Latest South Carolina News

When pigs flee: Pet potbellied Biscuit escapes family trip

Dec. 10, 2019 5:27 AM EST

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A little piggy named Biscuit is headed home. Police in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, found a 6-week-old potbellied pig behind an area restaurant on Sunday, The News & Observer reports. Earlier that day, he escaped from his family, who was vacationing in the area from North...

Ex-South Carolina QB Jake Bentley transferring to Utah

Dec. 9, 2019 9:59 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Ex-South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley says he's headed to Utah for his final college season. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Bentley said on social media Monday he has committed to the Utes. He will graduate from South Carolina this week, meaning he will be immediately eligible to play....

South Carolina hiring Mike Bobo as offensive coordinator

Dec. 9, 2019 6:34 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina is hiring ex-Colorado State coach Mike Bobo as its new offensive coordinator. The school's Board of Trustees released an agenda of a meeting Tuesday where one item for approval was “R. Michael Bobo Employment Agreement." Bobo has spent the past five seasons at...

Sharks are showing up off the Carolinas as winter approaches

Dec. 9, 2019 11:40 AM EST

Great white sharks are showing up off the Carolina coast as winter approaches. The Charlotte Observer reported Monday that 10 great whites have been recorded off the North Carolina and South Carolina coast in recent weeks. They include one that’s almost 15 feet long and weighs more than 1,300 pounds. ...

South Carolina boy, 5, killed in Christmas parade accident

Dec. 9, 2019 11:24 AM EST

BLUFFTON, S.C. (AP) — A 5-year-old boy riding on a float in a Christmas parade in South Carolina died after being injured in a parking lot where the vehicles stopped at the end of the route, authorities said. Ameer Frazier died at a hospital shortly after he was hurt Saturday at the Bluffton Christmas...

Body found by SC bridge workers identified as missing woman

Dec. 9, 2019 5:38 AM EST

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A body found by bridge maintenance workers in South Carolina has been identified as a woman who went missing last month. The body was identified on Sunday as 55-year-old Tina Marie Williamson, the Orangeburg County Coroner's Office told news outlets. Williamson was last seen by her...

Teacher aims to get kids off phones, into books

Dec. 9, 2019 12:01 AM EST

BLUFFTON, S.C. (AP) — Denise Bowers was on morning bus duty when it hit her: Most of the kids she saw in the parking lot at River Ridge Academy were bent over their phones. The longtime pre-kindergarten teacher was horrified. “What can I do to get these kids outside and exercising?” she...

AP Interview: Warren says voters are ready for female ticket

Dec. 8, 2019 9:06 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Elizabeth Warren said Sunday she believes Americans are ready for a presidential ticket with two women at the top, rejecting concerns from some Democrats that a woman can't beat President Donald Trump. "Sure, why not?" the Democratic presidential candidate told The Associated Press...

Riller's double-double sends Charleston past D-II Coker

Dec. 8, 2019 6:06 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Grant Riller had 23 points and 10 rebounds and College of Charleston beat Division II-level Coker 76-50 on Sunday. Jaylen McManus had 11 points for College of Charleston (5-4) and Osinachi Smart added 10 points and nine rebounds. Noel Pinnock had 13 points and eight rebounds for the...

Gurley scores 29 to lift Furman past SC-Upstate 84-72

Dec. 8, 2019 5:02 PM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Noah Gurley had a career-high 29 points on 11-of-15 shooting and Furman defeated South Carolina Upstate 84-72 on Sunday. Clay Mounce had 16 points for Furman (8-3), which was coming off a heartbreaking 81-78 overtime loss at No. 13 Auburn. Jordan Lyons added 15 points, six rebounds...