameras on officers across the state Video included

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    The City of Charleston approved a grant to put body cameras on police officers. Now a state representative wants to enforce a state law for all active duty law enforcement. More>>

    North Charleston police looking for missing 58-year-old man

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    North Charleston police are looking for a man who left his home early Thursday morning and has not been seen since. More>>

    Seven-run rally in third inning helps Rome top Charleston

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    The Rome Braves scored in each of the first three innings, including a seven-run rally in the third, to pull away early in a 9-2 Braves victory over the Charleston RiverDogs on Friday night at State Mutual Stadium in South Atlantic League action.  More>>

    Juvenile, 16, arrested on gun charges after shots fired at Spring Street McDonalds

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    While police officers took one teen into custody for having a gun at the Sertoma Classic games at Johnson Hagood Stadium, another person was nearby shooting at a fast food restaurant. More>>

    Revenue now pays 90 percent of SC state park costs

    South Carolina's state parks are experiencing record attendance and generating record revenues. And the chief of the state Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism says the parks are well on their well to paying for... More>>

    3rd day of sweltering temperatures along SC coast Video included

    A third day of oppressive heat is forecast along the South Carolina coast. More>>

    James Island team, fans honor fallen family with No. 41 Video included

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    In Hanahan, James Islanders sported the number 41 to symbolize lives taken too soon. For the close-knit Trojan family, the summer has been an emotional one, losing two former football players. More>>

    Police: Teen arrested at Sertoma for having gun

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    A 15-year-old North Charleston boy was arrested Friday night at the Sertoma Classic football scrimmage for carrying a gun.  More>>

    Capt. James "Buster" Denney passes away at age 93

    Capt. James "Buster" Denney passes away at age 93 Video included

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    A Mount Pleasant man who helped bring the Yorktown to its home in the harbor in the 1970s has passed away. More>>

    Special Report part 4: The violence at home Video included

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    Domestic violence is a critical issue in South Carolina, and victims and those who work for them are looking for solutions. More>>

    People Matter CEO on moratorium: "We're close to that tipping point" Video included

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    The leader of the businesses that anchor Upper King Street agrees with city leaders that stakeholders must evaluate the growth of downtown Charleston. More>>

    Black leaders want voice in Myrtle Beach safety plans

    Black leaders say they want a voice in plans to ensure safety in the Myrtle Beach area over the Memorial Day weekend. More>>

    NCPD: 3 arrested for hotel meth lab

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    North Charleston police arrested three people after officers found a meth lab in a North Charleston hotel room. More>>

    Over 2 million bean bag chairs recalled after deaths reported

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    The Ace Bayou Corporation has recalled over two million bean bag chairs after the deaths of two children. More>>

    12-hour standoff comes to an end in Colleton County

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    A Colleton County home was surrounded by deputies and members of the SWAT team Thursday afternoon after officials tried to serve a warrant at the home. More>>

    Highway 78 reopens after mulch fire contained Video included

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    A mulch fire at a business shut down for several hours a section of Highway 78 in Ladson while firefighters run water hoses across the roadway. The highway reopened around 4:45 p.m. More>>

    Highway Patrol makes arrest in fatal hit-and-run in Cross Video included

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    Troopers from the state Highway Patrol arrested a 32-year-old Cross man Thursday in connection to a hit-and-run accident that killed a woman. More>>

    Hootie sends ‘get well’ card to King Street sucker punch victims

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    After a man was sucker punched on King Street during a rare night out to a concert and some Charleston nightlife, the victims got a “get well” card and some flowers from an unexpected source. More>>

    Family asks for information in unsolved North Charleston murder

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    North Charleston police are still investigating the shooting death of 24-year-old Donald Tyree Brown. On Thursday, his family held a press conference asking for someone to come forward with information. More>>

    Santee Cooper creates new fishing spot in Lake Moultrie Video included

    Fish attractors going in Lake Moultrie. Fish attractors going in Lake Moultrie.
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    There is a new fishing spot in Lake Moultrie thanks to the some new additions by Santee Cooper, the state's Department of Natural Resources and Santee Cooper Counties Promotion Commission. More>>

    Special Report part 3: The violence at home Video included

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    Every 12 days, a woman in South Carolina dies at the hands of her significant other. While most lawmakers agree something has to be done to stem the tide of domestic violence, it's rare for a bill to make it out of committee. More>>

    After-school drum line takes kids off the street and into the beat Video included

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    Getting kids off the street and into the beat is the goal of a new after-school drum line program in North Charleston. More>>

    South Carolina State hires Stillman's Bryant as AD

    South Carolina State has hired Paul Bryant of Stillman College as the Bulldogs' new athletic director. More>>

    Police: Mt. Pleasant burglary ended in chase, crash

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    Two people were taken into custody Thursday afternoon after police in Mount Pleasant were called to a burglary. More>>

    SCE&G plans solar farms in Cayce, North Charleston

    South Carolina Electric & Gas is moving ahead with plans to put two solar farms on land it owns in the Lowcountry and the Midlands. More>>

    Coast Guard chopper helps rescue kayakers in SC

    A man and his daughter are safe after they were rescued from their partially submerged kayak in St. Helena Sound near Beaufort. More>>

    Revenues at SC ports up sharply last fiscal year

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    Revenues at South Carolina's ports were up sharply during the fiscal year that ended June 30th. More>>

    Empty school bus burns in Goose Creek

    No one was hurt when an empty school bus caught fire in Goose Creek. More>>

    Deputies: Student, 7, taken into custody after carrying BB gun to school

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    A Minnie Hughes Elementary School student was taken into custody Thursday morning after deputies say the child took a BB gun to school. More>>

    Attorney releases statement on student's arrest, suspension for dinosaur story

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    A Summerville High School student was arrested and suspended on the second day of school. More>>

    SC Film Commission releases new app

    A new app released by the South Carolina Film Commission is for directors, producers and tourists and film buffs as well. More>>

    BCSO: Meth lab found in Moncks Corner, 4 arrested

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    Berkeley County Sheriff's officials announced the arrest of four people who now face methamphetamine charges. More>>

    Woman found dead on West Ashley sidewalk

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    Deputies say there were no immediate sign of trauma on a woman found dead on a West Ashley sidewalk early Thursday morning.
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    Officials investigate 'suspicious' fire at mobile home

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    Officials say a fire at a mobile home early Thursday morning is considered suspicious.
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    Drive rolls past RiverDogs to even series

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    A six-run deficit was too much to overcome for the Charleston RiverDogs in a 7-2 loss to the Greenville Drive on Wednesday night at Fluor Field at the West End in South Atlantic League action.Drive improved to 19-40 and 53-75, respectively. More>>

    Surfers bring smiles to autistic kids with morning of wave riding Video included

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    The Surfer's Healing event on Folly Beach is a frightening experience for some, but the smiles say it all for most participants. Autistic children were paired with professional surfers for a day out on the water surfing. More>>

    Planning commission recommends 1-year bar moratorium

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    The proposed downtown Charleston bar ordinance took yet another form Wednesday night at a planning commission meeting. More>>

    Athlete of the Week: Wando's Matthew Pegram

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    MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) – Matthew Pegram is a 6-foot, 10-inch, 235-pound senior and Wando High who committed to playing at Wofford over the weekend.Even though Wofford's head coach's name is being tossed around in Charleston as a possible successor to head coach Doug Wojcik, Pegram's pick to head to Wofford was easier than he though.“I mean, I have a lot of family up there. My great uncle played there. It was a pretty easy decision when it came down to it,” he said.Following in his family... More>>

    Desk on top, elliptical on the bottom: Motion learning takes off in CCSD Video included

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    A unique classroom set up to inspire movement-based learning has kids pedaling during class in Mount Pleasant. The science and math classroom at Pinckney Elementary School has about 30 desks with bikes, ellipticals, pogo sticks and other bases below the surface. More>>

    Police seek help solving Bikefest weekend slayings Video included

    Myrtle Beach police are urging anyone with information about the shooting deaths of three people at a motel during the Atlantic Beach Bikefest to contact them or Crime Stoppers. More>>

    Mom of murder victim on suspect's release: 'I want her monitored' Video included

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    A North Charleston murder suspect has been released from jail after posting bond set by a circuit court judge. But the suspect is not required to wear any kind of GPS monitoring unit. More>>

    Special Report part 2: The violence at home Video included

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    Criminal domestic violence is the primary killer of women in South Carolina, but the state lacks a comprehensive campaign to educate or help victims caught in dangerous relationships. More>>

    Navy kicks out 34 for nuke cheating

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    At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site, and 10 others are under criminal investigation, the admiral in charge of the Navy's nuclear reactors program told The Associated Press. More>>

    Deputies say Florida trucker shot at other driver during road rage incident

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    A truck driver from Florida was arrested Wednesday on assault charges after deputies say he was involved in a road rage incident in Ravenel. More>>

    Gaines, Kresse to receive Lapchick Awards

    Naismith Hall of Famer Clarence "Big House" Gaines, who won 828 games in 47 years at Winston-Salem State, and John Kresse, who led the College of Charleston to an NAIA championship and four NCAA Division I tournament... More>>

    Mount Pleasant doctor takes decontamination device to west Africa

    A Mount Pleasant doctor is taking a robotic decontamination device that works against the deadly Ebola virus to western Africa. More>>

    NC police arrest Myrtle Beach shooting suspect

    Police in North Carolina have arrested a man wanted in one of eight Memorial Day weekend shootings in Myrtle Beach. More>>

    Summerville's McKissick in SCFCA Hall of Fame

    Summerville coach John McKissick heads the group of nine standout high school coaches named to the South Carolina Football Coaches Association's first Hall of Fame class. More>>

    New downtown Charleston businesses could face 3-year moratorium

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    City of Charleston officials are reworking the controversial downtown midnight closing bar ordinance that saw overwhelming disapproval from the public. More>>

    Million dollar lottery ticket sold in Summerville

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    South Carolina Education Lottery officials announced Wednesday morning that a lucky lottery ticket buyer could soon be a millionaire. More>>

    Andrews man, 70, killed by falling tree limb while fishing

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    An Andrews man was killed Tuesday morning during a fishing trip when a tree limb fell and hit him. More>>

    Bluffton man accused of sex crime against minor

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    A Bluffton man was arrested on charges of child sex crimes, the Attorney General’s office announced Tuesday. More>>

    Series-opening slugfest goes to RiverDogs, 8-7

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    In a long, high-scoring affair that also included a 40-minute rain delay, the Charleston RiverDogs topped the Greenville Drive with an 8-7 victory on Tuesday evening at Fluor Field at the West End in South Atlantic League action. More>>

    Pinewood Prep shuts out First Baptist 46-0 in season opener Video included

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    It took a lot longer than he had hoped, but Pinewood Prep's second-year head coach Michael Wright earned his first victory at the school on Tuesday night. More>>

    Few answers, more concerns come from GenEarth meeting Video included

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    An ongoing stench in Moncks Corner brought together dozens of residents who say the smell is starting to affect their way of life. More>>

    Attorney: DUI suspect left friend's memorial gathering before hitting and killing teen Video included

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    The path of a driver who deputies say caused a crash that killed a 17-year-old girl on Johns Island days before she was set to begin her senior year appears to have started at the home of another James Island man who died in a plane crash. More>>

    Report: Residents complain of shooting during fight in Charleston

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    Residents of a downtown Charleston neighborhood complained to police about a fight that ended in gunfire on Monday. More>>

    Man arrested in string of weekend fires in Goose Creek

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    The man wanted for starting several fires over the weekend in Goose Creek has been caught, according to deputies. More>>

    Deputies investigate possible drowning off Hunting Island

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    Deputies investigated Tuesday evening a possible drowning near the sandbar at Harbor and Hunting islands. More>>

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