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'Sheltering wings:' Charleston memorial plan conveys solace

Jul. 15, 2018 12:52 PM EDT

Designs for a memorial to nine black worshippers slain at a South Carolina church began not at a drafting table, but with questions from grieving family members to prospective architects. They didn't want to see any drawings until they sat down with the eventual designer to discuss how best to honor loved ones...

The Latest: Fountain, wing-like benches anchor memorial

Jul. 15, 2018 12:50 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on plans for a memorial at a South Carolina church where nine African-American worshippers were slain in 2015 (all times local): 12:50 p.m. The historic South Carolina church where nine African-American worshippers were slain has released plans for a memorial centered...

Report: Woman killed in crash with candidate legally drunk

Jul. 11, 2018 5:51 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — An updated report on a car crash that left a South Carolina congressional candidate injured said the woman who was killed had a blood-alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit. In a new report issued Wednesday, the Charleston County Sheriff's Office said 69-year-old Helen White had...

Driver jailed: SUV killed Danish girl on Charleston sidewalk

Jul. 11, 2018 10:24 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — An 11-year-old Danish girl has died after she was struck by a vehicle while walking with her parents in South Carolina earlier this week. News outlets reported the Charleston County Coroner's Office said Selma Akguel of Middelfart, Denmark, died Tuesday at the Medical University of...

Popular South Carolina city imposes short-term rental rules

Jul. 10, 2018 8:12 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — One of South Carolina's most popular destinations is imposing new rules for residents who use their homes for short-term rentals. WCSC-TV reported Charleston is cracking down people who lack permits for offering rentals through Airbnb, VRBO, HomeAway or other companies. The city is...

Candidate who ousted Mark Sanford leaves hospital post-crash

Jul. 6, 2018 4:39 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina Republican who ousted U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford left the hospital Friday, several weeks after she was severely injured in a car wreck, saying she remains focused on her campaign despite her injuries and recovery ahead. During a news conference with reporters, state Rep....

Teen selling sweetgrass roses arrested at S Carolina market

Jul. 4, 2018 2:48 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A 16-year-old arrested and sent to a juvenile jail after police said he was selling sweetgrass roses without a permit at a popular South Carolina market would have just been taken home if he hadn't fought with an officer, Charleston's police chief said. The white officer had noted...

South Carolina utility rate cut gets board's approval

Jul. 2, 2018 6:23 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Customers of South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. appear likely to get a 15-percent rate cut after the state's Public Service Commission voted Monday to enact the reduction ordered by lawmakers following a multi-billion dollar failed nuclear project. The utility had sought to use a...

Authorities ID victim in crash that injured House candidate

Jun. 27, 2018 4:33 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The son of a wrong-way driver who was killed in a crash that injured South Carolina congressional candidate Katie Arrington told deputies his mother had trouble seeing at night, according to an incident report released Wednesday. The report from the Charleston County Sheriff's...

Arrington won't drop out of US House race after crash

Jun. 25, 2018 3:45 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — U.S. House candidate Katie Arrington is determined to keep running for Congress even after a crash that will likely keep her in the hospital for two weeks, family friend U.S. Sen. Tim Scott said. Scott said the first word Arrington wrote when he visited her the day after the wreck was...